dec: 168 hex: A8 bin: 10101000
|“||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.[upcoming 1.13]
|Prismarine Bricks||Prismarine Shard|
|Dark Prismarine||Prismarine Shard +
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]
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||Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.|
|Dark Prismarine Stairs
|Prismarine Brick Slab
|Prismarine Bricks||Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.|
|Prismarine Brick Stairs
|Prismarine||Currently included in Bedrock Edition, but requires Experimental Gameplay to be enabled.|
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.
- See also: Data values
- See also: Block states
|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.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||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.|
|1.2.13||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|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.3.12||Prismarine added, along with its variants.|
Issues relating to "Prismarine", "Prismarine Bricks", or "Dark Prismarine" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- The name "prismarine" was created by Reddit user AjaxGb during a naming contest, where Jeb was looking for a name for the block.