Chain

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Chain
Chain JE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

5

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Chains are metallic decoration blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

Block drops[edit]

Chains can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Namespaced IDSourceDrops
Incorrect toolCorrect tool
blocks/chainChainNothing (100%)1 (100%)

Natural generation[edit]

Chains generate in bastion remnants and sometimes in ruined portals that generate in the Nether.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition 1.16[upcoming]
Chain Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–10 31.5%
Bedrock Edition 1.16.0[upcoming]
Chain Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–10 31.5%

Crafting product[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Nugget +
Iron Ingot

Usage[edit]

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[1] but it cannot be rotated. Chains do not connect horizontally.

In Java Edition, chains can be pushed by pistons without being broken.

Breaking[edit]

Chains require a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Chain
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 25
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Netherite 0.85
Golden 0.65
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocks? block.chain.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.5? ?
None[sound 1]Blocks? block.chain.fallNone[sound 1]? ? ?
Block breakingBlocks? block.chain.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.8? ?
Block placedBlocks? block.chain.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.5? ?
FootstepsBlocks? block.chain.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps? ? ?

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Chainchain block.minecraft.chain

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Chainchain ?tile.chain.name

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this chain.

History[edit]

Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w16aChain JE1.png Added chains.
Chains currently use the generic metal block sounds.
20w17aUnique sounds have now been added for chains.
20w18aChains can now be waterlogged.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Chain JE1.png Added chains.
Chains currently cannot be crafted.
beta 1.16.0.59Chains can now be crafted.[2]
beta 1.16.0.63Unique sounds have now been added for chains.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Chain" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

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