Best Y Level for Netherite in Minecraft 1.20

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Netherite tools and armor are some of the strongest items available in Minecraft 1.20. Because of this, Netherite is the most difficult resource to farm efficiently. If you’re looking for a few quick techniques for farming Ancient Debris, you’ve come to the right place. Listed below will be a few of my best tips and tricks for obtaining Netherite fast in Minecraft.

Best Y Level for Netherite in Minecraft 1.20

While Ancient Debris (aka Netherite) can be found at any Y level in the Nether, it is most commonly found at Y levels 10-15. Strip mining at this level will give you your best chance at finding a large amount of Ancient Debris fast.

It is reported that Ancient Debris spawns more commonly around the border of a chunk. To take advantage of this, simply hit F3 + G in Java Edition. In Bedrock Edition, go to Settings, Game, and then enable “Show Coordinates.” You will be at a chunk border when your Z or X coordinates can be divided by 16.

Enabling Chunk Borders in Java Edition will show a yellow border at the edge of each chunk. Strip mine along this border to increase your chances of finding Netherite.

Finding Netherite at a Chunk Border (Image via Minecraft)

It only took me around five minutes of mining at a Chunk Border to find a vein of Ancient Debris.

How to Farm Netherite in Minecraft 1.20

Following the steps above will give you a solid foundation for farming Netherite in Minecraft. However, there are a few additional steps that can be followed to increase your chances.

I refuse to search for Ancient Debris without an Efficiency and Unbreaking enchanted Pickaxe and Shovel. This will allow you to cover as much ground as possible in the shortest amount of time.

If you’re not into strip mining, feel free to explore the Nether to your heart’s content and mine any Ancient Debris on the surface. Using a Spyglass can help you see any Ancient Debris blocks in the distance.

This will take much longer than using the strip mining method listed above. However, it’s not as much of a soul-sucking experience…

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It is important to keep a large stash of Food and Night Vision Potions to make your time in the Nether as comfortable as possible. It gets really dark, and you want to make sure you aren’t missing any of that sweet Ancient Debris.

Now that you know the best Y level for Netherite in Minecraft, you are one step closer to crafting some Netherite Armor.

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