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End stone is a block that appears in the End and, apart from generated structures, makes up all of the solid ground that exists in that dimension.



End stone can be obtained using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block End Stone
Hardness 3
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[]


A large island consisting entirely of end stone.

End stone is found only in the End, where it makes up all the floating islands that generate in the dimension.


Exit portal[]

The 16 end stone blocks under the edge of the exit portal are replaced when the ender dragon is respawned, and again when it is killed. Because end crystals, which are used to respawn the dragon, are renewable, this does make end stone renewable.

End gateways generate a small floating island of end stone when an entity travels through, for the entity to land on if there are no valid locations.[verify]

If an exit portal exists at a different position from the world origin (for example, an old exit portal from before 1.9), it will be completely converted into end stone if the ender dragon is re-summoned.


End stone has a blast resistance of 9, which is 3 more than that of ordinary stone. This is the highest blast resistance of any block movable by pistons besides anvils[Bedrock Edition only], ancient debris and block of netherite. It also cannot be picked up by endermen and cannot be destroyed by the ender dragon. In addition, it is the only block on which chorus flowers can be planted.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
End Stone Bricks End Stone
Eye Armor Trim Smithing Template Diamond +
Eye Armor Trim Smithing Template +
End Stone


Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
End Stone Bricks or
End Stone Brick Slab or
End Stone Brick Stairs or
End Stone Brick Wall
End Stone

Note Blocks[]

End stone can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

Sculk Catalyst Interactons[]

This block can be replaced by sculk both upon world generation and from a Sculk Catalyst. This is the only block that is both replaceable with Sculk AND cannot be destroyed by the Ender Dragon.


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

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
End Stoneend_stoneBlock & Itemdragon_immuneblock.minecraft.end_stone

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
End Stoneend_stone121Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.end_stone.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.


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3End Stone (texture) JE0 A white cobblestone texture was added to the terrain.png presumably to be used as end stone; however it wasn't used by any block at the time. Language files from 1.1 suggest this texture to be the original texture for end stone, as the internal name and translation key was "whiteStone"
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4End Stone JE1 BE1 The white texture has been changed, and end stone has been introduced as a block with the overhauled texture.
End stone can be successfully mined only with a pickaxe, dropping cobblestone like normal stone.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5End stone now has a name in the inventory.
End stone now drops itself when mined.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Mining time now decreases with pickaxes.
1.814w11bEnd stone with numerical metadata variants 1 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2 rather than appearing identical to end stone.
14w26aBlock metadata has been completely removed from this snapshot onwards with the introduction of block states. As this block never used block metadata at all prior to this version, fifteen unused, inaccessible metadata variants of it have been completely removed from the game:
DV Description
0 End Stone
1-15 Inaccessible "boring" variants of end stone
1.915w31aEnd stone can now be used to craft end stone bricks.
15w44bThe ender dragon can now be resummoned using end crystals, a renewable resource, which regenerates end stone below the exit portal, making end stone renewable.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 121.
1.1418w43aEnd Stone JE2 The texture of end stone has been changed.
18w50aEnd Stone JE3 BE2 The texture of end stone has been changed, again.
23w04aEnd stone can now be used to craft eye armor trims.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1End Stone JE1 BE1 Added end stone.
As there is no End yet, it is impossible to naturally obtain end stone in Survival mode.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha stone now generates in the End.
End stone can now be used to craft end stone bricks.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Stone JE3 BE2 The texture of end stone has been changed.
Next Major Update
beta stone can now be used to craft eye armor trims.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1End Stone JE1 BE1 Added end stone.
As there is no End yet, it is impossible to naturally obtain end stone in Survival mode.
TU9Added the End, where end stone naturally generates.
1.90 End Stone JE3 BE2 The texture of end stone has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10End Stone JE1 BE1 Added end stone.


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


  • End stone's texture is an inversion, geometric translation, and recoloration of the cobblestone texture. (Specifically, the texture is shifted 3 pixels up, and 8 pixels to the right.)


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