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Caves & Cliffs
Edition

Java Edition

Official name

Caves and Cliffs

Released versions

This guide is a simplified overview of all changes in the Caves and Cliffs update (Java Edition 1.17.x and Java Edition 1.18.x releases), which assumes at least some familiarity with the Nether Update (Java Edition 1.16.x releases).

Mobs[]

New[]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Axolotl Lucy Axolotl JE2.pngWild Axolotl JE1.pngGold Axolotl JE2.pngCyan Axolotl JE2.pngBlue Axolotl JE2.png
  • Lush Caves
  • None
  • Comes in 5 variants.
  • Can be picked up in buckets.
  • Attacks all fish, squids, guardians, and drowned.
  • Gives Regeneration I and removes Mining Fatigue I when the player helps an axolotl kill a mob.
  • Bred with a bucket of tropical fish.
  • "Plays dead" to regenerate health.
Glow Squid Glow Squid JE1.gif
  • Underground water
  • Glows in the dark, similar to spider and enderman eyes.
  • Temporarily loses glow when attacked.
Goat Goat JE1 BE1.png
  • Mountains (Snowy Slopes, Lofty Peaks, Snowcapped Peaks and Stony Peaks)
*1–3 (when killed by a player or tamed wolf)
  • Jumps higher than other mobs.
  • May attack other mobs by ramming them.
  • Rarely spawns as a screaming goat, which have a unique set of sounds and a more hostile behavior.
  • Bred with wheat.
  • Can be milked.
  • Runs on its own.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Shulker Shulker.png
  • If a shulker is hit by another shulker's projectile, it now has a chance of spawning a new shulker.
Drowned Drowned.png
  • Drops copper ingots instead of gold ingots.
Stray Stray JE2 BE4.png

Blocks[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Amethyst Buds and Cluster Small Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngMedium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngLarge Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngAmethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png
  • Grows on the sides of budding amethyst.
Can drop loot with hand, but the proper tool is the pickaxe.
Block of Amethyst Block of Amethyst JE3 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Amethyst Shard

  • Generates inside of Amethyst Geodes.
Pickaxe (Iron or better)
  • Used for decoration.
Budding Amethyst Budding Amethyst JE3 BE1.png
  • Generates inside of Amethyst Geodes.
  • Cannot be obtained.
Pickaxe (drops nothing)
Calcite Calcite JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates in the middle layer of Amethyst Geodes.
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Smooth Basalt Smooth Basalt JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates on the outer layer of Amethyst Geodes.
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Basalt +
Any fuel


0.1
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Tuff Tuff JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in patches below Y=0.
  • Generates as filler rock in iron ore veins.
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Tinted Glass Tinted Glass JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Amethyst Shard +
Glass
Any
  • Glass that doesn't allow light to pass through.
Copper Ore Copper Ore JE2 BE2.png
  • Found in the Overworld from Y=0 to Y=96; most common at Y=47-48.
Pickaxe (Stone or better)
  • Drops raw copper.
Copper Block Copper Block JE1 BE1.pngExposed Copper Block JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Copper Block JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Copper Block JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Copper Ingot

Pickaxe (Stone or better)
  • Used for decoration.
  • Advances to the next stage of Weathering every 50-82 in-game days.
  • Can crafted or used with Honeycomb to become waxed, which stops it from weathering.
  • Weathering can be reduced with an axe or by a lightning strike.
Cut Copper Cut Copper JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Copper Block
Pickaxe (Stone or better)
  • Used for decoration.
  • Advances to the next stage of Weathering every 50-82 In game days.
  • Can crafted or used with Honeycomb to become waxed, which stops it from weathering.
  • Weathering can be reduced by an axe or a lightning strike.
Cut Copper Slabs and Stairs

Cut Copper Slab JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png

Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cut Copper
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cut Copper
Pickaxe (Stone or better)
  • Used for decoration.
  • Advances to the next stage of Weathering every 50-82 in-game days.
  • Can crafted or used with Honeycomb to become waxed, which stops it from weathering.
  • Weathering can be reduced by an axe or a lightning strike.
Lightning Rod Lightning Rod (U) JE3.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Copper Ingot

Pickaxe (Stone or better)
  • Used to redirect lightning, possibly to avoid fires or for use in farms.
Candle Candle JE1 BE1.pngTwo Candles.pngThree Candles.pngFour Candles.pngWhite Candle.pngTwo White Candles.pngThree White Candles.pngFour White Candles.pngOrange Candle.pngTwo Orange Candles.pngThree Orange Candles.pngFour Orange Candles.pngMagenta Candle.pngTwo Magenta Candles.pngThree Magenta Candles.pngFour Magenta Candles.pngLight Blue Candle.pngTwo Light Blue Candles.pngThree Light Blue Candles.pngFour Light Blue Candles.pngYellow Candle.pngTwo Yellow Candles.pngThree Yellow Candles.pngFour Yellow Candles.pngLime Candle.pngTwo Lime Candles.pngThree Lime Candles.pngFour Lime Candles.pngPink Candle.pngTwo Pink Candles.pngThree Pink Candles.pngFour Pink Candles.pngGray Candle.pngTwo Gray Candles.pngThree Gray Candles.pngFour Gray Candles.pngLight Gray Candle.pngTwo Light Gray Candles.pngThree Light Gray Candles.pngFour Light Gray Candles.pngCyan Candle.pngTwo Cyan Candles.pngThree Cyan Candles.pngFour Cyan Candles.pngPurple Candle.pngTwo Purple Candles.pngThree Purple Candles.pngFour Purple Candles.pngBlue Candle.pngTwo Blue Candles.pngThree Blue Candles.pngFour Blue Candles.pngBrown Candle.pngTwo Brown Candles.pngThree Brown Candles.pngFour Brown Candles.pngGreen Candle.pngTwo Green Candles.pngThree Green Candles.pngFour Green Candles.pngRed Candle.pngTwo Red Candles.pngThree Red Candles.pngFour Red Candles.pngBlack Candle.pngTwo Black Candles.pngThree Black Candles.pngFour Black Candles.pngCandle (lit) JE2.png84px84px84px84pxTwo White Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree White Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour White Candles (lit) JE3.pngOrange Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngMagenta Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngLight Blue Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngYellow Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngLime Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngPink Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngGray Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngLight Gray Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngCyan Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngPurple Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngBlue Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngBrown Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngGreen Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngRed Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngBlack Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Black Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Black Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Black Candles (lit) JE3.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
String +
Honeycomb

Any
  • Can be used as a light source but it needs to be lit with flint and steel, fire charges, or flaming arrows.
  • Extinguish candles using water or by simply right-clicking.
  • Can be dyed.
  • Can be placed in groups of four.
  • Can be placed on top of a cake to make a cake with candle.
Powder Snow Powder Snow JE1 BE1.png
  • Obtained from cauldrons laid out under snowy weather.
  • Generates in groves, snowy slopes, lofty peaks, and snowcapped peaks.‌[upcoming: JE 1.18]
Shovel
  • Picked up with a bucket.
  • Mobs and players can sink and walk through powder snow, taking freezing damage.
  • Leather armor provides immunity to freezing. Leather boots prevent sinking.
  • Skeletons buried in powder snow transform into strays.
  • Can be placed by dispensers containing powder snow buckets.
  • Puts out flames on burning mobs, at the cost of the powder snow block being destroyed.
  • Fire mobs (blazes, magma cubes, striders) take more damage from freezing; ice mobs (strays, polar bears, snow golems) and the Wither are immune to freezing.
Dripstone Block Dripstone Block JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Pointed Dripstone

Pickaxe
  • Used for growing pointed dripstone if a water source is above the block.
Pointed Dripstone Pointed Dripstone Base (D) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Middle (D) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Frustum (D) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Tip (D) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Tip Merge (D) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Base (U) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Middle (U) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Frustum (U) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Tip (U) JE1 BE1.pngPointed Dripstone Tip Merge (U) JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in dripstone caves.
  • Generates in dripstone clusters.
  • Grown from dripping stalactites.
  • Sold by wandering traders.
Any
  • Stalagmites deal damage to any entity that falls or jumps on top of it.
  • Stalactites fall when the block above it is broken, dealing damage to any entity it hits.
  • Stalactites can drip water, or lava if there is lava above the stalactite. These drops can be picked up by cauldrons, and also allows for renewable lava.
  • Can be broken with tridents.
Sculk Sensor Sculk Sensor JE1 BE2.gif
  • Obtainable only using commands.
Hoe
  • Detects vibrations made from nearby entities or blocks and emits a redstone signal.
  • Redstone comparators can measure vibration frequencies from sculk sensors and convert them into redstone signals of different strengths.
  • Detects only certain things, such as entities walking, flapping wings, or blocks being placed or broken.
  • Cannot detect vibrations made behind a block of wool.
Glow Lichen Glow Lichen (D) JE2.png
  • Generates in caves.
Shears
  • Produces light.
  • Can be spread with bone meal.
Azalea Azalea JE2 BE2.pngFlowering Azalea JE2 BE2.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Grows from moss blocks fertilized with bone meal.
  • Drops from azalea leaves.
Any
  • Used for decoration.
  • Comes in normal and flowering variants.
  • Can be grown into azalea trees.
Azalea Leaves Azalea Leaves JE1.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves JE1.png
  • Generates on azalea trees.
Shears
  • Used for decoration.
  • Comes in normal and flowering variants.
Cave Vines Cave Vines Plant JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines Plant (berries) JE1 BE1.png

Cave Vines (head) JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines (berries) JE1 BE1.png

  • Generates in lush caves.
Any
  • Grows glow berries.
  • Vines with berries on them produce light.
Big Dripleaf Big Dripleaf JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Grows when small dripleaves are bone mealed.
Axe
  • Can be stood upon.
  • Tilts if an entity stands on it for longer than 1 second, causing the entity to fall through.
  • Immediately tilts if hit by a projectile.
  • A redstone signal prevents it from tilting.
Small Dripleaf Small Dripleaf JE3.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Sold by wandering traders.
Shears
  • Grows into big dripleafs.
  • Can be planted only on clay blocks, moss blocks, or while submerged in water.
Hanging Roots Hanging Roots JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates beneath azalea trees.
  • Grows from rooted dirt fertilized with bone meal.
Shears
  • Used for decoration.
Rooted Dirt Rooted Dirt JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates beneath azalea trees.
  • Sold by wandering traders.
Any
  • Shearing rooted dirt drops hanging roots and converts it into regular dirt.
  • Hanging roots can be grown by applying bone meal.
Moss Block Moss Block JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Grows from moss blocks fertilized with bone meal.
  • Can be found in shipwreck chests.
  • Sold by wandering traders.
Axe
  • Applying bone meal creates grass, moss carpets, azaleas, and flowering azaleas.
  • Applying bone meal converts adjacent stone and sediment-based blocks into moss blocks.
  • Prevents saplings placed on it from growing into trees.
Moss Carpet Moss Carpet JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Grows from moss blocks fertilized with bone meal.
Any
  • Used for decoration.
Spore Blossom Spore Blossom JE1.png
  • Generates in lush caves.
  • Currently only obtainable in creative mode if the world isn't set to buffet lush caves.
Any
  • Produces spore particles.
Deepslate Deepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png
  • Currently generates in blobs between Y=0 and Y=16.
  • Generates below Y=0.‌[upcoming: 1.18]
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Infested Deepslate Deepslate (UD) JE3.pngDeepslate (EW) JE3.pngDeepslate (NS) JE3.png
  • Generates when a silverfish infests deepslate.
Pickaxe
  • Spawns a silverfish when broken.
Cobbled Deepslate Cobbled Deepslate JE2 BE1.png
  • Drops from deepslate.
Pickaxe
  • Used to craft stone tools, furnaces, and brewing stands.
Polished Deepslate Polished Deepslate JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Deepslate Bricks and
Cracked Deepslate Bricks
Deepslate Bricks JE2 BE1.png

Cracked Deepslate Bricks JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Polished Deepslate
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Deepslate Bricks +
Any fuel


0.1
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Deepslate Tiles and
Cracked Deepslate Tiles
Deepslate Tiles JE2 BE1.png

Cracked Deepslate Tiles JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Deepslate Bricks
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Deepslate Tiles +
Any fuel


0.1
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Chiseled Deepslate Chiseled Deepslate JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate Slab

Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Cobbled Deepslate,
Polished Deepslate,
Deepslate Brick and
Deepslate Tile
Slab, Stairs and Wall

Cobbled Deepslate Slab JE3.pngPolished Deepslate Slab JE2.pngDeepslate Brick Slab JE2.pngDeepslate Tile Slab JE2.png

Cobbled Deepslate Stairs JE3.pngPolished Deepslate Stairs JE2.pngDeepslate Brick Stairs JE2.pngDeepslate Tile Stairs JE2.png

Cobbled Deepslate Wall JE3.pngPolished Deepslate Wall JE2.pngDeepslate Brick Wall JE2.pngDeepslate Tile Wall JE2.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles
Pickaxe
  • Used for decoration.
Deepslate Ores Deepslate Coal Ore JE1 BE2.pngDeepslate Copper Ore JE2 BE2.pngDeepslate Diamond Ore JE2 BE1.pngDeepslate Emerald Ore JE1 BE1.pngDeepslate Gold Ore JE2 BE1.pngDeepslate Iron Ore JE2 BE1.pngDeepslate Lapis Lazuli Ore JE3 BE2.pngDeepslate Redstone Ore JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates wherever deepslate and tuff generate.
Pickaxe
  • Function the same as their stone equivalents, but take twice as long to mine.
Blocks of Raw Iron, Copper and Gold Block of Raw Iron JE3 BE2.pngBlock of Raw Copper JE2 BE2.pngBlock of Raw Gold JE3 BE2.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Raw Iron or
Raw Copper or
Raw Gold

Pickaxe
  • Can be crafted back into raw ores.
Light Light (held) JE1.pngLight 0 JE3.pngLight 1 JE3.pngLight 2 JE3.pngLight 3 JE3.pngLight 4 JE3.pngLight 5 JE3.pngLight 6 JE3.pngLight 7 JE3.pngLight 8 JE3.pngLight 9 JE3.pngLight 10 JE3.pngLight 11 JE3.pngLight 12 JE3.pngLight 13 JE3.pngLight 14 JE3.pngLight 15 JE3.png
  • Obtainable through commands.
N/A
  • An invisible, non-solid, waterloggable light source.
  • Shows particles indicating its location when held in hand, like the barrier.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Cake Cake with Candle JE1.png
  • Can now have candles placed on them.
Cauldron Lava Cauldron JE1.pngPowder Snow Cauldron JE1.png
  • Now used to collect dripping liquids from pointed dripstone.
  • Can now be filled with lava and powder snow.
Dirt Path Dirt Path JE2 BE2.png
  • Can now be created from dirt, coarse dirt, podzol, and mycelium.
  • Renamed from Grass Path
All Rails Rail (NS) JE3 BE2.pngPowered Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.pngDetector Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.pngActivator Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.pngRail (NS) JE3 BE2.pngPowered Powered Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.pngPowered Detector Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.pngPowered Activator Rail (NS) JE2 BE2.png
  • Can now be waterlogged.
All Signs Oak Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngSpruce Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngBirch Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngJungle Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngAcacia Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngDark Oak Standing Sign (S) JE2 BE2.pngCrimson Standing Sign (S) JE1 BE1.pngWarped Standing Sign (S) JE1 BE1.png
  • Have been given new textures.
  • Sign text can now be made to glow using glow ink sacs.
  • A normal ink sac can be used to remove the glowing effect.
Coal, Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Iron, Lapis Lazuli and Redstone Ore Coal Ore JE5 BE4.pngDiamond Ore JE5 BE5.pngEmerald Ore JE4 BE3.pngGold Ore JE7 BE4.pngIron Ore JE6 BE4.pngLapis Lazuli Ore JE4 BE4.pngRedstone Ore JE4 BE3.png
  • Have been given new textures for accessibility.
  • Iron ore and gold ore now drop raw iron and raw gold respectively instead of themselves.
Blackstone, Polished Blackstone Bricks and Cracked Polished Blackstone Bricks Blackstone JE3 BE2.pngPolished Blackstone Bricks JE2.pngCracked Polished Blackstone Bricks JE2.png
  • Have been given new textures.
Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks Mossy Cobblestone JE4 BE2.pngMossy Stone Bricks JE3 BE2.png
  • Can now be crafted using moss blocks.

Items[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Amethyst Shard Amethyst Shard JE2 BE1.png
  • Obtained by breaking fully grown Amethyst Clusters.
  • Can be used to create Spyglasses and Tinted Glass.
  • Four Amethyst Shards can create an Amethyst Block
Bundle Bundle JE2.pngBundle Filled JE2.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
String +
Rabbit Hide

  • Obtainable only through commands. Recipe requires data pack.
  • Can be used to carry a stack's worth of items in one slot of the player's inventory.
Copper Ingot Copper Ingot JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Copper Ore +
Any fuel


0.7
  • Have a chance to be dropped by drowned.
  • Can be used to craft Copper Blocks, Lightning Rods and Spyglasses.
Spyglass Spyglass (item) JE3 BE1.png

Spyglass JE2 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Amethyst Shard +
Copper Ingot

  • When used, the player's view zooms in, allowing them to see distant objects close up.
Powder Snow Bucket Powder Snow Bucket JE1 BE1.png
  • Obtained by using a bucket on a snow cauldron.
  • Can be used to place Powder Snow.
Bucket of Axolotl Bucket of Axolotl JE1 BE1.png
  • Obtained by using a bucket on an Axolotl.
  • Can be used to spawn an Axolotl.
Glow Ink Sac Glow Ink Sac JE1 BE1.png
  • Drops from glow squids.
  • Can be used to make sign text glow.
  • Can be used to craft glow item frames.
Glow Berries Glow Berries JE1 BE1.png
  • Grows on cave vines.
  • Can be found in mineshaft chests.
  • Produces light while on the vine.
  • Can be eaten to restore 2 (🍗) and 0.4 saturation.
  • Can be used to plant cave vines.
  • Can be fed to foxes.
Raw Iron, Copper and Gold Raw Iron JE3 BE2.pngRaw Copper JE3 BE2.pngRaw Gold JE3 BE2.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Raw Iron or
Block of Raw Copper or
Block of Raw Gold
  • Drop from their respective ores.
  • Can be smelted into ingots.
  • Allows iron ore, gold ore, and copper ore to be compatible with Fortune.
Spawn Eggs for all new mobs Axolotl Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.pngGlow Squid Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.pngGoat Spawn Egg JE1 BE2.png
  • Obtained from the creative inventory.
  • Can be used to spawn the corresponding mob.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Clock Clock JE3 BE3.gif
  • Has been given a new Texture.
Compass and Lodestone Compass Compass JE3 BE3.gifLodestone Compass JE2.gif
  • Have been given new Textures.
Sugar Cane Sugar Cane (item) JE3 BE3.png
  • Has been given a new Texture.

Non-Mob Entities[]

New[]

Name Image Creation Drops Note
Glow Item Frame Glow Item Frame JE1 BE3.pngGlow Item Frame (map) JE1 BE3.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Item Frame +
Glow Ink Sac

  • An item frame that glows.

Structures[]

New[]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Amethyst Geode Amethyst Geode JE4 BE1.png
  • Underground
  • No
  • No
  • A round chamber consisting of an amethyst and budding amethyst inner wall, a smooth basalt outer wall, and a layer of calcite in between.
  • Comes in many different sizes.
Dripstone Cluster Dripstone cluster.png
  • No
  • No
  • A large vertical cluster of dripstone blocks.
Azalea Tree Azalea Tree.png
  • Above Lush Caves
  • Grown from azalea and flowering azalea.
  • No
  • No
  • Indicates the location of a lush caves biome.
  • Lots of rooted dirt generate below natural azalea trees.
  • A tree currently made of azalea leaves and oak logs.
Ore vein Ore veins.jpeg
  • Underground
  • No
  • No
  • A large cluster of long strips of stones and ores.
  • Granite and copper ore veins generate above Y level 0.
  • Tuff and iron ore veins generate below Y level 0.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Mineshaft Mineshaft with Chain.png
  • Mineshaft pieces no longer generate if they would be fully floating in the air.
  • Corridors now generate with oak log pillars or chains for support if needed.
  • Cobwebs no longer generate if they would not be connected to solid blocks.
Stronghold StrongholdPortalRoom.png
  • Now generate encased in stone, preventing nearby caves from intersecting them.
Fossil Fossil Skull 1.pngFossil Skull 2.pngFossil Skull 3.pngFossil Skull 4.pngFossil Spine 1.pngFossil Spine 2.pngFossil Spine 3.pngFossil Spine 4.png

Biomes[]

New[]

Name Image Description Structures
Dripstone Caves Dripstone Caves.png
  • Contains lots of dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone on the floor and ceiling.
  • There are large columns made of dripstone blocks extending from the ceiling to the floor of the cave.
  • Contains many small pools of water.
Lush Caves Lush Caves.png
  • An azalea tree generates on the surface to indicate the biome's location.
  • Terrain is covered with lots of moss and clay.
  • Many kinds of plants grow in this biome, including grass, vines, dripleaves, azalea, cave vines, and spore blossoms.
  • Contains many pools and terraces made of clay and water.
Mountain Meadow Mountain Meadows.png
  • A new mountain sub-biome that often generates at the base of mountains.
  • Resembles a plains biome with blueish grass and numerous flowers.
Mountain Grove Mountain Grove.png
  • A new mountain sub-biome that generates on the slopes of mountains.
  • Resembles a snowy taiga biome with a surface made of snow blocks.
Snowy Slopes Snowy Slopes.png
  • A new mountain sub-biome that generates on the slopes of mountains.
  • Consists of several layers of snow and powder snow blocks on top of stone.
Stony Peaks Stony Peaks.png
  • A new mountain sub-biome that generates on the peaks of mountains.
  • Has a surface made of stone.
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  • A new mountain sub-biome that generates on the peaks of mountains.
  • Has a surface made of snow.
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  • A new mountain sub-biome that generates on the peaks of mountains.
  • Has a surface made of packed ice.

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  • Terrain, cave, and biome generation has been completely overhauled.
  • The height limit and depth limit have both been increased by 64 blocks.
  • There is now natural variation in terrain shape and elevation independently from biomes.
  • New mountain biomes and cave biomes have been added.
  • Cave biomes generate naturally underground and inside mountains.
  • Cave generation has been overhauled to include new types of caves, such as cheese, spaghetti, and noodle caves.
  • Local water levels and lava levels in caves can create underground water and lava lakes at different elevations.
  • Ore distribution has been overhauled, with each ore now peaking in frequency at a different elevation.
  • Large underground ore veins have been added.
  • Clouds have been raised to Y level 192.
  • There is now much more variation in beach size.
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