Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli.png


Wool dyes


4 (Data)




Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114


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


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 25.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, 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. This does not apply to the Console Editions.

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.

Magenta Dye

Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal +
Rose Red

Magenta Dye

Pink Dye +
Rose Red +
Lapis Lazuli

Blue Stained Glass

Glass +
Lapis Lazuli

Blue Stained Clay

Hardened Clay +
Lapis Lazuli

Blue Wool

White Wool +
Lapis Lazuli

Purple Dye

Lapis Lazuli +
Rose Red

Cyan Dye

Lapis Lazuli +
Cactus Green

Lapis Lazuli Block

Lapis Lazuli

Light Blue Dye

Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal

Blue Banner pattern

Lapis Lazuli +

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]

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.
1.6.1 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.
Console Edition
TU1 Added lapis lazuli.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added lapis lazuli.
0.12.1 build 1 Lapis luzuli is now used in enchanting.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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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.
  • Lapis is renewable ONLY in PC/Mac version (in Console Edition, villagers will not sell lapis lazuli, and in Pocket Edition, villager trading does not exist at all)