Minecraft

How to make and use the Obsidian in Minecraft

Obsidian is one of the rarest blocks in the Minecraft game that can’t be crafted. This block has one of the strongest durability and will take a lot of time to break it even with the strongest tool that you can get like a netherite pickaxe. This block can be used for multiple purposes such as making a nether portal, ender chest, or the enchantment that we are going to discuss in this article.

Materials Required to Make Obsidian

You need one bucket that you need to fill with lava and then you need to combine that bucket with water to make a block of obsidian.

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Keep that in mind that you need to place lava on the water to get the obsidian as if you place water on lava you will get the stones or cobblestones.

How to get Lava

You can get the lava using the empty bucket that you can make by placing 3 iron ingots in the same mentioned order on the crafting table.

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Iron ingots can be made by mining iron ore first using a stone pickaxe or any other of higher level. Then you need to place those on the furnace to make the iron ore by following the smelting process.

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At this stage, it is better to make as many buckets as you can to store a large amount of lava because one lava bucket can only give you one block of obsidian.

Now find any lava source which is widely spread in different biomes in the game but if you are not able to find it due to any reason then you should start digging underground where lava is available in huge amounts.

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Now equip yourself with an empty bucket and go closer to the place where lava is available and click on it to fill the bucket with lava.

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Now fill all the buckets that you have with lava that we are going to use later for making obsidian.

How to make an Obsidian Block

The next step is to find a water source and then you need to place the lava bucket on it that will give you one block of obsidian. In the below image we have placed 4 buckets of lava on the water that will make 4 blocks of obsidian.

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You can mine obsidian by using only a diamond or a netherite pickaxe as others can’t be used for this purpose.

How to Use Obsidian

Obsidian blocks can be used to make a Nether portal that is used for transferring you to the nether world.

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You can also use this to make the ender chest which is the most durable one available in the game where you can store your valuable and rare items.

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You can make an enchanting table using this block that will be responsible for enchanting many valuable items such as weapons and shields.

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Conclusion

Obsidian is a dark purple colored block which is one the toughest and most durable blocks available in the Minecraft game. This block cannot be crafted as you need to combine lava with water to make it. Only using this block, you can go to the nether world, and other than that you can also use it to make the ender chest and enchanting table that we have discussed in this article.

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Taimoor Mohsin