Minecraft has a wide variety of resources, ranging from food to building blocks. At first, players will need to pick up all the items with their hands. However, after making some progress, players can start creating farms for resources efficiently and even automatically.
Minecraft farms rely on game mechanics to function properly. For example, observers can detect the growth of a sugar cane, which can activate pistons that cause the sugar cane to break. The process can last indefinitely and continuously provide sugar cane.
There are farms for almost every resource in the game, including mobs. Many items can only be obtained through farming mobs.
This article lists 10 of the best mob farms that players can build in Minecraft.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the views of the writer only.
Top 10 mob farms in minecraft
1) Classic Mafia Tower
The classic mob tower is one of the simplest mob farm layouts in Minecraft. Use the natural spawning of the monster mob in the dark.
Players build a large dark room in the sky where hostile mobs spawn. Mobs spawned in the chamber will fall through a tall tube, dropping their health just one hit from death.
Players can farm zombies, skeletons, vines, spiders, and sometimes witches with a mob tower farm.
2) Spider farm
Spider spawners are quite common to find, as they have a high chance of spawning in dungeons and mineshafts.
Players can kill spiders to get ropes and spider eyes. Both of these items are beneficial to have in Minecraft.
Players can easily use a spider spawner to create a spider farm. These blocks start spawning spiders whenever a player is near them. Players can also push spiders into a conduit with running water and kill them.
3) Spawn-based zombie or skeleton farm
Just like spiders, zombies and skeleton spawners also exist in the game. Players can find zombies or skeleton spawners in cube-shaped structures called dungeons.
Zombies and skeletons are great for gaining experience points. Early in the game, if players come across a zombie or skeleton, they must build a farm out of it.
Skeletons can provide a lot of arrows and bones, while zombies drop rotten meat.
4) Drowned Farm
Drowned are an aquatic variant of zombies in Minecraft. When zombies stay in the water for too long, they drown. Players can use this mechanic to make a drowned farm. However, this farm is only suitable for farming copper ingots.
If players want to farm tridents, they will have to build a drowned farm under water. Naturally spawned Drowned can only drop tridents in the game, while converted Drowned only drop Rotten Meat and Copper Ingots.
5) Villager Farm
Villagers are the only mob on this list that aren’t bred to ultimately be killed. Villagers are the main source of various blocks and items in the game. With a villager farm, players can have an endless supply of villagers.
By assigning workstations to villagers, players can give them various professions, such as armorer, cleric, librarian, and more. Each profession can trade items related to their niche, and players can obtain many types of resources by trading with villagers.
6) Witch Farm
Witches are one of the most extraordinary mobs in Minecraft. A witch can drop 11 different items when a player kills her.
Players can find a witch’s hut in the swamps and turn it into a witch farm to obtain items such as potions, glass bottles, redstone powder, sugar, and more.
7) Assault Farm
Raider Raids are in-game events where a player with a Bad Omen status enters a village. During a raid, villagers will attack a village with the goal of killing all villagers.
Players can create a farm to gather all raiders in one place and kill them for emeralds, arrows, immortality totems, and many more items.
Raid farms are incredibly efficient at producing emeralds.
8) Wither Skeleton Farm
Wither skeleton skulls are the key to summoning the Wither boss and making beacons. Unfortunately, they are one of the rarest drops in Minecraft, and trying to get them by killing Wither skeletons one by one would take too long.
Players can invest their time and resources in a Wither Skeleton Farm to get many Wither Skeleton Skulls every hour. With a Wither Skeleton Farm, players can also create a Nether Star Farm.
9) Zombie Pig Farm
After the Nether update, gold has become a useful resource in Minecraft. Players can set up a barter station to trade gold bars for useful items like fire resistance potions, black stone, gravel, ender pearl, and more.
When it comes to gold, zombie pigs are the best mob to farm the shiny ore. Players can build a zombie pig farm to get gold bars and nuggets from zombie pigs. This farm can also be counted as an XP farm.
10) Enderman XP Farm
Of all the mobs that spawn normally, Enderman drops the most experience points in Minecraft.
Also, Enderman is the only mob found in the End dimension, which means players can create highly efficient Enderman XP farms there.
Players can take their experience level from 0 to 30 and higher in just a few minutes.