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* After two or three seconds of travel, the eye floats in the air briefly, then either falls (becoming collectable again) or shatters in mid-air. The eye has a 20% chance of shattering. The expected number of throws until an eye shatters is five throws.<!-- the mean is 5, the median is ~3.1. The way it is distributed doesn’t change the meaning of Expectation. Expectation and Median are two different things. Note that this variable can be distributed as a Geometric random variable with parameter 0.2. -->
 
* After two or three seconds of travel, the eye floats in the air briefly, then either falls (becoming collectable again) or shatters in mid-air. The eye has a 20% chance of shattering. The expected number of throws until an eye shatters is five throws.<!-- the mean is 5, the median is ~3.1. The way it is distributed doesn’t change the meaning of Expectation. Expectation and Median are two different things. Note that this variable can be distributed as a Geometric random variable with parameter 0.2. -->
 
* The eye of ender's flying function works only in the [[Overworld]]. It does nothing in [[the Nether]], [[the End]], [[custom dimension]]s{{verify}}, or in worlds with no strongholds.
 
* The eye of ender's flying function works only in the [[Overworld]]. It does nothing in [[the Nether]], [[the End]], [[custom dimension]]s{{verify}}, or in worlds with no strongholds.
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Note that the eyes may point to an incorrect location if the target chunks were generated with a different biomes map in an older version or through different generation settings.<ref>See also {{bug|MC-135996}}</ref>
   
 
=== Activating end portals ===
 
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{{History||1.9|snap=15w41a|Eyes of ender are no longer [[trading|sold]] by cleric [[villager]]s.}}
 
{{History||1.9|snap=15w41a|Eyes of ender are no longer [[trading|sold]] by cleric [[villager]]s.}}
 
{{History|||snap=15w44b|An eye of ender is now used to craft an [[end crystal]].}}
 
{{History|||snap=15w44b|An eye of ender is now used to craft an [[end crystal]].}}
{{History|||snap=pre3|Eyes of ender now points to the 125 new strongholds.<ref>{{bug|MC-91173}} resolved as "Fixed"</ref>}}
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{{History|||snap=pre3|Eyes of ender now point to the 125 new strongholds.<ref>{{bug|MC-91173}} resolved as "Fixed"</ref>}}
 
{{History|||snap=unknown|Eyes of Ender now lead to the entrance of a stronghold instead of the portal room.}}
 
{{History|||snap=unknown|Eyes of Ender now lead to the entrance of a stronghold instead of the portal room.}}
 
{{History||1.11|snap=16w32a|The [[entity]] ID has been changed from <code>EyeOfEnderSignal</code> to <code>eye_of_ender_signal</code>.}}
 
{{History||1.11|snap=16w32a|The [[entity]] ID has been changed from <code>EyeOfEnderSignal</code> to <code>eye_of_ender_signal</code>.}}
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*Before [[Java Edition 1.9]], eyes of ender can be purchased from cleric villagers, which means players can find a [[stronghold]] and go to [[the End]] without accessing [[the Nether]] at all.
 
*Before [[Java Edition 1.9]], eyes of ender can be purchased from cleric villagers, which means players can find a [[stronghold]] and go to [[the End]] without accessing [[the Nether]] at all.
 
*{{IN|bedrock}} if the player travels beyond a certain radius (roughly 740,000 blocks), eyes of ender always point to a stronghold near spawn, even though strongholds continue to generate past this limit. If one travels to this limit, they can see eyes of ender suddenly switching direction. A similar phenomenon occurs with the {{cmd|locate}} command.
 
*{{IN|bedrock}} if the player travels beyond a certain radius (roughly 740,000 blocks), eyes of ender always point to a stronghold near spawn, even though strongholds continue to generate past this limit. If one travels to this limit, they can see eyes of ender suddenly switching direction. A similar phenomenon occurs with the {{cmd|locate}} command.
*In Java Edition snapshot 21w37a, an issue caused no strongholds to generate in the world.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:Held_Eye_of_Ender.png|The eye of ender used to appear large in third-person view.
 
File:Held_Eye_of_Ender.png|The eye of ender used to appear large in third-person view.
File:Eye_of_Ender_(Programmer_Art).png|The eye of ender in er Art'''. </gallery.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 17:58, 24 December 2021

"Ender Eye" redirects here. For the boss, see Ender Dragon.
Eye of Ender
Eye of Ender JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Size

Height: 0.25 Blocks
Width: 0.25 Blocks

Network ID

JE: 72

An eye of ender is a craftable item used to locate strongholds and activate the end portals within them.

Obtaining[]

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Powder +
Ender Pearl


Usage[]

Locating strongholds[]

An animation of an eye of ender shattering.

To locate strongholds (and the end portals they house):

  • Pressing use while holding an eye of ender causes it to fly approximately 12 blocks in the direction of the nearest stronghold, traveling through any blocks necessary, and leave a trail of purple particles, the same particle effect used for endermen and ender chests.
    • The eye leads to the chunk where a spiral staircase, the first room generated in the stronghold, is located.
    • The center of this entrance staircase is always exactly at the chunk coordinates 4, ~, 4, although the eyes of ender leads to chunk coordinates 8-9, ~, 8-9 (the center of the chunk).
  • While over 12 blocks away from the center of the staircase chunk, the eye will travel upward to offer an easily-visible indication of the horizontal direction the player must travel.
  • When closer than 12 blocks from the center of the staircase chunk, the eye will travel downward, to indicate the player is above a stronghold and must mine downward.
  • After two or three seconds of travel, the eye floats in the air briefly, then either falls (becoming collectable again) or shatters in mid-air. The eye has a 20% chance of shattering. The expected number of throws until an eye shatters is five throws.
  • The eye of ender's flying function works only in the Overworld. It does nothing in the Nether, the End, custom dimensions[verify], or in worlds with no strongholds.

Note that the eyes may point to an incorrect location if the target chunks were generated with a different biomes map in an older version or through different generation settings.[1]

Activating end portals[]

An End Portal activated with eyes of ender.

Once an end portal is found, the eyes of ender are required to activate it. End portals require a total of 12 eyes of ender in order to activate, though each individual frame-block has a 10% chance of containing an eye of ender when generated. Eyes can be placed in empty End portal frames by pressing use on them until the entire ring of 12 is filled, thereby activating the portal. Due to the fact that there is a 10% chance of each individual end portal frame having an eye in it, there is a one out of one trillion chance of every frame having an eye in it thereby activating the portal even if the player doesn't have any eyes of ender.

End Portal Pre-Filled Eyes
Eyes 0 1 2 3 4 5-12
Exactly 28% 38% 23% 9% 2% <1%
Or More 100% 72% 34% 11% 3% <1%

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
End Crystal Glass +
Eye of Ender +
Ghast Tear

End Crystal
Ender Chest Obsidian +
Eye of Ender

Sounds[]

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Eye of Ender fallsFriendly CreaturesThe entity drops or breaksentity.ender_eye.death???16
Eye of Ender shootsFriendly CreaturesThe entity is thrownentity.ender_eye.launchsubtitles.entity.ender_eye.launch?1.216

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

ItemResource locationFormTranslation key
Eye of Enderender_eyeItemitem.minecraft.ender_eye
EntityResource locationTranslation key
Eye of Endereye_of_enderentity.minecraft.eye_of_ender

Bedrock Edition:

ItemResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Eye of Enderender_eye381Itemitem.ender_eye.name
EntityResource locationNumeric ID Translation key
Eye of Endereye_of_ender_signal70entity.eye_of_ender_signal.name

Entity data[]

The purple particles left by ender eyes have entity data that define various properties of the entity.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    •  Item: The item to render as, may be absent.
      • Tags common to all items

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngEye Spy
Follow an Ender Eye We Need to Go DeeperEnter a stronghold.story/follow_ender_eye

Video[]

Note: This video does not mention that eyes of ender can be used to craft ender chests or end crystals.

History[]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Eye of Ender JE1 BE1.png Added eyes of ender.
Eyes of ender can be used on a portal block to repair them, but repairing them does nothing.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Each eye can now be placed in a portal block or used to hone in on a stronghold. Jeb demonstrated the new uses for an eye in his livestream.[2] An End portal within a stronghold could be seen in the stream with two eyes inserted into blocks.
In older worlds with chunks generated before Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3, the eyes may mislead the player to a place where there isn't a stronghold at all. This happens because the eyes lead to where a stronghold should be based on the world seed in the current version, but before Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 strongholds generated differently based on the seed. Therefore, if the player saved the coordinates the eye traveled to in an old world and generated a new world with the same seed, the player could travel to those same coordinates and find a stronghold.
RC1The throwing sound of eyes of ender has been changed.
1.3.112w21aEyes of ender can now be used to craft ender chests.
Priest villagers would buy 2–3 eyes of ender for one emerald.
12w22aPriest villagers no longer buy eyes of ender, instead selling them for 7–10 emeralds.
1.6.41.6.3-preEyes of ender now lead to strongholds based on the structure data saved in the world file instead of calculating their approximate location via the world seed. Therefore, strongholds generated in old versions can still be found even if the distribution of strongholds is changed.
1.814w02aWith changes that have been made to villagers and the trading system, cleric villagers now sell eyes of ender for 7–11 emeralds, as one of their tier III trades.
1.915w41aEyes of ender are no longer sold by cleric villagers.
15w44bAn eye of ender is now used to craft an end crystal.
pre3Eyes of ender now point to the 125 new strongholds.[3]
?Eyes of Ender now lead to the entrance of a stronghold instead of the portal room.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID has been changed from EyeOfEnderSignal to eye_of_ender_signal.
1.1217w17aA new pop sound has been added when a thrown eye of ender bursts.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 381.
pre5The entity ID has been changed to eye_of_ender.
1.1418w43aEye of Ender JE2 BE2.png The texture of eyes of ender has been changed.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Eye of Ender JE1 BE1.png Added eyes of ender.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Eye of Ender JE2 BE2.png The texture of eyes of ender has been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.51The particles of eyes of ender have been changed to match Java Edition.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 1Eye of Ender JE1 BE1.png Added eyes of ender.
1.90 Eye of Ender JE2 BE2.png The texture of eyes of ender has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Eye of Ender JE1 BE1.png Added eyes of ender.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • When thrown in third-person view, the eyes of ender fly out from the player's feet instead of their hand.
  • Before Java Edition 1.9, eyes of ender can be purchased from cleric villagers, which means players can find a stronghold and go to the End without accessing the Nether at all.
  • In Bedrock Edition if the player travels beyond a certain radius (roughly 740,000 blocks), eyes of ender always point to a stronghold near spawn, even though strongholds continue to generate past this limit. If one travels to this limit, they can see eyes of ender suddenly switching direction. A similar phenomenon occurs with the /locate command.

Gallery[]

External links[]


References[]