How to Quickly Build an End Portal to Access The End in Minecraft

The End is the final dimension that you can travel to and explore in Minecraft. Getting there requires building an End Portal, which allows you to transport to the End to battle the Ender Dragon boss. This guide will teach you the quickest way to build your own End Portal from scratch so you can access the End.

As an avid Minecraft player with over 10 years of experience, I’ve helped many players successfully reach the End and defeat the Ender Dragon. Follow these steps and you’ll be exploring the End in no time.

What You’ll Need

Before you can build an End Portal, you’ll need to gather the required materials. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12 End Portal Frame blocks
  • 12 Eyes of Ender
  • A Diamond Pickaxe
  • A 3×3 area to build the portal

The End Portal Frame blocks and Eyes of Ender are crucial – without them, you won’t be able to create a working portal.

You’ll also need a Diamond Pickaxe to efficiently mine Obsidian later on. Make sure you have all of these before you start.

Step 1: Craft Blaze Powder and Eyes of Ender

Eyes of Ender are crafted using:

  • Blaze Powder
  • Ender Pearls

To get Blaze Powder, you’ll need to:

  • Travel to the Nether
  • Locate a Nether Fortress
  • Defeat Blazes to get Blaze Rods
  • Craft Blaze Rods into Blaze Powder

To get Ender Pearls, you’ll need to:

  • Defeat Endermen in the Overworld
  • Trade with Piglins in the Nether

Having potions of Fire Resistance can help greatly when battling Blazes.

Once you have the ingredients, combine Blaze Powder and Ender Pearls to craft Eyes of Ender. You’ll need at least 12.

Step 2: Build the End Portal Frame

Next, build the frame of the End Portal:

  1. Designate a 3×3 area for your portal
  2. Place 3 End Portal Frame blocks on one side
  3. Pivot 90 degrees and place 3 more frames
  4. Repeat step 3 twice more
  5. Ensure the frame faces inward

Standing inside the 3×3 area while placing the frames helps align them correctly.

This completes the End Portal frame.

Step 3: Activate the Portal

The final step is activating the portal:

  1. Stand inside the 3×3 portal frame
  2. Place an Eye of Ender in each frame block (12 total)
  3. The End Portal will activate when the last Eye is placed
  4. Enter the portal!

Once activated, the portal will fill with a black void allowing you to enter. Be prepared before jumping in!

Helpful Tips

Here are some extra pointers when building your End Portal:

  • Build near your main base for quicker access
  • Ensure you have weapons, armor, and supplies before entering the portal
  • You can re-use the portal once built – no need to make a new one each time!

With these steps, you’ll be able to quickly build an End Portal and start your adventure into the End dimension. Good luck defeating the Ender Dragon! Let me know if you have any other questions.