Lava Bucket

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Lava Bucket
Lava Bucket.png





No‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]
Yes‌[Legacy Console Edition only]



Data values

dec: 32510 hex: 14510 bin: 10100010110

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

A lava bucket is a bucket filled with lava.


To fill an empty bucket with lava, use it on a lava source block, or lava in cauldron.‌[BE & PS4 only] The block is consumed in the process. Flowing lava does not fill a bucket.


A lava bucket can be used as an efficient fuel. It has the longest burning value of 1000 seconds, compared to 800 seconds for a coal block (a lava bucket smelts 100 items, and a coal block smelts 80). After smelting starts, the lava bucket turns into an empty bucket.

Lava buckets can be used to break end portal blocks by placing the lava on the side of a block corresponding to a side of an end portal block.


In Bedrock Edition, journeyman-level Armorer villagers buy a lava bucket for one emerald as part of their trades.

In Java Edition, journeyman-level Armorer villagers have a 40% chance of offering to buy a lava bucket for one emerald.


In the Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions, a lava bucket can be used to fill a cauldron with lava. The lava damages any entity standing inside the cauldron, unless the entity is immune to fire damage. Flowing water or waterlogging does not affect the lava in the cauldron.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
Bucket fills item.bucket.fill_lava subtitles.item.bucket.fill ? ? ? ?
Bucket empties item.bucket.empty_lava subtitles.item.bucket.empty ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Lava Bucket lava_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Lava Bucket bucket 325

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, buckets use data value to determine contents. Once used, each data value is set to 0 (Empty Bucket). If no data value is provided, data value is 0.

Bucket Data value
Bucket 0
Milk 1
Bucket of Cod 2
Bucket of Salmon 3
Bucket of Tropical Fish 4
Bucket of Pufferfish 5
Water Bucket 8
Lava Bucket 10


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Super FuelPower a furnace with lavaYesYesYesYes20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png Hot StuffFill a bucket with lavaAcquire HardwareHave a lava bucket in your inventory.minecraft:story/lava_bucket


Java Edition Infdev
June 15, 2010Lava Bucket Revision 1.png Added lava buckets.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.1.0Buckets of lava can be used to fuel a furnace for 100 smelts, consuming the lava and the bucket.
v1.2.6Using a lava bucket on chests and other blocks with GUIs no longer places the lava.
Lava lakes added.
Java Edition
1.814w25aNow shows a lava bucket as the icon when lava is used as a layer in superflat.
1.1418w43aLava Bucket.png Changed the texture of lava buckets.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Lava Bucket Revision 1.png Added lava buckets.
0.7.4Lava buckets can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
Lava buckets no longer stack to 64.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta bucket can now be used to fill a cauldron.
1.10.0beta Bucket.png Changed the texture of lava buckets.
1.11.0beta buckets can now be sold to armorer villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9Dispensers were given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside lava buckets. They could also suck up the liquids if activated again, but did not fill up the buckets with the liquid dropped due to a bug.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Lava Bucket.png Changed the texture of lava buckets.