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#2552A5 (azure)

Data value

dec: 22 hex: 16 bin: 10110

Namespaced ID

Absorption is a status effect which pads the health bar with extra hearts.


Absorption adds 4♥♥ × (level) of extra health to the player, displayed as yellow hearts above the normal health bar. If the player takes damage while under this effect, just the "absorption health" decreases; the player starts losing "normal" hearts once it has completely depleted. Absorption health cannot be replenished by natural regeneration or other effects, and vanishes when the effect ends. Negative levels do nothing initially, but give 4♥♥ × |−level| (that do not vanish) when the effect ends.


Cause Potency Length Notes
Golden Apple I 2:00 When eaten
Enchanted Golden Apple IV 2:00 When eaten
Totem of Undying II 0:05 When revived by it

Immune mobs[edit]

Unknown[needs testing]


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.png How Did We Get Here?Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time.nether/all_effects


Java Edition
1.6.113w24b Added Absorption, obtainable from eating either tier of golden apples.
1.915w37aThe Absorption given by enchanted golden apples has been increased from I to IV.
15w49a Changed effect icon texture.
1.1116w39aAdded totem of undying, which gives the player Absorption.
1.1418w43a Changed effect icon texture again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1 Added Absorption, which was unobtainable at the time.
0.12.1build 1Absorption is now obtainable from eating either tier of golden apples.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha can now be obtained from totem of undying.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0Enchanted apples now give Absorption IV, instead of I.
1.8.0beta Changed effect icon texture.
1.10.0beta Changed effect icon texture once again.


The player with the maximum number of Absorption and Health Boost hearts possible
  • The player can achieve 2068♥ × 1034 health points using a combination of Absorption and Health Boost, which is the highest health obtainable.