Minecraft How To

How To Make & Use Lodestone In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make lodestone in Minecraft! Plus, watch our video tutorial below for some examples of how to use it in the game (with a fun mini-game idea)!

Minecraft lodestone is a block that you can place down that will alter where you compass points. Lodestone can be used in the Nether, End, and Overworld.

How To Make & Use Lodestone Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's No
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Make Lodestone

  • 8 Chiseled stone bricks
  • 1 Netherite ingot

Steps To Make Minecraft Lodestone

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft lodestone, you first need to open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Lodestone Ingredients To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 8 chiseled stone bricks and 1 netherite ingot to the grid.

You must add both items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 chiseled stone bricks. In the 2nd row place down 1 chiseled stone brick in the 1st box, 1 netherite ingot in the 2nd box, and 1 chiseled stone brick in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down the remaining 3 chiseled stone bricks. This is the Minecraft lodestone recipe.

Add The Lodestone Ingredients To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a lodestone block in the box on the right.

3. Move The Lodestone To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the lodestone down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Lodestone To Your Inventory

That's it! Minecraft lodestone is a block that you can place down that will alter where you compass points. Lodestone can be used in the Nether, End, and Overworld.

How to make lodestone in Minecraft

Minecraft Lodestone Command

You can also use a Give Command to make lodestone in Minecraft. The lodestone command is available in the following game editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the lodestone command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher lodestone command

/give @p lodestone 1

Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p lodestone 1 0

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