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Minecraft: How To Get & Use Prismarine Shards

Heard about Prismarine shards and wondering how you can get them in Minecraft? Check out this guide to learn about that and its use.

You can get Prismarine shards in Minecraft to craft some interesting blocks. Not only that but this item is also one of the key ingredients needed to craft sea lanterns. But getting them can be slightly difficult. So in this guide let us check how to get Prismarine Shards and Crystals in Minecraft.

How to Get Prismarine Shards in Minecraft

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You can get Prismarine Shards in this game by eliminating Guardian mobs and Elder Guardian mobs. The best part is defeating them not only drops shards but you can also get Prismarine Crystals. Here is how to do that.

  1. Start your world and go to some ocean.
  2. Look for Ocean monuments here. Near these monuments, you can find the guardian and elder guardian mobs.
  3. Eliminate them and they will drop Prismarine shards and they also have a chance to drop prismarine crystals. It isn’t a guarantee that they will drop crystals each time. So if you need crystals you will have to eliminate a lot more as compared to when you need shards.

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Once you have enough you can go back to your crafting table and start using them.

How to Use Prismarine Shards

You can use Prismarine Shards in Minecraft to craft the following decoratives:

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  • Dark Prismarine Block
  • Prismarine Block
  • Prismarine Bricks
  • Sea Lantern

Here are the ingredients needed for them and their crafting recipes.

  • Dark Prismarine Block
    • Ingredients:
      • Prismarine Shards x8
      • Ink Sac x1
    • Recipe:
      • Place the Ink Sac at the center, then place prismarine shards all around it.
  • Prismarine Block
    • Ingredients:
      • Prismarine Shards x4
    • Recipe:
      • Place four prismarine shards together in the shape of a square anywhere on the crafting table.
  • Prismarine Bricks
    • Ingredients:
      • Prismarine Shards x9
    • Recipe:
      • Place all 9 prismarine shards in the crafting table.
  • Sea Lantern
    • Ingredients:
      • Prismarine shards x4
      • Prismarine crystals x5
    • Recipe:
      • Place 4 prismarine shards at each corner of the crafting table, next fill the remaining spaces with prismarine crystals.

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That covers this guide on how to get and use Prismarine Shards and Crystals in Minecraft. I suggest you check out our Minecraft guides to get help on more such topics.