Magma Block

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Magma Block
First Appearance 1.10 (16w20a)
Type of Block Solid
Stackable Yes 64
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For other Magma related objects found in Minecraft, see Magma (Disambiguation).

A Magma Block is a light-emitting natural block that can be found in The Nether and Overworld. In the nether, magma blocks are usually near lava, and in the overworld, magma blocks sometimes spawn in the ocean floor. They were implemented in Java Edition 1.10 "Frostburn Update" and Pocket Edition 1.1.3.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

A magma block is a solid version of lava. This block deals 1 (9px) damage for every half-second that a player or mob is in contact with it, regardless of armor or protective enchantments.

It is possible to walk across magma without taking damage by wearing boots with the Frost Walker enchantment on them, sneaking, or consuming a potion of Fire Resistance.

Magma blocks placed underwater will created a bubble effect above them. All entities caught in the bubble effect will be sucked downwards.

Like netherrack, magma blocks, as of 1.12, are an infinite fire source. Even though it's harmful, the bubbles will provide the player with oxygen, meaning it prevents them from drowning.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Magma Block
None None None
Magma Cream Magma Cream None
Magma Cream Magma Cream None


Mining[edit | edit source]

A magma block requires a pickaxe to harvest, otherwise, it will drop nothing.

Tool This block requires a Wooden Pickaxe to be mined
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
2.5
Wood
0.4
Stone
0.2
Iron
0.15
Diamond
0.1
Netherite
0.1
Gold
0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a player dies from touching a magma block, the death message will read: "<Player> discovered floor was lava."
  • Despite dealing 1 (9px) damage to a player, much like a cactus in the Overworld, it can't be used to dispose of items. However, it can be used to surround a base, if so desired. The benefit of this is due to its major abundance in the Nether.
  • If a player walks over a magma block covered with 2 or fewer layers of snow or a carpet, they will still take damage unless they are wearing boots with the frost walker enchantment or have consumed a potion of fire resistance or if the player is crouching.
    • However, if there are 3 or more layers of snow, the player will not take any damage.
  • As of 1.12, magma blocks lit on fire will stay lit forever, much like netherrack.
  • This is one of only a few blocks with a constantly-changing animated texture, another example being Sea Lanterns.
  • As of 1.13, the magma block, if placed underwater, will pull any entity or item down if an entity or item is above the block.
    • Also, as of 1.13, magma blocks can naturally generate on ocean floors and in structures (such as Underwater Ruins) in the overworld.
  • Mobs are afraid of magma blocks and will not "pathfind" over them. This can help in making a mob-proof base.
  • Like a block of quartz it is made of 4 magma cream and cannot be crafted back into magma cream.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

File:MagmaBlockNew.gif
Click for full Magma Block gallery.