dec: 174 hex: AE bin: 10101110
|“||Ice is also a rather charming-looking building block, but its aesthetic properties are rather undercut by its tendency to melt. Locate the rare Ice Spikes biome, however, and you can find packed ice, a variety of the chillsome block which doesn’t turn into a puddle under the glare of light sources. Be careful mining it though, as only a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment will harvest it without shattering the block into nothingy nothingness.||„|
|— Marsh Davies|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
|Blue Ice||Packed Ice|
Packed ice is slippery, causing most entities to slide, including items. This also allows for increased speed of items in water currents by placing the packed ice under the water current. Mobs do not travel faster in water currents on packed ice.
When a non-full block is placed on top of packed ice, the block has the same 'slipperiness' as the ice below it; although, if packed ice is placed below soul sand, it amplifies the slowing effect of the soul sand rather than making it slippery.
Mobs can spawn on packed ice, unlike normal ice. This can allow for compact mob farms that rely on the tendency of pushed mobs to slide off the ice in some way.
Packed ice is a completely solid block, and allows placement of any objects on top.
Unlike normal ice, packed ice will not melt if placed near light sources.
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added packed ice.|
|1.8||14w26c||Fixed Efficiency on tools not speeding up the mining of packed ice.|
|1.12||17w17a||Packed ice can now be used to play the chime if they are under note blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 174.|
|18w15a||Packed ice can now be used to craft blue ice.|
|Packed ice will now generate in iceberg biomes.|
|pre2||Packed ice can now be crafted from 9 ice.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added packed ice.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Packed ice's texture has now been updated.|
|Packed ice is now available in the creative inventory.|
|1.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Packed ice will now generate as part of igloos.|
|1.4||beta 220.127.116.11||Packed ice will now generate naturally in iceberg biomes.|
|Packed ice is now used to craft blue ice.|
|1.8||beta 18.104.22.168||Packed ice can now be crafted using 9 ice.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added packed ice.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added Packed Ice.|
- "Week of the Block: Ice" – Minecraft.net, March 17, 2017