See Data values
Terracotta (known as hardened clay in New Nintendo 3DS Edition and previously in other editions) is a block formed from clay, with a hardness and blast resistance comparable to stone. It can be colored in the same 16 colors that wool can be dyed, although the color is tinted orange. The dyed version is known as stained clay in New Nintendo 3DS Edition, and was previously named this in other editions.
Terracotta can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
Red, orange, yellow, brown, white, light gray, and uncolored terracotta can be found naturally in badlands biomes. This yields a large quantity of terracotta. Blue and orange terracotta can also be found in desert temples. Light blue will be generated in underwater ruins.
In 1.14[upcoming], uncolored terracotta can be found in mason houses in plains villages and in some savanna and desert village houses. White terracotta generates in some houses in plains villages. Yellow, orange, and red terracotta generates in some houses in savanna villages. Green terracotta generate in desert village mason house.
|Clay (block) +
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Once terracotta has been dyed, the color cannot be changed or removed.
Terracotta has the same blast resistance as most other stone blocks, which is significantly higher than the block of clay before being smelted. A block of terracotta when one meter away from an explosion will protect any blocks behind it, though it will be destroyed in the process.
|Glazed Terracotta||Matching Dyed Terracotta +
|Light Blue Terracotta|
|Light Gray Terracotta|
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, colored terracotta uses the following data values:
|3||Light blue terracotta|
|8||Light gray terracotta|
|April 24, 2013||Dinnerbone tweets the first picture of the hardened clay block, based on a suggestion by user BlameTheController, to be similar to Native American Pueblos.|
|1.6.1||13w17a||Added hardened clay.|
|13w19a||Added stained clay, colored variants of hardened clay.|
|1.7.2||13w36b||Hardened and stained clay will now generate in mesa biomes.|
|1.8||14w03a||Stained clay will now replace wool in desert temples, making deserts and mesas the only two biomes where hardened/stained clay can generate, if the "Generate Structures" option is on.|
|1.10||Stained clay blocks have been renamed from '<Color> Stained Clay' to '<Color> Hardened Clay'.|
|The name of the stained clay block in general has been changed from 'Stained Clay' to 'Stained Hardened Clay'|
|1.12||17w06a||Stained hardened clay can now be smelted into glazed terracotta.|
|17w16a||Hardened clay and stained hardened clay are now called "terracotta".|
|17w17a||Terracotta now have unique colors on the map.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 172 and 159.|
|17w47b||The ID has been changed from |
|18w09a||Terracotta will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added hardened and stained clay.|
|build 11||Hardened clay can now be used to used to craft stained clay.|
|Hardened clay can now be obtained by smelting clay blocks.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Blue and orange stained clay will now generate as part of desert temples.|
|1.1||alpha 22.214.171.124||Hardened clay and stained hardened clay are now called "terracotta".|
|Terracotta can now be smelted into glazed terracotta.|
|1.4||beta 126.96.36.199||Light blue terracotta will now generate in some underwater ruins.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Patch s1||Added hardened and stained clay.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Hardened and stained clay will now generate naturally in mesa biomes.|
|Stained clay can now be found in desert temples.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Stained clay blocks are renamed from '<Color> Stained Clay' to '<Color> Hardened Clay'.|
|The name of the stained clay block in general is changed from 'Stained Clay' to 'Stained Hardened Clay'|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch s3||Hardened clay and stained hardened clay are now called "terracotta".|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Despite the name change, the ID is still
stained_hardened_clay.[Bedrock Edition only]