Chestplates have different durability values depending on the material used to craft them.
|Leather tunic||80 Durability|
|Chain chestplate||240 Durability|
|Iron chestplate||240 Durability|
|Golden chestplate||112 Durability|
|Diamond chestplate||528 Durability|
|Netherite chestplate||592 Durability|
In this guide, we’ll show you how to create iron chestplates. What you’ll need:
Step 1 – Mine some iron
0:19 – Using a stone pickaxe, mine eight pieces of iron ore. You can generally find mineral veins in caves or mines.
Step 2 – Smelt the iron ore
0:31 – Place the iron ore in your furnace to smelt it into iron ingots. You can use different fuel sources to power your furnace, we use logs since they’re easy to acquire.
Step 3 – Place the iron ingots
0:47 – Now, place iron ingots in the bottom-left, middle-left, top-left, bottom-middle, center-middle, top-right, middle-right, and bottom-right cells of the crafting grid.
Basically, you place ingots on every cell except the top-middle one.
(You can look at your numpad, if you have one, and the placement on the crafting grid would correspond to the “1”, “4”, “7”, “2”, “5”, “9”, “6”, and “3” keys, which we can refer to as cells 1, 4, 7, 2, 5, 9, 6, and 3.)
Step 4 (Optional) – Don your armor
An iron chestplate! Fantastic job you crafting expert, you! Affording decent protection and respectable durability, the iron chestplate is a solid choice for adventurers.
Just be sure to bring a can of WD-40 on your next foray.