New Minecraft Feature: Ender Chest!

The Ender Chest is a special type of minecraft chest that has a limited inventory that exists outside of space and time. By placing multiple Ender Chests, you can have access to your Ender Chest inventory anywhere – and in any dimension.

So say you put a stack of diamonds in your Ender Chest at your base, and you’ve traveled many minecraft miles away but have a sudden need for diamond. By placing an Ender Chest, you’ll be able to access the diamonds in your Ender Chest at your base. Ender Chests also work on other realms, an Ender Chest in the Nether will have the same inventory as an Ender Chest in the main world.

How To Make An Ender Chest:

Surround an eye of ender with eight obsidian blocks to make an Ender Chest.

How To Enchant Items In Minecraft, A Newbie’s Guide To Minecraft Enchanting

See my shiny enchanted diamond chest armor.

Enchanting is one of the new functions in Minecraft, released with the third version of the 1.9 pre-release. This is a quick illustrated guide to making an enchanting table and enchanting weapons and armor.

How To Make A Minecraft Enchanting Table

You will need:

  • Two Diamonds.
  • Four Pieces of Obsidian.
  • A Book.

Arrange these items thusly:

How To Enchant Minecraft Weapons and Armor

Survival mode now includes a leveling system and you’ll need to be at least level one in order to enchant anything. This means that enchanting does not work at all in creative mode, because you can’t gain experience in creative mode.

To enchant an item, simply right click on the enchanting table and put an item in the slot. It can be a piece of armor or a weapon.

Here’s an illustration of a successful level one enchant in progress…

If you don’t get any viable options on the first try (ie, if all the options are non clickable) you can keep taking the item out of the slot and putting it on until an option does come up. You won’t be able to enchant all items and weapons at level one, but your enchanting options will increase as you gain levels.

The Cost of Minecraft Enchanting

Enchanting is not free. In fact, it appears to actually use up exp. If you’re level one and you want an enchanted sword, be prepared to go back to level 0 after the fact. Higher level enchants use up more exp. Leveling isn’t therefore something you do to ‘get better’ so much as to get access to better enchants. Once you have them, you have to go back and start earning exp all over again.

holding an enchanted minecraft sword

How To Make Minecraft Potions, Minecraft Potion Recipes and Ingredients

This guide to the new Minecraft potion system includes all the information you’ll need to make your own minecraft potions.

How To Use / Drink Minecraft Potions

You consume Minecraft potions the same way you consume all Minecraft edibles, by holding down the right click button until you get the ‘eating’ or in this case ‘drinking’ animation.

In order to create any Minecraft potions, you will first need a brewing stand:

How To Craft A Minecraft Potion Brewing Stand

This can be crafted by placing a blaze rod over three cobblestone in the crafting grid. You can obtain a blaze rod by venturing into the nether dimension and sucesfully battling one of the fire elementals that can be found there. They drop blaze rods when they die.

Minecraft’s Powered Rails Rule My World

For the longest time, I wanted nothing more than powered rails, some way of making Minecarts work without putting together hinky boosters that only seemed to work effectively 50% of the time. (I’m looking at you, five minecraft spinny device that would occasionally hurl a minecart into the stratosphere.) And now they’re finally here, they’re here and they’re more beautiful than I would ever have dared to imagine.


(These need to be powered with redstone in order to work, so save yourself some levers / pressure plates and some redstone. You’ll cry bitter tears of disappointment if you don’t.)

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