dec: 168 hex: A8 bin: 10101000
See Data values
|“||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.
All types of prismarine can be mined using any pickaxe to drop itself. If mined without a pickaxe, the block will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
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.
|Prismarine Bricks||Prismarine Shard|
|Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Shard +
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 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.
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.
|Dark Prismarine Slab||Dark Prismarine|
|Dark Prismarine Stairs||Dark Prismarine|
|Prismarine Brick Slab||Prismarine Bricks|
|Prismarine Brick Stairs||Prismarine Bricks|
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, prismarine uses the following data values:
|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.|
|1.13||17w47a||Different block states of
|18w07a||Added stairs and slabs 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||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|1.4||beta 22.214.171.124||Added stairs and slab for prismarine and its variants.|
|1.5||beta 126.96.36.199||Prismarine and Prismarine brick now used to activate a conduit.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.3.12||Prismarine added, along with its variants.|
- The name "prismarine" was created by Reddit user AjaxGb during a naming contest, where Jeb was looking for a name for the block.