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The ender dragon is a giant flying hostile boss mob found when first entering the End. It is the largest naturally spawning mob in the game. It guards access to the end gateways that provide entry to the outer end islands in addition to the exit portal that allows return to the Overworld as well as access to the end credits of Minecraft. Because of this, it is known by most Minecraft fans as the 'final boss' of the game. Its attacks involve charging at the player and its unique dragon acid attacks.


Initial spawning[]

The ender dragon spawns 20 game ticks (1 second) after an entity first arrives in the End, along with the bedrock frame for the exit portal.


Respawn ender dragon

This image shows how the player can arrange end crystals to respawn the ender dragon.

Players can re-summon the dragon by placing four end crystals on the edges of the exit portal, one on each side. When it is re-summoned, the four end crystals point to the tops of each pillar setting off a series of explosions that resets the obsidian pillars, iron bars, and end crystals. The top of each pillar explodes, destroying any player-placed blocks. Eventually, all of the end crystals point at the coordinates of (0.0, 128, 0.0) and the ender dragon spawns there. The four crystals placed around the exit portal then explode. If the player does not pick up the dragon egg and starts to re-summon the dragon, the dragon egg disappears.

If the dragon goes through an end gateway, another immediately spawns at (0, 128, 0) while the other dragon flies to (0, 128, 0).


After the ender dragon is slain for the first time, the following events take place:

  • It slowly ascends, its wings and body becoming more tattered until it disappears in beams of light erupting from its center.
  • There's an explosion of 12000 experience points (ten drops of 960 and one drop of 2400) — enough to bring a player from level 0 to level 68. If killed on top of the bedrock structure, some the experience orbs can drop into the exit portal. The experience orbs can then be retrieved in the overworld.
  • The bedrock structure fills in with an end portal interface to become the exit portal, enabling the player to transport back to the Overworld and respawn at their spawn point.
  • A dragon egg appears above the island's central bedrock structure. If a block exists right above the center of the central bedrock structure, then the dragon egg spawns 1 block above the highest block at (0,0). If the highest block is at the height limit, then the dragon egg does not spawn.
  • An end gateway portal is generated floating within 75–100 blocks of the exit portal.

When a re-summoned ender dragon is slain, the same events occur except that only 500 experience points are dropped‌[Java Edition only] and no more than 20 gateway portals are generated. The dragon egg appears the first time the ender dragon is slain in Java Edition, and the first and second time in Bedrock Edition; it does not appear after any subsequent dragon slaying.


During the battle with the ender dragon, unique music called "Boss" plays, the edges of the screen darkens and black fog appears, and chunks around the exit portal are constantly loaded regardless of render distance. These happen as long as there is at least one player within a Euclidean distance of 192 blocks from (0.0, 128, 0.0).

The ender dragon has a light purple health bar that appears at the top of the player's screen. Its health is frequently restored by nearby end crystals, indicated by a magical white beam connecting the dragon and the crystal. Destroying an end crystal that is actively healing the dragon causes 10♥♥♥♥♥ damage to it.

The dragon can take damage only from explosions and player-based damage, and takes damage of (14 × normal damage + 1) when hit on any part that is not its head, making it the most resilient mob in the game. Suffocation is completely non-applicable, as it either phases through or immediately destroys any block it touches.

The dragon is immune to all status effects.

Ender dragon green hitboxes

The green hitboxes of the ender Dragon.

By using the F3 + B shortcut, the dragon's bounding box appears.‌[Java Edition only] It cannot be damaged at just any spot in this large volume: eight green sub-hitboxes are also shown, which indicate the locations where the dragon can take damage: The tail, body, head, and wings.


The ender dragon is a flying mob, which cannot actually stand on the ground. It flies around the end main island while fighting the player.

The dragon can pass through all blocks, destroying almost all types, but can still be affected by flowing water, lava and bubble column. Blocks not destroyed are those that naturally generate on the central End island and those that are intended to be indestructible, such as end stone and respawn anchors:

In Java Edition, these blocks are marked under the dragon_immune tag, with the exception of light blocks and fire, which are marked as dragon_transparent.

Destroyed blocks are not dropped, although containers (such as chests and dispensers, but not shulker boxes) drop their contents.



The dragon "bathing" endermen with its toxic breath attack.

The dragon never targets any entity but the player, although other mobs may turn hostile to the dragon when hit, and the dragon may sometimes retaliate against other mobs if it takes damage to a projectile. Any entities hit by its wings are dealt 5♥♥♥ damage (or 10♥♥♥♥♥ damage if hit by its head), and in Java Edition, are thrown into the air, sometimes to fatal heights or even off the island. Neither of these effects is applied for 12 second after the dragon takes damage.

The ender dragon has four main states of behavior:

  • The dragon begins in this state, circling the ring of obsidian pillars on either the outside if there are still end crystals or the inside if the crystals are destroyed.
  • With each crystal's destruction, it takes damage and there is an increased chance of the dragon switching states.
  • Whenever the dragon finds itself less than 10 blocks or more than 150 blocks from its current target, it attempts to choose a new target. When damaged it targets a point just behind itself, causing it to turn away and choose a new target.
  • Upon the destruction of an end crystal, the dragon switches to strafing. As soon as it is within 64 blocks, it shoots a fireball at the player.
  • The dragon resumes circling after this state.
  • The dragon dives onto the target player's position, taken at the start of the dive.
  • The dragon resumes circling after this state, whether or not it actually hit the player.
  • While Guarding and the dragon has reached the end of the path, it has 1 in (3 + crystals alive) chance (~7.7% up to 33%) to go to the exit portal structure (approaching from the side opposite the player if possible) and lands on the highest block of the coordinates (x=0, z=0), up to (y=101).‌[Bedrock Edition only] If there is no block in (x=0, z=0) the dragon freezes right when it switches to perching.‌[Bedrock Edition only] The dragon is immune to arrows in this state; they all catch fire and bounce off. In Java Edition it is also immune to thrown tridents in this state.
Dragon's Breath
  • Unless the player is in Peaceful difficulty, after 1.25 seconds, if a player is within 20 blocks of the exit portal structure, the dragon roars and use its 3-second breath attack, damaging players similarly to a lingering potion of Harming. An area of visible particles in the shape of a horizontal disc one block tall and 5 to 6 blocks in diameter appears where the breath attack strikes, either on the ground or floating in the air, at whatever point the breath attack struck a block. The harming effect zone where the player takes damage is confined to a smaller area in the center this visible cloud, covering about 3 to 4 blocks.
  • The harming effect portion of the purple clouds emitted from the dragon's breath attack can be collected in a glass bottle to obtain dragon's breath. Each bottle of dragon's breath collected removes one block from the lingering damage zone of the breath attack. The visible clouds remain for 3 seconds whether the dragons breath is bottled or not. By rapidly collecting all of the harmful blocks, usually around three, even a direct hit from the breath attack can be mostly and even entirely negated before the player suffers any damage.
  • If the player is not near the portal within 5 seconds of the dragon's landing, it charges at players within 150 blocks.
  • After four consecutive breath attacks, or if the dragon fails to locate a player within 150 blocks, it takes off from its perch. It always takes off in Peaceful difficulty, making it difficult to land melee hits.
  • The dragon resumes circling after this state.
  • If cumulative damage taken while perched exceeds 50♥ × 25, the dragon takes off and resets the damage accumulator. The accumulator is not reset if it does not take enough damage.
  • The dragon resumes circling after this state.

In Java Edition, when the dragon finally takes a fatal blow, it flies toward the exit portal structure before dying, unless it cannot find it within 150 blocks, or it is inside blocks.

Dragon Fireball[]

Dragon fireballs are special fireballs that the ender dragon fires while strafing. They cannot be deflected unlike ghast fireballs, and they do no impact damage. Instead, they deposit purple effect clouds across the ground that damages players the same way a lingering potion of Harming does. This means that the ender dragon's fireballs deal magic damage, which ignores any damage reduction that comes from the player's armor. However its damage does get reduced by armor enchanted with the Protection enchantment. The purple effect cloud's hitbox slowly grows larger in diameter until it disappears.

As with its close-ranged breath attack, the purple clouds can be bottled to obtain the dragon's breath.

Unlike lingering potions of Harming, the effect cloud does not shrink when affecting mobs.


Java Edition:
Ender dragons use the Hostile Creatures sound category for entity-dependent sound events. Dragon fireballs use the Friendly Creatures sound category for entity-dependent sound events.

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Dragon roarsHostile CreaturesRandomlyentity.ender_dragon.ambientsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.ambient5.00.8-1.216
Dragon growlsHostile CreaturesWhile an ender dragon is on its perchentity.ender_dragon.growlsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.growl2.50.8-1.116
Dragon growlsHostile CreaturesWhile an ender dragon is being resummoned [sound 1]entity.ender_dragon.growlsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.growl64.00.8-1.116
Dragon diesHostile CreaturesWhen an ender dragon dies [sound 2]entity.ender_dragon.deathsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.death5.01.016 (technical) / ∞ (effective)
Dragon flapsHostile CreaturesPeriodically depending on the ender dragon's speedentity.ender_dragon.flapsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.flap5.00.8-1.116
Dragon hurtsHostile CreaturesWhen an ender dragon is damagedentity.ender_dragon.hurtsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.hurt5.00.8-1.216
Dragon shootsHostile CreaturesWhen an ender dragon shoots a fireballentity.ender_dragon.shootsubtitles.entity.ender_dragon.shoot10.00.8-1.216
ExplosionHostile CreaturesWhen a dragon fireball impactsentity.dragon_fireball.explodesubtitles.entity.generic.explode1.00.9-1.016
  1. While the pillars are preparing to be resummoned, it occurs at 0 seconds, 2.5–2.6 seconds, and 4.75–5 seconds. When the ender dragon is about to be summoned, it occurs 5–4.75 seconds before and 2–0 seconds before.
  2. Does not trigger at all if the gamerule globalSoundEvents is false

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Hostile CreaturesRandomly and randomly while being resummoned, except while the pillars are being rechargedmob.enderdragon.growl640.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an ender dragon diesmob.enderdragon.death640.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an ender dragon is damagedmob.enderdragon.hit560.00.8-1.2
Friendly CreaturesPeriodically depending on if the ender dragon is perchingmob.enderdragon.flap400.00.8-1.2

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierEntity tagsTranslation key
Ender Dragonender_dragonNoneentity.minecraft.ender_dragon
Dragon Fireballdragon_fireballimpact_projectilesentity.minecraft.dragon_fireball

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Ender Dragonender_dragon53entity.ender_dragon.name
Dragon Fireballdragon_fireball79entity.dragon_fireball.name

Entity data[]

Ender dragons have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  DragonPhase: A number indicating the dragon's current state. Valid values are: 0=circling, 1=strafing (preparing to shoot a fireball), 2=flying to the portal to land (part of transition to landed state), 3=landing on the portal (part of transition to landed state), 4=taking off from the portal (part of transition out of landed state), 5=landed, performing breath attack, 6=landed, looking for a player for breath attack, 7=landed, roar before beginning breath attack, 8=charging player, 9=flying to portal to die, 10=hovering with no AI (default when using the /summon command).

Dragon fireballs have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all fireballs
    • Tags common to all projectiles

Command details[]


A dragon fireball spawned by a command (left) and the damage and the explosion it caused (right).

The /summon ender_dragon command, by default, summons a harmless ender dragon that hovers in place ‌[JE only]. Setting the DragonPhase tag (by issuing either the /summon ender_dragon ~ ~ ~ {DragonPhase:0} or the /data merge entity <selector> {DragonPhase:0} commands) starts the ender dragon's ordinary behavior, although the health bar does not appear because it is managed by the ender dragon fight status rather than by the dragon entity itself ‌[JE only]. If spawned away from the center of the map (x=0, z=0), it flies to the center then resumes normal behavior (see #Behavior).

Target selectors for the ender dragon target a total of 9 entities per dragon, as the ender dragon actually consists of 9 entities internally‌[Java Edition only]. So executing at a dragon to summon an arrow summons 9 arrows.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
You Need a MintCollect dragons [sic] breath in a glass bottleHave a dragon's breath bottle in your inventory30GSilver
The End... Again...Respawn the Enderdragon [sic]30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawFree the End
Good luck The EndKill the ender dragon.
If multiple players are involved in the dragon fight, only the player that deals the final blow to the dragon receives the advancement.[1]
Advancement-oval-rawThe Next Generation
Hold the Dragon Egg Free the EndHave a dragon egg in your inventory.end/dragon_egg
Advancement-oval-rawInvicon End CrystalThe End... Again...
Respawn the Ender Dragon Free the EndBe within a 192 block radius from the coordinates (0.0, 128, 0.0) when an ender dragon is summoned using end crystals.end/respawn_dragon
Advancement-oval-rawYou Need a Mint
Collect Dragon's Breath in a Glass Bottle Free the EndHave a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.end/dragon_breath
Advancement-plain-rawMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-rawMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs
Advancement-plain-rawIs It a Plane?
Look at the Ender Dragon through a Spyglass Is It a Balloon?adventure/spyglass_at_dragon


Missing Model JE3
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The specific instructions are: Ender dragon before 19w39a and 19w41a
June 14, 2009Notch believed that survival mode should have some sort of goal, which he had not yet formulated: "While it could be fun to just see how long you can survive in survival mode, I believe there might be a need for some kind of goal. Make the most money in a month? Kill a big evil mob in the shortest time? I don’t know yet."
June 30, 2010In a video called "Minecraft Flight" posted by Notch on YouTube, he mentioned that dragon lairs may be an addition in the video description.
August 31, 2010Later in an interview on MinecraftCon 2010, Notch hinted at dragons as a possible planned mob. Then, for about one year, there was no more mention of it and dragons solely remained a potential work-in-progress.
June 18, 2011Notch has stated in the past that if dragons are added, they would not be mountable as it would put too much pressure on multiplayer servers.
September 1, 2011Notch stated that "dragons will be added eventually".
October 6, 2011The name "ender dragon" was first made known through a tweet by Notch reading "raqreqentba", which could be decoded using the ROT13 cipher, translating to "enderdragon".
October 7, 2011Notch reveals a screenshot of the "progress so far" on the ender dragon: the dragon flying through the skies of the End. He also shared an album of images of the ender dragon in flight through the Overworld, showcasing its animation.
October 9, 2011Notch tweets an example of a "texture packer tool" he wrote for the purpose of giving the ender dragon its skin. He shared his progress midway through designing the skin, later announced when the base texture was done, and posted when he had enlarged the wings.
October 10, 2011Notch released a video showing a small clip of the End that also shows the ender dragon fly into the top of the frame.
October 12, 2011In a Reddit post Notch also said, "They will be different dragons. The Ender Dragon will probably become larger, and the ones in the main world will be this size, won't go through terrain, and will be red because dragons are red."[2]
Notch stated in a Twitter post that "Dragons have 6 limbs", consisting of 2 wings, and 4 legs.[3]
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Ender Dragon Added the ender dragon.
The ender dragon currently exists in the code, mostly functional, however, the dragon has not been enabled in-game yet and players are unable to damage it. Certain mods can allow the spawning of the ender dragon, but again, no physical interactions are currently available.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Added the ability for players to damage ender dragons. Ender dragons require mods or a mob spawner to be brought into the game, however.
The ender dragon's health has been changed to 1♥ to test its new death animation.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Ender Dragon Ender dragons have been officially implemented into the game. This includes a single ender dragon as a boss battle, spawning naturally when the player first enters the End.
April 28, 2012Jeb mentioned that he wouldn't be adding any more boss mobs until he makes the ender dragon "more fun first".
1.3.112w24aThe bug in which the ender dragon would be unable to damage the player after the player was attacked once has been fixed.
The experience drop of ender dragons has been reduced from 20,000 to 12,000.
1.4.212w34b"Boss Health" now says "Ender Dragon".
1.4Before this update, ender dragons used the same damage sound as the player. Ender dragons now have their own sound.
1.513w09cA bug where swords take no damage when used on the ender dragon has been fixed.
1.5.113w11aBefore this snapshot, the gamerule mobGriefing didn't prevent the ender dragons from destroying blocks when they fly through them. Now, mobGriefing from the /gamerule command prevents the ender dragon from destroying blocks at their sight.
2013 Music UpdateA music track now accompanies the ender dragon boss fight.
1.814w20aThe ender dragon no longer breaks barriers.
1.915w31aThe ender dragon boss fight has been revamped to be similar to the Legacy Console Edition.
The ender dragon can now be re-summoned by placing clay in a creeper face pattern in the End.
The ender dragon no longer destroys iron bars.
Dragon Fireball JE1 BE1 The ender dragon produces a fireball during its attack.
15w32aThe ender dragon's fireballs now give off ender acid particles upon exploding and no longer light ground on fire.
The ender dragon's charge/knockback attack has now returned.
The ender dragon's wings now damage the player, prevent side and back melee attacks when the dragon lands on the portal.
Dragon breath from the ender dragon now shoots out farther.
The ender dragon now immediately charges at the player after finishing the ender acid attack.
The ender dragon's ender acid attack now goes around the whole portal.
The ender dragon no longer stops attacking from single hits.
The ender dragon now flies back to portal before finishing the death animation.
The ender dragon no longer takes damage from snowballs, eggs, or other attacks that normally do no damage.
15w32bWhen fatally damaged, the ender dragon now flies to the portal and dies rather than resetting to 1♥ and landing.
15w33aThe ender dragon's wings no longer deal damage while the ender dragon is landed.
The ender dragon is now immune to arrows while landed.
The ender dragon no longer destroys end portal blocks, end portal frame blocks, or end gateway blocks.
The ender dragon's breath attack now lasts longer.
The ender dragon's fireball attack is now more or less equivalent to a lingering potion of Harming II.
15w33cRespawned ender dragons now drop 500 experience.
Respawning the dragon also respawns the pillars and end crystals.
15w44aRespawning ender dragons now require placing 4 end crystals near the exit portal.
The ender dragon can no longer be re-summoned using clay.
15w49aThe ender dragon no longer travels through portals.
The ender dragon no longer rides rideable entities such as minecarts or boats.
The ender dragon is no longer affected by status effects.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of the ender dragon has been changed from EnderDragon to ender_dragon.
The fireball's entity ID has been changed from DragonFireball to dragon_fireball.
16w35aHitboxes of the damageable portions of the ender dragon are now visible using F3 + B.
16w40aThe tags xTile, yTile, zTile, inTile and inGround have been removed from the dragon fireball entity data.
The life tag of ender dragons is no longer used for anything, but still saved/read.
16w43aThe ender dragon is now able to draw from its own loot table.
1.1419w08bThe ender dragon no longer dives straight down to the fountain, instead it slowly descends.
The ender dragon's AI in general has been heavily altered.[4]
1.1519w39aThe ender dragon no longer has a separate texture for the bottom of its wing anymore.
19w41aA black dot on transparent parts of wing texture has been removed from ender dragons.
A texture for part of wing bottom in the exploding ender dragon has been removed.
19w46aDragon Fireball JE2 The texture of the dragon fireball has been changed.
1.19.322w44aEnder Dragon Spawn Egg JE2 BE1 Added spawn eggs for ender dragons, which can only be obtained with commands as to avoid potential destruction of creative builds.[5]
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Dragon Added the ender dragon.
Dragon Fireball JE1 BE1 The ender dragon produces a fireball during its attack.
alpha ender dragon now goes to the nearest end crystal.
?Dragon fireballs no longer make a glass sound on impact.
1.1.0alpha entity ID of the ender dragon has been changed from dragon to ender_dragon.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Fireball BE2 The texture of the dragon fireball has been changed.
1.19.20beta dragons can no longer destroy crying obsidian, respawn anchors, light blocks, deny blocks, allow blocks, borders, and jigsaw blocks.
1.19.60beta Dragon Spawn Egg JE2 BE1 Added spawn eggs for ender dragons.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Ender Dragon Added the ender dragon with new attacks (dragon's breath and ender charges).
Dragon Fireball LCE1 The ender dragon produces a fireball during its attack.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Ender Dragon Added the ender dragon.
Dragon Fireball JE1 BE1 The ender dragon produces a fireball during its attack.


Issues relating to "Ender Dragon" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Health depletion effect of The Void does not affect ender dragons.
  • If low enough on health, the ender dragon emits beams of light without dying, as if cracked.
  • Name tags cannot be used on an ender dragon.
  • The ender dragon's hitbox, especially its wings, is unexpected larger than the ender dragon itself, causing players to be pushed away from it from farther away than usual.
  • If the player kills a summoned dragon in the Overworld or Nether, it does not create a portal or an egg.
  • In Spectator mode, the player cannot view the perspective of the ender dragon, unlike any other mob. However, it is possible through the use of commands (like /spectate). When this happens, the player's camera appears about 1 block over the dragon's body.
  • Using F3 + B[JE only] to show hitboxes reveals that the ender dragon's head rotation faces in the opposite direction to where its real head faces. This is also why the ender dragon faces the wrong way when set in a monster spawner.
  • When an ender dragon is spawned in the Overworld, it flies to coordinates X=0 and Z=0 and dives at the ground or does the same behavior as if in the End. If end crystals are placed in the Overworld, they heal the dragon as normal, but it does not perch anywhere, and continues to fly around forever.
  • In Bedrock Edition, there is an unused texture file for a dragon fireball item.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of the spirits that comes with the Steve/Alex DLC is the ender dragon. It appears as a Legend-class "spirit" that makes the user breathe fire for a long time at the start of each battle.
  • A wither that is summoned to battle the ender dragon cannot deal damage because the ender dragon flies too fast, and it is immune to projectiles when perching.
  • If commands or Creative mode are used to get end portal frames and eyes of ender, a player can basically skip to the end poem.
    • If a player destroys ender crystals or even hurts the dragon and then uses a player-made portal, upon returning, the player retains their progress.‌[BE only]
  • The end dragon has the longest death sound


  • On Reddit, Notch suggested the ender dragon's name to be "Jean?" in the same manner he called the player "Steve?".[6]
    • Dinnerbone later stated that he thinks the name is officially "Jean?".[7]
    • Despite this, an article on Minecraft.net states that "uttering its true name would unleash a destructive force that would obliterate not only the End, but the Nether and the Overworld at the same time."[8]
  • Also on Reddit, Notch referred to the ender dragon as a she[citation needed], as well as this the Xbox avatar item Ender Dragon Pet has the description "A cuter, friendlier version of his bigger, less playful Minecraft sister", however it has been later confirmed by Notch,[9] Brandon Pearce[10] and Jeb[11] that all mobs in Minecraft have no gender, which includes the ender dragon.
  • Before it was textured, Notch reported that he was afraid to texture the ender dragon as it was a complicated model.[12] In the end, the dragon model was so complex Notch stated that he gave up making the texture manually and wrote a texture packer tool to aid him in adding the texture to the model. Notch also uploaded the code for the tool so others could use the pack. (Link to the texture packer)[13]
    • Notch joked about how Minecraft was "going next-gen" when deadmau5 mentioned this.[14]
  • Notch has uploaded a video showing why ender dragons do not spawn in the main world, as they would destroy any block they touch.[15]
    • On Reddit, Notch explained that ender dragons destroy Overworld matter because "trying to make an AI to properly navigate arbitrary terrain before the code freeze next tuesday [sic] isn't feasible".[16]



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