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[edit]Cauldron
Cauldron.png
Cauldron
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

10

Hardness

2

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Item: Yes(64)
Block: Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

1.0.0 (coding only: Beta 1.9-pre2
official: Beta 1.9-pre3)

Drops

Itself

Data values
Block
dec: 118 hex: 76 bin: 1110110
Item
dec: 380 hex: 17C bin: 101111100
Name

cauldron

A Cauldron is a block that can hold water.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

Cauldrons can be obtained by crafting, and can be found in witch huts.

[edit] Crafting

A cauldron can be crafted from iron ingots.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cauldron
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

[edit] Natural generation

A single empty cauldron is generated in each witch hut.

[edit] Usage

To fill a cauldron with water, right-click on the cauldron with a water bucket. A cauldron also has a chance to fill up with water when rained upon.

With water in it, a cauldron can be used to fill glass bottles (turning them into water bottles) or to wash dye off of leather armor. To use the cauldron, right-click on the cauldron with the glass bottle or leather armor. A cauldron will extinguish mobs on fire (including players) who fall into it. Each use (including extinguishing mobs) causes the water level in the cauldron to decrease by one-third. After it has been used three times, it will be empty and must be refilled before additional uses.

Zombies and skeletons in a filled cauldron won't start burning from being exposed to sunlight, but each time they don't start burning lowers the water level in the cauldron and it will quickly empty and stop providing any protection. Endermen in a filled cauldron don't take damage from the water in it.

A cauldron cannot be used to fill an empty bucket, and water bottles cannot be used to refill a cauldron. A cauldron can be filled from a water bucket in The Nether.

A cauldron can act as a power source for a redstone comparator. With a cauldron behind it (possibly separated by an unpowered solid block), a comparator will output a signal strength proportional to how full the cauldron is: 0 for empty, 1 for one-third full, 2 for two-thirds full, and 3 for completely full.

When a cauldron is destroyed (dropping itself as an item), any water inside it will be lost.

A cauldron can be used to wash off the top pattern layer from a banner.

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[edit] History

Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 Added cauldrons. Originally intended to be used for the creation of potions, cauldrons were not assigned a block ID, hence making Potions unobtainable. Cauldrons could be made to work with a mod, where the following was revealed:
  • Cauldrons could be filled with a water bucket.
  • Applying a potion ingredient to the water would cause it to change to a differently-colored lava texture, and adding any further potion ingredients to the filled cauldron would cause the liquid to change color.
  • Scooping out a potion with ingredients applied would cause the potion to have an effect related to the ingredient, e.g. a potion brewed with a Magma Cream would have Fire Resistance as an effect.
  • Note: none of the beta 1.9 snapshots are included in the time machine (the part of the launcher that allows you to pick an earlier version)
Beta 1.9-pre3 The system was deemed too complex and not user-friendly;[1] hence the Cauldron's ability to brew potions was replaced with the brewing stand.[2][3] Cauldrons were given a Block ID and Item ID and made craftable, but all abilities to apply potion ingredients to a cauldron filled with water were removed.
1.3.1 12w22a Cauldrons fill with water if placed outside during rain or a thunderstorm.
1.4.2 12w34a Holding a piece of dyed leather armor and right-clicking a water-filled cauldron will wash away all dyes applied to the leather armor.
12w40a Cauldrons can be found in Swamp Huts.
1.6.1 13w18a When used with a Redstone Comparator, Cauldrons now output a signal varying in strength according to the amount of water inside.
1.7.2 13w43a Cauldrons now extinguish burning entities.
1.8 14w06a Now has extra planes inside the feet
14w10a The cauldron's feet now have planes on all sides
14w30a Right-clicking a non-empty cauldron with a banner will remove the top-most pattern layer.
Console Edition
TU7 Added cauldrons.
TU12 Water will no longer be removed from a water bucket when filling a cauldron in Creative Mode.
TU14 Cauldrons fill with water if placed outside during rain or a thunderstorm.

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[edit] Trivia

  • Arrows "stick" to the water in a cauldron.
  • If you try to sneak over a cauldron, you can still fall in.
  • Inside a cauldron is 0.313 blocks tall.
  • While a cauldron that contains water is being broken, the water will show cracks as if it were a block.

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