dec: 159 hex: 9F bin: 10011111
Stained Clay, also known as Stained Hardened Clay, is a colored variation of hardened clay. It is available in the same 16 colors that wool can be dyed, although the shading of the color is less vibrant. Nevertheless, stained clay is a beneficial alternative to colored wool, due to its smoother and softer texture when used in building structures, the fact that fire does not spread when struck by lightning or set on fire, as well as its greater blast resistance. Dyed clay cannot be recolored.
 World Generation
Stained clay can be found naturally in mesa biomes. This yields a large quantity of hardened clay.
Stained clay has the same blast resistance as most other stone blocks, which is significantly higher than the block of clay before being smelted. A block of stained clay when one meter away from an explosion will protect any blocks behind it, though it will be destroyed in the process. Hardened clay has the same blast resistance as stained clay.
 Data values
|0||White stained clay|
|1||Orange stained clay|
|2||Magenta stained clay|
|3||Light blue stained clay|
|4||Yellow stained clay|
|5||Lime stained clay|
|6||Pink stained clay|
|7||Gray stained clay|
|8||Light gray stained clay|
|9||Cyan stained clay|
|10||Purple stained clay|
|11||Blue stained clay|
|12||Brown stained clay|
|13||Green stained clay|
|14||Red stained clay|
|15||Black stained clay|
|1.6.1||13w19a||Added stained clay.|
|1.7.2||13w36b||Stained clay now generates in Mesa biomes.|
|1.8||14w03a||Stained clay replaces wool in desert temples, making Deserts and Mesas the only two biomes where hardened/stained clay can generate, if the Generate Structures option is on.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added stained clay.|
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The 13w19a banner, featuring stained clay. Notice Grum behind the red wool.
The 13w37a Banner showing hardened and stained clay in a Mesa Biome