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Vines
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Transparent

Yes

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

1

Tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 106 hex: 6A bin: 1101010

Name

vine

Vines are non-solid blocks, 116 of a block in thickness, that can only be placed against a solid block onto walls. They also can be supported by a solid block as a ceiling.

Obtaining[edit]

Vines can be destroyed with anything, but mining them using shears is the only way to collect them. Efficiency on shears does not work for vines. The mining speed can be increased with an axe, but an axe can only collect vines with Silk Touch. If multiple vines exist within the same block space, breaking one of them will break all of them instead of just the one targeted[1] and will result in only a single vine dropping.[2]

Block Vines
Hardness 0.2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.35
Wooden 0.2
Stone 0.1
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.05
Golden 0.05
Shears 0.35
Sword 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Vines are naturally generated in jungles and swamps. Jungle trees of both sizes will have vines on their trunks and canopy edges, and vines grow on the sides of jungle terrain. Vines are also naturally generated in oak trees in swamps. They are found in jungle temples and woodland mansions. Vines can also generate on dying trees of any kind.‌[Bedrock Edition only] Vines can generate in watchtower walls in pillager outposts.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.10]

Growth[edit]

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On each block tick, the vine block has a 25% chance of attempting to spread in a randomly-selected direction. Vines will spread to adjacent blocks under certain conditions:

  • Downwards:
    • If the block below is air, each side (north, south, east, and west) with vines has a 50% chance to spread downwards.
    • If the block below is vines, each side of that block with vines on the ticked block has a 50% chance of gaining vines.
  • Upwards:
    • If the block above is air and there are fewer than 4 other vine blocks in a 9×9×3 area surrounding the ticked vine block, each side (north, south, east, and west) with vines has a 50% chance to spread upwards if that side is backed by a block that vines can be placed on.
  • Horizontally:
    • If the current vine block isn't covering the target direction and there are fewer than 4 other vine blocks in a 9×9×3 area surrounding the ticked vine block, then:
      • If the block in the target direction is air, then it will try:
        • ?
          to
          ?
          If the vine block has vines to the right and that side of the air block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread to the right side of the air block.
        • ?
          to
          ?
          If the vine block has vines to the left and that side of the air block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread to the left side of the air block.
        • to
          If the vine block has vines to the right, and that side of the air block is backed by another air block, and the right side of the vine block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread around the corner.
        • to
          If the vine block has vines to the left, and that side of the air block is backed by another air block, and the left side of the vine block is backed by something vines can be placed on, spread around the corner.
        • If the air block in the target direction has something vines could be placed on above it, spread to the top side of the air block.
      • If the block in the target direction is opaque and fills its whole cube, spread to that side of the ticked vine block.

Trading[edit]

Vines sold by wandering trader for an emerald.‌[upcoming]

Usage[edit]

Vines can be placed on the side of any block that fills its whole cube and blocks entity movement. They can also be placed on the bottom side of a block. However, a vine block without vines on any of the horizontal sides will disappear, if it gets an update from a neighboring block. Vines attached to the bottom of stairs will be completely deleted by any block update.[3]

Several vines can be placed in the same block space, as long as they are facing different directions.

Vines block mobs' line of sight, so it is possible to sneak up onto mobs by hiding behind vines. Because of this, endermen can safely be viewed through vines and skeletons will not attempt to shoot targets behind vines.

Vines can be climbed, but only when a solid surface can be pressed against while standing in the vine block. Generally this means a solid block the vines are growing on, but it is possible to climb hanging vines if there is a nearby barrier of some sort.

Vines can now be climbed standing next to them and using the jump key, even if no solid block behind ‌[upcoming]

If the player is sprinting and runs through hanging vines, they will slow their movement speed or cancel the sprint.

Vines absorb all fall damage, even without a solid surface nearby. Sneaking on vines causes the player to hang, even if the vines are not adjacent to any surface.

Blocks can replace vines if placed within the same block space. However, item frames and paintings cannot.[4]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Banner Pattern Bordure Indented Paper +
Vines
[Bedrock Edition only]
Dyed Bordure Indented Banner Any Banner +
Matching Dye +
Vines


Emblazons a dyed bordure indented (fancy border)
Mossy Cobblestone Cobblestone +
Vines


Mossy Stone Bricks Stone Bricks +
Vines


Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Paper +
Vines

[upcoming: BE 1.10]

Composting[edit]

Placing vines into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, vines uses the following data values to determine the face against which the vine is anchored. Note that (except for Top) these are testable as bit flags, unlike most of the other directional data for other block types. Multiple sides can contain vines. The "top" attachment is assumed to be present if data is 0 or there is solid block above.

  • 1: south
  • 2: west
  • 4: north
  • 8: east

Block states[edit]

Name Value Description
eastfalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the east.
northfalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the north.
southfalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the south.
upfalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the top.
westfalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the west.

Video[edit]

Note: This video is outdated. It states that vines are not used in any crafting recipes, which is not true - they are used in crafting Bordure Indented Banners, as well as Moss Stone and Mossy Stone Bricks.

History[edit]

?When the Adventure Update was showcased at PAX, vines hadn't been given a name, and a mouseover would not show a title. This implies that they didn't have an official name at the time.
Java Edition Beta
1.8 Pre-release Added vines.
Pre-release 2 ;) Vines spread infinitely down now, but will not spread if there are more than four other vine blocks nearby.[5]
?Vines now take as long to break as leaves and drop nothing unless collected with shears.
Java Edition
1.2.1 12w03a Vines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.
12w04a Players are now slowed when going through vines due to their nature of being a collisionless ladder.
1.3.1 12w22a Vines now generate naturally in jungle temples.
1.5 13w02a Players who die falling off of vines receive a message upon death: "<player> fell off some vines."
1.8 14w02a Added crafting recipe for mossy stone bricks (uses 1 vine and 1 stone brick.)
14w04a Added crafting recipe for moss stone (uses 1 vine and 1 cobblestone.)
14w30c Vines are now used to create the fancy border pattern for banners.
1.11 16w39a Vines now generate in woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a Vines can now be placed on the bottom of blocks, as well as not replacing existing vines.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 106.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w48a Vines can now be climbed without it being attached to supporting blocks.
19w03a Placing a vine into the new composter has a 20% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05a Vines now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added vines.
0.15.0 build 1 Vines now generate naturally in jungle temples.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Vines now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta 1.2.0.2 Vines now used to make border pattern in banner.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10 beta 1.10.0.3 Vines now used to craft bordure intended banner pattern.
Vines now generate in the pillager outpost watchtower.
Vines are now sold by wandering trader.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added vines.
TU9Vines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Vines.

Issues[edit]

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

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