HOW TO COLLECT OBSIDIAN FOR YOUR PORTALCollecting obsidian blocks can be done in multiple ways. If you have a diamond pick axe, you’ll be able to simply mine for blocks of obsidian using that rare piece of mining equipment. However, since diamonds are rare and difficult to find, it can take a while to create this tool and mine enough obsidian to create a nether portal.
Alternatively, you can create obsidian blocks through the combination of two other elements, lava and water. The video above shows you the best techniques to use to efficiently create obsidian blocks in the appropriate portal structure without harming your character or wasting resources.
BUILDING THE NETHER PORTALOnce you have the required materials, you can build the nether portal by following these steps:
- Build a portal frame using 10 or 14 obsidian blocks. The simplest nether portal frame is a 4x5 rectangle of obsidian blocks with the corner blocks replaced with placeholder blocks.
- Use the flint and steel from an iron ingot to light the interior. This creates a purple smoke, which is the portal to the Nether.
- Stand inside the frame for 4 seconds until the screen fades into purple.