- It can be used as decoration. If placed within an item frame, it can act as a trophy to display to other players.
- It is an ingredient required for making beacons, and this is generally the reason why they are obtained.
- Nether stars are immune to any type of explosions.
- Nether stars glow like an enchanted item.
- The nether star, the lodestone compass, the End Crystal, the Book and Quill, and the Enchanted Golden Apple are the only non-potion and non-enchanted items to have an enchanted gleam.
- The nether star is one of only two items that appear when a Minecraft boss is killed, the other being the Dragon Egg.
- Nether stars are not affected by the looting enchantment.