Vines

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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

Namespaced ID

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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

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 allium room. Vines can also generate on dying oak, spruce, jungle and dark oak trees.‌[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] Vines can generate in watchtower walls in pillager outposts.

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 are sold by wandering traders for an emerald.

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 by standing next to them and holding the jump key. If there is a solid block behind the vines, the walk forward key can also be used.

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 and PlayStation 4 editions 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


Composting[edit]

Placing vines into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

List of colors[edit]

[more information needed]

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]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
eastfalsefalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the east.
northfalsefalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the north.
southfalsefalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the south.
upfalsefalse
true
When true, a vine texture is displayed on the top.
westfalsefalse
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
1.8Pre-releaseAdded 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
1.2.112w03aVines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.
12w04aPlayers are now slowed when going through vines due to their nature of being a collisionless ladder.
1.3.112w22aVines now generate naturally in jungle temples.
1.513w02aPlayers who die falling off of vines receive a message upon death: "<player> fell off some vines."
1.814w02aAdded crafting recipe for mossy stone bricks (uses 1 vine and 1 stone brick.)
14w04aAdded crafting recipe for moss stone (uses 1 vine and 1 cobblestone.)
14w30cVines are now used to create the fancy border pattern for banners.
1.1116w39aVines now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aVines 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.
1.1418w48aVines can now be climbed without it being attached to supporting blocks.
19w03aPlacing a vine into the new composter has a 20% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aVines now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Added vines.
0.15.0build 1Vines now generate naturally in jungle temples.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Vines now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Vines can now be used to make border patterns on banners.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Vines can now be used to craft bordure indented banner pattern.
Vines now generate in pillager outpost watchtowers.
Vines are now sold by wandering traders.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Vines can now be used to fill up composters.
Vines can now be climbed by without supporting block.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added vines.
TU9Vines are now climbable provided they are climbed against a solid block.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Vines.

Issues[edit]

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