Getting up and down in Minecraft can be extremely time consuming without the assistance of fly mods or speed hacks. If you're a pure player looking for a safe and effective way to travel vertically, why not try the Minecraft water elevator? It's a simple to use device that neither requires neither expert know-how or miles of redstone wiring. It's even faster than many piston elevators.
I love Minecraft tricks like the water elevator, because it is a deceptively simple device that utilizes built-in Minecraft mechanics and is elegant in design.
Step 1 Build Your Up Elevator Shaft
Decide where you're going to build. Will it be up to a tall skyscraper or down into a great mine?
Step 2 Add Signs
Step 3 Finish the Elevator Shaft and Add Water
Step 4 Add a Down Shaft
If you feel that your elevator is a bit hard on the eyes, remember you can use whatever blocks you want. Try to incorporate your elevator into your home or mine in a natural way.
A proper water elevator will move a player from bedrock to sky and back in just under a minute, indeed most of that time is spent going up. Now you can move efficiently between bedrock and sky without wasting resources or time!
If you have any questions about this tutorial or suggestions for future How-To's, feel free to post them in the comments section below.
Follow us on Twitter @MinecraftHowTo!