|First Appearance||Java Edition: 1.6.1 13w17a|
Pocket Edition: 0.9.0 build 1
Legacy Console Edition: TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1
|Type of Block||Solid Block|
Terracotta, formerly known as hardened or stained clay, is the baked version of a clay block that is used as a decorative building material.
Sources[edit | edit source]
Terracotta generates naturally in badlands biomes in large quantities, but it can also be created by smelting a regular clay block in a furnace or blast furnace. Orange and blue terracotta also generates as a part of desert temples.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
When terracotta is broken, it drops itself. However, it can only be gathered by using a pickaxe, or it will simply be destroyed.
Terracotta has the same blast resistance as most other stone blocks, which is significantly higher than a regular block of clay. A block of terracotta, when one meter away from a creeper explosion, will protect any blocks behind it. However, the terracotta block itself will be destroyed in the process.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Terracotta can be dyed many different colors, similar to wool, concrete powder, and glass. Simply place 8 blocks around the edge of a crafting table interface, with the desired dye in the middle square (as pictured).
Mining[edit | edit source]
Terracotta requires a pickaxe to harvest, otherwise it will drop nothing.
|Tool||This block requires a Wooden Pickaxe to be mined|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Terracotta retains a darkened hue after being dyed from the original red/brown.
- As of 1.8, terracotta replaced wool in desert temples.
- Terracotta has a smoother look compared to wool.
- Terracotta is useful for creating pixel art, or creating houses. Like Bricks, they are not used for anything other than building.
- Terracotta can occasionally be found in sandstone ruins that were added in 1.13.
- Unglazed Terracotta, with a blast resistance of 21, cannot be destroyed by ghast fireballs, similar to cobblestone .
- Unglazed terracotta is stronger than Glazed Terracotta, with a blast resistance of 21, while glazed Terracotta only has a blast resistance of 7.
- Terracotta used to be called Stained Clay or Hardened Clay until the 1.12 update
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A building made of terracotta blocks.
Delta Airlines tail with terracotta blocks on a Boeing 717-200.
These are all the colors of terracotta one can get.
Video[edit | edit source]