I was wondering if a shield could block/reduce the explosion of an end crystal, seeing as it can block creeper explosions.

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Yes, shields do reduce the damage taken by end crystal explosions. Shields reduce or nullify damage taken by all explosion types.

  • Notably crystal explosions are considerably more powerful than creepers, so the shield won't block as much damage.
    – SF.
    Commented Mar 30, 2021 at 8:57
  • Damn, for some reason I forgot to accept this answer when it was posted! Forgive me for the month-long delay. Commented Apr 18, 2021 at 0:05
  • If they do reduce damage in 1.16.5 I haven't noticed. They do block end crystals on 1.19.3 and above, but as a player who plays a lot of crystal pvp, if shields block any crystal damage on 1.16.5, it is negligible enough not to be noticed. They do 10+ hearts of damage after a good hitcrystal even with a shield up.
    – Hacker
    Commented Apr 16, 2023 at 17:30

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