Affects Version/s: 1.15.2, 1.16 Pre-release 2, 1.16 Pre-release 4, 1.16 Pre-release 5, 1.16 Pre-release 6, 1.16 Pre-release 7, 1.16 Pre-release 8, 1.16, 1.16.1, 20w27a, 20w28a, 1.16.2 Pre-release 1, 1.16.2 Pre-release 2, 1.16.2 Release Candidate 1, 1.16.2 Release Candidate 2, 1.16.2, 1.16.3 Release Candidate 1, 1.16.3, 1.16.4 Release Candidate 1, 1.16.4, 20w46a, 20w49a, 20w51a, 21w03a, 1.16.5, 21w06a
Fix Version/s: None
If you try to block an end crystal explosion with a shield, it'll still inflict you damage. The shield won't take any durability.
Note: A sole end crystal explosion can kill a full enchanted netherite armor player, on hard difficulty. Exploitable on servers.
This behavior has probably been in the game since shields began to block 100% of explosions (1.11) and has never been addressed, since this also seems to affect some other explosion types like beds or tnt.
- Summon or place an end crystal.
- Equip a shield and get in front of it.
- Summon an arrow 10-20 blocks above the crystal.
- Quickly switch to survival and block with the shield.
→ You take explosion damage.