If you’re struggling to defeat the Ender Dragon in Survival mode, it might help to explore The End without the threat of death. Luckily, this is totally possible. This guide will show you how to create an End Portal anywhere in the Overworld. All you have to do is enter Creative Mode.
Building the End Portal
Once launched into creative Minecraft, find a comfortable spot to build the End Portal. You can build it anywhere so long as the space allows.
First, you need the End Portal. Open your Inventory. Click the Search Items tab, located at the top far right of your Inventory. Search for End Portal Frame and equip it to one of the slots. The End Portal Frame is also located in Decoration Blocks, the top-2nd tab in your Inventory.
The End Portal is essentially a ring with 3 blocks on each side. You should be able to build the portal while standing in place, while rotating to build all 4 sides. To start, place 3 End Portal Frames next to each other, like the picture above.
Next, turn and place 3 more end frames in a straight line to construct the second side. Notice that one space is empty between both sides. See picture above.
Turn again and place 3 more end frames in a straight line to construct the third side. Leave an empty space. See picture above.
Finally, turn and place the last 3 end frames to fully connect the portal. See picture above for the completed frame.
Activating the End Portal
To activate the End Portal, you will need 12 Eyes of Ender. Open your Inventory and search for “Eye of Ender.” Equip this item.
Place each Eye of Ender into an End Portal Frame. As you insert the Eyes of Ender, be sure to do so while standing outside of the frame. If you stand inside while the End Portal activates, you will immediately teleport to the End. The last Eye of Ender will activate the End Portal.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you can visit the End without the threat of the Ender Dragon or the evil Endermen. Since you can equip anything from your Inventory, you can try out some strategies that will help you feel more confident against the Ender Dragon in Survival Mode. You got this!