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Both ways to make an End Portal in Minecraft

Both ways to make an End Portal in Minecraft
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Minecraft has three dimensions: Overworld, Nether, and End. At the beginning of the game, you will be spawned in the classic dimension. Here you will build your starter house, and find villagers, caves, crippers, and other enemies. If you want to move to another dimension, you should use a special portal. This is why you need the End Portal in Minecraft - and here is how you can build it.


Minecraft End Portal

There are 2 main reasons why people go to the End in Minecraft. The first and the most straightforward is to kill the Ender Dragon. The fact is that the primary mission in survival mode is to kill the Ender Dragon, and there are many players who want to complete this goal.

However, you should keep in mind that killing Ender Dragon is a highly complicated task. You should have not only a diamond set but also various golden apples, potions, and other stuff to kill the boss.

And the second reason why people want to get to the End is just for fun. The End World is entirely different compared to the Overworld and Nether dimensions. Even though it is the most dangerous location in Minecraft, many gamers still have fun here.

Now that you know the reason why people move to the End dimension, it's time to find out how to do it. Continue reading the guide - both ways of getting the End Portal are described below.


You should use 12 Eyes of Ender and 12 End Portal Frames to craft it. The eyes of Ender can be obtained by combining Ender Pearl with Blaze Powder, but the problem with End Portal Frames is that they can't be crafted in survival mode. So, the only way to get frames is to use a creative menu or the command “/give @p end_portal_frame 1”. You can also find them, but this is described in a second way.

You can start building a portal when you have 12 portal frames. Just place 3 portal frames in a row to make the first side. When done, you should turn right and place 3 more portal frames to make the second side. At this moment, you need to ensure that green tabs on the End Portal are pointed toward the portal's centre.

Complete these actions 2 more times and ensure the correct placement of green spots again. Compare it to the picture below to be sure that you have done everything correctly.

Creating End Portal in Minecraft

When you have built a frame for the End Portal, you need to complete it by adding Ender Eyes. Generally, nothing is challenging about it, but there are some nuances that you should know.

First, you should stay in the centre of the portal. You might even place some blocks here higher than the End Portal. And you should put 11 ender eyes when you are in the centre. Do not add the 12th eye. If you do it, the End Portal will activate, and you will be teleported into an End dimension.

You step outside from the centre and you can even turn on creative mode. After that, fly above the portal and add the last eye to finish your portal. And if you build End Portal on the Bedrock version of Minecraft, you must ensure that all End Eyes have a tiny white spot in the right corner or else the End Portal will not work.


The fact is that when you create a Minecraft world, a particular Stronghold room is created automatically. This room has a ready-to-use End portal frame with a few end eyes. Continue reading the guide to find out how to find Stronghold and finish the End Portal without using a creative mode.

So, the fact is that End Eye is the best indicator of Stronghold in Minecraft. If you throw Ender Eye straight into the air, it moves slightly in some direction. And if you follow this direction, you will get to the Stronghold.

When you throw the End Eye but it hovers over one spot, it means that you have found Stronghold. Take your pickaxe and start digging a hole straight down. In a few minutes, you will find one of the tunnels connected to Stronghold. So, you need to search for a few minutes until you find the main room with the End Portal frame inside.

In most cases, this frame will have 1 or 2 Eyes of Ender inside. You're supposed to place not 12 but 11 or 10 End Eyes.

The only disadvantage of using this way is that it is pretty time-consuming. The fact is that you might spend 20 End Eyes while trying to find a Stronghold. Of course, in some cases, the End Eye doesn't break when you throw it. However, it only happens in 5% of cases. So, be ready to spend a significant amount of End Eyes using this way.

In conclusion, the End Portal is the only way to get to the End World in Minecraft. In this dimension, you can kill the Ender Dragon, get ender pearls, and loot ender ships. However, crafting the Ender Portal requires a lot of resources and time. Therefore, most players use a creative mode to make it.

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