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Frosted Ice
Frosted Ice JE2 BE2.pngFrosted Ice 1 JE2 BE2.pngFrosted Ice 2 JE2 BE2.pngFrosted Ice 3 JE2 BE2.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

N/A

Tool

None

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

Partial (-2 to light)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Frosted ice is a translucent solid block.

Obtaining[]

In Java Edition, frosted ice cannot be obtained as an item, and can be placed only using commands such as /setblock, but in Bedrock Edition, it can obtained using /give. It can be placed with commands in Bedrock Edition.

Creation[]

Frosted ice is generated by players walking near water while wearing boots with the Frost Walker enchantment. Frost Walker II creates a larger area of frosted ice.

Usage[]

Frosted ice behaves in most ways like ice: it is slightly slippery, causing entities to slide, including items.

Frosted ice naturally melts fairly quickly. The block is created with an age of 0, and is ticked every 1–2 seconds. If a 13 chance succeeds or the block has fewer than 4 frosted ice blocks in the 6 blocks surrounding it, and the light level (including light from the sun) at the block would be greater than 11 minus the age, the age is incremented. When the age reaches 4, the block turns into water and all adjacent blocks have their age incremented (but if these blocks melt also, the effect does not continue to cascade). This does mean that in places with low light levels, such as inside caves or at night, it never melts naturally.

Frosted ice can be easily destroyed without tools. Breaking it with Silk Touch drops nothing, while breaking in any other manner produces water in the same way ice does.

When a frosted ice block melts or is broken, any adjacent frosted ice block immediately melts if it has fewer than 2 frosted ice blocks remaining in the 6 blocks surrounding it.

Sugar cane and other crops do not break when frosted ice is formed, and frosted ice does not form on water occupied by a boat.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Frosted Icefrosted_iceiceBlockblock.minecraft.frosted_ice

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Frosted Icefrosted_ice207Blocktile.frosted_ice.name

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, frosted ice uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 New frosted ice
1 Slightly cracked frosted ice
2 Cracked frosted ice
3 Very cracked frosted ice

Block states[]

See also: Block states
Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0Freshly-generated ice.
1
2
3
Ice with spreading cracks.

Achievements[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other platforms
Let It Go!Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean20GBronze

History[]

Java Edition
1.915w42aIce JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 1 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 2 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 3 JE1 BE1.png Added frosted ice.
16w05aBoats now travel extremely fast on frosted ice.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 212.
1.1418w43aFrosted Ice JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 1 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 2 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 3 JE2 BE2.png The texture of frosted ice has been changed. As a result, new frosted ice now looks slightly different from ice.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Ice JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 1 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 2 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 3 JE1 BE1.png Added frosted ice.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Frosted ice is now transparent.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Frosted Ice JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 1 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 2 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 3 JE2 BE2.png The texture of frosted ice has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Ice JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 1 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 2 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 3 JE1 BE1.png Added frosted ice.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Frosted Ice JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 1 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 2 JE2 BE2.png Frosted Ice 3 JE2 BE2.png The texture of frosted ice has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Ice JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 1 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 2 JE1 BE1.png Frosted Ice 3 JE1 BE1.png Added frosted ice.

Frosted ice "item"[]

The following content is transcluded from Technical blocks/Frosted Ice.
Bedrock Edition
?Frosted ice exists as an item.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Frosted ice exists as an item.
Frosted ice can be obtained with Silk Touch.[1]
TU48CU38 1.41 Patch 17Frosted ice can no longer be obtained with Silk Touch.

Names[]

Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.frosted_ice.name

Issues[]

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

Gallery[]

References[]

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