Ender Chest

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Ender Chest
Ender Chest.gif



Yes (7)

Blast resistance








Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


Block entity ID

See § Data values

Data value

dec: 130 hex: 82 bin: 10000010

Namespaced ID


Ender chests are a type of chest that can store items, and whose contents can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Natural generation[edit]

Ender chests naturally generate in end cities.


Ender chests can only be reclaimed by mining them using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, or it will drop 8 blocks of obsidian if mined with a regular pickaxe. If it is mined using a fist, it will drop nothing.

Block Ender Chest
Hardness 22.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 112.5
Wooden 16.9
Stone 8.45
Iron 5.65
Diamond 4.25
Golden 2.85
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Obsidian +
Eye of Ender


Ender chests can be opened by pressing use. If a solid block is placed above an ender chest, it will not be able to open.

Ender chests can be used like chests, except all ender chests in the world are interconnected, including in different dimensions. The ender chest's inventory is also separate for each player; consequently, items stored in an ender chest cannot be seen or taken by other players.

Ender chests contain 27 slots for storage and can be placed next to other ender chests without joining; they cannot be combined into double chests.

Ender chests cannot be moved by pistons and will not interact with hoppers, droppers, or comparators.

Ender chests emit a light level of 7.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
Chest closes block.ender_chest.close subtitles.block.chest.close ? ? ? ?
Chest opens block.ender_chest.open subtitles.block.chest.open ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Ender Chest Namespaced ID
Block ender_chest
Block entity

Bedrock Edition:

Ender Chest Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Block ender_chest 130
Block entity EnderChest -

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, ender chests use the following data values:

Bits Values

A three-bit field storing a value from 2 to 5:

  • 2: Chest facing north
  • 3: Chest facing south
  • 4: Chest facing west
  • 5: Chest facing east

Invalid values default to 2.

0x8 Unused.

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction the ender chest's latch is on.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing an ender chest.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this ender chest.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction the chest's latch is on.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a chest.

Block entity[edit]

An ender chest has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.


Java Edition
1.3.112w21aEnder Chest.png The Ender chest was added to the game and shared the same inventory for all players on a server; Jeb stated that this would be changed to a separate inventory for every player in snapshot 12w24a.[5]
The Ender chest was based on a suggestion thread on Reddit.[1][2] This idea was previously made into a mod by Ecu and ChickenBones.[3]
In response to some users' feelings on the functionality of Ender Chests, Jeb planned to test a feature he has yet to specify in relation to them.[4]
12w24aEnder chests now work per-player in multiplayer (holds an inventory per player instead of shared across the world).
Ender chests drop 8 obsidian when destroyed, except when mined with a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch.
1.814w29aNow shows the cracking animation.
1.915w31aEnder chests now naturally generate in end cities.
Now have their item model rotated, to have the front face in view of the player.
1.10pre2Ender chests now have unique sound effects.
1.1116w32aThe tile entity ID is changed from EnderChest to ender_chest.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 130.
17w50aXmas chest.pngXmas large chest.png Ender chests will now look like presents between December 24 and 26 to suit Christmas.
18w10dWater can now be placed on the same block as an ender chest.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha ender chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.13beta chests now have unique sound effects.
1.4.0beta can now be placed on the same block as an ender chest.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added ender chests.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Added ender chests.


Issues relating to "Ender Chest" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • An ender chest's particles exist only in the 1 block radius around the chest, so if the chest is placed next to a wall its particles will not be seen on the other side.
  • Unlike chests, changes to an ender chest's name are not reflected in its inventory GUI.
  • Unlike chests, when broken, it will not drop the items inside it, due to the fact that the items aren't only in that chest.
  • If all ender chests are broken, the items inside will be inaccessible until a new ender chest is placed.
  • Ender chests render as a full block when in the inventory, but not when placed.‌[Bedrock Edition only][6]