Charge 1, 2, 3, 4: Yes (3, 7, 11, 15)
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Respawn anchors can be harvested with any pickaxe at or above diamond tier(Diamond/Netherite). In Bedrock Edition, Silk Touch enchant can work on a Respawn Anchor, and it will keep its current level of charges.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
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The Respawn Anchor is used to respawn in the Nether, even if the player leaves the Nether. Once the block is charged, it can be used to set the player's respawn location.
When crafted, a Respawn Anchor has no (zero) charge and can't yet be used until charged. When a glowstone block is used with it, a charge is added, the texture of the block changes, and it starts emitting a light level of 3. Up to four glowstone blocks can be used to charge the anchor. The charge is indicated by a dial on the side of the block. Each additional piece of glowstone after the first increases the light level by four, up to a maximum of 15.
- Setting Respawn to the Respawn Anchor
To set the player's spawn location to the Respawn Anchor they must click on it, just like one does with a bed, and the Anchor must have a charge at the time of the click . A confirmation that the player's respawn location is set will appear. Other players can also set their respawning to the same Respawn Anchor - note each respawning will use up one charge, even if it's done by another player.
- Respawn upon player death
Each time the player dies, they respawn next to the anchor, and its charge decreases by 1. If a player's Respawn Anchor is destroyed, or its charges have been exhausted, or if the area around it is made unsuitable for respawning, a message is displayed saying "You have no home bed or charged Respawn Anchor, or it was obstructed”, and the player respawns at the world spawn point. (Note: Returning through an end portal is not counted as a respawn and thus does not deplete any charges.)
A Respawn Anchor can be shared among several players. When shared, remaining charges are shared as well. In Hardcore mode, the Respawn Anchor will not resurrect the player, but may still teleport them and consume charges.
If the player attempts to set their spawn at a charged respawn anchor in the Overworld, the End, or custom dimensions in which they are disabled, the block explodes (and is destroyed) similar to when a bed is used in the Nether or the End. The explosion has a power of 5 and sets fire to surrounding blocks.
When charged, a redstone comparator gives a signal depending on the number of charges: 3 for one charge, 7 for two charges, 11 for three charges, 15 for four charges. An empty anchor gives a signal of 0.
The respawn anchor can also be charged with a dispenser.
The respawn anchor cannot be pushed by a piston.
Hoglins run away from respawn anchors.
Respawn anchor can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Respawn anchor is charged||Blocks||?||1.0||?||16|
|Respawn anchor depletes||Blocks||?||1.0||?||16|
|Respawn anchor sets spawn||Blocks||?||1.0||?||16|
|Portal whooshes[sound 2]||Blocks||?||1.0||?||7|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Respawn Anchor||Block & Item|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Respawn Anchor||Block & Item|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|charges[JE only] |
|How many charges the Respawn Anchor has left.|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Not Quite "Nine" Lives||Charge a Respawn Anchor to the maximum||Who is Cutting Onions?||—|
|1.16||20w12a||Added the respawn anchor.|
|20w13a||The respawn anchor can now be charged with a dispenser.|
|Respawn anchor can no longer be destroyed by the ender dragon.|
|20w20a||The Not Quite "Nine" Lives advancement has been added, which is completed by charging up a respawn anchor to the maximum level.|
|1.16.2||20w30a||Respawn anchors now prioritize cardinal directions over corners.|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added the respawn anchor.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Respawn anchors can now be charged in the Overworld without them exploding.|
|A sound now plays when a respawn anchor charge is depleted.|
|Blocks can now be placed to respawn anchors with no charges without them exploding.|
|Respawn anchors now require a diamond or netherite pickaxe in order to be mined.|
|The Silk Touch enchantment now works on respawn anchors.|
- The light level emitted by the respawn anchor is congruent with the redstone signal strength given by a comparator.
- The active respawn anchor's top texture is actually translucent, as this texture is a direct modification of the nether portal block texture. This translucency is not visible in-game as solid blocks with transparent pixels are always rendered as opaque.