Minecraft: How to get and use Pointed Dripstone

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Pointed Dripstone was added to Minecraft in the 1.17 Cave and Cliffs update, and since then, it has evolved into many uses that could help you obtain blocks in a renewable way.

Many players underestimate Pointed Dripstone in Minecraft, but its many uses can, in fact, be helpful and provide you with some of the hard-to-obtain materials for your builds and other farms.

In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know, from where and how to get Pointed Dripstone to its many uses and possible farms to make out of.

How to get Pointed Dripstone

Dripstone and Pointed Dripstone can be found in underground biomes called the Dripstone Caves.

These biomes are rich in Pointed Dripstone, and you can help yourself with stacks upon stacks of them, but you have to be careful because falling onto one or having one fall on you can cause minor to lethal damage.

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How to use Pointed Dripstone

Renewable Pointed Dripstone

Pointed Dripstone can cause damage, so making traps out of it can be fun, but of course, you’ll need many of them.

To make a renewable Pointed Dripstone farm, all you’ll need is one block high above the ground and contain a water source above it, then attach one Pointed Dripstone underneath the block, and from there, it will grow.

The best part about this is that you can make it in rows to make an efficient and endless supply of Pointed Dripstone.

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Make Unlimited Lava Source

With the Pointed Dripstone, you will no longer need to go to the Nether to gather large amounts of lava.

All you need to do is place one block with a contained Lava source on top, a Pointed Dripstone on the bottom part of the block, and a cauldron one block below the Pointed Dripstone, and you get an unlimited supply of lava.

Though one will take time before it can fill a cauldron, this farm can be built in rows; the more of these farms, the better.

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Renewable Clay Blocks

Clay, before the Caves and Cliffs update, was hard to get, and even after finding a good patch of them, it will still not be enough. But now, with Pointed Dripstones, you can make more in the convenience of your base.

What you need to do is soak a dirt block with a water bottle to turn it into mud and then place it over a dripstone block, which has a dripstone below it, which will “dry out” the mud block and turn it into clay.

Like the other farms, this can also be built in rows so you can have Clay Blocks in bulk.

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It is fun to see, especially for the players, that the devs of games put in effort to ensure that there are practical uses for obtainable items, and Mojang always makes sure this happens through their updates.

Other than introducing new blocks and features, they take the extra step to ensure people get to use them for style and efficiency.

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