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How to build a nether portal or end portal in Minecraft: step-by-step

how to build a nether portal in Minecraft

Outlines how to build a nether portal in creative mode and survival mode, and how to build an end portal in either mode.

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CONTENTS
How to build a nether portal
How to make a nether portal in creative mode
How to build a nether portal in survival mode
How to build an end portal
Creating an end portal in creative mode
Build an end portal in survival mode

In Minecraft you can build different types of portals that will teleport you to other locations. Depending on what type of portal you want to build, the process will change, so we’ll go through the construction of the possible portal types in the game.

How to build a nether portal

Minecraft’s Nether is a dimension that was personally inspired by Hell. A portal to this dimension can be made directly in the creative mode, since you have all the materials available in your inventory. But in the normal game mode you have to collect various raw materials as the first step for how to make the nether portal.

How to make a nether portal on Minecraft in creative mode

At the beginning, put obsidian blocks and a lighter in your inventory.

How to build a Nether Portal in Minecraft - Use obsidian blocks and a lighter

Use obsidian blocks and a lighter

You have to build a frame with the obsidian blocks from 5 blocks high and 4 blocks wide and leave the inner fields empty.

How to build a Nether Portal in Minecraft - Build the structure of the Nether Portal

Build the structure of the Nether Portal

Then equip yourself with the lighter and light the inside of the portal. As soon as you do this, the inside of the portal will turn purple and you can go through the portal to reach the Nether.

How to build a Nether Portal in Minecraft - Light the inside of the portal with the lighter

Light the inside of the portal with the lighter

How to build a nether portal in Minecraft in survival mode

In survival mode, you don’t have any obsidian blocks or a lighter to begin with, so you’ll have to play for a long time to get them.

You will need a diamond pickaxe for the obsidian blocks. You must first create a wooden pickaxe to mine stone; then a stone pickaxe for iron; then an iron pickaxe to mine diamonds; and finally build the required diamond pickaxe by combining three diamonds on top fields in the crafting field and two wooden sticks in the middle holes of the grid field.

How to build a Nether Portal in Minecraft - Instructions for diamond pickaxe

Instructions for diamond pickaxe

With the diamond pickaxe in your possession, it’s time to mine blocks of obsidian. As? The simplest method is to pour a bucket of water over the lava. Lava is easy to find underground between layers 1 and 10. Pour a bucket of water over the lava and it will turn into a block of obsidian. You need at least 14 blocks of this material. Extract it out with your brand new diamond pickaxe. Repeat these steps as often as needed to get the total amount you need.

How to build a Nether Portal in Minecraft - Pour water over lava to create obsidian

Pour water over lava to create obsidian

To make a lighter, you need a flint and an iron ingot. Flint is a type of mineral that can be found when breaking blocks of gravel. You have a 10% chance of finding this material this way. You can also get it in barter with villagers or from chests. The iron ingot is made on the workbench by collecting nine iron lumps, or from a block or ore of iron. It is also possible to smelt an iron ore. When you put the flint and the iron bar together on the workbench, you will receive the lighter you need to light the Nether Portal.

Recipe for making a lighter

Recipe for making a lighter

How to build an end portal in Minecraft

The End is a Minecraft dimension made up of a main island and several islands floating around it, which in turn form the habitat of the Ender Dragon, one of the game’s boss monsters. In the free spins mode, the end portal can be designed directly as you have all the necessary materials, but in the normal game mode you have to collect various raw materials and find a fortress, the only place where you can find end portals.

Creating an end portal in creative mode

To create an end portal in creative mode, you have to equip yourself with end portal blocks and end eyes in the inventory.

How to build an end portal - Select the raw materials to build the portal

Select the raw materials to build the portal

Now you have to select the blocks and create the portal frame. Place three blocks on each side, with no corners, and make sure you consistently close the outline in the inside of the structure without any mistakes. Otherwise it won’t work. When distributing the blocks of the frame, ideally you should do this inside out, making sure that all of the blocks “look” inward from the start. This is a complicated detail to keep in mind as the end portal blocks look practically the same on all sides. It is therefore advisable to build this frame from the inside out, otherwise the portal construction, as already mentioned, will not work. Once that’s done, leave the structure. Why this exact procedure? There’s no clear explanation, but it seems

How to build an end portal - Portal structure with three block sides

Portal structure with three block sides

Now you have to put an ender eye on each block. Do it from the outside, always in the same direction and look at the blocks from the front. Be precise.

How to build an end portal - Place a straightening loop on each block

Place a straightening loop on each block

When the last eye is in place and the code has been generated correctly, the inside of the structure changes and turns black with a little animation of light colors. If that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to repeat the entire process. Check each step and try again, you may have to set it up in a different location.

How to build an end portal - The inside of the structure turns black

The inside of the structure turns black

If you go through the portal and let yourself fall there, you will go straight to The End.

How to build an end portal - Go through the portal and you will reach The End

Go through the portal and you will reach The End

Build an end portal in survival mode

In survival mode, you don’t have the materials you need to build an end portal right away – you have to get them first, and that’s very labor intensive.

The first thing you have to do is create Ender’s eyes, and for this you need raw materials that are only available in the dimension of the Nether, the underworld. Therefore you have to build a portal there. Find obsidian blocks and create a portal with 5 x 4 blocks. Do not insert the corner blocks or fill in the inside. Activate the nether portal with a lighter that you can assemble from a flint and steel. Light the lower inner blocks. At the beginning of these instructions you will find all the steps for creating a Nether portal.

Once you have arrived in the new dimension, you have to find fire rods. To get them you will have to kill Lohen, a kind of enemy that can only be found in the fortresses of this underworld. This is how you get the rods. Make sure you get at least five, although it is recommended that you own seven or more.

You have to kill a tan

You have to kill a tan

Time to get some ender pearls that you will have to kill multiple endermen for. These type of black tentacles are common in the Netherworld, although they can also be found in the overworld. They are enemies who will only attack if you look at them head-on.

Kill an Enderman to win an Ender Pearl

Kill an Enderman to win an Ender Pearl

As soon as you have the Lohenruten and the Enderperlen, you can build the necessary Enderugen. You need at least nine of these, but as always, it’s better if you have more than enough. The recipe is simple: open the workbench and put a rod in it to get two Lohenstaub objects. Once that’s done, put a tan dust and an ender bead in the crafting square, no matter how. That will create an ender eye.

Recipe for making an ender eye

Recipe for making an ender eye

Ender eyes are used to easily locate fortresses in your world. Create an ender eye and throw it far away, it will float and move a few meters in the direction of the next fortress. Be careful, as each fortress is at least 1408 blocks from the starting point on the map. So there’s no point in using it if you haven’t covered that distance before. Another detail to note is that ender eyes have a 20 percent risk of breakage if you use them. The other 80% of the time, after use, you can pick it up anywhere it falls. Repeat the process and walk in the direction indicated by the eye until one of them wanders down, which means you are near a fortress. When it rolls backwards

When you find the fortress, dig down until you find it. When you find it, search precisely in it to find the portal room. All fortresses have one, and the portal is easy to spot because it is made up of green cubes. You need to place an ender eye over each of the cubes that frame the portal. You need at least twelve, although one cube may already have its own eye and you need a little less. As soon as you have set the last eye, the portal is activated and you can step through it to reach the end.

End portal in a fortress

End portal in a fortress

By the way, you should know that in the end there is the portal at the end well, a structure that enables you to return to the normal world. However, this portal is not created by the user, but has already been created. To use it you will have to kill the ender dragon.