How to Make an Ender Chest in Minecraft

There are all kinds of chests in Minecraft. Regular ones, trapped ones, barrels, and so on. But, way back when we all hopped on the game, there was one chest that we wanted to get our hands on. I’m, of course, talking about the Ender Chest, arguably the best storage unit in the game, alongside Shulker Boxes. So, today, we’ll check out how to make an Ender Chest in Minecraft.

What Is an Ender Chest in Minecraft

Using an Ender Chest

Ender Chests are a pretty old item in Minecraft. Being added way back in 2012, Ender Chests were definitely one of the best additions we’ve seen so far. These are practically just like having an extra inventory on you, no matter where you are. But I’ll talk about that more in just a bit.

For now, let’s see where an Ender Chest can be found, as well as how you can craft one.

Where Can You Find an Ender Chest in Minecraft

Ender Chests were originally not naturally generated items. But, 4 years after their release, with the introduction of End Cities and Elytras to Minecraft, an Ender Chest can randomly generate alongside the chest in the treasure room of an End City. 

But it’s safe to say that this is a very rare instance. So, you’re better off crafting one.

How to Craft an Ender Chest in Minecraft

Ender Chest Recipe

To craft an Ender Chest in Minecraft, you can check out the recipe above, which requires the following materials:

  • 8 Obsidian
  • 1 Ender Eye

Now, you’ll need to spend some time in-game to get these. For starters, Obsidian can only be mined by a Diamond or a Netherite Pickaxe. 

But you’ll also need to get blaze powder, which can be crafted with a Blaze Rod that’s dropped by a Blaze in the Nether. On top of this, you’ll have to get an Ender Pearl so that you can make an Ender Eye.

How to Use an Ender Chest in Minecraft

Once you’ve made your first Ender Chest, you might be tempted to place it down right away. But I’d personally not do that just yet. If you don’t have a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment, you won’t be able to get the Ender Chest in your inventory, and you’ll instead obtain 8 Obsidian back.

Alas, using an Ender Chest is why you’re here. You can place an Ender Chest anywhere in the game, whether that’s the End, the Overworld, or the Nether, and you’ll be able to access the items inside. Plus, it has the same slots as a regular chest.

The great thing about these is that, even if there’s no Ender Chest in the world, you can still place one down and access your items.


And that’s how simple it is to make an Ender Chest in Minecraft. Sure, it’ll take you some time… okay, a lot of time to get one, but they’re definitely worth it. If you need any help with finding a fortress full of Blazes fast, feel free to ask us over on the Minecraft Forum!