How do you levitate from a Shulker?

Answered by Robert Flynn

Levitating from a Shulker is an interesting and unique mechanic in Minecraft. When you encounter a Shulker in an End city, it initially appears as a purple block. However, as you approach it, the Shulker opens up and starts shooting projectiles at you. These projectiles, when they hit you, cause you to float up slowly for a period of time.

To levitate from a Shulker, you need to be hit by its projectiles. It’s important to note that you need to be hit by several well-spaced projectiles for the levitation effect to be significant. Getting hit by just one or two projectiles may not cause you to float up very much.

Typically, you’ll need to be hit by at least 7 or 8 projectiles to experience a substantial levitation effect. The projectiles have a range and accuracy, so you’ll need to position yourself strategically to ensure you get hit by enough of them.

Once you are hit by the Shulker’s projectiles, you will start to float up slowly. The levitation effect lasts for approximately 10 seconds. During this time, you can control your movement and direction to some extent. It’s important to be cautious and avoid any obstacles or hazards while levitating, as it can be disorienting and make navigation challenging.

The height you can reach while levitating from a Shulker depends on the number of projectiles that hit you and the distance between each hit. On average, being hit by 7 or 8 projectiles can make you float up for around 50 blocks. However, this can vary depending on how well you spaced the hits and other factors.

Levitating from a Shulker can be both a useful and challenging experience. It can provide an alternative method of traversal and allow you to access higher areas in End cities. However, it’s important to be prepared and cautious when dealing with Shulkers, as they can be quite formidable opponents.

In conclusion, to levitate from a Shulker, you need to allow yourself to get hit by several well-spaced projectiles. The levitation effect lasts for approximately 10 seconds, and you can control your movement while floating up. By being strategic and mindful, you can make use of this unique mechanic to explore and navigate the End cities in Minecraft.