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Posted: Jul 6, 2021 in Minecraft
Minecraft’s latest update, the Nether update brings many new features that at first can feel confusing. Balancing has also been adjusted when it comes to Gold, how easily it is found, and how useful it is. Part of this includes new and interesting blocks, the most enjoyable of which is the Gilded Blackstone, a mixture of Blackstone with a tough of Gold accents that comes together to make a very cool looking block. Today, I’m going to do my best to explain what Gilded Blackstone is and how it may apply to you.
Gilded Blackstone is an uncraftable block that naturally spawns in Bastion Remnants, which can be found in the Nether. Typically, Gilded Blackstone spawns under loot chests. Its texture resembles Blackstone, but gilded. That meaning the block is accentuated by Gold specs which line the cracks of the block which adds quite the stunning contrast.
The block requires a pickaxe to be broken, and it will drop Gold nuggets when picked up. It can drop anywhere from 2-5 nuggets. If no nuggets are dropped, the block itself will be dropped. To be safe, though, I would use Silk Touch if you wanted the actual block.
The Fortune enchantment does not affect the amount of Gold nuggets dropped when mined.
Although Gilded Blackstone and all the other Gold related things are attractive, beware! Any time you break Gilded Blackstone or other gold related blocks, you can expect an onslaught of Piglins
To combat this, you have some options. You can be a baller and completely kill every moving thing in the immediate area, which is definitely effective. You can use pistons, torches, or explosives to make the drop block. Lastly, you can just break it and then bolt outta there before you get caught.
That’s pretty much everything. There isn’t much to go over when it comes to a single uncraftable, no-use block. Gilded Blackstone blocks are mostly for aesthetics. They break the pattern of only Blackstone and Cracked Blackstone, doing its job well. At the very least, you probably got some gold out of it. With that said, you now know all you need to when it comes to this block, so have a great day!