Tutorials/Indestructible Ender Crystals

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This guide seeks to teach the player on how to obtain an indestructible ender crystal and inform you on their uses.

How To Obtain One[edit | edit source]


The following paragraph demonstrates the use of a bug and/or glitch to make a contraption.
Bugs of this nature are bound to be fixed some time in the future: when this happens, the contraption will cease to work.
Use at your own risk.

There is only one method that I know of to obtain these crystals. These are the materials you will need:

  • At least one piston
  • At least one redstone power source
  • Lots of convenience blocks
  • 4 ender crystals (or less; see this page for info on that)
  • At least one ender pearl

These are the steps you will need to follow. Some of the steps are split into Singleplayer and Multiplayer because the Singleplayer ability to log out and log back in is very helpful.

1. Respawn the ender dragon.

2a(Singleplayer). As the towers with crystals are regenerating, but before the dragon spawns, log out and log back in.

2b(Multiplayer). Use an ender pearl to get to the first tower that regenerates. Use pistons to push the ender crystal away from the obsidian tower. Beware that you only have about 15 seconds to push the crystal off the tower and far enough away so that the crystal remains indestructible.

3. Kill the ender dragon that just spawned.

4. Test the crystal by shooting an arrow at it. If the arrow bounces back, then it is indestructible. If it explodes, then respawn the dragon and try again. Do not attempt in Creative Mode because you will always destroy the crystal.

5. Push it with pistons until it is at the desired location. If you push it through the return portal, it will appear in the Overworld at the world spawn point. Depending on the situation, this could take a while.


This works because while the dragon is respawning, the newly-generated crystals are indestructible until the dragon respawns. Logging out and logging back in on Singleplayer brings the respawning sequence to a screeching halt. The dragon will still spawn, but the remaining towers and crystals will not.

Steps 2a and 2b can be scrapped for a slime block flying machine that pushes the crystal off the tower.

Uses[edit | edit source]

An indestructible ender crystal has many quirky properties that can be exploited.

The Beam[edit | edit source]

An indestructible ender crystal has a beam coming off it that leads to (0, 128, 0). This can be used for decoration, such as making the Star Wars Death Star's planet-destroying beam.

The "Indestructible" Part[edit | edit source]

This type of ender crystal is called that because it cannot be destroyed (see below for more). This makes it ideal for inescapable traps. Simply trap the player in a room that is just big enough for the crystal and he/she cannot escape because the hitbox of the crystal covers the walls of the enclosure.

Mobs Can See Through Them[edit | edit source]

This might not sound useful at first, but an easy music disc farm can be made this way. Skeletons try to shoot an iron golem through an indestructible ender crystal, but the arrows bounce off and go downwards, hitting a creeper.

How To Get Rid Of One[edit | edit source]

Other than the obvious Creative Mode punch and the /kill command, there is only one way to destroy an indestructible ender crystal: use it to respawn the ender dragon. This requires the player to push the ender crystal to a stronghold and push it into the End, then push it to the bedrock portal and use it alongside other crystals to respawn the dragon.