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Block states are extra pieces of data that further define a block.

Contents

List of block states[edit | edit source]

Anvil[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 damage
0 Grid Anvil.png Anvil
1 Grid Slightly Damaged Anvil.png Slightly Damaged Anvil
2 Grid Very Damaged Anvil.png Very Damaged Anvil

 facing
north
south
east
west
An anvil pointing north or south is aligned with its long dimension pointing north–south.
An anvil pointing east or west is aligned with its long dimension pointing east–west.
This value is 90° clockwise from the direction a player faces while placing an anvil.

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Standing[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 rotation
0—15 The direction the block is facing:
  • 0: south
  • 1: south-southwest
  • 2: southwest
  • 3: west-southwest
  • 4: west
  • 5: west-northwest
  • 6: northwest
  • 7: north-northwest
  • 8: north
  • 9: north-northeast
  • 10: northeast
  • 11: east-northeast
  • 12: east
  • 13: east-southeast
  • 14: southeast
  • 15: south-southeast

Wall[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the block is facing. For example, a block facing east is attached to a block to its west.
Opposite from the direction a player faces when placing the block.

Bed[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the head of the bed is pointing.
The same direction the player faces when placing the bed.

 occupied
true
false
True when a player is using the bed.

 part
head
foot
The half of the bed in the current block.

Beetroot[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0
1
2
3
Fully-grown.

Bone Block[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
x The bone block is oriented east–west.
y The bone block is oriented vertically.
z The bone block is oriented north–south.

Brewing Stand[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 has_bottle_0
true
false
True when a bottle is in slot 1.

 has_bottle_1
true
false
True when a bottle is in slot 2.

 has_bottle_2
true
false
True when a bottle is in slot 3.

Button[edit | edit source]

minecraft:stone_button
minecraft:wooden_button
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction to the button, from the block it is attached to.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a button.

 powered
true
false
True if the button is currently activated.

Cactus[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–15 A freshly-planted cactus – and a cactus which has just grown cactus above it – each have an age of 0.
The age is incremented at random intervals.
At age 15, a cactus may try to grow more cactus above it.

Cake[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 bites
0–6 Number of bites taken from the cake.

Carpet[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

Carrot[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–1
2–3
4–6
7
Fully-grown.

Cauldron[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 level
0–3 Water level in a Cauldron, "0" being empty and "3" being full.

Chest, Ender Chest and Trapped Chest[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the chest's latch is on.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a chest.

Chorus Flower[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–4
A freshly-planted chorus flower starts at age 0. The age is incremented when a chorus flower turns horizontally and/or generates additional chorus flowers on the same plant.
5
At age 5, the chorus flower will not grow anymore. A chorus flower can become age 5 at any time.

Chorus Plant[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west

 up

 down
true
false
When true, the plant extends out from the center of the plant-block in this direction.

Cobblestone Wall and Mossy Cobblestone Wall[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west

 up
true
false
When true, the cobblestone wall extends from the center post in that direction.

 variant
cobblestone
Cobblestone Wall
mossy_cobblestone
Mossy Cobblestone Wall

Cocoa[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–2 The stage of the pod's growth, with "2" being fully grown.

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction from the cocoa bean to the log.
The direction the player faces when placing the cocoa.

Command Block[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 conditional
true
false
True if the command block is in conditional mode.

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the command block is pointing.

Concrete[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

Concrete Powder[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

Daylight Sensor[edit | edit source]

minecraft:daylight_detector
minecraft:daylight_detector_inverted
Name Value Description

 power
0–15 The current redstone power level produced by the daylight sensor.

Dirt[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 snowy
true
false
If true, Podzol in particular uses a snowy side and top texture.
In-game, this is true when dirt has snow or snow (layer) on top.

 variant
dirt
Dirt
coarse_dirt
Coarse Dirt
podzol
Podzol

Dispenser[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the dispenser will dispense its contents.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the dispenser.

 triggered
true
false
True if the dispenser is activated.

Door[edit | edit source]

minecraft:wooden_door
minecraft:iron_door
minecraft:spruce_door
minecraft:birch_door
minecraft:jungle_door
minecraft:acacia_door
minecraft:dark_oak_door
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the door's "inside" is facing.
The direction the player faces while placing the door.
For example, a door facing east will occupy the west part of its block when closed.

 half
upper
lower
Identifies which part of the door the block is.

 hinge
left
right
Identifies the side the hinge is on (when facing the same direction as the door's inside).

 open
true
false
True if the door is currently open (may differ from powered).

 powered
true
false
True if the door is currently activated (may differ from open).

Dropper[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction in which the dropper will drop items.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the dropper.

 triggered
true
false
True when the dropper is activated.

End Portal Frame[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 eye
true
false
If true, the portal frame block contains an eye of ender.

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction of the end portal frame block.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.
A naturally-generated portal frame will have all blocks 'facing' inward,
for example, the northern three blocks will all face south, and so on.
Only the block receiving the final eye of ender is required to be facing correctly; to activate the portal.

End Rod[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction to the end rod, from the block it is attached to; also the direction the white end points.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing an end rod, and opposite from the purple end.

Farmland[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 moisture
0–6
Not fully-hydrated.
7
Fully-hydrated.

Fence[edit | edit source]

minecraft:fence
minecraft:spruce_fence
minecraft:birch_fence
minecraft:jungle_fence
minecraft:acacia_fence
minecraft:dark_oak_fence
minecraft:nether_brick_fence
Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false
When true, the fence extends from the center post in this direction.

Fence Gate[edit | edit source]

minecraft:fence_gate
minecraft:spruce_fence_gate
minecraft:birch_fence_gate
minecraft:jungle_fence_gate
minecraft:acacia_fence_gate
minecraft:dark_oak_fence_gate
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
For an open gate, the direction the gates swing open.
For a closed gate, the direction the player was facing when the gate was placed, or the last direction the gates have swung.

 in_wall
true
false
If true, the gate is lowered by three pixels, to accommodate attaching more cleanly with normal and mossy Cobblestone Walls.

 open
true
false
If true, the gate is opened.

 powered
true
false
If true, the gate is receiving redstone power.

Fire[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0—15 Newly-placed fire has an age of 0, and fire has a 13 chance of incrementing with each block tick.
This factor affects how the fire extinguishes.

 up
true
false
Fire texture shows on the upper face.
In normal gameplay, this occurs when there is a block above the fire, but none below it.

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false
When true, fire texture shows on that face of the block.
In normal gameplay, this occurs when there is a flammable block in that direction.

Flowers[edit | edit source]

minecraft:red_flower

Name Value Description

 type
poppy
Poppy
blue_orchid
Blue Orchid
allium
Allium
houstonia
Azure Bluet
red_tulip
Red Tulip
orange_tulip
Orange Tulip
white_tulip
White Tulip
pink_tulip
Pink Tulip
oxeye_daisy
Oxeye Daisy

minecraft:yellow_flower

Name Value Description

 type
dandelion
Dandelion

Flower Pot[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 contents
empty The flower pot contains no plant.
rose
poppy
blue_orchid
allium
houstonia
Azure Bluet
red_tulip
orange_tulip
white_tulip
pink_tulip
oxeye_daisy
dandelion
oak_sapling
spruce_sapling
birch_sapling
jungle_sapling
acacia_sapling
dark_oak_sapling
mushroom_red
mushroom_brown
dead_bush
fern
cactus

 legacy_data
0–15 The data values that previously described the flower pot, in versions older than 1.7.2.
Values 0–13 had been sufficient for saplings, mushrooms, rose, dandelion, cactus, fern and dead bush.
16 values was ultimately insufficient to include the 8 additional flowers.

Frosted Ice[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0
Freshly-generated ice.
1–3
Ice with spreading cracks.

Furnace[edit | edit source]

minecraft:furnace
minecraft:lit_furnace
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the furnace opening faces.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the furnace.

Glass Pane[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false
Specifies the directions the panes extend from its center, when attaching to other panes, stained panes or blocks.

Glazed Terracotta[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.

Grass[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 type
dead_bush
Dead Bush
tall_grass
Tall Grass
fern
Fern

Grass Block[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 snowy
true
false
If true, the block uses a snowy side and top texture.
In-game, this is true when grass has snow or snow (layer) on top.

Hay Bale[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
x The hay block is oriented east–west.
y The hay block is oriented vertically.
z The hay block is oriented north–south.

Hopper[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 enabled
true
false

True if hopper can move items to and from its inventory.

When the hopper is being powered by redstone current, this is set to false.


 facing
north
south
east
west
down

The direction the hopper's output points.

The hopper will push items into containers in this direction only.

Iron Bars[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false
When true, the bars extend from the center of the block in this direction.

Jack o'Lantern[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the jack o'lantern's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the jack o'lantern.

Jukebox[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 has_record
true
false
True when the jukebox contains a record.

Ladder[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction from the block the ladder is attached to, to the ladder.

Lava[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 level
0 Lava source block.
1–7 Height of the lava, with 1 being highest.
Also represents the distance from a lava source or a falling lava.
In the End and Overworld, only 2, 4 and 6 are used.
8–15 Falling lava.
This level is equal to 8 plus the level of the non-falling lava above it.
For instance a lava of level 2 will produce falling lava below it with level 10.
The distinction makes no difference in behavior.

Leaves[edit | edit source]

minecraft:leaves
Name Value Description

 check_decay
true The block will be checked for decay.
false The block will not be checked for decay for a while.
Set to this value if the block fails a decay check.

 decayable
true The block can decay.
Set to this value when grown as part of a tree.
false The block cannot decay.
Set to this value when placed by a player.

 variant
oak
Oak
spruce
Spruce
birch
Birch
jungle
Jungle
minecraft:leaves2
Name Value Description

 check_decay
true The block will be checked for decay.
false The block will not be checked for decay for a while.
Set to this value if the block fails a decay check.

 decayable
true The block can decay.
Set to this value when grown as part of a tree.
false The block cannot decay.
Set to this value when placed by a player.

 variant
acacia
Acacia
dark_oak
Dark Oak

Lever[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The block-face on which the lever is mounted.
The direction from the block the lever is attached to, to the lever.
For example, a lever placed on a south-facing wall will face 'south'.
up_x A lever mounted on the floor, pointing east when off.
down_x A lever mounted on the ceiling, pointing east when off.
up_z A lever mounted on the floor, pointing south when off.
down_z A lever mounted on the ceiling, pointing south when off.

 powered
true
false
True if lever is 'on', providing power.

Melon Stem[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0 A newly-planted stem.
1–6 Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7 A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.

 facing
north
south
east
west

The direction from the stem to the melon.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
up
A stem not attached to any melon.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.

Monster Egg[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
stone
Stone Monster Egg
cobblestone
Cobblestone Monster Egg
stone_brick
Stone Brick Monster Egg
mossy_brick
Mossy Stone Brick Monster Egg
cracked_brick
Cracked Stone Brick Monster Egg
chiseled_brick
Chiseled Stone Brick Monster Egg

Mushroom (block)[edit | edit source]

minecraft:brown_mushroom_block
minecraft:red_mushroom_block
Name Value Description

 variant
east
north
north_east
north_west
south
south_east
south_west
west

Only the top face and the specified one or two faces have the cap texture,

and the rest have the pores texture.
center
Only the top face has the cap texture,

and the rest have the pores texture.
stem
The four side faces have the stem texture,

and the top and bottom faces have the pores texture.
all_inside
All six faces have the pores texture.
all_outside
All six faces have the cap texture.
all_stem
All six faces have the stem texture.

Mycelium[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 snowy
true
false
True if the mycelium block has snow or snow (layer) above it.

Nether Wart[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0
1–2
3
Fully grown

Pistons and Sticky Pistons[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 extended
true
false
If true, the piston is extended.

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the piston head is pointing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the piston.

minecraft:piston_head[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the piston head is pointing.

 short
true
false
If true, the piston arm is shorter than usual, by 4 pixels.

 type
normal
sticky
The type of piston head.

minecraft:piston_extension[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 extended
true
false
If true, the block is being pushed by the piston.

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the block is being pushed by the piston.

Nether Portal (block)[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
x The portal's long edge runs east–west (default).
z The portal's long edge runs north–south.

Observer[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the observer is observing. The same direction the player faces, when placing the block.

 powered
true
false
True while the observer is observing a change and emitting a pulse.

Potato[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–1
2–3
4–6
7
Fully-grown.

Pressure Plate[edit | edit source]

minecraft:stone_pressure_plate
minecraft:wooden_pressure_plate
Stone or wooden pressure plate
Name Value Description

 powered
true
false
True if pressure plate is depressed, providing power.
Weighted pressure plate
Name Value Description

 power
0—15 Specifies the redstone power level currently being produced by the weighted pressure plate.

Prismarine[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
prismarine
Prismarine
prismarine_bricks
Prismarine Bricks
dark_prismarine
Dark Prismarine

Pumpkin[edit | edit source]

minecraft:pumpkin
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the pumpkin's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Stem[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0 A newly-planted stem.
1–6 Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7 A fully-mature stem, capable of producing pumpkins.

 facing
north
south
east
west

The direction from the stem to the pumpkin.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
up
A stem not attached to any pumpkin.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.

Purpur Pillar[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
x The pillar is oriented east–west.
y The pillar is oriented vertically.
z The pillar is oriented north–south.

Quartz[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
default
Block of Quartz
chiseled
Chiseled Quartz Block
lines_x
Pillar Quartz Block (east–west)
lines_y
Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
lines_z
Pillar Quartz Block (north–south)

Rails[edit | edit source]

Rail[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 shape
north_south
east_west
north_east
north_west
south_east
south_west
The two directions a rail connects to.
For example, a south_east rail is a curved rail which connects to the south and to the east.
ascending_north
ascending_south
ascending_east
ascending_west
A rail that ascends towards the direction noted.
For example, an ascending_west rail is a straight rail which goes upwards from the east towards the west.

Activator Rail, Detector Rail, and Powered Rail[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 powered
true
false
True if rail is activated.

 shape
north_south
east_west
Specifies the rail's orientation.
ascending_north
ascending_south
ascending_east
ascending_west
A rail that ascends towards the direction noted.
For example, an ascending_west rail is a straight rail that goes upwards from the east towards the west.

Red Sandstone[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 type
red_sandstone
Red Sandstone
smooth_red_sandstone
Smooth Red Sandstone
chiseled_red_sandstone
Chiseled Red Sandstone

Redstone Comparator[edit | edit source]

minecraft:powered_comparator
minecraft:unpowered_comparator
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction from the output side to the input side of the comparator,
or the opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the comparator.

 mode
compare
subtract
Specifies the current mode of the redstone comparator.

 powered
true
false
True if the redstone comparator is being powered.

Redstone Dust[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west
none The redstone dust does not connect in this direction.
side The redstone dust connects horizontally in this direction.
up The redstone dust connects diagonally upwards in this direction.

 power
0–15 The redstone dust's current power level.

Redstone Repeater[edit | edit source]

minecraft:powered_repeater
minecraft:unpowered_repeater
Name Value Description

 delay
1–4 The redstone repeater's delay in redstone ticks.

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction from the output side to the input side of a repeater.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the repeater.

 locked
true
false
True if the repeater is currently locked.

Redstone Torch and Torch[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
up
north
east
south
west
The direction the top of the torch is facing.

Sand[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
sand
Sand
red_sand
Red Sand

Sandstone[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 type
sandstone
Sandstone
chiseled_sandstone
Chiseled Sandstone
smooth_sandstone
Smooth Sandstone

Sapling[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 stage
0 or 1 Specifies the sapling's growth stage.

 type
oak
Oak Sapling
spruce
Spruce Sapling
birch
Birch Sapling
jungle
Jungle Sapling
acacia
Acacia Sapling
dark_oak
Dark Oak Sapling

Shulker Box[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
up
down
The direction the shulker box is pointing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the shulker box.

Sign[edit | edit source]

Standing[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 rotation
0—15 The direction the block is facing:
  • 0: south
  • 1: south-southwest
  • 2: southwest
  • 3: west-southwest
  • 4: west
  • 5: west-northwest
  • 6: northwest
  • 7: north-northwest
  • 8: north
  • 9: north-northeast
  • 10: northeast
  • 11: east-northeast
  • 12: east
  • 13: east-southeast
  • 14: southeast
  • 15: south-southeast

Wall[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the block is facing. For example, a block facing east is attached to a block to its west.
Opposite from the direction a player faces when placing the block.

Skull[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The skull is attached to this side of a block, and the skull's eyes look in this direction.
The direction from the block the skull is attached to, to the skull.
up The skull sits on the floor.
down Not accessible by placing the mob head item.
Appears as an east-facing skull, but with the hit-box of an up-facing skull.

 nodrop
true
false
If true, the skull does not drop as an item.

Slabs[edit | edit source]

minecraft:stone_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 half
top
bottom
Where the slab is within its block.

 variant
stone
Stone Slab
sandstone
Sandstone Slab
wood_old
Wood Slab (with stone properties, no longer craftable)
cobblestone
Cobblestone Slab
brick
Brick Slab
stone_brick
Stone Brick Slab
nether_brick
Nether Brick Slab
quartz
Quartz Slab

minecraft:stone_slab2[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 half
top
bottom
Where the slab is within its block.

 variant
red_sandstone
Red Sandstone Slab

minecraft:wooden_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 half
top
bottom
Where the slab is within its block.

 variant
oak
Oak Wood Slab
spruce
Spruce Wood Slab
birch
Birch Wood Slab
jungle
Jungle Wood Slab
acacia
Acacia Wood Slab
dark_oak
Dark Oak Wood Slab

minecraft:purpur_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 half
top
bottom
Where the slab is within its block.

 variant
default
Purpur Slab

minecraft:double_stone_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 seamless
true
false
If true, the top texture is used on all sides.

Smooth Double Stone Slab

Smooth Double Sandstone Slab

Tile Double Quartz Slab

 variant
stone
Double Stone Slab
sandstone
Double Sandstone Slab
wood_old
Double Wood Slab (with stone properties, no longer craftable)
cobblestone
Double Cobblestone Slab
brick
Double Brick Slab
stone_brick
Double Stone Brick Slab
nether_brick
Double Nether Brick Slab
quartz
Double Quartz Slab

minecraft:double_stone_slab2[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 seamless
true
false
If true, the top texture is used on all sides.

Smooth Double Red Sandstone Slab

 variant
red_sandstone
Double Red Sandstone Slab

minecraft:double_wooden_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
oak
Double Oak Wood Slab
spruce
Double Spruce Wood Slab
birch
Double Birch Wood Slab
jungle
Double Jungle Wood Slab
acacia
Double Acacia Wood Slab
dark_oak
Double Dark Oak Wood Slab

minecraft:purpur_double_slab[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
default
Purpur Double Slab

Snow (layer)[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 layers
1—8 The number of layers thick.
Each layer adds two pixels to the block height, and each layer after the first adds two pixels to the collision box.

Sponge[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 wet
true
Wet Sponge
false
Sponge

Stained Glass[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

Stained Glass Pane[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false
Specifies the directions the pane extends from its center, when attaching to other panes, stained panes or blocks.

Stairs[edit | edit source]

These block states are used by blocks identified by the following ID names:

  • minecraft:acacia_stairs
  • minecraft:birch_stairs
  • minecraft:brick_stairs
  • minecraft:dark_oak_stairs
  • minecraft:jungle_stairs
  • minecraft:nether_brick_stairs
  • minecraft:oak_stairs
  • minecraft:purpur_stairs
  • minecraft:quartz_stairs
  • minecraft:red_sandstone_stairs
  • minecraft:sandstone_stairs
  • minecraft:spruce_stairs
  • minecraft:stone_brick_stairs
  • minecraft:stone_stairs
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the stairs' full-block side faces.

When placed in-game by a player, this matches the direction the player faces.


 half
top
bottom
Top if the stairs are upside-down.

 shape
straight
inner_left
inner_right
outer_left
outer_right
"straight" is the default stairs shape.

"inner" is an "inside corner" stair shape, with two full-block and two stair-shaped side faces.

"outer" is an "outside corner" stair shape, with two stair-shaped and two half-block side faces.

"left" and "right" specify in which direction is the higher part of the step.

Stone[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
stone
Stone
granite
Granite
smooth_granite
Polished Granite
diorite
Diorite
smooth_diorite
Polished Diorite
andesite
Andesite
smooth_andesite
Polished Andesite

Stone Bricks[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
stonebrick
Stone Brick
mossy_stonebrick
Mossy Stone Brick
cracked_stonebrick
Cracked Stone Brick
chiseled_stonebrick
Chiseled Stone Brick

Structure Block[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 mode
save
Save Structure Block
load
Load Structure Block
corner
Corner Structure Block
data
Data Structure Block

Sugar Canes[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0–15 A freshly-planted cane – and a cane which has just grown cane above it – each have an age of 0.
The age is incremented at random intervals.
At age 15, a cane may try to grow more cane above it.

Tall Grass and Flowers[edit | edit source]

minecraft:double_plant

Name Value Description

 half
upper
lower
The half of the plant contained in this block.

 variant
sunflower
Sunflower
syringa
Lilac
double_grass
Double Tallgrass
double_fern
Large Fern
double_rose
Rose Bush
paeonia
Peony

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the plant is facing. This is currently unused in-game.
Upper-half blocks are always 'north', and lower-half blocks are always 'east'.

Terracotta[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

TNT[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 explode
true
false
If true, the TNT will drop primed TNT rather than a TNT item when broken. Defaults to false.

Trapdoor[edit | edit source]

minecraft:trapdoor
minecraft:iron_trapdoor
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the trapdoor swings open.
The opposite from the side its hinge is attached to.

 half
top
bottom
Whether the trapdoor is against the bottom or the top of the block it occupies.

 open
true
false
If true, the trapdoor is open.

Tripwire[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 attached
true
false
True if the tripwire is connected to a valid tripwire circuit.

 disarmed
true
false
True if the tripwire is disarmed, that is, broken using shears.

 north

 south

 east

 west
true
false

True if the tripwire connects in that direction.

For example, if east, west and south are true the tripwire is connected to either tripwire or tripwire hooks in those directions.

 powered
true
false
True if the tripwire is active.

Tripwire Hook[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 attached
true
false
True if the tripwire hook is connected to a valid tripwire circuit.

 facing
north
south
east
west

The direction in which the tripwire hook juts out from the block it is attached to.

For example, a tripwire hook facing north will be attached to a block to its south.

 powered
true
false
True if the tripwire hook is active.

Vines[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west

 up
true
false
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the specified face of the vine block.

Water[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 level
0 Water source block.
1–7 Height of the water, with 1 being highest.
Also represents the distance from a water source or falling water block.
8–15 Falling water.
This level is equal to 8 plus the level of the non-falling water above it.
For instance a water of level 2 will produce falling water below it with level 10.
The distinction makes no difference in behavior.

Wheat[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 age
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fully-grown.

Wood[edit | edit source]

minecraft:log[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
none The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The log is oriented east–west.
y The log is oriented vertically.
z The log is oriented north–south.

 variant
oak
Oak
spruce
Spruce
birch
Birch
jungle
Jungle

minecraft:log2[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 axis
none The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The log is oriented east–west.
y The log is oriented vertically.
z The log is oriented north–south.

 variant
acacia
Acacia
dark_oak
Dark Oak

Wood Planks[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 variant
oak
Oak Wood Planks
spruce
Spruce Wood Planks
birch
Birch Wood Planks
jungle
Jungle Wood Planks
acacia
Acacia Wood Planks
dark_oak
Dark Oak Wood Planks

Wool[edit | edit source]

Name Value Description

 color
white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.8 14w11a Added block states. Only used in the game engine, not saved in world files or used in commands yet.
14w26a Switched to mostly using block states in the code.
1.11 16w32a Enabled the use of block states in commands.