How to Craft Dripstone Block in Minecraft: A Comprehensive Guide

Dripstone Blocks were introduced in the Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft, but please note that there may have been subsequent updates or changes to the game. Dripstone Blocks are a type of block that can be crafted using pointed dripstone.

Pointed dripstone is a new block that grows from stalactites and stalagmites in caves, particularly in the Dripstone Caves biome. When pointed dripstone grows long enough, it transforms into a Dripstone Block. Players can collect these blocks using a pickaxe.

In the ever-evolving world of Minecraft, the Caves & Cliffs Update: Part I introduced a new building block – the dripstone block. This tutorial will guide you through the process of crafting a dripstone block and also explain how to gather it in Survival mode, complete with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

Required Materials:

To craft a dripstone block, ensure you have the following materials:

  • 4 Pointed Dripstones

Crafting in Survival Mode:

Access the Crafting Menu:

Open your crafting table to reveal the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

Navigate to the Crafting Grid:

Identify the 3×3 crafting grid where you’ll bring your dripstone block to life.

Arranging the Materials:

Place 4 pointed dripstones in the crafting grid, adhering to the following pattern:

Crafting Pattern:

  • First row: 1 Pointed Dripstone (first box), 1 Pointed Dripstone (second box)
  • Second row: 1 Pointed Dripstone (first box), 1 Pointed Dripstone (second box)

Replicate this pattern exactly as shown in the accompanying images. This is the precise crafting recipe for a dripstone block. Once the crafting grid is filled correctly, the dripstone block will appear on the right side of the crafting interface.

Items to make a Dripstone Block

Moving Dripstone Block to Inventory:

Drag the crafted dripstone block from the crafting grid to your inventory.

Move the Dripstone Block to Inventory

Congratulations, you’ve successfully crafted a dripstone block in Minecraft!

Gathering a Dripstone Block in Survival Mode:

Find a Dripstone Block:

Dripstone blocks can be found in the Dripstone Caves biome. Explore and locate this biome in your world.

Hold a Pickaxe:

Equip a pickaxe to mine the dripstone block. Suitable pickaxes include Netherite, Diamond, Golden, Iron, Stone, and Wooden.

Find a Dripstone Block

Mine the Dripstone Block:

Use the following game control to mine the dripstone block based on your version:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac): Left-click and hold on the dripstone block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition:

Tap and hold on the dripstone block. Continue mining until the block breaks, revealing a smaller dripstone block that will float on the ground.

Mine the Dripstone Block

Pick up the Dripstone Block:

Ensure you pick up the dripstone block before it disappears. Once collected, it will appear in your hotbar and can be stored in your inventory.

Pick up the Dripstone Block

Command for Dripstone Block:

For a quick acquisition using commands, use the following based on your Minecraft edition:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac):
  /give @p dripstone_block 1
  • Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition:
  /give @p dripstone_block 1 0

Supported Platforms:

Dripstone blocks are available across various platforms, including Java Edition (PC/Mac), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition.

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