Minecraft: Best Farms For XP
Here are just a few incredibly ingenious Redstone and non-Redstone farms to help anyone boost their experience gain in Minecraft.
- Gaining experience in Minecraft is essential for powerful enchantments that make fighting stronger mobs easier.
- Players have created ingenious Redstone and non-Redstone farms to efficiently boost their experience gain.
- Farms like the Wither Skeleton Farm, Sculk Block Farm, and Automatic Fish Farm provide quick ways to gain experience and useful drops.
Experience is one of the key gameplay features in Minecraft . Although there are no skills or additional abilities to unlock, experience points can be spent on powerful enchantments for your gear, which can make fighting stronger and stronger mobs much easier.
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However, gaining experience is a slow process. Thankfully, like just about any other process in the game, players have figured out countless ways to turn it into a quick and efficient process. Here are just a few incredibly ingenious Redstone and non-Redstone farms to help anyone boost their experience gain.
Updated on August 2, 2023, by Rosa Baumgartl : Minecraft is an ever-changing game, with previous mechanics being renewed and fresh ones being introduced all the time. We've added some new ways to farm experience using some of the items and mobs recently introduced, as well as fixing any broken item interactions that older farms might now have.
17 Wither Skeleton Farm
The harder the mob, the more experience they tend to drop, and Wither Skeletons are pretty brutal. This farm not only keeps you safe from their Withering effect, but should net you around 135 Wither Skeleton Skulls at the same time. It also doesn't require a lot of tedious spawn proofing in the Nether.
Items Required For A Wither Skeleton Farm
How to make a wither skeleton farm.
Despite the high number of resources necessary to build this, it's actually the quickest as it avoids placing Slabs around the Nether Fortress to limit where the Wither Skeletons can spawn. It also means you don't have to sit in the Nether for extended periods while farming, which can be dangerous. The design is by Ianxofour and the video is by Shulkercraft .
16 Sculk Block Farm
This farm is unlike any other in Minecraft so far, as it doesn't involve the player smelting or killing mobs. Rather, the mobs must die passively over some Sculk blocks, which then spread.
These blocks hold loads of experience, and all you have to do is break them.
Items Required For A Sculk Block Farm
How to make a sculk block farm.
The principle of this farm is that it's built under a Zombie or Skeleton Spawner, which drops the mobs onto the Dripstone which kills them. The nearby Sculk Catalyst, which you'll need Silk Touch to pick up from deep underground, then turns nearby blocks into Sculk. Wattles explains the whole thing very well in his tutorial video .
15 Cave Spider Farm
Cave spiders are considered the worst mobs to farm in the entire game. For one, they will poison you, and secondly, spiders in general have a tendency to be able to escape various structures by climbing walls.
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However, there is a way to make either a cave spider or a regular spider farm work and to get a bunch of experience points for it in Minecraft. This is particularly useful since cave spider spawners are very easy to find due to how common abandoned mineshafts are in the game.
Items Required For A Spider Farm
Items required for a cave spider farm, how to make a spider/cave spider farm.
Before you start it's recommended that you have a few essentials with you. Ladders for climbing out of holes, torches to light up the area while you work, a sword to fight off any mobs that get too close and of course a pickaxe. A bucket of milk is also handy to mitigate the poison effect if you are dealing with cave spiders.
The materials above are for two different farm designs by Kmond. The Cave Spider XP Farm , for up to version 1.17.and the Regular Spider Farm , which also works up to version 1.17.
14 Automatic Fish Farm
There are tons of designs for AFK fish farms or other automatic fish farms, which are all excellent ways to farm enchantment books, bows, saddles, name tags and even fishing rods . Automatic fishing farms are also great for food and xp in Minecraft.
Given how it doesn't require many resources, having a fish farm is pretty much a must-have for any player. The xp is pretty low but the process is simple and easy and the rewards are excellent.
Items Required For An Automatic Fish Farm
How to make an automatic fish farm.
There are many designs for fish farms but the one we've chosen is the Easiest Automatic AFK Fish Farm By Carbon Gaming . This farm uses easy to find resources, is simple to build and will net you some useful drops as well as some xp.
13 Portal Farm
If resources are not a problem you might as well go big with your xp farm designs. One favorite (especially at harder difficulties) is a nether portal farm that pulls in Zombie Pigmen from the nether and doesn't even require you to manually kill the mobs.
As well as an impressive amount of xp, you'll also gain a tonne of gold. The only downside is that it requires a huge amount of resources, which can be difficult to obtain on survival.
Items Required For A Farm With Portals
How to make a portal farm.
This particular portal farm is designed by Rays Works and has an AFK mode and an automated mode. Rays Works' video on the farm covers both modes but the later requires extra redstone materials to make a redstone clock.
We haven't added quantities to the list of materials due to having no clue of the scale of this farm. However, it's likely to be scalable in that the portals can probably be reduced.
12 Bedrock Charcoal Farm
Back to more simple designs, this is a very interesting take on a self-fueling farm that's similar to the concept of the cacti and bamboo farm. However, this one uses wood instead to create charcoal and fuel itself over and over again by storing the experience points within the furnace.
This charcoal xp farm design can be made as big or small as you want and has the advantage of using a resource that's usually readily available.
Items Required For A Charcoal XP Farm
How to make a charcoal xp farm.
For players who can't get their hands on bamboo or cactus easily, this is the way to go. Plus, it's certified to work on Bedrock, thanks to this design by ProfePlaysMinecraft .
The only thing to note is that the furnace is powered by wood so you'll also need a lot of wood to get xp this way.
11 Piglin Bartering Farm
Now to the real meat of the nether update. With the introduction of Piglins and bartering, players have been coming up with extremely interesting farm designs that not only incorporate xp farming in Minecraft but also infinite bartering with a trapped Piglin.
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These farms provide a huge amount of xp as well as a wide selection of materials. This is because the farm generates gold and xp then uses them to produce trades with Piglins for different items.
Items Required For A Nether Bartering XP Farm
How to build a piglin bartering farm.
This particular design by Rays Works is excellent because it automatically provides gold to the Piglin by killing off Zombie Pigmen and generates experience points as well as tons of items from the bartering process. It really does kill three birds with just one stone, and although it's not easy to build resource-wise, it's absolutely a must-have for players.
10 Raid Farm
It may not have crossed your mind, but Illager outposts are excellent locations for farming XP in Minecraft. Even if the outpost tower itself is demolished, Illagers will still continue to spawn.
These farms are simple to build, and the rewards include emeralds and totems of undying, both of which can be incredibly valuable. You'll also get more crossbows than you know what to do with.
Items Required For A Pillager Raid XP Farm
How to build a raid farm.
This design by Avomance in particular works wonders. By placing a bed and a few villagers in the middle to attract Illagers, they can be guided with water down into a tunnel to kill them easily. If a captain is killed, even better, because it will instantly start a raid due to the presence of the villagers.
9 Mob Spawner Farm
During any regular survival game, you are very likely to come across mob dungeons with a spawner at some point. Dungeons are easily recognized by their mossy cobblestone walls and loot chests. These are mob dungeons ideal for xp farms in Minecraft.
Most spawner farms work on the simple principle of trapping the mobs in one place where you can safely kill them in order to gain exp and any items they may drop. To really boost the experience you farm from this set up, tame some Wolves and build an AFK Fish Farm next to the drop zone. The Wolves will deliver the final blow on your behalf, netting you the experience while you're away from the keyboard and still fishing.
Items Required For A Dungeon Spawner XP Farm
How to build a mob spawner farm.
The best dungeon to turn into an experience farm in Minecraft is a skeleton dungeon due to the useful loot they drop (bones, arrows, and bows), but any type will do.
Spiders will be more difficult to trap due to their ability to climb walls and are better contained in the spider-specific farm mentioned earlier. Here's a great design by Kmond .
8 Gold Farm
Murdering zombie Pigmen is a great way to get xp. If you aren't worried about trying to integrate bartering into your farm this is a great alternative to the Piglin bartering farm.
This farm brings in huge amounts of xp and while it's resource-heavy, the actual build is fairly easy to construct.
Items Required For A Gold Farm
How to build a gold farm.
This farm does involve some cheesy game-breaking strategies, such as entering the Nether roof . You'll need to do this before you can begin the build.
The Nether roof is basically a wide flat area made of bedrock, a material on which no mob can spawn. Therefore, any other block that's placed down has a huge chance of spawning Nether mobs, making it easy to manipulate spawn rates for XP farms. RandomGgames constructs a great gold and experience farm with few materials worth copying.
7 Stone XP Farm
Most XP farms require a staggering amount of resources to build. This can make most players think twice before attempting to build one, especially in survival mode or even hardcore mode. However, a good XP farm in Minecraft doesn't have to be resource heavy.
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A simple stone XP farm using furnaces is just enough for a single-player survival world, at least in the beginning.
Items Required For A Stone XP Farm
How to build a stone xp farm.
By smelting stone, the furnaces store and generate XP in them, similarly to a few other designs. If you are using stone or smooth stone in your builds this is an especially productive way to generate xp.
If you need a design then WaffleNite showcases a simple idea that's easy to replicate.
6 Classic Mob Farm
Ultimately, a survival world of Minecraft isn't complete if you haven't made the king of all mob farms, the classic Minecraft mob XP farm.
Although it requires quite a bit of stone and usually a great height to be built on, it can yield a lot of experience points and useful drops.
Items Required For A Classic Mob Farm
How to build a classic mob farm.
If closed-off platforms are built over a large body of water or far up in the air, you will see an increased rate of monsters spawning inside. The mobs can then be pushed down by the water and left at one or two hearts for you to kill them off at the bottom of the drop.
Voltrox shows the strength of this simple yet iconic Minecraft xp farm perfectly with his design.
5 Kelp XP Farm
For those that feel super intimidated by more complex experience farms and just need a tiny xp boost to their survival Minecraft world without any frills, there's a simple way to farm xp with only kelp needed.
Items Required For A Kelp Farm
How to build a kelp farm.
Kelp is an interesting material because it can be grown, dried in the furnace and then used as fuel to dry more kelp. As such, it makes for excellent fuel for a simple and easy Minecraft xp farm, as shown by Farzy .
4 Blaze Farm
If you're looking for the best mob to farm for XP, blazes are an excellent place to start. While building a farm in the Nether can get risky, blaze rods are a necessity for the end game, which is why this farm basically kills two birds with one stone.
If you want to experiment with potions and brewing then you'll need a good supply of blaze rods. This farm will help you get them safely, and gain some xp.
Items Required For A Blaze Farm
There are hundreds of different ways to design blaze xp farms in Minecraft, but it's always best to pick a spawner that has a lot of natural cover, so that building around it isn't a chore and potentially doesn't kill the player. Voltrox has a very easy and material light design to follow.
3 Guardian Farm
It's no secret that guardians are some of the best mobs to farm for XP in the game due to the decent amount of XP they drop.
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That being said, building a guardian farm is a monumental task, since most designs require draining the entire ocean monument.
Items Required For A Guardian Farm
How to build a guardian farm.
Despite the huge time and resource cost, this farm is still worth it due to its sheer output of experience. LogicalGeekBoy in particular has a very easy to follow tutorial on how to nail down the design and mechanics of the guardian XP farm in Minecraft. The best thing about it is that it also avoids the epic task of draining the ocean monument.
You'll also gain a tonne of cod as well as materials to craft Prismarine and its variants as well as sea lanterns.
2 Enderman Farm
Once you have actually reached The End and defeated the Ender Dragon, you might want to consider building an Enderman xp farm. The End is basically full of free space where Endermen can spawn, and with water as their sole weakness, it's an easy enough farm to make.
Items Required For An Enderman Farm
How to build an enderman farm.
Not only does this farm yield a ton of experience since Endermen are among the toughest mobs, but it also provides more ender pearls than you'll ever use, which come in handy when exploring the End islands.
Pixlriffs has a great guide on how to create a straightforward Enderman farm.
1 Cactus And Bamboo Farm
For those who want maximum output and the least amount of materials used, this cactus and bamboo farm is the answer. Not only is it cheap to make, it's also fully self-sufficient. All you need to do is leave it to do its thing and come back hours later to reap the benefits.
Items Required For Cactus And Bamboo XP Farm
How to build a cactus and bamboo farm.
This farm is compact, but its main problem is how immensely loud it can get due to the constantly moving minecart. For this reason it's recommended that you build it at a distance from your base. Check Avomance 's tutorial for the best XP farm design.
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Minecraft: how to build an xp farm.
Experience points (XP) are earned in Minecraft by doing simple things like killing mobs, mining oars, and cooking food. At the bottom of your screen in the game, you will notice a green bar, either empty or slightly full, accompanied by a small green number that indicates your overall experience level. Each time you fill this bar, you will gain a new level and the bar will reset. As you increase in experience, each level requires more XP to achieve the next one. It is also important to keep in mind that dying in the game will reset your experience back to 0 . You can, however, return to the site where you died and reclaim some of the XP.
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If you intend on using an enchantment table, in any sort of efficient way, you will no doubt require an XP farm. One of the most simple and effective versions of an XP farm in Minecraft is also referred to as a mob farm . This guide will teach you how to construct an entirely automated mob, from which you can collect plenty of XP and subsequently enchant your heart's content.
Before you begin any construction, collect all the materials listed below:
- 25 stacks of Building Blocks (cobblestone, stone brick, deep-slate, etc. Whatever matches your style)
- Four Hoppers
- Four Chests
- Four Slabs (Any kind will do)
- One Stack of Trap Doors (Any kind will do)
- A handful of Torches
Step One: Building The Collection Apparatus
You will begin your build at the base, which features a mob, XP, and mob drop collection system. Every time mobs die in Minecraft, there are varying probabilities that they will drop useful items. You will begin by creating an automated system that collects these items and stores them in chests. The first step is digging a hole in the ground that is one block deep, two blocks wide, and two blocks long; a square. Now, place the 4 chests inside the hole.
You will then place the four hoppers on top of the chests, as shown in the image above ( shift-clicking will allow you to place the hoppers, without opening the chests instead). Use the same shift clicking method to then place the four slabs on top of the hoppers. Lastly, use your primary building block to build a wall that stretches around this structure.
The wall should float, as seen in the image above, leaving only a half block of space open.
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Step Two: Building The Structure
At this point, you have effectively built an automated system for collecting mob drop items. From here, however, you must build the actual structure of the XP farm. The first step is to continue erecting the wall from the previous step, adding 21 blocks in height.
Once this is done, build four platforms that are level with the highest blocks. They should be 2 x 8 and protrude radially outward from each side.
Next, build a wall that stretches all the way around each of these platforms. This wall should also be two blocks tall.
It would be helpful at this point to create an infinite water source inside the farm. This can be done easily by filling a 2 x 2 hole, that is one block deep, with two buckets of water.
You can now make the main chamber of the XP farm, in which the mobs will actually spawn. Build a floor by filling in the spaces between each of the four platforms. Then, make a two-block tall wall that stretches all the way around, and a roof that sits on top.
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Step Three: Inside The Farm
While you're working inside the farm, be sure to first place plenty of torches around. This will prevent hostile mobs from spawning while you're still inside.
There are several more things to do before this farm can become functional, the first of which is lining each of the trenches with trap doors, then opening them. This will trick the mobs into thinking that they are " walkable blocks ," allowing them to fall inside.
Next, use your buckets, and the infinite water source from earlier, to place a water source at the back of each trench. Each trench will require two water source blocks, one for each of the two blocks in the back. The water should flow just to the edge, leaving only one block of dry space. When mobs fall into the trenches, the current will drag them to the center of the farm. As they collect in the center, they will fall through the hole, down to the collection chamber.
Step Four: Preparing The Farm
Congratulations! The grunt work is mostly behind you. The structure of the farm itself is complete, and you are finally done building. There are, however, a few more things to square away before this farm can become operational. If you placed torches inside, to illuminate the space while you worked, removing them should be your next step. Hostile mobs spawn only in the dark, so this chamber must be kept completely devoid of light.
The efficiency of this farm depends entirely on maximizing the number of mobs that spawn inside . One way to do this is by illuminating every dark place within your render distance. If you find that your farm isn't generating as many mobs as you would like, it could very well be that there is a cave nearby, filled with lots of mobs. By completely lighting up all the nearby caves with torches, all the mob spawns become concentrated in the only place where mobs can spawn, your farm. Depending on how many caves there are in close proximity to your farm and how big those caves are, this can be a very time-consuming endeavor. If you're up to the task, however, you will undoubtedly see a major improvement in the efficiency of the farm.
One last improvement you can make, which is technically optional, is building an AFK room (AFK: Away From Keyboard). This should be built 70-100 blocks above the top of the farm. This room should include a bed, allowing you to sleep and avoid monsters spawning overnight.
The XP farm will only be as efficient as you make it. Eliminating nearby areas in which mobs can spawn, will increase the odds of them spawning in your farm.
Step Five: Using The Farm
Finally, the farm is complete and you are ready to reap the rewards of your effort. Mobs will spawn in the chamber and fall into the trenches randomly. The currents of the water will push them to the center and they fall down into the collection chamber at the bottom. All that is required of you now, is to stand outside at the bottom and kill the mobs through the half-block opening. The height of the farm was chosen specifically so that the mobs don't die from fall damage. Rather, they usually become reduced in health so that one hit is sufficient to kill them. Sometimes, however, the mobs are wearing armor, which protects them from the fall.
Use a sword when killing the mobs, they have a swiping attack that allows you to kill multiple mobs in one swing. When the mobs die, collect the green XP points that spill out from the collection chamber. If you decided to build an AFK room, wait inside of it and check the collection chamber every five minutes, or so.
Remember that the mobs often drop useful resources and items. These are all being collected by the hoppers and stored in the chests.
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10 best xp farms for minecraft 1.20.
XP remains one of the most valuable resources in Minecraft 1.20, but the best farms for experience also gather important materials for you to use.
Gathering XP in Minecraft helps you create powerful enchantments for weapons and armor, but the best farms for experience will also reward valuable materials for your other projects. While mining resources or defeating dangerous mobs earns experience, a proper farm makes the process harmless. Those looking to always be at a high level should consider building multiple XP collection sites based on what items they need.
You will want to have a ton of XP to give items special properties through an enchantment table and repair tools at an anvil . Both tasks demand plenty of experience in return for the added convenience given to your day-to-day routine. The 1.20 update has included new biomes and mobs to generate, but most experience farms can be made in any world without using a specific seed.
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10 Basic Mob Spawner Farm
One of the easiest ways to farm XP is to set up a kill room for mobs in Minecraft out of a discovered spawner found deep in different cave systems. Building a room filled with water that drags enemy skeletons, zombies, or spiders directly into a pool of lava will eliminate them immediately, granting you experience. Given the frequent appearance of mobs from spawner blocks, this farm is tricky to set up but provides decent XP gain when finished.
9 Double Furnace Cooking Farm
Another simple way to farm experience is to set up an auto smelter, using two or more furnaces that constantly collect cooked foods into double chests. A steady supply of coal is really all you need to make this station work, producing an average amount of XP over time in Minecraft . However, you will have to hunt down or breed enough pigs, cows, or other animals to maintain a healthy flow of raw food to prepare.
Many XP farms rely on Hoppers to harvest the materials made from whatever process is done to generate experience. Hoppers can be made by placing five iron ingots in a "V" pattern on a crafting bench.
8 Enderman Farm
Harvesting XP from Endermen can be far more difficult than a basic mob farm in Minecraft , requiring you to have reached The End to even begin making it. Yet, the contraption itself is basic, according to content creator Rediscover Redstone , using only some leaf blocks and stone slabs. Since the attention of an Enderman comes from looking at them, these mobs can be lured to a kill zone for some easy Ender Pearls and experience.
7 Guardian Farm
Guardians are rare ocean mobs that gift tons of XP when killed, making a farm for them incredibly rewarding if you build it right. As seen by content creator silentwisperer , all you have to do is create a series of waterways above an underwater temple in Minecraft with Redstone and pistons to eliminate the creatures as they spawn. Pillars of Sea lanterns or Prismarine blocks are also needed to ensure the mobs appear in the right spots.
6 Creeper Farm
Normally, harvesting Creepers for gunpowder and XP is incredibly dangerous since these enemy mobs explode whenever you get close to them. The trick to harvesting massive amounts of experience here is to have glass built around a nest of Creepers so that you can still see them, but they cannot see you. From a video by content creator wattles , you can get only Creepers to spawn by placing Snow Golems within the farm.
5 Automatic Dried Kelp Farm
Like food, kelp can be dried in a furnace to earn you XP as it finishes, but the system used for this plant makes it a far more efficient way farm to make in Minecraft . Placing two or more sand blocks near rushing water allows the plant to grow continuously before being broken by pistons. A small system of Hoppers funnels the broken plant into chests as it grows again almost instantly, leading to constant orbs of XP being collected as well.
4 Pillager Farm
Human-like mobs called Pillagers are tough opponents to defeat in Minecraft , so it only makes sense that taking them down builds a good amount of experience. Creating a kill zone near an Outpost bypasses the normal enemy mob limit in some areas, as said by content creator Nico is LOST . Wide platforms and mob elevators are all you need here to grind XP insanely quickly, even at the early stages of your playthrough.
3 Automatic Cactus Farm
Functioning almost in the same way as the Kelp farm, a Cactus farm works better simply because cactus plants are easier to grow and find. Even with new biomes in 1.20, such as Cherry Blossoms in Minecraft , deserts will always be abundant. If you're playing on Survival, it remains far better to mine the right materials on land with Cactus as opposed to diving into the ocean for kelp, which can be a bit tedious to gather.
The video created by content creator Regund shows a simple concept behind using elevated sand and iron blocks to grow cacti together in large groups to facilitate XP gain the fastest.
2 Gold Piglin Farm
Enemies in the Nether give massive XP, but the right contraption using the max portal size limit prevents you from ever having to travel to the infamous lava-dominated realm. As seen by content creator by James , a periodic flint and stone lighter system causes the portal to flicker, spawning Zombie Piglins in Minecraft at a controlled rate. Another automatic mob destroyer funnels gold ingots, nuggets, swords, of course, experience straight to you.
1 AFK Fish Farm
The most effective way to farm XP without even touching your character comes from fishing, of all things. Setting up a chest surrounded by signs and then dumping a bucket of water creates a small zone to fish in, where the right enchantment can get you catching mobs over and over to gain experience. Rediscover Redstone has even discovered an unlimited XP glitch using a music note block and trapdoor that can be operated without you even being there.
The best XP farms in Minecraft are where your experience skyrockets with the smallest input or effort once the right mechanisms have been made.
Sources: YouTube/ Rediscover Redstone , YouTube/ by James , YouTube/ Nico is LOST , YouTube/ wattles , YouTube/ silentwisperer , YouTube/ Regund
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How to Make an XP Farm in Minecraft
- Updated April 24, 2023, 9:40 AM EDT
The most efficient way to gain XP in Minecraft is to build something that gathers and weakens mobs. These are appropriately called “XP farms” and can take many forms. However, they all follow the same principles.
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How to make the easiest efficient xp farm.
This kind of XP farm is a classic building design that’s been used a lot over the last 10 years of Minecraft . It involves making a tower with a platform on the top. On this upper platform, you will need to use water to push the mobs that spawn here into the central part of the tower. Here is where the mobs will fall and take damage. The last part is quite simple: stand at the bottom of the tower and hit the mobs after they take fall damage. This way, you can slay many monsters quickly for a ton of XP.
Step 1 – How High to Build the Tower
The height you need to build the tower is 22 blocks. If you build the tower portion of your XP farm too high, the mobs will die from fall damage. This is not what you want, as you only get XP from landing the killing blow yourself. However, if you don’t build the tower portion high enough, you’ll have to hit mobs multiple times. This would not be good either, as it means the XP farm is not as efficient as it could be.
Furthermore, you need to keep in mind that 22 blocks is the distance from the ground to the upper platform. In other words, mobs who drop down the tower part of the XP farm should travel 22 blocks before hitting the ground. Falling this far will leave regular Zombies and Skeletons alive–but just barely. As such, you’ll be able to take them out in 1 hit with even a Wooden Sword . You need to make the central part of the tower 2 by 2 blocks wide for maximum efficiency.
Step 2 – Make the Cross for the Upper Platform
When the tower is 22 blocks high, you will then need to build 4 thin walkways leading away from the central shaft. Build these walkways 8 blocks out and make them 2 blocks wide. Next, build walls 2 blocks high to enclose these walkways. These hallways are where your mob prey will be pushed into the central shaft.
By using some Water Buckets , place down 2 source blocks of water at the ends of each hallway. The water flowing towards the central shaft will be enough to reach the hole, but will not travel far enough to create a waterfall in the tower’s central part. Mobs that stand in this flowing water will be pushed into the hole and will fall 22 blocks.
Step 3 – Make Surfaces for Mobs to Spawn
Right now, the upper platform looks like a cross. However, you want to have more surface area for mobs to spawn, and there’s an easy way to add this. Between each ‘arm’ of the cross, build a floor. This should turn your cross into a square—just make sure not to cover the hallways filled with water.
You should also place Trapdoors around the inner edges of this new floor (so that they cover the water hallways), as this will mess up the ledge detection of mobs. After placing the Trapdoors, open them so that they are pressed against the walls of the water hallways, allowing mobs to fall into them. The mobs won’t be able to detect these areas as ledges, and, as such, will fall into the water hallways more frequently.
Afterward, build walls 2 blocks high and then create the ceiling to completely close off the area. Finally, got onto the roof and light it up with Torches so that mobs do not spawn on top. Be careful not to leave the inside lit up, as this will prevent mobs from spawning.
Step 4 – Wait at the Bottom to Harvest XP From the Weakened Mobs
At the bottom of the tower, you will need some way to hit the mobs that fall to the ground. Simply make a 1-block large opening around the tower at foot height. This will allow you to strike the mobs within the central shaft from any side of the tower but won’t let them hit or see you. The 2 by 2 space within the shaft will also pack the mobs together tightly enough for you to get double-kills and triple-kills frequently.
Keep in mind that mobs only spawn around your location, so you will need to be somewhat close to this structure for monsters to actually appear within it. As such, you should build this XP farm around places you usually spend a lot of time. For example, building this XP farm around your actual farms so that mobs spawn while you harvest and plant crops could be an optimal setup.
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- How to Make a Smoker
- How to Make a Trapdoor
- How to Make a Jukebox
- How to Make a Lectern
- How to Make a Ladder
- How to Make a Stonecutter
- How to Make a Dispenser
- How to Make a Piston
- How to Make an Armor Stand
- How to Make and Use Redstone Torches
- How to Make TNT
- How to Make a Bookshelf
- How to Make a Campfire
- How to Get a Sponge
- How to Make Every Kind of Door
- How to Make Glass
- How to Make Stained Glass
- How to Make Concrete
- How to Make Chains
- How to Make an Item Frame
- What Does a Fletching Table Do?
- How to Make a TV
- How to Make a Secret Door
- What Do Wolves Eat?
- What Do Cats Eat?
- What Do Cows Eat?
- What Do Sheep Eat?
- What Do Polar Bears Eat?
- What Do Axolotls Eat?
- What Do Chickens Eat?
- What Do Llamas Eat?
- What Do Pigs Eat?
- What do Horses Eat?
- How to Tame an Ocelot
- How to Tame a Parrot
- How to Tame a Cat
- How to Tame a Fox
- How to Breed Horses
- How to Breed Axolotls
- How to Breed Frogs
- How to Breed Pigs
- How to Breed Turtles
- How to Breed Pandas
- How to Breed Llamas
- How to Get Apples
- How to Make Bread
- How to Make Cookies
- How to Make a Cake
- How to Grow Pumpkins
- How to Carve a Pumpkin
- How to Make Pumpkin Pie
- How to Get Honeycomb
- How to Grow Sugar Cane
- Where to Find Clay
- Where to Find Diamond
- How to Find Amethyst Geodes
- How to Find Buried Treasure
- How to Make Blue Ice
- How to Make Obsidian
- How to Make Charcoal
- How to Make Paper
- How to Make Bricks
- How to Make a Flower Pot
- How to Get Froglights
- How to Get Flint
- How to Get Scutes
- How to Get a Name Tag
- How to Find a Nether Fortress
- How to Make Basalt
- How to Make Smooth Stone
- How to Make Terracotta
- How to Make Powered Rails
- How to Make an Iron Golem
- How to Make Circles and Spheres
- How to Make a Water Elevator
- How to Make an XP Farm
- How to Make a Potion of Harming
- How to Make a Potion of Strength
- How to Make a Potion of Healing
- How to Make a Potion of Invisibility
- How to Make a Splash Potion of Weakness
- How to Make Cyan Dye
- How to Make Purple Dye
- How to Make Black Dye
- How to Make White Dye
- How to Make Brown Dye
- How to Make Green Dye
- How to Get Silk Touch
- How to Get the Mending Enchantment
- How to Get the Sweeping Edge Enchantment (and What it Does)
- What Does Depth Strider Do?
- What Does Lure Do?
- What Does Aqua Affinity Do?
- What Does Efficiency Do?
- What Does Piercing Do?
- What Does Smite Do?
- What Does Fortune Do?
- What Does Channeling Do?
- What Does Respiration Do?
- What Does Impaling Do?
- How Did We Get Here Advancement Guide
- What is 110813?