What are phantoms useful for in Minecraft?

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The phantom is one of the most unique creatures in Minecraft. It made its way into the game through a mob vote with a few other interesting-looking creatures.

Many players consider the phantom to be quite annoying. This is likely due to the fact that they are unaware of its uses. These uses are quite beneficial in the late game, and players should take advantage of them as much as they can.


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The uses of the phantom in Minecraft

A phantom flying high above a village in Minecraft (Image via lookingforseed)A phantom flying high above a village in Minecraft (Image via lookingforseed)

The phantom has a couple of uses that should interest all Minecraft players who plan to defeat the Ender Dragon.

After defeating the Ender Dragon, the player gains access to the End Cities, whose End Ships have a chance of containing the Elytra.

The Elytra is widely known as one of the best items in Minecraft as it allows the player to rapidly glide across long distances. When combined with firework rockets, the Elytra allows for almost infinite flight.

The phantom's only use comes from its drop called the phantom membrane. Players can repair their broken or damaged elytra with phantom membranes.

Repairing the Elytra is, by far, the best use of the phantom membrane. However, there is one other use. Players can create a Potion of Slow Falling with a phantom membrane by combining it with an awkward potion. This Slow Falling potion lasts for 1.5 minutes and is great to use during the Ender Dragon fight.

The video above, created by Skippy 6 Gaming, provides a visual tutorial on how to make use of spare phantom membranes.

Players who are looking to farm phantom membranes will have to put off sleeping for three nights. After doing this, multiple phantoms will begin spawning each night. The phantoms will dive down, and the player can swiftly kill them. Looting enchanted tools are recommended to maximize phantom membrane output.


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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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