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Diorite
Diorite.png
Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Diorite is a block of igneous rock, found in large pockets in the ground.

Polished diorite is the polished version of diorite.

Obtaining[]

Natural generation[]

Diorite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs.

In Bedrock Edition, Diorite attempts to generate in two batches in all biomes in the Overworld. The first batch generate 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-862, from elevations 0 to 60. The second batch has 16 chance to generate blobs of size 0-862, from elevation 64 to 128. Diorite can replace stone, andesite, and granite. In Java Edition, diorite only attempts to generate twice per chunk and only at level zero or above. However, the blobs are size 0-862. Diorite can replace stone, granite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate.

Diorite generates in weaponsmith houses, tannery houses, and mason houses in snowy tundra villages.

In Bedrock Edition, diorite generates in coral reefs, replacing some blocks of coral crust.

Polished diorite also generates in warm underwater ruins.

Breaking[]

Diorite can be mined using any pickaxe. If broken without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Diorite
Polished Diorite
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.

Crafting[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz

2
Polished Diorite Diorite

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Diorite Diorite

Trading[]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 27 chance to sell 4 polished diorite for an emerald.

Usage[]

Diorite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone
Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Wall Diorite
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz


Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Diorite or
Polished Diorite

Stonecutter
Can use stone and its three other variants interchangeably.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Diorite Slab or
Diorite Stairs or
Diorite Wall or
Polished Diorite or
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Polished Diorite

Trading[]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 27 chance to buy 16 diorite for an emerald.

Note Blocks[]

Diorite and polished diorite can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

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:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Dioritedioritebase_stone_overworld
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
stone_ore_replaceables
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.diorite
Polished Dioritepolished_dioritemineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_diorite

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Dioritestone1Block & Itemtile.stone.diorite.name
tile.stone.dioriteSmooth.name

Metadata[]

Main article: data values

In Bedrock Edition, diorite uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestone stoneStone
graniteGranite
granite_smoothPolished Granite
dioriteDiorite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesiteAndesite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite

History[]

Java Edition
1.814w02aDiorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
14w33aDiorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.1318w09aPolished diorite now generates in underwater ruins.
July 11, 2018Diorite (Texture Update pre-release 1).png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diorite texture.
1.1418w43aDiorite JE2.png The texture of diorite has been changed.
18w44aDiorite JE3 BE2.png The texture of diorite has been changed. Small adjustments have been made to diorite's texture.
Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The texture of polished diorite has been changed.
19w08aDiorite JE4 BE3.png The texture of diorite has been changed, once again.
19w11aDiorite is now bought by villagers of the new mason profession.
Polished diorite is now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, and thus have become renewable.
1.1620w07aAs piglins may now barter gold ingots for quartz (one of the crafting ingredients for diorite, alongside cobblestone) and cobblestone and gold ingots both being renewable sources), unpolished diorite is now also renewable.
1.1721w06aDiorite is now able to generate below Y=0.
21w07aDiorite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
Diorite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.
21w15aThe changes to diorite generation in the 1.17 snapshots have been reverted, but they can be re-enabled with the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1Diorite once again generates how it did in the 1.17 snapshots without the use of a data pack.
experimental snapshot 4Diorite blobs are less likely to generate on the surface.
Strips of diorite sometimes generate in stone shores.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Polished diorite can now be found in igloo basements under carpets.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Diorite can now generate as part of coral reefs.
beta 1.2.20.1Polished diorite now generates in underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Diorite can now be used to craft diorite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished diorite can now be used to craft polished diorite stairs and slabs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Diorite JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The textures of diorite and polished diorite have been changed.
Diorite now generates in the brand new snowy tundra villages.
Diorite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.
Polished diorite can now be obtained from trading with stone mason villagers.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has been changed, stone mason villagers now have a 13 chance to buy 16 diorite and 13 chance to sell 14 polished diorite for an emerald.
beta 1.11.0.5Diorite JE4 BE3.png The texture of diorite has been changed, again.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has been changed, once again. Apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished diorite.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Diorite trades changed to match Java edition.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.56If the Caves & Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle is enabled, diorite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
?Diorite blobs are now unintentionally larger regardless of experimental gameplay.[1]
1.17.2The size of diorite blobs has been corrected.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Diorite JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The textures of diorite and polished diorite have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.

Data history[]

Java Edition
1.814w10aStone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2.png rather than appearing identical to stone.
14w25aStone and its variants are now defined via block states rather than by numerical metadata. Prior to this version, the numerical metadata variants of stone were as follows:
DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite
7-15 Inaccessible "boring" variants of stone
14w26aStone with metadata values 7 through 15 have now been completely removed from the game.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 3 and 4.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Diorite" or "Polished Diorite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • Diorite rock comes from underground magma pockets that turned cold. Diorite usually has a salt & pepper appearance.
    • Andesite is diorite's above-ground equivalent: The two rocks come from the same kind of magma, but andesite forms in lava flows. Its fast cooling is what makes it look smoother than diorite.
    • Granite is another magma-pocket rock, but it's made of more quartz crystals. That would be why crafting diorite blocks with Nether quartz yields granite blocks.
  • Diorite is an extremely hard rock and is difficult to carve and work with.
  • In Minecraft: Story Mode, Reuben's grave on Episode 4 is made out of diorite and a new stair variant of it which cannot be found in Minecraft until the Village & Pillage update, which was announced roughly 3 years after Episode 4. It is unknown whether diorite slabs are present.

Gallery[]

Java Edition[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. MCPE-130185 – "Andesite and Diorite are excessively generated throughout the world" – resolved as "Fixed"
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