Prismarine Crystals

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Prismarine Crystals
Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Prismarine crystals are items obtained by defeating guardians or elder guardians. They are used to craft sea lanterns.

Obtaining[edit]

Drops[edit]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 40% chance and 13 chance, respectively, of dropping prismarine crystals upon death. The maximum drop count is increased by one per level of Looting.

Sea lanterns[edit]

Prismarine crystals are dropped by sea lanterns when not using a Silk Touch tool. They drop 2–3 crystals each time, which can be increased to a maximum of 5 using the Fortune enchantment.

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Prismarine Crystals Buried treasure Chest 1–5 53.1%
Bedrock Edition
Prismarine Crystals Buried treasure Chest 1–5 18.9%

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Sea Lantern Prismarine Shard +
Prismarine Crystals

Sea Lantern

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Prismarine Crystalsprismarine_crystals item.minecraft.prismarine_crystals

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Prismarine Crystalsprismarine_crystals 422item.prismarine_crystals.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.814w25aPrismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
1.915w43aThe chance of guardians and elder guardians dropping prismarine crystals upon death has now been increased, from 33% to 40%.
15w43bThe chance of elder guardians dropping crystals upon death has now been reverted back to 33%. However, the chance for guardians to drop them is still 40%.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 410.
18w10aPrismarine crystals now generate in buried treasure chests.
1.1418w43aPrismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0build 1Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Prismarine crystals can now be found inside buried treasure chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
1.90Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.3.12Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.

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