4 Tips for Monster Hunting in Minecraft

There’s probably no Minecraft player in the world that does not want to go out at night in the game to hunt down monsters for loot (and amusement). If you constantly face the problem of getting killed over and over, or just want to play Minecraft the easy way (cheating, that is), this article for you. If you’re a pro at this, this article is also for you. Add your own tricks in the comments (if you’d like).

Let’s get started on the first tip:

1. Suit Up

An iron chest plate is the minimum you should be wearing. It only requires 8 iron ingots.
An iron chest plate is the minimum you should be wearing. It only requires 8 iron ingots.

Armor is very important because it takes in some of the damage that you would otherwise be taking in. Going out in the night unarmored in Minecraft is very risky since monsters can inflict plenty of damage behind your back (with creepers being the main culprit). At the very least, put on a chest plate because the chance that a zombie will hit you on the foot is quite low. If you’re more of a skelly hunter, you will want to put on a full set of armor to block off those arrows (it’s better to have an arrow stuck in your helmet than to have one stuck in your head, especially when you’re on a server where players might look at you funny).

2. Gear up

An iron sword, a bow, some arrows, and some torches are what you should have in your inventory. You could put some food in the slots on the hot bar, but you could always slay a zombie and munch on rotten flesh.
An iron or diamond sword, a bow, some arrows, and some torches are what you should have in your inventory. You could put some food in the slots on the hot bar, but you could always slay a zombie and munch on rotten flesh.

Fists simply aren’t enough to kill the skeleton, creeper, or enderman at your door, so have weapons ready in the slots of your hot bar for easy access. Enchant your weapons to be safe and carry around potions if you have them for tossing and drinking. Once you have all that, you’re almost ready to hunt like a real Minecrafter.

3. Consider Mob Traps

To the left, I have the simple iron door trap. To the left, I have the piston and pressure plate trap. These traps require redstone thinking, but the are actually incredibly easy to build.
To the left, I have the simple iron door trap. To the left, I have the piston and pressure plate trap. These traps require redstone thinking, but the are actually incredibly easy to build.

Mob traps only give temporary relief (try escaping from one yourself–AI gets complicated), but they might help trap the creeper at your heels for a few seconds while you can draw an arrow. Consider constructing one to help with your hunt of the night.

4. Constant Vigilance

This stealthy zombie snuck up on me. Good thing I had an iron chest plate and sword handy.
This stealthy zombie snuck up on me. Good thing I had an iron chest plate and sword handy.

It’s not just for wizards, no, no, no. It’s for avid Minecraft monster hunters like the readers of this post, yes, yes. You never know when a tall bony guy shoots your heel, so run away when your health start going down and turn back to attack.


Pros, you are now ready to hunt down the witch at your door (watch out for splash potions, though) and show your skills off at a server (make sure your internet connection is good, because you don’t want people to think you logged off when the connection times out). Take ’em down!

Note: Is anyone up for helping me build a Star Trek server? Please comment if so. Thanks!

MasterpieceMaker

 

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