Mojang recently released a new update for Minecraft. Minecraft 1.19 update added new biomes, mobs, items, and blocks. The latest update added the Warden as a new mob, which has instantly become one of the most difficult bosses you can spawn in Minecraft. However, he must meet some conditions to spawn a Guardian and they only spawn in specific areas. In addition to these, they have a lot of health and deal a lot of damage to players, so you need a good strategy for them. If you plan to defeat the newest Minecraft mob, here is how you can spawn and defeat Warden in Minecraft 1.19:
What is a Guardian in Minecraft?
Mojang has introduced a powerful mob called the Warden with the Minecraft 1.19 update. Warden is the first completely blind mob in the game, with a strong sense of smell and the ability to detect movement. He can smell players and mobs and identify their movement to attack. Warden cannot detect sneaking players. Warden has a lot of health with 250 hearts (500 HP) and deals 15 hearts (30 damage) per hit on normal difficulty. Defeating a Guardian can be quite a difficult task.
Where can you spawn a Guardian in Minecraft 1.19?
Warden can spawn in the Deep Dark biome in Minecraft. The Deep Dark biome spawns below continental and mountainous areas from Y=-1 to Y=-64 deep slate layer. Occasionally the biome can expand above the deep shale layer up to Y=33. The Deep Dark biome is the new Minecraft biome that was added with the 1.19 update. You’ll also come across the new ancient city structure in the Deep Dark biome, which spawns at Y=-52 deep slate layer.
How to spawn a Guardian in Minecraft
Guardians have some specific spawn requirements in Minecraft 1.19. Light level must be below 11 with no other Guardian nearby. If these conditions are met, you can activate a Sculk Shrieker three times to spawn a Warden. You can activate a Sculk Shrieker by walking within 16 blocks of its radius. He can also walk past a Sculk Sensor that transmits sound information to a nearby Sculk Shrieker. It should be noted that whenever a Guardian enters a room with a high level of light or during the day, he buries himself and disappears. It will also bury itself if it loses track of you for a minute. It is essential to stay in the Deep Dark biome after spawning a Warden to avoid losing it forever.
How to defeat a Guardian in Minecraft
Since the Warden has a huge health bar and a high attack stat, he is one of the most powerful mobs in Minecraft. The Guardian’s attack stat depends on the Minecraft difficulty setting, broken down below:
- Easy: 8 hearts (16 damage) per hit
- Normal: 15 hearts (30 damage) per hit
- Hard: 22.5 hearts (45 damage) per hit
- Easy: 3 hearts (6 damage) per hit
- Normal: 5 hearts (10 damage) per hit
- Hard: 7.5 hearts (15 damage) per hit
Warden’s attack disables shields for a short period and vertically can reach up to 4 blocks. If you’re trying to take down a Guardian on Hard difficulty, they can instantly take you down with a single hit, even after wearing full Netherite armor. Other than these, the Guardian does not have any innate weaknesses.
Since Warden can disable shields and deal heavy damage with melee attacks, you should avoid fighting them at close range. Warden also has a powerful sonic blast attack that can hit his targets from a distance and disable their shields. Therefore, the best weapon to use against a Guardian is a powerful bow that you can use to deal damage while dodging sonic boom attacks. You can also crouch and sneak to hide your movements from the Guardian. A Warden follows projectiles such as arrows and snowballs that fall near them, which can be used to distract them. Killing a Guardian in Minecraft 1.19 can grant up to 5 XP and a sculk catalyst.