With the addition of Minecraft Snapshot 21w07a, and the update in Snapshot 21w08a, we got a brand-new type of block: Deepslate, a block similar to Stone or Blackstone in behavior but denser than either of those blocks. Several major variants of Deepslate (originally called Grimstone) can be crafted into Slabs, Walls, and Stairs, along with other variants. There are also eight new Deepslate Ore variants. Here is a look at all the Deepslate varieties currently in Minecraft.
Deepslate is the most basic form of the block, found in the Overworld exclusively below y = 0. It cannot be crafted, and it cannot be crafted with. Deepslate is only obtainable via a Silk Touch pickaxe. If mined with any other pickaxe, it will drop Cobbled Deepslate.
Cobbled Deepslate is the main building block of their new block type. Like Cobblestone, this will be the block used to create all currently craftable variants of Deepslate, and you can use it to craft stone tools, furnaces, and a brewing stand as well.
- Cobbled Deepslate Slabs
Recipe: 3 Cobbled Deepslate (bottom row)
- Cobbled Deepslate Stairs
Recipe: 6 Cobbled Deepslate, (1 top right, 1 center, 1 right of center, 3 bottom row)
- Cobbled Deepslate Walls
Recipe: 6 Cobbled Deepslate (3 middle row, 3 bottom row)
- Polished Deepslate
Recipe: 4 Cobbled Deepslate (arranged in a square)
Similar to Cobblestone and Stone, Cobbled Deepslate can also be smelted into Deepslate. Like other blocks, one coal can be used to smelt eight Cobbled Deepslate into eight deepslate.
Polished Deepslate is made by placing four Cobbled Deepslate in a square formation in a Crafting Grid of any size. Polished Deepslate can also be crafted into Slabs, Stairs, and Walls with the same methods as Deepslate. Like with other Polished variants, a square of four Polished Deepslate will not yield any outcome.
Deepslate Tiles and Deepslate Bricks
Deepslate Tiles and Deepslate Bricks can only currently be acquired through the Creative menu or commands. They currently do not naturally generate and cannot be crafted. While they cannot be crafted themselves, they can still be crafted with Deepslate Tiles and Deepslate Bricks; both can also be crafted into Slabs, Stairs, and Walls through the same methods as Cobbled Deepslate.
Both of these variants also have a single Cracked sub-variant that is not present in the other types. Cracked Deepslate Bricks and Cracked Deepslate Tiles.
The next variant of Deepslate is Chiseled Deepslate. It resembles a skull, and it can be crafted by placing one Deepslate slab on top of another in a Crafting Grid of any size. Chiseled Deepslate cannot be crafted with and is a standalone block.
The other singular variant of Deepslate is Infested Deepslate. It looks similar to normal Deepslate but will spawn Silverfish upon breaking. This is the same as the Stone, Cobblestone, and Stone Bricks infested blocks already existent in the game, just for the new block type.
The last type of Deepslate block is Deepslate Ores. There are five naturally-occurring blocks total:
- Deepslate Iron Ore
- Deepslate Lapis Lazuli Ore
- Deepslate Diamond Ore
- Deepslate Redstone Ore
- Deepslate Gold Ore
There are also three variants that do not exist in the naturally generating world due to ore generation locations but appear in the creative options/commands.
- Deepslate Emerald Ore
- Deepslate Copper Ore
- Deepslate Coal Ore
The image for this section shows the difference between the Deepslate Ores (top row) and classic stone Ores (bottom row). This is the first time Ore variants have been added to the Overworld in Minecraft.
Altogether, the introduction of Deepslate adds 29 new blocks into the game so far, though some of them are only available via creative or commands. Deepslate was added in Minecraft Snapshot 21w07a, and this list is updated as of Minecraft Snapshot 21w10a.