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How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft - A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make a Water Elevator in Minecraft - A Step-by-Step Guide
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How to make a Water Elevator in Minecraft


If you're tired of trudging up and down stairs in your Minecraft base, a Water Elevator is a great alternative. It helps players navigate horizontally and vertically, either in search of something or just exploring the vast Minecraft universe. It moves players and mobs up and down the floors of a building or underground.


With a little effort and some basic materials, you can build a Water lift that will quickly transport you between different levels. Whether you're playing solo or with friends, this fun and efficient transportation method is sure to make your Minecraft experience more enjoyable. In this guide, we'll show you how to make a Water Elevator in Minecraft step-by-step.


So grab your buckets, and let's get started!



Materials needed to create a simple water elevator in Minecraft


First, you need to collect all the building materials. These include:


1. Water bucket




You can craft a water bucket on the crafting grid using three iron ingots. Just place the first ingot in the first cell of the first row.

Then place the second ingot in the third cell of the first row, and put the last iron ingot in the second cell of the second row. A bucket will appear in the only cell on the right. Drag it to your inventory.


2. Glass blocks (You can use any other type of building blocks)




Glass blocks are the most preferred building blocks in Minecraft because they create unique and gorgeous structures. The water lift is one of them. The number of glass blocks needed depends on how far you want the elevator to go.

To make glass blocks, you need to smelt blocks of sand (regular or red). Therefore, you will have to take a shovel for sand mining and a pickaxe for coal mining.

The next step is to launch the Furnace GUI, then place the sand in the top drawer and the coal (fuel) in the bottom drawer. When the smelting is over, a glass block will appear on the right. Place it in your inventory.

You should know that once you place a glass block anywhere in the game, you can only mine it with a pickaxe enchanted with a silk touch.


3. Kelp




Kelp can be found in the ocean biome (except deep warm, warm, deep-frozen, and frozen oceans) or bought from merchants for three emeralds.

To make water lift out of kelp, simply place it in downward flowing water and get water source blocks.


4. Magma block (pulls players down)




These blocks appear in the Core. Therefore, you can explore this area if you want to mine it. Ideally, you can craft it in the crafting menu using four magma creams. Place two creams of magma in the first two cells of the first row, and the other two in the first two blocks of the second row.


5. Soul sand (pushing players up)


Soul sand can be found in four block deep layers in the wastelands (below Y=34). To get to the wasteland world, you need to create a portal from the overworld. Don't forget to bring any mining tool with you; otherwise, you'll be able to mine soul sand with your hands.


6. Signs


Creating signs in Minecraft is very simple: open a 3x3 grid, place a wooden plank in each of the cells of the first and second row, and then put a stick in the second cell of the last row. As a result, you will receive three tablets in the cell to your right. Drag them to your inventory.



How to Build a Water Elevator in Minecraft


Now that you have all the materials you need to make a water elevator in Minecraft pe, here is a simple guide to help you.


Step 1: Determine a suitable location and build a column


You must determine the ideal location for building your water lift. There must be at least 4 building blocks in this location.

Then, using building blocks, build up to two columns (one for going up, one for going down). You can build them all at the same time or start with an elevator column going up.

Leave a hollow block in the center of the columns. The full height of the water lift will depend on the distance you need to cover.


Step 2: Create a walkway


At ground level, leave a two-block high passage on one side of either column, then enter the elevator(s) and place a door in the open space or signs on the side.

This will help block water leakage. Finally, dig one block in the center of the columns, where you place the soul sand and the magma block.


Step 3: Fill the elevator with water


Take a bucket of water, go to the top block, and start pouring water into the column. This water should fill the entire column and should be in the form of blocks of water sources. So, you will need kelp to turn flowing water into water source blocks.


NOTE: When you are in survival mode, place the soul sand when the entire column is filled with water blocks. This is due to the fact that it is impossible to swim down in a column of bubbles.


Step 4: Experience the water lift


Once you build the column and add water, you will notice that the water bubbles move up (soul sand elevator) or down (magma elevator). Once you're in the soul sand elevator, you'll be pushed to the top. From there, you can take the magma elevator downstairs. Thanks to the bubbles inside the columns, you will have enough air not to drown.


Unfortunately, when surviving, the magma descent does some damage to the player. Therefore, you should get out of the elevator when you are pulled down and spend time regenerating your health.


Exit on the right floor


One of the main problems with water elevators is that they move too fast, so it can be difficult for players to get off on the right floor. This problem can be solved in the following way:

  • Make the gate bigger.
  • Replacing the walls of the building with colored glass on each floor.




In conclusion, building a water lift in Minecraft is a great way to add convenience to your gameplay. With just a few simple materials and some basic construction techniques, you can build a functional and efficient transportation system that will save you time and effort.


Whether you're exploring new territories, building elaborate structures, or simply trying to get around your base, a water elevator is a must-have for any Minecraft player. So why not give it a try? Follow the steps outlined in this guide, and you'll have your very own water elevator up and running in no time!

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