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|“||I picked Prismarine because 1) it sounds good, 2) it references water with "marine", 3) it references its "shimmering effect" I hinted at with "prism", and 4) it doesn't really mean anything in the real world.||„|
|—Jeb about the name|
Prismarine is a stone-like material that only appears underwater in ocean monuments.
Prismarine bricks are a decorative form of prismarine with a sawtooth-edged brick pattern.
Dark prismarine is a decorative form of prismarine; it is dark, with a tight grid pattern.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
All types of prismarine can be mined using any pickaxe to drop itself. If mined without a pickaxe, the block will be lost.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
All types of prismarine naturally generate as the main blocks making up ocean monuments. Normal prismarine and its bricks are found in large amounts due to the size of the structure. Prismarine bricks make up the 23 pillars below the monument, and appear decoratively throughout the structure. Somewhat more rare is dark prismarine, which encases the 8 gold block reward of the dungeon, and appears in fewer decorative features.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|Prismarine Bricks||Prismarine Shard|
|Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Shard +
Usage[edit | edit source]
The only current usage for prismarine is decoration or as a high blast resistance building block.
The normal prismarine is uniquely useful for decoration as it has an animated texture. The cracks in prismarine slowly cycle in color through aqua, green, purple, and indigo. The full animation for the prismarine texture changes color 22 times in an irregular sequence before the whole pattern repeats; this takes 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Data values[edit | edit source]
Prismarine has an ID name of
minecraft:prismarine and an ID number of 168. It uses its block data and block state to determine which variant of prismarine is displayed.
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.8||May 17, 2014||The first images of prismarine are previewed by Jeb on his instagram page.|
|May 27, 2014||Jeb creates a contest to name the new block. A clearer image of the block texture is also revealed. Jeb also reveals that there's several varieties.|
|May 28, 2014||Jeb names the new block "prismarine".|
|14w25a||Prismarine added, along with its variants.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.16.0||build 1||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added prismarine and its variants.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Prismarine”, “Prismarine Bricks”, or ”Dark Prismarine“ are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The name "prismarine" was created by Reddit user AjaxGb during a naming contest, where Jeb was looking for a name for the block.