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Clay Ball

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Clay Ball
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes‌[JE only]
No‌[BE only]

Stackable

Yes (64)

A clay ball is the item obtained from clay blocks used for crafting or making bricks.

Obtaining[edit]

Clay balls are obtained when a clay block is broken with a non-Silk Touch tool. Each block yields four clay balls.

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Clay Village Desert house chest 1 14.3%
Mason's chest 1–3 20.8%
Bedrock Edition
Clay Village Desert house chest 1 14.3%
Mason's chest 1–3 20.8%

Hero of the Village[edit]

If a player has the Hero of the Village status effect, a Mason villager might throw that player a clay block as a gift. ‌[Java Edition only] This can be placed and broken to harvest clay balls.

Usage[edit]

Clay balls can be crafted back together to form clay blocks or baked in a furnace to create bricks.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Clay Clay Ball

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Brick Clay Ball +
Any fuel


0.3

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Clay Ballclay_ball item.minecraft.clay_ball

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Clayclay_ball 337item.clay_ball.name

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.
Java Edition
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 337.
1.1418w43aClay Ball JE2 BE2.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
1.1620w06a"Clay" has now been renamed to "Clay Ball."
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
10-13 clay can now be sold to stone mason villagers for an emerald.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Clay can now be found in village mason chests and desert village house chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, stone mason villagers now buy 10 clay for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.
1.90Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.

Issues[edit]

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

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