A pillar is a tall structure seen in Minecraft, that when activated, can spawn different mobs. When referring to pillars, there are 4 different kinds of pillars - obsidian, basalt, purpur and quartz.
There are 2 main types of pillar blocks in Minecraft, namely - purpur pillar blocks and quartz pillar blocks.
Purpur is the word for a specific shade of purple in multiple languages, including Swedish, Polish, German and Cornish. They are decorative blocks found naturally in end cities and end ships. There are 2 sub variants of these blocks, chiseled purpur and smooth purpur which appear identical to regular purpur. These blocks must be chipped using a pickaxe, or else they won’t drop anything. Purpur blocks can be used to craft variants like slabs, planks and stairs along with pillars.
A block of quartz is a decorative mineral block. It can be turned into chiseled quartz blocks, quartz pillars or quartz bricks. Like the purpur block, it needs to be chipped with a pickaxe, or else it won’t drop any quartz. Quartz is generated naturally as part of each bridge bastion remnant. Unlike purpur blocks, quartz can be traded with mason level villagers for emeralds.
A. To make a pillar quartz block, you would need to place 2 blocks of quartz in the 3x3 crafting grid.