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Release date

August 21, 2015

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Other editions of 15w34c

15w34c[1] is the twelfth snapshot for Java Edition 1.9, which was released mainly to extend features added in 15w34a and 15w34b.



  • New sweepAttack particle.
    • Used for the new defensive "sweep" attack.



  • New offensive attack.
    • Hitting another player who is blocking with a shield has a chance to disable the player's shield for 5 seconds.
      • 25% base chance, plus 5 percentage points for each level of Efficiency on the axe, plus 75 percentage points if sprinting.
      • This is visible on the shield icon through a "rolling curtain" animation.
Chorus fruit & ender pearls
  • Now have a cool-down every time they are used.
    • Have the same animation as the shields.
  • Chorus fruits can no longer teleport the player on top of the the Nether roof.
  • New defensive attack while crouching or standing and having a full damage bar.
    • Mobs near the one hit (bounding box expanded by 1 block horizontally and 0.25 vertically) and within 3 blocks of the attacker are knocked back without damage. Knockback is 80% of that done by Knockback I and is not affected by the Knockback enchantment.
      • Creates a sweep attack particle.


  • Added the attack speed tooltip.
  • When an attack is blocked by a shield, the attacker may be knocked back.
  • Different attack speeds and damages for different tools.
    • Hoes are the fastest, but only slightly more powerful than before, axes are much more powerful, but are also the slowest.
Attack speed and damage
Item Attack speed Attack damage Damage/Second (DPS)
Swords 1.45 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 7 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 5.8 7.25 8.7 10.15
Axes[note 1] 0.85 8 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 9 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 11 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 6.8 7.65 8.5 9.35
Pickaxes[note 1] 1.5 2 (Heart.svg) 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 3 4.5 6 7.5
Shovels[note 1] 1 4.5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 5.5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 6.5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 7.5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5
Hoes 4 1 (Half Heart.svg) 1.33 (Half Heart.svg) 1.67 (Half Heart.svg) 2 (Heart.svg) 4 5.32 6.66 8
  1. a b c dealing damage with an axe, pick, or shovel decreases its durability by 2.


3 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.9
  • MC-69108 – Command `/time query daytime` not resetting after day-night cycle.
  • MC-78761 – Noteblock doesn't remember that it is powered on unloading a chunk.
From the 1.9 development versions
  • MC-84198 – Chorus fruit can teleport the player to the roof of the Nether.


Video made by slicedlime:


  • This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.