Basalzes are hostile mobs found in mountainous and/or barren biomes. They drop basalz rods.
Basalzes closely resemble blazes. This is because both mobs are elementals, with blazes being fire elementals and basalzes being earth elementals.
Instead of smoke, basalzes produce small dust particles.
Basalzes make muffled breathing sounds, as well as a sound that sounds like falling stones.
Basalzes spawn in mountainous and/or barren biomes such as extreme hills. They spawn on solid blocks at light level 8 or less. Basalzes spawn in groups of 1-4 and are rarer than most other mobs.
When killed by a player, basalzes may drop up to two pieces of pulverized obsidian, and may drop one basalz rod. They drop more items if a Looting enchanted weapon is used.
When idle, a basalz wanders around on the ground. When it sees a player, it starts flying and attacking. Basalzes attack by shooting “basalz bolts”, which are projectiles that deal damage and may apply the effect Weakness II for 5 seconds.