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Soul Sand
Soul Sand.png
Important Information
Full name Soul Sand
ID 88
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Shovel
Minimum tool level Wood
Drops Soul Sand
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

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Soul Sand is a brown, sandy block found in the Nether. Unlike most blocks, it is 15/16 of a block tall. It has a second effect: It slows all entities moving across it. This makes it suitable for use in traps, although Cobwebs provide a similar effect as well. However, its final use is much more dramatic: when placed in a T-shape with three Wither Skeleton Skulls on top of the "T", it will summon the Wither.

Natural Blocks
Surface DirtGrass BlockPodzolMyceliumGrassless DirtSandGravelClayMoss StoneWoodRed SandPacked IceSnowSnow (Cover)IceWaterLava
Underground StoneCoal OreIron OreGold OreLapis Lazuli OreDiamond OreRedstone OreEmerald Ore
Dimension Specific NetherrackSoul SandGlowstoneNether Quartz OreEnd Stone
Structure Specific CobblestoneWood PlanksFenceNether Brick (Block)Stone BrickMossy Stone BrickCracked Stone BrickChiseled Stone BrickTorchSea LanternDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksPrismarineGlass Pane
Decoration FernLarge FernTall GrassDouble TallgrassLilacPeonyRose BushSunflowerPoppyDandelionBlue OrchidAlliumAzure BluetOxeye DaisyTulipLily PadSugar CaneVinesCactus