Netherrack is a frail stone block found abundantly in the Nether and in blobs below ruined portals. Fire lit on top of netherrack burns indefinitely.
Netherrack can be obtained only with a pickaxe. It drops nothing if mined without one.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Netherrack makes up most of the Nether's terrain, and also generates as part of ruined portals.
Netherrack generates as part of bridge and treasure room bastion remnants.
Netherrack can be obtained by mining nylium without Silk Touch.
In Bedrock Edition, netherrack generates as part of nether portals spawned floating. This is what makes netherrack renewable.
Crimson or warped nylium transforms into netherrack if a solid, opaque block is directly above it.
Netherrack is mostly used as a cheap building block. Because of its abundance and softness, it is often used to construct temporary structures that can be used for scaffolding, blockage, or other purposes.
When netherrack's top is lit on fire, the fire burns indefinitely. Unlike soul fire, this fire can spread.
Using bone meal on netherrack placed next to warped nylium or crimson nylium transforms the netherrack into more nylium.
Analyzing the netherrack in a material reducer, it turns out to be a volcanic silicate rock rich in mercury.[Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education only]
|Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template or
Rib Armor Trim Smithing Template
Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template or
Rib Armor Trim Smithing Template +
|[upcoming: JE 1.20]|
|Nether Brick||Netherrack +
Netherrack can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.1375||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||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||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.22||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.13||1.0-1.1|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.14||1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Netherrack||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Netherrack||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0||preview||Added netherrack, originally called "bloodstone", and referred to by Notch at one point as "netherstone". However, neither of these two names are in common use.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.0||Items now have tooltips, officially naming this block netherrack.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||The texture of netherrack has been slightly changed.|
|1.5||13w01a||Netherrack can now be smelted into a nether brick item, which are used to craft nether bricks, just like how clay balls can become bricks.|
|13w02a||Netherrack now uses the hellrock.png texture in texture packs.|
|1.8||14w27b||The netherrack's texture now randomly rotates depending on position.|
|1.10||16w20a||Endermen can now pick up netherrack.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 87.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of netherrack has been changed.|
|18w47a||The texture of netherrack has been changed, once again.|
|1.16||20w06a||Using bone meal on netherrack can now spread nylium into it.|
|New unique sounds have been added for netherrack.|
|20w07a||Endermen no longer pick up netherrack.|
|20w16a||Netherrack now generates as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals, the latter making netherrack generate in the Overworld for the first time.|
|23w04a||Netherrack can now be used to craft netherite upgrade smithing templates and rib armor trims.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.6.0||Added netherrack, which now generates as the main block of the Nether reactor instead of obsidian.|
|v0.7.1||Netherrack is now flammable.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||The Nether reactor has been removed and replaced by the Nether, and this is now the way to get netherrack.|
|v0.15.0||build 1||Endermen can now pick up netherrack.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of netherrack has been changed.|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Using bone meal on netherrack can now spread nylium into it.|
|Endermen no longer pick up netherrack.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Netherrack now generates as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals.|
|Changed breaking and placing sounds.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|Next Major Update|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Netherrack can now be used to craft netherite upgrade smithing templates and rib armor trims.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added netherrack.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Endermen can now pick up netherrack.|
|1.90||The texture of netherrack has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
Issues relating to "Netherrack" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
A naturally generated netherrack next to soul sand valley.
Enderman holding netherrack. This no longer occurs naturally after the Nether Update, as endermen are no longer able to pick up netherrack.
- ↑ https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/block-week-netherrack
- ↑ "@luitjens yes, and it'd also take away some of the annoyingness of mining Netherstone with diamond pickaxes." – @notch (Markus Persson) on Twitter, November 5, 2010
- Block of the Week: Netherrack – Minecraft.net on June 4, 2018