For other magma-related topics, see Magma (Disambiguation).
For the similar cube-like mob found in the overworld, see Slime.

A magma cube is a hostile mob found in the Nether. They are most commonly found near Nether Fortresses and Basalt Deltas. When they move, they jump and momentarily unravel into eight layers, giving them the appearance of a spring while revealing a yellow core inside.

Behavior

Magma cubes will jump slowly in random directions until a player is in range, at which point they will start to jump faster towards a player. They will also attempt to damage a player. A unique ability of these creatures is that they cannot get hurt or drown in lava, and they cannot get hurt by water itself. However, they can drown in water. Another ability they have is that they do not take fall damage.

Loot

Big and small magma cubes will drop Magma Cream. However, the tiny ones will not drop any magma cream. All magma cubes will drop experience orbs like all other mobs.

Trivia

  • If a player kills a magma cube and all the smaller ones that result from it, the player can get up to 28 experience points from one big magma cube.
  • Tiny slimes are harmless and are popular pets among Minecraft fans, but tiny magma cubes can still harm a player. However, they can only damage a player when a player is underneath them. One can still keep these as pets if they are careful (They must be contained in an area if a player wishes to sleep).
  • Magma cubes jump height is determined by its size, while any slimes can only jump one block high.
    • However, the jump distance is inverted between them, as Magma Cubes will always advance the same number of blocks forward, while Slimes' jump distance is determined by their size.
  • Automatic magma cube farms are hard to build since water cannot be put in the Nether legitimately.
  • Some fans falsely believe that when a slime is pushed or spawned inside of Fire or lava, it will turn into a magma cube.
  • Update 0.11.0 introduced magma cubes to the Pocket Edition.
  • As with the Slimes, Magma Cubes can potentially range from size 1 to 256, spawnable by using "/summon magma_cube ~ ~ ~ {Size:X}" (X being a chosen number from 0 to 255), but the scaling of its stats (except for its HP) is different as:
    • Its attack strength is the size plus 2. It is unknown if its strength has any scaling limits but the max would be 257 attack strength.
    • It has armor, which is twice the size. It is unknown if its armor has any scaling limits but the max would be 510 Armor Points (Armors × 255).
  • Magma cubes will spawn in the Basalt Deltas and in the Nether Wastes as of the 1.16 update.

Gallery

Click for full Magma Cube gallery.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) HorseHead.png Horse MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFace.pngParrot PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep
Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem Squidface.png Squid TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader Link=Fox Fox StriderFace.png Strider
Neutral Mobs
Big-llama-face.png Llama DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman Vg face.png Iron Golem
Panda FaceZ.png Panda BeeFace.png Bee SpiderFace.png Spider (12 Neutral) CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider (12 Neutral)
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon EndermiteFace.png Endermite
EvokerFace.png Evoker GhastFace.png Ghast HuskFace.png Husk Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube
PillagerFace.png Pillager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace.png Zombie Drownedheaad.png Drowned
StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex VindicatorFace.png Vindicator RavagerFace.png Ravager
PhantomFace.png Phantom Link=Guardian Guardian Link=Evocation Fang Evocation Fang Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager Hoglin face.pngHoglin ZoglinFace.png

Zoglin

PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute
Warden Face.png Warden
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