Gold Ingot

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For a list of all Gold-related objects in Minecraft, see Gold (Disambiguation).

Gold ingots are metal ingots used to craft various items and are used as currency for bartering with piglins.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Gold Ingots are typically obtained by smelting gold ore or nether gold ore. Nine gold nuggets can be crafted into one gold ingot, and a gold block can be crafted into nine gold ingots.

Zombified Piglins have a 2.5% chance of dropping a gold ingot when killed; Drowned have a chance of dropping a gold ingot when killed (5% in Java Edition, 11% in Bedrock Edition).

Gold ingots can be found as treasure in the loot chests of dungeons, abandoned mineshafts, bastion remnants, buried treasure, Desert Pyramids, end cities, Jungle Temples, Ruined Portals, shipwrecks, strongholds, villages, and Woodland Mansions.


Uses[edit | edit source]

Gold ingots can be used to craft armor, weapons, and tools. Gold armor is typically impractical. While it offers slightly more protection than leather armor, it has very low durability. Similarly, a gold sword deals the same damage as a wooden sword, but it has lower durability.

Gold tools can break a block faster than any other tool material, but it's not necessary to craft as gold tools are very fragile. They can perform any task their wooden tool equivalent can, but gold is much harder to come by than wood, which makes them somewhat impractical.

Gold tools, swords, and armor tend to receive better enchantments than their counterparts.

Cleric villagers will trade by buying gold ingots in exchange for emeralds. Piglins accept gold ingots as part of bartering and in exchange provide the player with a random item.

Gold ingots, like iron ingots, diamonds, netherite ingots, and emeralds, can be used to select potion effects on a beacon and give them to a player.

Crafting[edit | edit source]





Gold Ingot Gold Ingot x9
(Shapeless recipe)
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget None None None
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget None Block of Gold None
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget None None None
Clock Gold Nugget x9
None Gold Ingot None None None None
Gold Ingot Redstone Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot None
None Gold Ingot None None None None
Powered Rail Golden Apple
Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Stick Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Apple Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Redstone Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Block of Gold Gold Chestplate
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Helmet Gold Leggings
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot
None None None Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot
Gold Boots Gold Pickaxe
None None None Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot None Stick None
Gold Ingot None Gold Ingot None Stick None
Gold Axe Gold Shovel
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot None None Gold Ingot None
Gold Ingot Stick None None Stick None
None Stick None None Stick None
Gold Hoe Gold Sword
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot None None Gold Ingot None
None Stick None None Gold Ingot None
None Stick None None Stick None


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before Beta 1.2, gold tools had both low speed and durability. Currently, gold tools have a higher speed than netherite and can break blocks about twice as fast as wood tools.
  • Because it's a rare drop by certain mobs, gold ingots are considered a renewable resource.
  • In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, gold ingots were previously required to make the Nether Reactor Core structure. It required 36 golden ingots (all crafted into blocks). However, this feature has now been removed from the game.
  • Gold tools have almost half the durability of wooden tools, with gold ones having 33, and wooden ones having 59.

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