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This user page is about the dimension. For the mod, see The Aether. For other uses, see Aether (disambiguation).
The Aether

The Aether is a hostile, paradise-like dimension of floating islands high in the sky, where you can begin a new survival adventure packed with new ores, mythical creatures and perilous Dungeons.


Aether Portal

"Economy" portal without corners (left) and a full portal (right)

To access the Aether, the player must construct an aether portal in the Overworld. To create the portal, the player must first build a rectangular glowstone frame, ranging in size from a minimum of 4 blocks × 5 blocks to a maximum of 23 blocks × 23 blocks. Once the frame is built, it can then be activated by placing water within the frame using a water bucket, melting a block of ice inside the frame, or using dispensers.

The portal functions much like a vanilla Minecraft nether portal, allowing most entities (with the exception of the wither, the ender dragon, and entities riding or being ridden by another entity) to be transported to a corresponding portal in the Aether. In Survival, the player must stand in an aether portal for 4 seconds to get to the Aether, and can step out of a portal before it completes its animation to abort the teleport. The portal plays a sound effect while the player is inside it. If there is no corresponding portal, a new 4×5 portal is created. The portal can be destroyed by breaking the glowstone frame, by a nearby explosion, or by placing lava into it with a bucket or dispenser in the overworld. Any of the blocks in the corners can be destroyed without destroying the portal.

If cheats are enabled, players can also teleport to the Aether without using an aether portal: the syntax is /execute in the_aether.


Like the Overworld, the Aether is also horizontally infinite with a build limit of y-level 255.

Until the gold boss is defeated, it is always day in the Aether and there is no weather. After the gold boss is defeated, the Aether follows a daylight cycle. Daytime lasts 30 minutes as opposed to the Overworld's 10 minutes. Light otherwise functions exactly the same as it does in the Overworld.

Flora and fauna in the Aether share some similarities to the Overworld's. Several varieties of trees and flowers grow on the islands, along with berry bushes. There are also many passive and helpful mobs to be found in the Aether, just as there are also several hostile and potentially dangerous mobs too.

Locations in the Aether correspond to Overworld coordinates. Therefore, traveling one block in the Aether means traveling one block in the Overworld. For example, in a perfect scenario, a player who enters a portal in the Overworld at x=0, z=0 and travels in the Aether to x=1000, z=1000 returns to the Overworld at x=1000, z=1000.

An image of the Aether with a Bronze Dungeon entrance.

Most items and blocks in the Aether function the same as they do in the Overworld, with a few notable exceptions:

  • Certain vanilla light sources cannot be placed or be lit in the Aether. Normal torches and lanterns cannot be placed, a campfire and jack o' lantern will immediately be extinguished upon placing, and candles cannot be lit. flint and steel and fire charges will not be able to set anything on fire except for soulsand, netherrack, and hellfire stone.
    • Extinguishable light sources will emit black particles when they fail to be placed or lit.
    • Soul torches, lanterns, and campfires work normally however.
  • Unenchanted vanilla tools all mine equally fast as the player's fist, and are slower than Aether tools.
  • Until the Gold Dungeon boss is defeated, beds cannot be slept in but can be used to set a new spawn point.
  • Clocks are frozen to midday but the day-night cycle continues in the Overworld.
  • There is no way to place lava in the Aether, except inside a cauldron.
    • Using lava buckets produces aerogel, leaving the player with an empty bucket.
  • Vanilla Grass blocks and leaves take on a blueish-green color.


The Aether features floating islands suspended over a void. The skybox contains a sun and a moon, but no clouds. Islands are mainly composed of aether grass, aether dirt, holystone, and quicksoil, alongside several ore blocks. Falling off of an island or flying below y level 0 will teleport the player to the Overworld at the same x- and y-coordinates.


The Aether is generally considered to be its own biome, although there are technically 4 with different tree distributions.

Biome Name Description Image
Skyroot Forest One of the more common biomes, it contains many skyroot trees clustered together. An example of a Skyroot Forest
Skyroot Grove One of the more common biomes, skyroot trees are found less often than in skyroot forests but more than in Skyroot Meadows. An example of a Skyroot Grove
Skyroot Meadow Another of the common biomes, this one features much less tress than the others. An example of a Skyroot Meadow
Skyroot Woodland A fairly rare biome, virtually indistinguishable from a Skyroot Forest. An example of a Skyroot Woodland

Generated structures

The Aether contains a few unique generated structures. All dungeons contain loot of differing rarity and power useful for progression.

Name Description Image
Bronze Dungeon The Bronze Dungeon is a large, labyrinth-like structure composed of carved stone and sentry stone. This structure is often found inside of large islands with only the entrance being exposed to the air. It is inhabited by sentries, mimics, and the Bronze Dungeon boss, the Slider. A Bronze Dungeon.
Silver Dungeon The Silver Dungeon generates as a very large structure similar to a classical greek temple seated on a mass of holystone, mossy holystone, and cold aerclouds. It is composed of angelic stone, light angelic stone, pillars, and pillar tops and can usually be found suspended high up in the air. Valkyries, mimics, and the dungeon boss--the Valkyrie Queen-- inhabit the Silver Dungeon. A Silver Dungeon.
Gold Dungeon The Gold Dungeon consists of a large, spherical floating island with many golden oak trees growing on it and a single entrance leading directly to the boss room inside. In addition to the blocks it shares with other island generation, it is composed of hellfire stone, light hellfire stone, and Netherrack. The Sun Spirit is the sole inhabitant of the dungeon. A Gold Dungeon.
Ruined Aether Portal
(Ruined Portals Datapack Only)
A structure containing what appears to be a destroyed aether portal and various types of stone brick or holystone brick materials, when generating in the Overworld or the Aether, respectively. Aether Grass Blocks, purple flowers, and white flowers generate on the ground around the portal, and a chest containing loot generates with the structure.

These structures can be found in many Overworld biomes and in the Aether.

A ruined aether portal.

Terrain features

The Aether has a lot of different terrain features that generate within the biomes of the Aether.

Name Description Image
Large Cold Aerclouds Large cold aerclouds generate at and below y-level 32.

Unlucky players may find that their aether portal generated on top of one of these.

A large cold aercloud.
Aercloud Cluster Aercloud clusters generate in the air. Blue and white aercloud clusters can be found at lower altitudes. Golden aercloud clusters are rarer and generate significantly higher up than the other two. A cold aercloud cluster.
Tree Island An small island with a single Crystal Tree on it. A Crystal tree island.
Quicksoil Shelf Layers of quicksoil on the sides of an island. Particularly dangerous around zephyrs. A quicksoil shelf on the side of an island.


The Aether is inhabited by its own share of mobs, most of which are immune to fall damage.

Other Overworld mobs do not naturally spawn in the Nether but can be teleported through portals (with the exception of withers and ender dragons).

AerbunnyFace.png AerwhaleFace.png FlyingCowFace.png BlueMoaFace.png PhygFace.png SheepuffFace.png File:WhirlwindFace.png
Aerbunny Aerwhale Flying Cow Moa Phyg Sheepuff Whirlwind
ValkyrieFace.png AechorPlantFace.png BlueSwetFace.png GoldenSwetFace.png CockatriceFace.png File:EvilWhirlwindFace.png ZephyrFace.png
Valkyrie Aechor Plant Blue Swet Golden Swet Cockatrice Evil Whirlwind Zephyr
SentryLitFace.png MimicFace.png SunSpiritFace.png SliderFaceAsleep.png ValkyrieQueenFace.png SunSpiritFace.png
Sentry Mimic Fire Minion Slider Valkyrie Queen Sun Spirit


Naturally generated

Naturally generated blocks includes those that are created through the world seed.

  • Air
  • Aether Grass Block
  • Aether Dirt
  • Quicksoil
  • Holystone
  • Icestone
  • Ambrosium Ore
  • Zanite Ore
  • Gravitite Ore
  • Skyroot Log
  • Skyroot Leaves
  • Golden Oak Log
  • Golden Oak Leaves
  • Crystal Leaves
  • Crystal Fruit Leaves
  • Holiday Leaves
  • Decorated Holiday Leaves
  • Berry Bush
  • Purple Flower
  • White Flower
  • Cold Aercloud
  • Blue Aercloud
  • Golden Aercloud
  • Present

Naturally created

Naturally created blocks are created through a combination of events that lead these blocks to be placed by natural causes, not by the player.


These blocks are generated as part of ruined aether portals and bronze, silver, and gold dungeons, but only when the "generated structures" option is on.

  • Air
  • Holystone
  • Aether Dirt
  • Mossy Holystone
  • Carved Stone
  • Sentry Stone
  • Cold Aercloud
  • Angelic Stone
  • Light Angelic Stone
  • Pillar
  • Pillar Top
  • Smooth Stone Slab
  • Chest Mimic
  • Glowstone
  • Water
  • Blue Wool
  • Skyroot Fence
  • Aether Grass Block
  • Golden Oak Log
  • Golden Oak Leaves
  • Purple Flower
  • White Flower
  • Hellfire Stone
  • Light Hellfire Stone
  • Netherrack
  • Treasure Chest
  • Holystone Bricks
  • Holystone Brick Slab
  • Holystone Brick Stairs
  • Holystone Brick Wall
  • Chest

Technical information


The Aether is stored in .minecraft/saves/worldname/dimensions/aether/the_aether/data. Deleting this folder resets the Aether, along with all player-made changes and buildings in that dimension.


There Aether has a whole tab dedicated to it in the advancement system, all involving visiting the Aether in order to advance.

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Aether
It's not dead! Enter the Aether dimension.advancements/the_aether
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHostile Paradise
Enter the Aether The Aetheradvancements/enter_aether
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTo Infinity and Beyond!
Bounce on a Blue Aercloud Hostile Paradiseadvancements/blue_aercloud
Advancement-plain-raw.pngExotic Hardware
Have a Zanite Gemstone in your inventory Hostile Paradiseadvancements/zanite
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe More You Know!
Read a Book of Lore Hostile ParadisePlace an item in the book of lore item slot.advancements/read_lore
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDon't Count Your Moas...
Obtain a Moa Egg To Infinity and Beyond!Have a moa egg in your inventory.advancements/obtain_egg
Advancement-plain-raw.pngWhen Phygs Fly
Fly on a Phyg! To Infinity and Beyond!Mount a phyg.advancements/mount_phyg
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDo You Believe in Magic?
Craft an Altar. Exotic HardwareHave an altar in your inventory.advancements/craft_altar
Place a Book of Lore inside a Book of Lore. Hostile ParadisePlace the book of lore in the item slot of the Book of Lore.advancements/loreception
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBaby Food
Harvest an Aechor Petal from an Aechor Plant Don't Count Your Moas...Have an aechor petal in your inventory.advancements/obtain_petal
Advancement-plain-raw.pngUntil They hatch!
Incubate a Moa Don't Count Your Moas...advancements/incubate_moa
Advancement-plain-raw.pngPink is the New Blue
Use an Altar to obtain Enchanted Gravitite Do You Believe in Magic?Have a block of enchanted gravitite in your inventory.advancements/enchanted_gravititie
Advancement-plain-raw.pngCold as Ice
Obtain Icestone Do You Believe in Magic?Have a block of icestone in your inventory.advancements/icestone
Advancement-oval-raw.pngLet's Fly!
Ride a Black Moa ... Until They hatch!Mount a black moa.advancements/black_moa
Advancement-oval-raw.pngLike a Bossaru!
Defeat the bronze boss Pink is the New BlueKill the slider.advancements/bronze_dungeon
Advancement-oval-raw.pngDefying Gravity
Have a full set of Gravitite Armor in your inventory Pink is the New Blueadvancements/gravitite_armor
Advancement-plain-raw.pngCool Jewelry!
Use a Freezer and Icestone to freeze an accessory Cold as IceHave an ice pendant or ice ring in your inventory.advancements/ice_accessory
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Power of the Gods
Obtain the Hammer of Kingbdogz from the Bronze Dungeon Like a Bossaru!Have a hammer of Kingbdogz in your inventory.advancements/hammer_loot
Advancement-plain-raw.pngChallenger to the Throne
Obtain the Valkyrie Lance from the Bronze Dungeon. Time to challenge the Silver Dungeon! Like a Bossaru!Have a valkyrie lance in your inventory.advancements/lance_loot
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngUltimate Ban Hammer
Kill a Zephyr with the Hammer of Kingbdogz. Sweet Revenge! The Power of the Godsadvancements/zephyr_hammer
Defeat the silver boss Challenger to the ThroneKill the valkyrie queen.advancements/silver_dungeon
Advancement-oval-raw.pngEarning your Wings
Obtain a piece of Valkyrie equipment from the Silver Dungeon DethronedHave a piece of the valkyrie armor set in your inventory.advancements/valkyrie_loot
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBattle Hardened
Obtain a Regeneration Stone from the Silver Dungeon. The final dungeon awaits... DethronedHave a regeneration stone in your inventory.advancements/regen_stone
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngPlunderer's Remorse
I defeated the Silver Dungeon and all I got was this stupid Hoe Earning your WingsUse a valkyrie hoe.advancements/valkyrie_hoe
Defeat the gold boss Battle HardenedDefeat the sun spirit.advancements/gold_dungeon
Obtain a piece of Phoenix armor from the Gold Dungeon ExtinguishedHave a piece of the phoenix armor set in your inventory.advancements/phoenix_armor
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Well Earned Rest
Finally sleep in the Aether Extinguishedadvancements/aether_sleep
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngIce Bucket Armor
Have a full set of Obsidian Armor in your inventory Fireproofadvancements/obsidian_armor