The Nether was introduced to Minecraft through a Halloween update and it’s often an exciting but dangerous location to explore. When players successfully craft a Nether Portal, they’ll be introduced to a hellish, dimly lit location full of lava and bedrock. However, this particular location proves to be useful for finding a large amount of Soul Sand, Glowstone, along with the ability to grow Cacti. Enemies are also abundant within the Nether where players will have to fend off against Ghasts, Zombie Pigmen, Blazes, Magma Cubes, and Wither Skeletons.
If you frequent the Nether often and are looking for particular mods that will improve your experience then take a look at our list of favorite Nether-based mods. We have listed mods that will help change the overall look of the Nether and adds new items to pick up while exploring. Make sure to let us know if you have a mod perfect for exploring the Nether by leaving us a comment down below.
Link: Minecraft Forum
The NetherX is a pretty hefty mod that adds a ton of content into, if you haven’t guessed it already, the Nether. If you felt like the Nether was a bit too lacking then this mod should change your mind since it will bring in brand new ores, dungeons, tools, armor, liquids, mobs, and even a few biomes. This may be the only mod you’ll even want to download to improve the Nether simply because of how much content it brings along with it.
In all honestly, we’re barely scratching the surface of what all comes packed in the NetherX mod. Gamers can use Ichorite Shards as fertilizer on Nether Warts. There are the fearsome Gluttons which is a new mob that will eat any food you have in your inventory while attacking, among various other new additions to mobs within the Nether, plus there’s finally new blocks to mine such as Venomite, an iron-based block.
Biomes O’ Plenty
Link: Curse Forge
You’ve likely heard of Biomes O’ Plenty as it’s a mod that doesn’t strictly deal with the Nether. Instead, this mod adds tons of new biomes and locations within the game’s Overworld. While gamers can easily get lost in one of the over fifty new biomes within the Overworld, you could easily forget the new additions placed within the Nether. There are six new biomes within the Nether, all of which comes with their unique appearance and treasures within.
Take for example the pools of blood that are now present. Blood within the Nether acts similar to a counterpart of water within the Overworld, but instead of water quickly evaporating when it reaches the intense heat of the Nether, blood will remain a constant. This means that gamers can use blood as a means to grow crops or even put out fires. Besides pools of blood, you’ll find areas with bones which can be used as fertilizer or giant wasp hives that will protect the sweet honey within their nests.
Link: Minecraft Forum
Gany’s Nether, for the most part, adds a ton of new useful items within the hellish world. After all, what good is the Nether if there are no goodies to mine out? We could sit here all day and go over the fine details of the Gany’s Nether mod but let’s highlight some of the noteworthy items it comes packed with. For starters, there are new armor pieces which not only work well within the Nether but it also has a nice little animation around your character.
The new Soul Chest will automatically fill itself with items that are nearby, Volcanic Furnaces are powered by nearby lava, essentially never running out of fuel, and lastly there are a ton of weapons such as scepters that can send out a bolt of lightning to strike down enemies.
Nether Essence is a small mod that only brings in about two items, but it’s useful enough to add it to the list. This mod is based around the Nether Essence which is basically used to craft gunpowder out of six pieces of Netherrack, two Soul Sand’s, and lastly one bucket of water. This will give you an item known the Essence, but if you combine that with Redstone and Coal, you’ll get gunpowder. This is a safer method in retrieving gunpowder compared to harvesting it from Creepers.
Additionally, the Nether Essence mod adds a new light source. If gamers harvest the newly added Essence item from this mod then you could craft yourself a light source which can illuminate a larger area when glowstone is used.
Link: Minecraft Form
This is another small little mod that adds just a tiny feature into the game, but it makes a massive difference and is still worth the download. The mod is called MAtmos and it adds new sounds over the default ones packed within Minecraft. Instead of the different animal or mob noises when you come across them in the game, MAtmos adds all sorts of ambient noises. This goes for the Nether as well as the mod just makes the ambiance of the Nether so creepy matching the aesthetics of this hellish world wonderfully horrifying.