Terracotta

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Terracotta
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
Stackable Yes 64
Template:Tnavbar

No description.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
No parameters specified

</noinclude>

For the decorative block obtained via smelting, see Glazed Terracotta.

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.

Terracotta can be smelted using a Furnace to produce Glazed Terracotta.

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
Hardness 1.25
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
6.25
Wood
0.95
Stone
0.5
Iron
0.35
Diamond
0.25
Netherite
0.25
Gold
0.2
  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]

Video[edit | edit source]