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'''Floating Islands''' is located extremely far in the North to the East of [[Special:MyLanguage/Mining Town|Mining Town]]. It is positioned high over a large void in the terrain. Completing them requires parkour, which is fatal, if failed due to the void waiting below the islands. The largest structure on the islands is the ruined top of the Earth Spire which contains 4 special spire chests.
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The '''Floating Islands''' (Often abbreviated as FI) are located extremely far north to the east of [[Special:MyLanguage/Mining Town|Mining Town]]. They hover over a large void in the terrain, surrounded by spiky, impassable rocky mountains. Reaching the top means completing a lot of parkour, which is fatal if failed due to the void. There is an abundance of zombie and zombie pigman spawners, as well as a Giant placed directly in the player's path. The largest structure on the islands is the ruined top of the [[Special:MyLanguage/Earth Spire|Earth Spire]], which contains 4 special spire chests.  
  
 
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==Loot Chests== <!--T:3-->
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* Densely forested island with Zombie Pigman spawners
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** 1 pot_rare
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* Between the Pigman island and the Northwest Giant island
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** 4 mil_epic in plain sight
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** 2 mil_epic hidden behind trees
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* Northwest Giant Island
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Small offshoot of Northwest Giant Island near Path A
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** 1 mil_epic
  
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'''At the Giant Island, the player can choose to jump across a broken bridge to Path A, or swim through a watery cave and down a waterfall to path B.'''
  
 
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Note: "Side Islands" are islands which lead to dead ends or are not apart of the original route to the top.
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'''The following chests can be found on Path A:'''
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* Ruins at the start of Path A
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Atop Path A mini-spire #1
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Parkour up to pigman island with water
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Pigman island with water
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Atop a stone structure with stairs
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Dark pigman island offshoot from stone structure
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** 1 mil_epic
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* On the path to Path A mini-spire #2
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** 1 mil_epic
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* Atop Path A mini-spire #2
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** 1 mil_mythic
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* Lake island
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** 1 mil_epic
  
 
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* Island 1
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'''The following chests can be found on Path B:'''
** 1 pots_rare
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* Island 2
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* Offshoot island to the East
** 2 mil_rare
 
* Side Island 1
 
** 1 mil_rare
 
 
** 1 mil_epic
 
** 1 mil_epic
* Side Island 2
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* Stone structure
** 1 mil_rare
 
* Side Island 3
 
** 2 pots_uncommon
 
** 4 mil_rare
 
 
** 1 mil_epic
 
** 1 mil_epic
* Side Island 4
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* Long offshoot to the south
** 1 pots_rare
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** 1 mil_epic
** 2 mil_epic
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** 2 pot_rare
* Island 3
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* On the path to the waterfall bottom
** 4 mil_rare
 
 
** 1 mil_epic
 
** 1 mil_epic
* Side Island 5
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** 1 mil_mythic
** 3 mil_rare
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* Waterfall bottom
** 4 mil_epic
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** 1 mil_mythic
* Island 4
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* Atop Path B mini-spire
** 3 mil_rare
 
* Island 5
 
** 1 pots_rare
 
** 4 mil_rare
 
* Side Island 6
 
** 2 mil_rare
 
 
** 1 mil_epic
 
** 1 mil_epic
* Side Island 7
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* On the path to Spire Island
** 2 mil_epic
 
* Island 6
 
** 2 mil_rare
 
* Island 7
 
** 1 food_uncommon
 
** 1 pots_rare
 
 
** 3 mil_epic
 
** 3 mil_epic
* Island 8
 
** 10 mil_epic
 
** 4 earth_spire
 
  
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'''Paths A and B converge at the Spire Island.'''
  
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* Spire Island
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** 4 spire_earth
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** 4 mil_mythic
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** 10? mil_epic
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* Path north of Spire Island leading back to Giant Island
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** 2 mil_epic
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** 1 pot_uncommon
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==Travel Advisory/Warnings== <!--T:8-->
* Water is available on Island 4 and Island 8.
 
* Giants spawn on Island 3.
 
* Be careful when ascending the waterfall to Island 8, players and pigmen can ambush you and knock you down.
 
* If you need to log out for a while, make absolutely sure you log out on a full solid block. If you leave while standing on a slab or stair, you could die when you log back in.
 
* Getting here will require lots of food, as it is located very far north amidst an area of uneven terrain.
 
* All of the bridges have parkour. Do not come here if you aren't good at it.
 
* Most islands spawn lots of zombies. You have the best chance of survival, if you run past all islands, ignoring zombies and quickly breaking loot chests.
 
* The Floating Islands are beatable in leather armor, but only if you can think sharp and stay frosty. Remember, the strategy here is to avoid mobs, not to fight them.
 
* Island 8 has the spire chests, there are 4 of them surrounding the Lore Block. The zombie pigman spawners were replaced by zombie spawners in the chest area, so although it is not as dangerous as it used to be, getting in and out of the spire bowl as fast as possible is highly suggested.
 
* Island 8 has one zombie pigman spawner when coming up the waterfall, so get out of that area as fast as you can.
 
* Having a good keyboard is recommended, as if you wobble jump or fail to sprint jump, then death is almost certain.
 
* If you have a grapple, you can grapple up to the top of the big tree on Island 8, however 5 zombie pigman spawners await you.
 
* The parkour itself is not really hard, just dangerous and long.
 
* The amount of zombie pigman spawners has been greatly reduced, so most of the islands are easily lootable.
 
* Most of the potion chests are located in trees which require a couple of jumps to reach. The only exception is the potion chest on Island 1, which is located in the dried-up fountain.
 
* Zombies can very easily pull or push you into the void near island edges and ESPECIALLY on bridges.
 
* There are 2 paths to get from Island 5 to Island 7. Going left on the pathway leads to Side Islands 6 and 7, while going right leads to Island 6. It is not recommended to go through the Side Islands route as the parkour is more risky.
 
  
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* The path leading to the entrance to the islands is at '''(2250, -3700)'''. When coming here, go to these coordinates and not the ones listed on the map.
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* Path A (Northeast side of FI) has more pigmen, while Path B (Southwest side of FI) has more parkour. A large group may choose to complete both paths simultaneously to avoid clutter.
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* Water refills are available in several places, including the spire island at the top.
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* With 3 pot_rares, FI is technically among the best places in the game to acquire glowstone and lingering II potions.
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* Getting here and looting the islands will require lots of food, as it is often required to sprint-jump.
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* A desperate player in need of food can frequently find carrots in the spire chests.
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* Be careful when ascending the waterfall to the spire island, as one is vulnerable to falling zombies and players with bows.
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* Snowballs are important to bring here as to avoid getting killed by mobs while looting chests.
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* Zombie spawners are (almost) always marked by skeleton skulls. The exceptions are a couple of spawners that are built into the spire and mini-spires.
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* Zombie pigman spawners are always marked by wither skeleton skulls. Immediately run past these if they're near.
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* The Giant will spawn on the large northwest island, where paths A and B split.
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* With a group of more than five people, it is recommended to trap the Giant in a cobweb such that everyone has a chance to run past it.
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* Due to the Giant’s high-knockback attacks, it is extremely dangerous to fight it here. Only do so if seeking a challenge.
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** If wanting to fight the Giant, the strategy used in [https://www.twitch.tv/videos/727071801 this video] may be of use. Be sure to avoid jumping as the stomp attack hits as to not fall into the void.
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* Grappling can be used to skip parts of the intended path.
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* Having a good keyboard is recommended as failing a jump here is deadly.
  
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* For Christmas 2015, the majority of the terrain had been replaced with ice, snow and quartz.
 
* For Christmas 2015, the majority of the terrain had been replaced with ice, snow and quartz.
 
* In the past, only 13 islands were accessible.
 
* In the past, only 13 islands were accessible.
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* This location was among many that were rebuilt in the MineZ: Origins update.
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* The origins location also received a Christmas reskin in 2020, where the islands resembled iced chocolate cupcakes and the trees resembled candy canes.
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* Some players compete for the fastest time to climb the islands to the [[Special:MyLanguage/Earth Spire|Earth Spire]] on the speedrun.com leaderboards for MineZ.
  
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* There is a [[Special:MyLanguage/Lore|Lore]] Block on the top island on the way to the large tree.
  
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* There is a [[Special:MyLanguage/Lore|Lore]] Block under the sphere of the Spire.
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{{loreblock|lore=Held in permanent stasis at the top of this spire rests the Goddess of Earth, Therum.<br>
  
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Therum is said to have molded us from the Earth, drawing and shaping us from the clay. The very land we worked, lived and died on was gifted to us by Therum. Our absolute trust was given to her and for a time our devotion was rewarded by an age of prosperity unlike any before.<br>
  
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The floating islands around you were once a sacred grove - a location of immense beauty and respect. When Therum was sealed inside the spire's orb the very earth around this grove was wrenched into the sky.<br>
  
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Isolated from her element, the spire of Therum, what is left, slowly wavers through the air, never again being allowed to touch the ground.
{{loreblock|lore=The Spire of Therum is a sealing stone of the Goddess of Earth, Therum.<br>This spire has experienced significant damage on the protective later weakening the hold on the gods.<br>This spire is rather fitting to represent Therum, a slow moving but extremely deadly hunk of earth wavering through the Floating Islands.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:54, 8 September 2021

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Floating Islands as seen from the northeast

The Floating Islands (Often abbreviated as FI) are located extremely far north to the east of Mining Town. They hover over a large void in the terrain, surrounded by spiky, impassable rocky mountains. Reaching the top means completing a lot of parkour, which is fatal if failed due to the void. There is an abundance of zombie and zombie pigman spawners, as well as a Giant placed directly in the player's path. The largest structure on the islands is the ruined top of the Earth Spire, which contains 4 special spire chests.

General Information
Coordinates: (2000, -3800)
Location Message: N/A
Number of Buildings: Multiple Ruined Structures
Zombie Threat: Very High - Zombie and Zombie Pigman Spawners.
Giants
Number of Chests: 50?
Lootable Graves: None
Risk of Bandits: Low




General Resources
Water bottle.png Water Refill
Crafting TableHD.png Crafting Table

New FarmHD2.png Farm 2 Melons
Brewing stand.png Brewing Stand

Lit Furnace HD.png Lit Furnace

Potion Loot
Potion Drink Health.gif Common Chests

Potion Splash Health.gif Uncommon Chests 1
Glowstone dust.png Rare Chests 3
Military Loot
Arrow.png Common Chests

Sugar.png Uncommon Chests

Ender pearl.png Rare Chests

Gunpowder.png Epic Chests 32
Diamond axe.png Mythic Chests 7
Spire Loot
Agni symbol.png Fire Spire Chests

Pluvia symbol.png Water Spire Chests

Therum symbol.png Earth Spire Chests 4
Simoon symbol.png Wind Spire Chests



Loot Chests

  • Densely forested island with Zombie Pigman spawners
    • 1 pot_rare
  • Between the Pigman island and the Northwest Giant island
    • 4 mil_epic in plain sight
    • 2 mil_epic hidden behind trees
  • Northwest Giant Island
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Small offshoot of Northwest Giant Island near Path A
    • 1 mil_epic

At the Giant Island, the player can choose to jump across a broken bridge to Path A, or swim through a watery cave and down a waterfall to path B.

The following chests can be found on Path A:

  • Ruins at the start of Path A
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Atop Path A mini-spire #1
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Parkour up to pigman island with water
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Pigman island with water
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Atop a stone structure with stairs
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Dark pigman island offshoot from stone structure
    • 1 mil_epic
  • On the path to Path A mini-spire #2
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Atop Path A mini-spire #2
    • 1 mil_mythic
  • Lake island
    • 1 mil_epic

The following chests can be found on Path B:

  • Offshoot island to the East
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Stone structure
    • 1 mil_epic
  • Long offshoot to the south
    • 1 mil_epic
    • 2 pot_rare
  • On the path to the waterfall bottom
    • 1 mil_epic
    • 1 mil_mythic
  • Waterfall bottom
    • 1 mil_mythic
  • Atop Path B mini-spire
    • 1 mil_epic
  • On the path to Spire Island
    • 3 mil_epic

Paths A and B converge at the Spire Island.

  • Spire Island
    • 4 spire_earth
    • 4 mil_mythic
    • 10? mil_epic
  • Path north of Spire Island leading back to Giant Island
    • 2 mil_epic
    • 1 pot_uncommon

Travel Advisory/Warnings

  • The path leading to the entrance to the islands is at (2250, -3700). When coming here, go to these coordinates and not the ones listed on the map.
  • Path A (Northeast side of FI) has more pigmen, while Path B (Southwest side of FI) has more parkour. A large group may choose to complete both paths simultaneously to avoid clutter.
  • Water refills are available in several places, including the spire island at the top.
  • With 3 pot_rares, FI is technically among the best places in the game to acquire glowstone and lingering II potions.
  • Getting here and looting the islands will require lots of food, as it is often required to sprint-jump.
  • A desperate player in need of food can frequently find carrots in the spire chests.
  • Be careful when ascending the waterfall to the spire island, as one is vulnerable to falling zombies and players with bows.
  • Snowballs are important to bring here as to avoid getting killed by mobs while looting chests.
  • Zombie spawners are (almost) always marked by skeleton skulls. The exceptions are a couple of spawners that are built into the spire and mini-spires.
  • Zombie pigman spawners are always marked by wither skeleton skulls. Immediately run past these if they're near.
  • The Giant will spawn on the large northwest island, where paths A and B split.
  • With a group of more than five people, it is recommended to trap the Giant in a cobweb such that everyone has a chance to run past it.
  • Due to the Giant’s high-knockback attacks, it is extremely dangerous to fight it here. Only do so if seeking a challenge.
    • If wanting to fight the Giant, the strategy used in this video may be of use. Be sure to avoid jumping as the stomp attack hits as to not fall into the void.
  • Grappling can be used to skip parts of the intended path.
  • Having a good keyboard is recommended as failing a jump here is deadly.

Trivia

  • For Christmas 2015, the majority of the terrain had been replaced with ice, snow and quartz.
  • In the past, only 13 islands were accessible.
  • This location was among many that were rebuilt in the MineZ: Origins update.
  • The origins location also received a Christmas reskin in 2020, where the islands resembled iced chocolate cupcakes and the trees resembled candy canes.
  • Some players compete for the fastest time to climb the islands to the Earth Spire on the speedrun.com leaderboards for MineZ.

Lore

  • There is a Lore Block on the top island on the way to the large tree.

Lore Block

Held in permanent stasis at the top of this spire rests the Goddess of Earth, Therum.

Therum is said to have molded us from the Earth, drawing and shaping us from the clay. The very land we worked, lived and died on was gifted to us by Therum. Our absolute trust was given to her and for a time our devotion was rewarded by an age of prosperity unlike any before.

The floating islands around you were once a sacred grove - a location of immense beauty and respect. When Therum was sealed inside the spire's orb the very earth around this grove was wrenched into the sky.

Isolated from her element, the spire of Therum, what is left, slowly wavers through the air, never again being allowed to touch the ground.


Gallery