If you ever need to fight the ender dragon again, do not worry, there is a mechanic in place to allow you to respawn the ender dragon. It is relatively simple and as long as you recall where your end portal was, you can easily do it with just a few materials. The fight itself is not any easier, so be prepared. Use the best armor and weapons that you can muster and consider using potion buffs or golden apples to make the fight go by easier. This guide will go over the required materials to respawn the ender dragon, how to respawn the ender dragon, and how to make and use end crystals.
Required Materials to Respawn the Ender Dragon
- 28 Glass
- 4 Ghast Tears
- 4 Eyes of Ender
In order to spawn the Ender Dragon you will need to craft 4 end crystals and place them in the correct spots. To make an end crystal you need 7 glass, 1 ghast tear, and 1 eye of ender, meaning you will need 28 glass, 4 ghast tears, and 4 eyes of ender anytime you want to respawn the ender dragon. Eyes of ender are made with an ender pearl and a blaze powder. Ghast tears are relatively rare drops from ghasts. Finally you can cook glass in a furnace by cooking sand.
How to Make End Crystals
First let’s gather the materials for the end crystals. Start by gathering some ender pearls found from endermen. This is a relatively rare drop, but if you are looking to respawn the ender dragon, you should have access to the end, making obtaining the ender pearls much easier.
Once you have your ender pearls, combine them with blaze powder to make eye of ender. Next you will need some ghast tears. Head to the nether and ready your bow and arrows. Try to hunt ghasts that are floating above land so its drops do not fall into a lava pool.
Ghasts can drop gunpowder and ghast tears, of these two the ghast tears are more rare. Keep at it until you have 4 ghast tears to work with. Next you just need to smelt some glass. Dig up some sand and cook it in a furnace to get the required components for your end crystals.
Once you have 28 glass, you can get started on making your 4 end crystals. To make an end crystal combine 7 glass, 1 ghast tears, and 1 eye of ender to make an end crystal.
Combine all your materials to make end crystals. Once you have 4 end crystals you are ready to respawn the ender dragon. End crystals can only be placed on bedrock or obsidian, if you end up accidentally placing one, you will need to make another as there is no way to reobtain them.
How to Respawn the Ender Dragon
Once you have your four end crystals you can head into the end and place them in the middle-most block on each side of your end portal.
Once you place your fourth end crystal a short animation will play and the ender dragon will respawn. Each of the towers will come equipped with its respective end crystal and you can experience the fight again. Before you respawn the ender dragon, ensure that you have obtained your dragon egg. If you kill the ender dragon without grabbing your dragon egg, it will be destroyed.
Once you have placed the last crystal beams of light will shoot towards each of the pillars until the last end crystal has formed. After the crystals shoot a beam up into the sky a small explosion happens near the center, where the end portal resides, and the ender dragon will spawn. At this point the end portal will disappear and you will need to defeat the ender dragon if you want safe passage back home.
In a Nutshell
It is relatively simple to respawn the ender dragon. If you had gone out to search for a stronghold, chances are you have a few eyes of ender left over. The ghast tears may take some time to collect, but once you have the eyes of ender and the ghast tears, most of the work is already taken care of. Just place the end crystals on the middle-most slot of your end portal and you can respawn the ender dragon.
Congratualtions, you now know how to respawn the ender dragon. The ender dragon is an exciting fight in Minecraft, and if you want to relive it you can do so through in-game mechanics without exploiting anything. Fighting the ender dragon again is a good source of dragon’s breath. Try to remember to bring some glass bottles with you so that you can make lingering potions.
Q. How many End Crystals do you need to Respawn the Ender Dragon?
A. To respawn the ender dragon you will need 4 end crystals. This means you need 28 glass, 4 eyes of ender, and 4 ghast tears. Once you have these materials you can make 4 end crystals, and you can respawn the ender dragon by placing the end crystals around your end portal in the middle-most blocks on each side.
Q. Do you get another Dragon Egg if you Respawn the Ender Dragon?
A. The dragon egg you get from initially defeating the ender dragon is the only egg your world can ever get. You cannot get another dragon egg in your world without cheating. Dragon eggs have no practical benefit and they exist solely for cosmetics, but even so, respawning the ender dragon does not spawn another dragon egg.
Q. What is the Point of Respawning the Ender Dragon?
A. This one is more up to you to decide, but the obvious answers are more access to dragon’s breath, it will also drop 500 experience points, as well as give you an achievement for respawning the ender dragon. Other than dragon’s breath and the experience, there is not much practicality to respawning the ender dragon more than once.