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How to get ice in Minecraft

Introduction


Let’s say you’re playing in survival mode on Minecraft and you take it upon yourself to build an ice themed home for yourself in a snow-themed biome.


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You want to gather ice to be able to build your ice-themed home, but you quickly run into a problem. You’re struggling to mine ice, because when you attempt to do so regularly, it doesn’t matter what tool you use, it will always find itself breaking apart and not in your inventory. In this article we shall go over the specific steps needed to mine ice without breaking it, and how this can be done efficiently in. This can be gathered in all versions of Minecraft so don’t feel too restricted with the current version that you have.


Minecraft Versions Where You Can Get Ice


  1. Java Edition
  2. Pocket Edition
  3. Bedrock Edition
  4. Legacy Console Edition


How To Get Ice in Minecraft


Requirements-


When it comes to mining ice to get what you need, you will need two things:

  1. A tool that gathers of any type and
  2. An enchantment of Silk Touch


Requirements to get ice in Minecraft


How to get-


To understand why this works, its best to understand what the enchantment itself is capable of. Silk Touch will allow you to mine a block itself rather than the contents that are usually mined from it. With this in mind, it will be the perfect enchantment that can give you the ability to gather the ice that you are looking for.


Getting ice in Minecraft


Once you have the enchantment itself, all you need to do is enchant a mining tool like pickaxe or a shovel and you should be good to go.


How Ice Can Be Used


As mentioned before, Ice can be useful when creating an environment in a snowy biome completely made out of the substance. However, if you desire to build such a home in a less than cold area, you’ll be out of luck when it eventually melts. You can counteract such an issue by combining 9 blocks of ice to create the coveted packed ice.


uses of ice in Minecraft


This block acts much like regular ice except for the fact that it won’t melt if placed near high leveled light sources. This can make building an icy environment much more tenable for those who don’t wish to dwell exclusively in a snowy biome.


FAQs


Q. How to get Ice without Silk Touch?


The only feasible way to accomplish this is through the creative mode where you can access the item selection screen.


Q. Is Ice a spawnable block?


It is so long as it is within a snow biome, otherwise, it cannot be sustained and in turn, cannot be spawned naturally.


Q. How do you turn water into ice?


This is actually fairly straightforward. All you need to do is expose the ice to a high enough light level where it eventually will melt. If the light level is 12 this will happen immediately. So long as you keep the ice from too high of a light level it will not melt, so keep this in mind when you build ice structures.


Q. Does Ice melt in the End?


Ice will not melt in the end unless you place a light source next to it that is bright enough to melt it.


Video Guide:


If you want to see an actual and physical example of how silk touch can work to gather ice you can watch this video:


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Conclusion


Mining for ice can be a very straightforward and simple matter once you have the right tool and enchantment. The only difficult part of this process is going to be getting the enchantment itself. With enough dedication, enchanting, and levelling up, this can become very much tenable however, and should not be too big of a problem long term if you are effective at farming for experience.




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