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|“||Ice is also a rather charming-looking building block, but its aesthetic properties are rather undercut by its tendency to melt. Locate the rare Ice Spikes biome, however, and you can find packed ice, a variety of the chillsome block which doesn’t turn into a puddle under the glare of light sources. Be careful mining it though, as only a pick-axe with the Silk Touch enchantment will harvest it without shattering the block into nothingy nothingness.||„|
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Packed ice can be obtained using any tool with silk touch. When broken without using a silk touch tool it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Packed ice is found in the rare ice plains spikes biome.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Packed ice is slightly slippery, causing most entities to slide, including items. This also allows for increased speed in water currents by placing the packed ice under the water current.
When a non-full block is placed on top of packed ice, the block has the same 'slipperiness' as the ice below it; although, if packed ice is placed below soul sand, it amplifies the slowing effect of the soul sand rather than making it slippery.
Mobs can spawn on packed ice, unlike normal ice. This can allow for compact mob farms that rely on the tendency of pushed mobs to slide off the ice in some way.
Packed ice is a completely solid block, and allows placement of any objects on top.
Unlike normal ice, packed ice will not melt if placed near light sources.
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added packed ice.|
|1.8||14w26c||Fixed efficiency on tools not speeding up the mining of packed ice.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added packed ice.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Updated texture.|
|Packed ice is now available in the creative inventory.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added packed ice.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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