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Purpur Block
Purpur Block JE2 BE2.png
Purpur Pillar (UD) JE3 BE2.pngPurpur Pillar (EW) JE3 BE2.pngPurpur Pillar (NS) JE3 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Purpur blocks and purpur pillars are decorative blocks that are naturally generated in End cities and End ships.

Chiseled purpur and smooth purpur are two further variants of purpur blocks exclusive to Bedrock Edition that can be accessed only by commands, and appear identical to regular purpur blocks.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Purpur blocks and pillars can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Purpur Block
Purpur Pillar
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  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[]

Purpur blocks and pillars can be found naturally as part of the structure of end cities and end ships.

Crafting[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Purpur Block Popped Chorus Fruit

4
Purpur Pillar Purpur Slab

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Purpur Pillar Purpur Block

Usage[]

Purpur blocks and pillars are primarily decorative blocks, similar to other brick-type blocks. They can also be used to craft different variants of the block. Purpur pillar blocks can be placed sideways, similar to logs or quartz pillar blocks.

Crafting ingredient[]

Purpur pillars cannot be used to craft slabs in Bedrock Edition.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Purpur Slab Purpur Block [Bedrock Edition only]
Purpur Slab Any Purpur Block [Java Edition only]
Purpur Stairs Any Purpur Block

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Purpur Slab or
Purpur Stairs or
Purpur Pillar
Purpur Block

Note Blocks[]

Purpur block and purpur pillar can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation 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:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
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:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Purpur Blockpurpur_blockmineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purpur_block
Purpur Pillarpurpur_pillarmineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purpur_pillar

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Purpur Blockpurpur_block201Block & Itemtile.purpur_block.default.name
tile.purpur_block.chiseled.name
tile.purpur_block.lines.name
tile.purpur_block.smooth.name

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, purpur blocks use the following data values alongside more:

This section is missing information about "alongside more" - please add the remaining data values not shown in this table. 
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DV Description
0 Purpur Block
1 Chiseled Purpur
2 Purpur Pillar facing up/down
3 tile.purpur_block.smooth.name
6 Purpur Pillar facing east/west
10 Purpur Pillar facing north/south

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Purpur pillar

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
axisy xThe pillar is oriented east–west.
yThe pillar is oriented vertically.
zThe pillar is oriented north–south.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
chisel_typedefaultdefaultThe main block type.
chiseledThe chiseled type.
linesThe pillar type.
smoothThe smooth type.
pillar_axisyx
y
z
The axis along which the block is oriented. Normally applies only to the pillar type.

History[]

Java Edition
1.9June 22, 2015Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the caption "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"
15w31aPurpur Block JE1 BE1.png Added purpur blocks.
Purpur Pillar (EW) JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (NS) JE1 BE1.png Added purpur pillars.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 201 and 202.
1.13.118w32aPurpur pillars can now be used to craft purpur stairs and purpur slabs.
1.1418w43aPurpur Block JE2 BE2.png The textures of purpur blocks have been changed.
Purpur Pillar (EW) JE2.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE2.png Purpur Pillar (NS) JE2.png The textures of purpur pillars have changed.
1.1620w09aPurpur Pillar (EW) JE3 BE2.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE3 BE2.png Purpur Pillar (NS) JE3 BE2.png The textures of purpur pillars have been changed.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1 Purpur Block JE1 BE1.png Added purpur blocks.
Purpur Pillar (EW) JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (NS) JE1 BE1.png Added purpur pillars.
Purpur Pillar Axis None BE1.png There also exists a purpur pillar state with the side texture being used on all sides.
?Purpur Block (EW) BE2.pngPurpur Block (NS) BE2.png x- and z-axis versions of normal purpur blocks exist in the game due to how the game handles rotated purpur pillars. (Note that these screenshots do not use the textures that would have been current at the time.)
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Purpur Block JE2 BE2.png The textures of purpur blocks have been changed.
Purpur Pillar (EW) JE3 BE2.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE3 BE2.png Purpur Pillar (NS) JE3 BE2.png Purpur Pillar Axis None BE2.png The textures of purpur pillars have been changed.
?Purpur pillars with the side texture on all faces have been removed, and replaced with the y axis aligned pillar. It is not known if this happened prior to the Texture Update.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 151.0.1Purpur Block JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE1 BE1.pngPurpur Pillar (EW) JE1 BE1.pngPurpur Pillar (NS) JE1 BE1.png Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.
1.90 Purpur Block JE2 BE2.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE2.pngPurpur Pillar (EW) JE2.pngPurpur Pillar (NS) JE2.png The textures of purpur blocks and purpur pillars have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Purpur Block JE1 BE1.png Purpur Pillar (UD) JE1 BE1.pngPurpur Pillar (EW) JE1 BE1.pngPurpur Pillar (NS) JE1 BE1.pngPurpur Pillar Axis None BE1.png Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Purpur Block" or "Purpur Pillar" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • Purpur is the word for a specific shade of purple in multiple languages, including Swedish, Polish, German and Cornish (and French pourpre to a certain extent).
  • Chiseled Purpur‌[Bedrock Edition only] is an unused purpur block that has the texture of the normal Purpur Block and is obtainable via /give @s purpur_block 1 1 or inventory editing.
  • Smooth Purpur‌[Bedrock Edition only] is an unused purpur block that has the texture of the normal Purpur Block and is obtainable via /give @s purpur_block 1 3 or inventory editing. Its in-game name is tile.purpur_block.smooth.name.

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