|Catches fire from lava||
|— Marsh Davies|
Packed ice can be obtained using any tool enchanted with Silk Touch, though a pickaxe is the fastest. Without Silk Touch, breaking it drops nothing. Unlike normal ice, it does not turn into water when mined without Silk Touch.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
|Blue Ice||Packed Ice|
Packed ice is slippery, causing most entities to slide, including items. This also allows for increased speed of items in water currents by placing the packed ice under the water current. Mobs do not travel faster in water currents on packed ice.
When a non-full block is placed on top of packed ice, the block has the same 'slipperiness' as the ice below it; although, if packed ice is placed below soul sand, it amplifies the slowing effect of the soul sand rather than making it slippery.
Mobs can spawn on packed ice. This can allow for compact mob farms that rely on the tendency of pushed mobs to slide off the ice in some way.
Packed ice is a completely solid block, and allows placement of any objects on top.
Unlike normal ice, packed ice does not melt if placed near light sources.
Packed ice can be placed under note blocks to produce chime sounds.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added packed ice.|
|1.8||14w26c||Efficiency on tools not speeding up the mining of packed ice has been fixed.|
|1.12||17w17a||Packed ice can now be used to play the chime if they are under note blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 174.|
|18w15a||Packed ice can now be used to craft blue ice.|
|Packed ice now generates in iceberg biomes.|
|pre2||Packed ice can now be crafted from 9 ice.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added packed ice.|
|0.12.1||build 1||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|Packed ice is now available in the creative inventory.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Packed ice now generates as part of igloos.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Packed ice now generates naturally in iceberg biomes.|
|Packed ice is now used to craft blue ice.|
|1.8.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Packed ice can now be crafted using 9 ice.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Packed ice now generates in snowy tundra villages.|
|Packed ice is now sold by the new wandering traders.|
|The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|1.13.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Packed ice can now be used to play the chime if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added packed ice.|
|1.90||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added packed ice.|
- "Block of the Week: Ice" – Minecraft.net, March 17, 2017