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This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.19 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
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Sculk Vein
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Sculk Vein
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.2

Hardness

0.2

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A sculk vein is a block generated by sculk catalysts as part of the blooming process.

Obtaining[]

Sculk veins can only be obtained in the creative inventory.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Natural generation[]

Sculk veins are generated within the deep dark biome.‌[upcoming: JE 1.19]

Breaking[]

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

Block Sculk Vein
Hardness 0.2
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.3
Wooden 0.15
Stone 0.1
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.05
Netherite 0.05
Golden 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Post-generation[]

Sculk veins generate when a mob dies within 8 blocks of a sculk catalyst.

Usage[]

Sculk veins can be placed on any and multiple sides of a block, similar to glow lichen.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Sculk Veinsculk_veinBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.sculk_vein

ID[]

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Sculk Veinsculk_vein714Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.sculk_vein.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.

Block states[]

See also: Block state

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
downfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the bottom.
eastfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the east.
northfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the north.
southfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the south.
upfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the top.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this sculk vein.
westfalsefalse
true
When true, a sculk vein texture is displayed on the west.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
multi_face_direction_bits0x1
0x2
0x4
0x8
0x10
0x20
00 to 630 to 63The directions the sculk vein exists. Each bit determines one direction:
  • 0x1: Down
  • 0x2: Up
  • 0x4: North
  • 0x8: South
  • 0x10: West
  • 0x20: East
0 is unused and it behaves like 63.

History[]

October 3, 2020Sculk Vein (pre-release 1).png Sculk veins are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
November 13, 2020Sculk Vein JE1 BE1.gif The sculk veins has a new texture in a tweet from Brandon Pearce.
April 26, 2021Kingbdogz states that sculk features aren't coming in 1.17.
October 16, 2021Sculk features were delayed to 1.19.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.19Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1Sculk Vein JE1 BE1.gif Added sculk veins.
22w11aImplemented sculk veins into normal snapshot.
22w15aCan now be placed on the top and sides of soul sand, mud and maximum height snow.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.30beta 1.17.30.22"Sculk Veins" was mentioned in Bedrock Beta documentation.
beta 1.17.30.23Sculk Vein (texture) JE1 BE1.png Sculk Veins texture was shown in internal Caves & Cliffs textures.
Vanilla Experiments
(experimental)
beta 1.18.0.22Sculk Vein JE1 BE1.gif Added sculk veins.
Wild Update
(experimental)
beta 1.18.10.21Sculk veins have been moved behind the "Wild Update" toggle.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.20Sculk veins are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.

Issues[]

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

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