Sky bridges are a common strategy on many maps since they allow players to bypass the map's terrain and go over the enemy's defenses. Due to Cronos, Kingdom, and Skylands having nexuses exposed to the sky, sky bridges are most common and effective on these maps. They are common but not as effective on Coastal, Canyon, and Hamlet since players would need to go underground to get to the nexus. They are very rarely encountered on Collis because of how tall the mountains are and how resource expensive it is as a result. Part 1: Materials and Classes Wood is the most common material for sky bridges because wood regenerates and 1 block of wood can be made into 4 planks. Lumberjack is ideal for this part because of their efficiency 1 stone axe and chance of getting double wood drops. Builder can also be useful since they get passive experience while making the sky bridge and can get blocks every 2 minutes. Although wool can only be broken with shears, it takes longer to obtain and is inefficient for sky bridges. You can also break certain structures within your base to get materials such as the bridges in Andorra and Coastal. Part 2: The Stairs There are 2 ways to do this. The first way is less expensive but is not as fast to climb up. The second way uses stairs to allow faster travel both horizontally and vertically but it also takes more resources to create. The height limit for building is y=160 (y=128 prior to May 2014 and Collis). The stairs should go up at least 32 blocks to reduce the chance of archers hitting your team off the side. Part 3: The Bridge Once you are at the desired altitude, convert your remaining material into slabs to cover twice as much distance with no extra cost. Sneak and face away from the stairs than place a few slabs. Then you will need to rotate your view so the edge of the slabs forms a downward diagonal line. Hold onto the S and D (or A and S if downward and to the left) buttons and the right mouse button to continue building it. This takes advantage that you sneak faster diagonally. Keep this up until you are above the enemy's base. Part 4: The Sky base Once you are close enough to the enemy's nexus, use any remaining slabs and build a platform at least 5x5 with a 1 block high wall around the edges. This makes it less likely to be shot off the side. If someone has transporter, they should set one end of their portal system in the sky base to put the team as close to the enemy team as possible. A launchpad should be placed at the far end of the sky base. It is done by placing a stone pressure plate on top of an iron block, gold block, or redstone lamp. The launchpad provides brief fall damage immunity in addition to giving players a high horizontal speed. Part 5: Optimizing Speed Climbing up the stairs can be done fastest by holding on to Ctrl, W, and spamming the spacebar to repeatedly sprint jump up. Holding Ctrl, W, and spacebar is the fastest way to travel the bridge once at the top. Launchpads have an interesting property that they do not affect the vertical component of a player's speed so the player can increase the distance they travel by sprint jumping and landing on the pressure plate. Acrobats don't need a launchpad to enter the enemy's base since they are immune to fall damage. Any other condition granting fall damage immunity such as using leap as Assassin or recently being hit with a Scorpio's hook can also work for this. Transporters can set one end of their portal near spawn and the other inside the sky base to send teammates to the enemy team fastest. Tinkerers can also set their coal and redstone blocks to give haste and speed to rushers for more efficiency. Archers can assist the rushers by shooting at enemy defenders rather than directly going to the nexus. Miner and Handyman are ideal for mining the nexus because of having the best spawning pickaxes and not requiring xp to obtain. Often, the massive amount of players is enough to overwhelm defenders and destroy a nexus. A sky base designed with tinkerer pads and a transporter's portal. Green wool is under the portal to make it harder to break.