The Black Rock (also known as Black Stone (they have translated it as Black Rock but hey…) or Blackstone) is a new block added in Minecraft update 1.16 that is basically like the Stone of all life (Cobblestone) but in this case of a black tone that I personally love.
This is basically useful for two reasons:
- Now we will be able to create black constructions, which in that sense I already tell you that it will not take me long to create a Black Castle.
- We now have a source of Stone, a material you want that isn’t extremely common in recipes, in the Nether itself; so it will no longer be necessary to go to the surface for Stone since the Black Stone will be worth it.
So nothing, in this post I will tell you everything you need to know about the Black Stone: How to get it, what it is for and its recipes; Let’s go there!
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HOW TO GET BLACK ROCK OR BLACKSTONE
Luckily it won’t be a rare material, so it will be easy to stock up on lots of these Black Rocks. They can appear in the following locations:
- They only appear in the Nether or Underworld, you do have to take that into account, and forget about it on the surface.
- You’ll find it galore in the new Basalt Deltas Biome.
- There will also be a lot of Black Stone in Piglins ‘ Strongholds.
- It can appear in any Biome if you dig deep enough (between heights 5 and 28); but obviously, it will not be a block as common as the Netherrack (Infiedra).
WHAT IS THE BLACK STONE OR ROCK FOR IN MINECRAFT?
We could say that it is a Block comparable to Stone or Cobblestone; basically, we will be able to do everything that we could do with the Stone. You know what I mean: The Furnace, the Stone Tools, the Sword, the Slabs… that sort of thing.
What you do have to keep in mind is that except for decorative objects (to give it a name); Bricks, Slabs, Stairs… etc; everything we do will be the colour it has always had. If for example, we create a Stone Sword with Black Rock; this will not have a black tone, it will be the same colour as always. In fact, you can even create these recipes by mixing the normal Stone and the Black Stone and it will still work.
But what has been said, this does not apply to decorative objects, so let’s see them and by the way, I leave you all the recipes. They are the same as the recipes for the Common Stone, but hey, in case you know the recipes… I’ll leave them here below.
To get the Polished Black Rock we simply put 4 blocks of Black Rock-forming a square on the Crafting Table and that’s it: We will get 4 blocks in their polished version, which the truth is that they are better for constructions and others; although to taste colours, I suppose.
POLISHED BLACKSTONE BRICKS
The truth is that I love the Brick Blocks and obviously the Polished Black Stone Bricks could not be missing. The process is the same as in the previous recipe, but this time we will use Polished Black Rock, the result will be the block in its Brick version; ideal for building castles, fortresses, houses and others.
CRACKED POLISHED BLACKSTONE BRICKS
And if you want some Polished Cracked Blackrock Bricks (OMG with the name) that are basically the same as the previous ones but with cracks, you will have to put the Polished Bricks in the oven (with its fuel and others) and that’s it.
This block can be used to create structures that look ancient: Abandoned Castles, Fortresses Ruined Houses… etc. But the truth is that Mossy Stone Bricks are cooler, right?
To create Black Rock Slabs we will need a total of three Black Rock blocks, we must place ourselves in a horizontal line. We will obtain a total of 6 Black Rock Slabs since it is still like splitting all the Blocks in half as it happens with all the Slabs.
To obtain Polished Blackrock Slabs or Bricks (normal or cracked) the process will be exactly the same but with Polished Blackrock Blocks or Blackrock Bricks.
Which should be translated more as Wall, instead of Blackrock Wall right? But hey, I guess it is what it is. Two rows of Black Rock glued on the Crafting Table and voila, we will obtain a total of 6 Walls. We can also get it in Polished, Brick and Cracked Brick versions.
And we continue with the Black Stone Stairs. Little mystery for this recipe, you have to create a staircase drawing with Roca Negra and that’s it; It doesn’t matter which side you look at. I’m repeating myself, but it has to be said… We also have them in Polished and Brick versions (normal and cracked).
CHISELLED AND POLISHED BLACK ROCK (CHISELED POLISHED BLACKSTONE)
Regarding the Chiseled and Polished Black Rock, things change a little since this time we will need two Polished Black Rock Slabs, the common Black Rock does not work. The result will be a pretty nice block in my opinion and that can give a game in the constructions.
And that’s it! What do you think of the Rock or Black Stone of Minecraft? I think it will give enough play for construction, right?