Zanite is a mid-tier gemstone used to craft armor, weapons, tools, and blocks. It can be thought of as the Aether's equivalent of iron ore in terms of availability and durability, although Zanite is cheaper than iron. Zanite requires at least a skyroot pickaxe to be mined. Zanite tools and equipment tend to get stronger as their durability gets lowered. Zanite rings, pendants and tools increase mining speed based on how much durability has been consumed.