Desert well

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Desert well
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Desert wells are sandstone structures that generate in desert biomes.


Desert wells generate only in desert biomes. They have a 11000[JE only] or 1500[BE only] chance to be generated in any desert chunk, which makes them a rare sight. It is possible for a well to generate around a cactus. The well structure will still generate with the "Generate Structures" option disabled.

In Bedrock Edition, desert wells have a chance to generate in a cluster between 16 blocks.

Desert well generation is capped at the coordinate Y-128. If desert terrain is extended higher than Y-128 (via add-on), no desert well will be generated.


Desert wells are built of sandstone blocks and slabs with a water source inside.


Java Edition
1.2.112w04aAdded desert wells.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Added desert wells.
Legacy Console Edition
TU12CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Added desert wells.


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  • Desert wells are one of the three structures that have do not use a loot chest (the others being swamp huts and fossils). They also are the only single structure that is designed to holding water (not confused with waterlogged).


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