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End spikes, also known as obsidian spikes, obsidian pillars, obsidian towers, and end pillars are a feature in The End biome that are made of obsidian.

## Generation

End spikes generate naturally the first time the player enters the End, and regenerate when the ender dragon is respawned.

When the ender dragon respawns, any blocks the player had placed within 10 blocks in all directions of the bedrock block at the top of the end spikes are deleted, as well as blocks inside the square containing the edge of the pillar down to y=66.

## Construction

Main article: /Structure

End spikes are composed of obsidian, with a single bedrock block and an end crystal on top of each pillar. They have circular forms.

The following 10 pillars generate in a 43-block radius circle around the exit portal in a random order (total of 40499 obsidian):

• A 3-block radius pillar ending at y=76 (total of 1596 blocks of obsidian);
• A 3-block radius pillar with iron bars ending at y=79 (total of 1659 blocks of obsidian);
• A 3-block radius pillar with iron bars ending at y=82 (total of 1722 blocks of obsidian);
• A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=85 (total of 3145 blocks of obsidian);
• A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=88 (total of 3256 blocks of obsidian);
• A 4-block radius pillar ending at y=91 (total of 3367 blocks of obsidian);
• A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=94 (total of 5358 blocks of obsidian);
• A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=97 (total of 5529 blocks of obsidian);
• A 5-block radius pillar ending at y=100 (total of 5700 blocks of obsidian);
• A 6-block radius pillar ending at y=103 (total of 9167 blocks of obsidian).

The bottom of all pillars are at Y level 0, which means that pillars are generated through the island.

The second and third shortest pillars include a cage comprised of 73 iron bars surrounding the end crystal, to protect it from projectiles.

## Data values

### ID

Configured featureIdentifier
[No displayed name]`end_spike`
FeatureIdentifier
[No displayed name]`[No ID]`

## History

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Added end spikes and the end dimension.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Added end crystals on top of end spikes.
1.915w31aThe tallest end spikes now have iron bars around end crystals.
The end spikes now generate in a circle around the exit portal.
There are now exactly 10 end spikes, with end crystals at y=76, 79, 82, 85, 88, 91, 94, 97, 100, and 103.
15w33cEnd spikes now regenerate upon resummoning the ender dragon.
16w07aThe end spikes no longer generate with iron bars.
pre1Some of the shorter end spikes now generate with iron bars again.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1End spikes no longer appear upon initial generation of the end, and only generate when the ender dragon is respawned. This is unintentional due to world generation changes in the Overworld accidentally causing changes in the Nether and the end.
21w37aEnd spikes appear upon initial generation of the end once again.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added end spikes and the end dimension.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added end spikes and the end dimension.

## Issues

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