Respawn Anchor

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Respawn Anchor
First Appearance Java Edition: 1.16 20w12a
Stackable Yes 64

The respawn anchor - known as "The Bed of the Nether" - allows the player to set their spawn point in the Nether. It was added in Java Edition 1.16 "Nether Update" snapshot 20w12a.


Respawn Anchors can be charged with glowstone by using it with the block in hand – up to four charges are supported. Using it sets the player's spawn point to that location in The Nether. It can only be used in the Nether, as attempting to set one's spawn using this in the Overworld, The End, or custom dimensions will cause the block to explode – similar to when a bed is used in the Nether or The End.

Every time the player dies, a charge is used up. The amount of charges is indicated by a dial on the side of the block.

If a player's respawn anchor is destroyed, all of its charges have been exhausted, or if the area around it is unsuitable for respawning (i.e Lava surrounding it), a message is displayed reading "You have no home bed or charged respawn anchor, or it was obstructed”, and the player will respawn at the world spawn point.

A respawn anchor gives out a redstone signal whenever you charge it up. It also emits a light level of three when you first charge it up. The light level after the first one then increases by four. As the charges grow larger, the anchor lights up a larger amount of area, from not emitting light at 0 charges to emitting light at 15 when having all four charges. 

Hoglins run away from respawn anchors.