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This article is about the mud. For the ice, see Packed Ice. For the air, see Packed Air.

Packed mud is a block crafted from mud and wheat. It is used to create mud bricks.



Packed mud can be broken by hand, but using a pickaxe speeds up the process. It drops itself even when broken by hand.

Block Packed mud
Hardness 1
Breaking time[A]
Default 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Netherite 0.2
Golden 0.15
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Mud +


Packed mud can be used for decoration.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Mud Bricks Packed Mud


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.packed_mud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.30.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.packed_mud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.30.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.packed_mud.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.0750.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.packed_mud.fallNone[sound 1]0.150.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.packed_mud.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.0450.9516
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.packed_mud.break0.40.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedblock.packed_mud.place0.250.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.packed_mud.hit0.10.5
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.packed_mud.fall0.41.0
BlocksWalking on the blockblock.packed_mud.step0.051.0
BlocksJumping from the blockblock.packed_mud.step0.051.0
BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageblock.packed_mud.fall0.051.0

Data Values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierBlock tags (JE)Translation key
Packed Mudpacked_mudmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.packed_mud

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Packed Mudpacked_mudBlock & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.packed_mud.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.


Java Edition
1.1922w11aPacked Mud JE1 BE1 Added packed mud.
Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta Mud JE1 BE1 Added packed mud.
1.20.10beta mud can no longer be mined faster with a shovel.


Issues relating to "Packed Mud" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • In real life, mud bricks are made with mud mixed together with straw, and then heated to increase their toughness, which is referenced by the crafting recipe of packed mud in Minecraft. They have a long history of being used as building materials, dating back at least 5,000 years.