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Water Bucket
Water Bucket







First Appearance

Update 0.7.0

Water Buckets, added in Update 0.7.0, are items that are made by tapping Water with a Bucket. They carry a Water source Block, which can be placed.


Water Buckets are used to transport Water. They can also be used to put out Fires, and generate Cobblestone or Obsidian when placed directly next to Lava dependent on which Liquid touches the other first. Filling (or emptying) the Water Bucket is done by tapping a Water Source block.

Descending from high altitudes

Water Buckets can be used to create a waterfall usable for the Player to descend from large heights. Two alternative methods to do this are firstly to place and pickup the Water reasonably fast and just follow the water to the bottom, and the second method is to jump out and then place the Water just before you hit the ground. The first is probably the most reliable.

Infinite Water

With the use of 2 Water Buckets the Player can create an infinite Water supply almost everywhere in the Overworld. This is done by digging out either a 2x2 or 1x3 area in the ground. Place the 2 Buckets either in opposite corners, or in either end of the trench.

Now the Player can collect (or empty) Water Buckets from this newly formed infinite Water source. This gives the Player access to a much needed resource without having an Ocean or Pond nearby.

Alternatively, by placing a Water Bucket in a Dispenser (with attached Button or Redstone pulse]], an infinite Water flow can be generated. However, this doesn't allow the Player to pick up the Water as the previous method allows for.

Defense mechanism

Water flows and generates currents. This can be used to generate collection areas either for Items or Mobs. A Mob caught in a Water stream will usually not have enough movement to fight the current. Thusly, carefully placed Water Buckets can trap/force Mobs (and items) to a given location.

In addition, the Enderman is afraid of Water, so quickly placing the Water Bucket at the Players feet scares off the Enderman.

Mining Aid

When mining directly above Lava, the mined Blocks might fall into the Lava and disappear. However, if the Player places Water and mines in the Water flow, the Water will change the Lava to Obsidian before the Blocks disappear. If carefully placed (or mined), the Obsidian Blocks will also gather at the end of the Water stream.


  • A Water Bucket cannot be placed by itself, but the Water in it can be placed.
  • Once placed on a Block, the Bucket becomes empty and can be filled with any other Liquid.
  • Only Water source Blocks can be collected.


Water (Water Bucket) • Lava (Lava Bucket) • Milk

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