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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Lapis lazuli is a mineral used for enchanting and decoration.

Obtaining[edit]

Mining[edit]

When mined with a stone pickaxe or better, a lapis lazuli ore drops 4–9 pieces of lapis lazuli. With the Fortune III enchantment, a single ore has a chance of dropping up to 36 pieces.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Block

9

Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Any fuel


0.9

[needs testing]

Villagers[edit]

In Java Edition, cleric villagers may give players lapis lazuli, if they have the Hero of the Village effect.

Trading[edit]

Apprentice-level cleric villagers sell one lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their trades.

In Bedrock Edition, wandering traders may sell 3 lapis lazuli for an emerald.

Natural generation[edit]


Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Lapis Lazuli Mineshaft Chest 4–9 16.9%
Shipwreck Treasure chest 1–10 61.5%
Village Temple chest 1–4 25.4%
Bedrock Edition
Lapis Lazuli Mineshaft Chest 4–9 16.9%
Village Temple chest 1–4 25.4%

Usage[edit]

Enchanting[edit]

1–3 pieces of lapis lazuli can be used to enchant items in an enchantment table.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blue Balloon Latex +
Lapis Lazuli +
Helium +
Lead

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Bed Any Bed +
Lapis Lazuli


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Carpet White Carpet +
Lapis Lazuli

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Concrete Powder Lapis Lazuli +
Sand +
Gravel
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli

Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli

Blue Firework Star Gunpowder +
Lapis Lazuli +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Blue Firework Star Blue Firework Star +
Lapis Lazuli


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.
Up to eight dyes can be added.
Blue Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Lapis Lazuli +
Luminol

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Light gray dye creates a glitched glow stick called item.glow_stick.silver.name.[1]
Blue Shulker Box Any Shulker Box +
Lapis Lazuli


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Stained Glass Glass +
Lapis Lazuli
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Lapis Lazuli
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Terracotta Terracotta +
Lapis Lazuli
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Wool Any Wool +
Lapis Lazuli


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Cyan Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Green Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli

Light Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal or
White Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Magenta Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Red Dye +
Bone Meal or
White Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Magenta Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Red Dye +
Pink Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Purple Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Red Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]

In Bedrock Edition, lapis lazuli can be also used in banner patterns:

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blue Banner pattern Lapis Lazuli +
Banner


Blue Banner image Lapis Lazuli +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Loom recipe Description
Blue Banner pattern White Banner +
Lapis Lazuli

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]

Lapis Lazuli can be used as a dye.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Note: The loom is using the Java Edition interface.

Blue Banner image White Banner +
Lapis Lazuli +
Banner Pattern

Exceptions:
  1. Globe banner pattern;‌[Java Edition only]
  2. Field masoned and bordure indented banner patterns.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Lapis Lazuli can be used as a dye.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Note: The loom is using the Java Edition interface.

Dye[edit]

In Bedrock and Education editions, lapis lazuli can be:

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Lapis Lazulilapis_lazuli item.minecraft.lapis_lazuli

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Lapis Lazulidye 351item.dye.blue.name

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, lapis lazuli has the ID name dye, with a data value of 4.

DV Description
0 Ink Sac
1 Red Dye
2 Green Dye
3 Cocoa Beans
4 Lapis Lazuli
5 Purple Dye
6 Cyan Dye
7 Light Gray Dye
8 Gray Dye
9 Pink Dye
10 Lime Dye
11 Yellow Dye
12 Light Blue Dye
13 Magenta Dye
14 Orange Dye
15 Bone Meal
16 Black Dye
17 Brown Dye
18 Blue Dye
19 White Dye

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.2Lapis Lazuli JE1 BE1.png Added lapis lazuli.
1.2_02Lapis lazuli ore can now be found at bedrock level and now drops 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on singleplayer only. However, servers have not been affected yet.
1.8Pre-releaseLapis lazuli can now be found in mineshaft chests.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aLapis lazuli can now be used to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aLapis lazuli can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.113w19aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained clay.
1.7.213w36aWith the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained glass.
1.814w02aEnchanting now requires lapis lazuli. Different enchantments require different amounts of levels and different amounts of levels now require different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).
Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald, making it a renewable resource.
14w30aLapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners.
1.915w44aThe average yield of lapis lazuli in mineshaft chests has been decreased.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the dye ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
18w11aLapis lazuli now generates in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dye.
Lapis lazuli can no longer be used as a dye.
Lapis Lazuli JE2 BE2.png The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0Lapis Lazuli JE1 BE1.png Added lapis lazuli.
0.12.1build 1Lapis lazuli is now required for enchanting.
0.14.0build 1Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chests in abandoned mineshafts.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker shells.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners, firework stars and glass.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Lapis lazuli can now be found in shipwreck treasure chests.
beta 1.2.20.1Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.10Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dyes.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Lapis lazuli are now sold by wandering traders.
Lapis Lazuli JE2 BE2.png The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Lapis lazuli can now be found in desert village temple chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Cleric villagers now sell one lapis lazuli for one emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Lapis Lazuli JE1 BE1.png Added lapis lazuli.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Lapis lazuli can now be used in enchanting.
1.90 Lapis Lazuli JE2 BE2.png The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, lapis lazuli is a blue gem that may be ground and processed into ultramarine pigment. Lapis lazuli pigment has been famously used in the production of illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and cave paintings. See the Wikipedia article for more information.

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