Dripstone Caves

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Dripstone Caves
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Type

Temperate/Lush

Rarity

N/A

Temperature

0.8

Blocks

Dripstone Block
Pointed Dripstone

The dripstone caves biome is an underground biome filled with pointed dripstone and dripstone blocks.

Description[edit]

On the surface, this biome is indistinguishable from a plains biome.

Underground, dripstone caves generate as a cave biome but with dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone both hanging as stalactites and growing from the ground as stalagmites. They mostly appear like regular caves, except with patches of dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone. Large dripstone clusters structures generate occasionally inside ravines.

Dripstone caves cannot generate naturally in normal worlds, but can be generated with a buffet or custom world type.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Dripstone Cavesdripstone_cavesbiome.minecraft.dripstone_caves

History[edit]

October 3, 2020The dripstone caves biome is shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w49aAdded the dripstone caves.
21w03adripstone_caves display name is now Dripstone Caves instead of Dripstone caves.[1]

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • The Sơn Đoòng cave in Vietnam was of particular inspiration when coming up with the features of dripstone caves.[2]

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