Packed Ice
Packed Ice
Important Information
Full name Packed Ice
ID 174
Type Building
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Yes
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Wooden
Drops Packed Ice
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

Packed Ice is a block released in the 1.7 update. It is currently uncraftable and will appear only in Ice Plains Spikes Biomes, where it forms spikes of ice that dot the landscape. Packed Ice, though similar to Ice, will have some useful differences, each of which are listed here.

How To Obtain

Packed Ice can only be obtained by visiting an Ice Spikes Biome, where the spikes are made of Packed Ice. You must mine it with a silk touch tool, as it will not drop if mined with anything else.


  • It cannot be melted, meaning it can make nice Ice structures that can be lit up.
  • It is a solid block, meaning Torches, Ladders, etc. can be placed on it.
  • When broken, it does not form Water. This is helpful in event of a Creeper attack, meaning you won't have to clean up lots of Water.


  • Although it is packed, Packed Ice cannot be crafted, for example, from 4 Ice.
  • Snow cannot form on Packed Ice.
Natural Blocks
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