tldr; What happens to the nether-portal in the nether, if you destroy the portal in the overworld? Will the portal in the nether disappear? Or will taking it spawn a new random portal in the overworld?


I recently started playing Minecraft again after a long hiatus, on an extremely hostile server making survival very difficult.

In order to survive, one must utilize the nether to get far enough away from spawn, in order to find trees, grass, animals, etc.

My buddy and I are semi-established, yes still relatively close to spawn, so in constant danger of being raided. Especially considering how we followed a pre-made nether-highway to get to where we are, others could get here too.

Now, we should probably relocate even further away from spawn, probably diagonally via. our own nether-pathway and create our own portal to ensure our safety, however I do not know much about the mechanics of the nether portal and am wondering: What happens to the nether-portal in the nether, if you destroy the portal in the overworld?

Bonus question: Baked potatoes vs. Bread?

  • Welcome to Arqade Paul! I prefer PotatOS myself. NBN-Alex knows the answer it was in Alpha 5, I'll check in 1.9 in a sec. – Ave Mar 5 '16 at 0:29
  • Short answer: nothing. – ire_and_curses Mar 5 '16 at 0:32
  • I gotta test it since the last time I tried this was in Beta 2 (?) with multiplayer. Overall though: If an exit port is destoried, then a new exit will be created. With that said, destorying the Overworld portal will leave the underworld one intact, but the "exit" of the underworld portal can and usually appears somewhere else close in the world. (The math is different between when a chunk needs to be created, and if one exist already.) – NBN-Alex Mar 5 '16 at 0:48

It doesn't affect the one in the Nether. Really when you reconstruct it again you teleport to the same place where you have an automatic portal. Same thing when you destroy the portal in the Nether and reconstruct it.

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