Crying Obsidian will be a block available for Minecraft players to mine in the Nether update. Previously, they were only available through barter and had no function. Now, you’ll want to make sure you can get this item promptly so you can craft a Respawn Anchor. The anchor allows you to respawn within the Nether.
You want to locate Crying Obsidian by finding a ruined portal. A ruined portal looks a bit like the Nether portal players can create to enter the Nether; it’s just damaged and an item that spawns naturally in your world. The damaged portal has a chance to spawn in any of the available biomes in your world in Minecraft and they can appear underground, underwater or above ground. When you’re looking for these relics, you want to look everywhere.
What is crying obsidian in Minecraft?
It is a glowing form of obsidian that releases purple particles wherever it is placed. In other words, it’s an incredibly strong building block.
This decorative block is found in Minecraft. It’s a rare purple colored block that releases glowing particles that look like weeping butterflies with a purple glow to them. The light emitted is similar to the redstone signal intensity given by a comparator.
Crying Obsidian is blue and purple, which makes it look great for building new structures in creative mode. Crying Obsidian will also emit purple particles from time to time that will resemble his tears. This effect on a large scale structure with lots of Crying Obsidian blocks has a very surreal look which you can use to your advantage in Minecraft Creative mode.
Crying Obsidian is also a light-emitting block that emits purple light. While it can’t melt snow and ice, you can still use it for aesthetic lighting since it has a light level of 10.
Can Weeping Obsidian be used to create a portal to the Nether?
No. Weeping Obsidian cannot be used as a portal structure for a Nether Portal. Attempting to create a portal from it will simply result in a frame, but no portal.
This is all you need to know about what Crying Obsidian does in Minecraft 1.16. Looking for more Minecraft Nether update guides? Be sure to check out more of our coverage below.
- It’s a block. We’re sure you already knew this (it’s mentioned above), but Crying Obsidian is a fantasy block. It’s as tough as regular obsidian, and as an added bonus, it has a brightness level of 10! This means it will light up your room but won’t melt the ice and snow. Pictured above is Barish displaying a weeping obsidian so you can see how far the light reaches.
- It’s one of the strongest blocks in the game. Weeping Obsidian looks different from regular Obsidian, but behaves the same way. It has a blast resistance of 1,200, cannot be destroyed by the Ender Dragon, and is non-flammable. It also needs to be mined with Diamond or Netherrite Pickaxe.
- It has its limits. It cannot be pushed or pulled by any type of piston and cannot be used to create a Nether Portal. The weird thing about this is that it can spawn as part of the ruined Portal structure.