|Catches fire from lava||
Prismarine bricks are decorative blue bricks with chiseled patterns.
Dark prismarine is a decorative form of prismarine; it is dark green, with a tight grid pattern.
Prismarine only drops itself when mined with a pickaxe. If mined by any other tool, it drops nothing.
|Block||Prismarine||Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Bricks|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
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. Normal prismarine can additionally be found in underwater ruins.
Each type of prismarine can be crafted using varying amounts of prismarine shards, and an ink sac[Bedrock and Education editions only] or black dye in the case of dark prismarine. All of these resources can be obtained from underwater mobs.
|Prismarine Bricks||Prismarine Shard|
|Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Shard +
|Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Shard +
|[Bedrock and Education editions only]|
Prismarine can be used for 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 light blue, green, purple, and dark blue. 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.
Prismarine, dark prismarine and prismarine bricks can be used to activate a conduit by building a structure around it. By doing this, the conduit emits the "Conduit Power" effect in a certain radius, depending on how many blocks are used to power it. Sea lanterns can also be used for this purpose.
|Prismarine Slab or
Prismarine Stairs or
|Prismarine Brick Slab or
Prismarine Brick Stairs
|Dark Prismarine Slab or
Dark Prismarine Stairs
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|Walking on the block||?||?|
|Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
In Bedrock Edition, prismarine uses the following data values:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Gamerscore earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Moskstraumen||Activate a Conduit||Place a conduit in a valid prismarine/sea lantern structure to activate it.||50G||Gold|
|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".|
|1.8||14w25a||Prismarine added, along with its variants.|
|1.13||17w47a||Different block states of |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 168.|
|18w07a||Added stairs and slabs for prismarine and its variants.|
|18w09a||Prismarine now generates in underwater ruins.|
|18w15a||Prismarine and prismarine bricks can now be used to activate conduits.|
|18w20c||Dark prismarine can now be used to activate conduits.|
|1.14||18w43a||Prismarine can now be used to craft prismarine walls.|
|The textures for prismarine have been changed.|
|1.15||Pre-release 1||Dark prismarine is now crafted with black dye instead of ink sacs.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.16.0||build 1||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|1.4.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added stairs and slabs for prismarine and its variants.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Prismarine now generates in underwater ruins.|
|1.5.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Prismarine and prismarine bricks can now be used to activate conduits.|
|?||Dark prismarine can now be used to active conduits.|
|1.9.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Prismarine can now be used to craft prismarine walls.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The textures for prismarine have been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||1.0.1||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|1.90||The textures for prismarine have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.3.12||Added prismarine, along with its variants.|
|— Jeb about the name|
- The name "prismarine" was created by the now-deleted Reddit user AjaxGb during a naming contest, where Jeb was looking for a name for the block.
- The tiling created by prismarine bricks somewhat resembles the prismatic pentagonal tiling, although with most pentagons skewed.