Magma Block

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Magma Block
Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif
Magma Block
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

Yes (3)

Transparent

No

Flammable

No
(burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only)

Catches fire from lava

No

A magma block is a light-emitting naturally-occurring block found in the Nether and the Overworld. It causes fire damage when stepped on.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Magma blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Magma Block
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 2.5
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Natural generation of magma blocks in the Nether.

In the Overworld, magma blocks generate at the bottom of ocean ravines and in underwater caverns.

Magma blocks also generate as a part of underwater ruins.

Magma blocks generate as part of ruined portals and bastion remnants.

Magma blocks also generate as part of delta in basalt deltas.

Mineral veins[edit]

Magma blocks can generate in the Nether in the form of mineral veins. Magma blocks attempt to generate 4 times per chunk in veins of size 33, from altitudes 0 to roughly lava sea level,[check the code] in all biomes.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Magma Cream

Magma Block

Usage[edit]

Damage[edit]

Magma blocks damage living entities standing on top of them even if underwater (with exceptions such as shulkers or guardians), dealing 1♥ of damage every tick (although damage immunity reduces this to once every half-second). Walking into the side of a magma block doesn't cause damage. Magma blocks do not destroy items. Damage taken is considered fire damage and is reduced by armor including Netherite armor (which loses durability), the Resistance potion effect, and the Protection and Fire Protection enchantments. The player can avoid being damaged at all, either by sneaking, using a potion of fire resistance, or by wearing Frost Walker boots.

Magma block damage does not set mobs or players on fire, and thus does not cook the animals that it kills. In addition, magma blocks prevent Experience dropping from mobs, unless the player damages the mob within 5 seconds (100 ticks).

Blocks that are the height of a trapdoor or lower (such as snow layers, carpet, repeaters or comparators) do not prevent a magma block from damaging mobs and players above it.

Magma blocks have a few specific death messages. If a player or named pet is killed simply from standing on the block, the death message displayed in chat is: "[player] discovered the floor was lava". If a player or named pet was attacked and knocked back to their death onto magma blocks, the message is: "[player] walked into danger zone due to [player/mob]".

Behavior[edit]

Magma blocks emit a light level of 3.

Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall, much like lava.

Making walls out of magma blocks prevents spiders (but not cave spiders) from climbing them.‌[BE only]

Mobs avoid magma blocks that are in the way. Most mobs do not spawn on magma blocks (exceptions are magma cubes, zombified piglin, ghasts, and squid).

When a magma block's top is lit on fire, the fire burns indefinitely.

Bubble columns[edit]

When a water source is directly above a magma block, a whirlpool bubble column is created, going downward from the highest source block. Anything encountering the bubble column is pulled down, including items, boats, players, and mobs.

A player can restore breath by entering a magma block's bubble column.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSource[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]DescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.stone?0.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone??
?Mining the blockhit.stone?0.5
??Jumping from the blockjump.stone??
??Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone??
?Walking on the blockstep.stone??
?Placing the blockuse.stone?0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Translation key
Magma Blockmagma_block infiniburn_end
infiniburn_nether
infiniburn_overworld
block.minecraft.magma_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Magma Blockmagma 213tile.magma.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.10April 4, 2016Jens Bergensten releases a teaser screenshot of a new Nether block, warning not to step on it.
16w20aMagma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
1.1217w06aMagma blocks now burn indefinitely when set on fire, much like netherrack.
1.1317w47aThe ID has been changed from magma to magma_block.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 213.
18w07aMagma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water, and water does not evaporate above a magma block.
18w08aMagma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines, generating downward bubble columns.
18w09aMagma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aMagma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
1.1620w16aMagma blocks now generate as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha 1.1.3.0Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Magma blocks now generate naturally at bottom of ocean ravines.
beta 1.2.20.1Magma blocks now generate in underwater ruins.
Magma blocks now generate in underwater caves on top of lava pools.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Magma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51A magma block can now melt snow sitting on top of it.
beta 1.16.0.57Magma blocks generate as part of delta in basalt deltas.
Magma blocks now generate as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Magma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines.
Magma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.
Magma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water.
1.90 Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.

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