When tuff block was first introduced in Minecraft, it didn’t include any variants, which made the community desire at least slabs and stairs. However, thanks to the Minecraft 1.21 update, we received far more than that. Amongst all of the great-looking additions, tuff brick is now competing for the spot of the best brick block in the entire game.
Tuff brick has the same texture pattern as other brick blocks, but in dark colors with a tint of green to resemble the regular tuff block. Tuff bricks are truly stunning and can be used with a bunch of other blocks such as deepslate and blackstone. With that said, we will show you what items you need to make tuff bricks, along with its crafting recipe in Minecraft 1.21. So, without further delay, let’s start!
Resources You Need to Make Tuff Bricks
To make tuff bricks, you need to first craft another tuff block variant in Minecraft 1.21, and that’s the polished tuff block. This pretty block requires you to place four tuff blocks in a 2 x 2 configuration in a crafting grid.
You need at least 4 polished tuff blocks to make 4 tuff bricks. Moreover, you don’t have to use a crafting table for the tuff bricks recipe, as you can use your inventory’s crafting grid as well. However, alternatively, as we did with the polished tuff, you can use a stonecutter block that will provide you with the same ratio as the regular crafting method. But it lets you craft as many tuff bricks as you want, instead of in multiples of four.
How to Craft Tuff Bricks in Minecraft 1.21
Once you obtain the required polished tuff blocks, follow the step-by-step process below to make tuff bricks and elevate your builds in the game.
Method 1: Using Crafting Grid
- First, press “E” on your keyboard to open the inventory.
- Then, take at least 4 polished tuff blocks and fill the entire 2 x 2 grid with one block in each slot.
- As soon as you do that, four tuff bricks will appear in the result slot on the right.
- Finally, click on that slot and move the tuff bricks to your inventory.
As you can see, this recipe will always require multiples of four polished tuff blocks to craft the same number of tuff bricks. But what if you need only 2 tuff bricks? That’s where the stonecutter becomes useful.
Method 2: Using a Stonecutter
So, place the stonecutter in your Minecraft and right-click on it to get started with using it. Follow the steps below to learn what to do next:
- Place the polished tuff block in the slot on the left. Alternatively, you can place a regular tuff block in this slot and still be able to craft tuff bricks.
- Then, select the tuff brick in the central UI, and they will then appear in the result slot on the right.
Now, you can hover over the tuff brick in the right slot and move it to your inventory. This will consume the polished or regular tuff block and grant you one tuff brick. So, by using a stonecutter, you can get a 1:1 ratio of the input to output materials.
Where to Find Tuff Bricks in Your World
The way all of the copper and tuff blocks were announced is by showcasing the epic, new trial chambers in Minecraft 1.21. So, that’s exactly where you will find the tuff bricks generate naturally. The trial chambers will appear underground, right below the deepslate layer, and will consist of procedurally generated rooms. In addition, trial chambers will focus on the combat challenges, so getting into this structure may be easy, but getting out will pose more of a problem.
Admittedly, tuff bricks have no special uses beside being a building block, at least at the time of writing. But even though that’s the case, they will be one of the most frequently crafted blocks in medieval house builds. Thanks to the highlights and shadows on its texture, tuff brick seems to have depth that other bricks don’t.
Furthermore, you can use the trusty stonecutter once again to cut the tuff brick block into slabs, stairs, and walls. By placing tuff bricks in the crafting table or a crafter in the configurations in the images below, you can also craft different tuff brick variants. However, especially in the case of stairs, stonecutter is a better option.
Now you know how to make amazing tuff brick blocks in Minecraft 1.21. What are your thoughts on it? Would you like tuff bricks to have a special use or you’re fine with them being only a building block? Share your opinion with us in the comments below!