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Magma Block
Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif
Magma Block
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

Yes (3)

Transparent

No

Flammable

No
(burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only)

Catches fire from lava

No

A magma block is a light-emitting naturally-occurring block found in the Nether and the Overworld. It causes continuous damage while being stepped on, considered fire damage, except it does not light mobs on fire.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Magma blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Magma Block
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 2.5
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  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[]

Natural generation of magma deep underground in the Overworld.

Natural generation of magma blocks in the Nether.

In the Overworld, magma blocks generate at the bottom of ocean ravines and in underwater caverns. They also sometimes generate deep underground (level 15 and lower) in clusters of 1–8 blocks, and at the bottom of underground bodies of water.

Magma blocks also generate as a part of underwater ruins.

Magma blocks generate as part of ruined portals, as well as hoglin stable and treasure room bastion remnants.

Magma blocks also generate as part of delta in basalt deltas.

Blobs[]

Magma blocks can generate in the Nether in the form of blobs. Magma blocks attempt to generate four times per chunk in blobs of size 0–160, from altitudes Y=27 to Y=36 in all biomes. It can only replace netherrack.

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Magma Cream

Magma Block

Usage[]

Damage[]

Magma blocks damage most living entities standing on top of them, even if underwater, dealing 1♥ of damage every tick, which can be reduced to once every half-second with damage immunity. Shulkers and guardians are among the mobs unharmed by magma blocks. Walking into the side of a magma block doesn't cause damage. Magma blocks do not destroy items. Damage from magma blocks does not reduce durability in Netherite armor. Damage taken is considered fire damage and is reduced by armor, the Resistance effect, and Protection and Fire Protection enchantments. The player can avoid all damage by sneaking, using a potion of fire resistance, or by wearing Frost Walker boots.

Magma block damage does not set mobs or players on fire, and thus does not cook the animals that it kills.

Blocks that are the height of a trapdoor or lower (such as snow layers, carpet, repeaters or comparator) do not prevent a magma block from damaging mobs and players above it.

Magma blocks have a few specific death messages. If a player or named pet is killed simply from standing on the block, the death message displayed in chat is: "[player] discovered the floor was lava". If a player or named pet was attacked and knocked back to their death onto magma blocks, the message is: "[player] walked into danger zone due to [player/mob]".

Behavior[]

Magma blocks emit a light level of 3. They do not melt ice or snow.

Magma blocks emit smoke particles under rainfall, much like lava.

Making walls out of magma blocks prevents spiders (but not cave spiders) from climbing them.‌[BE only]

Mobs avoid magma blocks that are in the way. Most mobs do not spawn on magma blocks (exceptions are magma cubes, zombified piglin, ghasts, and squid).

When a magma block's top is lit on fire, the fire burns indefinitely, similar to netherrack.

Bubble columns[]

When a water source is directly above a magma block, a whirlpool bubble column is created, going downward from the highest source block. Anything encountering the bubble column is pulled down, including items, boats, players, and mobs.

A player can restore breath by entering a magma block's bubble column.

Note Blocks[]

Magma block 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
Magma Blockmagma_blockinfiniburn_end
infiniburn_nether
infiniburn_overworld
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.magma_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Magma Blockmagma213Block & Itemtile.magma.name

History[]

Java Edition
1.10April 4, 2016Jens Bergensten releases a teaser screenshot of a new Nether block, warning not to step on it.
16w20aMagma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
A water source block above a magma block evaporates after a while.
Magma blocks 'preserve' light from other light sources.
1.1217w06aMagma blocks now burn indefinitely when set on fire, much like netherrack.
1.1317w47aThe ID has been changed from magma to magma_block.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 213.
18w07aMagma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water, and water does not evaporate above a magma block.
18w08aMagma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines, generating downward bubble columns.
18w09aMagma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aMagma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
Magma blocks no longer 'preserve' block light.[1]
1.1620w16aMagma blocks now generate as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals.
1.1721w06aMagma blocks now sometimes generate at the bottom of underground bodies of water.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.18experimental snapshot 6Magma blocks more frequently generate in underwater caves.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha 1.1.3.0Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Magma blocks now generate naturally at bottom of ocean ravines.
beta 1.2.20.1Magma blocks now generate in underwater ruins.
Magma blocks now generate in underwater caves on top of lava pools.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Magma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51A magma block can now melt snow sitting on top of it.
beta 1.16.0.57Magma blocks generate as part of delta in basalt deltas.
Magma blocks now generate as part of bastion remnants and ruined portals.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.
Magma blocks generate in the Nether.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Magma blocks now naturally generate in ocean ravines.
Magma blocks now naturally generate in underwater ruins.
Magma blocks now produce downward bubble columns when under water.
1.90 Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif The texture of magma blocks has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Magma Block JE1 BE1.gif Added magma blocks.

Issues[]

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