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Heat Block

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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education. 
This page describes an education-related feature. 
This feature is available only in Minecraft Education or when enabling the "Education" option in Bedrock Edition.

Heat block is a block that can melt snow and ice just like a torch except it does not give off light.



Block Heat Block
Hardness 2.5
Breaking time[A]
Default 12.5
Wooden 1.9
Stone 0.95
Iron 0.65
Diamond 0.5
Netherite 0.45
Golden 0.35
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Lab Table

Result Materials Needed
Heat Block
Heat Block
Iron, Water, Charcoal, Salt


Heat blocks melt snow layers and ice within 2 blocks (taxicab distance). It is unique in that it is the only block that melts objects without giving off light.




SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Hostile CreaturesWhen a heat block is created by a lab tablemob.ghast.fireball1.00.5/0.7

Data values


NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Heat Blockchemical_heat192Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
  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 with the block.



Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Block (animated) BE1.png Added heat blocks.
Education Edition
1.0.27Heat Block (animated) BE1.png Added heat blocks.


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