How to make a Prismarine Shard in Minecraft
This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a prismarine shard with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
In Minecraft, a prismarine shard is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and gather this item in the game.
Let's explore how to add a prismarine shard to your inventory.
A prismarine shard is available in the following versions of Minecraft:
PlatformSupported (Version*) Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes (1.8) Pocket Edition (PE)Yes (0.16.0) Xbox 360Yes (TU31) Xbox OneYes (CU19) PS3Yes (1.22) PS4Yes (1.22) Wii UYes (Patch 3) Nintendo SwitchYes Windows 10 EditionYes (0.16.0) Education EditionYes (1.0)
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* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable. NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.
Where to find a Prismarine Shard in Creative Mode
How to get a Prismarine Shard in Survival Mode
You can add a prismarine shard to you inventory in Survival mode by killing a guardian.
Guardians will spawn inside the Ocean Monument (also called Guardian Temple) in the Deep Ocean.
If you are having trouble finding a guardian, you can summon a guardian using a cheat or you can use a spawn egg.
Once you find a guardian, you need to attack it. When you attack the guardian, it will turn pink as it takes damage.
Continue to chase and attack the guardian. They are very quick and will swim away fast. Once you have killed the guardian, it may drop a prismarine shard and/or prismarine crystals. Sometimes, a guardian will not drop anything. If this happens, just find and kill another guardian.
Make sure you pick up the prismarine shards and prismarine crystals before they disappear.
These are useful items and should be kept in your inventory to be used later.
Item ID and Name
Give Command for Prismarine Shard
Things to Make with Prismarine Shards
You can use prismarine shards to make items in Minecraft such as: