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Not to be confused with Soul Sand.
Soul Soil
Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No
(burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only)

Catches fire from lava

No

Soul soil is a block naturally found only in the soul sand valley.

Contents

ObtainingEdit

BreakingEdit

Soul soil drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, but a shovel is the fastest way to break it.

Soul soil is renewable because a soul campfire that was crafted with Soul Sand, when broken without a Silk Touch tool, drops soul soil.

Block Soul Soil
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
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 generationEdit

Soul soil generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome.

UsageEdit

Unlike soul sand, soul soil does not slow mobs down and does not create bubble columns.

FireEdit

Fire lit on soul soil becomes soul fire.

WithersEdit

The wither build configuration (with soul soil).

4 blocks of soul soil (or soul sand) are used in the construction of a wither.

BasaltEdit

Lava on top of soul soil and directly adjacent to blue ice turns into basalt. Re-producing basalt this way can comprise a "basalt generator."

 
A simple basalt generator.

Crafting ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Soul Campfire Stick +
Soul Soil +
Any Log or Stem or
Any Stripped Log or Stem or
Any Wood or Hyphae or
Any Stripped Wood or Hyphae

Soul Torch Coal or
Charcoal +
Stick +
Soul Soil

SoundsEdit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.soul_soil.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.8??
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.soul_soil.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.soul_soil.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.66??
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.soul_soil.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.8??
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.soul_soil.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data valuesEdit

IDEdit

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Soul Soilsoul_soilsoul_fire_base_blocks
soul_speed_blocks
wither_summon_base_blocks
soul_fire_base_blocksBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.soul_soil

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Soul Soilsoul_soil491Block & Itemtile.soul_soil.name

HistoryEdit

Java Edition
September 28, 2019  Soul soil shown unnamed as part of soul sand valley biome at Minecon 2019.
1.1620w06a  Added soul soil.
Soul soil appears in the soul sand valley biome.
20w07aSoul soil can now be used to create a wither.
20w09aSoul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.[1]
20w13aLava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.
20w15aSoul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51  Added soul soil.
beta 1.16.0.57Lava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.
beta 1.16.0.63Soul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.[2]
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.54Soul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires.[3]

IssuesEdit

Issues relating to "Soul Soil" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit