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Tuff
Tuff JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Tuff is an ornamental rock formed from volcanic ash, occurring in underground blobs below Y=16.

Obtaining[]

Natural generation[]

Tuff can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. Tuff attempts to generate 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-862, from elevations -63 to 16, in all biomes. Additionally, tuff can generate in an ore vein that consists of iron ore below Y=0.

Tuff can replace stone, diorite, andesite, granite, and deepslate. Any ore that generates in tuff becomes its deepslate variety. Tuff also generates occasionally in the deepslate layer below Y=0.

Breaking[]

Tuff drops as an item if mined by any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Tuff
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Usage[]

Tuff is currently used only for decoration. It cannot be crafted into anything else.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.tuff.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.tuff.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.tuff.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.tuff.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.tuff.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Tufftuffbase_stone_overworld
deepslate_ore_replaceables
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.tuff

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Tufftuff588Block & Itemtile.tuff.name

History[]

October 3, 2020Tuff JE1 BE1.png Tuff is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 as part of an amethyst geode.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aTuff JE1 BE1.png Added tuff.
Tuff generates as part of amethyst geodes.
November 18, 2020Tuff (pre-release).png JAPPA tweets an image of an alternate tuff texture.
1.1721w08aTuff no longer generates as part of amethyst geodes and instead generates in patches below Y=0.
21w11aOres that spawn in tuff now convert to their deepslate variant.
21w14aTuff blobs now also generate between Y=0 and Y=16.
21w15aDue to Caves and Cliffs being split into two parts, tuff now generates only between Y=0 and Y=16. because the world generation has been reverted.
21w16aIf the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack is applied to a world, tuff can now generate as part of iron ore veins below Y=0.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.50Tuff JE1 BE1.png Added tuff.
beta 1.17.0.52Tuff is no longer only available through Experimental Gameplay.
1.18.0beta 1.18.0.20Tuff blobs are now able to generate below Y=0.[1]

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • In real life, tuff is a strong type of igneous rock which forms from compressed ash resulting from volcanic eruptions, which sees extensive use in Armenian architecture. Tuff in Minecraft is somewhat similar, with the texture representing that of a rough, uneven surface which appears to be the result of volcanic ash formation.

References[]

  1. MCPE-141452 – "Deep caves below y=0 don't have tuff patches" – resolved as "Fixed"
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