Obsidian Item ID

Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for obsidian in Minecraft is shown below:

Obsidian Spawn Command

The Obsidian item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Obsidian blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.

Tool Speed
Diamond Pickaxe Diamond Pickaxe 9.38s

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Obsidian Information


Obsidian is created when water meets lava. It is one of the only blocks that will withstand an explosion in Minecraft. It cannot be crafted and must be mined with a diamond pickaxe.

Item ID minecraft:obsidian
Numerical ID 49
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Recipes Used In Enchanting Table, Ender Chest, Beacon
Hardness 50.0
Material Rock
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 1434 - 1434