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|“||It's dark at the bottom of the ocean. Black, cold, and full of unseen dangers. But a handful of Minecrafters, those brave enough to delve deep below the waves, have reported seeing lights in that darkness. Just before they're attacked by spined monsters with a single, enormous eye. Aargh!||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
Sea lantern itself can only be obtained when mined with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch. When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch enchanted tool, it drops 2–3 prismarine crystals. The Fortune enchantment increases the amount of prismarine crystals dropped. This method of obtaining sea lanterns is wasteful though; the 4 prismarine shards and up to 3 of the prismarine crystals used to craft it are non-retrievable.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Sea lanterns generate naturally in ocean monuments as their light source.
|Prismarine Shard +
Conduit power[upcoming 1.13]
Sea lanterns can be used to activate a conduit by building a structure around it. By doing this, the conduit will emit the "Conduit Power" effect in a certain radius, depending on how many blocks are used to power it. Prismarine, dark prismarine and prismarine bricks can also be used for this purpose.
|1.8||May 17, 2014||The first images of the sea lantern are previewed by Jeb on his Instagram page. The texture is different and has a more noticable animation.|
|May 29, 2014||Jeb names the new block "sea lantern".|
|June 11, 2014||Jeb releases the new texture of the new sea lantern.|
|14w25a||Sea lanterns added.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w09a||Sea lanterns now generate in underwater ruins.|
|18w15a||Sea lanterns are now used to activate a conduit.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.16.0||build 1||Added sea lanterns.|
|1.4||beta 126.96.36.199||Sea lanterns now generate in underwater ruins.|
|1.5||beta 188.8.131.52||Sea lanterns are now used to activate a conduit.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added sea lanterns.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.3.12||Added sea lanterns.|
- The animation shows a very faint 'rippling' effect.
The first picture of sea lanterns, along with prismarine.
- "Block of the Week: Sea Lantern" – Minecraft.net, September 22, 2017