If you want to find a way to glide through the skies without having to rely on playing solely on creative mode then there is an alternative solution. The elytra is an extremely rare item that can make your dreams of gliding in survival mode come true should you be fortunate enough to acquire it.
In this article, we shall go over how exactly you can acquire an Elytra and how you can best use it to your advantage.
As mentioned before, Elytra is a cape-like item that when worn can allow you the ability to fly, at least so long as you don’t pick up too much speed and hurtle into an object too fast. If you move with too much momentum into an object while flying you will incur damage.
Nevertheless, it can still be a great item to use when getting from point a to point b in a more convenient fashion. All you have to do is press the jump button when in the air and the cape will grant you the helpful ability to flight in no time.
Firstly, you are going to need to get to the end. Go through the most convenient end portal that you can find to enter this dimension.
Go to the outer outskirts of the end dimension until you find the end city. From there you will want to find an end ship.
Locate the treasure room within the ship and you should find the Elytra within.
Put it on from your item inventory and equip it in your chest plate slot and you should now have the power of flight.
Search up the Elytra in your item search bar and equip the item in your chest plate slot. It’s a much simpler process in Creative Mode.
Like mentioned previously, if you jump when off the ground the elytra should activate, granting you the ability to glide.
The wings of the cape-like item will spread like wings similar to a beetle signaling that they are doing their job. When you increase your altitude the speed will decrease for your flight whilst losing altitude will do the opposite.
As alluded to previously, much of your speed depends on how you dive downwards or climb upwards, making momentum key for how you travel at certain speeds. Keep this in mind for whatever direction you are gliding in.
Elytra will always have a speed at a minimum. Of 7.2m/s making travel very convenient when increasing said speed.
If you wish to increase the propulsion of your flight then using firework rockets in your hands can be key to control and speed.
One of the most important aspects of the Elytra is usage. Each second of flight with such a rare item will decrease the durability by one point, giving you seven minutes and 12 seconds of total flight without repairs.
Keep this in mind so that you consciously make repairs without outright breaking the item.
If you want more in-depth details on flight control and how to better use the elytra, then this video can be of great use to you:
They are found in the end ship within the end city.
There are no specific items required, but access to the nether is key.
You will have to adjust the resource pack within the game to change the color scheme.
The power of flight can be a very useful tool within Survival mode if used wisely. Just keep in mind that it only has so much durability and should be repaired and maintained with care if you want to get the most out of it.