Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Wiki


Obsidian is a black and dark purple rock that is made from water touching a Lava source block.

How to destroy it

You can only mine obsidian with a diamond pickaxe, but it takes a long time to mine it. If you don't mine it with a diamond pickaxe it will take around 4 minutes to mine and you won't get anything. You can find obsidian in chunks underground, due to some waterfalls and lava colliding into each other.


Obsidian is needed for making an Enchantment Table (4 obsidian + 2 diamonds and 1 book) and creating a Nether Portal (14 blocks in a 4 x 5 rectangle).