Stone Bricks

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Stone Bricks
Stone Brick.pngCracked Stone Brick.pngMossy Stone Brick.pngChiseled Stone Brick.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)




Smelting Stone Bricks: 0.1



Data value

dec: 98 hex: 62 bin: 1100010



Stone bricks are one of the materials that are used in strongholds and in the basements of igloos.

Cracked stone bricks are a stone bricks variant which is also found in strongholds and in the basements of igloos.

Mossy stone bricks are another variant, which is yet also found in strongholds.

Chiseled stone bricks are yet another variant of stone bricks. It is found in jungle temples and in the basements of igloos.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Stone bricks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Stone Bricks
Hardness 1.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Regular, cracked, and mossy stone bricks generate as part of strongholds, making up most of the walls, ceilings, and floors.

Three blocks of chiseled stone bricks generate as part of each jungle temple.

Igloo basements are lined with stone brick, cracked at eye level and mossy at foot level, with chiseled brick along the floor and ceiling.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stone Bricks Stone

Mossy Stone Bricks Stone Bricks +

Chiseled Stone Bricks Stone Bricks Slab

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cracked Stone Bricks Stone Bricks +
Any fuel

Usage[edit | edit source]

As stone bricks offer no real advantage over cobblestone, their main use is decoration.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stone Brick Stairs Any Stone Bricks
Stone Bricks Slab Any Stone Bricks

Any mixture of regular, cracked, mossy, and chiseled stone bricks can be used to make stone bricks stairs and stone bricks slabs.

Silverfish[edit | edit source]

Silverfish have the ability to enter and hide in any variant of stone bricks, creating a monster egg of the corresponding type.

Data values[edit | edit source]

All variants of stone bricks have the ID name minecraft:stonebrick, and a numerical ID of 98.

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 Stone brick

1 Mossy stone brick

2 Cracked stone brick

3 Chiseled stone brick

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Stone Brick
Mossy Stone Brick
Cracked Stone Brick
Chiseled Stone Brick

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.7 The file "en_US.lang" contained a reference to this block as " Bricks", giving the first confirmation of their name.
1.8 pre1 Added stone bricks - regular, cracked, and mossy - that occur naturally in strongholds. The different bricks were all called stone bricks in-game. The regular stone bricks can be crafted into stone brick slabs and stairs.
pre2 Cracked and mossy stone bricks now drop themselves when mined.
Official release
1.2.1 Added chiseled stone bricks.
1.3.1 12w18a The variants of stone bricks all received unique tooltips. Chiseled stone bricks was called Detailed Stone Bricks in this snapshot. Before this update, it was commonly referred to as Circle Stone Bricks.
12w19a Renamed Detailed Stone Bricks to Chiseled Stone Bricks.
12w22a Chiseled stone bricks occur naturally in jungle temples. There are only 3 chiseled stone bricks per temple. This was the only way of obtaining them in survival mode.
1.8 14w02a Added crafting recipe for mossy stone bricks and chiseled stone bricks.
June 20, 2014 TheMogMiner tweeted about a smelting recipe for cracked stone bricks.
14w25a Cracked stone bricks can be obtained by smelting stone bricks.
1.9 15w43a Stone bricks now generate within igloo basements, along with their cracked, mossy and chiseled variants.
15w43b Igloos have fewer cracked stone bricks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added crafting recipe for stone bricks.
Chiseled stone bricks are available and are fully functional at the time, obtainable only through editing.
0.6.0 Stone bricks are now used to craft stone brick stairs and slabs.
0.9.0 build 1 Regular, mossy and cracked stone bricks now spawn naturally in strongholds.
Added chiseled stone bricks to creative inventory.
0.11.0 build 1 Added crafting recipe for mossy stone bricks and chiseled stone bricks.
Cracked stone bricks can be obtained by smelting stone bricks.
Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added stone bricks.
TU12 Added chiseled stone bricks.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added crafting recipes for mossy stone bricks and cracked stone bricks.
Cracked stone bricks can be obtained by smelting stone bricks.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Strangely, when smelting cobblestone blocks, the cracked form of stone, they turn into the smooth variant. Yet when smelting perfectly normal smooth stone bricks they turn into a cracked variant. This could be a reference to two different processes: how rocks expand when heated, and causing fissures which could make the stone bricks crack; or simply melting the cobblestone so it reforms into igneous stone.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]