Everyone wants to get their hands on the best gear in the game, and we understand that. Unfortunately, the Minecraft 1.20 update has changed the process of crafting Netherite armor to instill a sense of accomplishment upon obtaining a complete Netherite armor set.
Starting with the Minecraft 1.20 update, you will now need to acquire a new item called the Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template. If you haven’t been keeping up with the game updates, you might be confused about why you are unable to upgrade Diamond armor to Netherite. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create Netherite armor in Minecraft 1.20.
Minecraft 1.20: Netherite Armor Guide
To craft Netherite armor in Minecraft 1.20, you will have to combine your Diamond armor with a Netherite Smithing Template and a Netherite Ingot at a Smithing Table. Prior to the Trails & Tales update, players could craft Netherite armor by simply adding a Netherite Ingot to Diamond armor at a Smithing Table. However, now you will need to search for Netherite Upgrade Smithing Templates to create the best armor in Minecraft.
These templates are exclusive to the Nether and are found within Bastion Remnant structures. They have a chance to appear in any chest you open within these structures. They aren’t too rare, so you will likely find at least one in the decaying strongholds of the Piglins.
How to Find Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template in Minecraft
The Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template is one of the many new items added to Minecraft to provide players with more reasons to explore the world. To find the Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template, players must now scour the dangerous Bastion Remnants and search for loot chests. Certain chests in Bastion Remnants have a chance of containing the Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template.
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How to Use the Netherite Upgrade Template to Create Netherite Armor
As in the good old days, you will need to transform your ancient debris into a Netherite Ingot. First, collect four ancient debris blocks and smelt them to obtain Netherite Scraps. The recipe involves placing four Netherite scraps and four gold ingots in a staggered line on a crafting table.
Once you have a Netherite Ingot and a Netherite Upgrade Smithing Template ready, place them on a smithing table alongside your chosen piece of diamond gear and the Netherite ingot. Put the template in the far left slot, the gear in the middle, and the Netherite Ingot in the right slot to create Netherite armor. You can refer to the image above to see how to position all three items.
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That’s it! You have successfully crafted the first piece of Netherite armor. Just three more to go! Repeat the steps for all the other armor pieces to obtain a complete Netherite armor set.