This is the page for Dark Cave Background, and it should not be confused with Cave Background.

ItemSprites.png Dark Cave Background (Rarity: 1)

This far-away dirt is speckled with shiny minerals. However, this dirt is in a dark cave (I don't care where you put it, IT IS IN A DARK CAVE!!). Players can only see what's on this tile if it's in their line of sight, or they have special tools.
TypeItemSprites.png Wallpaper - Background
ChiItemSprites.png Earth
Texture TypeTextureTypeSprite.png 4 Directional
Collision TypeCollisionTypeSprite.png No Collision
HardnessItemSprites.png 3 Hits
ItemSprites.png 3 Hits
Restores after 4s of inactivity.
Seed ColorSeedSprites.png
Grow TimeTreeSprites.png 31s
Default Gems DropItemSprites.png 0 - 1
Paint Preview
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Red
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Yellow
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Green
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Aqua
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Blue
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Purple
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Charcoal

The Dark Cave Background is a background tile, introduced during the Spelunkorama! update. It hides every item placed on the same tile, unless a player is close to it, is using a clothing item which provides light (such as Flashlight or Night Vision Goggles) or non-solid blocks which provide light (such as Torches and Lava Lamps. They are commonly found in Cave Blasted worlds.


Below is a list of trees that can be made by splicing a Cave Background Seed with another seed.

Items Splicing Recipes
ItemSprites.png Cave Column Splicing a Dark Cave Background Seed with a Cave Dirt Seed.
ItemSprites.png Stalactite Splicing a Dark Cave Background Seed with a Death Spikes Seed.


  • Placing 2 Dark Cave Backgrounds next to each other will cause them to connect, thus creating a continuous pattern.
  • The /renderworld command will not show any Dark Cave Backgrounds.
  • The sprite of Dark Cave Background is a recolor of the Cave Background.
  • A Mining Mech will allow the player to break Cave Dirt and Dark Cave Background with one hit.


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