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Nodes are the building blocks in Minetest. They have 16×16 textures and are seen by the player as one cubic meter. This page lists the available nodes in Minetest Game.


Naturally generated nodes

These nodes occurred naturally in the generated maps. Stairs are excluded from this list. See Stair to see the generated stairs.


Air.png Air


Water.png Water River Water.png River Water Lava.png Lava

Dirt, etc.

Dirt.png Dirt Dirt with Grass.png Dirt with Grass Dirt with Snow.png Dirt with Snow Dirt with Dry Grass.png Dirt with Dry Grass Dirt with Rainforest Litter.png Dirt with Rainforest Litter
Clay.png Clay
Sand.png Sand Desert Sand.png Desert Sand Silver Sand.png Silver Sand Gravel.png Gravel
Snow.png Snow Snow Block.png Snow Block Ice.png Ice


Stone.png Stone Desert Stone.png Desert Stone Sandstone.png Sandstone


Coal Ore.png Coal Ore Iron Ore.png Iron Ore Copper Ore.png Copper Ore Tin Ore.png Tin Ore Gold Ore.png Gold Ore
Mese Ore.png Mese Ore Diamond Ore.png Diamond Ore Mese Block.png Mese Block

See also: Ores


Cobblestone.png Cobblestone Mossy Cobblestone.png Mossy Cobblestone Sandstone Brick.png Sandstone Brick

Plants and fungi

Blue Geranium.png Blue Geranium Rose.png Rose Orange Tulip.png Orange Tulip Viola.png Viola White Dandelion.png White Dandelion
Yellow Dandelion.png Yellow Dandelion
Grass 3.png Grass Jungle Grass.png Jungle Grass Dry Grass 3.png Dry Grass Dry Shrub.png Dry Shrub
Waterlily.png Waterlily
Brown Mushroom.png Brown Mushroom Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom
Cactus.png Cactus Papyrus.png Papyrus
Bush Leaves.png Bush Leaves Bush Stem.png Bush Stem Acacia Bush Leaves.png Acacia Bush Leaves Acacia Bush Stem.png Acacia Bush Stem
Brown Coral.png Brown Coral Orange Coral.png Orange Coral Coral Skeleton.png Coral Skeleton


Tree.png Tree Jungle Tree.png Jungle Tree Pine Tree.png Pine Tree Aspen Tree.png Aspen Tree Acacia Tree.png Acacia Tree
Leaves.png Leaves Jungle Leaves.png Jungle Leaves Pine Needles.png Pine Needles Aspen Leaves.png Aspen Leaves Acacia Leaves.png Acacia Leaves
Apple.png Apple

Background color key

The background color denotes the availability of the nodes. It tells you in which map generators these nodes may be generated.

  • Yellow: Generated in all map generators
  • White: Generated in all map generators except singlenode
  • Gray: Generated in all map generators except v6 and singlenode
  • Light blue: Only generated in valleys

Manufactured nodes

These nodes are not found naturally; these must be crafted or smelted by the player.

Building nodes

Acacia Wood Planks.png Acacia Wood Planks Aspen Wood Planks.png Aspen Wood Planks Brick.png Brick Block Bronze Block.png Bronze Block Coal Block.png Coal Block
Copper Block.png Copper Block Desert Cobblestone.png Desert Cobblestone Desert Stone Block.png Desert Stone Block Desert Stone Brick.png Desert Stone Brick Desert Sandstone.png Desert Sandstone
Desert Sandstone Block.png Desert Sandstone Block Desert Sandstone Brick.png Desert Sandstone Brick Diamond Block.png Diamond Block Glass.png Glass Gold Block.png Gold Block
Junglewood Planks.png Jungle Wood Planks Obsidian Block.png Obsidian Block Obsidian Brick.png Obsidian Brick Obsidian Glass.png Obsidian Glass Pine Wood Planks.png Pine Wood Planks
Sandstone Block.png Sandstone Block Silver Sandstone.png Silver Sandstone Silver Sandstone Block.png Silver Sandstone Block Silver Sandstone Brick.png Silver Sandstone Brick Stone Block.png Stone Block
Stone Brick.png Stone Brick Straw.png Straw Steel Block.png Steel Block Tin Block.png Tin Block Wooden Planks.png Wooden Planks
White Wool.png Wool


Wooden Fence.png Wooden Fence Acacia Fence.png Acacia Fence Aspen Fence.png Aspen Fence Junglewood Fence.png Jungle Wood Fence Pine Fence.png Pine Fence
Wooden Fence Gate.png Wooden Fence Gate Acacia Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate Aspen Fence Gate.png Aspen Fence Gate Junglewood Fence Gate.png Jungle Wood Fence Gate Pine Fence Gate.png Pine Fence Gate
Cobblestone Wall.png Cobblestone Wall Mossy Cobblestone Wall.png Mossy Cobblestone Wall Desert Cobblestone Wall.png Desert Cobblestone Wall
Glass Pane.png Glass Pane Iron bar.png Iron bar
Trapdoor.png Trapdoor Steel Trapdoor.png Steel Trapdoor
Wooden Door.png Wooden Door Steel Door.png Steel Door Glass Door.png Glass Door Obsidian Glass Door.png Obsidian Glass Door


Mese Lamp.png Mese Lamp Mese Post Light.png Mese Post Light Torch.png Torch


Rail.png Rail Brake rail.png Brake rail Powered rail.png Powered rail
Ladder.png Wooden Ladder Steel Ladder.png Steel Ladder


Chest.png Chest Locked Chest.png Locked Chest Vessels Shelf.png Vessels Shelf Bookshelf.png Bookshelf


Furnace.png Furnace
Gun Powder.png Gun Powder TNT.png TNT
Sign.png Wooden Sign Steel Sign.png Steel Sign
Simple Bed.png Simple Bed Fancy Bed.png Fancy Bed


Drinking glass.png Drinking Glass Glass bottle.png Glass Bottle Heavy Steel Bottle.png Heavy Steel Bottle

Slabs and Stairs

Acacia Wood Slab.png Acacia Wood Slab Acacia Wood Stair.png Acacia Wood Stair Aspen Wood Slab.png Aspen Wood Slab Aspen Wood Stair.png Aspen Wood Stair
Brick Slab.png Brick Slab Brick Stair.png Brick Stair Bronze Block Slab.png Bronze Block Slab Bronze Block Stair.png Bronze Block Stair
Cobblestone Slab.png Cobblestone Slab Cobblestone Stair.png Cobblestone Stair Copper Block Slab.png Copper Block Slab Copper Block Stair.png Copper Block Stair
Desert Cobblestone Slab.png Desert Cobblestone Slab Desert Cobblestone Stair.png Desert Cobblestone Stair Desert Sandstone Slab.png Desert Sandstone Slab Desert Sandstone Stair.png Desert Sandstone Stair
Desert Sandstone Block Slab.png Desert Sandstone Block Slab Desert Sandstone Block Stair.png Desert Sandstone Block Stair Desert Sandstone Brick Slab.png Desert Sandstone Brick Slab Desert Sandstone Brick Stair.png Desert Sandstone Brick Stair
Desert Stone Slab.png Desert Stone Slab Desert Stone Stair.png Desert Stone Stair Desert Stone Block Slab.png Desert Stone Block Slab Desert Stone Block Stair.png Desert Stone Block Stair
Desert Stone Brick Slab.png Desert Stone Brick Slab Desert Stone Brick Stair.png Desert Stone Brick Stair Gold Block Slab.png Gold Block Slab Gold Block Stair.png Gold Block Stair
Ice Slab.png Ice Slab Ice Stair.png Ice Stair Jungle Wood Slab.png Jungle Wood Slab Jungle Wood Stair.png Jungle Wood Stair
Obsidian Slab.png Obsidian Slab Obsidian Stair.png Obsidian Stair Obsidian Block Slab.png Obsidian Block Slab Obsidian Block Stair.png Obsidian Block Stair
Obsidian Brick Slab.png Obsidian Brick Slab Obsidian Brick Stair.png Obsidian Brick Stair Pine Wood Slab.png Pine Wood Slab Pine Wood Stair.png Pine Wood Stair
Sandstone Slab.png Sandstone Slab Sandstone Stair.png Sandstone Stair Sandstone Block Slab.png Sandstone Block Slab Sandstone Block Stair.png Sandstone Block Stair
Sandstone Brick Slab.png Sandstone Brick Slab Sandstone Brick Stair.png Sandstone Brick Stair Silver Sandstone Stair.png Silver Sandstone Stair Silver Sandstone Slab.png Silver Sandstone Slab
Silver Sandstone Block Slab.png Silver Sandstone Block Slab Silver Sandstone Block Stair.png Silver Sandstone Block Stair Silver Sandstone Brick Slab.png Silver Sandstone Brick Slab Silver Sandstone Brick Stair.png Silver Sandstone Brick Stair
Snow Block Slab.png Snow Block Slab Snow Block Stair.png Snow Block Stair Steel Block Slab.png Steel Block Slab Steel Block Stair.png Steel Block Stair
Stone Slab.png Stone Slab Stone Stair.png Stone Stair Stone Block Slab.png Stone Block Slab Stone Block Stair.png Stone Block Stair
Stone Brick Slab.png Stone Brick Slab Stone Brick Stair.png Stone Brick Stair Straw Slab.png Straw Slab Straw Stair.png Straw Stair
Wooden Slab.png Wooden Slab Wooden Stair.png Wooden Stair

Grown nodes

These nodes are not found naturally. They have to be harvested or grown by the player.

Sapling.png Sapling Acacia Tree Sapling.png Acacia Tree Sapling Aspen Tree Sapling.png Aspen Tree Sapling Jungle Sapling.png Jungle Sapling Pine Sapling.png Pine Sapling
Bush Sapling.png Bush Sapling Acacia Bush Sapling.png Acacia Bush Sapling
Cotton Seed.png Cotton Seed Wheat Seed.png Wheat Seed
Cotton 8.png Cotton Plant Wheat 8.png Wheat Plant

Created by special events

Obsidian.png Obsidian Mossy Cobblestone Slab.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab Mossy Cobblestone Stair.png Mossy Cobblestone Stair Fire.png Fire Fire.png Permanent Flame
Bones.png Bones Soil.png Soil Wet Soil.png Wet Soil Desert Sand Soil.png Desert Sand Soil Wet Desert Sand Soil.png Wet Desert Sand Soil
Air.png TNT Explosion Light

Unused nodes

These nodes also exist in the Minetest Game, but these don’t appear in usual gameplay or in Creative Mode. These blocks can only be obtained by unconventional means, for example, with the server command/giveme

Cloud.png Cloud Dirt with Grass and Footsteps.png Dirt with Grass and Footsteps

Internally used blocks

Internally used blocks are blocks in Minetest which are used for technical reasons only. They don't have a gameplay value and the player can't interact with them directly.

Air.png Ignore Unknown Node.png Unknown Node

Blocks in future versions

Last update: Janary 6, 2019.

Tin Block Slab.png Tin Block Slab Tin Block Stair.png Tin Block Stair Glass Slab.png Glass Slab Glass Stair.png Glass Stair Obsidian Glass Slab.png Obsidian Glass Slab
Obsidian Glass Stair.png Obsidian Glass Stair  ??? Inner Stair  ??? Outer Stair
Obsidian Glass Pane.png Obsidian Glass Pane
Black Tulip.png Black Tulip Green Chrysanthemum.png Green Chrysanthemum Fern.png Fern Marram Grass.png Marram Grass Kelp.png Kelp
Dirt with Coniferous Litter.png Dirt with Coniferous Litter Permafrost.png Permafrost Permafrost with Moss.png Permafrost with Moss Permafrost with Stones.png Permafrost with Stones Cave Ice.png Cave Ice
Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling.png Emergent Jungle Tree Sapling Large Cactus Seedling.png Large Cactus Seedling
Firefly.png Firefly Firefly in a Bottle.png Firefly in a Bottle Red Butterfly.png Red Butterfly Violet Butterfly.png Violet Butterfly White Butterfly.png White Butterfly
Acacia Wood Fence Rail.png Acacia Wood Fence Rail Apple Wood Fence Rail.png Apple Wood Fence Rail Aspen Wood Fence Rail.png Aspen Wood Fence Rail Jungle Wood Fence Rail.png Jungle Wood Fence Rail Pine Wood Fence Rail.png Pine Wood Fence Rail
Pine Bush Needles.png Pine Bush Needles Pine Bush Stem.png Pine Bush Stem Pine Bush Sapling.png Pine Bush Sapling Blueberry Bush Sapling.png Blueberry Bush Sapling Blueberry Bush Leaves.png Blueberry Bush Leaves
Blueberry Bush Leaves with Berries.png Blueberry Bush Leaves with Berries Cyan Coral.png Cyan Coral Green Coral.png Green Coral Pink Coral.png Pink Coral

Removed blocks

Brown Mushroom Spores.png Brown Mushroom Spores Red Mushroom Spores.png Red Mushroom Spores
Nyan Cat.png Nyan Cat Nyan Cat Rainbow.png Nyan Cat Rainbow

See also