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Vines
Vine.png
Vines
Type

Non-solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

1

Hardness

0.2

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but shears are the quickest

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 106 hex: 6A bin: 1101010

Name

vine

Vines[1] (also called Ivy) are non-solid blocks, 116 of a block in thickness, that can only be placed against a solid block onto walls.[2][3]. They also can be supported by a solid block as a ceiling.

Obtaining[edit]

Vines can be destroyed with anything, but mining them using shears is the only way to collect them.

Block
Vines
Hardness 0.2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.3
Wooden 0.15
Stone 0.075
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.0375
Golden 0.025
Shears 0.02
Sword 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Vines are naturally generated in jungle trees of both sizes will have vines on their trunks and canopy edges. However, player-grown 2×2 jungle trees will only generate vines on their trunks, and 1×1 trees will have no vines at all. Vines are also naturally generated in oak trees in swamplands. Vines are generated naturally in jungle temples.

Growth[edit]

On each block tick, the vine block as a 25% chance of attempting to spread in a randomly-selected direction. Vines will spread to adjacent blocks under certain conditions:

  • Downwards:
    • If the block below is air, each side (north, south, east, and west) with vines has a 50% chance to spread downwards.
    • If the block below is vines, each side of that block without vines on the ticked block will lose its vines, and any other side has a 50% chance of losing its vines, as long as this doesn't result in all sides losing their vines. See MC-61758.
  • Upwards: If the block above is air and there are fewer than 4 other vine blocks in a 9×9×3 area surrounding the ticked vine block, each side (north, south, east, and west) with vines has a 50% chance to spread upwards if that side is backed by a block that vines can be placed on.
  • Horizontally: If the current vine block isn't covering the target direction and there are fewer than 4 other vine blocks in a 9×9×3 area surrounding the ticked vine block, then:
    • If the block in the target direction is air, then it will try:


      • ?
        to



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        If the vine block has vines to the right and that side of the air block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread to the right side of the air block.

      • ?

        to


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        If the vine block has vines to the left and that side of the air block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread to the left side of the air block.


      • to



        If the vine block has vines to the right, and that side of the air block is backed by another air block, and the right side of the vine block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread around the corner.


      • to



        If the vine block has vines to the left, and that side of the air block is backed by another air block, and the left side of the vine block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread around the corner.
      • If the air block in the target direction has something vines could be placed on above it, spread to the top side of the air block.
    • If the block in the target direction is opaque and fills its whole cube, spread to that side of the ticked vine block.

Usage[edit]

Vines can be placed on the side of any block that fills its whole cube and blocks entity movement. They cannot be placed on the bottom side of a block, despite being able to spread there on their own, and a vine block without vines on any of the horizontal sides will disappear if it gets an update from a neighboring block.

Vines block mobs' line of sight, so it is possible to sneak up onto mobs by hiding behind vines. Because of this, endermen can safely be viewed through vines and skeletons will not attempt to shoot targets behind vines.

Vines can be climbed, but only when a solid surface can be pressed against while standing in the vine block. Generally this means a solid block the vines are growing on, but it is possible to climb hanging vines if there is a nearby barrier of some sort.

Vines absorb all fall damage, even without a solid surface nearby. Sneaking on vines causes the player to hang, even if the vines are not adjacent to any surface.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Black Bordure Indented Banner

Vines +
Banner




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Banner
Vines Banner



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Banner- curly border.png
Emblazons a black bordure indented (fancy border)

Dyed Bordure Indented Banner

Vines +
Any Dye +
Banner




Grid layout Arrow (small).png BannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBannerBanner
Vines Bone MealOrange DyeMagenta DyeLight Blue DyeDandelion YellowLime DyePink DyeGray DyeLight Gray DyeCyan DyePurple DyeLapis LazuliCocoa BeansCactus GreenRose RedInk Sac

Banner
Grid layout Shapeless.png

Banner- colored curly.png
Emblazons a dyed bordure indented (fancy border)

Moss Stone

Cobblestone +
Vines




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Moss Stone
Cobblestone Vines



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Mossy Stone Bricks

Stone Bricks +
Vines




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Mossy Stone Bricks
Stone Bricks Vines



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Data values[edit]

Determines the face against which the vine is anchored. Note that (except for Top) these are testable as bit flags, unlike most of the other directional data for other block types. Multiple sides can contain vines. The "top" attachment is assumed to be present if data is 0 or there is solid block above.

  • 1: south
  • 2: west
  • 4: north
  • 8: east

Block state[edit]

Name Value Description

 north

 south

 east

 west

 up
true
false
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the specified face of the vine block.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

When the Adventure Update was showcased at PAX, vines hadn't been given a name, and a mouseover would not show a title. This implies that they didn't have an official name at the time.

Beta
1.8 1.8-pre1 Added vines.
1.8-pre2 Vines spread infinitely down now, but will not spread if there are more than four other vine blocks nearby.[4]
Vines now take as long to break as leaves and drop nothing unless collected with shears.
Official release
1.2.1 12w03a Vines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.
12w04a Players are now slowed when going through vines due to their nature of being a collisionless ladder.
1.5 13w02a Players who die falling off of vines receive a message upon death: "<player> fell off some vines."
1.8 14w02a Added crafting recipe for mossy stone bricks (uses 1 vine and 1 stone brick.)
14w04a Added crafting recipe for moss stone (uses 1 vine and 1 cobblestone.)
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added vines.
Console Edition
TU5 Added vines.
TU9 Vines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Vines" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

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