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Stairs
Oak Stairs (N) JE7 BE6.pngSpruce Stairs (N) JE5 BE2.pngBirch Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngJungle Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngAcacia Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngDark Oak Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngCrimson Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngWarped Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngStone Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.pngCobblestone Stairs (N) JE6 BE6.pngMossy Cobblestone Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngStone Brick Stairs (N) JE5 BE2.pngMossy Stone Brick Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngAndesite Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngPolished Andesite Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngDiorite Stairs (N) JE3 BE2.pngPolished Diorite Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.pngGranite Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngPolished Granite Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngSandstone Stairs (N) JE6 BE3.pngSmooth Sandstone Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngRed Sandstone Stairs (N) JE4 BE2.pngSmooth Red Sandstone Stairs (N) JE3 BE1.pngBrick Stairs (N) JE5 BE2.pngPrismarine Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.gifPrismarine Brick Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.pngDark Prismarine Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.pngNether Brick Stairs (N) JE5 BE2.pngRed Nether Brick Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngQuartz Stairs (N) JE3.pngSmooth Quartz Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngPurpur Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.pngEnd Stone Brick Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngBlackstone Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Brick Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngCut Copper Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngCut Copper Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngCobbled Deepslate Stairs JE3.pngPolished Deepslate Stairs JE2.pngDeepslate Brick Stairs JE2.pngDeepslate Tile Stairs JE2.png
Prismarine Stairs
Renewable

Deepslate Variants: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tools

Blast resistance

End Stone Brick: 9
Wooden: 3
Sandstone and Quartz: 0.8
All others: 6

Hardness

See § Breaking

Luminant

No

Transparent

Partial (blocks light)[JE only]
Yes‌[BE only]

Flammable

Overworld wood: Yes (5)
All others: No

Catches fire from lava

Overworld wood: Yes
All others: No

Stairs are blocks that allow mobs and players to change elevation without jumping.

Contents

ObtainingEdit

BreakingEdit

Wood stairs drop themselves as items when broken with any tool, or with no tool, but an axe is fastest. Non-wood stairs drop themselves as items only if broken with a pickaxe.

Block Cut Copper End Stone Brick Brick
(Mossy) Cobblestone
(Red) Nether Brick
Polished Blackstone
Smooth Quartz
Smooth (Red) Sandstone
Blackstone
(Polished) Andesite
(Polished) Diorite
(Polished) Granite
Polished Blackstone Brick
Prismarine (and variants)
Purpur
Stone
(Mossy) Stone Brick
Quartz
(Red) Sandstone
Wooden
Hardness 3 3 2 1.5 0.8 2
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 15 15 10 7.5 4 3
Wooden 7.5 2.25 1.5 1.15 0.6 1.5
Stone 1.15 1.15 0.75 0.6 0.3 0.75
Iron 0.75 0.75 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.5
Diamond 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.15 0.4
Netherite 0.5 0.5 0.35 0.25 0.15 0.35
Golden 1.25 0.4 0.25 0.2 0.1 0.25
  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

  • Cobblestone and stone brick stairs generate naturally in strongholds.
  • Nether brick stairs generate naturally in nether fortresses.
  • Spruce stairs generate naturally in witch huts and in igloo basements.
  • Purpur stairs generate naturally in end cities.
  • Oak, dark oak and birch stairs as well as cobblestone stairs generate naturally in woodland mansions.
  • Oak, birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, and dark oak stairs can generate naturally in shipwrecks.
  • Dark oak, cobblestone, and mossy cobblestone stairs can generate in pillager outposts.
  • Blackstone and polished blackstone brick stairs can generate in bastion remnants.
Ruined Portals
  • Stone brick and mossy stone brick Stairs generate in overworld ruined portals.
  • Blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick Stairs generate in nether ruined portal.‌[Java Edition only]
  • Nether brick Stairs generate in nether ruined portal.‌[Java Edition only]
Ocean Ruins
  • Sandstone stairs generate naturally in some warm ocean ruins.
  • Stone brick stairs generate naturally in some cold ocean ruins.
Villages
  • Oak and cobblestone stairs generate naturally in plains villages.
  • Acacia stairs generate naturally in savanna villages.
  • Sandstone, smooth sandstone, and granite stairs generate in desert villages.
  • Spruce and diorite stairs generate in snowy tundra villages.
  • Spruce and cobblestone stairs generate in taiga and snowy taiga villages.

CraftingEdit

Wood stairs must be crafted entirely from one type and color of wood, and they retain the style of that wood's type and color. It is not possible to make Stairs from Warped Planks.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Wood Stairs Matching Planks
Stone Stairs Stone
Cobblestone Stairs or
Mossy Cobblestone Stairs
Cobblestone or
Mossy Cobblestone
Stone Brick Stairs or
Mossy Stone Brick Stairs
Stone Bricks or
Mossy Stone Bricks
Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite or
Polished Granite
Sandstone Stairs or
Red Sandstone Stairs
Sandstone or
Red Sandstone
Smooth Sandstone Stairs or
Smooth Red Sandstone Stairs
Smooth Sandstone or
Smooth Red Sandstone
Brick Stairs Bricks
Prismarine Stairs or
Prismarine Brick Stairs or
Dark Prismarine Stairs
Prismarine or
Prismarine Bricks or
Dark Prismarine
Nether Brick Stairs or
Red Nether Brick Stairs
Nether Bricks or
Red Nether Bricks
Quartz Stairs Any Quartz Block
Smooth Quartz Stairs Smooth Quartz Block
Purpur Stairs Any Purpur Block
End Stone Brick Stairs End Stone Bricks
Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Cut Copper Stairs or
Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs
Cut Copper or
Exposed Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper or
Oxidized Cut Copper
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs
Cut Copper Stairs or
Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs +
Honeycomb


[upcoming: JE 1.17 & BE 1.17.0]
Cobbled Deepslate Stairs or
Polished Deepslate Stairs or
Deepslate Brick Stairs or
Deepslate Tile Stairs
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles
[upcoming: JE 1.17]

StonecuttingEdit

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Stone Stairs Stone
Cobblestone Stairs or
Mossy Cobblestone Stairs
Cobblestone or
Mossy Cobblestone
Stone Brick Stairs or
Mossy Stone Brick Stairs
Stone or
Stone Bricks or
Mossy Stone Bricks
Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite or
Polished Granite
Sandstone Stairs or
Smooth Sandstone Stairs
Sandstone or
Smooth Sandstone
Red Sandstone Stairs or
Smooth Red Sandstone Stairs
Red Sandstone or
Smooth Red Sandstone
Brick Stairs Bricks
Prismarine Stairs or
Prismarine Brick Stairs or
Dark Prismarine Stairs
Prismarine or
Prismarine Bricks or
Dark Prismarine
Nether Brick Stairs or
Red Nether Brick Stairs
Nether Bricks or
Red Nether Bricks
Quartz Stairs or
Smooth Quartz Stairs
Block of Quartz or
Smooth Quartz
Purpur Stairs Purpur Block
End Stone Brick Stairs End Stone or
End Stone Bricks
Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Cut Copper Stairs or
Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs
Cut Copper or
Exposed Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper or
Oxidized Cut Copper
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper
Cobbled Deepslate Stairs or
Polished Deepslate Stairs or
Deepslate Brick Stairs or
Deepslate Tile Stairs
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles

UsageEdit

PlacementEdit

 
Stairs ReconfigurationLeft: Original facing when separate. Right: Changed shape when adjacent (top: inner corner; bottom: outer corner).

To place stairs, use a stairs item while pointing at a surface facing the space the stairs should occupy. When placed, a stair orients itself with the half-block side closest to the player.

Stairs can be placed either right side up or upside-down:

  • Pointing at a block top or the bottom half of a block side places the stairs right side up.
  • Pointing at a block bottom or the top half of a block side places the stairs upside-down.

Stairs change their shape to join with adjacent stairs (of any material):

  • When a stairs' half-block side is adjacent to the side of another stairs, the stairs' full-block side wraps into an "L" shape to join the other stairs (it creates an "inner corner").
  • When a stairs' full-block side is adjacent to the side of another stairs, the stairs' full-block side shortens to join the other stairs' full-block side (it creates an "outer corner").

Right side up stairs do not join with upside-down stairs and vice versa.

WalkingEdit

Walking up stairs is faster than jumping up the same distance. Walking up a stairway doesn't cost any exhaustion from the player's hunger bar, compared to 0.2 exhaustion per jump. Therefore, walking up stairs doesn't make the player hungry at all.

BehaviorEdit

Generally, the solid faces of stairs are handled as solid blocks.‌[Java Edition only][1] Due to this, transparent blocks that need to placed on an opaque surface can be placed on these faces.

FuelEdit

Wooden stairs can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Note BlocksEdit

Wooden stairs can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sound.

Stone stairs can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

SoundsEdit

CopperEdit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.copper.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.copper.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.copper.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.copper.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.copper.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Nether BrickEdit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.nether_bricks.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.0?16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.nether_bricks.fallNone[sound 1]0.5?16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.nether_bricks.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.25?16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.nether_bricks.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.0?16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.nether_bricks.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.15?16

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

WoodEdit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.wood1.00.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.wood0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.wood0.230.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.wood0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.wood0.181.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.wood0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.wood1.00.8

OtherEdit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data valuesEdit

IDEdit

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Oak Stairsoak_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.oak_stairs
Spruce Stairsspruce_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.spruce_stairs
Birch Stairsbirch_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.birch_stairs
Jungle Stairsjungle_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.jungle_stairs
Acacia Stairsacacia_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.acacia_stairs
Dark Oak Stairsdark_oak_stairsstairs
wooden_stairs
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.dark_oak_stairs
Crimson Stairscrimson_stairsnon_flammable_wood
stairs
wooden_stairs
non_flammable_wood
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.crimson_stairs
Warped Stairswarped_stairsnon_flammable_wood
stairs
wooden_stairs
non_flammable_wood
stairs
wooden_stairs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.warped_stairs
Stone Stairsstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.stone_stairs
Granite Stairsgranite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.granite_stairs
Polished Granite Stairspolished_granite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_granite_stairs
Diorite Stairsdiorite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.diorite_stairs
Polished Diorite Stairspolished_diorite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_diorite_stairs
Andesite Stairsandesite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.andesite_stairs
Polished Andesite Stairspolished_andesite_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_andesite_stairs
Cobblestone Stairscobblestone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cobblestone_stairs
Mossy Cobblestone Stairsmossy_cobblestone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.mossy_cobblestone_stairs
Stone Brick Stairsstone_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.stone_brick_stairs
Mossy Stone Brick Stairsmossy_stone_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.mossy_stone_brick_stairs
Brick Stairsbrick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brick_stairs
End Stone Brick Stairsend_stone_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.end_stone_brick_stairs
Nether Brick Stairsnether_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.nether_brick_stairs
Red Nether Brick Stairsred_nether_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_nether_brick_stairs
Sandstone Stairssandstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.sandstone_stairs
Smooth Sandstone Stairssmooth_sandstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_sandstone_stairs
Red Sandstone Stairsred_sandstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_sandstone_stairs
Smooth Red Sandstone Stairssmooth_red_sandstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_red_sandstone_stairs
Quartz Stairsquartz_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.quartz_stairs
Smooth Quartz Stairssmooth_quartz_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_quartz_stairs
Purpur Stairspurpur_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purpur_stairs
Prismarine Stairsprismarine_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.prismarine_stairs
Prismarine Brick Stairsprismarine_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.prismarine_brick_stairs
Dark Prismarine Stairsdark_prismarine_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.dark_prismarine_stairs
Blackstone Stairsblackstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.blackstone_stairs
Polished Blackstone Stairspolished_blackstone_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_blackstone_stairs
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairspolished_blackstone_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_blackstone_brick_stairs
Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cut_copper_stairs
Exposed Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]exposed_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.exposed_cut_copper_stairs
Weathered Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]weathered_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.weathered_cut_copper_stairs
Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]oxidized_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.oxidized_cut_copper_stairs
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]waxed_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_cut_copper_stairs
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]waxed_exposed_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_exposed_cut_copper_stairs
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]waxed_weathered_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_weathered_cut_copper_stairs
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]waxed_oxidized_cut_copper_stairsNoneNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_oxidized_cut_copper_stairs
Cobbled Deepslate Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]cobbled_deepslate_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cobbled_deepslate_stairs
Polished Deepslate Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]polished_deepslate_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_deepslate_stairs
Deepslate Brick Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]deepslate_brick_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate_brick_stairs
Deepslate Tile Stairs‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]deepslate_tile_stairsstairsstairsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate_tile_stairs

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Oak Wood Stairsoak_stairs53Block & Itemtile.oak_stairs.name
Spruce Wood Stairsspruce_stairs134Block & Itemtile.spruce_stairs.name
Birch Wood Stairsbirch_stairs135Block & Itemtile.birch_stairs.name
Jungle Wood Stairsjungle_stairs136Block & Itemtile.jungle_stairs.name
Acacia Wood Stairsacacia_stairs163Block & Itemtile.acacia_stairs.name
Dark Oak Wood Stairsdark_oak_stairs164Block & Itemtile.dark_oak_stairs.name
Crimson Stairscrimson_stairs509Block & Itemtile.crimson_stairs.name
Warped Stairswarped_stairs510Block & Itemtile.warped_stairs.name
Stone Stairsnormal_stone_stairs435Block & Itemtile.normal_stone_stairs.name
Granite Stairsgranite_stairs424Block & Itemtile.granite_stairs.name
Polished Granite Stairspolished_granite_stairs427Block & Itemtile.polished_granite_stairs.name
Diorite Stairsdiorite_stairs425Block & Itemtile.diorite_stairs.name
Polished Diorite Stairspolished_diorite_stairs428Block & Itemtile.polished_diorite_stairs.name
Andesite Stairsandesite_stairs426Block & Itemtile.andesite_stairs.name
Polished Andesite Stairspolished_andesite_stairs429Block & Itemtile.polished_andesite_stairs.name
Cobblestone Stairsstone_stairs67Block & Itemtile.stone_stairs.name
Mossy Cobblestone Stairsmossy_cobblestone_stairs434Block & Itemtile.mossy_cobblestone_stairs.name
Stone Brick Stairsstone_brick_stairs109Block & Itemtile.stone_brick_stairs.name
Mossy Stone Brick Stairsmossy_stone_brick_stairs430Block & Itemtile.mossy_stone_brick_stairs.name
Brick Stairsbrick_stairs108Block & Itemtile.brick_stairs.name
End Stone Brick Stairsend_brick_stairs433Block & Itemtile.end_brick_stairs.name
Nether Brick Stairsnether_brick_stairs114Block & Itemtile.nether_brick_stairs.name
Red Nether Brick Stairsred_nether_brick_stairs439Block & Itemtile.red_nether_brick_stairs.name
Sandstone Stairssandstone_stairs128Block & Itemtile.sandstone_stairs.name
Smooth Sandstone Stairssmooth_sandstone_stairs432Block & Itemtile.smooth_sandstone_stairs.name
Red Sandstone Stairsred_sandstone_stairs180Block & Itemtile.red_sandstone_stairs.name
Smooth Red Sandstone Stairssmooth_red_sandstone_stairs431Block & Itemtile.smooth_red_sandstone_stairs.name
Quartz Stairsquartz_stairs156Block & Itemtile.quartz_stairs.name
Smooth Quartz Stairssmooth_quartz_stairs440Block & Itemtile.smooth_quartz_stairs.name
Purpur Stairspurpur_stairs203Block & Itemtile.purpur_stairs.name
Prismarine Stairsprismarine_stairs157Block & Itemtile.prismarine_stairs.name
Prismarine Brick Stairsprismarine_bricks_stairs259Block & Itemtile.prismarine_bricks_stairs.name
Dark Prismarine Stairsdark_prismarine_stairs258Block & Itemtile.dark_prismarine_stairs.name
Blackstone Stairsblackstone_stairs531Block & Itemtile.blackstone_stairs.name
Polished Blackstone Stairspolished_blackstone_stairs547Block & Itemtile.polished_blackstone_stairs.name
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairspolished_blackstone_brick_stairs530Block & Itemtile.polished_blackstone_brick_stairs.name
Cut Copper Stairscut_copper_stairs609Block & Itemtile.cut_copper_stairs.name
Exposed Cut Copper Stairsexposed_cut_copper_stairs610Block & Itemtile.exposed_cut_copper_stairs.name
Weathered Cut Copper Stairsweathered_cut_copper_stairs611Block & Itemtile.weathered_cut_copper_stairs.name
Oxidized Cut Copper Stairsoxidized_cut_copper_stairs612Block & Itemtile.oxidized_cut_copper_stairs.name
Waxed Cut Copper Stairswaxed_cut_copper_stairs613Block & Itemtile.waxed_cut_copper_stairs.name
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairswaxed_exposed_cut_copper_stairs614Block & Itemtile.waxed_exposed_cut_copper_stairs.name
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairswaxed_weathered_cut_copper_stairs615Block & Itemtile.waxed_weathered_cut_copper_stairs.name
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairswaxed_oxidized_cut_copper_stairs703Block & Itemtile.waxed_oxidized_cut_copper_stairs.name
Cobbled Deepslate Stairscobbled_deepslate_stairs636Block & Itemtile.cobbled_deepslate_stairs.name
Polished Deepslate Stairspolished_deepslate_stairs640Block & Itemtile.polished_deepslate_stairs.name
Deepslate Brick Stairsdeepslate_brick_stairs648Block & Itemtile.deepslate_brick_stairs.name
Deepslate Tile Stairsdeepslate_tile_stairs644Block & Itemtile.deepslate_tile_stairs.name

MetadataEdit

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, stairs use the following data values:

All but cut copper stairs:

Bits Description
0x1
0x2
A two-bit field containing a value from 0 to 3 specifying the direction of the stairs' full-block side:
  • 0: East
  • 1: West
  • 2: South
  • 3: North
0x4 Set if stairs are upside-down
0x8 (unused)

Block statesEdit

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingnortheast
north
south
west
The direction the stairs' full-block side faces.
When placed in-game by a player, this matches the direction the player faces.
halfbottombottom
top
Top if the stairs are upside-down.
shapestraightinner_left
inner_right
outer_left
outer_right
straight
"straight" is the default stairs shape.
"inner" is an "inside corner" stair shape, with two full-block and two stair-shaped side faces.
"outer" is an "outside corner" stair shape, with two stair-shaped and two half-block side faces.
"left" and "right" specify in which direction is the higher part of the step.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as these stairs.

Bedrock Edition:
Non-cut copper stairs

Name Default value Allowed values Description
upside_down_bitfalsefalse
true
True if the stairs are upside-down.
weirdo_direction00
1
2
3
The direction the stairs' full-block side faces.
When placed in-game by a player, this matches the direction the player faces.

Cut copper stairs

Name Default value Allowed values Description
copper_oxidation00
1
2
3
How many steps in the oxidation process this copper is.
copper_waxedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this copper is waxed.
upside_down_bitfalsefalse
true
True if the stairs are upside-down.
weirdo_direction00
1
2
3
The direction the stairs' full-block side faces.
When placed in-game by a player, this matches the direction the player faces.

HistoryEdit

For a more in-depth breakdown of changes to repeater textures and models, including a set of renders for each state combination, see /Asset history

This section is missing information about MCPE-1219, MCPE-20677, and that one time console edition had cut sandstone stairs due to a bug. 
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Java Edition Infdev
20100629    Added oak wood stairs and "stone" stairs.
Wooden stairs currently do not burn.
    Both icon textures for stairs in the inventory are simply flat planks and cobblestone textures.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1    Stair inventory icons now changed to render image of a solid two step model, which are currently glitched.
v1.2.0previewThe orientation of stairs is now determined based on the direction the player faces while placing them. Before this version, stairs would determine their orientation based on the surrounding blocks (changing if they were changed).
v1.2.2Stairs now have the odd property of being transparent to light; when placed one or more spaces above the ground with air beneath, sunlight or other light sources now shine through and light the blocks beneath or behind the stairs exactly as if nothing opaque are present between them.
Other atmospheric effects such as snowfall do not penetrate stair blocks, making them an unusually effective material for creating roofing that kept weather out, but still let daylight in.
Snow cannot accumulate on top of stair blocks, grass is able to grow on the block directly underneath a stair block, and grass disappears if a stair block was placed on top of it. Any stair block placed in Alpha v1.2.0_02 to Beta 1.5 would keep this property in later versions until it or an adjacent block is changed or removed, causing a lighting update.
Java Edition Beta
1.0Items have been given in-game names. The two types of stairs have been named "Wooden Stairs" and "Stone Stairs", respectively.
1.6Test Build 3Wooden stairs and fences are now flammable.
The light transparency of stairs from Alpha v1.2.2 has been fixed.
    The inventory icon for stairs has been reversed to show a more recognizable figure.
1.7    The models of stairs have been changed. The texture of stone stairs has been changed due to the cobblestone texture change.
1.8Pre-release    Added brick and stone brick stairs.
Stone brick stairs drop stone bricks, brick stairs drop bricks.
    On some GPUs, a major lighting bug is present which causes the insides of stairs blocks to appear completely black.
Dropped stair items no longer appear larger than normal blocks.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease  Added nether brick stairs.
  They can appear similarly black.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Brick, nether brick and stone brick stairs no longer appear black on the inside.
  The texture of brick stairs has been changed due to the bricks texture change.
  The texture of wooden stairs has been changed due to the planks texture change.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6The stair block now drops itself when mined, instead of a block of its source material.
Wooden stairs are broken faster using an axe.
All stone-type stairs take much shorter to destroy, and the breaking time depends on the pickaxe's material.
1.2.112w08a          Added upside-down stairs.
Before they were added, edited data values of 4 through 15 would create invisible stairs that could be walked through; these higher values are now used for upside-down stairs.
          The models of stairs have been changed.
1.3.112w21a    Added sandstone stairs.
12w22aStone stairs now generate in jungle temples.
12w25aRedstone dust, repeaters, torches, levers, pressure plates and rails can now be placed on stairs positioned upside down.
            Added wooden stairs for the remaining three wood types (birch, spruce and jungle).
12w26aAdded crafting recipes for birch, spruce and jungle wood stairs.
12w30aUpside down stairs can now be placed by generally looking at the top half of the side of a block, rather than strictly the underside of a block.
1.4.212w34aStairs now automatically change shape into corner stairs depending on location.
12w39aStairs now interact properly with lighting.
Smooth lighting on stairs is now currently slightly bugged.
1.513w02a  Added quartz stairs.
13w05aThe lighting stairs has been fixed when Smooth Lighting is on.
13w05bStairs no longer stop sprinting.
1.7.21.7    Added acacia and dark oak stairs.
1.7.413w48a                        The models of stairs have been changed.
1.814w17a    Upside down sandstone and quartz stairs each have now had their top and bottom textures switched.[2]
14w31a"Stone Stairs" have been renamed to "Cobblestone Stairs".
14w32a  Added red sandstone stairs.
1.9June 22, 2015Jeb reveals purpur stairs on Instagram.
15w31a  Added purpur stairs.
Stairs are now rotated 90° in the inventory.
15w43aSpruce wood stairs acting as corners of a table now generate within igloo basements.
15w44bDue to model changes, stairs now display incorrectly stretched or squashed textures.[3] These may be GPU dependent as only corner stairs are distorted on some computers.
15w45aStair textures are no longer incorrectly stretched. However they are now incorrectly mapped.[4]
15w46aStair texture mapping has now been corrected. It is not known, however, if stairs from this version onwards look at all different from those before 15w44b.
1.1116w39aOak, birch and dark oak wood stairs and cobblestone stairs now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1217w15aTorches can now be placed on the full-block sides of stairs.
Iron bars, glass panes and fences adjacent to the full-block side of a stair now visually connect.
Carpet and snow layers can now be placed on top of upside-down stairs.
April 17, 2018Dinnerbone confirms that Java Edition 1.14 is to contain many new stairs and slabs.
1.1317w47aThe cobblestone stairs ID has been changed from stone_stairs to cobblestone_stairs.
<wood type> wood stairs have been renamed to <wood type> stairs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 53, 67, 108, 109, 114, 128, 134, 135, 136, 156, 163, 164, 180 and 203.
18w07a      Added stairs for prismarine variants.
18w09aStone brick and sandstone stairs now generate in underwater ruins.
18w10cWater can now be placed on the same block as stairs.
18w20a"Prismarine Bricks Stairs" have been renamed to "Prismarine Brick Stairs."
1.13.118w32aPurpur stairs can now be crafted with purpur pillars.
October 8, 2018LadyAgnes tweets a photo of granite, andesite, and diorite stairs. Confirming in the tweet that polished variants would be coming soon.
October 10, 2018Dinnerbone tweets that there are to be 14 new stair blocks.
1.1418w43a                                  The textures of all stairs have been changed.
                            Added andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, sandstone, smooth sandstone, red sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, stone, red nether brick and end stone brick stairs.
18w44a              The textures for andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, stone, sandstone, smooth sandstone stairs have been changed.
18w47a                          The textures for oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, stone bricks, mossy stone bricks, nether bricks, red sandstone, and smooth red sandstone stairs have been changed.
18w50a              The textures for spruce, cobblestone, mossy cobblestone, sandstone, smooth sandstone, red sandstone, and smooth red sandstone stairs have been changed.
19w03cSome redundant faces have been removed from stairs.[5]
19w08a  The texture of diorite stairs has been changed.
  Smooth quartz uses the bottom texture of normal quartz blocks, rather than the top texture.
19w13aStairs no longer block light, except at the full faces.
19w13b  The texture of quartz stairs has been changed.
1.1620w06a    Added crimson and warped stairs.
20w10aThe top texture of one upside-down quartz stairs variant has been switched to use the correct one.[6]
20w15a      Added blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick stairs.
20w16aBlackstone and polished blackstone brick stairs now generate as part of bastion remnants.
Stone brick, mossy stone brick, blackstone, polished blackstone brick and polished blackstone stairs can now generate as part of ruined portals.
1.16.220w28aBlackstone, polished blackstone and polished blackstone brick stairs are now renewable as piglins have an 8.71% chance to trade 8-16 blackstone during bartering.
Upcoming Java Edition
October 3, 2020        Copper stairs are revealed at Minecraft Live 2020.
1.1720w45a        Added cut copper stairs and waxed cut copper stairs.
20w46a  The texture of cut copper stairs has been changed.
21w07a        Added grimstone, polished grimstone, grimstone brick, and grimstone tile stairs.
    Changed textures of blackstone and polished blackstone bricks stairs.
21w08aGrimstone Stairs have been renamed to Deepslate Stairs.
        The textures of deepslate, polished deepslate, deepslate brick, and deepslate tile stairs have been changed.
  The texture of blackstone stairs has been changed.
21w10a  Updated texture of Cobbled deepslate stairs.
21w14a  Added waxed oxidized cut copper stairs.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0    Added wood (original oak) and cobblestone stairs.
v0.2.0    The textures of wood and cobblestone stairs have been changed.
v0.3.0  Added brick stairs to Creative mode. Even though they have a crafting recipe, they are not obtainable in Survival mode due to infinite stacks only counting as one of a material.
Survival players no longer start out with an infinite amount of wood and cobblestone stairs in the inventory.
v0.3.2Bricks are no longer in an infinite stack and now be gathered, making brick stairs obtainable in Survival mode.
v0.4.0      The models of stairs have been changed.
v0.6.0        Added nether brick, sandstone, stone brick and quartz stairs.
Corner stairs and upside-down stairs have been added.
    The textures of oak and cobblestone stairs have been changed.
v0.8.0build 2      Added birch, spruce and jungle wood stairs.
v0.9.0build 1    Added acacia and dark oak wood stairs.
Stone brick stairs now naturally generate in strongholds.
Cobblestone and oak wood stairs now naturally generate in villages.
?The tooltip has been changed from [woodtype] Stairs to [woodtype] Wood Stairs.
?Renamed "Sand Stone Stairs" to "Sandstone Stairs".
v0.11.0build 1Acacia and dark oak wooden stairs are now flammable.
Quartz stairs can now be crafted in survival mode.
v0.13.0build 1Sandstone stairs now generate in desert temples.
v0.14.0build 1  Added red sandstone stairs.
v0.14.2  The texture of nether brick stairs has been brightened as a result of brightening the nether bricks texture.
v0.15.0build 1Cobblestone stairs now generate in jungle temples.
Savanna villages now generate with acacia wood stairs instead oak stairs.
Spruce wood stairs now generate in taiga, snowy tundra and snowy taiga villages.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1  Added purpur stairs.
Spruce wood stairs act as corners of a table now generate within igloo basements.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Oak, birch and dark oak wood stairs and cobblestone stairs now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8      Added stairs for prismarine variants.
beta 1.2.14.2Wooden stairs can now generate in shipwrecks.
beta 1.2.20.1Stone brick stairs and sandstone stairs can now generate naturally in some underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0                            Added stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, stone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick stairs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3                                          The textures of stairs have been changed.
Cobblestone, mossy cobblestone, and dark oak stairs now generate in pillager outposts.
Granite and smooth sandstone stairs now generate in desert villages.
Diorite stairs now generate in snowy tundra villages.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51    Added crimson and warped stairs.
beta 1.16.0.57      Added blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick stairs.
Stone brick, mossy stone brick and nether brick stairs can now generate as part of ruined portals.
Added new sounds to the nether brick stair variants.
beta 1.16.0.63  The texture of nether brick stairs now matches Java again.
1.16.20beta 1.16.20.50Crimson and warped stairs now uses regular plank sounds instead of their stem variant sounds.
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.57        Added cut copper stairs and waxed cut copper stairs.
releaseCut Copper and Waxed Cut Copper stairs has been made inaccessible in the full release.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.230beta 1.16.230.52        Added cobbled deepslate, polished deepslate, deepslate brick, and deepslate tile stairs.
  Added waxed oxidized cut copper stairs.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1    Added wood (original oak) and cobblestone stairs.
TU3    The textures of oak and cobblestone stairs have been changed.
TU5    Added stone brick stairs and brick stairs.
TU7  Added nether brick stairs.
TU9      Added birch and spruce wood stairs and sandstone stairs.
TU12  Added jungle wood stairs.
Stairs now automatically change shape into corner stairs depending on location.
Stairs can now be placed upside down.
Items can now be placed directly on upside down stairs.
TU13Jungle wood stairs are now flammable.
TU14 1.04   Added quartz stairs.
The placement of upside down stairs and slabs has been changed.
TU27CU15 1.18     Added acacia and dark oak stairs.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3  Added Red Sandstone Stairs.
"Stone Stairs" have been renamed to "Cobblestone Stairs".
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15  Added purpur stairs.
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4Torches can now be placed on the full-block sides of stairs.
Iron bars, glass panes and fences adjacent to the full-block side of a stair now visually connect.
Carpet and snow layers can now be placed on top of upside-down stairs.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38      Added stairs for prismarine variants.
1.83                             Added andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, stone, red nether brick and end stone brick stairs.
1.90                                   The textures of stairs have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0                        Added stairs.
1.7.10  Added purpur stairs.

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