Best Minecraft Nether Portal Ideas

Nether Portals can be dull... but not if you take inspiration here!

Minecraft Nether Portals are a simple enough prospect to make, but making them look exciting and unique is much more complicated. With a black and purple color scheme by default (not something that many blocks match within Minecraft), getting your Nether Portal to look good can be difficult.

So if you’re looking to spice up your builds, look no further than our list of the best Nether Portal ideas in Minecraft.

Damned Hellscape Portal

The nether is a dark and blighted place, and designing your portal to be a door to the underworld itself can be a fantastic idea. Surrounding it with lava, netherrack, and other infernal-looking blocks can give your Nether Portal a cool, hellish look!

Cave Portal

A dark cave that sends you into a terrifying new realm is a great idea for a Nether Portal. It’s also one of the easiest to make. Minecraft’s caves are some of the most iconic features, and incorporating a portal into a natural cave or one you’ve dug out yourself can create an impressive portal scene.

Related: How to Make a Nether Portal with Lava and Water in Minecraft

Portal Sword

One of the most popular unorthodox designs for Nether Portals, the so-called “Nether Sword,” sees a colossal obsidian blade sunk into the ground. This build takes advantage of the lack of limits on the size of Nether Portals, meaning you can create a truly vast and impressive-looking portal.

Using Shaders and Glowing Materials to Change Portal Color

Something as simple as putting Lava or Glowstone behind your portal can give it a new, strange color. Depending on what shaders you have installed, the entire look of the portal will be changed. When combined with some of the other ideas on this list, you can create something truly unique.

Amethyst Geode Portal

Taking advantage of some of the newer materials added to Minecraft, a Geode-inspired build is a novel option for Nether Portals. Using the fact that Amethyst is purple (one of the few other purple blocks in the game) to compliment the portal gives you a unique and exciting design that has only become an option in the most recent updates!

Once you've perfected your Nether Portal, it's time to explore the Nether. Check out How to Find a Nether Fortress in Minecraft on PGG!

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