Frosted Ice

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Frosted Ice
Ice.pngFrosted ice1.pngFrosted ice2.pngFrosted ice3.png
Transparency

Partial (-2 to light)

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Tool

None

Renewable

No

Stackable

No

Flammable

No

Drops

Nothing

Data values

dec: 207 hex: CF bin: 11001111

Name

frosted_ice

Frosted ice is a translucent solid block.

Obtaining[edit]

Like the nether portal, frosted ice has no item form and can only be placed using the /setblock command. Frosted ice can be easily destroyed without tools. Breaking it with Silk Touch drops nothing, while breaking in any other manner produces water in the same way ice does.

Block
Frosted Ice
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 2.5
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Frost Walker[edit]

Frosted ice is generated by players walking near water while wearing boots with the Frost Walker enchantment.

Usage[edit]

Frosted ice behaves in most ways like ice: it is slightly slippery, causing entities to slide, including items.

Frosted ice naturally melts fairly quickly. The block is created with an age of 0, and is ticked every 1–2 seconds. If a 13 chance succeeds or the block has fewer than 4 frosted ice blocks in the 8 blocks surrounding it, and the light level (including light from the sun) at the block would be greater than 11 minus the age, the age is incremented. When the age reaches 4, the block turns into water and all adjacent blocks have their age incremented (but if these blocks melt also, the effect does not continue to cascade). This does mean that in places with low light levels, such as inside caves or at night, it will never melt naturally.

When a frosted ice block melts or is broken, any adjacent frosted ice block that has fewer than 2 frosted ice blocks remaining in the 8 blocks surrounding it will immediately melt.

It also does not cause sugar cane or crops to fall when ice forms.

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 age
0 Freshly-generated ice.
1–3 Ice with spreading cracks.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Let it Go! Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least one block on frozen water on a deep ocean Yes Yes Yes Wii U, Switch 20G Bronze

History[edit]

Official release
1.9 15w42a Added frosted ice.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 212.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added frosted ice.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Frosted ice is now transparent.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43 CU33 1.36 Patch 13 Added frosted ice.

Issues[edit]

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

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