Nether wart is a fungus harvested from nether wart crops and is used to plant them, as well as being vital in the creation of potions.
Nether wart crops are found in nether fortresses and bastions and is used to grow nether wart in soul sand.
Nether wart can be mined instantly with any tool. A fully mature nether wart crop yields 2–4 nether wart. This is increased by one for each level of Fortune. Less mature stages drop one nether wart, even with the Fortune enchantment.
Nether wart can generate in nether fortresses in soul sand gardens around stairwells. Nether wart can also generate in the courtyards of housing unit bastion remnants. Due to only spawning in these specific structures, it's entirely possible for a nether fortress or bastion remnant to generate without nether wart (though they may still appear in the chests that generate in the fortress).
|Nether Fortress||Nether wart can be found growing near stairwells in small soul sand gardens.|
|Bastion Remnant||Nether wart can be found growing in the central courtyard of each of the sections of piglin housing unit bastions.|
|Nether Wart||Nether fortress||Chest||3–7||19%|
|Nether Wart||Nether fortress||Chest||3–7||19%|
Nether wart's primary purpose is to brew the awkward potion, the base for all potions, but optional for Weakness.
|Awkward Potion||Nether Wart +
|Nether Wart Block||Nether Wart||The nether wart block cannot be crafted back into nether wart.|
|Red Nether Bricks||Nether Wart +
Master-level cleric villagers buy 22 nether warts for an emerald as part of their trades.
When planted on soul sand, nether wart grows through four stages, though the middle two stages use the same texture (the hitbox of stage 3 is three pixels taller). In Java Edition, the exact age can be seen using the debug screen, and the ages range from 0 to 3. Each random tick, nether wart has a 10% chance of growing one stage. At default random tick speed, each nether wart grows one age step approximately every 13653 game ticks (11.3775 minutes) on average, and fully grows from planting to harvest every 40960 game ticks (34.133333333333 minutes) on average. The growth rate is not affected by light or any other environmental factors. Bone meal cannot be used on the nether wart.
Nether wart can only be planted on soul sand, though not soul soil. It can grow in any dimension.
Nether wart is ready to harvest when it reaches its fourth stage (age:3). Breaking a fully grown nether wart drops 2 to 4 nether wart, while an immature one drops a single nether wart. Using a tool enchanted with fortune increases the maximum number of nether wart dropped by 1 per level, for a maximum of 7 for a tool enchanted with Fortune III.
Placing a nether wart into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||0.9||0.72||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||0.9||0.8/0.896||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 2]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 2]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||0.7||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.32||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.17||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.14||1.0|
|Nether Wart||Block & Item|
|Nether Wart||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Block||Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 (6[upcoming: JE 1.20]) crops:|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Added nether wart.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Nether wart can now be brewed in a water bottle to create an awkward potion.|
|1.3.1||12w27a||Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.|
|1.3||The item texture has been changed.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Nether wart can now be used to breed chickens.|
|1.6.1||13w18a||Nether wart is now found in the new chests in nether fortresses.|
|1.8||14w06a||Nether wart crops are now a pixel higher, likely as an accidental result of model conversion. Previously they were offset one pixel downwards like the other crops (wheat, carrots potatoes) to match farmland, although in nether wart's case such a downwards offset hides some pixels of the texture inside of the soul sand.|
Nether wart crops of all ages no longer have a model.
|14w10b||Nether wart crops now have models again. In addition, they are now offset downwards by one pixel once more, hiding the bottom row of pixels again.|
|14w25a||Nether wart crops are now darker and subject to directional shading.|
|14w27a||Nether wart crops are no longer subject to directional shading.|
|14w34d||Nether wart can no longer be used to breed chickens.|
|1.9||15w43a||The average yield of nether wart from nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.|
|1.10||16w20a||Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 115, and the item's 372.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of nether wart crops have changed.|
|19w03a||Placement and breaking sounds have now been added to nether wart. Before this version, nether wart made stone sounds.|
|19w11a||Cleric villagers now buy nether wart.|
|Nether wart can now be planted by aiming against the sides and underside of blocks, rather than just the top surface of the soul sand.|
|1.16||20w15a||Nether wart can now be composted.|
|20w16a||Nether wart now generates as part of bastion remnants.|
|1.17||21w13a||The "crop" template model has changed such that pixels appear in the same physical positions on opposite sides of texture planes, changing the nether wart crop's appearance in the process.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Added nether wart.|
|Nether wart uses a cross model instead of the "hash" shape associated with crops.|
|?||[verify] Nether wart now uses a more conventional crop model.|
|1.1.3||alpha 126.96.36.199||Nether wart can now be used to craft red nether bricks and nether wart blocks.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The textures of nether wart crops have changed.|
|Placement and breaking sounds have now been added to nether wart.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Nether wart can now be sold to cleric villagers.|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Nether wart now generates as part of bastion remnants.|
|The placement and breaking sounds for nether wart have been changed to match Java Edition.|
|Nether wart can now be composted.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||[verify] Added nether wart.|
|TU9||Nether wart now spawns randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.|
|Nether fortresses have now been changed to make nether wart rooms more likely.|
|Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.|
|1.90||[verify] The textures of nether wart crops have now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||[verify] Added nether wart.|
Nether wart "item"
- The following content is transcluded from Technical blocks/Nether Wart.
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Nether wart has an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 115.|
|1.2.5||pre||Nether wart items can now be obtained via Pick Block in creative.|
|1.3.1||12w16a||Nether wart items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the |
|1.7.2||13w37a||The direct item form of Nether wart has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|?||Nether wart exists as an item.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||The nether wart item uses this texture in inventories, when held in first or third person view or as a dropped item.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||The nether wart item now uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.|
- Beta 1.9 Prerelease - 13w36b: Nether Wart
Issues relating to "Nether Wart" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
- Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a block update detector, but can by an observer block.
- Unlike other crimson "plants", nether wart doesn't have a warped equivalent. This is also the case with nether sprouts, which lack a crimson equivalent.