The Caves & Cliffs update has added a lot of depth to Minecraft, and it has also added a bit more life to the farthest regions of the game. The Warden is one such creature that has been introduced with the update, and its deadly presence makes it one of the scariest mobs in the game. The Warden isn’t the easiest Minecraft mob to locate which may actually work in the players’ favor.
The Warden was first revealed at Minecraft Live 2020, and a horrifying video showcased just how dangerous they are. The Warden is Minecraft’s first-ever blind mob meaning it can’t actually see the player. However, it has developed an acute sense of hearing which allows it to locate the player via echolocation. Players will need to be quick and quiet when around The Warden or they may become its next snack. Here is where players can find the Warden if they are brave enough, and how they can defeat it.
The Warden is a large skulking mob, twice as tall as the player, which makes it pretty easy to spot, but players will need to know where to look first. The Warden can be found in the new Deep Dark cave biomes which were introduced in Minecraft’s Caves & Cliffs update. These biomes are found below Y-level 0 and are composed of Deepslate and Tuff blocks. Wardens also have their own living spaces called Warden’s Cabins in which players can find a lot of rare materials. However, it also means a Warden is nearby.
The Warden is slow to start which makes it easy to avoid if players are quiet. Seeing how strong the Warden is might make players want to avoid them at all cost. Players will want to bring throwable objects like snowballs or eggs that they can use to distract the Warden, and they will also want to crouch walk as Wardens can hear the players’ footsteps. Anything that makes noise can attract the Warden’s attention, so players will want to avoid doing this. Once the Warden is aware of players’ presence, they will need to keep their distance. A bow is a great way to take down the Warden, but it also takes time to draw and shoot. If the Warden closes the gap, the player will take a large amount of damage and it will be hard for them to escape. Players will need to take the high ground and shoot from above until the Warden is no more.
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