Frosted Ice

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

Partial (-2 to light)



Blast resistance












Data values

JE: dec: 212 hex: D4 bin: 11010100
BE: dec: 207 hex: CF bin: 11001111



Frosted ice is a translucent solid block.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Frosted ice can be easily destroyed without tools. Breaking it with Silk Touch drops nothing[Java Edition only] or the block[Legacy Console Edition only], while breaking in any other manner produces water in the same way ice does.

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

Frost Walker[edit | edit source]

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

Usage[edit | edit source]

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, like inside caves, 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 | edit source]

Block states[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Freshly-generated ice.
Ice with spreading cracks.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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 oceanYesYesYesYes20GBronze

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.9 15w42a Added frosted ice.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added frosted ice.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Frosted ice is now transparent.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added frosted ice.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]