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This article is about the block. For the mob that was in Mob Vote 2022, see Tuff Golem.

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


Natural generation[]

See also: Ore (feature)

Tuff can generate in the Overworld in the form of ore blobs. Tuff attempts to generate 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-864, from elevations -64 to 0, in all biomes. Tuff can replace stone, andesite, diorite, granite, polished andesite‌‌[BE only], polished diorite‌‌[BE only], polished granite‌‌[BE only], and deepslate. Any ore that generates in tuff becomes its deepslate variety.

Additionally, tuff can generate in an ore vein that consists of iron ore below Y=0.


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

Block Tuff
Hardness 1.5
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.


Tuff is used in crafting chiseled tuff or polished tuff which can be used to craft tuff bricks, chiseled tuff bricks,


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.tuff.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.tuff.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.tuff.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.tuff.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.tuff.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenbreak.tuff1.01.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedplace.tuff1.01.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.tuff1.01.0
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.tuff1.01.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.tuff1.01.0
PlayersJumping from the blockstep.tuff1.01.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damagestep.tuff1.01.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
TufftuffBlock & Itembase_stone_overworld

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Tufftuff588Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.tuff.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 as the block.


October 3, 2020Tuff Tuff is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 as part of an amethyst geode.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aTuff Added tuff.
Tuff generates as part of amethyst geodes.
November 18, 2020Tuff (pre-release) 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.
21w15aTuff blobs now also generate between Y=0 and Y=16.
Due 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 and moved to the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack.
21w16aIf the prototype data pack is applied to a world, tuff can now generate as part of iron ore veins below Y=0.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1All previous changes to tuff generation from the prototype data pack have now been implemented into the base game.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Added tuff.
beta is no longer only available through Experimental Gameplay.
1.18.0beta blobs are now able to generate below Y=0.[1]
Increased the size of tuff blobs.


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



  • 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.


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

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