Purpur blocks and purpur pillars are decorative blocks that are naturally generated in end cities and end ships.
Chiseled purpur and smooth purpur are two further variants of purpur blocks exclusive to Bedrock Edition that can be accessed only by commands, and appear identical to regular purpur blocks.
Purpur blocks and pillars can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined 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.
Purpur blocks and pillars can be found naturally as part of the structure of end cities and end ships.
|Purpur Block||Popped Chorus Fruit|
|Purpur Pillar||Purpur Slab|
|Purpur Pillar||Purpur Block|
Purpur blocks and pillars are primarily decorative blocks, similar to other brick-type blocks. They can also be used to craft different variants of the block. Purpur pillar blocks can be placed sideways, similar to logs or quartz pillar blocks.
Purpur pillars cannot be used to craft slabs in Bedrock Edition.
|Purpur Slab||Any Purpur Block||[Java Edition only]|
|Purpur Slab||Purpur Block||[Bedrock Edition only]|
|Purpur Stairs||Any Purpur Block|
|Spire Armor Trim Smithing Template||Diamond +
Spire Armor Trim Smithing Template +
|[upcoming: JE 1.20]|
|Purpur Slab or
Purpur Stairs or
Purpur block and purpur pillar 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|
|Purpur Block||Block & Item|
|Purpur Pillar||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Purpur Block||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|axis||The pillar is oriented east–west.|
|The pillar is oriented vertically.|
|The pillar is oriented north–south.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|chisel_type||The main block type.|
|The chiseled type.|
|The pillar type.|
|The smooth type.|
|pillar_axis||The axis along which the block is oriented. Normally applies only to the pillar type.|
|1.9||June 22, 2015||Jeb reveals purpur blocks on Instagram, with the caption "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"|
|15w31a||Added purpur blocks.|
|Added purpur pillars.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 201 and 202.|
|1.13.1||18w32a||Purpur pillars can now be used to craft purpur stairs and purpur slabs.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of purpur blocks have been changed.|
|The textures of purpur pillars have changed.|
|1.16||20w09a||The textures of purpur pillars have been changed once again.|
|23w04a||Purpur blocks can now be used to craft spire armor trims.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Added purpur blocks.|
|Added purpur pillars.|
|There also exists a purpur pillar state with the side texture being used on all sides.|
|?||x- and z-axis versions of normal purpur blocks exist in the game due to how the game handles rotated purpur pillars. (Note that these screenshots do not use the textures that would have been current at the time.)|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The textures of purpur blocks have been changed.|
|The textures of purpur pillars have been changed.|
|?||Purpur pillars with the side texture on all faces have been removed, and replaced with the y axis aligned pillar. It is not known if this happened prior to the Texture Update.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|Next Major Update|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Purpur blocks can now be used to craft spire armor trims.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU46||CU36||1.38||Patch 15||1.0.1||Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.|
|1.90||The textures of purpur blocks and purpur pillars have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.7.10||Added purpur blocks and purpur pillars.|
Issues relating to "Purpur Block" or "Purpur Pillar" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
- Purpur is the word for a specific shade of purple in multiple languages, including Swedish, Polish, German and Cornish (and French pourpre to a certain extent).
- Chiseled Purpur[Bedrock Edition only] is an unused purpur block that has the texture of the normal Purpur Block and is obtainable via
/give @s purpur_block 1 1or inventory editing.
- Smooth Purpur[Bedrock Edition only] is an unused purpur block that has the texture of the normal Purpur Block and is obtainable via
/give @s purpur_block 1 3or inventory editing. Its in-game name is tile.purpur_block.smooth.name.
- Chorus fruit farming – means to produce materials for purpur blocks in mass numbers
- Block of the Week: Purpur – Minecraft.net on April 28, 2017