Deepslate

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This article is about the base block. For other uses, see Deepslate (disambiguation).
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This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.16.230 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
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Deepslate
Deepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png
Deepslate (UD) BE1.pngDeepslate (EW) BE1.pngDeepslate (NS) BE1.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 variant found deep underground in the Overworld that functions similar to regular stone.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Smelting[edit]

Deepslate can be smelted from cobbled deepslate.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate +
Any fuel


0.1

Usage[edit]

Deepslate can be used as a building block.

Cobbled deepslate[edit]

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

Silverfish[edit]

Silverfish can enter and hide in deepslate, creating an infested block.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation 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[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Deepslatedeepslatebase_stone_overworld
deepslate_ore_replaceables
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_plants_replaceable
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Deepslatedeepslate633Block & Itemtile.deepslate.name

Block states[edit]

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.

History[edit]

October 3, 2020Deepslate (pre-release).png Deepslate was shown unnamed as part of deep dark caves biome at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w07aDeepslate JE1.png Added Deepslate, then known as Grimstone.
February 22, 2021Cobbled Deepslate JE1.png JAPPA shows new texture of deepslate.
1.1721w08aDeepslate JE2.png 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, 2021Deepslate (UD) JE3.png JAPPA shows the new texture of deepslate.
1.1721w10aDeepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png 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.
21w13aDeepslate blobs can now be found between Y=0 and Y=16.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.230beta 1.16.230.52Deepslate (UD) BE1.pngDeepslate (EW) BE1.pngDeepslate (NS) BE1.png Added Deepslate.

Gallery[edit]

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • Similar to stone, the orientation of the texture varies depending on the coordinates.

References[edit]