Ender Dragon

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The Ender Dragon is a hostile boss mob that appears in the End dimension and is also acknowledged as the main antagonist and final boss of Minecraft. The Ender Dragon is a large dragon that breathes fire, spits fireballs, and can fly with great ease and maneuverability.



The Ender dragon spawns immediately when a player first arrives in the End. Players can also re-summon her once the fight is over by placing four End Crystals on the edges of the exit portal, one on each side. Upon re-summoning, a series of explosions resets the obsidian pillars, iron bars, and end crystals.


Upon defeat, the Ender dragon will slowly ascend and slowly disappear. There's an explosion of 12,000 experience points – enough to bring a player from level 0 to level 68. A Dragon Egg is also spawned above the island's central bedrock structure. An Exit Portal will be generated at this structure, allowing the player to transport back to the Overworld and respawn at their spawn point.

Every completed dragon fight also creates and End Gateway portal within 75 to 100 blocks of the exit portal; up to 20 can generate.

When a respawned dragon is killed, she will only drop 500 experience points and will not summon another dragon egg.


The Ender Dragon is a large, black dragon with glowing purple eyes. She is the largest implemented mob in the game. Only the unimplemented giant is larger. She has a few dark gray features, such as the wings, and various other parts of her body. Similar to the eyes of Endermen and spiders, the Ender Dragon's eyes are visible through darkness, so a player will be able to see her coming through the dark sky of the End.


The Ender Dragon will spawn on any difficulty; however, in peaceful mode, she still fires damaging fireballs but her body does no damage. The Ender Dragon swoops at a player, destroying any blocks she passes through, with the exception of blocks that naturally generate on the central End island (such as End Stone, obsidian, bedrock, and Iron Bars) and indestructible blocks such as Crying Obsidian and Respawn Anchors.

Ender Dragons attack by charging at a player's lower waist, with their wings tucked in and diving downward. If hit with anything while swooping towards a player, even a fist, she will turn around and fly away. If anything besides end stone (various types, too), bedrock, iron bars, and obsidian touches her, she will break through. End Crystals that sit on top of the obsidian towers will heal her. The Ender Dragon flies around the sky and shoots purple fire charges (Ender acid). This Ender acid, unlike a ghast fireball, can't be deflected. After a while, she will go down and hover above the inactive End portal while constantly spraying Ender acid out of her mouth, similar to how a dragon breathes fire when attacking.


The 5x5 obsidian platform spawn point may not be directly connected to the center island of the End. As such, a bridge may need to be built. It's a good idea to bring scaffolding blocks to the End, particularly ones the Ender Dragon cannot destroy (e.g., obsidian and iron bars), so a player can access the main island. The alternative is to bring Ender pearls.

Once they have entered the End, it is crucial to destroy as many of the Ender Crystals as possible before going after the boss, preferably with a bow or snowballs, although it will be necessary to climb some of the towers to break iron bars around some of the crystals. However, climbing the obsidian towers can be extremely dangerous, as there is a high chance of falling off and dying, and even if a player does not fall off, the Ender Dragon will likely knock a player off anyway. A way to mitigate the damage from this is to have boots with a high Feather Falling enchantment, or a bucket of water you can place under you to negate any fall damage. Using an Ender Pearl on the ground below is also a good way of mitigating fall damage, though it will still deal moderate damage to the player.

Due to the way iron bars connect to blocks around them, it is possible to shoot an arrow through the bottom of the iron bars to hit the crystal within. Provided the tower is low enough this method can completely remove the danger of climbing the towers. However it should be noted lining up the shot can take a considerable amount of time and focus depending on a player's skill, which could leave them open to attacks from the Ender Dragon.

Afterward, a player must defeat the actual Ender Dragon. A skilled archer with a powerful bow can deal a lot of damage to the dragon. However, when the dragon is perched on the exit portal, it becomes necessary to use a sword, as she is immune to arrows at this time. Critical hits are a great way to utilize a sword. Standing under the Ender Dragon's head will allow a player to strike her while encountering a minimal risk of injury or death from the Dragon's breath.

You can also utilize beds, as they explode similar to TNT if you try to use them in the End. All you must do is dig a 1-block deep hole, wait for the Ender Dragon to dive at you and blow up the bed when it is within range.

Take anything to the End that could be possibly needed. The worst thing about the End is the potential to run out of resources and get stuck, (This includes food, you want to be able to replenish health at any possible chance) as a player will not be able to return to the Overworld alive unless they manage to defeat the Ender Dragon.

Wear a carved pumpkin so Endermen won't attack, but beware that this reduces how much armor a player can have and severely impairs vision. Pay attention to the Endermen as well as Ender Dragon. The Endermen are just as likely to kill a player as the Ender Dragon if a pumpkin isn't being worn. Never stay in one place. If timing movements accordingly, it is very hard for the Ender Dragon to score a hit. Have enchanted weapons and armor. Enchanted bows and swords cause significantly more damage to Endermen and the Ender Dragon, while enchanted armor offers more protection from damage.

If possible, fight the Dragon as a group. Attempts to kill the Ender Dragon with just one person are considerably more difficult. Hitting the head of the Dragon deals the full damage of the weapon; hitting her anywhere else deals a quarter of the regular damage.

Always keep an eye on Endermen, as if enough are provoked, they may prove even larger of a threat than the Dragon herself. Look up as much as possible to limit attention received by Endermen if not wearing a pumpkin.


Ender Dragon
Sound Description Sound Description
DLC_sfx_mob_TempestGolem_Death-001.ogg Ender Dragon Roaring Ender dragon idle1.ogg Ender Dragon Death
Wither shoot.ogg Ender Dragon Shooting Wither idle2.ogg Ender Dragon Flying
Blaze hurt1.ogg<br>Blaze hurt2.ogg<br>Blaze hurt3.ogg<br>Blaze hurt4.ogg Ender Dragon Hurt


  • Based on the 1 block to 1 meter scale, it would be about 7m head-to-tail and 3m or so tall.(22ft 111932 inches head to tail and 9ft 10764 inches or so tall.)
  • The "Outer End" can truly be reached without killing the Dragon. It is about 1000 blocks away from the center island.
  • If through modding/hacking/commands, the Ender Dragon is spawned in the Overworld, when killed, the portal that spawns under it will lead to the End. However, this is no longer the case as of the 1.9 Combat Update.
    • This can be mimicked if one uses /summon ender_dragon ~ ~ ~ {DragonPhase: 1}, as the dragon will be moving, but will not attack the player.
  • It is possible to get the Wither to fight her, but the Wither will deal close to no damage as the Ender Dragon does not take damage from status effects and/or mob attacks.
  • Ender Dragons can be used as somewhat inefficient tunnel borers or mining devices. If players mod their game, they can make the Ender Dragon destroy ores as drops to make things better.
  • If ghasts are spawned in the End via spawn eggs or commands, their fireballs may hit the Ender Dragon, though the fireballs will cause little (if any) damage.
  • The Ender Dragon was the first boss to be released. Many speculate that the giant was meant to be the first boss. However, this has never been confirmed.
  • The Ender Dragon cannot destroy entities, such as the minecart.
  • There is an Ender Dragon plush toy that was recently made available for the public.
    The Ender Dragon Plush
  • Notch made a Reddit post about the Dragon, referring to it as a "she", and calling her Jean.
  • The Ender Dragon can fly past the world border and the max terrain generation distance. See Far Lands.
  • If the Ender Dragon is killed above an obsidian tower, a portion of the tower will be removed as shown.
  • In 1.9, the Ender Dragon can shoot dragon's breath that works like instant damage combined with Knockback III, making it virtually impossible to kill.
  • There is a rumor alleging that someone killed the Ender Dragon with only 3 beds. This is unconfirmed.
  • Using a glass bottle and clicking on the dragon’s breath when she attacks will gain the item dragon's breath, which can be used to make Lingering Potions.
  • Red Dragons were meant to be added into the game by Notch, but they were eventually scrapped and replaced with the Ender Dragon. Dinnerbone says that he is still interested in adding these tamable, rideable mobs, unlikely as bosses.
  • The Ender Dragon can bump into the Endermen while flying. This results in the Endermen becoming hostile towards the dragon.
  • The Ender Dragon is a woman because when she dies she leaves an egg.
  • There is a glitch that occurs when the kill animation starts and you need to get far away as possible and when the animation ends,it will restart.So you can make an exp farm


File:Ender Dragon.gif
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File:AxolotlFace.png Axolotl File:BeeFace.png Bee File:DolphinHead.png Dolphin File:EndermanFace.png Enderman
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File:VindicatorFace.png Vindicator File:Warden Face.png Warden File:50px-WitchFace.png Witch File:Wither face.png Wither
File:WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton File:Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey File:ZoglinFace.pngZoglin File:ZombieFace.png Zombie
File:ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager

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