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|“||Don't step on it!||„|
|— Jeb announcing this block|
Magma blocks are light-emitting naturally-occurring blocks found in the Nether that cause fire damage when stepped on.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Magma blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
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.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
Damage[edit | edit source]
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, shields, the Resistance and Fire Resistance potion effects, and the Protection and Fire Protection enchantments. Armor will take damage, but a shield will not. The player can avoid being damaged at all, either by sneaking, using a potion of fire resistance, or by wearing Frost Walker boots.
Blocks the height of a trapdoor or lower (such as snow layers, carpet, repeaters or comparators) will not prevent a magma block from damaging mobs and players above it.
Magma blocks have a few specific death messages.[Java and Bedrock editions only] If a player or named pet is killed simply from standing on the block, the death message displayed in chat is: "<player/pet> discovered floor was lava". If a player or named pet was pushed to their death onto magma blocks, the message is: "<player/pet> walked on danger zone due to <mob>".
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Magma blocks emit a light level of 3.
When water is directly above a magma block, there is a random chance the water will be destroyed with smoke particles.
Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall.
When a magma block's top is lit on fire, the fire will burn indefinitely.
History[edit | edit source]
|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 infinitely when set on fire, much like netherrack.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Added magma blocks.|
|1.1.3||build 1||Added magma blocks.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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