Soul Sand 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 soul sand in Minecraft is shown below:

Soul Sand Spawn Command

The Soul Sand 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 Soul Sand 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
Golden Shovel Golden Shovel 0.06s
Diamond Shovel Diamond Shovel 0.09s
Iron Shovel Iron Shovel 0.12s
Stone Shovel Stone Shovel 0.19s
Wooden Shovel Wooden Shovel 0.38s

Soul Sand Information

Soul Sand

Your speed is reduced when walking over a soul sand block. The block can be used to create one-way doors in Minecraft. Soul sand cannot be crafted, but generates naturally in the nether.

Item ID minecraft:soul_sand
Numerical ID 88
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Hardness 0.5
Material Dirt
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 3495 - 3495