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.

Block 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
Purpur Stairs Purpur Block [Legacy Console Edition only]
Purpur Stairs Any Purpur Block [Java and Bedrock editions only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Name
Purpur Block purpur_block
Purpur Pillar purpur_pillar

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name Numeral ID
Purpur Block purpur_block 201

Block data[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 states[edit]

See also: Block states

Purpur pillar

Name Value Description
 axisxThe pillar is oriented east–west.
yThe pillar is oriented vertically.
zThe pillar is oriented north–south.


Java Edition
1.9 June 22, 2015Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the caption "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
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10 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).


See also[edit]