Ender Crystal

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Ender Crystal
Ender Crystal.gif

In the End on obsidian pillars

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An ender crystal is an entity found in the End.

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Ender crystals are found atop the many obsidian pillars in the End.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Their primary purpose is to recharge the health of the ender dragon, who will charge from the nearest crystal within a cuboid extending 32 blocks from the dragon in all directions. The dragon is healed 1 (Half Heart.svg) each half-second. An ender crystal can heal multiple ender dragons at the same time. The healing beam is neither obstructed nor is its power diminished by entities or blocks.

When attacked, even by attacks that normally deal zero damage, they will explode. The ender crystal's explosion is the same power as a charged creeper, 50% more powerful than TNT. Any ender dragon charging from the crystal when it is destroyed will take 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) damage.

The base appears to be made of bedrock, with a crystal hovering over it. While in the End a crystal will continually generate fire at its current position, one block above the base (directly on top of the block the base is embedded in), replacing any other block at that location. The ender crystal entity is not solid and can be walked through freely. Ender dragons will pass through the crystal with impunity.

Ender crystals can be pushed by pistons, but if they are moved while in live fire they will catch fire and explode.

Data values[edit | edit source]

EnderCrystal entity[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format#EnderCrystal

  • EnderCrystal entity data

    •  BeamTarget[upcoming 1.9]: The block location its beam will point to.

      •  X: X-coordinate.

      •  Y: Y-coordinate.

      •  Z: Z-coordinate.

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre6 Added Ender crystals.
1.2.1 Previously, ender crystals could be spawned using spawn eggs with ID 200 (in a server, these were created using /give 383 1 200). The spawned crystal would be positioned where a natural crystal would be if there was a bedrock block at the location. It is still possible to obtain an ender crystal spawn egg, but it will not spawn anything.
1.7.2 13w36a Ender crystals can now be spawned with the /summon command.
1.8 14w06a Ender crystals now generate one block lower. The fire they generate destroys the bedrock block that is supposed to be underneath (see MC-47526).
1.9 15w31a Ender crystals generate at the correct Y-level again.
15w33c Respawning the ender dragon will also respawn the crystals on the pillars.
Ender crystals now have a compound BeamTarget tag that hold the X, Y, Z block location the beam will point to.
Console Edition
TU9 Added ender crystals.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Placing water above an ender crystal using a bucket will cause a looping effect, where the fire is continuously put out and reinitialized as the water attempts to flow down and is stopped. The water will not spread, as it can flow downward, but is prevented by the reoccurring fire instantly taking its place.
  • Since fire is only checked when an entity moves, ender crystals do not normally take damage from their own fire.
  • Oftentimes, the fire will stay after an ender crystal blows up.

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