What to bring to boss fights

So you’re finally stocked up and ready to fight some Minecraft bosses. But what to bring to prevent dying?

In the following post, I’ll explain the inventory you will need to defeat the following bosses: The Ender Dragon, The End, an Ocean Monument, The Wither, and a Woodland Mansion.

 

The first box is for what to bring to defeat the Ender Dragon:

LightBlueShulkerEnderDragon

 

The cobblestone is important for pillaring up to destroy the end crystals that the dragon uses to heal its health bar.

Slow falling potions are great for when the dragon knocks you into the air and reduces fall damage. Potions of regeneration will make your hearts regenerate faster. Strength potions are always good for inflicting more damage to endermen and the dragon. Empty bottles are for collecting dragon’s breath.

Lastly, you can use the carved pumpkin head and iron blocks to create powerful iron golems to deal with any endermen problems.

18EnderDragon

  • sword
  • bow
  • arrow
  • helmet
  • chestplate
  • legging
  • boots
  • pickaxe
  • enchanted apple
  • golden apple
  • steak
  • slow falling 4:00 x3
  • regeneration 1:30 x3
  • strength 8:00 x2
  • cobblestone x2
  • ender pearl
  • ender chest
  • glass bottle
  • torch
  • iron block
  • totem of undying

 

In our magenta box, we have everything you need to bust End Cities:

MagentaShulkerTheEnd

To get shulker shells, which make shulker boxes for extra storage, and the coveted elytra, the following will be very helpful.

Potions of slow falling are helpful for when shulkers hit you and cause you to levitate, and you drop to the ground. Potions of strength deal more damage to mobs.

Throwing ender pearls is another way to reach the ground relatively safely.

Elytra means you’ll be able to go long distances easily in The End, while you’re searching for end cities. Lastly, bring two books: unbreaking III and mending, if you have them, to apply on the anvil to your elytra so they don’t break mid-air.

19TheEnd

  • sword
  • bow
  • arrow
  • helmet
  • chestplate
  • leggings
  • boots
  • pickaxe
  • axe
  • golden apple
  • enchanted golden apple
  • steak
  • slow falling 4:00 x3
  • strength 8:00 x2
  • cobblestone x2
  • ender chest
  • ender pearl
  • crafting table
  • anvil
  • elytra
  • unbreaking III book
  • mending book
  • totem of undying

 

Next, we have our inventory to defeat an Ocean Monument:

PurpleShulkerOceanMonument

In an Ocean Monument, slime blocks come in handy for blocking off areas you’ve already been to, so you don’t get lost, and they are easy to break because they aren’t effected be mining fatigue, which is what guardians give you to make it so it takes forever to mine blocks.

When you arrive at the monument, use TNT to blow up the top of the monument, and jump in and defeat the elder guardians. This way, if you get hit with mining fatigue, it doesn’t matter. If you place gravel on top of the TNT before lighting it, the gravity-affected block will displace the water inside the TNT entity, allowing it to blow a hole in the monument.

You will need potions of night vision for seeing in the dark ocean, water breathing so you don’t have to worry about drowning, and strength for an offense boost.

Milk is good for when you want to stop mining fatigue.

Sponges are helpful for emptying the water from a room.

Building a conduit structure, if you have it, out of prismarine and conduits stops the breath meter from decreasing, gives underwater night vision and increases underwater mining speed. Conduit power also damages any hostile mobs, like drowned and guardians, within a range of 8 blocks of the conduit.

Ladders are helpful for if you drain water and need a way to get up or down.

20OceanMonument

  • sword
  • helmet
  • chestplate
  • leggings
  • boots
  • shovel
  • axe
  • trident
  • steak
  • slime block
  • TNT
  • flint and steel
  • water breathing 8:00 x2
  • night vision 8:00 x2
  • strength 8:00 x2
  • milk x2
  • golden apple
  • enchanted apple
  • gravel
  • sponge
  • conduit
  • prismarine
  • ladder

 

In the brown box is everything you need to kill The Wither:

BrownShulkerTheWither

The Wither can be dealt more damage with arrows of healing, which have the opposite effect of healing, on The Wither.

Elytra helps with running away in case The Wither gets out. Building The Wither underground near bedrock could prevent this.

Potions of instant health II help if you get withered and lose hearts fast. Potions of regeneration make your hearts heal faster. And a potion of strength will deal more damage to The Wither.

Milk cancels out the effect of getting the wither effect, which poisons you.

21TheWither

  • sword
  • bow
  • arrows of healing
  • helmet
  • chestplate
  • leggings
  • boots
  • pickaxe
  • elytra
  • firework rocket
  • enchanted golden apple
  • golden apple
  • steak
  • instant health II x3
  • potion of regeneration 1:30 x3
  • strength 8:00
  • obsidian
  • ender chest
  • ender pearl
  • milk x2
  • shield
  • totem of undying

 

Our last box is for possibly the hardest mobs in the game, which are located in a Woodland Mansion. 

BlackShulkerWoodlandMansion

In a Woodland Mansion, it’s helpful to use elytra and just fly away if things get too hairy. Potions of instant health II, regeneration, and strength will give you a defense and offense boost. And of course, your Woodland Mansion map is a necessity, as they are a rare structure in the game.

22WoodlandMansion

  • sword
  • crossbow
  • arrow
  • helmet
  • chestplate
  • leggings
  • boots
  • pickaxe
  • axe
  • elytra
  • firework rocket
  • golden apple
  • enchanted golden apple
  • steak
  • instant health II x2
  • regeneration 1:30 x2
  • strength 8:00
  • shield
  • cobblestone
  • ender chest
  • ender pearl
  • torches
  • bed
  • compass
  • woodland explorer map

 

So that’s it. That’s everything you could possibly need to kill the big 5 bosses of Minecraft. To find out what else to put in your inventory for other situations or projects, you can find my post on that here:

How to organize your inventory

How to organize your inventory

What should you put in your inventory, including ender chest and shulker boxes? This tutorial will explain how to organize for any Minecraft occasion!

1PinkShulkerPotions1

The first box we’ll peek into is: Potions

1Potions

  • nether wart
  • glass bottles
  • regeneration 1:30 x3
  • fire resistance 8:00 x4
  • night vision 8:00 x4
  • strength II 1:30 x3
  • water breathing 8:00 x4
  • slow falling 4:00 x4
  • instant health x3

 

The next 3 boxes are for commonly used Redstone items:

RedShulkerRedstone1

Let’s look into the Redstone I box:

2Redstone1

  • glass
  • dispenser
  • dropper
  • observer
  • furnace
  • powered rail
  • rail
  • activator rail
  • detector rail
  • wither rose
  • torches
  • birch fence
  • cactus
  • snow block
  • chest
  • TNT
  • ladder
  • cobweb
  • lever
  • stone pressure plate
  • piston
  • sticky piston
  • pumpkin
  • soul sand
  • glowstone
  • trapdoor
  • dark oak gate

 

Redstone II box:

RedShulkerRedstone2

3Redstone2

  • hopper
  • anvil
  • tripwire hook
  • redstone block
  • iron trapdoor
  • sea lantern
  • packed ice
  • magma block
  • slime block
  • bone block
  • conduit
  • dead horn coral fan
  • turtle egg
  • obsidian
  • minecart
  • bucket
  • water bucket
  • sign
  • string
  • flint and steel
  • composter
  • redstone repeater
  • redstone comparator
  • acacia door
  • iron trapdoor
  • scaffolding
  • lectern

 

Redstone III includes plenty of extra space for items related to your specific redstone project, just in case you need, say, a lot of glass or more pistons than is already in the box:

RedShulkerRedstone3

4Redstone3

  • shears
  • honey block
  • bed

 

The next 3 boxes of inventory are for Trading:

OrangeShulkerTrading1

The following items are commonly used for trading with villagers. Let’s see what’s in Trading I:

5Trading1

  • coal block
  • iron block
  • raw chicken
  • raw rabbit
  • raw porkchop
  • raw beef
  • raw mutton
  • dried kelp block
  • sweet berries
  • paper
  • glass pane
  • compass
  • rotten flesh
  • gold ingot
  • rabbit’s foot
  • scute
  • glass bottle
  • nether wart
  • hay bale
  • potato
  • carrots
  • beetroot
  • pumpkin
  • melon
  • string
  • raw cod
  • salmon

 

Trading II inventory:

OrangeShulkerTrading2

6Trading2

  • sticks
  • flint
  • feather
  • tripwire hook
  • arrows
  • leather
  • rabbit hide
  • book
  • ink sac
  • book and quill
  • clay
  • stone
  • granite
  • diorite
  • white wool
  • brown wool
  • black wool
  • gray wool
  • lectern
  • composter
  • grindstone
  • blast furnace
  • smoker
  • fletching table
  • cartography table
  • brewing stand
  • smithing table

 

Trading III inventory includes extra space for the emeralds and trading items you will get in return:

OrangeShulkerTrading3

7Trading3

  • cauldron
  • barrel
  • loom
  • stonecutter
  • emerald blocks
  • bed x4

 

Next, in just one box we include all the items for Enchanting, with extra space for the items you currently plan on enchanting, as well as enchanted books, tools, and/or armor:

YellowShulkerEnchanting1

Enchanting inventory:

8Enchanting1

  • books
  • bookshelves
  • enchantment table
  • anvil
  • lapis block
  • fishing pole
  • enchanted book/tool/armor

 

Mining inventory takes up 2 boxes. Let’s look in the first one:

LimeShulkerMining1

I like to include some basics for my mining inventory. For one, you can make more torches from coal blocks and logs than just coal and sticks. For blocks I can place and clearly see I placed, I use chiseled stone bricks. Sand is a good gravity block for when you’re pillaring down from a high place.

Lastly, keeping an open inventory of ores means you can use your silk touch pickaxe to mine for ores and place them safely in your ender chest or shulker boxes for breaking up later with your fortune pickaxe.

Mining I inventory:

9Mining1

  • coal block
  • oak log
  • water buckets x2
  • steak
  • chest
  • ladders
  • birch sign
  • chiseled stone brick
  • sand
  • acacia doors
  • furnaces
  • bed x2
  • crafting table
  • coal ore
  • iron ore
  • lapis ore
  • gold ore
  • emerald ore
  • diamond ore
  • redstone ore
  • nether quartz ore
  • iron ingot
  • lapis block
  • lapis lazuli
  • gold ingot

 

Mining II box:

LimeShulkerMining2

Mining II includes lots of extra space for loot you might pick up from mobs or treasure chests if you’re lucky enough to find a dungeon:

10Mining2

  • emerald
  • diamond
  • redstone block
  • nether quartz

 

In just one box, we have enough room for all our Exploration needs:

GreenShulkerExploration1

Exploration I inventory:

11Exploration1

  • compass
  • bed x2
  • boat x2
  • coal block
  • birch log
  • birch fence
  • dark oak gate
  • ladders
  • chest
  • ender pearls
  • flint and steel
  • sand
  • crafting table
  • birch sign
  • obsidian
  • jack o lantern
  • empty map
  • home map
  • ocean explorer map
  • woodland explorer map
  • lead
  • firework rocket x4

 

In our first cyan inventory box, we have all our Combat I supplies:

CyanShulkerCombat1

Combat I inventory:

12Combat1

  • sword x2
  • bow x2
  • silk touch pickaxe x2
  • enchanted golden apple
  • golden apple
  • dirt x2
  • shovel x2
  • bed x2
  • axe x2
  • compass
  • clock
  • helmet x2
  • chestplate x2
  • leggings x2
  • boots x2
  • elytra

 

In our second cyan inventory box, we have all our Combat II supplies:

CyanShulkerCombat2

Combat II inventory:

13Combat2

  • fortune pickaxe x2
  • ender chest
  • diamond
  • coal block
  • oak log
  • steak
  • firework rocket x2
  • milk x2
  • shield x2
  • shulker shell
  • book
  • totem of undying
  • trident
  • crossbow

 

Lastly, we have our Construction supplies. This category has the most boxes (4) but includes commonly used items instead of all the possible blocks, as that would fill far more than 4 inventory boxes. Let’s check out the first box:

BlueShulkerConstruction1

Construction I inventory:

14Construction1

  • andesite
  • grass block
  • dirt
  • cobblestone
  • sand
  • gravel
  • birch log
  • dark oak log
  • sponge
  • glass
  • pumpkin
  • ladder
  • furnace
  • crafting table
  • chest
  • bookshelf
  • coal block
  • gray wool
  • orange wool
  • magenta wool
  • light blue wool
  • yellow wool
  • lime wool
  • pink wool
  • cyan wool
  • white wool
  • purple wool

 

Construction II box:

BlueShulkerConstruction2

Construction II inventory:

15Construction2

  • black wool
  • blue wool
  • brown wool
  • green wool
  • red wool
  • light gray wool
  • cobblestone stairs
  • glowstone
  • acacia trapdoor
  • jack o lantern
  • stone brick
  • cracked stone brick
  • chiseled stone brick
  • glass pane
  • vines
  • dark oak gate
  • nether brick
  • ender chest
  • beacon
  • packed ice
  • sea lantern
  • red nether brick
  • lantern
  • item frame
  • red concrete
  • pink concrete
  • orange concrete

 

Construction III box:

BlueShulkerConstruction3

 

Construction III inventory:

16Construction3

  • yellow concrete
  • lime concrete
  • green concrete
  • cyan concrete
  • blue concrete
  • light blue concrete
  • magenta concrete
  • purple concrete
  • brown concrete
  • black concrete
  • gray concrete
  • light gray concrete
  • white concrete
  • pink dye
  • red dye
  • orange dye
  • yellow dye
  • lime dye
  • green dye
  • cyan dye
  • blue dye
  • light blue dye
  • magenta dye
  • purple dye
  • brown dye
  • black dye
  • gray dye

 

Construction IV box:

BlueShulkerConstruction4

Construction IV inventory, including lots of extra space for the building needs of the specific project you’re working on:

17Construction4

  • light gray dye
  • white dye

 

At the end of all your hard work organizing, if you have gone to The End and gotten shulker boxes, this is what your ender chest could look like:

EnderChest

Your ender chest can include 3 extra storage spaces (the light purple boxes), and 2 ender chest slots for when you don’t feel like organizing, or need quickly need a place to throw your main inventory.

The last 5 boxes are for boss fights. You can find out what’s in those boxes here:

What to bring to boss fights

23EnderChest1

 

Have fun organizing!

Minecraft Builds

The front of the remote outpost.

Front of Remote Outpost

 

The redstone playground.

Redstone Playground

 

The back of the remote outpost.

Remote Outpost Back

 

The view from the top of the remote outpost. It’s in the clouds! Wowie.

View From Top of Remote Outpost

 

Here’s the staircase to the top of the remote outpost tower.

Staircase To The Top

 

The inside of the remote outpost.

Inside of Remote Outpost

 

Ice skating rink.

Ice Skating Rink


 

Guys, I made a floating island. Here is the view from the top.

Overall View

 

Bottom of the floating island.

Bottom of Floating Island

 

The poppy stained glass banquet hall from the top of the crazy stairs.

Banquet Hall from Top of Stairs

 

View from the bottom of the stairs of the F.I. (floating island).

Floating Island from the Bottom

 


 

Ok so I made another banquet hall.

Banquet Hall

 

This side is mostly made of glass. It’s a stained glass poppy. I was going to put the stem but I didn’t make the hall big enough.

Outside Poppy

 

To the left is my fortress tower, in the middle is the traditional royal hall, and on the right is the banquet hall with the stained glass poppy.

Traditional and Weird

 

This is the loft. It’s just a loft.

Checkerboard Loft

 

These are some alternating netherbrick and quartz stairs. Which was terrifying to get.

Alternating Stairs

 

And this is the stained glass poppy from the interior.

Stained Glass Poppy


 

Here’s the interior of my second banquet hall:

5

Here’s my banquet hall I got the idea thinking about a quilt:

1

Rainbow stained glass window:

3

I call this side of the hall, “The Elton John.”

2

Rainbow again:

4

 


 

Here is my chateau by the beach:

Chateau Front

Bedroom:

Bedroom

Grill and garden. How could we make do without that?

Chateau Grill and Garden

Couch and fireplace. Where’s my hot cocoa?

Couch and Fireplace

What home would be complete without a gaudy fountain?

Fountain

White grand piano:

Grand Piano

Grand staircase:

Grand Staircase

Anybody need a shower?

Shower

The open kitchen for entertaining guests:

Kitchen

The hedge maze:

Maze

Wildflower meadow:

Wildflower Meadow


 

Here is my fortress. It was a blast to make:

Fortress

Fortified Wall

This is the view from the wall. Can you believe it?

View From Fortified Wall

The on top of the fortified wall:

Fortified Wall Upstairs

Inside the fortified wall:

Inside Fortified Wall

Fortified wall up close:

Fortified Wall Upclose

Here’s a tower too:

Tower Up

Tower Down

 


 

My first ever house. The beach house:

Beach House

Be sure to keep all your animals together in one pen.

Pen of Animals

 


 

Suspension bridge (well, it’s also a tunnel in 2 places. It’s a Sunnel):

Suspension Bridge Underneath

Suspension bridge with checkerboard pattern. Anyone want to play chess?

Suspension Bridge

This piggie and chicken friend are trapped in my tunnel somehow:

Piggie and Chicken Friend