|Catches fire from lava||
Deepslate can be obtained only by mining it using a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment, otherwise it drops cobbled deepslate. If broken with any other tool, it drops nothing. The breaking time for Deepslate is roughly twice the time for Stone.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
In Java Edition, deepslate makes up the majority of the solid blocks generated below y = 0 in the Overworld. Stone is gradually replaced from y = 0 to y = -7 until completely replaced by deepslate. Deepslate also generates in mineral veins, attempting to generate twice per chunk in veins of 0-862, from levels 0 to 16. These veins can replace stone, granite, diorite, andesite, and tuff.
If iron, gold, diamond, redstone, or lapis lazuli ore generates in deepslate (or tuff), it will become its deepslate variant. Coal, copper, and emerald ore will not become their deepslate variants, despite having overlap in the levels they generate.
In Bedrock Edition, deepslate can generate in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins, attempting to generate 10 times per chunk in veins of size 0-160, from elevations -4 to 16. All ores generated in deepslate blobs will transform into their deepslate varient.
Deepslate can be smelted from cobbled deepslate.
|Cobbled Deepslate +
Deepslate can be used as a building block.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||?||?||?|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||?||?||?|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||?||?||?|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||?||?||?|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?||?|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Deepslate||Block & Item|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Deepslate||Block & Item|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|axis||The deepslate is oriented east–west.|
|The deepslate is oriented vertically.|
|The deepslate is oriented north–south.|
|October 3, 2020||Deepslate was shown unnamed as part of deep dark caves biome at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||21w07a||Added Deepslate, then known as Grimstone.|
|February 22, 2021||JAPPA shows new texture of deepslate.|
|1.17||21w08a||The texture and model have been changed. Added top texture|
|Renamed Grimstone to Deepslate.|
|Cobblestone-like behavior has been moved to cobbled deepslate.|
|Deepslate now drops its cobbled variant.|
|Ores that spawn in deepslate now convert to their deepslate variant.|
|March 4, 2021||JAPPA shows the new texture of deepslate.|
|1.17||21w10a||The texture has changed once again.|
|Deepslate can now be placed along any axis.|
|Deepslate can now be obtained through smelting cobbled deepslate.|
|Silverfish may now turn normal deepslate into infested deepslate.|
|21w13a||Deepslate blobs can now be found between Y=0 and Y=16.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.230||beta 22.214.171.124||Added Deepslate.|
- According to Brandon Pearce, the reason for changing the name "Grimstone" to "Deepslate" was because the word "Grim" had too many connotations related to a negative feeling and therefore did not accurately describe the block as to what it actually was. The name "Deepslate" was eventually chosen because of its location within the world and to more accurately represent that it is a type of slate.
- Similar to stone, the orientation of the texture varies depending on the coordinates.