This article is about the item. For the ore, see Lapis Lazuli Ore. For the mineral block, see Lapis Lazuli Block.
Lapis lazuli is a mineral used for enchanting and decoration.
|Block of Lapis Lazuli|
|Lapis Lazuli Ore +
See also: Lapis Lazuli Ore § Natural generation
In Bedrock Edition, lapis lazuli can be also used in banner patterns:
|Blue Banner pattern||Lapis Lazuli +
|Blue Banner image||Lapis Lazuli +
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
- Applied to sheep to dye their wool, which can then be sheared for 1–3 blocks of blue wool.
- Applied to tamed wolves to dye their collars.
- Applied to tamed cats to dye their collars.
- Used to dye or stain wool, leather armor, beds, glass, terracotta and shulker boxes.
- Combined with gunpowder to make a firework star.
- Combined with a firework star to create a fade-to-color effect.
- Used to add patterns to banners.
- Used to dye shulkers in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Used to dye water contained in cauldrons in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Combined with sand and gravel to craft concrete powder.
- Combined with compounds to craft balloons or glow sticks in Bedrock and Education editions.
|Name||Resource location||Form||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Alias ID (BE)||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchantment Table||Diamonds!||Insert an item in an enchanting table, then apply an enchantment.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||Added lapis lazuli.|
|1.2_02||Lapis lazuli ore can now be found at bedrock level and now drops 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on singleplayer only. However, servers have not been affected yet.|
|1.8||Pre-release||Lapis lazuli can now be found in mineshaft chests.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye leather armor and wolf collars.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Lapis lazuli can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.|
|1.6.1||13w19a||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained clay.|
|1.7.2||13w41a||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained glass.|
|1.8||14w02a||Enchanting now requires lapis lazuli. Different enchantments require different amounts of levels and different amounts of levels now require different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).|
|Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald, making it a renewable resource.|
|14w30a||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners.|
|1.9||15w44a||The average yield of lapis lazuli in mineshaft chests has been decreased.|
|1.11||16w39a||Added the ability to dye shulker boxes.|
|1.12||17w06a||Can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.|
|17w15a||Added the ability to dye beds.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different data values for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.|
|18w11a||Lapis lazuli now generates in shipwreck chests.|
|1.14||18w43a||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dye.|
|Lapis lazuli can no longer be used as a dye.|
|The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.|
|18w50a||Lapis lazuli can now be found in chests in village temples.|
|19w13a||Cleric villagers now give lapis lazuli to players under the Hero of the Village effect.|
|1.17||21w08a||Lapis lazuli can now drop and be smelted from deepslate lapis lazuli ore.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.3.0||Added lapis lazuli.|
|v0.3.2||Lapis lazuli can now be crafted into lapis lazuli blocks, and vice versa.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Lapis lazuli is now required for enchanting.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chests in mineshafts.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.|
|1.0.4||alpha 126.96.36.199||Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker shells.|
|1.1.0||alpha 188.8.131.52||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.|
|1.2.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners, firework stars and glass.|
|1.4.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Lapis lazuli can now be found in shipwreck treasure chests.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.|
|1.8.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dyes.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Lapis lazuli are now sold by wandering traders.|
|The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Lapis lazuli can now be found in desert village temple chests.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Cleric villagers now sell one lapis lazuli for one emerald.|
|1.16.100||beta 220.127.116.11||The ID of lapis lazuli has been changed from |
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added lapis lazuli.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Lapis lazuli can now be used in enchanting.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of lapis lazuli has been changed.|
- In real life, lapis lazuli is a blue gem that may be ground and processed into ultramarine pigment. Lapis lazuli pigment has been famously used in the production of illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and cave paintings. See the Wikipedia article for more information.
- Lapis lazuli is the only ore that can be used as a dye[BE only] or making a dye.
- It is the only thing that can be put in the second slot of an enchantment table.