As in real life, water is one of the most abundant resources in Minecraft. The first trick that players tend to learn in the game is to place two water fountain blocks on opposite sides of a two by two square to create an infinite water fountain.
Due to the prevalence of water in Minecraft, players have found a host of different methods to use it to their advantage. Below are the top five ways players can use water to improve their survival world in 1.19.
Note: This list is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer.
Best Minecraft 1.19 Uses for Water Blocks
5) Transportation of items
One of the most frustrating parts of creating automated farms in Minecraft is dealing with the items they produce. Many farms create numerous items that can overwhelm players’ single or double chests, which they use as a gathering area.
Water is also exceptionally useful as a solution to this problem. Players can use water and ice to move items from a farm to its larger storage system. This is especially useful if players have an item sorting system, which allows them to automatically sort farm items and place them in the correct chests.
4) Water elevator
A rather unexpected combination of mechanics regarding water is how water interacts with soul sand and magma blocks.
Assuming the water is fountain blocks rather than downward flowing water, the soul sand will cause a trail of bubbles through the water that will push players up quickly. Additionally, players will be pushed down at a rapid rate when water source blocks are placed on top of a magma cube.
Players can combine these mechanics by using two different water pillars or a single pillar with a block swapping system to change the way the player moves. They can use it to create water risers or quickly move players vertical distances in a very short time, though there is a limit to how far players can move this way due to possible choking.
3) Mob Transport
Flowing water, unsurprisingly, can push and move entities. This makes water an invaluable tool within many of Minecraft’s automated farms, pushing mobs into the farm from the spawn area and moving mobs to item pickup areas outside of farms.
Almost all farms where players can use water in some way: Dungeon farms use water and a water lift to move mobs to the kill area and to deal fall damage. Iron farms use water to move iron golems to kill boxes, and even mobs farms in general use water to push mobs to the item pickup area.
One of the biggest draws to Minecraft is how customizable it is. The only limitation to what players can build and create is their imagination and how they can translate their ideas into cubes.
This style of building is particularly well suited to natural settings, with common builds being large mega-bases that sit nicely in the middle of custom terrain, be it mountains, hills, or river plains. This makes it one of the best uses of water, creatively speaking, to terraform land and add custom rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.
1) Cobblestone and Obsidian
One of the most well-known mechanics involving water is the different ways it can interact with lava. If the water overflows or comes into contact with a lava source block, the lava will turn into obsidian, which helps make ender chests or abyssal portals.
If water runs into flowing water, or if lava flows into water in some way, the result is not obsidian but cobblestone. This means that if the player places the water and lava very far apart, he can create an infinite number of cobblestones, which is vital for players facing challenges like skyblock where resources are minimal.
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