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This feature is available only in Minecraft Education or when enabling the "Education" option in Bedrock Edition.

The Heat Block is a block that can melt snow and ice like a torch, but does not give off light.



Block Heat Block
Hardness 2.5
Breaking time[A]
Default 12.5
Wooden 1.9
Stone 0.95
Iron 0.65
Diamond 0.5
Netherite 0.45
Golden 0.35
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Lab Table[]

Result Materials Needed
Heat Block
Heat Block
Iron, Water, Charcoal, Salt


Heat blocks melt snow layers and ice within 2 blocks (taxicab distance). It is unique in that it is the only block that melts objects without giving off light.



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


SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Hostile CreaturesWhen a heat block is created by a lab tablemob.ghast.fireball1.00.5/0.7

Data values[]


NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Heat Blockchemical_heat192Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.chemical_heat.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.



Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Block (animated) BE1 Added heat blocks.
Education Edition
1.0.27Heat Block (animated) BE1 Added heat blocks.


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