Dragon caves are underground structures that house one level 4 or 5 dragon. Dragon caves are the only natural spawning place of wild stage 4 and 5 dragons, of which the females drop Dragon Eggs. As of yet, there is no reliable way of locating a dragon cave in survival. The only way to find one is to dig and explore underground and hope you get lucky.


Fire[edit | edit source]

Fire dragon caves are rare, underground, sphere-shaped structures made up of Charred Stone, Charred Cobblestone, Gold Piles, loot chests, and blocks of various vanilla Minecraft ores.



Ice[edit | edit source]

Ice dragon caves are rare, underground, sphere-shaped structures made up of Frozen Stone, Frozen Cobblestone, Silver Piles, loot chests, and blocks of various vanilla Minecraft ores.



Lightning[edit | edit source]

Lighting dragon caves are rare, underground, sphere-shaped structures made up of Crackled Stone, Crackled Cobblestone, Copper Piles, loot chests, and blocks of various vanilla Minecraft ores.


Loot[edit | edit source]

Each male dragon cave chest contains 1-6 stacks of items, with the following distribution:

Item Stack Size Weight Notes
Enchanted Book 1 12/232 Is treated as a level 30 enchant
Diamond 1-4 2/232
Emerald 1-4 3/232
Iron Ingot 1-25 20/232
Bone 1-25 20/232
Chain Link 1-6 20/232
Manuscript 1-6 20/232
Gold Ingot 1-25 20/232
Gold Nugget 1-16 30/232
Skeleton Skull 1 1/232
Cobweb 1-6 5/232
Enchanted Diamond Sword 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Diamond Helmet 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Diamond Chestplate 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Diamond Leggings 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Diamond Boots 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Iron Sword 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Iron Helmet 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Iron Chestplate 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Iron Leggings 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Enchanted Iron Boots 1 5/232 Is treated as a level 25 enchant
Obsidian 1-6 7/232
Golden Apple 1 1/232
Bottle O' Enchanting 1-5 1/232


Each female dragon cave chest contains 1-4 stacks of items, with the following distribution:

Item Stack Size Weight
Diamond 1-4 2/165
Emerald 1-4 3/165
Iron Ingot 1-10 20/165
Bone 1-10 20/165
Book 1-2 10/165
Chain Link 1-6 20/165
Manuscript 1-6 20/165
Gold Ingot 1-10 7/165
Gold Nugget 1-16 12/165
Skeleton Skull 1 3/165
Cobweb 1-6 15/165
Iron Sword 1 5/165
Iron Helmet 1 5/165
Iron Chestplate 1 5/165
Iron Leggings 1 5/165
Iron Boots 1 5/165
Obsidian 1-6 7/165
Bottle O' Enchanting 1-5 1/165

For tips on taking on a dragon and getting your first egg, see Dragon Fighting Tips.

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