|Health Points:||Big: 16HP (8x )
|Attack Strength:||Big: 6HP (3x )
|Drops:||Magma Cream 0-1 (only medium and large)|
|First Appearance:||Beta 1.9|
|Experience Points:||Big: 4|
Magma Cubes, also known as Fire Slimes, are hostile mobs found in the Nether that were added in 1.9 Beta. They are more commonly found near Nether Fortresses in the Nether. When they move, they jump and momentarily unravel into eight layers giving them the appearance of a spring while revealing a molten core inside.
Magma cubes will jump slowly in random directions until a player is in range, then they will start to jump faster towards the player, and they will also attempt to damage the player. A unique ability of these creatures is that they cannot drown in Lava, and they cannot get hurt by Water itself, however, they can drown in Water. Another ability they have is that they won't take fall damage.
Big and small Magma Cubes will drop Magma Cream, however, the tiny ones will not drop any Magma Cream. All Magma Cubes will drop experience orbs like all other mobs.
- Magma Cubes seem to be the Nether equivalent of Slimes. Although they appear similar, the components of their texture files are quite different.
- It is possible, if a player kills a Magma Cube and all the smaller ones that result from it, to get up to 28 experience points from one big Magma Cube.
- Magma Cubes will not take fall damage.
- Tiny Slimes are harmless and are popular pets among Minecraft fans, but tiny Magma Cubes can still harm the player. However, they can only damage the player when the player is underneath them. One can still keep these as pets if they are careful.
- All Magma Cubes, no matter what size they are, can jump three blocks high while regular Slimes can only jump one block high.
- Automatic Magma Cube "farms" are hard to build due to the fact that Water cannot be put in the Nether legitimately.
- Some fans falsely believe that when a Slime is pushed or spawned inside of Fire or Lava it will turn into a Magma Cube.
- Update 0.11.0 introduced Magma Cubes to the Pocket Edition.