How to make a water riser in Minecraft


How to make a water riser in Minecraft

The water riser is no longer a strange concept in Minecraft. Especially these days, when traveling in Minecraft just keeps getting better with time. People are lazy to climb stairs, instead most Minecrafters prefer auto transport.

So, in this article, let’s see how to make a water riser in Minecraft and explain how it works!

Minecraft Water Elevator: Prerequisites

Depending on the size of the water riser (1×1, 2×2, etc…), you will need a different number of blocks. In this guide, we’ll make a 1×1 water riser because it’s easy to build, takes less time to gather resources, and saves space.

You will need 1 Magma Block, 1 Soul Sand, 2 Water Buckets, some Fence Gates, some Seaweed Piles, and some Building Blocks. With a 1×2 water riser, you’ll need twice as many materials, and so on.

To get the magma block and soul sand, you need to enter the Nether dimension. Magma Blocks tend to spawn near the Lava Lake and Soul Sand can be found anywhere in the Nether, but mostly in the Soul Sand Valley biome.

You can craft a bucket of water from 3 iron ingots, which can be obtained on a mining trip. The algae plant can be found in most ocean biomes. Just swim down and take a quick look! You will see a big green grass grow from the bottom of the ocean.

For the fence gates, you can craft them using 2 wooden planks and 4 sticks.

What you need to build are two tubes filled with water fountain blocks. The soul sand block will push you up, while the magma block will push you down at high speed, making traveling on water much faster than walking up or down normal stairs.

How to make a water riser in Minecraft

Assuming you already have two floors and there are at least more than 4 blocks high between them. Let’s build a water elevator!

#1 Do the water elevator that goes up

Pick a corner, dig into a block and dig in, and head to the second floor. Then place 2 fence gates just outside the first floor. This is to prevent the water from flowing out later. When you’re done, you’ll have something like this.

If you don’t have seaweed, you must collect enough buckets of water to fill each block in this column. But if you have seaweed, you just need to put a bucket of water on the top block. Then let it flow down.

Next, let’s replace the bottom block of the tube with a ground block. Then plant the algae on it and keep planting the algae until you reach the top. The reason you should do this is that planting kelp in any stream will turn it into a complete water source block. When you’re done, feel free to smash the algae at the bottom to destroy them all.

Remember to put another 2 bars on the second floor to prevent water from coming out. Then jump to the first floor, break the dirt block and replace it with soul sand. You should see the bubbles flowing up within a second.

#2 Do the Water Elevator Going Down

With the same concept, you can create another elevator. But this time, use the magma block instead of the soul sand. In this way, the magma will drag you down. It is recommended that you build those 2 elevators close to each other so that you can go up and down faster.

Congratulations! You have successfully built a water riser in Minecraft!

Frequent questions

Which block makes the water rise?

The soul sand will make the water go up, while the magma block will make the water go down. So keep this in mind!

Why doesn’t the sand of my soul bubble?

The reason soul sand won’t bubble is that there are some flowing water blocks in the elevator instead of a full water source block. Double check and see if you find it. If not, you can replace all the water and do it again.


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December 17, 2015