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This page contains content on features that are part of Experimental Gameplay in Bedrock Edition. 
These features may be properly added in a future update, but requires the "Vanilla Experiments" option toggled to be enabled in the current version.
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This article describes a feature planned for Java Edition. 
It has not appeared in any development versions yet, but is planned to be included in Java Edition 1.19.
Sculk Shrieker
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Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

?

Hardness

?

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A sculk shrieker is a block found in the Creative inventory.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Sculk shriekers can be mined with any tool, but hoes are the quickest.

Block Sculk Shrieker
Hardness ?
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default ?
Wooden ?
Stone ?
Iron ?
Diamond ?
Netherite ?
Golden ?
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Usage[]

Sculk shriekers can "shriek" after getting enabled, which can happen by stepping on it or giving it a redstone signal. This gives the player the darkness effect for 30 seconds.

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenbreak.sculk_shrieker1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagestep.sculk_shrieker0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenstep.sculk_shrieker0.30.5
BlocksJumping from the blockstep.sculk_shrieker0.121.0
BlocksFalling on the block without fall damagestep.sculk_shrieker0.141.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.sculk_shrieker0.171.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedplace.sculk_shrieker1.00.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Sculk Shriekersculk_shrieker716Block & Itemtile.sculk_shrieker.name

Block states[]

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
active00
1
Whether the sculk shrieker is active or not.

History[]

Upcoming Java Edition
October 16, 202132px Sculk Shriekers are shown at Minecraft Live 2021.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.30beta 1.17.30.22"Sculk Shrieker" was mentioned in Bedrock Beta documentation.
beta 1.17.30.23Sculk Shrieker (top texture) BE1.png Sculk Shrieker (side texture) BE1.png Sculk Sensor (bottom texture) BE1.png Sculk Shrieker (inner texture) BE1.png Added textures of Sculk Shrieker in internal Caves & Cliffs files.
1.18.0beta 1.18.0.22Sculk Shrieker BE1.gif Added sculk shriekers behind the Vanilla experiments toggle.
It uses an outdated model.[1]
It can be activated with a redstone signal, or by stepping on it.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.18.10beta 1.18.10.21Moved the sculk shrieker to the "The Wild Update" experimental toggle

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • The sculk shrieker's design was inspired by the human larynx.[2]

References[]

  1. "Oh and Sculk Shrieker model is outdated"@kingbdogz on Twitter, October 21, 2021
  2. "Minecraft Live 2021 @ 1:52:36" – Minecraft on YouTube, October 15, 2021
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