Purpur Block

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Purpur Block
Purpur Block.pngPurpur Pillar.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data values

JE: dec: 201 hex: C9 bin: 11001001
BE: dec: 2010 hex: C90 bin: 110010010
JE: dec: 202 hex: CA bin: 11001010
BE: dec: 2012 hex: C92 bin: 110010012


JE: purpur_pillar
BE: purpur_block

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 in the End.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Purpur Block Popped Chorus Fruit

Purpur Pillar Purpur Slab

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

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

Usage[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Block Name
Purpur Block purpur_block
Purpur Pillar purpur_pillar

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states


Name Value Description

xThe pillar is oriented east–west.
yThe pillar is oriented vertically.
zThe pillar is oriented north–south.

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.9 June 22, 2015Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the words "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"
15w31a Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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