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"Dripstone" redirects here. For the pointed block which deals damage, see Pointed Dripstone. For the biome, see Dripstone Caves.

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



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
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[]

Main article: Dripstone (feature)

Dripstone blocks can be found in dripstone caves. They can generate on the floor, the ceiling, as stalactites, stalagmites, or stalagnates (joined stalactite and stalagmite). They can generate underwater.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Pointed Dripstone


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.‌


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.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.dripstone_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.dripstone_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.dripstone_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.dripstone_block.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.dripstone_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenbreak.dripstone_block1.01.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedplace.dripstone_block1.01.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.dripstone_block1.01.0
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.dripstone_block0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.dripstone_block0.171.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.dripstone_block0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.dripstone_block0.221.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Dripstone Blockdripstone_blockBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.dripstone_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Dripstone Blockdripstone_block572Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.dripstone_block.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description


October 2020Dripstone Block (pre-release) Dripstone block concepts are created by xilefian.
October 3, 2020Dripstone Block JE1 The dripstone block is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 within the dripstone caves biome.
Java Edition
1.1720w48aDripstone Block JE1 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.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1Dripstone caves, where dripstone blocks can be found, now generate naturally.
Dripstone blocks no longer generate outside the dripstone caves biome.
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta Block JE1 Added dripstone blocks.
It was called Dripstone in the inventory.[1]
1.17.0beta 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"Dripstone" has been renamed to "Dripstone Block" to match Java Edition.
beta Blocks are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.


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