The Eye of Ender is an item that can be used to locate strongholds. At these newly found strongholds, you are able to activate end portal frames via using Eye of Enders in order to traverse to the end dimension; which is where you can defeat the Ender Dragon to beat the game.
Items you need to make an Eye of Ender:
Required material you need in order to create an eye of ender are:
1 Ender Pearl
1 Blaze Powder
If you’re not sure how to obtain these items, refer to these tutorials.
Step-1 Firstly, you need to open a crafting table menu or your 2x2 inventory crafting menu. In this guide, we will use a crafting table for good practice.
TIP: If you are unsure as to how to open a crafting table menu, or how to make one, click here.
Step-2 Inside the crafting table menu, place your ender pearl and blaze powder in the exact fashion as shown below.
Step-3 Drag your newly created eye of ender from the crafting table menu into your own inventory.
How to use an Eye of Ender in Minecraft?
Step-1 You can throw an eye of ender by pressing the interact key. When you throw an Eye of Ender you will see the entity levitate in a certain direction, hover in the air, then finally drop to the ground. The Eye of Ender is naturally attracted towards the nearest stronghold in the map.
Step-2 Continuously throw Eye of Enders and keep following their direction until the Eye begins to hover over one spot. The spot the eye consistently levitates over is where you need to dig directly downwards in order to locate the stronghold.
Q. How many eyes are needed to complete the stronghold?
End portals require a total of 12 eyes of ender in order to activate, though each individual end portal frame has a 10% chance of containing an eye of ender when you find it.
Q. Is it possible to find a stronghold in minecraft without an eye of ender?
No, the only way to reliably locate a stronghold in vanilla Minecraft is by using an eye of ender.
Eye of Enders are needed to locate strongholds and finish the creation of the end portal. The item remains resoundingly important to gameplay progression due to the fact it’s literally required in order to reach the End dimension; which is the only place to defeat the ender dragon and beat the game.