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Purpur Block

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Purpur Block
Purpur Block.png
Purpur Pillar.pngPurpur Pillar X.pngPurpur Pillar Z.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data values

Block: dec: 2010 hex: C90 bin: 110010010
Pillar: dec: 2012 hex: C92 bin: 110010012


See Data Values

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png Purpur is one of the strangest and most otherworldly materials in Minecraft, found in a fittingly strange and otherworldy dimension: the End. The blocks themselves can be crafted from popped chorus fruits, which have been harvested from the angular cacti-like chorus trees, and then gently smelted. But these are no ordinary fruits - when eaten they can teleport the player a short distance. Even weirder, purpur blocks make the perfect camouflage for the mollusc-like shulkers, emerging from their purpurish shells to launch homing missiles at the player.
Alex Wiltshire[1]

Purpur blocks and purpur pillars are decorative blocks that are naturally generated in end city dungeons and end ships in the End.


Purpur blocks and pillars can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Purpur Block

Purpur Pillar
Hardness 1.5
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.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Purpur Block Popped Chorus Fruit

Purpur Pillar Purpur Slab

Natural generation[edit]

Purpur blocks and pillars can be found naturally as part of the structure of end cities.


Purpur blocks and pillars are primarily decorative blocks, similar to other brick-type blocks. They can also be used to craft different variants of the block.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Purpur Slab Any Purpur Block Can use purpur block and pillar interchangeably.
Purpur Stairs Purpur Block Can use purpur block only, not the pillar.
[Legacy Console Edition only]
Purpur Stairs Any Purpur Block Can use purpur block and pillar interchangeably.
[Java and Bedrock editions only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Name

Purpur Block

Purpur Pillar

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name Numeral ID

Purpur Block
purpur_block 201

Block state[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, purpur blocks use the following data values:

DV Description

0 Purpur Block

1 Unused

2 Purpur Pillar facing up/down

3 Unused

4 Unused

5 Unused

6 Purpur Pillar facing east/west

7 Unused

8 Unused

9 Unused

10 Purpur Pillar facing north/south

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states

Purpur pillars have the following block states:

Name Value Description

x The pillar is oriented east–west.
y The pillar is oriented vertically.
z The pillar is oriented north–south.


Official release
1.9 June 22, 2015 Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the words "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"
15w31a Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 201 and 202.
1.13.1 18w32a Purpur pillars can now used to craft purpur stairs and purpur slabs.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46 CU36 1.38 Patch 15 Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.


Issues relating to "Purpur Block" or "Purpur Pillar" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Purpur is the word for a specific shade of purple in multiple languages, including Swedish, Polish, German and Cornish (and French pourpre to a certain extent).


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