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This article is about the block. For the status effect, see Conduit Power. For the enchantment in Minecraft Dungeons, see Anima Conduit. For the artifact in the Hidden Depths DLC in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Conduit.

A conduit is a beacon-like block that provides Conduit Power and attacks monsters underwater.



A conduit drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, but a pickaxe is the fastest way to break it.

Like other precious blocks such as beacons and shulker boxes, when destroyed by an explosion, a conduit always drops as an item.

Block Conduit
Hardness 3
Breaking time[A]
Default 4.5
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Golden 0.4
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nautilus Shell +
Heart of the Sea


Conduit power[]

Schematic of a conduit in an activation frame.
Click the scale on the right to view the layers.
The conduit and water are required. The frame
must include 16-42 blocks of prismarine, dark
prismarine, sea lanterns, and/or prismarine
bricks. Unused frame-blocks and empty spaces
can be anything.

When activated, conduits give the "Conduit Power" effect to all players in contact with rain or water, within a spherical range of 32-96 blocks. This effect restores oxygen, gives underwater night vision and increases mining speed by 16.7% (1/6th). Conduits also damage any hostile mobs, like drowned, guardians, and elder guardians, within a range of 8 blocks of the conduit. Conduits can be activated in any biome and at any height or depth.

To activate, a conduit needs to be in the center of a 3×3×3 volume of water (source blocks, flowing water, and/or waterlogged blocks), which itself must be enclosed within an activation frame. The frame is built out of blocks in three 5×5 open squares centered on the conduit, one around each axis. Only prismarine, dark prismarine, prismarine bricks, and sea lantern blocks in the frame contribute to activation. A minimum of 16 blocks are required and produce an effective range of 32 blocks. Prismarine-type slabs (including double slabs), stairs, and walls cannot be used to activate the conduit. Any blocks (of any type) that are not part of the activation frame itself but are in the 5×5×5 outer shell likewise have no effect. Once activated, removing any blocks away from the conduit (frame blocks) does deactivate the conduit.[note 1]

The effective radius of the conduit is 16 blocks for every seven blocks in the frame, though the effect does not activate until the minimum of 16 blocks is included in the build. Thus, it extends to 48 at 21 blocks, 64 at 28 blocks, 80 at 35 blocks, and 96 with a complete frame of 42 blocks. A complete frame also carries the additional advantage of attacking hostile mobs within 8 blocks of the conduit by 4♥♥ every 2 seconds, if they are in contact with water or rain.[note 2]

Light source[]

Conduits emit a light level of 15, the brightest light level in the game, whether activated or not; including on land.



Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Conduit activatesBlocksWhen a conduit activatesblock.conduit.activatesubtitles.block.conduit.activate0.91.016
Conduit pulsesBlocksWhile a conduit is activeblock.conduit.ambientsubtitles.block.conduit.ambient1.01.08
None[sound 1]BlocksPeriodically every 3–5 seconds while activeblock.conduit.ambient.shortNone[sound 1]1.01.08
Conduit attacksBlocksWhen a conduit attacks somethingblock.conduit.attack.targetsubtitles.block.conduit.attack.target1.01.016
Conduit deactivatesBlocksWhen a conduit deactivatesblock.conduit.deactivatesubtitles.block.conduit.deactivate0.71.016
  1. a b MC-218104

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksWhen a conduit activatesconduit.activate1.01.0
BlocksWhile a conduit is activeconduit.ambient1.01.0
BlocksRandomly while activeconduit.short1.01.0
BlocksWhen a conduit attacks somethingconduit.attack1.01.0
BlocksWhen a conduit deactivates[sound 1][upcoming: BE 1.20.30]conduit.deactivate1.01.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
ConduitconduitBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.conduit
Block entityconduit

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Conduitconduit412Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.conduit.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 as the block.
NameSavegame ID
Block entityConduit

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this conduit.

Block entity[]

A conduit has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

Java Edition:

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities
    •  Target: The UUID of the hostile mob the conduit is currently attacking, stored as four ints. May not be present.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Block entity format.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-fancy-rawHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 27 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
MoskstraumenActivate a ConduitPlace a conduit in a valid prismarine/sea lantern structure to activate it.50GGold


Java Edition
1.1318w15aConduit JE1 Conduit JE1 BE1 Added conduits.
18w16aConduit (closed core) The particle effect for the conduit has been changed to the (previously unused) entity_core texture file.
18w19aConduits now produce sounds.
18w20bThe eye of the conduit now shows whether it's hunting for hostile mobs or not: it shows an open eye when it's looking out for hostile mobs, and a closed eye otherwise.
18w20cDark prismarine can now be used to activate a conduit.
1.13.118w31aConduits are now properly waterlogged.
1.18Pre-release 1The assigned tool is now the pickaxe.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta BE1 Conduit JE1 BE1 Added conduits.
beta now produce sounds.
1.16.0beta can now give Conduit Power to nearby players in rain.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Conduit (closed core) Conduit JE1 BE1 Added conduits.


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


  • When it is activated, the conduit displays the heart of the sea's texture in the center of its model. However, when all 42 blocks have been placed (when the conduit is fully activated) the heart opens like an orange eye.
  • The achievement obtained by activating a conduit refers to the system of whirlpools in Nordland county, Norway.



  1. Conduits can be activated only by full blocks by design; see MC-128661
  2. Completed conduits only damage one mob at a time; see MC-198923

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