|“||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|
Purpur blocks and pillars can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
|Purpur Block||Popped Chorus Fruit|
|Purpur Pillar||Purpur Slab|
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.
|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.
- See also: Block states
||The pillar is oriented east–west.|
||The pillar is oriented vertically.|
||The pillar is oriented north–south.|
|1.9||June 22, 2015||Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the words "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"|
|15w31a||Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.|
|1.0||build 1||Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU46||CU36||1.38||Patch 15||Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.|
- 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).
- Chorus fruit farming – means to produce materials for purpur blocks in mass numbers