Prismarine Crystals
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Prismarine crystals are items obtained by defeating guardians or elder guardians. They are used along with prismarine shards to craft sea lanterns.

Obtaining

Mob loot

Guardians and elder guardians have a 40% chance and 13 chance, respectively, of dropping prismarine crystals upon death. The maximum drop count is increased by one per level of Looting.

Mining

Prismarine crystals are dropped by sea lanterns when not using a Silk Touch tool. They drop 2–3 crystals each time, which can be increased to a maximum of 5 using the Fortune enchantment.

Natural generation

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Prismarine Crystals Buried treasure Chest 1–5 59.9%
Bedrock Edition
Prismarine Crystals Buried treasure Chest 1–5 18.9%

Usage

Crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Sea Lantern Prismarine Shard +
Prismarine Crystals

Data values

ID

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Prismarine Crystalsprismarine_crystalsItemitem.minecraft.prismarine_crystals

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Prismarine Crystalsprismarine_crystals422Itemitem.prismarine_crystals.name

History

Java Edition
1.814w25a Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
1.915w43aThe chance of guardians and elder guardians dropping prismarine crystals upon death has now been increased, from 33% to 40%.
15w43bThe chance of elder guardians dropping crystals upon death has now been reverted back to 33%. However, the chance for guardians to drop them is still 40%.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 410.
18w10aPrismarine crystals now generate in buried treasure chests.
1.1418w43a Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.16.0build 1 Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Prismarine crystals can now be found inside buried treasure chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3 Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.
1.90 Prismarine Crystals JE2 BE2.png The texture of prismarine crystals has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.3.12 Prismarine Crystals JE1 BE1.png Added prismarine crystals.

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