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

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No, but burns indefinitely when manually ignited on the top side only, creating soul fire

Catches fire from lava

No

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

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

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

A soul campfire, when broken without using a Silk Touch tool, drops a block of soul soil. Since soul campfires can be crafted with renewable soul sand, this makes soul soil renewable as well.

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 generation[]

Soul soil generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome.

Usage[]

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

Fire[]

Fire lit on soul soil becomes soul fire.

Withers[]

The wither build configuration (with soul soil).

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

Basalt[]

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 ingredient[]

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 +
Stick +
Soul Soil

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation 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???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Soul Soilsoul_soilBlock & Itemsoul_fire_base_blocks
soul_speed_blocks
wither_summon_base_blocks
mineable/shovel
soul_fire_base_blocksblock.minecraft.soul_soil

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Soul Soilsoul_soil491Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.soul_soil.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[]

Java Edition
September 28, 2019Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png Soul soil shown unnamed as part of soul sand valley biome at Minecon 2019.
1.1620w06aSoul Soil JE1 BE1.png 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, making it renewable.
1.19Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1Soul soil now generate as part of ancient city.
22w13aSoul soil no longer generates as part of ancient city.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png 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]

Issues[]

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

Gallery[]

References[]

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