|Catches fire from lava||
A material reducer can be mined with a pickaxe. Mining without a pickaxe is slow, but the material reducer still drops as an item.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Using the material reducer opens an interface of 10 inventory slots. The central slot at the top is the input, where blocks can be placed in order to break them down into their component parts. When this happens, the output slots fill up with the percentage of elements found in the broken down material.
Certain blocks such as soul sand and netherrack contain mysterious elements yet to be discovered. These are represented by an unknown element that displays as other elements, but with a question mark in place of a periodic table symbol.
When an element is taken from one of the output slots, the input slot gets cleared, and if there are elements in other output slots, the input slot becomes red and does not accept further input until all of the outputs are cleared.
Any block broken down in the material reducer gives 100 atoms.
These four elements are found in all life forms on Earth.
The results depict dirt as a mixture of inorganic rocks and decaying organic material, although there is too little oxygen to form the compounds found in real-life dirt such as calcium carbonate.
These elements are all commonly found in silicate minerals.
Similar to regular cobblestone. Mossy cobblestone has carbon to account for the moss.
The results approximate H2O, the chemical formula for water.
A mixture of pure (elemental) iron and silicate rock. In real life, iron ore usually contains oxidized iron, so the formula would contain much more oxygen.
A mixture of pure gold and silicate rock. As gold is chemically inert, it is always naturally found in its elemental form.
A mixture of pure carbon and silicate rock. Diamond is composed of pure carbon, and takes billions of years to form deep underground.
|Lapis Lazuli Ore|
Redstone contains uranium, which makes it radioactive.
The results mirror the composition of coal, although real-life coal contains much less oxygen.
A mixture of silicate rock and mercury. Mercury(II) oxide (HgO) is red to orange in color, although these results contain too little oxygen for any of this compound to form.
The approximate formula is Si4C, which doesn't really reflect any real-life compound. Although it is similar to the mineral SiC (silicon carbide).
These three gases are noble gases, which are commonly used in neon lights to produce vibrant colors.
Soul sand is mostly composed of an unknown element, due to its paranormal composition.
This formula roughly corresponds to Iron (II) sulfate, an inorganic dark dye, which is not found in any species of real-life squid.
The results approximate C12H22O11, the chemical formula for sugar.
The results approximate C7H4O, the chemical formula for charcoal.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Material Reducer||Block & Item|
A two-bit field storing the block's facing:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|direction||The direction the block's front is.|
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing the block.
|1.4.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added material reducers.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Pocket UI screens have been added to material reducers.|
|1.0.27||Added material reducers.|
- There is currently a glitch in the material reducer's GUI: When the input slot becomes red, the "tubes" that are connected to it are sometimes rendered over the red square, which causes the image to flick between the normal square and the tubes.
- For unknown reasons, stripped logs cannot be used.