Diorite is a block of igneous rock, found in large pockets in the ground.
Polished diorite is the polished version of diorite.
Diorite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs.
In Bedrock Edition, Diorite attempts to generate in two batches in all biomes in the Overworld. The first batch generate 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-862, from elevations 0 to 60. The second batch has 1⁄6 chance to generate blobs of size 0-862, from elevation 64 to 128. Diorite can replace stone, andesite, and granite. In Java Edition, diorite only attempts to generate twice per chunk and only at level zero or above. However, the blobs are size 0-862. Diorite can replace stone, granite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate.
Diorite generates in weaponsmith houses, tannery houses, and mason houses in snowy tundra villages.
In Bedrock Edition, diorite generates in coral reefs, replacing some blocks of coral crust.
Polished diorite also generates in warm underwater ruins.
Diorite can be mined using any pickaxe. If broken without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 2⁄7 chance to sell 4 polished diorite for an emerald.
Diorite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.
|Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
|Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
|Stonecutter||Iron Ingot +
|Can use stone and its three other variants interchangeably.[Bedrock Edition only]|
|Diorite Slab or
Diorite Stairs or
Diorite Wall or
Polished Diorite or
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
|Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 2⁄7 chance to buy 16 diorite for an emerald.
Diorite and polished diorite can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Diorite||Block & Item|
|Polished Diorite||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Diorite||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|1.8||14w02a||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|14w33a||Diorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.13||18w09a||Polished diorite now generates in underwater ruins.|
|July 11, 2018||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diorite texture.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of diorite has been changed.|
|18w44a||The texture of diorite has been changed. Small adjustments have been made to diorite's texture.|
|The texture of polished diorite has been changed.|
|19w08a||The texture of diorite has been changed, once again.|
|19w11a||Diorite is now bought by villagers of the new mason profession.|
|Polished diorite is now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, and thus have become renewable.|
|1.16||20w07a||As piglins may now barter gold ingots for quartz (one of the crafting ingredients for diorite, alongside cobblestone) and cobblestone and gold ingots both being renewable sources), unpolished diorite is now also renewable.|
|1.17||21w06a||Diorite is now able to generate below Y=0.|
|21w07a||Diorite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|Diorite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.|
|21w15a||The changes to diorite generation in the 1.17 snapshots have been reverted, but they can be re-enabled with the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack.|
|1.18||Experimental Snapshot 1||Diorite once again generates how it did in the 1.17 snapshots without the use of a data pack.|
|experimental snapshot 4||Diorite blobs are less likely to generate on the surface.|
|Strips of diorite sometimes generate in stone shores.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Polished diorite can now be found in igloo basements under carpets.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Diorite can now generate as part of coral reefs.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Polished diorite now generates in underwater ruins.|
|1.9.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Diorite can now be used to craft diorite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|Polished diorite can now be used to craft polished diorite stairs and slabs.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The textures of diorite and polished diorite have been changed.|
|Diorite now generates in the brand new snowy tundra villages.|
|Diorite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.|
|Polished diorite can now be obtained from trading with stone mason villagers.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Trading has been changed, stone mason villagers now have a 1⁄3 chance to buy 16 diorite and 1⁄3 chance to sell 14 polished diorite for an emerald.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||The texture of diorite has been changed, again.|
|1.12.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Trading has been changed, once again. Apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished diorite.|
|1.16.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Diorite trades changed to match Java edition.|
|1.17.0||beta 188.8.131.52||If the Caves & Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle is enabled, diorite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|?||Diorite blobs are now unintentionally larger regardless of experimental gameplay.|
|1.17.2||The size of diorite blobs has been corrected.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The textures of diorite and polished diorite have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|1.8||14w10a||Stone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model rather than appearing identical to stone.|
|14w25a||Stone and its variants are now defined via block states rather than by numerical metadata. Prior to this version, the numerical metadata variants of stone were as follows:
|14w26a||Stone with metadata values 7 through 15 have now been completely removed from the game.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 3 and 4.|
Issues relating to "Diorite" or "Polished Diorite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
- In the real world, diorite comes from underground magma pockets that turned cold. Diorite usually has a salt & pepper appearance.
- Andesite is diorite's above-ground equivalent: The two rocks come from the same kind of magma, but andesite forms in lava flows. Its fast cooling is what makes it look smoother than diorite.
- Granite is another magma-pocket rock, but it's made of more quartz crystals. That is why in Minecraft, granite can be crafted by combining diorite and nether quartz.
- In the real world, diorite is an extremely hard rock and is difficult to carve and work with.
- In Minecraft: Story Mode, Reuben's grave on Episode 4 is made out of diorite and a new stair variant of it which cannot be found in Minecraft until the Village & Pillage update, which was announced roughly 3 years after Episode 4. It is unknown whether diorite slabs are present.
- ↑ MCPE-130185 — "Andesite and Diorite are excessively generated throughout the world" — resolved as "Fixed".
- Block of the Week: Diorite – Minecraft.net on April 13, 2018