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Highlands Ice
Display Highlands Ice.png
Grid layout None (small).png
Grid Highlands Ice.png
Sell Value None
Transparent Partial (-2 to light)
Luminance No
Blast Resistance 2.5
Tool Pickaxe
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Drops None
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Disambig.png This article is about regular Highlands ice. For other ice-related blocks, see Ice.

Highlands Ice is a type of translucent block found in Arctic Peaks.


Highlands Ice does not require a pickaxe to mine, but using one speeds up the process. Highlands Ice will not drop anything unless mined with a Silk Touch pickaxe, which will cause it to drop itself.

Block HighlandsIce.png Highlands Ice
Hardness 0.5
Tool Pickaxe
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[]

Highlands Ice will naturally generate as frozen lakes in Arctic Peaks biomes, replacing normal lakes. Highlands Ice will also generate underground in large veins in caves.


In the Arctic Peaks biome, snowfall will cause any water to freeze into Highlands Ice randomly with the proper conditions (such as light level).

Data values[]

Block Namespaced ID
HighlandsIce.png Highlands Ice aether:highlands_ice


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


Aether II: Highlands Alpha
? Introduced.
Highlands Update - 0.2.0 - change: Modified how ice veins generate