Dripstone clusters generate inside large dripstone caves, going from the ceiling to the floor of the cave. Clusters may also rarely generate in other cave types as well.[more information needed] Due to their size, they are usually only generated in canyons and noise caves.
Dripstone clusters take the form of either a separated stalagmite and stalactite or a stalagnate, composed entirely of dripstone blocks. The maximum possible size of a stalagnate varies depending on the available space.
Stalagnates generate around two positions selected on the floor and ceiling of a cave, which may potentially be separated by several blocks horizontally. The shape of stalagmites is determined by the function l(r)=scale((3/4)r^(4/3)-r^(2/3)-1/3ln(r)).
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|October 3, 2020||Dripstone clusters are announced and shown at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|November 18, 2020||Henrik Kniberg tweeted a picture of the equation used to generate the shape of stalagmites.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w49a||Added dripstone clusters.|
|21w13a||Dripstone clusters can now be found rarely in regular caves.|
|1.16.220||beta 184.108.40.206||Added the dripstone clusters. They don't naturally generate yet and are only accessible through add-ons.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.17.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Dripstone clusters now generate throughout caves in the Overworld.|
- For a brief time in snapshot 21w06a, dripstone clusters were one of the only underground structures that did not generate correctly in negative y levels. This was because the developers initially hardcoded the minimum y level to be 0, intending to change it when changing the world height, then forgot to.