How to Make a Nether Portal in 3 Easy Steps

One of the most exciting aspects of Minecraft is the Nether, a dangerous dimension filled with unique resources and hostile mobs. In order to access the nether, players must build a nether portal. In this article, I’ll walk you through how to make a Nether Portal in Minecraft.

The Things You Need to Build a Nether Portal

Before you can start building your Nether Portal, you will need to gather a few crucial resources. You will need:

Obsidian is a tough block that can be found in Minecraft and can only be mined with a Diamond Pickaxe or a Netherite Pickaxe. You can find it in loot chests in Ruined Portals or by pouring water over lava, which will turn the lava into obsidian.

You will need 10 blocks of Obsidian to build a Nether Portal without the corners or 14 to build it with them. They are not required, but I think they make a better-looking Nether Portal.

Flint and Steel can be crafted using one Iron Ingot and one Flint.

Once you have gathered your resources, you are ready to start building your Nether Portal.

Choosing a Good Location for The Nether Portal

Don’t underestimate the importance of building the Nether Portal in a good location. You will need to find an open space that is at least 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks tall. I said ‘at least’ because you can build it larger than that. You can build your portal inside or outside, but you will need to make sure that there is enough space for you to enter and exit the portal safely.

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Another thing to bear in mind is that the nether portal is noisy, to don’t build it near an area you spend a lot of time at.

How to Make a Nether Portal

Step 1: Build the Frame

The first step in building your Nether Portal is to create the frame. The frame should be made up of obsidian blocks arranged in a rectangular shape. The frame should be 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks tall.

Nether Portal Designs With or Without Corners
Portal Designs With or Without Corners

As I said earlier, you don’t have to fill the corners with Obsidian, but in order to place the blocks, you should have something in the corners.

Step 2: Light the Portal

Once you have built the frame, it is time to light the portal. To do this, you will need to use your Flint and Steel. Simply right-click on the inside of the portal frame to light it.

A Lit Nether Portal
A Lit Nether Portal

Step 3: Enter the Nether

Once you have lit the portal, it will turn purple and begin to swirl. This means that it is now active and ready for you to enter. Simply walk into the portal to be transported to the nether.

Going Through a Lit Nether Portal for The First Time Gives a Player the Advancement "We Need to Go Deeper"
Going Through a Lit Nether Portal for The First Time Gives a Player the Advancement “We Need to Go Deeper”

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you build your Nether Portal:

  • If you want to build a larger portal, you can use more obsidian blocks. Just remember that the frame must always be at least 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks tall.
  • If you accidentally break one of the obsidian blocks in the frame, you will need to replace it before you can light the portal.
  • The Nether is a dangerous place, so ensure you are prepared before entering. Bring plenty of food, a decent Sword, and a Bow, and be ready to face some tough challenges.
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Finishing Thoughts

Building a Nether Portal in Minecraft is a fun and exciting way to explore a new dimension filled with unique resources and challenges. By following these simple steps, you can easily build your own portal and begin your adventure in the nether. So gather your resources, choose a location, and get ready to explore a whole new world!

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