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Elytra are found in end cities. One pair of elytra is found within an item frame in each end ship.
Elytras can be purified by using a Purification Tag.
What is an Elytra?
Its an item that allows the player/user to glide. It is Grey in color, unless the player has a cape, in which the Elytra will adopt the color/pattern of the cape.
How do I glide?
To initiate gliding, the player must jump in midair. From there, direction is controlled by looking left or right, and the flying speed and rate of descent is controlled by looking up or down. Looking upwards while gliding temporarily increases the player's altitude, however doing this for too long stalls the player, causing it to descend at a faster rate (indicated by the player moving their limbs).
How long can I glide?
Durability decreases by one point each second when flying. Elytra have 431 durability, resulting in 7 minutes and 11 seconds of flight. It is possible to apply the Unbreaking enchantment using an anvil and an enchanted book, which affects the elytra in the same way that enchantment affects tools, increasing flight time to about four seconds of flight per point of durability for Unbreaking III elytra. Low server tick will also increase this if the chunks are being created too fast for the computer to keep up.
Players with the Level 75 Explorer perk can theoretically fly until the durability of the Elytra is worn out, but flying too high will cause the negative side of this perk to occur, causing higher durability costs for flight.
Repairing the Elytra
When an Elytra's durability hits 1, it will no longer work until it is repaired and cannot lose more durability. They may be repaired either by crafting 2 Elytras together or in an anvil using leather. Each leather piece will repair the Elytra by 108 durability, requiring 4 leather to fully repair.
Repair gems can be used to repair Elytras as well.