|This page contains content that is no longer in the game.
These features only exist in outdated versions of Minecraft.
Before 1.8, blocks could only be broken using the proper tool. Below is a list of which tools can break each block.
Anything[edit | edit source]
These blocks can be broken using anything.
mushrooms (excluding full block plants)
tripwire hooks, and
Glass panes and
stained glass panes
Snow (layer) (a shovel is required to obtain snowballs.)
redstone repeaters and
Vines (shears are required to obtain the item.)
Axe[edit | edit source]
These blocks can be broken using any type of axe.
Wood pressure plates
Pickaxe[edit | edit source]
These blocks can be broken using any type of pickaxe. All pickaxes can break each block, even if the pickaxe is not a high enough level to collect the resource.
All mineral blocks
Hardened clay and
Nether brick fences
Stone slabs (any type excluding wooden slabs)
Stone Stairs (any type excluding wooden stairs)
Sandstone (all types)
stone pressure plates
Shovel[edit | edit source]
These blocks can be broken using any type of shovel.
Shears[edit | edit source]
These blocks can be broken using shears.
Special[edit | edit source]
These blocks cannot be broken directly, but can be removed using other methods.
|Cannot be destroyed directly but can be removed by placing a block next to it, or by removing the sand below it.|
|Cannot be destroyed directly but can be removed by eating, or by removing the block below it.|
|Extinguished with the tool used for the block the player is aiming at behind the actual fire and will not degrade the tool unless the target block is broken. However, if the player has one handy, dousing the fire with a Water Bucket works just as well.|
|Cannot be destroyed directly but can be detonated. The player should exercise caution if valuable items are nearby.|
Unbreakable[edit | edit source]
These blocks cannot be broken, no matter what tool is used. They still may be broken using explosions if the blast resistance is low enough.