How to Die in Minecraft
Sometimes if you are hopelessly lost, it's better to die and respawn safe at home. Make sure you know how to retrieve your items before you do. And if you want to pick the perfect death, you have options from the simple to the flashy.
Dying without Losing Items
Choose your death.Death is always close at hand in Minecraft. in the section below. But if you don't want to lose all your items, read this section first.
Store your items in a chest.Make a chest out of eight wooden planks. Place the chest on the ground, then move all valuable items from your inventory into the chest.
- In single player, place the chest somewhere obvious, such as on the top of a hill.
- In multiplayer, hide the chest underground to hide it from other players. Mark the land above it with a torch so you know where to dig later.
Check your coordinates.These coordinates will tell you exactly where you are in the world. Check them while standing next to your chest:
- In Minecraft for Windows or Mac, press . (If that doesn't work, press +.)
- In Minecraft for Xbox or PlayStation, make a map, equip it, and use it.
- Unfortunately, there is no way to find coordinates in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Try making a compass and following it back to your spawn point instead.
Write down your coordinates.Write down the X, Y, and Z values that appear as text at the top of the screen, or on the map. Use a real piece of paper, not just the chat box.
Kill yourself.Kill yourself any way you like. There are many methods listed in the next section below.
Check your coordinates.When you respawn, you'll be back at the last bed you slept in, or your original spawn point. Use the method described above to display your coordinates. Write down these as well, so you don't get lost again.
Use the coordinates to find your item chest.With the coordinates open, walk around and watch the X, Y, and Z values change. Find the direction that causes these values to approach the coordinates you wrote down earlier. When you reach them, look around for your chest. Pick up your items, and walk back to your spawn point using the same method.
- X and Y are the North/South and East/West coordinates. Get these right first.
- The Z value tells you how far you are above or below sea level. You can usually ignore this unless you died underground or on a steep mountain slope.
If you have commands on, you could type the command "/gamerule keepInventory true" into the chat.This makes it so that your items are with you, even after you die.
Dying in Survival or Adventure Mode
Fall a long distance.Leap off a tall cliff and you'll take a large amount of damage. You may need to repeat this a couple times if there are only small hills available.
- If you have a large amount of dirt or other worthless blocks, you can build a tower to leap from. Face the ground at your feet and jump repeatedly, clicking to place the block as you do.
Suffocate under sand or gravel.Dig a pit three blocks deep. Jump inside and place two blocks of sand or gravel above your head. These will fall onto you and cover your head, causing you to take damage until you die.
Drown.Any water two blocks deep can drown you. Step underneath and wait until all of your air bubbles are gone. These should be located next to your hearts.
- If you want to die an honorable, wet death at any moment, carry around a bucket of water. Dig a pit two blocks deep, empty the bucket to fill it, and jump into your private death sauna.
Die by cactus.Walk into a cactus repeatedly for the death by a thousand spines. If you're playing multiplayer, the chat will tell everyone that you were "pricked to death."
Dig down to find lava.Lava is most commonly found far beneath the surface. Explore a cave or simply dig straight down and hope for a fiery doom.
Set yourself on fire in survival mode.If you're lost in the wilderness, you can take your revenge on the wilderness by starting a forest fire. Note that this willnotwork on adventure mode.Here's a step by step guide for your funeral pyre:
- Break gravel with a shovel until a piece of flint drops.
- Mine iron with a stone pickaxe. Iron can be found at ground level, but is much more common lower down.
- Make a furnace and use it to smelt the iron ore into iron ingots.
- Craft the iron and flint together to make flint and steel.
- Use the flint and steel to set fire to the top of any solid block, or the side of flammable blocks such as wood. Walk into the fire to kill yourself.
Seek out monsters.Enemy mobs spawn at night or deep underground. Run up to the first one you see and it will be happy to kill you.
- If you're playing single player, use the settings menu to raise the difficulty to hard
- The black, tentacled "Endermen" won't turn hostile until you look directly at their heads.
Show off with a flashy death.Try the following if you want a flashy way to die:
Dying in Creative Mode
Dig below the world in Minecraft for PC.Dig straight down until you break through the bedrock. Float down through it and stay in the Void outside the world until you die. You cannot destroy bedrock in Minecraft for consoles or mobile devices, so this is only possible if you are on a computer.
Use the kill command in Minecraft for PC.This is not possible in Pocket Edition or Console edition. Follow these instructions:
- Open the chat window with or .
- Typekilland press enter.
- If nothing happens, you need to temporarily enable cheats and try again. In single player, press to open the menu, then selectOpen to LAN→Allow Cheats→Start LAN World.
Enter the void in other versions.If you are playing Minecraft on a phone, tablet, or gaming console, there's only one way to kill yourself. Here it is:
- Select End Portal Frames in the "Decoration Blocks" section. Place them in a 4x4 square, without any corners.
- Create an End Portal by placing an Eye of Ender in each of the twelve portal frames. You can find this item in the "Miscellaneous" section.
- Wait for the black portal to appear in the square, then go through it.
- Once in the end region, walk off the edge of the land and sink downward. Once you reach 65 blocks below sea level, you'll start to take damage, then die.
QuestionDoes this work with other skins?AbchiaramonteCommunity AnswerYour skin doesn't matter, so yes. Skins do not change anything except your look.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I just save inventory?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThen you won't lose anything. Just do /gamerule keepinventory true.Thanks!
QuestionCan my Minecraft character die of cancer?Top AnswererNo. Your character can die of poisoning, which may look like cancer when combined with other potions, such as weakness, slowness, or dizziness.Thanks!
QuestionCan zombies or any mob spawn in my house in peaceful mode if the floor is grass?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. Zombies cannot spawn in peaceful mode, nor any other hostile mobs, but things like pigs, chickens, and cows can still spawn if the floor is grass or podzol (less chance of animals), mycelium (only mushrooms), or just plain dirt.Thanks!
QuestionCan I use an Ender Chest to save my inventory before I die?Top AnswererYes. The benefit to Ender Chests is that you can put one anywhere and it will have the same contents. This is better than chests.Thanks!
QuestionCan any monster mobs break my creations in Creative?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, only Endermans (they can move the creation, one block at a time) or a Creeper (which can explode causing a TNT like effect).Thanks!
QuestionCan my player die if I fall into the void in c mode in the PE version of minecraft?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, they can.Thanks!
- Write down the coordinates of your house after you respawn so you don't get lost again.
- You can use the Keep Inventory cheat as well. This can help you to save your items so that you won't has to run back to your death point every time.
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