Who is Ender Dragon in Minecraft ? Where to Find ? How to Defeat ?

The Ender Dragon in Minecraft was a legendary beast which inhabited The End, and was hostile to anyone who came to the dimension. She was killed by The Order of the Stone.

Who is Ender Dragon in Minecraft?

The Ender Dragon is a Boss Mob that only spawns in one dimension in Minecraft. She is considered to be the final stage in the game because after slaying the dragon, you’re greeted with special text on the screen. In this Minecraft Ender Dragon guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about where to find the Ender Dragon, quick tips and facts that you may not have known, loot drops, and tips on how to defeat the Ender Dragon.


When you first see the Ender Dragon it’ll be guarding the middle middle of the circle.


When the Ender Dragon is more than 150 blocks away from the original target it’ll begin to look for a new player to attack.


The Ender Dragon is known to dive towards the player in hopes of attacking you. After the Ender Dragon dives towards you she’ll begin to fly in circles again.


When the Ender Dragon has completed she’ll lap around the circle it’ll sit down and do one of four things.

Fire Breathing

The Ender Dragon will begin breathing fire that has a twenty-block radius.


If you’re not near the portal within five seconds of the Ender Dragon landing she’ll begin to charge up.

Fly Away

After breathing four successful fire breaths she’ll take off and begin to circle the center again.


If the Ender Dragons health is below fifty hearts it’ll fly away and reset all of its damage, after doing so she’ll begin to circle the area again.
The Ender Dragon can also melee you and listed below is how much damage she can do. Based on the difficulty you’re playing on.

  • Easy: 6 Hearts
  • Normal: 10 Hearts
  • Hard: 15 Hearts

The Ender Dragon can hit you with her wings and listed below is how much damage she can do. Based on the difficulty you’re playing on.

  • Easy: 3 Hearts
  • Normal: 5 Hearts
  • Hard: 7 Hearts

The Ender Dragon can also hit you with its Dragon’s Breath for 3 Hearts per second. She also can hit you with a fireball for 6 Hearts per second. The fireballs can’t be bounced back. But if you catch yourself in one of these attacks just build up because her breath and fireballs only attack horizontally.

Where to Find the Ender Dragon

Ender Dragon only spawns in one Biome in Minecraft. To find and fight the Ender Dragon you’ll need to enter The End. Which can only be entered by finding a Stronghold and activating The End portal.

How to Defeat the Ender Dragon

When fighting the Ender Dragon, it’s best to go in prepared. Because fighting a boss mob does take a lot of preparation. Listed below are all the recommended items needed for fighting the Ender Dragon.

  • Full set of Diamond or Netherite Armor with the Protection
  • Enchantment, Feather Falling
  • Diamond or Netherte Sword with Sharpness Enchantment
  • Diamond or Netherte Pickaxe
  • Iron Shovel
  • Shield
  • Bow with Power Enchantment and Arrows
  • Golden Apple
  • Potion of Healing
  • Dirt
  • Potion Of Strength
  • Potion Of Slow Falling
  • Carved Pumpkin
  • Totem Of Undying

Having your armor and weapons enchanted isn’t required for the fight, but it’ll make it a lot easier for you. It’s important to have a few Golden Apples saved up for this fight because eating them gives you an additional two hearts and temporarily regenerates your health. If you have anything less than Diamond gear when going into this fight you’re going to have a difficult time. Although it’s going to be a little hard to see, wearing the Carved Pumpkin will save you from getting attacked by the Enderman.

It’s important to have the Potion Of Slow Falling because you’re going to need it in the fight. When you enter The End, you’ll notice a couple of obsidian with End Crystals on top of them. You’ll need to destroy those crystals to defeat the dragon. Because if you don’t, the Ender Dragon will fly near them and you’ll see a white ore healing the dragon.

You’ll want to shoot the crystals that don’t have any Iron Bars protecting them with an arrow. Although you can build your way up to them and destroy them by hitting them, that’s not recommended. Because they’re known to explode and kill players.

As for the End Crystals that are protected by Iron Bars, you’re going to need to build up to them. Use the dirt and quickly build-up to the edge until your head is hitting it as soon as in the picture below.

Once you’ve done that, use your Pickaxe to break the bars and the End Crystals. Don’t worry you’ll take some damage and fall off but as long as you have the Potion Of Slow Falling active you won’t die.

Now that you’ve destroyed all the End Crystals, just keep hitting the Ender Dragon with your Sword or Arrows until she dies. You’ll know you’ve successfully killed the Ender Dragon when her health bar is depleted and she’ll go to the center and explode. But don’t worry the explosion won’t hurt you.

You’ll be able to leave The End safely by jumping into the portal in the center and you’ll be greeted with text.

All Ender Dragon Loot

When the Ender Dragon is killed, it’ll drop a total of 12,000 XP orbs. It’s enough to raise a player’s level from 0 to 68. If you bring back the Ender Dragon and kill her again, she’ll only drop 500 XP orbs. Killing the Ender Dragon will also open a portal that’ll lead you to The End City, if you follow it all the way. The only way to enter the portal is by throwing an Ender Pearl in the center.

Listed below are all the items the Ender Dragon is known to drop upon death.

Dragon Egg

You’ll notice that the dragon egg will spawn on the top center of the portal. To safely get the egg. you’ll need to hit it once so it falls off. After you’ve hit it, make sure it lands on some Ender Stone and if it doesn’t, keep hitting it till it does. Now that it’s on the stone what you’ll need to do is mine underneath the egg and place a Touch underneath it. Break the block that the egg is sitting on and it’ll fall on the touch and you’ll be able to grab the egg and store it in your inventory.

Dragon Fireball

Dragon fireballs are special fireballs that the Ender dragon fires while strafing. They cannot be deflected unlike ghast fireballs, and they do no impact damage. Instead, they deposit purple clouds across the ground that damages players the same way a lingering Potion of Harming does. This means that the ender dragon’s fireballs deal magic damage, which ignores any damage reduction that comes from the player’s armor. However its damage does get reduced by armor enchanted with the Protection enchantment.

As with her close-ranged breath attack, the purple fog can be bottled to obtain the dragon’s breath.


Killed By

  • Soren the Architect (Caused)
  • Gabriel the Warrior

After the Order of the Stone entered The End, Soren zapped the Ender Dragon out of existence using the command block. Ivor took the Ender Crystals and the Ender Dragon was not seen thereafter. In Soren’s story, the Order helped destroy the Ender Crystals. Gabriel finished the battle by “poking” the ender dragon with his sword.


During the battle with the Ender dragon, unique music called “Boss” plays. This happens for as long as the player fights the dragon, except when there is no player within 190 blocks from.

The Ender dragon has a light purple health bar that appears at the top of the player’s screen. Her health is frequently restored by nearby End crystals, indicated by a magical white beam connecting the dragon and the crystal. Destroying an End crystal that is actively healing the dragon causes 10♥♥♥♥♥ damage to her.

The dragon can take damage only from explosions and player based damage, and takes damage of (1⁄4 × normal damage + 1) when hit on any part that is not her head. Suffocation is completely non-applicable, as she either phases through or immediately destroys any block she touches.

By using the F3 + B shortcut, the dragon’s bounding box appears.‌[Java Edition only] She cannot be damaged at just any spot in this large volume: eight green sub-hitboxes are also shown, which indicate the locations where the dragon can take damage: The tail, body, head, and wings.

What is the story of Ender dragon?

The Ender Dragon was a legendary beast which inhabited The End, and was hostile to anyone who came to the dimension. She was killed by The Order of the Stone.

What was the Ender dragon called at first?

Notch stated that “dragons will be added eventually”. The name “Ender dragon” was first made known through a tweet by Notch reading “raqreqentba”, which could be decoded using the ROT13 cipher, translating to “enderdragon”.

Is the Ender dragon name Jean?

Unlike the other versions of Minecraft, the Ender Dragon was added after the Wither. … Notch once stated that the Ender Dragon is a female and her name is “Jean”, in the same way he referred to the Player as “Steve”.

Are there real dragons?

Komodo dragons are living, breathing dragons, even if they don’t breathe fire. … Komodo dragons are the largest of lizards, and there are 3,000 kinds of those! They live on only five islands in southeastern Indonesia.

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