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Wax on, Wax off achievement in Minecraft

Wax on, Wax off

Apply and remove Wax from all the Copper blocks!!!

Wax on, Wax off-70.0
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How to unlock the Wax on, Wax off achievement

  • smashingrascalsmashingrascal413,271
    09 Jun 2021 09 Jun 2021 12 Jun 2021
    25 3 9 New
    For those who intend to do this in survival.

    In short: You need 4+ copper block/36+ ore , an axe, 16 honeycombs, Stonecutter

    For this achievement you'll need to apply a honeycomb, the wax, to all 16 copper block variants AND remove it using an axe.
    These blocks are:
    Block of Copper
    Cut Copper block
    Cut Copper Stairs
    Cut Copper Slab

    As well as their Exposed/Weathered/Oxidized variants.

    The way it works is that blocks "degrade" or oxidize over time when placed in order of:
    Normal(solid brown) > Exposed > Weathered > Oxidized(solid green)
    Using an axe on an unwaxed block reverts/polishes the block 1 step so realistically you only need 4 oxidized copper blocks.
    Use 3 of these to craft an oxidized cut block, stair and slab using the stonecutter.
    Or alternatively just craft the normal variants and have those oxidize (You'll need more copper this way but no stonecutter).

    Then just place the 4 types of oxidized variants, apply the wax, remove the wax and polish the block 1 stage, and repeat this for all oxidation stages. You can check the achievement progress before polishing to be safe (25% per stage/variant).

    To get the materials:
    Copper: Can be mined as ore pretty much anywhere, smelted into ingots with a furnace then crafted into blocks
    Honeycomb: use sheers on beehives with honey, found most commonly in plains or forests.
    Stonecutter and axe: Craft using crafting table

    Tips:
    - Blocks when placed close together degrade slower placing them 4 blocks apart, speeds up the progress by a lot. It will still take a while, use this time to place more copper of do something else.
    - Copper oxidizes randomly over time, the more blocks placed the more likely a block degrades,
    basically place lots of blocks with 4 spaces between to speed things up.

    - When using an old world, copper still spawns but not in areas that have been previously loaded/visited. Nether portals and elytra+fireworks can be used to travel distances quickly.
    - Bees attack when you collect honey, placing a campfire underneath makes them docile.
    - Applying wax: orange particles. Removing wax: white particles

    Guide not helping? View 2 more guides for this achievement.

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    Arador5 hours in and only 1 block done, still waiting for the others to Oxodise, so to the person saying 2-3 hours yeah you're way off
    Posted by Arador on 12 Jun at 01:45
    AradorEnd time just shy of 7 hours
    Posted by Arador on 12 Jun at 06:21
    XxZhiTxXMy dude, read the guide, understand how it works. If you only place one block at a time, it's gonna take you forever, I did it in 3 hours placing only 4 pieces of each (16 total), therefore could be done way quicker if you place more. Don't call me out just because you're too lazy to properly read a guide or the Minecraft Wiki
    Posted by XxZhiTxX on 12 Jun at 14:41
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  • BiLLzuMaNaTiBiLLzuMaNaTi2,673,887
    12 Jun 2021 12 Jun 2021 12 Jun 2021
    8 1 4 New
    Here's a video guide and a downloaded world for this achievement

    Shouout to MCPandagamerz for the world!

    World Download Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/87kmbxju7lnkq6u/1.17%20achievement...

    Video Guide:
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    BiLLzuMaNaTiCan you load it on a pc instead?
    Posted by BiLLzuMaNaTi on 13 Jun at 17:03
    Unknwn MonsterFor anyone wondering how to play downloaded worlds, it's as simple as double clicking on the .MCWORLD file while having Minecraft Windows 10 Edition open. The map should start importing and will go under your Worlds.
    Posted by Unknwn Monster on 19 Jun at 10:21
    ArmedStudent023yo if I drop my gt can someone who has it downloaded inv me?
    Posted by ArmedStudent023 yesterday at 08:58
  • TheWelshTurtleTheWelshTurtle666,043
    08 Jun 2021 08 Jun 2021 08 Jun 2021
    25 34 29 New



    items needed for this

    honeycomb & axe

    cut copper stairs
    cut copper slab
    cut copper
    block copper

    exposed cut copper stairs
    exposed cut copper slab
    exposed cut copper
    exposed copper

    weathered cut copper stairs
    weathered cut copper slab
    weathered copper
    weathered cut copper

    oxidised cut copper stairs
    oxidised cut copper slab
    oxidised copper
    oxidised cut copper
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    TheWelshTurtlei closed the realm so you got to download the world now
    Posted by TheWelshTurtle on 11 Jun at 13:17
    KludgyCartoon79How do I download the world?
    Posted by KludgyCartoon79 on 11 Jun at 15:15
    Goggs25How do you download worlds on Xbox one.
    Posted by Goggs25 on 16 Jun at 13:41
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