Aether Wiki



Aether I

This contains content or features that may be part of the next release.
The content may have appeared in Development versions but the full update with these features has not had an official patch yet.
The content in this page is heavily subject to change.
Aether Dirt
Display Aether Dirt.png
Grid layout None (small).png
Grid Aether Dirt.png
Sell Value Gilt 1 
Transparent No
Luminance 0
Blast Resistance 2.5
Tool Shovel
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Drops Itself
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Disambig.png This article is about the Aether block. For the Theran block, see Thera Dirt.

Aether Dirt is a block found abundantly under the Aether's grass layer.


Aether Dirt does not require a shovel to be obtained, and so, will drop even if mined with bare hands.

Block AetherDirt.png Aether Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Tool Shovel
Breaktex.png Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.75
Skyroot 0.4
Holystone 0.2
Zanite[note 2] 0.15 - 0.05
Arkenium 0.1
Gravitite 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
  2. Times in order are the slowest to fastest mining speeds based on the tool's durability.

Natural generation[]

Aether Dirt makes up the majority of the Aether's islands, along with Holystone. It can be found all over islands, typically covering the first several surface layers before the Holystone.


Aether Dirt can be "grown" through using any type of Swet Gel on a Coarse Aether Dirt block. When the Swet Gel is used, it'll turn any Coarse Aether Dirt blocks in a 3x3 radius into Aether Dirt.


Aether Dirt can be used to grow Aether plants and trees, and breaks at the same speed as Overworld dirt. It is not possible to grow any Overworld plants on Aether Dirt.

Similar to vanilla Minecraft's grass, naturally generated Aether Grass will spread to nearby Aether Dirt blocks if the conditions are correct for it to do so. Swet Gel can also be used on an Aether Dirt block to grow the Aether Dirt blocks in a 3x3 radius into Aether Grass.

Data values[]

Block Namespaced ID Data
AetherDirt.png Aether Dirt aether:aether_dirt 0


Issues relating to Aether Dirt are maintained on the Aether Issue Tracker. Report issues for Aether Dirt there.


Aether II: Highlands Alpha
Initial release Introduced.
1.10b1 Now has the id-number of 4096.
1.10b4 Coarse Aether Dirt variant introduced.
1.10b5 Swet Jelly no longer grows grass on Coarse variants.



Aether II

Aether I

The Aether[]