Posted: Oct 7, 2021 in Minecraft
By Kevin Lott
Experience orbs are quite the odd feature in Minecraft. Little green and yellow orbs which level up your character for the purpose of enchanting gear, increasing death score, and bragging rights. Whatever your reason may be, it can be difficult to reach a high level from normal gameplay. We may have to resort to a classic RPG cliche, farming! Today, we’re going to go over the most efficient ways to farm XP in the game. Let’s get right into it.
Experience orbs are pretty flexible in that almost everything in the game gives you experience. Mining, trading, slaying, fishing, breeding, cooking, and more all grant orbs upon completion. So if the game is built in a way that grants XP in almost every corner, which way is the fastest? Well, it’s a little complicated. Many players in the community have thought of numerous ways you can farm XP, and they’re all different. Varying complexity and profitability between them. We’re going to go over a few of the tried and true methods that we know work in the latest versions.
Mob Spawner – Remember that dungeon you found a few weeks ago? Well, you shouldn’t have broken the spawner. You can see where I’m going with this. Rather than prevent the mobs from spawning, construct a mob grinder around the spawner you find that funnels all the mobs that spawn into a single place, allowing you to kill all of them without the risk of death. This method allows you to not only farm experience, but mob drops as well.
Nether Quartz Mining – Nether Quartz is an ore that serves very little purpose other than to be decorative. But what you may not realize is that when mined, the ore drops a surprisingly large amount of experience orbs. At low to medium levels, it is actually quite efficient to just run around in the Nether and mine Quartz. After a few hours, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility to have farmed dozens of levels. This is a pretty laborious method, as it is definitely more complicated than farming mobs in a mob grinder.
Slaying the Ender Dragon (the first time) – The Ender Dragon is a formidable enemy as it is the final boss of Minecraft. Slaying it won’t be an easy task, but if you manage to destroy all of its crystals and drain its health bar fully, you will be rewarded with a fountain of experience orbs the likes of which you will never see again! It has been estimated that defeating the dragon will drop 68 XP levels in the form of ten waves of orbs. As long as you don’t have to share, this is probably gonna be the largest amount of XP you can acquire in the shortest amount of time. There’s a catch, though. The Ender Dragon will only drop this much XP once, and if you attempt to respawn it to slay it again, it will not drop the same amount of XP. Although this is a one time thing, it is definitely worth pursuing, since you were probably going to kill that thing anyway.
That’s everything there is to it. Farming XP in Minecraft can actually get fairly complicated, with intricate redstone machines designed to automate the entire process. Then again, there’s an automated redstone machine for everything. These are just the most efficient methods that don’t require a civil engineering degree. I hope you found this blog helpful, but in any case, have a great day.