Villagers offer various jobs in Minecraft, but not all of them benefit players. Because of this, beginners may be curious about which trades help them the most.
Starting out in a Minecraft world, beginners usually don’t have much to offer in a trade. However, this does not mean that they cannot profit from the right trades. If used wisely, even a beginner can facilitate trades that can do them more than a few favors. When beginners use the correct trades, they can easily improve their long-term survival situation.
The best Minecraft trades with villagers for beginners to take advantage of
5) Paper for Emeralds
Novice-level cartographer villagers in Minecraft are willing to offer players emeralds in exchange for pieces of paper. Specifically, the villagers will offer one emerald for every 24 pieces.
While that may sound like a lot, paper is incredibly easy to craft in Minecraft, requiring only a few pieces of sugar cane. Considering that sugarcane is one of the easiest crops to grow in the game (it grows pretty much anywhere a body of water can be found), beginners can make paper in a snap.
4) Emeralds for Bottles O’ Enchantment
When Bottles O’ Enchanting are broken, they give players a large number of experience orbs. These orbs can be used to enchant equipment for players, making them highly desirable if players haven’t created experience farms yet.
Fortunately, cleric villagers who have gained enough experience to advance to master level will offer these bottles for the price of three emeralds, making them a real bargain for beginners with emeralds to spare.
3) Ships for Emeralds
Ships are easily crafted by using wooden planks in the Java Edition and planks plus wooden paddles in the Bedrock Edition. Since ships are so easy to craft and wood is so readily available under most circumstances, players can amass a large number of them in their inventories relatively quickly.
If players have some extra canisters on hand, they can be given to master level fishermen for one emerald per canister. With just a small supply of wooden planks and shovels, players can receive a good supply of emeralds for little effort.
2) Chain for Emeralds
Since official fletcher level villagers offer one emerald for 14 pieces of string, beginners can take advantage of this easy to facilitate trade. Spiders drop strings, which means players who have been killing the mobs (or raising them with a mobs farm) may have quite a few on hand. Additionally, the rope can be obtained as loot and as a fishing reward and can also be crafted from web blocks.
Since it’s so easy to get even early in the game, rope is a great way to earn emeralds for newer players who haven’t gotten their bearings yet.
1) Stone for Emeralds
If there is one thing that worlds are filled with, it is blocks of stone. Even beginners will accumulate a large number of blocks on their travels, or at least cobblestone blocks, which can be re-melted back into stone.
Apprentice-level mason villagers will buy 20 blocks of stone from players for one emerald, making selling stone an incredibly easy and inexpensive means of obtaining emeralds for other trades early in the game. As long as players have a Silk Touch enchanted tool or fuel in their foundry, they can always acquire more stone for their trading needs.