Elytras allow Minecrafters to glide through the air effortlessly, which significantly improves your life expectancy on any adventure. However, these magical capes have limited use compared to some other methods of transportation available in Minecraft. The Riptide enchantment, for example, is an excellent traversal technology that allows the player to repeatedly glide and even fly rapidly across the landscape.
However, the Riptide enchantment is dethroned by only one method of moving around in Minecraft - and that method is using Firework propulsion alongside an Elytra.
Read our tutorial on crafting Fireworks in Minecraft
Craft some Rockets and equip them. Use these Rockets with your Elytra to stay in the air for as long as you desire.
The more gunpowder you use, the farther the Rocket will go! The maximum flight duration is a value of 3.
There is no visual cue, but now you will begin to glide instead of fall.
Q. How do I dye the Elytra?
While the Elytra has no dye functionality built into the game yet, the existing Cape feature allows players to customize the look of their Elytra. By equipping a cape at the same time as an Elytra, you can convert your Elytra’s texture into the exact same look as your cape!
Elytras are fun items, but their usefulness is limited to falling with style. In Minecraft there is always a new synergy to discover between items and gameplay styles. Ascend to new heights with this useful combination of tools and make use of all of those Fireworks you have lying around.