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Obsidian pillar

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Obsidian Pillar
Obsidian Pillar.png
Biome

The End

Consists of
Can generate
post-generation

Yes, while the Ender Dragon is respawning

First appearances

See History

Obsidian pillars, also known as obsidian spikes or obsidian towers, are generated structures in the End that are made of obsidian.

Generation[edit | edit source]

Obsidian pillars generate naturally the first time the player enters the End and regenerate when the dragon is respawned.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Obsidian pillars are composed of obsidian, with a single bedrock block and an ender crystal on top of each pillar. They have circular forms.

The following 10 Pillars generate in a 43-block radius circle around the exit portal in a random order:

  • A 3-block radius pillar ending at y=76 (total of 1596 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 3-block radius pillar with iron bars ending at y=79 (total of 1659 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 3-block radius pillar with iron bars ending at y=82 (total of 1722 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=85 (total of 3145 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=88 (total of 3256 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=91 (total of 3367 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=94 (total of 5358 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=97 (total of 5529 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=100 (total of 5700 blocks of obsidian);
  • A 6-block radius pillar ending at y=103 (total of 9167 blocks of obsidian).

The second and third shortest pillars include a cage comprised of 73 iron bars surrounding the end crystal, to protect it from projectiles.

In the Console Edition, the ender crystals on the two tallest obsidian pillars are surrounded by iron bars.[verify]

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History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Added obsidian pillars along with the End.
Beta 1.9-pre6 Introduced ender crystals and placed them on top of the pillars.
1.9 15w31a The tallest obsidian pillars now have iron bars around their ender crystal.
The pillars now generate in a circle around the exit portal.
There are now exactly 10 pillars, with tops at y=76, 79, 82, 85, 88, 91, 94, 97, 100, and 103.
16w07a The pillars no longer generate with iron bars.
1.9-pre1 Some of the shorter pillars now generate with iron bars again.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added obsidian pillars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added obsidian pillars.

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