Ender Chest

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Ender Chest
Ender Chest.gif


Tile Entity









Blast resistance








Yes (64)



First appearances

See History

Block entity id


Data value

dec: 130 hex: 82 bin: 10000010



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

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Ender chests can only be reclaimed by mining them using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, or it will drop 8 blocks of obsidian.

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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Obsidian +
Eye of Ender

Natural Generation[edit | edit source]

Ender chests naturally generate in end cities.

Usage[edit | edit source]

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 share the same inventory, 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.

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

Ender chests emit a light level of 7.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: 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 entity[edit | edit source]

See also: Block entity format

An ender chest has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block's block entity ID is ender_chest.

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

The direction the chest's latch is on.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a chest.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.3.1 12w21a 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 off 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]
12w24a Ender 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.
1.8 14w29a Now shows the cracking animation.
1.9 15w31a Ender chests now naturally generate in end cities.
Now have their item model rotated, to have the front face in view of the player.
1.10 1.10-pre2 Ender chests now have unique sound effects.
1.11 16w32a The block entity ID is changed from EnderChest to ender_chest.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added ender chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added ender chests.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Ender Chest” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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