This Minecraft tutorial explains the Ice Spikes biome with screenshots.

In Minecraft, you will spawn into worlds with unique weather, animals, and plants. These regions are known as biomes. Let’s explore the Ice Spikes biome in Minecraft.


In Minecraft, the Ice Spikes is a biome in the Overworld. It is known for its towering blue spikes that are made out of packed ice and are surrounded by white snow.

Let’s explore the characteristics of the Ice Spikes biome.


The weather in the Ice Spikes biome has average precipitation (but instead of rain drops, this biome has snow flakes).


There are no trees in the Ice Spikes biome.


There is no vegetation in the Ice Spikes biome.


In this biome, you will find blocks such as packed ice, snow blocks and layers of snow:

Item Description
Packed Ice
Snow Block
Snow Layer

Other Standard Blocks

If you dig down far enough in the Ice Spikes biome, you will find the standard Minecraft building blocks such as stone, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, diamond ore, redstone ore, copper ore:


Overworld Mobs that Spawn at Night

You will still find the usual Overworld mobs that spawn at night in the Ice Spikes biome, such as creepers, endermen, skeletons, spiders, witches and zombies:

Biome ID for Ice Spikes

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, the Ice Spikes biome has the following Minecraft ID values:

Minecraft ID Version
minecraft:ice_spikes 1.16 – 1.19.2

See a complete list of Biome IDs that is interactive and searchable.

  • Minecraft ID is the biome’s Internal ID that is used in game commands such as /locatebiome command.
  • Dimension is the dimension that the biome can be found (such as the Overworld, Nether, or End).
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID is valid for.

Ice Spikes Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn in an Ice Spikes biome:

Ice Spikes Seeds (Java Edition)

Other Biome Tutorials

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