Dripstone Block

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For the pointed block which deals damage, see Pointed Dripstone.
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Dripstone Block
Dripstone Block JE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

The dripstone block is a decoration block.

Obtaining[edit]

Dripstone Blocks can be found in dripstone caves, which can only generate using single biome option.

Breaking[edit]

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
Tool
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.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Pointed Dripstone

Usage[edit]

The dripstone block is currently used only for decoration.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.dripstone_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.dripstone_block.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.dripstone_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.dripstone_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsPlayersWalking on the blockblock.dripstone_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Dripstone Blockdripstone_blockblock.minecraft.dripstone_block

History[edit]

October 3, 2020The dripstone block is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 within the dripstone caves biome.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w48aDripstone Block JE1.png Added dripstone blocks.
20w49aDripstone blocks now generate naturally in dripstone caves, making them obtainable in survival mode.
21w03aDripstone blocks can now be crafted from four pointed dripstone.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Dripstone Blocks sound similar to basalt blocks.