|Catches fire from lava||
Chains are metallic decoration blocks.
Chains can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
|Chain||Bastion remnant||Generic chest||2–10||24.4%|
|Chain||Bastion remnant||Generic chest||2–10||31.5%|
|Iron Nugget +
Chains can be used to suspend bells or both types of lanterns (normal lanterns and soul lanterns), as the chain texture connects to the chain of the lantern seamlessly as if it was part of it. Chains do not require a supporting block to be placed whether it is on the top, next to it or at the bottom. It can exist completely free-standing in mid air and it can be rotated. Chains connect horizontally or vertically, but not across different orientations (so a chain with N orientation does not connect to a chain with E orientation in the adjacent block). Horizontal chains one block above a surface may be walked over. Horizontal chains two blocks above a surface prevent players from traveling past them. Vertical chains block travel if targeted directly, but may be skirted.
Precision is required, but chains can be walked on, allowing for inconspicuous, although somewhat costly, bridges.
Chains can be pushed by pistons without being broken.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||0.5||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.2||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||0.5||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Players||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Chain||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|waterlogged||Whether or not there's water in the same place as this chain.|
|axis||The chain is oriented east–west.|
|The chain is oriented vertically.|
|The chain is oriented north–south.|
|Chains currently use the generic metal block sounds.|
|20w17a||Unique sounds have now been added for chains.|
|20w18a||Chains can now be waterlogged.|
|1.16.2||Pre-release 1||Chains can now be placed in all orientations.|
|1.16.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added chains.|
|Chains currently cannot be crafted.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Chains can now be crafted.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Unique sounds have now been added for chains.|
|1.16.100||beta 188.8.131.52||Chains can now be placed in all orientations.|
- Chain is made out of two iron nuggets and one iron ingot, but its blast resistance is the same as the block of iron.
- A vertical chain, being a solid, but not a full block, allows for many sizes of mobs and players to pass alongside each piece horizontally.
- Despite its name, it cannot be crafted into chainmail armor.
- If a sticky piston pulls a chain that is more than 1 block long, the chain breaks.