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This article is about the pointed block. For the solid block, see Dripstone Block. For the biome, see Dripstone Caves.
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.png
Pointed 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
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Pointed dripstone is a block that makes up stalactites and stalagmites.

Obtaining[]

Natural generation[]

Pointed dripstone can be found in dripstone caves.‌[upcoming: JE 1.18 & BE 1.18.0] They are also found in small groups inside ordinary caves.

Breaking[]

Pointed dripstone can be mined with any tool, but pickaxes are the quickest. Pointed dripstone breaks instantly when hit by a thrown trident.

Block Pointed Dripstone
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 2.25
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.

Trading[]

Wandering traders can sell 2 pointed dripstones for 1 emerald.

Growing[]

If a stalactite is hanging from a dripstone block with a water source above, the stalactite grows slowly. In addition, if there is a solid block within eleven blocks below this stalactite, a stalagmite grows on that block toward the stalactite. This growth does not occur if the stalactite's tip is waterlogged, and a stalagmite below does not grow if its tip is waterlogged. They do not grow to more than seven blocks long.

Every random game tick there is a small chance of 0.011377778 (102490000) for a stalactite or stalagmite to grow one block, meaning that every single growth step takes an average time of 5 in-game days (100 minutes).

Usage[]

Pointed dripstone comes in two different forms, stalactites and stalagmites. Placing a pointed dripstone between a stalagmite and stalactite without sneaking connects them. It can be waterlogged. Mobs can jump up pointed dripstone as long as its height does not exceed four blocks. Horses and other related mobs can travel up the same pointed dripstone as if they were stairs.

Stalactites[]

A stalactite.

Stalactites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the bottom of a block.

Stalactites less than 11 blocks tall passively drip water particles (or lava particles in the Nether) in the absence of a liquid source, but these particles do not fill cauldrons. A waterlogged pointed dripstone at the tip of a stalactite does not produce drip particles. Waterlogging other parts of the stalactite doesn't affect the dripping.

If the block supporting a stalactite or any block of the stalactite is broken, all of the unsupported pointed dripstone below the broken block drops, causing damage to any player and mobs standing beneath it, similar to a falling anvil. The amount of damage is 2♥ for each block of falling distance after 2 blocks. The damage is capped at 40♥ × 20, no matter how far the stalactite falls. Wearing a helmet reduces the damage by 14, but this costs durability on the helmet. When a player dies by a stalactite falling on them, the death message "<player> was skewered by a falling stalactite" appears. However, if a player is merely touched by a falling stalactite entity, no damage is dealt unless the stalactite hits the ground in the same block where the player is located. Stalactites with multiple pointed dripstone can cause multiple damage; however, damage immunity prevents most of the damage from additional blocks.

Cauldrons[]

When the uppermost block of a stalactite less than 11 blocks tall gets randomly ticked, it checks for a water source or waterlogged block two blocks above it and a cauldron within 10 blocks under the tip with no non-air blocks in between. If both conditions are satisfied, there is a 45256 (~17.6%) chance for it to drip water and fill the cauldron by one level. If the cauldron has any potion in it, then it will fill the cauldron with that potion by one level, making potions automatically farmable.‌[Bedrock Edition only][until BE 1.17.20] If there is a lava source above the stalactite, there is a 15256 (~5.9%) chance for it to completely fill an empty cauldron with lava instead, making lava a renewable resource. Refilling a cauldron with water or lava averages nearly one Minecraft day (19+ minutes) although the actual time for any individual refill varies.

Stalagmites[]

A stalagmite.

Stalagmites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the ground.

Falling onto stalagmites multiplies the fall distance by two to calculate the total amount of fall damage, using the formula roundup(fall_distance × 2 − 2). Note that the distance traveled during the last game tick of falling time is not included in this calculation, making it slightly off at higher distances; see Damage § Fall damage for more information.

If a player dies from falling onto a stalagmite, the death message "<player> was impaled on a stalagmite" appears.

All mobs that are immune to fall damage do not take damage from falling into stalagmites, the same applies to the player if the game rule fallDamage is set to false.[1]

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dripstone Block Pointed Dripstone

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Lava dripsBlocksLava drip lands on a blockblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_lavasubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_lava???
Lava drips into CauldronBlocksLava drip lands on and fills a cauldronblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_lava_into_cauldronsubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_lava_into_cauldron???
Water dripsBlocksWater drip lands on a blockblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_watersubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_water???
Water drips into CauldronBlocksWater drip lands on and fills a cauldronblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_water_into_cauldronsubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_water_into_cauldron???
None[sound 1]BlocksWhen the block lands when fallingblock.pointed_dripstone.landNone[sound 1]???
  1. a b MC-213647

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Pointed Dripstonepointed_dripstoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.pointed_dripstone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Pointed Dripstonepointed_dripstone563Block & Itemtile.pointed_dripstone.name

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
thicknesstip tip_merge
tip
frustum
middle
base
vertical_directionupup
down
The direction of the pointed dripstone.
waterloggedfalsetrue
false
Whether or not the pointed dripstone is located inside of water.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
dripstone_thicknesstip merge
tip
frustum
middle
base
hangingtruefalse
true
Whether or not the pointed dripstone is pointing down.

History[]

October 2020Pointed Dripstone (pre-release).png Pointed Dripstone concepts are created by xilefian.
October 3, 2020Pointed dripstone is shown at Minecraft Live 2020 within the dripstone caves biome.
Pointed Dripstone Frustum (down texture) JE1.png Item texture was different.
Java Edition
1.1720w48aPointed Dripstone Base (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Middle (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Frustum (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip Merge (D) JE1 BE1.png
Pointed Dripstone Base (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Middle (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Frustum (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip Merge (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip (down texture) JE1.png Added pointed dripstone.
20w49aPointed dripstone can now be generated in dripstone caves, which is accessible using only the buffet or custom world type.
Changed death message from being killed by a stalactite from "<player> was squashed by a falling block" to "<player> was skewered by a stalactite".
Stalactites taller than 1 block can now fill cauldrons.[2]
21w03aPointed dripstone can now be used to craft dripstone blocks.
Sounds drip_lava, drip_lava_into_cauldron, drip_water, and drip_water_into_cauldron now have subtitles.[3]
21w13aWandering traders now sell pointed dripstones, making them renewable.
Dripstone clusters containing pointed dripstone can now generate in regular caves as well.
21w16aPlacing a source block of water above a dripstone block with a stalactite hanging from it allows it to grow longer and to form stalagmites on the ground below.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.56Pointed Dripstone Base (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Middle (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Frustum (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip (D) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip Merge (D) JE1 BE1.png
Pointed Dripstone Base (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Middle (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Frustum (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Tip Merge (U) JE1 BE1.png Pointed Dripstone Frustum (up texture) JE1.png Added pointed dripstone.
releasePointed Dripstone have been made inaccessible in the full release.
1.16.220beta 1.16.220.50Pointed Dripstone Tip (down texture) JE1.png Item texture and rotation of pointed dripstone now matches Java Edition.
Pointed dripstone can now be waterlogged.
Tweaked visual shape of pointed dripstone to match Java Edition.
Pointed dripstone now breaks if being hit by a trident.
Pointed dripstone can now be used to craft dripstone blocks.
Changed death message from being killed by a stalactite from "<player> was squashed by a falling block" to "<player> was skewered by a stalactite".
Now uses the correct sounds for pointed dripstone.
Now generate in Dripstone Caves, though they can generate only through add-ons.
releasePointed dripstone has once again been made unaccessible in the full release
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.54Wandering traders now sell 2 pointed dripstones for an emerald.
Pointed dripstone now generate rarely in caves in small patch from layer 0 to 59.
Water and lava now drip more often from pointed dripstone.
beta 1.17.0.50Stalagmites no longer deal damage when doFallDamage is set to false
Pointed dripstone can now grow into longer stalactites and/or stalagmites.
beta 1.17.0.52Now correctly gets destroyed after the block it was placed on are broken by block updates.
Pointed dripstones are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.

Issues[]

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

Gallery[]

Screenshots[]

Concept art[]

References[]

  1. MC-206555 – "Some mobs don't take damage from stalagmites" – resolved as "Works As Intended"
  2. MC-206583 – "Cauldrons below stalactites at least 2 blocks tall don't fill up" – resolved as "Fixed"
  3. MC-206550 – "block.pointed_dripstone.drip_[liquid/cauldron] has no subtitles" – resolved as "Fixed"