Soul soil is a block found abundantly in soul sand valleys. Unlike soul sand it does not slow down players or mobs that walk on it.
Soul soil drops as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, but a shovel is the fastest way to break it.
A soul campfire, when broken without using a Silk Touch tool, drops a block of soul soil. Since soul campfires can be crafted with renewable soul sand, this makes soul soil renewable as well.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Soul soil generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome.
Unlike soul sand, soul soil does not slow mobs down and does not create bubble columns.
Fire lit on soul soil becomes soul fire.
4 blocks of soul soil (or soul sand) are used in the construction of a wither.
Lava on top of soul soil and directly adjacent to blue ice turns into basalt. Re-producing basalt this way can comprise a "basalt generator."
|Soul Campfire||Stick +
Soul Soil +
Any Log or Stem or
Any Stripped Log or Stem or
Any Wood or Hyphae or
Any Stripped Wood or Hyphae
|Soul Torch||Coal +
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||0.8||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||0.8||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.165||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||0.17||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.16||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.14||1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Item tags||Translation key|
|Soul Soil||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Item tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Soul Soil||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|September 28, 2019||Soul soil shown unnamed as part of soul sand valley biome at Minecon 2019.|
|1.16||20w06a||Added soul soil.|
|Soul soil appears in the soul sand valley biome.|
|20w07a||Soul soil can now be used to create a wither.|
|20w09a||Soul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.|
|20w13a||Lava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.|
|20w15a||Soul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires, making it renewable.|
|1.19||Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1||Soul soil now generate as part of ancient city.|
|22w13a||Soul soil no longer generates as part of ancient city.|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added soul soil.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Lava poured over soul soil next to blue ice can now generate basalt.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Soul soil can now be broken quickly using shovels.|
|1.16.100||beta 22.214.171.124||Soul soil now drops when breaking soul campfires.|
Issues relating to "Soul Soil" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
Naturally generated soul soil in a soul sand valley.
Soul fire on soul soil.
- Block of the Week: Soul Soil – Minecraft.net on August 12, 2021