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How To Make Obsidian In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get obsidian in Minecraft!

Minecraft obsidian is a dark-colored building block that has a high blast resistance and strength. It's commonly used to build explosion resistant structures and Nether Portals.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Materials Needed To Create Obsidian

  • 1 Water bucket

Steps To Make Minecraft Obsidian

1. Locate Lava In Your World

To get obsidian blocks you first need to find lava in your Minecraft world. If you are in creative you can dig a hole and fill it with lava.

Locate Lava In Your World

2. Pour Water On The Lava

After you've found lava, you need to pour water from the water bucket onto the lava. You can do so by selecting the water bucket in your Hotbar and using the following game control depending on the version of Minecraft you have:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on a block next to the lava.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on a block next to the lava.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button
Pour Water On The Lava

You should see the water flow over the lava and turn it into obsidian.

3. Put Water Back In Bucket

Now we can pick the water back up using the following controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the water.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the water.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button
Put Water Back In Bucket

4. Mining The Obsidian

Next, we need to mine the obsidian using a diamond pickaxe. So, select the diamond pickaxe in your Hotbar and use the following controls to mine obsidian:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: left click and hold on the obsidian.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap and hold the obsidian.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press and hold the RT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press and hold the R2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press and hold the ZR button

After breaking the obsidian block, you will notice a smaller piece of obsidian floating on the ground.

5. Pick Up The Obsidian

After mining the obsidian you just need to pick up the smaller piece of obsidian floating near the ground.

That's how you mine obsidian! Minecraft obsidian is a dark-colored building block that has a high blast resistance and strength. It's commonly used to build explosion resistant structures and also Nether Portal frames.

How to make obsidian in Minecraft

Minecraft Obsidian Command

You can also use a Give Command to make obsidian in Minecraft. The obsidian command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the obsidian command in Minecraft, open your chat window and use the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher obsidian command

/give @p obsidian 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p obsidian 1 0

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