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This article is about the base block. For other uses, see Deepslate (disambiguation).
Deepslate
Deepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

3

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Deepslate is a stone type found deep underground in the Overworld that functions similarly to regular stone, but is significantly more difficult to break.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

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.

Block Deepslate
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 15
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.

Natural generation[]

Deepslate generates in the Overworld in patches, attempting to generate 10 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-160, from elevations -4 to 16.‌[until JE 1.18 & BE 1.18.0] All ores that generate replacing deepslate or tuff become their deepslate type.

‌In Java Edition 1.18 and Bedrock Edition 1.18.0[upcoming], 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 it is completely replaced by deepslate.

Smelting[]

Deepslate can be smelted from cobbled deepslate.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate +
Any fuel


0.1

Usage[]

Deepslate can be used as a decorative block. Silverfish can enter and hide in deepslate, creating an infested block.

Cobbled deepslate[]

Deepslate can be mined using a pickaxe without the Silk Touch enchantment to obtain cobbled deepslate.

Note blocks[]

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

Sounds[]

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.deepslate.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.deepslate.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.deepslate.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.deepslate.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.deepslate.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Deepslatedeepslatebase_stone_overworld
deepslate_ore_replaceables
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Deepslatedeepslate633Block & Itemtile.deepslate.name

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
axisy xThe deepslate is oriented east–west.
yThe deepslate is oriented vertically.
zThe deepslate is oriented north–south.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
pillar_axisy xThe deepslate is oriented east–west.
yThe deepslate is oriented vertically.
zThe deepslate is oriented north–south.

History[]

October 3, 2020Deepslate (pre-release).png Grimstone was shown unnamed as part of deep dark caves biome at Minecraft Live 2020.
Java Edition
1.1721w07aDeepslate JE1.png Added grimstone.
February 22, 2021Cobbled Deepslate JE1.png JAPPA shows new texture of grimstone.
1.1721w08aDeepslate JE2.png Changed texture and model. Added top texture.
Renamed Grimstone to Deepslate.
Cobblestone-like behavior has been moved to cobbled deepslate.
Deepslate now drops cobbled deepslate.
Ores that spawn in deepslate now convert to their deepslate variant.
March 4, 2021Deepslate (pre-release 2).png JAPPA shows the new texture of deepslate.
March 4, 2021Deepslate (UD) JE3.png JAPPA shows the new darker texture of deepslate.
1.1721w10aDeepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png Changed texture of deepslate, 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.
21w13aDeepslate blobs can now be found between Y=0 and Y=16.
21w15aDue to 1.17 being split into two parts, deepslate now generates only between Y=0 and Y=16.
21w18aIf the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack is applied to a world, deepslate blobs above Y=0 were removed.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.52Deepslate (UD) BE1.pngDeepslate (EW) BE1.pngDeepslate (NS) BE1.png Added deepslate.
beta 1.17.0.52Deepslate is no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
beta 1.17.0.54Deepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png Deepslate texture was changed match to Java Edition.
1.17.40beta 1.17.40.20Deepslate now generates below Y=0, gradually replacing stone and then fully replacing it at Y=-8.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.18.0beta 1.18.0.20Deepslate blobs no longer generate above Y=0.[1]

Gallery[]

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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.[2]
  • Similar to stone, the orientation of the texture varies depending on the coordinates.

References[]

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