Hello! It is I, Dragon Souped, also known as Saltasaur in-game. In this video, I’ll be showing off some building tricks and tips in 1.13! Firstly, coral is a new block that comes with very vibrant colors and textures. As you can see, it makes up part of this wall here. It is found underwater in coral reefs, usually accompanied by Tropical Fish. It requires a pickaxe to obtain and has the same hardness as stone. Although abundant and attractive, it appears trivial to place out of water as it will die instantly if placed outside of it. This is what happens when it is placed outside of water.

Coral death is irreversible, but I do have a small trick to prevent this… Behind this wall, I have simply placed water. The only requirement for coral to keep its color is to be adjacent to a water block. When doing this, try to place the water first within a container of cheap blocks, then replace the blocks. When building with wood logs, you may notice that there’s no diagonals or corners, and the inside would show up in places. The solution is to use the bark block, which is now obtainable in survival by placing four matching wood in a square in the crafting table. Bark makes very nice corners for wood builds, although it can’t be rotated. Keep this in mind when building with it, lest you find out it’s not facing the right way.

Speaking of wood, the next blocks here are stripped logs obtained by right clicking regular logs with an axe. It comes with a smoother texture than regular logs that works with many builds. Here, it makes up the tiling. Notice what’s wrong with the stairs? Well, if you haven’t figured it out already, they are in normally impossible positions. You don’t need to be a world-editing wizard to pull this off. All you need is a command-only item to be added to 1.13. Behold, the debug stick. You may not like it, but this is what peak building performance looks like. This thing allows you to modify the states of blocks. The controls are easy-peasy: Left-click to select a state, and right-click to modify that state’s value. Hold sneak while doing so to cycle in reverse. Keep in mind that some blocks can only be modified by sneaking. Modified blocks with invalid states will turn back to normal if a block is placed, destroyed or changed nearby, with exceptions. If you want some examples of how this could be used, check out my debug stick tricks video in the top right corner! Prismarine now has some new variants that can fit into many aquatic builds, such as this dragon.

All prismarine blocks now come in stair and slab versions, except for sea lanterns. They are crafted using the standard stair or slab recipes. Prismarine stairs and slabs have the same properties as stone stairs and slabs, making them purely cosmetic. However, they can fit into many builds very well. I suggest that you use these blocks for detailing, such as on this dragon here. Prismarine stairs can also be combined with the debug stick, too. Thanks for watching. Be sure to like and subscribe! If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out my others too! This is Dragon Souped signing out.

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