Building structures is something players have to do in a sandbox game like Minecraft. It is vital that they have some sort of base to store things they need. For players who plan on playing Minecraft for a long amount of time, being able to make your house and structure durable is very important. In this article, we are going to list the top 5 best building materials in Minecraft.

5 - Wood Planks

Wood planks are one of the most common building materials in Minecraft unless you are in a desert biome. There are a huge variety of wood types and colors in the world, which is suitable for anything you need to build. The perk of using wood planks is that they are renewable - you can plant trees to create a wood farm anywhere.

The main disadvantage when using wood to build your base is that they are flammable. That's why you need to keep flame sources like lava away from them.

Wood Planks
The various types of Wood Planks in Minecraft.

4 - Cobblestone

Cobblestone is the next block after players obtain wooden tools and begin to mine. It is easy to obtain and fairly strong, which are big advantages in pretty much any build. You can get more cobblestones by creating cobblestone generators or mining. The material has perfect durability, with 6 blast resistance and inflammable properties.

However, cobblestone structures look rather plain if you don't mix and match them with other materials.

Cobblestones in Minecraft

3 - Bricks

Bricks have a detailed and polished look, making them great for many styles of buildings. Some players don't like to use them due to their slightly intimidating looks when used alone. Bricks have a high blast resistance of 6 and can be easily obtained, however, it is slightly expensive in the early game.

To get a brick block in Minecraft, players need to put 4 clay balls into a furnace to smelt them into 4 bricks. Afterward, players need to fuse them in a crafting table in a square formation. Players can also buy bricks from Masons if needed.

Brick building
Brick buildings in Minecraft

2 - Stone

Stone is overall a fairly abundant, strong and durable material in Minecraft. It is an upgrade over cobblestone. Players can obtain stones by smelting cobblestones using a furnace. If used carefully, Stones can create a very distinctive look. Players can also obtain stones using a Silk Touch pickaxe as well. In case you haven't had that pickaxe, here's our detailed guide on how to get silk touch in Minecraft.

Stone has a decently high blast resistance of 6, and like cobblestone, it is not flammable. Their smooth texture makes buildings look good.

Stones in Minecraft

1 - Obsidian

Obsidian is amongst the hardest building materials to obtain in Minecraft. However, once you have gotten your hand on them, you won't need anything else. Obsidian is extremely strong with a 1200 blast resistance, used to withstand attacks from the final bosses. It is a must-have item if you want to defeat the Ender Dragon or fight the Wither in Minecraft.

While they are difficult to collect and build with due to the long breaking time, the hassle of mining obsidian is definitely worth the trouble. Players can also create obsidian themselves by mixing water and lava, or bartering with villagers.

Obsidian in Minecraft

This is the end of our list for the best building materials in Minecraft. Interested in more of our articles related to Minecraft? Please check out this post to find out more about the Guide On How To Enchant Items In Minecraft 2021.