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First Appearance Java Edition: 1.16 20w13a
Type of Block Utility block
Stackable Yes 64

A lodestone is a utility block that can be used to alter compasses to point towards it. It is usable in all three dimensions. It can be crafted using eight Chiseled Stone Bricks and one Netherite Ingot, or found in a chest in a bastion remnant bridge.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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Chiseled Stone Bricks Netherite Ingot Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Usage[edit | edit source]

By using the Use Item/Place Block button with a compass on the lodestone, the compass will continuously point towards the lodestone. This allows for players to navigate through the Nether or the End with the compass, since it gives the player a set direction to follow.  The compass will gain the purple enchantment effect, as if it was enchanted using an enchantment table or anvil.

If a lodestone compass is removed from the dimension where the lodestone is placed, or if the lodestone is broken, the compass will point aimlessly, similar to how a regular compass unattached to a lodestone acts within the Nether or the End.  A compass attached to a lodestone cannot be reverted back to a normal compass, by breaking the lodestone or otherwise.

If a compass already connected to a lodestone is reused on a different lodestone, that compass will change to point towards the newer lodestone.

Mining[edit | edit source]

A Lodestone requires a pickaxe to harvest; otherwise, it will drop nothing.

Tool This block requires Pickaxe to be mined
Hardness 3.5
Breaking time[note 1]
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If you break it whilst the compass is linked, the pointer will behave exactly like it does in the Nether or the End.
  • The lodestone can be used regardless of dimension.
  • Although lodestone is made with netherite it is not immune to lava.
  • If used in a dimension other then the one in which the connected Lodestone is placed, a lodestone compass will go haywire, like a normal compass in any dimension other then the Overworld.
  • The advancement "Country Lode, Take Me Home" is a reference to the lyrics of the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver.

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