Hardened Clay

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Hardened Clay
Hardened Clay.png
White Hardened Clay.pngOrange Hardened Clay.pngMagenta Hardened Clay.pngLight Blue Hardened Clay.pngYellow Hardened Clay.pngLime Hardened Clay.pngPink Hardened Clay.pngGray Hardened Clay.pngLight Gray Hardened Clay.pngCyan Hardened Clay.pngPurple Hardened Clay.pngBlue Hardened Clay.pngBrown Hardened Clay.pngGreen Hardened Clay.pngRed Hardened Clay.pngBlack Hardened Clay.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)




Smelted: 0.1[upcoming 1.12]



Data values
Hardened Clay
dec: 172 hex: AC bin: 10101100
Stained Hardened Clay
dec: 159 hex: 9F bin: 10011111
Hardened Clay
Stained Hardened Clay

Hardened clay (Terracotta in Pocket Edition[upcoming 1.1] and PC [upcoming 1.12]) is a block formed from clay, with a hardness and blast resistance comparable to stone. It can be stained in the same 16 colors that wool can be dyed, although the color is tinted orange.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Hardened clay can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Red, orange, yellow, brown, white, light gray and unstained hardened clay can be found naturally in mesa biomes. This yields a large quantity of hardened clay. Blue and orange hardened clay can also be found in desert temples.

Hardened Clay
Hardness 1.25
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 6.25
Wooden 0.95
Stone 0.5
Iron 0.35
Diamond 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Clay (block) +
Any fuel

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Once hardened clay has been dyed, the color cannot be changed or removed.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Hardened Clay +
Matching Dye

Usage[edit | edit source]

Building[edit | edit source]

Hardened 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 hardened clay when one meter away from an explosion will protect any blocks behind it, though it will be destroyed in the process.

Smelting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Glazed Terracotta
(1.12, PE 1.1)
Matching Stained Clay +
Any fuel

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values

Stained hardened clay has the ID name minecraft:stained_hardened_clay.

DV Description

0 White hardened clay

1 Orange hardened clay

2 Magenta hardened clay

3 Light blue hardened clay

4 Yellow hardened clay

5 Lime hardened clay

6 Pink hardened clay

7 Gray hardened clay

8 Light gray hardened clay

9 Cyan hardened clay

10 Purple hardened clay

11 Blue hardened clay

12 Brown hardened clay

13 Green hardened clay

14 Red hardened clay

15 Black hardened clay

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

'silver' refers to Light Gray.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
April 24, 2013 Dinnerbone tweets the first picture of the hardened clay block, based on a suggestion by BlameTC, to be similar to Native American Pueblos.[1]
1.6.1 13w17a Added hardened clay.
13w19a Added stained clay, colored variants of hardened clay.
1.7.2 13w36b Hardened and stained clay now generate 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.
1.10 Stained clay blocks are renamed from '<Color> Stained Clay' to '<Color> Hardened Clay'.
1.12 17w06a Stained hardened clay can now be smelted into glazed terracotta.
17w16a Hardened clay and stained hardened clay are now called "terracotta".
17w17a Now have unique colors on the map.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added hardened and stained clay.
build 11 Hardened clay can now be used to used to craft stained clay.
Hardened clay can now be obtained by smelting clay blocks.
Upcoming Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Hardened clay and stained hardened clay are now called "terracotta".
Terracotta can now be smelted into glazed terracotta.
Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 Added hardened and stained clay.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Hardened and stained clay now generate naturally in mesa biomes.
Stained clay can now be found in desert temples.
TU43 CU33 1.36 Patch 13 Stained clay blocks are renamed from '<Color> Stained Clay' to '<Color> Hardened Clay'.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Hardened Clay” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. “The silly guesses at what that block is are pretty hilarious. @BlameTC suggested the block, ask him what it is!” – @Dinnerbone, April 25, 2013