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Respawn Anchors in Minecraft

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


Since the beginning of Minecraft, there have been many things that are impossible. You can’t dig straight down without falling in lava, you never use Ban of Arthropods, and the most memorable, you can’t set your spawn in the Nether. But… what if you can? In the latest update, 1.16, with the addition of the newest block, the Respawn Anchor, you can now do so! Today’s blog will be a brief explanation of Respawn Anchors and how you can utilize them. Let’s begin.

respawn anchor

Crafting Recipe

Respawn Anchor Crafting Recipe

To craft a Respawn Anchor, you will need 6 Crying Obsidian and 3 Glowstone. You can acquire Crying Obsidian from bartering, broken portals, loot chests, and more. Glowstone is simply found in the Nether, typically on ceilings.

Respawn Anchors

The Respawn Anchor is a block that allows players to set their spawn point in the Nether. When crafted, a Respawn Anchor has no charge and can’t yet be used until charged. When a Glowstone block is used with it, a charge is added, the texture of the block changes to reflect this. A light will be emitted as a visualization. The Anchor can hold up to four charges, and the amount of charges is indicated by a dial on the side of the block.

respawn anchor in nether

To set the player’s spawn location to the Anchor, they must click on it just like a bed. The Anchor must be charged at the time of the click.

Each time the player dies, they respawn next to the Anchor, and its charge decreases by 1. If a player’s Respawn Anchor is destroyed, or its charges have been exhausted, or if the area around it is made unsuitable for respawning, a message is displayed saying “You have no home bed or charged Respawn Anchor, or it was obstructed” and the player respawns at the world spawn point. Just like beds, an Anchor can be shared among several people.The charges are also shared.


– Hoglins run away from Respawn Anchors, for some reason.
– Respawn Anchors can be placed under Note Blocks to produce “bass drum” sound.
– Inverse to beds in the Nether, the Respawn Anchor will cause an explosion when used in the Overworld.


That’s pretty much it, guys! Respawn Anchors are very useful for those of you that enjoy spending your time in the Nether, and prefer the lava filled hellscape. The vegetation rich Overworld can become tired, so respawning in the Nether could be fun for a while. Although it isn’t as easy to manage as a bed, requiring charges and all, I would say it’s a pretty good substitute for beds. With that being said, I hope this helped you learn something new. Have a great day!

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