Dragon Essence Altar

Dragon Essence Altar
Dragon Essence Altar

Name Dragon Essence Altar
Source Mod Hardcore Ender Expansion
ID Name Unknown
First Appearance v. Pre1 for MC 1.6.4
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 20
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Wooden Pickaxe

Dragon Essence Altar is a block added by the Hardcore Ender Expansion mod.

To create a Dragon Essence Altar, a player has to use Dragon Essence on the Basic Essence Altar (right-click the altar with the Essence). After that, the Altar will request 8 random items to be fed into it. Dragon Essence Altar may request the following items: Obsidian, Stone Bricks, Map, Book, Bookshelf, Iron Fence, End Stone, Ender Pearl, Eye of Ender, Enderman Head


After the altar creation is complete, a player has to place up to 8 solid blocks (of any kind) near the altar. These blocks require 1 block of air above them and no solid blocks touching them on the sides and diagonally. These blocks are the pedestals. The Dragon Essence Altar will project purple particles to all the pedestals connected to it.

Placing an item on the pedestal is done by throwing. After the item has been placed on top of the pedestal, the altar will start "infusing" the item using Dragon Essence stored in the altar itself. Adding more essence to the altar is done by right-clicking.

Infusing makes items repair themselves (excluding items which require Energy), increase the level of existing enchantments (up to 4 enchantments per item) and even gain new enchantments.


There are two items by this mod which can be obtained only by Dragon Essence infusion:


An altar can be upgraded using "sockets" - white areas in the 4 corners on the top side of the altar. Right-clicking those sockets with a metal block consumes the block and fills the socket. Right-clicking again will retrieve the block.

Any upgrade requires at least one "effect" block and one "boost" block. Boost blocks increase the efficiency of effects. It is important to choose the metal blocks for upgrading wisely as only 4 blocks can be used.

Effect Blocks[edit]

Block Effect
Block of Redstone Block of Redstone Speed boost
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli Block Range increase
Block of Quartz Block of Quartz Lower essence cost

Boost Blocks[edit]

Block Boost Amount
Block of Iron Block of Iron 1
Block of Gold Block of Gold 3
Block of Diamond Block of Diamond 7
Block of Emerald Block of Emerald 10