search
Minecraft Wiki

Minecraft Wiki

797 pages Updated: Sep 26
Wiki BG

Lodestone in Minecraft

The lodestone is a utility block that can be used to alter the direction of compasses to point towards it. It works in all three dimensions of the game. You can find lodestones in bastion remnants or you can craft them.


A lodestone (via screenshot)


How to obtain a lodestone?


Lodestone can be crafted by players or found as chest loot. You are guaranteed to find a lodestone in the bridge chest of bastion remnants. You can also craft your own lodestone with eight chiseled stone bricks and a single Netherite ingot.


Crafting a lodestone (via screenshot)


What is the use of lodestone?


Using a compass on a lodestone will cause the compass to point to the lodestone, which is indicated by an enchantment glint effect on the compass. This effect will work even in the End and the Nether. If the lodestone is broken, or in a different dimension than the compass, then the compass will start spinning randomly, as ordinary compasses do in the End and Nether.


If the lodestone is destroyed while a paired compass is in a chest, shulker box, item frame, armor stand, or any other storage item, the compass does not register that the lodestone is destroyed until the item is retrieved. Placing a lodestone back in the exact place as the original lodestone while the compass is still in a container prevents unpairing.


A lodestone compass pointing to the paired lodestone (via screenshot)


Conclusion


The lodestone is a block that can be used as an anchor for navigation. By using a compass on it, you will always be able to find your way back to where the lodestone is placed. Since bridge chests in bastion remnants guarantee a lodestone, it is better to obtain one there than going through the trouble of crafting them yourself.


FAQs


Q. How do you make a lodestone?

A. To make a lodestone you will need to place a Netherite ingot in the center and surround it with chiseled stone brick, in the crafting grid.


Q. Where can you find a lodestone?

A. You will always find a lodestone in the bridge chest of bastion remnants.


Q. Is lodestone rare?

A. Since the only sources of lodestones are bastion remnants and by crafting them, they are quite rare blocks.

Popular In Minecraft Wiki

Comments

Latest Wiki Pages

Oxidized Cut Copper in Minecraft

Oxidized Cut Copper in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 hr
Medium Amethyst Bud in Minecraft

Medium Amethyst Bud in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 hr
Mangrove Leaves in Minecraft

Mangrove Leaves in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 hr
Mangrove Leaves in Mninecraft

Mangrove Leaves in Mninecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 hr
Minecraft Dimensions

Minecraft Dimensions

Minecraft Wiki 14 hr
The End

The End

Minecraft Wiki 14 hr
Armors in Minecraft

Armors in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 14 hr
Respawn Anchor in Minecraft

Respawn Anchor in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 3 d
Deep Lukewarm Ocean in Minecraft

Deep Lukewarm Ocean in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 3 d
Deep Frozen Ocean in Minecraft

Deep Frozen Ocean in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 3 d
Deep Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Deep Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 d
Dark Forest in Minecraft

Dark Forest in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 d
Deep Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Deep Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 d
Dark Forest Hills in Minecraft

Dark Forest Hills in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 4 d
Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Cold Ocean in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 5 d
Birch Forest Hils in Minecraft

Birch Forest Hils in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 5 d
Birch Forest in Minecraft

Birch Forest in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 5 d
Beach in Minecraft

Beach in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 5 d
Wither skulls in Minecraft

Wither skulls in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 6 d
Amor Stand in Minecraft

Amor Stand in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki 6 d