What are the uses of Crying Obsidian?

Minecraft is a survival game that allows you to fight off hoards of zombies, battle against creatures and craft tools and utilities for your survival. Apart from the usual survival stuff, you also get access to various aesthetic tools and blocks that will help you craft amazing structures while aiding you in your survival endeavors. Crying obsidian is one such block in Minecraft that you should know about. Let’s take a look at it.

What is Crying Obsidian

Crying Obsidian is a block in Minecraft that is luminous in nature and is a variant of your normal obsidian block. It has purple shades and oozes purple particles when placed in your structure. Crying Obsidian is an excellent block for building but it has another function that makes it quite special. Let’s take a look at it.

Crying Obsidian Uses

Crying Obsidian has several uses in Minecraft and depending on your needs and requirements, you can use the block however you want. Let’s take a look at some of its common uses.

Use as Construction Block

The Crying Obsidian block has a blast resistance of 1200 which means that it can withstand many impacts. It also can not be destroyed by pistons or ender dragons which means it is the perfect material to build your hideout.

Make Respawn Anchor

Crying Obsidian is also used to make a respawn anchor in the Nether realm. This means that you can place the anchor in your home/fortress and then go about exploring the Nether. In case you die, you will not be taken to the surface and instead would respawn at the location of your Respawn Anchor.

Aesthetic Uses

Crying Obsidian is blue and purple which gives it a nice look for constructing new structures in the creative mode. Crying Obsidian will also give out purple particles now and then which will resemble its tears. This effect on a large scale structure with a lot of Crying Obsidian blocks has a very surreal look which you can use to your advantage in the Creative mode of Minecraft.

Use it for Lighting

Crying Obsidian is also a light-emitting block that gives out purple light. Although it can not melt snow and ice, you can still use it for aesthetic lighting as it has a light level of 10.

How to make Respawn Anchor from a Crying Obsidian block

The Respawn Anchor recipe is not a shapeless recipe which means that you have to place all your ingredients in a particular order if you want to make the Respawn Anchor. Let’s take a look at the procedure.

Things you will need

  • 6 x Crying Obsidian
  • 3 x Glowstone
  • 1 x Crafting Table


Respawn anchors require a 3×3 crafting grid so head over to your crafting table. Make sure that the ingredients mentioned above are equipped in your inventory. Start by placing 3 x Crying Obsidian blocks in the top row of the crafting grid. Now place 3 x Glowstone blocks in the middle row of the crafting grid. Lastly, put all your remaining Crying Obsidian blocks in the bottom row of the crafting grid. This should allow you to craft a Respawn Anchor. Simply grab the newly formed Respawn Anchor and place it in your inventory. You can now place the anchor anywhere you would like to respawn upon death. If the recipe seemed too complicated to you, you can refer to the image below.

How to mine Crying Obsidian

Mining Crying Obsidian is just like mining any other block in Minecraft. You simply need to have the right tools and patience. Crying Obsidian can be ideally mined using only a diamond Pickaxe or higher. You can try Pickaxes of different materials but this will significantly increase your mining time. Let’s take a look at the mining times for all the different materials.

# Pickaxe Material Mining Time
1 Default 250s
2 Wooden 125s
3 Stone 62.5s
4 Iron 41.7s
5 Diamond 9.4s
6 Netherite 8.35s
7 Golden 20.85s

We hope this helped you easily make use of Crying Obsidian in Minecraft. If you have any more questions regarding Crying Obsidian or any other object in Minecraft, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.


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