Soul Soil

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Not to be confused with Soul Sand.
Soul Soil
Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes‌[Java Edition only][upcoming: BE 1.16.100]

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No
(burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only)

Catches fire from lava

No

Soul soil is a block naturally found only in the soul sand valley.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Soul soil drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, but a shovel is the fastest way to break it.

Soul sand can be converted into soul soil by crafting and subsequently breaking a soul campfire using soul sand in the creation of the campfire.

Block Soul Soil
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.25
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Soul soil generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome.

Usage[edit]

Unlike soul sand, soul soil does not slow mobs down.

Fire[edit]

Fire lit on soul soil becomes soul fire.

Withers[edit]

The wither build configuration (with soul soil).

4 blocks of soul soil (or soul sand) are used in the construction of a wither.

Basalt[edit]

Lava on top of soul soil and directly adjacent to blue ice turns into basalt. Re-producing basalt this way can comprise a "basalt generator."

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Soul Campfire Stick +
Soul Soil +
Any Log or Stem or
Any Stripped Log or Stem or
Any Wood or Hyphae or
Any Stripped Wood or Hyphae

Soul Torch Coal or
Charcoal +
Stick +
Soul Soil

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.soul_soil.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.8??
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.soul_soil.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.soul_soil.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.66??
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.soul_soil.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.8??
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.soul_soil.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)Translation key
Soul Soilsoul_soil soul_fire_base_blocks
soul_speed_blocks
wither_summon_base_blocks
soul_fire_base_blocksblock.minecraft.soul_soil

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Soul Soilsoul_soil 491tile.soul_soil.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
September 28, 2019Soul soil is announced at MINECON Live 2019.
1.1620w06aSoul Soil JE1 BE1.png Added soul soil.
Soul soil appears in the soul sand valley biome.
20w07aSoul soil can now be used to create a wither.
20w09aSoul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.[1]
20w13aLava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.
20w15aSoul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png Added soul soil.
beta 1.16.0.57Lava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.
beta 1.16.0.63Soul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.[2]
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.54Soul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires.[3]

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Soul Soil" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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