dec: 168 hex: A8 bin: 10101000
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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.
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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
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.
|Prismarine Slab or
Prismarine Brick Slab or
Dark Prismarine Slab
Prismarine Bricks or
|Prismarine Stairs or
Prismarine Brick Stairs or
Dark Prismarine Stairs
Prismarine Bricks or
|Prismarine Wall||Prismarine||[Bedrock Edition only][upcoming: JE 1.14]|
|Block||Name ID||Numeric ID|
In Bedrock Edition, prismarine uses the following data values:
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Moskstraumen||Activate a Conduit||Place a conduit in a valid prismarine/sea lantern structure to activate it.||Xbox 360||Yes||Yes||Wii U||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 will now generate 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.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Added Prismarine Walls.|
|Changed the texture of dark prismarine.|
|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 will now generate 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.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added prismarine and its variants.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.3.12||Added prismarine, 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.