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Hello fellow wiki-ers :P.

Please feel free to add anything that relates to obsidian-farming.

Just don't be stupid!!!--BURRITO333 02:10, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

This isn't obsidian farming, this is cobble farming.--Natedogith1 00:11, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm wondering why this is here. There isn't really an easy way to "farm" obsidian, outside of finding natural lava pools and dumping water on them (any other method is of course a tedious amount of lava source tile collecting and pouring, but that doesn't really classify as a "farm") --Warlock 22:08, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

This introduction seems problematic to me. Some of this information isn't true, some of it is confusing or misleading, and some of it is opinion. I think it needs rewriting, but I don't have time to do that right now. Nerman8r 04:57, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


Does my good friend the turn-redstone-into-obsidian-with-only-one-bucket of lava belong here?

->Also, there is a way to utilize this method, but with String. Because String is renewable, this makes Obsidian a renewable resource! YouTube Video by HiFolksImAdam

Other methode[]

An other methode of Obsidian "farming" I used recently was using a waterfall:
I found a lavapool in a cave and close to it was a waterfall. There were a lot of blocks with flowing water around this, so I filled a bucket with lava from the pool, poured it on a block with flowing water and so I got a safe-to-mine obsidian block. Creating the blocks takes no time and mining them is safe. -- Patrik

Mining durations[]

Hello, I have a question about the mining duration table: how were the mining times measured? According to Breaking#Speed, mining an obsidian block with a diamond pickaxe with Efficiency V would take exactly 2.25s, but the table on Tutorials/Obsidian farming#Mining shows 2.55s instead. Which values should be trusted? — Thomas645 (talk) 19:50, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Looking at the Breaking page, neither are correct. 2.2 seconds is the actual breaking speed. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 20:55, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah it's about 2.2058s but you have to round up to the next game tick, so 2.25s (according to Breaking#Speed) if I'm doing it right, am I? Thank you for your quick answer. — Thomas645 (talk) 21:21, 5 February 2017 (UTC)