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Magma is a block found in The Nether, implemented in The Frostburn Update. It is basically a solid version of Lava, which deals the player roughly half a heart of damage when they stand on top of it, regardless of armor or protective enchantments. However, it's damage can be prevented using the Frost Walker enchantment. This can be used to create traps for mobs that may walk near your house.
- If a player dies from touching Magma, the death message reads: "<Player> discovered floor was lava."
- Despite dealing 1/2 a heart of damage to the player, much like a cactus on the surface, it can't be used to dispose of items. However, it can be used to surround a base, if so desired. The benefit of this is due to its major abundance in the Nether.
- It is a special block that actually constantly changes texture (watch the above picture).