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For rarity in other games, see MCE:Rarity and MCD:Rarity.

Rarity is a statistic applied to items and blocks to signify their value and ease in obtaining. It has no effect on gameplay whatsoever.

The only way to change an item's rarity is to enchant it, which brings its rarity from Common or Uncommon to Rare, or from Rare to Epic.


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Rarity is intended to display anywhere the item name does.

In Java Edition it is shown in the following situations:

  • Item tooltips in the inventory
  • Item tooltips above the hotbar
  • Successful executions of /give

In Java Edition rarity colors do not display in the following cases:

While the ominous banner in Java Edition displays its name in gold for the first two cases above, that is not related to rarity. Items with NBT data cannot be specified for the last three cases.


Rarity Description List BE Color JE Color
Common Applies to most items. All blocks/items not listed
Uncommon Mostly common treasure items, as well as drops from minor bosses. Banner Pattern (Creeper)
Banner Pattern (Skull)
Bottle o' Enchanting
Dragon's Breath
Heart of the Sea
Nether Star
Totem of Undying


Enchanted Book
Rare Items crafted from boss drops, as well as trickier to obtain treasures. Beacon
End Crystal


Enchanted armor, tools and weapons
Golden Apple
Music Discs

Epic Mostly reserved for extremely difficult-to-obtain treasures. Certain Creative-exclusive blocks and items are also contained here, however, exceptions exist (such as player heads, which are Uncommon). Banner Pattern (Thing)
Command Blocks
Dragon Egg
Structure Block
Structure Void
Jigsaw Block
Light Block
Minecart with Command Block


 Light Purple
Debug Stick
Knowledge Book
 Light Purple
Enchanted Golden Apple
 Light Purple


Jigsaw Block (top texture) JE2 BE2.png
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Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2The tooltip of the golden apple is now magenta, making it the first item to have a tooltip with a color other than white.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Music discs now have a cyan tooltip.
1.3.112w21aGolden apples now have a cyan tooltip, and added enchanted golden apples, which have the same magenta tooltip color as normal golden apples previously did.
1.1318w21aAdded different colored tooltips for certain items, based on their rarity.[more information needed]
pre2Rarity colors now display over the hotbar.[6]
1.1721w20aAssigned a multitude of command-exclusive blocks and items the Epic rarity.[7]
1.19.322w43aMonster spawner now has "Common" rarity instead of "Epic".
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1The tooltip for enchanted books is yellow, while enchanted items are cyan, making these items the first items to have a tooltip with a color other than white.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0?Music discs now have a cyan tooltip.
1.12.0beta apples now have a cyan tooltip, while enchanted golden apples have a magenta tooltip.


  1. MC-132199
  2. MC-132201
  3. MC-139386
  4. MC-227915 — resolved as "Invalid".
  5. MC-227928 — resolved as "Invalid".
  6. MC-130145
  7. MC-191338, MC-192591, MC-220694, MC-221566, MC-197324 (refer to history and comments)