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Is it just me or is this basically a nether slime? -fireglo450
Basically, yes (at least in terms of usefulness). However, the .png file is quite different from that of the slimes, and is called "lava." So I am NOT in favor of calling them "Nether slimes." That just sounds silly. -cal-erstein
Unfortunately it's a slime's reskin. Mojang workers are just twirling on their seats instead of doing their jobs and adding a very new separate mobs, :( Xeoxer 20:12, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Not really. The animation is quite different to the slime's. They split when they jump. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 02:03, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Also, Magma cubes are just more AWESOME!jj-- 23:45, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

The line in the trivia that says, "Magma Cubes are the Nether equivalent of Slimes." should be removed. Is there any evidence, besides the fact that they look similar, that Magma Cubes are the Nether equivalent of Slimes? --The Epik Miner (talk) 23:10, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


dont they drop nothing as of now... -Wally

If you follow the "Magma Ball" link it tells you that it is NOT an item, and I would assume not a drop. Provided this is true, I move that the drop be changed to unknown, none, or some such.
Cultist O 04:37, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

The "magma ball" is the new fireball texture --HexZyle 14:07, 23 September 2011 (UTC)


According to the infobox, these are called "Lava Slimes" internally by Minecraft. Where does the "Magma Cube" name come from? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:46, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

"LavaSlime" was the VEEEEEERY first idea for a name, and Notch would have to redo a lot of coding to change it. The same with Zombie Pigmen called "PigZombies". MarioLuigi2010 22:15, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

How long can they jump?[edit]

I've seen lot's of people talk about theese slimes jumping...yet i have not been told how many blocks far they can jump. Answer? Tropius 00:39, 25 September 2011 (UTC)Tropius

Anyone In favour of..[edit]

Flime? Flame-Slime! XD --Neil2250 15:52, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

lol89.21.2.196 15:26, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Spawn Conditions[edit]

Do we know for sure under which conditions they spawn (other than in the nether)? I've heard rumors that they spawn more frequently (exclusively?) in nether ruins, confirm/deny and if so what causes this? also is there a light level restriction? Cultist O 20:01, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

I have seen absolutely no indication that the presence of Nether Ruins affects their spawning. They are fairly uncommon, which may be the reason why the rumor started. As for the light level restriction, I would hazard a guess that it is the same as Blazes, but I am not a code guy, so I don't know for sure. Verhalthur (talk)(contribs) 20:10, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

It might just be coincidence but all the nether slimes that I have encountered (about 5) were in the same area. Perhaps they only spawn in some chunks, like slimes. I shall investigate this in the code, if I remember. 17:54, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
It must have just been a coincidence, the getCanSpawnHere() method in EntityMagmaCube only specifies that it isn't peaceful, it doesn't intersect anything and it isn't in a liquid, and the SpawnerAnimals class checks that it spawns on a solid block. There don't seem to be any requirements for light levels, specific chunks, nether ruins or netherRack. The names for classes that I used are just what they are called by Minecraft Coders Pack. 12:23, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Destroy dropped items?[edit]

Just wondering if... when killed by a Magma Cube.. the little flames that follow them destroy your items? I wasn't near a lot of fire/lava and quite near my portal back to the overworld, but on a quick return to recover my items, there was nothing left.

I basically had a tunnel coming out of the side of a "mountain" in the nether; it was a steep slope down to the bottom about 15 tiles down. I ended up fighting the Cube (and it's little buddies) all the way down. this only lasted about a minute, more than enough time for me to recover items I thought.

Can someone confirm items dropped burned by Magma Cube?

Also: I am running SMP if it makes a difference.

Thanks. 00:08, 3 October 2011 (UTC)Justin

Lava cubes do not items. If they did and they burnt up, a hissing sound would be heard and the burning items would be visible. The flame particles that they emit upon landing after a jump are the same particles that mob spawners emit. They are merely visual particles and do not burn. --HexZyle 15:10, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Got killed by one, coudn't find items. --BrandonSkyPimenta (Need help?) 12:38, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


I have definitely seen these eedjits split into less than four smaller ones (in my experience 2-4), should this be noted? Also, about the name; everything in Minecraft is a cube, why take special notice that these are too?--Lirtsi 17:23, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

It's already mentioned:
"When killed, they leave smaller versions of themselves, then dying and leaving Experience Orbs (Much like Slimes)"
--HexZyle 04:28, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
But it doesn't say how many they split into. --Lirtsi 05:23, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah. I think it was four. Add four, and let other people change it to the correct amount. --HexZyle 05:54, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll do that.--Lirtsi 09:14, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

This has been bugging me for a while as my magma cubes stubbornly keep splitting into 2-4 and no-one has changed it so I'll do it myself. - Lirtsi 15:00, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Spawn behaviour?[edit]

Is it possible that their spawn behaviour is similar to that of regular Slimes' (meaning that they only spawn in certain chunks), or are they just really rare? I may just have been unlucky, of course, but in all the time I've spent in the Nether since the 1.9 prereleases, I've only seen a single (tiny-sized) Magma Cube while I was exploring. I should note that since that point, I spend most of my time in the nether fighting Zombie Pigmen in the same few chunks, and I've slain several hundred Zombie Pigmen while not encountering any Magma Cubes. 23:48, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Could be true. I think i can recall an instance where 2 magma cubes were near eachother. And in most other places, they don't appear at all. I have also noticed them re-occuring in nearby spots that i have seen them in before. --HexZyle 07:40, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

I don't even...[edit]

Trivia section mentions something about shooting arrows/fireballs that was never mentioned before. Cobalt32 20:28, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Removed. I'm pretty sure it's just someone trying to start rumors. --Trollrilla 02:38, 14 November 2011 (UTC)


The article mentions they received sounds in RC1, but fails to describe them anywhere. Cobalt32 15:17, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Your kidding, right?[edit]

Sometimes... they turn into.. ponies?!

Don't know who posted that, but I got rid of it. Cobalt32 20:59, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Tiny Magma Cubes don't drop Magma Cream[edit]

Tested for hours on Magma Cubes spawned via Spawner Eggs. Naturally spawned Magma Cubes seem to follow this rule. 09:39, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

i think i can confirm that by experience. recently i went magma cube hunting, and from those 3-4 huge slimes i found, only the huge and middle ones seemed to drop magma cream. with the small ones it didnt matter if i killed them unarmed or with a sword, they wouldnt drop anything. 12:12, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I edited the page with my own findings, and these appear to be accurate (I tested using some hacked swords and found that medium-size slimes dropped far fewer Magma Cream than large slimes, while small slimes never dropped any. --Xirema 21:18, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
    • I've check the source code. Size doesn't affect drop probability. --mgr 21:42, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

are magma cubes lava[edit]

so my cuson logan and i dared jordan to kill a huge magma cube with out a sword it split in two and fell in lava and didint go away

They're immune to lava, and they're called "Magma Cubes". What more do you need to know? Also, please put some effort into improving your grammar and punctuation skills. Cobalt32 02:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

hey lava will add more to it so are they rely lava creeper death

Latin Name[edit]

The latin name for magma cube should be massae cubus, meaning lava cube

I take latin and I can assure you that google translate is 100% wrong. There is no word in Latin for the word "lava", as the english word lava is already a latin word itself. In latin, the word lava literally means to wash. Massae in latin means mass (gen). Saying massae cubus literally means "cube of mass". If you wanted to say something along the lines of magma cube, you'd have to say like firewater cube or cube of burning water or whatever. e.g. Cubus Ignearum Massarum Liquefactarum (Cube of liquefied fiery mass).
  • Upon further research, the word for lava in Neo-Latin is lava, lavae. Therefore a simpler name could be Cubus Lavae.

To conclude; 2 critcisms on your post:

1. Irrelevant.

2. No signature. Use 4 ~ in a row with no spaces to automatically sign something.

Starport592 06:38, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


While reading through the article, I noticed that 'Large' magma cubes may also be called 'Big', and vice versa.

Anyone else think it should be consistent? -RandomPanda0 14:43, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

I think, that cubes (and slimes) should be consistently called big, medium and small. Current names (big, small, tiny) are a bit confusing. --mgr 15:59, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
I prefer big, small, tiny. Consistency would be to stick with these used currently. 14:18, 24 March 2013 (UTC) purple


One of these followed me through the portal and became as easy to kill as normal slime, not sure if this is a glitch. Also they can jump over fences (I put one up around my portal in the material world) again not sure if this is a glitch. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 0:21, 18 January 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~