|Catches fire from lava||
Lightning rods must be mined with a stone pickaxe or better, or else it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Lightning rods redirect lightning strikes within an area of 32×4×32 blocks to the top of the rod, which can prevent flammable structures from catching on fire during thunderstorms, and it emits a redstone signal when struck by lightning. Lightning rods also divert the lightning created by a trident enchanted with Channeling thrown at an entity during a thunderstorm, but they won't output a redstone signal. Lightning rods can be oriented in different directions.
Channeling tridents thrown at lightning rods will always create thunder without the need for a mob.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||?||?||?|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||?||?||?|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||?||?||?|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||?||?||?|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?||?|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Item form?||Translation key|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing||The direction that the lightning rod is facing, determined by its anchoring.|
|powered||Whether or not the lightning rod is powered.|
|October 3, 2020||Lightning rods are revealed at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w45a||Added lightning rods.|
|20w46a||The texture of lightning rods has been changed to match copper blocks.|
|The range of lightning rods has been increased from 16 blocks to 32 blocks.|
- According to Minecraft Live 2020, Ulraf had the idea of lightning rods when a lightning strike burned down his wooden house.