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Breaking Time[]

I got Hand = 148.839s, Wooden Pickaxe = 74.988s, Stone Pickaxe = 37.355s, Iron Pickaxe = 24.905s, Diamond Pickaxe = 5.495s, Netherite Pickaxe 4.922s, Golden Pickaxe = 12.330s. Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0e-oI-zlGw

--Joacorossi (talk) 16:42, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Contradiction: can ancient debris spawn exposed to air?[]

It says that ancient debris cannot spawn exposed to air but shows a picture of "naturally-occurring" debris spawning in a cave open to air. One of these must be flawed

Why is this referred to as an ore?[]

I'm not sure why ancient debris is referred to as an ore. It doesn't seem to match the typical definition of ore (because the name "ancient debris" seems to imply it is not a natural rock or sediment, but remnants of destroyed artificial structures). Is ancient debris internally (in-game) classified as an "ore" somewhere? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 07:24, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

 Support declassifying it as an ore. They honestly share no similarities. The texture doesn't resemble any other ores. The name doesn't contain the word "ore." It uses different sounds and materials from all other ores. Neither it nor its smelted version are used directly in crafting a tier or armor material. As you said, it's almost certainly not natural. The only thing really tying it to the term "ore" is that it is part of the process of obtaining a new tier, but, as I said, it's not direct like any other ore.
There's also the argument of it generating similar to an ore, which is not very strong as many other things that are definitely not ores follow the same generation theme and are even referred to as ores in code (such as dirt, gravel, andesite, infested stone, etc.) -PancakeIdentity (talk) 21:49, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
 Support. For some reason I actually personally want to classify it as an ore, but I can't think of any good reason to do so. In addition to what's noted above I'd like to note that every single "other" ore in Minecraft actually has "ore" in its name (which this one is obviously lacking).--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 22:03, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
 Oppose - Mojang refers to ancient debris as an ore right at the start of the 20w06a changelog.

This snapshot contains new biomes, blocks, and a fancy new ore called "ancient debris".

-BDJP (t|c) 00:43, 19 March 2020 (UTC)


Is it affected by the fortune enchantment Hazbo111 (talk) 19:15, 7 March 2020 (UTC) No, it only ever drops 1 block of debris, similar to iron and gold ore. 12:55, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Max number of debris in a chunk?[]

I'm wondering how the max number of debris in a chunk adds up to 13? Extrapolating from what I know about the generation of diamond ore I would expect veins to "grow" towards the south east meaning that only the chunks to the north, west and north west of a given chunk could contribute debris? I'm also assuming that the veins with a maximum of 2 debris could only have 1 of them cross the border?

If my assumptions are correct, which I'm not at all certain of, that would mean there would be a maximum of 5 debris from the chunk in question and 3 debris from each of 3 neighboring chunks adding up to 14? --Hexalobular (talk) 21:57, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

decorative block[]

is it good for building???????????--Jadon0506 (talk) 00:50, 18 March 2021 (UTC)Jadon

Sure, if you've actually got enough to spare! Explosion-resistant, too... --MentalMouse42 (talk) 01:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Just please stick to obsidian and put anthont debris in random places on the build110.33.71.111 08:20, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

On the update arfter the caves and cliffs update please add a new ore to the Minecraft ore tire Sistim called endium please name the new ore Endium[]

So we will be able to get copper ore soon but we need a new one for upgrading netherite called endium it should allow you to teleport for the cost of durability and stop ender men getting angered by looking at their eyes and stop shuckers giving you levatathon please agree with me I like Minecraft it’s great sadly I am unable to update Minecraft to the caves and cliffs update and please make it stonger than netherite. Made by Jarvis. I have not copied anything I typed this myself I got the ideas from a video sorry about that – Unsigned comment added by (talk). Sign comments with ~~~~

I'm sorry, but this is not the place to ask for a new feature. Please go to Minecraft Feedback site. NexaForX (𝓣𝓪𝓵𝓴 | 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓫𝓼) 07:58, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
it’s ok to comment on my page well I think this is a page and please move this to the correct place this is sort of related to Anthont debris because wen anthont debris is smelted you get netherite scraps witch is used in the netherite ingot resape and endium is an upgrade to netherite its Kina relavent to anthont debris I’m a bad Typer from the creator Jarvis. 08:18, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

You are editing as an IP editor, so you don't really have a personal page. If you make an account on the Wiki, you will have a profile page where you can discuss random stuff. But frankly, I'd suggest going over to the Minecraft Forums or the Minecraft Feedback site for this kind of thing, because the Wiki really isn't the place for game suggestions. This page here is not your personal page, it's the discussion page for the Ancient Debris block, and it's meant for discussing that block, not for making suggestions about new blocks. --MentalMouse42 (talk) 12:29, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Level 15 has the most debris?[]

This originally started as an argument of whether it was better to mine at layer 14, 15, or 16. I analyzed 40,000 nether chunks from 30000,30000 to 33199,33199 in a Paper 1.17.1 server using FAWE, and the results were quite interesting.

Altitude Debris Count
14 4325
15 4980
16 5493
17 5044
18 4188

The "periodic normal distribution" still looks to be correct at first glance, but level 16 has much more debris than 15 now in version 1.17. I might analyze more chunks (the counts took between 40 and 42 seconds each, so I can do this on a larger scale) if needed. – Unsigned comment added by Greateric (talkcontribs) at 01:44, 12 July 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

I analyzed 20k x 20k blocks ~ 1.6m chunks i got ydist and xz dist. former to this discussion and latter to a chunk border myth i saw on youtube. -- 23:50, 21 December 2021 (UTC)MrSauna