Magma Block

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Magma Block
Magma Block.gif
Magma Block



Yes (3)

Blast resistance






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Data value

dec: 213 hex: D5 bin: 11010101



Jeb twitter.jpg Don't step on it!
Jeb announcing this block[1]

Magma blocks are light-emitting naturally-occurring blocks found in the Nether that cause fire damage when stepped on.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Magma blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Magma Block
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 2.5
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Magma blocks are found naturally in the Nether, around the level of the lava sea, between Y=23 and Y=37. They generate in large veins of similar size to dirt and a similar frequency to blocks like andesite in the Overworld, generating 4 veins per chunk.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Magma Cream

Magma Block

Usage[edit | edit source]

Damage[edit | edit source]

Magma blocks damage living entities standing on top of them even if underwater (with exceptions such as shulkers or guardians), dealing 1 (Half Heart.svg) of damage every tick (although damage immunity reduces this to once every half-second). Magma blocks do not destroy items. Damage taken is considered fire damage and is reduced by armor, shields, the Resistance and Fire Resistance potion effects, and the Protection and Fire Protection enchantments. Armor will take damage, but a shield will not. The player can avoid being damaged at all, either by crouching, using a potion of fire resistance, or by wearing Frost Walker boots.

Blocks the height of a trapdoor or lower (such as snow layers, carpet, repeaters or comparators) will not prevent a magma block from damaging mobs and players above it.

On killing a player, the death message displayed in chat is: "<player> discovered floor was lava". If a player was pushed to their death onto magma blocks, the message is: "<player> walked on danger zone due to <mob>".

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Magma blocks emit a light level of 3. Due to a bug, it can "preserve" higher light levels in some circumstances even after the original light source is removed.

When water is directly above a magma block, there is a random chance the water will be destroyed with smoke particles.

Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall.

Mobs avoid magma blocks that are in the way. Most mobs don't spawn on magma blocks (exceptions are magma cubes, zombie pigmen, ghasts, and squids).

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.10 April 4, 2016 Jens Bergensten releases a teaser screenshot of a new Nether block, warning not to step on it.
16w20a Added magma blocks.
1.12 17w06a Magma blocks now burn infinitely when set on fire, much like netherrack.
Console Edition
TU43 CU33 1.36 Patch 13 Added magma blocks.

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