10 Best Dripstone Caves Seeds in Minecraft

Dripstone caves are easily the most unique type of caves in the game. Unlike many other Minecraft biomes, they have unique features that stay true to their real-world counterparts. We have gathered the best dripstone cave seeds for both Minecraft versions, which are sure to keep you entertained for hours in the game. So, let’s stop beating around the bush and venture right into the dripstone caves of Minecraft!

Last updated on February 20, 2024 @ 2:00 AM PST to include several new seeds and test the existing ones

1. Dripstone Cave Inside Hills (+Bonus Bedrock Feature)

Our first seed features an interesting spawn location with snowy plains surrounding us. Moreover, there are small hills and dozens of cave openings all around. These hills are made up of dripstone caves that expand their network all inside them. You can select any opening, and it will lead you to these caves.

Dripstone cave that generated low down in the world with lots of ores and mobs

If you are on the Bedrock edition, this seed will serve you some extra goodness. The dripstone caves that expand beyond the snow will lead you right to a stronghold. This stronghold is built right under a plains village. So, you can even use this dripstone caves seed as one of the best speedrunning seeds in Minecraft.

  • Seed Code: -427549525
  • Spawn Biome: Snowy Plains
  • Large Cave Entrance Coordinates: X: -142 Z: 89
  • Stronghold Coordinates on Bedrock Edition: X: 660 Z: 196

2. Lush Dripstone Caves

The Minecraft 1.18 update brought two new types of caves – dripstone and lush caves, and this seed lets us explore both cave biomes at the same time. We spawn in a dark forest, which can be a little dangerous even in the daytime.

Minecraft seed with a dripstone cave that generated next to a lush cave underground

Moreover, there are not many cave openings in the area, so keep your eyes peeled. Exploring these caves will then lead you to discover a network of dripstone caves. These dripstone caves merge into lush caves creating an iconic scene (screenshot above). Feel free to explore the lush caves further as their network starts to expand after this intersection.

  • Seed Code: -951190063
  • Spawn Biome: Dark Forest
  • Cave Coordinates: X: 44 Z: 0

3. Mountainside Exposed Caves

A major part of discovering and exploring caves revolves around digging a lot. Fortunately, this entry on our list makes this task easy by eliminating digging completely. It saves you the time and effort of looking for a dripstone cave by spawning us right next to it.

Minecraft seed with a massive dripstone cave with lots of stone pillars and pointed dripstone

We spawn on the edge of the forest biome with savanna and plains biomes nearby. Right next to us is a giant but hollow mountain. On one side of the mountain is a river, while the other has a huge cave opening. This opening leads us right into one of the largest dripstone caves in Minecraft.

It goes to the peak of the mountain but also is very deep. You’ll find a geode, plenty of ores, and even a huge copper ore vein. Moreover, thanks to the increased diamond ore generation, you will be able to mine lots of diamond ores in the deepslate layers of the cave.

  • Seed Code: 964701342
  • Spawn Biome: Forest
  • Cave Opening Coordinates: X: 88 Z: -35

4. Seed with the Largest Dripstone Cave System Ever

If you only plan to explore dripstone caves, this seed feels custom-made for just that purpose. We spawn in a massive tall birch forest next to the taiga biome, which is honestly beautiful all on its own. You can find plenty of cave openings and even some ravines in the area, including a massive crater exposed to the sky. All of these openings are connected to the same network.

Dripstone cave underwater in the deepslate layers

There are only dripstone caves in one direction for at least 2000 blocks from your spawn point. Not only that, we also get a whole variety of them. Some of these spawn next to lush caves, while others have mineshafts in them. A few caves in the area are even underwater caves expanding their variety even further. Just make sure to make a potion of water breathing, as it’ll help make this exploration safer.

  • Seed Code: -1535477359
  • Spawn Biome: Old Growth Birch Forest
  • Large Cave Opening Coordinates: X: 70 Z: -150

5. Ruined Portal Inside of a Huge Dripstone Cave (Java)

If you love coming across unusual structure generation in Minecraft, this dripstone case seed is for you. You spawn in quite a big wooded badlands biome that will provide you with quite a lot of wood. However, the food is pretty hard to come by. The wooded badlands also spread over a large area to create some absolutely jaw-dropping mountain landscapes.

Minecraft seed with a ruined Nether portal that generated in a large dripstone cave system

But let’s now talk about the caves. Right below the spawn point, there is a massive dripstone cave network with a patch of the deep dark biome. If you follow the tunnels, they’ll eventually lead you to a never-ending dripstone cave with a mineshaft and a naturally generated ruined portal.

Even though the loot is nothing to brag about, it’s always fun to find a structure appear in a strange location. However, that’s not all, because the cave goes even deeper until it finally reaches Y level = -54, which is almost the best level to find diamonds.

  • Seed Code: 1557168021
  • Spawn Biome: Wooded Badlands
  • Ruined Portal Coordinates: X: 370 Y: 4 Z: -250

6. Dripstone Caves Below a Cherry Grove Biome

So, you’re looking for beautiful dripstone caves, but also want the surface to be just as cool? Well, this seed will give you just that. You’ll spawn in a calm forest biome where you’ll easily get geared up.

If you head northeast from your spawn point, you will come across four separate cherry grove biomes relatively close to each other. One of them is pretty small though but has a fun generation feature.

Plains village generated in a cherry grove biome and a dripstone cave is right below it

The plains village from the adjacent meadow biome appears on the edge which causes some village houses to end up in the pink biome. Though, that’s not all, because there are dripstone caves right below the village.

This quite massive dripstone cave system spreads far, so all the other cherry grove biomes generate above it. Also, the village in the Java edition is at the edge between the two highland biomes, but in the Bedrock Edition, it’s just below the grove. Though, that doesn’t make the view any less beautiful.

  • Seed Code: 5950474696632742941
  • Spawn Biome: Forest
  • Village Coordinates: X: 830 Z: -280

7. Ancient City Surrounded by Dripstone Caves

Now this is something you just have to see if you’re playing on Java edition. Our spawn point is in a decently sized desert biome. Thankfully, there are a couple of villages nearby where you can get food and company. When you’re ready for an adventure, follow the coordinates shown below that’ll lead you to a massive and we mean massive cave where you could easily and safely fly around with your elytra.

Minecraft seed with a massive open dripstone cave with an ancient city below

There, you will find an ancient city in the center that’s surrounded by dripstone caves on one side. The cave created a ring of overhangs above the city, which are covered with pointed dripstone and dripstone blocks. Not only that but the ceiling is basically made up of pointed dripstone, creating quite a scary scenery when you’re at the bottom.

  • Seed Code: 1349971399
  • Spawn Biome: Desert
  • Ancient City Coordinates: X: -670 Y: -51 Z: 905

8. Forest Cave

This dripstone caves seed is unique for two reasons. First, it boasts a massive dripstone cave that is always fun to explore. But that feature is common among most of the seeds on our list. What makes this seed better is the fact that you can directly walk into it.

Dripstone cave with a smooth exit to the forest

This seed spawns the cave right into the forest, such that it almost looks custom-built. Some of the cave features spawn higher than the forest’s trees, creating an iconic location. The forest will give you plenty of wood and food to survive in this sandbox game. Meanwhile, the caves here are made up of a variety of ores. These features make this seed one of the best survival seeds too.

  • Seed Code: 1002436203
  • Spawn Biome: Forest
  • Cave Opening Coordinates: X: -105 Z: -88

9. Ancient Dripstone City (Java)

Dripstone caves don’t generate a structure on their own making them pretty barren and lifeless. But our next seed fixes that issue slightly by making a dripstone cave share an Ancient city with the deep dark biome. The result is a bizarre but captivating-looking city that, thanks to dripstone features, can spawn more Minecraft mobs than the Warden.

Ancient city generated on the edge of a dripstone cave so the dripstone blocks and pointed dripstone started replacing some parts of the city

Moreover, this entry does differ a lot from the ones we mentioned above since dripstone blocks intersect with the city generation. So, on one side of the city, you will find lots of dripstone even replacing some parts of the ancient city, which does make it harder to raid.

  • Seed Code: 2817169686383787731
  • Spawn Biome: Forest
  • Ancient City Coordinates: X: 488 Y: -40 Z: -600

10. All Cave Biomes in One Place (Bedrock)

Minecraft seed with all three underground biomes that generated next to each other and there's an ancient city below

Instead of just featuring a dripstone cave, this seed brings all the cave biomes together in one place. There is also an ancient city in the deep dark biome attached to the other two cave biomes. So, you can explore lush caves, dripstone caves, regular caves, and even the deep dark altogether. The best part is that it all happens inside an ancient city (Rawrrr says Warden). So, good luck exploring!

  • Seed Code: 5114865292213250711
  • Spawn Biome: Taiga
  • Ancient City Coordinates: X: 584 Y: -44 Z: 168

If you want to explore the rarest and most bizarre dripstone caves in Minecraft, these seeds have you covered. But if you wish to explore the rest of the world, our list of best Minecraft seeds might be a better fit. We have also covered the best lush cave seeds for tropical cave lovers. With that said, these dripstone cave seeds are going to be a cool adventure for you in the game. So, don’t waste time and start exploring!

What is the best layer to find dripstone caves?

Well, there’s not the best layer for dripstone caves. They usually generate low down in the world, but you’ll also just as easily find them in the stone layers. Either way, they’re pretty common, so you’ll come across one sooner or later.

What are dripstone caves good for?

There are a few reasons you’d want to find these caves. First and foremost, they are the source of dripstone blocks. Thanks to pointed dripstone, you can farm lava, make dripstone blocks, make clay blocks from mud, or make some dangerous and addictive mini-games. Dripstone caves are also an amazing source of copper ore, as it is generated more frequently. In addition, drowned mob spawns are more common, so you can easily get even more copper or even a trident.

Do diamonds spawn in dripstone caves?

Yes, diamonds spawn in every biome in Minecraft, but you may have a harder time spotting them due to all the dripstone and water.

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