Elytra is a special kind of armor. It was introduced in the 15w41b snapshot of 1.9 that takes up the chestplate slot. Elytra are a pair of wings which allow a player to glide from high places. They are considered an end-game item. Elytra is going to allow a 10–1 glide ratio, that means a player is able to go 10 blocks forward for every block down at maximum efficiency.
In Minecraft, the elytra is an item that you cannot make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and collect this item in the game. Commonly, the elytra is able to be found inside the End Ship in the End City. Now, Let us explore how to add the elytra to your inventory.
HOW TO GET THE ELYTRA IN SURVIVAL MODE
You are able to add the elytra to your inventory in Survival mode by finding one in a floating boat in the End City. So let us get started.
- You have to note that the End City is found in the End biome. If you are not sure how to find the End City, so you are able to try our tutorial that explains how.
- If you go inside the End boat, you are going to find the elytra at the front of the boat hanging on the wall in an item frame.
- Please left click on the item frame to remove the elytra from the frame. The elytra is going to pop out of the frame and fall to the ground.
- You have to ensure that you pick up the elytra before it disappears.
- When you pick up the elytra, it is going to appear in your hotbar.
OBTAINING THE ELYTRA
- You can use an End Portal to go into the End.
- Please defeat the Ender Dragon. This is going to make a small contraption containing a strange.
- Then, you have to shoot an arrow into the block. If the arrow does not trigger that, you can try throwing an ender pearl in the middle block. You are going to be teleported to a different type of End, consisting of many different-sized islands.
- You need to find an end city. For your information, End cities are towers that have a spiral staircase which leads up to a dock.
- After that, you have to look for a ship like building, about 30 blocks from the dock. Then, enter this ship.
- Now, you can go into the bottom deck. There will be a chest containing many iron and diamond.
- Near the chest, you can look for an item frame containing a pair of wings. These are the elytra.
- Please exit the end.
USING THE ELYTRA
- You have to find a high place.
- Then, jump off the high place.
- In mid-air, you can use the jump button again. This will cause you to glide.
- Please look left to turn left, look right to turn right. Look up to temporarily rise, but doing so for too long is going to cause you to stall that will make you fall faster.