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dec: 213 hex: D5 bin: 11010101
See § Data values
|— Jeb announcing this block|
Magma blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Magma blocks are found naturally in the Nether, around the level of the lava sea, between Y=23 and Y=37. They generate in large veins of similar size to dirt and a similar frequency to blocks like andesite in the Overworld, generating 4 veins per chunk.
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 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). Magma blocks do not destroy items. Damage taken is considered fire damage and is reduced by armor (which loses durability), the Resistance potion effects, 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.
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 pushed to their death onto magma blocks, the message is: "[player] walked into danger zone due to [player/mob]".
Magma blocks emit a light level of 3.
Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall, much like lava.
When a magma block's top is lit on fire, the fire burns indefinitely.
When a water source is directly above a magma block, a whirlpool bubble column is created, going upward to the highest water 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.
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|1.10||April 4, 2016||Jens Bergensten releases a teaser screenshot of a new Nether block, warning not to step on it.|
|16w20a||Added magma blocks.|
|1.12||17w06a||Magma blocks now burn indefinitely when set on fire, much like netherrack.|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID has been changed from |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 213.|
|18w07a||Magma blocks now produce downwards bubble columns when under water, and water does not evaporate above a magma block.|
|18w08a||Magma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines, thus generating downwards bubble columns.|
|18w09a||Magma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.|
|1.1.3||alpha 126.96.36.199||Added magma blocks.|
|1.4.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Magma blocks now generate naturally at bottom of ocean ravines.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Magma blocks now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Magma blocks now generate in underwater caves on top of lava pools.|
|1.5.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Magma blocks now produce downwards bubble columns when under water.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Added magma blocks.|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Magma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines.|
|Magma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.|
|Magma blocks now produce downwards bubble columns when under water.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.9.19||Added magma blocks.|