Minecraft is a highly addictive game. The interest stems from the fact that you can build almost everything as per your imaginations. But for this, you may have to move around a lot in the game. And if you are not using any speed hacks or mods to help you, getting up and down is time-consuming. That’s why pro players build water elevators. But how can you craft one, and what’s required to do it?
The first step is to build an elevator shaft going up or down at the location of your preference using building blocks. Make sure there is an open space in the center of those blocks. Place water blocks in the empty spaces between the building blocks when the structure reaches your desired height. The bottom-most block should be soul sand (to go up) or magma (to go downwards).
Building stuff is what everybody loves in Minecraft. But in the Survival mode, you may worry about the mobs lurking around to disrupt your gameplay. Hence, a water elevator will help you go up and down quicker than any other method if you want to avoid such mobs. That’s why I am going to tell you how to craft it. Let’s get to know about building a water elevator from scratch.
Required Materials to Build a Water Elevator in Minecraft
Here is the list of items you need to build a Water Elevator in Minecraft:
1. Building Block
The primary item to build a water elevator is a building block. You can use Glass blocks as well because of their aesthetic look. Otherwise, you can use any building block to craft the walls of the elevator.
2. Wooden Door
You have to use the Spruce Door at the entrance of the Water Elevator. You can make do without using one as well. It’s not necessary but adds a visually appealing look.
Kelp turns the water blocks into a water source; hence you must use it in the bottom-most water block of the elevator before using magma or soul sand block.
4. Water Bucket
It serves as a water source to fill up the elevator with water. You use it after you have built the structure with the building blocks.
Place the oak signs on either side of the entrance to stop the flow of water. They will also allow you to walk through the water block without the water leaking out.
6. Magma Block
Players use the magma block to create a downward flow of water. Hence, magma blocks assist in creating a downward water elevator.
7. Soul Sand Block
Soul Sand blocks are for crafting an ‘upward’ water elevator. They create an upward flow of water when you use them as the base of the water elevator.
How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft?
Now that we have mentioned all the items needed to make a water elevator let’s get to know how to make a Water Elevator in Minecraft.
1. Find The Perfect Location
First of all, try to find a suitable location where you would want to build the elevator. Pro players mainly use the elevators to reach the upper floors of the buildings they create. So your elevator should be at a location where you can easily reach all the desired locations.
2. Building The Outer Structure
Once you have found a good location, use any of the building blocks you like to use to create the outer structure of the elevator. Stack the building blocks so that three blocks conjoin like three sides of a square with a vacant space in the center. Stack up as high as you want your elevator to be.
If you want your elevator to look aesthetically pleasing, you can use glass as building blocks.
3. Fixing The Door In Elevator
After you have stacked the set of 3 blocks high enough as per your requirements, go to the bottom of your elevator again. Fix the wooden door on the open side of the 3-block structure so the lowermost unit of the elevator becomes a perfect square with four sides.
Now stack the building blocks upon the wooden door up to the height of the elevator while leaving a space in the center of the square.
4. Fill The Elevator With Water
Go to the top of the structure that you have built for the creation of the elevator. Use the water buckets to fill the center space with water going all the way down to the base of the elevator.
5. Use Kelp To Convert To Water Source Blocks
Once you have filled the entire center space with water blocks, use the kelp in all the water blocks to turn them into source blocks.
6. Create An Upward Elevator
If you want to create an upward elevator, go to the base of your elevator structure. After that, break the kelp and use a soul sand block as the base of the center of the elevator. It will make you go up from the base when you walk through the elevator entrance.
7. Create A Downward Elevator
To create a downward water elevator, use a Magma block instead of the Soul Sand block. The elevator will pull you downwards when you enter it from the top.
How to Make Water Elevator in Minecraft with Soul Sand
Soul Sand blocks have a unique property. When you place a Soul Sand block at the bottom of a water source, anything present in the water will move upwards at a rapid speed. That is why you use them in upward water elevators.
How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft with Magma
Magma blocks work precisely in the opposite way. They pull everything down, present in the water source above them. You can use the magma blocks to make the downward elevator.
How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft with Kelp
You can use kelp to convert the flowing water blocks to source blocks. You can remove it once it has converted the water blocks.
How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft with Signs
The use of signs stops the water from flowing out of the elevator and helps you walk through the water from the entrance.