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Ender Dragon in Minecraft

The Ender Dragon is a hostile boss mob that can be found in the End dimension and it is known as the main antagonist of the game is the final boss of Minecraft. It is the largest naturally spawning mob in the game. The Ender Dragon is a large dragon that breathes fire, spits fireballs, and can fly with great ease and maneuverability.


The Ender Dragon perched (via screenshot)


How does the Ender Dragon spawn?


The ender dragon spawns immediately when a player first arrives in the End dimension. 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.


Respawning the Ender Dragon (via screenshot)


Appearance


The Ender Dragon is a large, black dragon with glowing purple eyes and it is the largest mob in the game. It has some dark gray features over its body, such as its enormous wings, and various other parts of her body. Its eyes are similar to the eyes of Endermen and spiders, meaning they are visible through the darkness, so a player will be able to see it coming through the dark sky of the End.


How does an Ender Dragon behave?


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 along with indestructible blocks such as crying obsidian and respawn anchors. The ender dragon is a flying mob, which cannot actually stand on the ground. She flies around the end main island while fighting the player. The dragon never targets any entity but the player. Other mobs may turn hostile to the dragon when struck.


An Ender Dragon flying around the obsidian towers (via screenshot)


Drops


Upon defeat, the Ender dragon will slowly ascend and slowly disappear. There's an explosion of 12,000 experience points which is enough to bring a player from level 0 to level 68. A Dragon Egg is also spawned above the island's central bedrock structure. When a respawned dragon is killed, it will only drop 500 experience points and will not summon another dragon egg.


A dying Ender Dragon (via screenshot)


Conclusion


The Ender Dragon is the largest mob that can be found in the game and thus it is considered the final boss of the game. It is only found in the End dimension and can be killed over and over as they can be respawned with the help of End Crystals. When killed they will drop an enormous amount of experience orbs.


FAQs


Q. Can you tame the Ender Dragon?

A. Surprisingly yes, by feeding an Ender Dragon some raw salmon you can tame it.


Q. How to respawn the Ender Dragon?

A. Players can respawn the Ender Dragon by placing four End Crystals on the edges of the end portal.


Q. What is the Ender Dragon’s name?

A. Notch has confirmed that the Ender Dragon is a female and has been named ‘Jean’.


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