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For other uses, see Sculk (disambiguation).
Sculk
Sculk.gif
Sculk
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.2

Hardness

0.6

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Sculk is a block found in the deep dark biome, or created by the sculk catalyst. The block bears glowing spots that do not illuminate the surroundings.

Obtaining[]

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Sculk Ancient City Chest 4–10 23.2%
Bedrock Edition
Sculk Ancient City Chest 4–10 23.2%

Breaking[]

Sculk blocks can be mined with any tool, but hoes are the quickest. It always drops 1 experience if mined without Silk Touch.

Block Sculk
Hardness 0.6
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.9
Wooden 0.45
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  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[]

Sculk are generated in patch formations within the deep dark biome.

Post-generation[]

Sculk blocks generate when a mob dies within 8 blocks of a sculk catalyst, replacing any blocks with the sculk_replaceable tag in the area.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.sculk.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.01.016
Sculk bubblesBlocksSculk chargesblock.sculk.chargesubtitles.block.sculk.charge1.01.016
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.sculk.fallNone[sound 1]1.01.016
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.sculk.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit1.01.016
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.sculk.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.016
Sculk spreadsBlocksWhen the sculk spreadsblock.sculk.spreadsubtitles.block.sculk.spread1.00.916
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.sculk.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps1.01.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenbreak.sculk1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagestep.sculk0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.sculk0.350.5
BlocksJumping from the blockstep.sculk0.121.0
BlocksFalling on the block without fall damagestep.sculk0.141.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.sculk0.171.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedplace.sculk1.00.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
SculksculkBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.sculk

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Sculksculk713Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.sculk.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 with the block.

History[]

October 3, 2020Sculk (pre-release).png Sculk blocks are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
November 13, 2020Sculk BE1.png In a tweet, Brandon Pearce revealed that sculk had gotten a new texture.
April 26, 2021Kingbdogz stated in another tweet that sculk features aren't coming in 1.17.
October 16, 2021Sculk blocks are shown again at Minecraft Live 2021.
Sculk features were delayed to 1.19.
Java Edition
1.19Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1Sculk BE1.gifAdded sculk.
Sculk is now a member of the skip_occlude_vibration_when_above block tag.
22w11aSculk no longer prevents vibration occlusion from wool being placed on their top side.
Sculk is no longer a member of the skip_occlude_vibration_when_above block tag.
22w17aLowered blast resistance of sculk from 0.6 to 0.2.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.30beta 1.17.30.22"Sculk" was mentioned in Bedrock Beta documentation.
beta 1.17.30.23Sculk (texture) BE1.pngThe texture of sculk was shown in internal Caves & Cliffs textures.
Vanilla Experiments
(experimental)
beta 1.18.0.22Sculk BE1.gifAdded sculk blocks behind the "Vanilla Experiments" toggle.
Wild Update
(Experimental)
beta 1.18.10.21Moved sculk blocks to the "Wild Update" experimental toggle.
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.20Sculk are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.

Gallery[]

Screenshots[]

Development images[]

Images are sorted by their approximate creation date.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • "Sculk" is derived from the word "skulk," meaning "keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive".[4]

References[]

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