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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 appearance

Beta 1.8 (Beta 1.8-pre1)

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, such as onto walls and ceilings[2][3].

Obtaining[edit]

Vines can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but shears are the quickest. If mined without shears, it will drop nothing.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Vines
0.2
0.3 0.15 0.075 0.05 0.0375 0.025 0.02 0.2

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 2x2 jungle trees will only generate vines on their trunks, and 1x1 trees will have no vines at all. Vines are also naturally generated in oak trees in swamplands. Vines are generated naturally in jungle temples.

Usage[edit]

  • Vines can be climbed, but only when they are next to a solid block. This makes them a cheap alternative to ladders.
  • Vines absorb all fall damage.
  • When descending vines, if the vines overhang an empty space, it is possible to continue descending down the vines as if there were a block there. You can't climb back up the vines without solid blocks behind all of the vine pieces, though.
  • 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. You can also shoot through vines, but skeletons can't.
  • Vines can be used to hide other blocks or passageways such as doors or even portals in a similar way to Paintings. This allows the player to create hidden passageways or concealed blocks.
  • Sneaking on vines causes the player to hang onto them, even if the vines are not next to a block. This can be used to "hover".
  • Breaking a block after vines are placed on it will cause the vines to disappear unless they are still supported by other vines.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Black Bordure Indented Banner

Vines +
Banner




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Black Bordure Indented 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 White Bordure Indented BannerOrange Bordure Indented BannerMagenta Bordure Indented BannerLight Blue Bordure Indented BannerYellow Bordure Indented BannerLime Bordure Indented BannerPink Bordure Indented BannerGray Bordure Indented BannerLight Gray Bordure Indented BannerCyan Bordure Indented BannerPurple Bordure Indented BannerBlue Bordure Indented BannerBrown Bordure Indented BannerGreen Bordure Indented BannerRed Bordure Indented BannerBlack Bordure Indented Banner
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
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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