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"Dripstone" redirects here. For the pointed block which deals damage, see Pointed Dripstone. For the biome, see Dripstone Caves.
Dripstone Block
Dripstone Block JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

The dripstone block is a rock block that allows pointed dripstone to grow beneath it.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Dripstone blocks require a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. It can be blown up by TNT, in which case it also drops itself.

Block Dripstone Block
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

Dripstone blocks can be found in dripstone caves.‌[upcoming: JE 1.18 & BE 1.18.0] Clusters of dripstone blocks can also rarely generate in other cave types.

Dripstone clusters can generate with stalactites, stalagmites, or stalagnates (joined stalactite and stalagmite). These may be bordered by similar dripstone blocks. These tend to generate in more open sections of the new caves, regardless of biome.

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Pointed Dripstone

Trading[]

In Java Edition, journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 27 chance to sell 4 dripstone blocks for one emerald as part of their trades.

In Bedrock Edition, journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 14 chance to sell 4 dripstone blocks for one emerald as part of their trades.‌

Usage[]

Dripstone blocks are used primarily for decoration.

Natural growth[]

If a stalactite is hanging from a dripstone block with a water source above, it will slowly grow both the stalactite from above and a stalagmite from below.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.dripstone_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.dripstone_block.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.dripstone_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.dripstone_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsPlayersWalking on the blockblock.dripstone_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Dripstone Blockdripstone_blockmineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.dripstone_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Dripstone Blockdripstone_block572Block & Itemtile.dripstone_block.name

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestonestone
granite
granite_smooth
diorite
diorite_smooth
andesite
andesite_smooth
Unused.

History[]

October 2020Dripstone Block (pre-release).png Dripstone block concepts are created by xilefian.
October 3, 2020Dripstone Block JE1 BE1.png The dripstone block is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 within the dripstone caves biome.
Java Edition
1.1720w48aDripstone Block JE1 BE1.png Added dripstone blocks.
20w49aDripstone blocks now generate naturally in dripstone caves.
21w03aDripstone blocks can now be crafted from four pointed dripstone.
21w13aDripstone blocks now rarely generate naturally in other cave types in dripstone clusters.
Mason villagers now sell dripstone blocks, making them renewable.
21w16aDripstone blocks can now be used for growing pointed dripstone, making both renewable without villagers.
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta 1.16.220.50Dripstone Block JE1 BE1.png Added dripstone blocks.
It was called Dripstone in the inventory.[1]
beta 1.16.230.54Wandering traders now sell pointed dripstone.
Mason villagers now sell dripstone blocks, making them renewable.
Dripstone blocks now generate rarely in caves in small patch.
beta 1.17.0.50"Dripstone" has been renamed to "Dripstone Block" to match Java Edition.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.52Dripstone Blocks are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Dripstone Block" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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References[]

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