When mining for Obsidian in Minecraft, a Diamond Pickaxe is typically required. Instead of using a Diamond Pickaxe, you can manufacture your own Obsidian tools out of lava and water. You can do it with just a bucket.
Prerequisites for Creating Obsidian
To begin, you’ll need a Bucket; multiple Buckets, ideally, for maximum effectiveness. The quickest and easiest approach would require only 2 buckets. But a lava source block is the most crucial item for crafting Obsidian blocks.
Unlike flowing lava, which is impossible to gather with a Bucket, this kind of lava can be scooped up. Last but not least, an Obsidian Water Bucket is required to cool the lava.
Remember that the Diamond or Netherite Pickaxe is required to mine for Obsidian. Obsidian Blocks can be broken with any pickaxe, but they won’t drop anything useful until you use an Obsidian Pickaxe.
Remember that in order to transform a source lava block into Obsidian, you must first get water to flow over it. Cobblestone can be created by dumping a water source block onto a lava source block. Cobblestone can also be created when water flows across hot lava.
Obsidian Block Construction Procedures
Step 1. Toss in a lava block or two as a heat source.
Step 2. Put a water bucket to the ground nearby, but not on top of any lava bricks.
Step 3. Collect the water source block in your Bucket once the lava is transformed into Obsidian by the moving water.
Step 4. Obsidian may be mined using a diamond or netherite pickaxe.
Lava and Water: The Perfect Ingredients for a Portal to the Underworld
Obsidian can be used in place of a Diamond or Netherite Pickaxe if you’re determined to create a Portal to the Nether. Following the above procedures will automatically generate each block.
Before attempting to pour running water over lava, make sure each source block is safely contained in Cobblestone. The minimum dimensions for a Nether Portal are 4 blocks in length and 5 blocks in height; corners are optional. Due to this, you just need 10 Obsidian to create a Nether Portal.
Alternatives to Mining for Obsidian
Obsidian can sometimes be found in the Village Chests that the Weaponsmith uses as a part of his arsenal. Each such Chest has a 25.6% chance of containing between 3 and 7 Obsidian blocks.
The only way to obtain Obsidian without mining is to travel to the Nether or the End, however there are other methods.
The Nether is the superior of the two worlds for obtaining the necessary materials for crafting obsidian. Consequently, the most efficient means of farming Obsidian is, curiously enough, to construct a Nether Portal from various pieces of Obsidian.
What to Do If You Need a Vast Amount of Obsidian in a Hurry
Although lava is most commonly found below, it can be seen on the surface of the world on occasion. However, there are genuine lakes of lava in the Nether.
Therefore, if you need a lot of lava quickly, one option is to travel to the Nether with a lot of empty Buckets, locate the nearest lava lake, and fill up on the orange resource.
Creating a well-organized path for this will allow you to bring a large number of Lava Buckets into your base without risking them falling through your Nether Portal.