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Sponge Block for Lava: "Pumice"

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    I had a similar idea a few years back, but you have summarised it and perfected it more than I ever could, great premise!

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    copperEye2553 commented
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    I had a similar idea, except that pumice would generate near the ceiling of the nether (giving a reason to go up there) and when used, it would turn into magma

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    HealthyBoii04 commented
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    I think that the way you could get the lava back could be by right-clicking the block with a bucket to get a lava bucket. Love this idea

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    Love this idea!
    I’m not sure if this is what you meant by “melting the lava out”, but the saturated pumace could even be used as a fuel source in a furnace, and when exhausted, would drop a dried pumace - similar to the way a lava bucket is used in a furnace

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    Luigi120s commented
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    with the upcoming nether update they'd be such a good feature, it would be a really good mid-game object, letting you get nine "lava blocks" and then being able to smelt it, I think we should also be able to leave them in water so they transform it into obsidian, making it easier to have obsidian without using lots of buckets

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    Matt D commented
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    Agreed.  This is a great option for the nether update, especially with the ancient debris encouraging people to mine areas out below the lava lakes now.  Previously there was no point in going that deep.

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    Nicky Kun commented
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    I think Pumice obtain from smelting basalt in a Blast Furnace. When you use it to soak up lava, it changes to Magma Block.
    You can't change magma block to pumice back.

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    I think it would be cool to replace saturated pumice with magma blocks. So when a pumice block sucks up the lava, it becomes a magma block.

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    This is a great idea! I think, though, that it should be Scoria instead of Pumice. Both are volcanic rocks, but scoria has a dark red color and would therefore fit the aesthetic of the nether more.

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    Yes, this! I have no other way of getting rid of those stinky lava lakes in my quarry!!!

    I would suggest resetting pumice by actually breaking it again, but it would take as long obsidian.
    As if you would break the lava inside but end up with the unsaturated pumice as dropping item.
    So no furnace but block duration as downside.

    Then again having a blast furnace exclusive use is also nice.

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    Or perhaps you can use the filled Pumice to fuel the oven and get the usual Pumice after its drained

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    Alez official commented
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    great, I also follow sistemzee

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    I like this idea a lot, though with the addition of crying obsidian you could go a different direction. You could either use Pumice, which could be a natural block, or you could combine a sponge with some crying obsidian and charcoal (maybe in a cross shape?) to create a Crying Sponge, or maybe a Evaporation Stone. I suck at names but something like that. You'd place it in water to let it get wet over a short bit of time, then when you place it near lava it turns all lava in a normal sponge's area into stone (lava source blocks) and cobblestone (flowing lava blocks), maybe with a magma block shell around the changed blocks, and the block dries out when used. Similar idea to the Pumice block, but I thought I'd add in my idea. It's not exactly a lava sponge, but I thought it would make more sense with how water and lava interact. Plus it ties into the piglins! Maybe they'd even toss one out on their own very rarely? Doubtful but just an idea.