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For the gilded variant, see Gilded Blackstone.
Blackstone
Blackstone.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Blackstone is a dark-colored block that functions similar to cobblestone or cobbled deepslate. It can be found only in the Nether.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Block Blackstone
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

Blackstone generates naturally in the basalt deltas biome found in the Nether, anywhere underground, and below the surface of a lava sea.

Blackstone can be found as a part of bastion remnants.

Blobs of blackstone attempt to replace netherrack 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0 to 160, from levels 5 to 31, in all Nether biomes except basalt deltas.

Bartering[]

Blackstone can be acquired through bartering.

Usage[]

Blackstone can be used as a substitute for cobblestone in the Nether as it can be used to craft stone tools, brewing stands, and furnaces. It can also be used to repair stone tools using an anvil ‌[Java Edition only]. It can also be used to craft polished blackstone.

Blackstone cannot be used to craft dispensers, droppers, pistons, or other blocks that use cobblestone in their recipes. This is intended per MC-177904.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blackstone Slab Blackstone
Blackstone Stairs Blackstone
Blackstone Wall Blackstone
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +
Blackstone

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +
Blackstone

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Furnace Blackstone

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Furnace Blackstone

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Polished Blackstone Blackstone
Stone Axe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Stone Axe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Stone Hoe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Stone Hoe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Stone Pickaxe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Stone Pickaxe Blackstone +
Stick

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Stone Shovel Blackstone +
Stick

Can use any variant of cobblestone
Stone Sword Blackstone +
Stick

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Stone Sword Blackstone +
Stick

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks or
Chiseled Polished Blackstone
Blackstone
Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Brick Slab
Blackstone
Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs
Blackstone
Blackstone Wall or
Polished Blackstone Wall or
Polished Blackstone Brick Wall
Blackstone

Note Blocks[]

Blackstone can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
BlackstoneblackstoneBlock & Itembase_stone_netherstone_crafting_materials
stone_tool_materials
block.minecraft.blackstone

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Blackstoneblackstone528Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.blackstone.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngStone Age
Mine stone with your new pickaxe MinecraftHave one of these 3 stones in the #stone_tool_materials item tag: in your inventory.story/mine_stone

History[]

Java Edition
1.1620w15aBlackstone JE1 BE1.png Added blackstone.
Blackstone JE1 (facing NWU).png Currently, the texture on the underside of blackstone is the same as the sides.
20w16aBlackstone now generates in bastion remnants.
Blackstone can now generate as part of ruined portals.
20w19aBlackstone JE2 BE1 (facing NWU).png Blackstone now uses the same texture on the bottom as it does the top.
Blackstone now spawns in small patches in all Nether biomes.
20w20aObtaining blackstone now also counts for the "Stone Age" advancement.
20w22aBlackstone can now be used to repair stone tools and weapons in an anvil.[1]
1.16.220w28aBlackstone and its variants are now renewable as piglins now have an 40459 (~8.71%) chance to trade 8-16 blackstone during bartering.
Blackstone can now be used to craft brewing stands.
1.1721w07aBlackstone JE2.png Slightly changed texture of blackstone.
21w08aBlackstone JE3.png Slightly changed texture of blackstone, again.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Blackstone JE1 BE1.png Added blackstone.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.52Blackstone can now be used to craft brewing stands.
beta 1.16.100.54Blackstone and its variants are now renewable as Piglins now have an 40459 (~8.71%) chance to trade 8-16 blackstone during bartering.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.50Blackstone JE3.png Slightly changed texture of blackstone.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Blackstone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[]

  1. MC-177888 – resolved as "Fixed"
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