Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli.png

Type

Wool dyes

Durability

4 (Data)

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114

Name

dye 4

Lapis lazuli is a primary color dye and an enchanting item.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

When mined with a stone pickaxe or better, a block of lapis lazuli ore will drop 4–8 pieces of lapis lazuli. With the Fortune Ⅲ enchantment, a single block has a chance of dropping up to 32 pieces.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Block











9

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Any fuel









Trading[edit | edit source]

Cleric villagers sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their second tier of trades.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Lapis lazuli can be found in 17.0% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts in stacks of 4–9.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Dye[edit | edit source]

Like all other dyes, lapis lazuli can be:

Enchanting[edit | edit source]

1–3 pieces of lapis lazuli are used to enchant items in an enchantment table.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blue Firework Star Gunpowder +
Lapis Lazuli +
Diamond or
Glowstone Dust or
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge


















Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Blue Hardened Clay Hardened Clay +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Shulker Box Any Shulker Box +
Lapis Lazuli



























Blue Stained Glass Glass +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Wool White Wool +
Lapis Lazuli












Cyan Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Cactus Green
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli











Light Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal
Magenta Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal +
Rose Red
Magenta Dye Pink Dye +
Rose Red +
Lapis Lazuli
Purple Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Rose Red
Blue Banner pattern Lapis Lazuli +
Banner


































































































































































































































































































































Blue Banner image Lapis Lazuli +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple






















Data values[edit | edit source]

Lapis lazuli has the ID name minecraft:dye, with a data value of 4.

DV Description

0 Ink Sac

1 Rose Red

2 Cactus Green

3 Cocoa Beans

4 Lapis Lazuli

5 Purple Dye

6 Cyan Dye

7 Light Gray Dye

8 Gray Dye

9 Pink Dye

10 Lime Dye

11 Dandelion Yellow

12 Light Blue Dye

13 Magenta Dye

14 Orange Dye

15 Bone Meal

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Beta
1.2 Added lapis lazuli.
1.2_02 Lapis lazuli ore can be found at bedrock level and now it drops 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on single player only (Minecraft beta servers have not been affected yet).
1.8 Lapis lazuli can be found in mineshaft chests.
Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Added the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.6 12w49a Lapis lazuli can be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.1 13w19a Stained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.2 13w36a With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41a Stained glass can now be crafted.
1.8 14w02a Enchanting requires lapis lazuli, different enchantments that requires different amount of levels requires different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).
Lapis lazuli was made a renewable resource, as Villagers now trade lapis lazuli.
14w30a Added banners which can be dyed.
1.9 15w44a Decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added lapis lazuli.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Lapis is now used in enchanting.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added lapis lazuli.
0.12.1 build 1 Lapis lazuli is now used in enchanting.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life, lapis lazuli is a medium hard stone used for making jewelry and as a pigment.