How much obsidian do I need for a portal?

#1Col_BiscuitPosted 5/10/2012 9:16:29 PM
I'm getting closer for a trip to the Nether. I have 10 blocks, but how much do I need? I'm gonna go after the glowstone. Need it for my lamp posts.
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#2MarbiaachPosted 5/10/2012 9:18:22 PM
You need 10 for the "Economy" version (No corners.) and 13-14 for the "Full" nether portal (With Corners.) It makes no difference if you add corners or not, it's only aesthetic.
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#3eriko32Posted 5/10/2012 9:20:31 PM
So you only need Obsidian blocks to create a portal?
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#4deadpigs101Posted 5/10/2012 9:25:14 PM(edited)

From: eriko32 | #003
So you only need Obsidian blocks to create a portal?


you need flint and steal to ignite the portal too, you'll know when you did it right
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#5Nintendude128Posted 5/10/2012 9:21:40 PM
Obsidian and some way of igniting it, yes.
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#6DojorkanPosted 5/10/2012 9:21:47 PM
you only need 10:
place them like so with dirt or something for the corners.

Then just light up the top of the bottom two obsidian with a "flint and steel" which is made from one iron plus one flint.
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#7Chuck_BosworthPosted 5/10/2012 9:23:18 PM(edited)
Yup, then you light one of the bottom two blocks with flint and steel to activate it.

Edit: Wow. Posting from my phone = slow response time. I'll let you guys handle the questions, haha.
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#8MarbiaachPosted 5/10/2012 9:22:41 PM
eriko32 posted...
So you only need Obsidian blocks to create a portal?

You'll also need a flint&steel to light the blocks for the portal itself. The obsidian part is usually referred to as the "Portal Frame"
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#9Rod1984Posted 5/10/2012 9:56:38 PM
Quote:Yup, then you light one of the bottom two blocks with flint and steel to activate it.

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