Soul Soil

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Soul Soil
Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes‌[JE only]

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

Grass Block JE6 BE5.png
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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.

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

Natural generation[edit]

Soul soil generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome.

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.

Block Soul Soil
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Block loot[edit]

Soul soil drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand. In addition, soul campfires drop 1 soul soil when broken without the Silk Touch enchantment.

Namespaced IDSourceDrops
DefaultSilk Touch
blocks/soul_campfireSoul Campfire1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/soul_soilSoul Soil1 (100%)1 (100%)

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.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
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
[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0]

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? ? ?

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Soul Soilsoul_soil block.minecraft.soul_soil

Bedrock Edition:

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

History[edit]

Upcoming 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.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png Added soul soil.

Issues[edit]

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

References[edit]