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The Elder Dragon Boss | True Survival Datapack

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Devons_Desk avatar Devons_Desk
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
This datapack aims to rework the stale fight that is the Ender Dragon!

The Elder Dragon fight is split into 3 stages:

1) Stage One: Teledragon.
-The dragon has random chances to teleport to the player whenever it flies by a crystal. Disable this ability quickly by destroying the end crystals.

2) Stage Two: Phantoms.
-The dragon will spawn in phantom minions when below 150 health. This will occur once every 15 seconds. When the dragon is flying away from you, you'll have to tend to the phantoms in order to make sure they don't overwhelm you.

3) Stage Three: Paracreepers.
-In addition to another phantom, the dragon will start to spawn in charged creepers with slow falling when below 75 health. This will occur once every 25 seconds. The creepers will have abnormally long follow range. Defeat the dragon quickly before these minions become too overwhelming!

The ender dragon has been updated sparsely over the years. The cages don't really protect the crystals and the fireballs can simply be walked away from without taking any damage. The teleportation ability allows the dragon to protect the crystals more while referencing the ability of other ender creatures. The minions make the player feel more pressured as the bossfight comes closer to an end. Phantoms will attack from the skies while the dragon floats away and creepers will occupy the ground, posing clear threats to the player. (This datapack is intended to be used with other True Survival datapacks but it is not required)

Fight Demo: youtu.be/p7t_69ZnXrM

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CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

1 Update Logs

Version 0.2 : by Devons_Desk 08/04/2020 5:26:30 pmAug 4th, 2020

Updates targeting Teams and Creeper positioning:
- Reworked creeper summon command to summon above player by 20 blocks instead of above dragon. Should reduce amount of friendly fire and make the creepers more consistently a threat to the player(s). Also summons a creeper for each player rather than a single creeper randomly assigned to one player.

- Created "Dragon" team
- Added phantom and creepers to "Dragon" team
- Modified "Dragon" team to include no friendly fire or collision.
  - Added Ender Dragon to "Dragon" team but does not seem to work. Phantoms and Creepers functioning just fine.

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01/30/2021 10:34 pm
Level 29 : Expert Blacksmith
JohThePro avatar
Hey there, this datapack is awesome to play with in survival! I am planning on creating a Better Ender dragon Boss-fight Compilation Datapack. Since there are already many awesome datapacks like this one out there, I plan on combining them all to create an even better boss-fight. Could I use your datapack for this compilation? I will of course give all the proper credit. I would definitely include the stages feature, the teledragon ability and maybe the phantom summon too, but another datapack has a similar feature so I'm not sure which I will use.

Thanks in advance!
01/30/2021 11:25 pm
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
Devons_Desk avatar
Hey man, I really appreciate that you asked! You can go ahead and do that no problem. I do ask that you give proper credit (as you already mentioned).
12/28/2020 8:14 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Urnix avatar
In the video, you stated the enderdragon was a male in 2:40 "he". I'm sorry to correct you but the enderdragon is a female.
12/28/2020 11:19 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
Devons_Desk avatar
Ahh mb mb
10/19/2020 6:01 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Explorer
M16 avatar
can i install this on a paper/spigot server?

and do I just drop the zip file into the datapacks folder like any other datapack?
10/19/2020 6:16 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Explorer
M16 avatar
nevermind, looks good so far! thx for the Awesome pack!
08/05/2020 11:03 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragonborn
skunkmunkee avatar
Amazing datapack once again. A totally thrilling fight! I did a showcase of this on my YouTube channel:
08/01/2020 7:07 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
EchocallingEarth avatar
Discord link please, it is not in the above description
08/01/2020 7:27 pm
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
Devons_Desk avatar
Hmm, that's weird. I think I've fixed it! The discord link is now in the description below.
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