Prismarine

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Prismarine
Prismarine.gifPrismarine Bricks.pngDark Prismarine.png
Prismarine

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 168 hex: A8 bin: 10101000

Name

prismarine

Jeb twitter.jpg 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[1]


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]

All types of prismarine can be mined using any pickaxe to drop itself. If mined without a pickaxe, the block will drop nothing.

Block
Prismarine
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

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.[upcoming 1.13]

Crafting[edit]

Each type of prismarine can be crafted using varying amounts of prismarine shards, and an ink sac in the case of dark prismarine. All of these resources can be obtained from underwater mobs.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Prismarine Shard










Prismarine
Prismarine Bricks Prismarine Shard











Dark Prismarine Prismarine Shard +
Ink Sac











Usage[edit]

The only current usage for prismarine is decoration or as a high blast resistance building block.[until 1.13]

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.

Conduit power[upcoming 1.13][edit]

Prismarine, dark prismarine and prismarine bricks can be used to activate a conduit by building a structure around it. By doing this, the Conduit will emit 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.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Dark Prismarine Slab
(1.13)
Dark Prismarine Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.
Dark Prismarine Stairs
(1.13)
Dark Prismarine
Prismarine Brick Slab
(1.13)
Prismarine Bricks Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.
Prismarine Brick Stairs
(1.13)
Prismarine Bricks
Prismarine Slab
(1.13)
Prismarine Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.
Prismarine Stairs
(1.13)
Prismarine

Data values[edit]

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]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 Prismarine

1 Prismarine Bricks

2 Dark Prismarine

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 variant
prismarine
Prismarine
prismarine_bricks
Prismarine Bricks
dark_prismarine
Dark Prismarine

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.8 May 17, 2014The first images of prismarine are previewed by Jeb on his instagram page.
May 27, 2014Jeb 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, 2014Jeb names the new block "prismarine".[1]
14w25a Prismarine.gifPrismarine Bricks.pngDark Prismarine.pngPrismarine added, along with its variants.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 18w07a Added stairs Prismarine Stairs.pngPrismarine Brick Stairs.pngDark Prismarine Stairs.png and slabs Prismarine Slab.pngPrismarine Brick Slab.pngDark Prismarine Slab.png for prismarine and its variants.
18w09a Prismarine now generates in underwater ruins.
18w15a Prismarine and prismarine bricks are now used to activate a conduit.
18w20c Dark prismarine is now used to activate a conduit.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0 build 1 Prismarine.gifPrismarine Bricks.pngDark Prismarine.pngAdded prismarine and its variants.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.13 build 3 Added stairs and slab for prismarine and its variants.
1.4 build 11 Prismarine and Prismarine brick now used to activate a conduit.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Prismarine.gifPrismarine Bricks.pngDark Prismarine.pngAdded prismarine and its variants.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.3.12 Prismarine.gifPrismarine Bricks.pngDark Prismarine.pngPrismarine added, along with its variants.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Prismarine", "Prismarine Bricks", or "Dark Prismarine" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • The name "prismarine" was created by Reddit user AjaxGb during a naming contest, where Jeb was looking for a name for the block.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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