How to Make a Shulker Box In Minecraft

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran Minecraft player, you know how annoying mining can get. I mean, you’re searching for a couple of diamonds while you fill your inventory with Deepslate and Cobblestone. But what if you could have a mobile chest-like item that would fit all of these useless blocks and take up one inventory slot? Well, a Shulker Box does just that. Let’s see how to make a Shulker Box in Minecraft.

What Is a Shulker Box in Minecraft

Using a Shulker Box

A Shulker Box is a storage unit in Minecraft, just like Ender Chests. But it comes with a very interesting twist. While it has the same inventory slots as a chest (27, to be exact), when you break it, the contents of the box stay inside.

I’d say that the Shulker Box is basically an obtainable Ender Chest that doesn’t restrict you to just 27 inventory slots. For example, if you have 2 Shulker Boxes, you can fill both of them with Cobblestone stacks (totaling 54 stacks), and it’ll only take up 2 slots of your inventory.

Doesn’t that sound great? Well, let’s see how you can get one.

Where Can You Find a Shulker Box in Minecraft

Finding a Shulker

Unfortunately, Shulker Boxes don’t generate naturally. That would frankly be overpowered. But you’ll have to take a trip to your local End City to gather the necessary materials for one. And, while you’re there, don’t forget to grab yourself an Elytra so that you can move around faster. Because let me tell you that making 1 Shulker Box will take up a lot of time.

How to Craft a Shulker Box in Minecraft

Shulker Box Recipe

To craft a Shulker Box, you can use the recipe above, which requires the following materials: 

  • 2 Shulker Shells
  • 1 Chest

Chests are obviously really easy to make. But Shulker Shells only have a 50% chance to drop when you kill a Shulker. So, not only will you have to raid an End City and kill several Shulkers without getting hit by them, but you might not even get 1 Shell after your trip.

Alas, make sure to enchant your sword with looting to increase your chances of getting Shulker Shells, making the process much quicker.

How to Use a Shulker Box in Minecraft

So, you should have a Shulker Box at hand right now. Admittedly, this mostly acts like a normal chest, so it can interact with hoppers, dispensers, and so on. But, the main purpose of Shulker Boxes is to free up some (read: a lot of) space in your inventory, especially if you have several stacks of the same blocks. 

Plus, you can dye each Shulker Box according to what items it has inside so that you can distinguish them more easily.


And that’s how you can make a Shulker Box in Minecraft. While getting the necessary materials for one is very time-consuming, you’ll immediately love the free space in your inventory. If you have any further questions as to how you can quickly make a Shulker Box, feel free to ask us over on the Minecraft Forum!