How to play Skyblock ?
Creating Your Island
Now that we’ve quickly covered how Skyblock can help you on the Main Server, let’s introduce the /is command: /is The main command for Skyblock islands
Most, if not all island functions will be through this command. You can also use this command to teleport back to your island.To spawn in your island, all you need to do is enter the command /is. Afterwards, you’ll be presented with three options for islands.
- Black Diamonds
WARNING: Do not vote or use your kits or crate/vote keys before you create your island! Your inventory will be wiped upon island creation!
Each of these items have their own quirks that allow you to choose the kind of Skyblock experience you want. For the more challenging option, choose Black Diamonds. Conversely, if you wish to have an easier experience starting up your island, then Duo should be your choice. If you prefer the classic Skyblock feel, then the Original option is for you. No matter which island you choose, the same set of resources will be available to you. However, choosing the easier option will present you with additional resources, at the cost of your island level starting at negative numbers.
/kit -OR- /kit starter, Displays the kits available to you. Kits are essentially free items to aid in your Skyblock island. Be sure to only use /kit after you have created your island.
Inviting Your Friends
To add your friends or Skyblock teammates to your island, simply type /is invite username. The person you invite will need to accept this invitation afterwards using /is accept.
WARNING: Joining an island will wipe your inventory!
Please note, you can only have one island at a time. This means that, if you are currently part of someone else’s island, you cannot own an island yourself at the same time.
Getting Started With Your Island:
Once you’ve created your island, how you choose to interact with it is up to you. This guide will present one of many ways you can choose to advance your island to the next level. It also assumes you have basic skills as a Minecraft player.
Now that you’ve made an island, you will need to begin gathering resources.
Using the Resources Given to You:
Immediately, you will notice that there is a chest with a set of resources as well as a tree. When punching your tree, you need to make sure that you collect as many saplings from the leaves as possible. This is done so that you can grow trees and gather more wood in the future. Because of this, many players choose to punch the leaves on the tree before chopping down the wood.
Infinite Water Source
A common, 2x2 infinite water source. The infinite water source is achieved by placing two Water sources in a position so that they have one air block between them. Moreover, these two water sources must have a block below them to generate more water.
Inside your chest, you are presented with two Ice blocks and a Bucket of Lava. You can place the Ice diagonally from each other or in a straight line with a gap.
Once you’ve created your infinite water source, you can place the Lava in a temporary position and move around your water freely with the Bucket.
TIP: Place a water source flowing off your island. If you fall off your island, you cannot use /is while falling. Therefore, it is important that you have a stream of water that you can use to save yourself from an unfortunate death in the void.
The Cobblestone Generator
Many Skyblock players choose to create a Cobblestone Generator as their first farm. Cobblestone Generators are achieved by placing water and lava so that they interact in a specific way. It is recommended that you begin creating a Cobblestone Generator after you’ve made an infinite water source to avert the risk of losing your water.
Below is a picture of an example Cobblestone Generator layout. It is important that the water is placed so that it does not directly touch your lava source block. Notice how the lava is placed in a way so that if the Cobblestone is mined, it flows into the water block.
TIP: If your Lava turns into Obsidian, simply right click the Obsidian with your bucket. You will get your lava source back!