Mud is a dark colored nature block that can be found all over Mangrove Swamps. This dirty looking block is not entirely useless, however.
Mud is a very unique nature block, because not only can it be created, but it can also be used in crafting and building. Making Mud Bricks is relatively easy and simple, and here’s how.
Finding and Obtaining Mud
Mud naturally generates in Mangrove Swamp Biomes, both above and below Water and Ground. You can recognize it by its dark color and the squelching sound it makes when you walk on it.
However, if you are struggling to find a Mangrove Swamp, you’re in luck! Mud is the only nature block you can make entirely by yourself at your base, regardless of what Biome you may be in. All you need is a Water Bottle.
Right clicking a Water Bottle on a regular Dirt Block will turn it into a Mud Block. With a limitless Water source block, you can make an endless supply of Mud Blocks for yourself.
This doesn’t work on Grass Blocks and they cannot be affected. Same goes for Farmland and Dirt Paths.
Mud blocks can be farmed by hand or a Shovel, which greatly increases the break rate of the block.
They come in handy when building Horse stables and similar builds as Mud allows you to bring in an additional level of dirtiness and grit to the build.
Minecraft Packed Mud Recipe
- 1 Mud Block
- 1 Wheat
Once you have harvested your Mud it is time to start working toward making your Mud Bricks. It is a bit of a process, however it is quite fun.
To start making your Mud Bricks you first need to make Packed Mud. Combining the two will give you Packed Mud.
This process is quite similar to how Mud Bricks would be made in real life. This is the way they have been made throughout history in building.
Minecraft Mud Brick Recipe
- 4 Packed Mud Blocks
Once you have your Packed Mud you can combine 4 of this block to create Mud Bricks. This will grant you 4 Mud Bricks, which luckily means that with a stack of Packed Mud we can get an equal amount of Mud Bricks.
The Bricks can be used just like Stone Bricks in order to make Mud Brick Stairs, Mud Brick Slabs, and Mud Brick Walls. These blocks behave the same way as all of their other material counterparts.
This material doesn’t necessarily have the strongest Blast Resistance and it can be broken by a Wooden Pickaxe or a Pickaxe of better quality. Still they are great for building and making designs thanks to their color.
Using Mud Bricks
Now that you have your Mud Bricks and their variants you can freely use them however you want. Their warm color is suitable for small and big builds alike.
You can use them to build small huts or use them in mix with Clay Bricks and other warm-colored blocks to create a beautiful big build. A Swamp house made out of Mud Bricks with some Mangrove or Crimson Stem for accents and roofs sounds perfect.
Play around with color options and possibilities to see what fits your aesthetic and tastes. They also bring a whole new layer when designing furniture in Minecraft.
Interested in learning more about Mangrove Swamps? Take a look at our post about breeding Frogs in Minecraft, the biome’s main animal.
Traverse through these dense Swamps in search of both Frogs and Mud. Having these little critters around will help you in your fights against Slimes and Magma Cubes, with some extra rewards waiting for you.