Magma Cube

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For other magma-related topics, see Magma (Disambiguation).
For the similar cube-like mob found in the overworld, see Slime.

A magma cube is a hostile mob found in the Nether. They are most commonly found near Nether Fortresses and Basalt Deltas. When they move, they jump and momentarily unravel into eight layers, giving them the appearance of a spring while revealing a yellow core inside.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Magma cubes will jump slowly in random directions until a player is in range, at which point they will start to jump faster towards a player. They will also attempt to damage a player. A unique ability of these creatures is that they cannot get hurt or drown in lava, and they cannot get hurt by water itself. However, they can drown in water. Another ability they have is that they do not take fall damage.

Loot[edit | edit source]

Big and small magma cubes will drop Magma Cream. However, the tiny ones will not drop any magma cream. All magma cubes will drop experience orbs like all other mobs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a player kills a magma cube and all the smaller ones that result from it, the player can get up to 28 experience points from one big magma cube.
  • Tiny slimes are harmless and are popular pets among Minecraft fans, but tiny magma cubes can still harm a player. However, they can only damage a player when a player is underneath them. One can still keep these as pets if they are careful (They must be contained in an area if a player wishes to sleep).
  • Magma cubes jump height is determined by its size, while any slimes can only jump one block high.
    • However, the jump distance is inverted between them, as Magma Cubes will always advance the same number of blocks forward, while Slimes' jump distance is determined by their size.
  • Automatic magma cube farms are hard to build since water cannot be put in the Nether legitimately.
  • Some fans falsely believe that when a slime is pushed or spawned inside of Fire or lava, it will turn into a magma cube.
  • Update 0.11.0 introduced magma cubes to the Pocket Edition.
  • As with the Slimes, Magma Cubes can potentially range from size 1 to 256, spawnable by using "/summon magma_cube ~ ~ ~ {Size:X}" (X being a chosen number from 0 to 255), but the scaling of its stats (except for its HP) is different as:
    • Its attack strength is the size plus 2. It is unknown if its strength has any scaling limits but the max would be 257 attack strength.
    • It has armor, which is twice the size. It is unknown if its armor has any scaling limits but the max would be 510 Armor Points (Armors × 255).
  • Magma cubes will spawn in the Basalt Deltas and in the Nether Wastes as of the 1.16 update.
  • Some Bastions have Magma Cube spawners in the middle where all the gold blocks are.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

File:MagmaCubeNew.png
Click for full Magma Cube gallery.


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