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Java Edition 18w14a

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Minecraft 18w14a

Java Edition



Release date

April 4, 2018

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18w14a[1] is the twenty-ninth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.13, which added phantom membrane and the potion of slow falling.



Phantom membrane
  • Dropped by phantoms.
  • Used to repair elytra .
  • Can be used to brew potions of Slow Falling.
Potion of Slow Falling
  • Brewed with phantom membrane
  • Gives the player the Slow Falling status effect for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • Can be extended to 4 minutes by brewing with redstone.
  • Brewing it with gunpowder or dragon's breath will create a splash or lingering potion, respectively.
Arrow of Slow Falling
  • Effects the shot mob with the Slow Falling status effect.


Status effects
  • Slow Falling
    • Causes the player to descend at a much slower rate, and not take any damage when hitting the ground.
    • This allows the player to jump further than normal.
      • If the player is sprinting while under the Slow Falling status effect, they will be able to jump across a gap of over 5.5 blocks, compared to 4 with normal sprinting.
    • Crops will not get destroyed if the player lands on them with the Slow Falling status effect.
    • Higher levels do not change the rate of descent.
  • Added 4 new advancements:
    • Fishy Business: 'Catch a fish'
    • Tactical fishing: 'Catch a fish... without a fishing rod!'
    • A Throwaway Joke: 'Throw a trident at something'
    • Very Very Frightening: 'Strike a Villager with lightning'
  • Added three new advancement triggers
    • minecraft:fishing_rod_hooked triggers when a player reels in an item or entity.
    • minecraft:channeled_lightning triggers when a player uses the Channeling enchantment to strike a mob.
    • minecraft:filled_bucket triggers when a player fills a bucket.


Debug screen
  • F3+C
    • Now gives a warning before forcing a debug crash.



  • Changed texture.


  • Now requires phantom membrane to be repaired instead of leather.


  • Now drop phantom membrane instead of leather.

World generation[edit]

Kelp and sea grass
  • Changed generation rules:
    • Kelp cannot generate in warm oceans.
    • Seagrass can generate in rivers and swamps.


  • Riptide
    • No longer compatible with Loyalty or Channeling.
    • If the player is not in water and it is not raining, the player is no longer able to throw tridents enchanted with Riptide, but they still deal melee damage.
    • Riptide will not throw the trident but instead launch the player forwards.
    • Players now display a spinning animation when dashing.


  • Optimized cloud rendering.


9 issues fixed
From the 1.13 development versions
  • MC-124114 – Parrots are not visible on the shoulders
  • MC-125222 – Kelp can sometimes generate with two tops
  • MC-125311 – Kelp (non-top block), tall sea grass, and bubble columns are missing the translation strings
  • MC-125371 – Kelp (top) isn't an "X" like texture
  • MC-125617 – Kelp can be placed on transparent and non-full blocks
  • MC-125657 – Kelp top texture is always pointing right
  • MC-126633 – Falling block over Kelp or Seagrass drop as items
From the previous development version
  • MC-127297 – Holding down F3+C spams "Copied location to clipboard"
  • MC-127338 – F3+C (copy coordinates) uses @p instead of @s


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 18w14a" – Minecraft.net, April 4, 2018