How to create portals
Portals can be acquired surprisingly early, which is useful when you start to explore the world. You will need three ingredients to create a portal:
- 10 Gray Dwarf Eye
- 20 Precious wood
- 2 Surtling kernel
Keep in mind that you will need two portals to teleport, so be sure to double down on the recipe to take full advantage of it. It should also be within reach of a Workbench. You can create a new Workbench and place your portal nearby for it to work properly.
Greydwarf Eyes can easily be acquired by killing one of the Greydwarf types. Fine wood requires a Bronze axis and can be found by cutting birches or oaks.
Surtling nuclei are most commonly found in burial chambers in the Black Forest biome. These underground dungeons can be tricky, so bring some gear and make sure you’ve eaten. Check out our guide below for more help:
Once you have acquired the required materials, equip your Hammer and open your build menu. You will find portals under the miscellaneous tab.
Select the portal and place it on the ground within reach of your Workbench. You will receive a message from the crow telling you that you need to place a second one in order to use it.
Once you’ve found a suitable location for your second portal, place a Workbench, cover it, and build your second portal nearby.
If this is your first set of portals, they will be automatically linked together and immediately usable. Simply walk through the portal when it starts to glow and you will be returned to your original location.
To note: Some heavy items cannot be transported through a portal. This includes items like iron, copper, bronze, etc. These items are indicated by a small red “X” in the upper right corner of the inventory icon. If you try to go through a portal containing one of these objects, the message “An object is preventing you from teleporting” is displayed. You will need to remove these items before using the portal.
How to connect portals using the portal naming system
If you will be using multiple portals to move around, you will need to understand the portal’s naming system. By default, the first two portals you place are linked.
The following portals should be named using a tag system. To change the label of a portal, simply go to it and press E before entering the desired name.
To note: Portal tags are case sensitive.
The two portals sharing the same name will be automatically connected after a few moments, as indicated by the messaging after the chosen tag. In case of problem, the beacon will indicate “[UNCONNECTED]”to indicate the error.
And with that, you are ready to travel more efficiently. Now you are thinking with portals!