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 will drop 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, shields, the 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 that are 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. 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.
When a water source is directly above a magma block, a bubble column will be created in the water, dragging down entities that get into it. The bubble column will continue up in the water, until there are no more water sources above.
Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall, much like lava.
When a magma block's top is lit on fire, the fire will burn indefinitely.
Placing magma blocks under water will create a whirlpool bubble column, which will pull down items (including boats), players and mobs.
A player can restore breath by entering a magma block's bubble column.
|Block||Name 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 will 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 will not evaporate above a magma block.|
|18w08a||Magma blocks will now naturally generate in ocean ravines, thus generating downwards bubble columns.|
|18w09a||Magma blocks will now naturally generate in underwater ruins.|
|1.1.3||alpha 22.214.171.124||Added magma blocks.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Magma blocks will now generate naturally at bottom of ocean ravines.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Magma blocks will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Magma blocks will now generate in underwater caves on top of lava pools.|
|1.5.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Magma blocks will 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 will now naturally generate in ocean ravines.|
|Magma blocks will now naturally generate in underwater ruins.|
|Magma blocks will now produce downwards bubble columns when under water.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.9.19||Added magma blocks.|
- Placing a torch over a magma block and then breaking it causes the magma block to emit as much light as the torch.