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Living on a superflat world can be a hard task, even for experienced players. Although using a normal superflat world is fine, the best preset is Overworld, because it creates water and lava holes and tall grass. This guide will show how to survive and thrive in the classic superflat environment.
- 1 Step 1 - Pillage a Village
- 2 Step 2 - Making their Choice
- 3 Step 3 - The Nether
- 4 Video tutorials
- 5 Tips
- 6 Extreme Challenge
Step 1 - Pillage a Village
As soon as you have spawned in the world, (make sure generated structures option is on) immediately look for a village. If you do find a village, run towards it as fast as you can. If you don't find a village, run straight in any direction until you see one. When you do arrive at a village, check all house chests for useful items. Although there can be a multitude of items found inside the chest, there are 6 buildings containing chests:
- Small house with double door, but without chimney
- Medium house, which looks like a conjoined house
- Big house (house with 4 beds, which looks like a 2 story house)
- Village tannery (building with cauldron which can be seen outside)
- Village cartographer house (building can be recognized from outside be looking at 2 flowerbeds outside with 2 block wide for each flowerbed)
- Village weaponsmith-shop (looks similar to a classic blacksmith shop)
Take everything, as you will find;
- Oak Saplings
- iron pickaxe
- iron sword
- Gold (both nuggets and ingots)
- Horse Armor
- Iron Ingots
- Empty Maps
as these are all useful. Take some wheat, beetroot, carrots and potatoes from the farms, and mine some logs from the houses. As soon as you have a few logs, make a single wooden pickaxe and mine some cobblestone and use it to create a stone pickaxe. Collect a stack of cobblestone and use it to create some stone tools (2+ axes, 1+ picks, 3+ shovels and 2+ swords) however, you don't need to craft any sword or pickaxe if you find in village chest, as they are made out of iron. With these tools, continue to harvest some materials from the village. The materials you should harvest are:
- Oak Planks
- Oak Log
- Stripped Oak Wood
- Stripped Oak Log
- Oak Pressure Plate
- Mossy Cobblestone
- Iron Bars
- Smooth Stone
- Oak Fence
- Cobblestone Wall
- Hay Bale
- Oak Fence Gate
- Oak Trapdoor
Note: Don't break
- Oak doors as it will it easier for zombies to wipe out villagers
- Beds as it will cause the villager to lose their house which could potentially can make them wander out of village for searching unclaimed beds.
- Workstations as villagers need to work at their workstation to resupply their trades, breaking workstation blocks have a chance to transform the villager's profession into unemployed, who cannot be traded with.
- Bells as it is required for villager to gossip during mingle behavior for iron golem spawning.
Alternatively, you can use three iron to make a bucket, take two water from the well meeting point, animal pen, farm, stable, fisher cottage, or from small house with farm to make an infinite spring, and take one lava from the weaponsmith and use the water and lava to make a cobblestone generator.
Leave iron golems alone at this point, as you would probably not be able to defeat them yet. Check to see if villagers have reasonable trades, especially the armorer, toolsmith, and weaponsmith villager. Also be on the lookout for mineshafts because when they spawn in a Superflat, they generate at surface(above ground). If the village doesn't spawn horses and you see any nearby, immediately corral them into animal pen, stable, butcher shop, or shepherd house. Search the village weaponsmith chest or tannery chest for a saddle. Tame a horse and saddle it to enable a very effective mode of transportation. Optional: in a weaponsmith chest you can find horse armor for your horse.
Wheat can be one of your most valuable resources in superflat. Apart from providing a stable food supply when made into bread, it can be used for breeding, and most importantly trading. Wheat is the best resource to trade with farmer villagers, as it is completely renewable, easy to acquire, and only 20 are needed to trade for an emerald, however not every farmer villager trade wheat. Through trading you can acquire virtually anything you need. Wheat therefore makes items you trade with villagers renewable.
Step 2 - Making their Choice
At this point, there are 2 paths the player can take. They can choose to continue moving from village to village to amass valuable resources, or you can settle down in one place to farm. The advantage of being nomadic is that you can continue to acquire valuable, non-renewable resources throughout the game, but if you choose to be sedentary, you can have a much easier time building and farming, at the cost of limited rarer resources.
When being nomadic in superflat, you focus on nonrenewable, valuable resources that can be found in village chests and pillaged from the village. Early in the game, you will have far more diamond, obsidian, and possibly gold than you would in a normal world. However, basic necessities such as wood, cobblestone, and iron can be hard to acquire in large amounts without settling down. Dismantle the village as much as possible. Take all logs, cobblestone, torches, wool, wheat, and other useful resources. Take all wheat to trade, and don't bother replanting, because you are nomadic and will never see the village again. Don't hurt the villagers, because there is an iron golem and you will not be able to fight it at this point. Once you have dismantled the village, take shelter in a house for the night, and in the morning take everything with you and repeat the first step: Wander until you find another village. It may be a good idea to keep moving in one direction so that you don't end up at villages you have previously visited. In cartographer chest you may find some maps and compass which can be usefull for direction you will go. Live like normal nomadic survival, except using resources from the villages you encounter.
When you have pillaged enough obsidian and diamond from the chests, create an enchantment table. Enchantments are quite easy to get because of the abundance of slimes. Fight zombies whenever you see them for their iron, and skeletons for arrows. Make a diamond sword if possible, or else an iron one. Your next step is to defeat the iron golem.
Whenever you find a village big with an iron golem, kill it if you can. Because there are no ores in a superflat world, this will be the most effective way to obtain iron, the other finding it in chests and killing zombies, which only drop it rarely. Dropping sand on the golem will sometimes kill it, but this is slow and tedious. If you have enough arrows, sniping them can be an effective tactic. Never sword fight a golem without armor, as it deals heavy damage and can kill you in two hits. Whatever method you choose, get enough iron for a full suit of armor and all tools. Enchant everything at least level one, and your armor, sword, and bow higher. Alternatively, you can surround it in blocks or trap it in a pit and drop sand on it to kill it without risking death. This is an easy way to kill them, even in the early game.
Defending your Nomadic Village
Zombies can still do sieges as long as there's a way to get in. For protection purposes, surround the village with a 2 block high wall. Houses should not use wooden doors, as Zombies break them on Hard mode. An iron/piston door with a lever or button will be sufficient, but a pressure plate should not be used as mobs can activate them.
Now you're ready for the next step: The Nether.
If you chose to be sedentary, you focus on renewable resources. You also can focus more on trading, as you have the potential to produce large amounts of wheat in a farm. Buy some melon seeds from wandering trader as soon as possible and set up a melon farm, as melons provide one of the most useful food sources in the game and glistering melons for brewing. Apart from wheat, there are six major renewable resources that can be farmed in Superflat. These are beetroots, carrots, potatoes, wood, cobblestone, and iron. You will acquire these one at a time, making tools from each. However, keep in mind that just because you have a resource doesn't mean that you have it renewably. Mining wood and cobble from the village will eventually run out, as will chests of iron. To continually acquire them while staying in your city, you must acquire them from, village farms, saplings, a cobblestone generator, and iron golems, respectively.
Choose a home from the village, and put a chest, bed, and crafting table in it. Avoid dismantling the houses too much for materials, as zombies will easilly kill villagers. Feel free, however, to dismantle the corners of house and unnecessary ceiling pieces. Also, the wood surrounding the farms can get you a lot of wood as well. After finding shelter, your most important goal should be finding a sapling. They occur in the chests in weaponsmith house, if you didn't find one so you may have to look in several villages to find one. There is also another way to get saplings. You will have to buy from wandering trader which can give you more type of sapling beside oak. Write down the coordinates of your home, and continue out in a direction until you find a village. Take everything in its chests, return, and repeat until you have a sapling. Plant the saplings near your home & wait (or use bones for bonemeal, as saplings will quickly grow into trees). As the tree decays if you take all the wood, chances are it'll drop more than one sapling (and an apple)—making wood plentiful. Then set up a home in the village.
Put fences around a farm or two, to keep the slimes from trampling it, or make a farm inside of your house. Make a furnace from cobblestone you have gathered, so you can smelt logs into charcoal for torches. Light up the village; you don't want monsters everywhere. Place some torches near your tree farm so that they grow faster (or use bonemeal for a quicker process). Now that you have a renewable source of wood, your next step is cobblestone.
Using iron that you have found in chests and got from killing zombies, make a bucket. If you don't have enough, go searching more chests for more, or if all else fails, kill more zombies until you have three iron ingots. Go to a village and take water from the well and lava from the smithy to make a cobblestone generator. Now you have a renewable source of wood and cobblestone. Dig for dirt , and smelt logs in a furnace to make charcoal for torches, and you'll have everything you need. Your next step is getting renewable iron.
Now it's time to move out of the village. Make yourself a home a short distance from the village to keep it safe from the occasional rampaging iron golem, and it is advised to have a small doorway so that in the event of a large group of slimes getting inside the outer gate, they cannot get inside the actual building. Build an outer moat 3 blocks wide to capture slimes and other mobs. A dry moat works, as you can kill the mobs in it. Be sure to make it large enough for big slimes. Make sure to include a variety of farms in your house, such as (wheat, melon, tree, cobblestone, and cows) as to make the need for a risky venture to a village unheeded. You can also work on an iron golem farm, using one of several methods. Make it big enough to spawn several at a time for a more effective trap. At first it may seem like a good idea to just kill them, but this is dangerous and time consuming, so in the long run it is better to make a trap to kill them. There are a variety of ways to do this; see the iron golem page for more detail. Once this is completed, you can sit back for a while until you have enough iron for a full suit of armor and all tools. Before you can move on to the Nether, you need at least ten obsidian. If you don't have this, go exploring more nearby or not-so-nearby villages for it. Press F3 and write down your coordinates, or make a compass by trading for one or with redstone and iron ingots. If possible, get 4 extra obsidian and at least 2 diamonds so you can make an enchantment table. You can save diamonds by buying your diamond sword and other tools from a blacksmith villager. Surround your enchantment table with bookshelves from the libraries, and with experience gathered from slimes, it is possible to reach very high level enchantments. However, you will need lapis lazuli, which you can get from cleric villagers. Use this to your advantage.
Another way to find wood is by dismantling pillager outposts, specifically the watchtower and the logs (only if structure generate pile of dark oak logs). However, this way is dangerous for the early game, due that the outposts are heavily guarded by pillagers who armed with crossbows, and also can respawn indefinitely around the structure, even when the structure is completely destroyed. In the other hand, pillager outposts also contain chest with valuable loot and massive amount of wood in structure. When finding pillager outposts, look out to see if there are any trapped iron golems in cages. Free them, and these golems will help fight against pillagers. If you find a tent, utilize it for cover from arrows shot by pillagers. Last thing, never kill outpost captain with your attack (unless you want a challenge), but let them get killed by iron golems or from arrows shot by other pillagers.
Killing the outpost captain will cause the bad omen effect, which gets raised by the number of captains you kill. Pillager outposts usually spawn 1-3 pillager captains. During bad omen, if you enter a village, a raid will occur. A raid is an event where illagers come to a village to kill villagers and the player(s). So if you don't want a raid, you can drink milk to remove bad omen or stay outside the village for 100 minutes.
Step 3 - The Nether
Before venturing to the Nether, make sure the player has a diamond sword, a full suit of armor (preferably iron or diamond), and of course, at least 10 obsidian. If you have 10 obsidian, you need 4 other blocks to use as a placeholders, because you can't place blocks on the corners or edges of other blocks. It's also a good idea to make an enchantment table before the portal, as enchantments will greatly help the player in the Nether.
To light the portal, you can place wood planks in front of the portal, and place lava nearby (but not in the portal). The lava will put the wood planks on fire, and the fire will spread to the portal, activating it.
Build the portal in your house if playing sedentary. Contrary to popular belief, ghasts do not spawn near a portal, so you will be perfectly safe apart from zombie pigmen, which will not attack you unless provoked.
If you are being nomadic, portals will pose more of a problem for you. The good news is, you have several options. If you have enough obsidian, you could make new portals as you move, to have continual access to the nether. If you build the portal from the nether, then it will save you a lot of walking (as each block there is 8 in the Overworld). Also, that way you will know where your portal is and it won't spawn in a dangerous or annoying location. To save obsidian, you can mine it from the corners of the portals you spawn, or go mine the whole portal and go back through to regenerate it. This creates renewable obsidian that you can use for more portals. Your other option is to gather lava from the Nether and turn it into obsidian where you are building your portal. However, this technique cannot be used in the Nether, as water evaporates, making obsidian impossible to create. In the Nether, you will find many useful resources, but some have less uses than they do in non-superflat because other crafting ingredients are not available. Nether wart, magma cream, and ghast tears are not completely useless because of the trading system,which is the only way to get glass for potions beside killing witches which almost as rare as enderman, as there is no sand unless you bought it from wandering trader. Buy enough to make several bottles, but splash potions are wasteful as it is rather costly. For this reason, gunpowder is only useful for fire charges and TNT. Blaze rods can be moderately useful to make a brewing stand, for fueling it, potions, and fire charges. Glowstone is useful for decoration, potions, and redstone lamp by trading for redstone or glass. Gold can be crafted with traded redstone to make a clock, and you can still use it for it's highly enchantable tools and golden apples. If playing nomadic, you should have more than enough gold found from the chests. If sedentary, however, you may want to make a zombie pigmen farm to obtain your gold. Zombie pigmen are immune to lava, water cannot be placed, and cactus cannot be acquired unless you bought it from wandering trader, so the best form of death will be fall damage. If the pigmen are almost dead and you deal the final hit, you will get experience as well as a chance for a rare mob drop or two, out of a gold ingot, sword, or their worn armor. Build the trap out of cobblestone to protect it from ghasts, and make sure that it is protected from wild zombie pigmen.
After this video you'll be prepared to live in a village. So that you don't have to go search for resources in other villages.
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This video helps you defending your village against zombie raids and more.
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- By placing lava from weaponsmith shops using a bucket and pouring water over it, you can form obsidian. This way, it is possible to form a portal without ever having a single obsidian block in your inventory. However, you would need to find 5 weaponsmiths to have a bucket- so the best way may be to 'mix and match' by using some obsidian blocks and some formed from the aforementioned technique.
- If you place a trail of blocks on your journey from village to village, you'll easily be able to find your way back to previously visited villages.
- You can almost literally spin wheat into gold, emeralds, diamonds, and other precious items. Get all the wheat you can for trading resources.
- If you have difficulty finding a resource, remember you can usually buy some from a villager. This is especially useful for acquiring a diamond sword, tool and armor, as well as redstone.
- If you want to beat the game on default (where the end is inaccessible), you can gather the materials and fight the wither.
The Extreme Challenge is the superflat survival challenge without enabling the generated structures option. However, it's still possible to survive with this condition.
- Lava and obsidian cannot be acquired in this challenge, making the Nether inaccessible. Also, you cannot make a cobblestone generator, which means no furnace and no smelting. However, there are other ways to obtain stone tools and cooked food.
- This challenge is not recommended for a beginner player, as the player will likely die a lot.
The Extreme Challenge is the only available choice for superflat survival in Bedrock Edition, since there no generated structures will generate in the superflat world type in this edition.
If you play on Bedrock Edition, just create a world, because the game will force the player to spawn in creative mode. Active cheats, and remember to only use commands once, just for changing your gamemode to survival, otherwise it won't be an extreme challenge.
If you play on Java Edition, just create world with survival mode, generated structure off, and classic flat preset.
Make sure to disable bonus chest for both edition.
There are no villages, mineshafts, nor outposts generated in the world, so when you spawn, quickly run toward the nearest animal and kill it for its meat, as a food source. Collect as much meat as you can before nightfall, because you won't know how much food you will consume at night. You will eat raw meat at this time. You will get some feathers, leather, and wool ,which will be useful in the future. However, you can throw away these items to avoid your inventory getting full, because you cannot make a chest to store your items at this point. Ignore horse and donkey, as these mobs not useful at day one. Egg can be used as weapon as it deal no damage, but can knockback mobs, just collect some egg laying on ground.
Slimes, especially large slimes, can be annoying as they can spawn during day on surface in the flat world. Slimeballs are useless at this time, due to no crafting table, so you can toss it away if you pick it up. You can also ignore tiny slimes, just kill large and medium ones, but don't kill small sized slimes, kill as many large and medium slimes as you can. Because small slimes don't deal damage or knockback and follow you, a horde of tiny slimes (16+ tiny slimes) will be usefull to protect you from skeleton's arrows. When skeleton shot arrow at you, skeleton arrow has high chance to hit small slimes that jump toward you. Slime barrier only work against skeletons, because creepers will destroy this barrier with their explosions while witches can hit multiple slimes as well as you.
Nighttime is the way you will acquire the majority of your resources. However, during the first night, you need to fight against monsters without any weapons. You will likely die a lot on the first few nights. Hiding underground—digging dirt and covering the block above you, then waiting till the morning—is a bad idea, as most resources are obtainable from monsters.
You can use the explosion of a creeper to kill another monster, and use a skeleton to provoke another monster. Ignore endermen and don't provoke them by looking at their upper body. Lastly, run away from witches—you cannot beat them at this time. When you targeted by multiple zombies and zombie villagers or their baby variants, create 2 or 3 block tall pillar made out of wool or dirt, then you can attack them safely, however this doesn't work with other monster, as spider can climb pillar, creeper can destroy pillar, and skeleton and witch can attack you from a distance.
It is recommended to set difficulty to hard, not just for a higher challenge but due to the fact that undead mobs have a higher chance to spawn with armor and weapons, which may even be enchanted.
Kill some skeletons and they will possibly drop bones (which can be crafted into bone meal), arrows, and sometimes their bow (which may even be enchanted). Even though the bow will be badly damaged, at least it will give you a weapon. Due to limited arrows, make sure to fully charge the bow before shooting to maximize your damage. Some undead wear armor which is usually leather, golden, or chainmail (may be enchanted too). Get their armor and you will have a better chance to survive. Spider eyes and rotten flesh can be used for emergency food.
When you are on low health, quickly dig down and fill the space above your head with dirt. You can then eat food and wait until your health gets full again.
At dawn, passive mobs start to spawn again while undead mobs will burn and other monsters will start to despawn if far enough from the player. If you got an iron shovel don't use it to dig dirt but use it as a melee weapon for the next night; if you got an iron sword from zombies only use it for killing hostile mobs unless enchanted with fire aspect; in that case kill passive mobs with it which will drop cooked meat. If you got carrots or potatoes don't eat them; instead farm them later. As for iron ingots, don't throw away as they will be useful later. If you are lucky enough, you may get bow enchanted with infinity, though it will be badly damaged.
Since you don't have a crafting table to craft a bed, you cannot sleep and phantoms will start spawning on the fourth night, fortunately since classic flat only 4 block deep, and phantom only spawn and swoop down if player at altitude 64.
- Step 1 - Getting Emerald
In order to get wood, you need to find a patrol. In Bedrock Edition, after about 5 in-game days, patrols consisting of 2-5 illagers will begin spawning. If your game difficulty is set to hard, there is a 20% chance for a vindicator to spawn as a part of a patrol.
To make fighting patrols at this stage easier, you can try to get a pillager to shoot a vindicator, which will cause it to become hostile to the pillager, allowing for you to dispose of several pillagers without directly fighting them. You can farm arrows, crossbows, and iron axes from patrols, and emeralds from vindicators. To speed up the farming process, you can get more emeralds from vindicators if you are fortunate enough to get a sword with the looting enchantment on it from zombie.
In Java Edition, patrol consist of 5 pillager, since none of them dropped emerald, so you need to make them call reinforcement. They can call another pillager, vindicator, evoker, or ravager. Despite pillager never drop arrow and you cannot provoke other illager like in bedrock edition, you can meet 2 other illager earlier which can be a big deal, in both combating and reward. Totem of undying can be used to revive you when death, while saddle allow you to ride pig, horse, and donkey, or even skeleton horse if you trigger skeleton trap during thunderstorm at early days
Repeat this step until you have at least 5 emeralds. You will repeat this step later on.
- Step 2 - Buying Sapling
After you get 5 emeralds, its time to trade with wandering traders. Because there are no generated structures, the only way to get wood is from saplings sold by wandering traders. Regardless of sapling-type, it will always cost 5 emeralds per sapling, so use your emeralds to buy a sapling and ignore other trades at this time. If the trader did not have a sapling to trade, you can kill the trader to get 2 leads and his two llamas, though be careful, as attacking the trader will cause the llamas to spit at you.
It is recommended that you do not trade for dark oak saplings at this time, as the dark oak tree requires 4 saplings to grow, which requires you to gather 20 emeralds rather than 5. Also, this tree yields less wood compared to the large jungle tree and the mega spruce tree. If a trader offers a dark oak sapling for trade, simply ignore them for now and wait another trader spawn.
- Step 3 - Growing Trees
Once you have a sapling, plant and fertilize it using bonemeal.
If you have an oak sapling, keep in mind that oak saplings have a chance to grow into small trees that consist of only 4 oak logs. If a small tree grows, use one log to craft a crafting table. Use two logs to craft either a chest or a barrel. If you a craft barrel then you will have 1 wood plank, 2 sticks, and 4 wood slabs left over. Use the final log to craft a bed (along with 3 wool from sheep).
You can start a tree farm now and build a small shelter out of wood, slime blocks, and bone blocks (if you have any extra bonemeal, though this is not recommended, as bonemeal should be used for growing trees at this stage). Be careful, though, as you will be unable to acquire a light source until later, unless you fight several witch that drops some glowstone dust which enough to craft a glowstone block. If you have emeralds you can also buy some glowstone from a wandering trader.
Since you are unable to acquire cobblestone in this challenge, you should skip getting cobblestone tools and farm iron tools and armor from zombies.
Fishing is the way to obtain more resources, because fishing not only catches fish, but can also catch junk and treasure which can be useful.
Tip: You can even fish in just one block of water.
First, you need to craft a fishing rod from a stick and string. Then, you need water. Despite the fact that no water generates in a superflat world, there still a way to obtain water.
There are 2 ways to obtain water：
Method 1: Rain
Craft a bucket and cauldron, then place the cauldron and wait for it to rain. During the rain, the cauldron will slowly fill up, and when the cauldron is full of water, you can collect water using the bucket. Place the water, collect more water, and create an infinite water source.
Method 2: Wandering Trader
In second method, you need 8 emeralds, so you need to kill some vindicators.
Check for wandering trader trades if he sell bucket of pufferfish or bucket of tropical fish. If so, just buy it because you will get the fish with bonus water bucket, so you get bucket and water. Buy 2 for infinite water source. Don't buy packed ice or blue ice because these block will not transform into water when broken.
Once you get water and have fishing rod, you can start fishing and get some resource. Notes:
- enchanted book : require anvil to applying its enchantment
- enchanted bow : can be used as weapon
- enchanted fishing rod : use it for fishing (your crafted fishing rod can be useless after you get this)
- saddle : used for riding horse, donkey, or pigs you find. (in Java Edition, you can get saddle earlier from ravager who spawn as of reinforcement)
- raw cod and raw salmon : can only be eaten raw at this time.
- Nautilus Shell : useless as there is no heart of the sea
After you get water, you can start to create a farm, since most farms require water.
- Step 1 - Getting Plants
Most plants are obtained via trading with wandering traders, so you need to spend lots of emeralds. However, some plants can be obtained in different ways.
- Wheat Seeds : Don't buy it from wandering traders, but use bone meal on grass blocks and break the grass, and you will get more than one wheat seed.
- Carrots and Potatoes : A wandering trader sells a carrot and a potato for one emerald, but you can also get these items by killing zombies.
- Vines : Wandering traders will sell vines for one emerald; however, vines also grow on dying trees and large jungle trees.
- Flower : Since the biome in classic flat preset is plains, by using bonemeal you can get poppies, dandelions, azure bluets, oxeye daisys, cornflowers, and some areas can grow tulips. So buying double tall flowers for flower farms just to get dye is not recommended.
Other plants can be bought from wandering trader:
- Sugar Cane
- Beetroot Seeds
- Melon Seeds
- Sea Pickle : Require to buy coral block
- Cocoa Beans : Require Jungle log (require to buy jungle sapling, if there are no jungle tree)
- Saplings : if you want another type of tree farm than what currently you have, then buy different sapling from wandering trader.
- Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds : recommended to buy pumpkin block than its seeds, because both cost one emerald and you can craft 4 pumpkin seeds from pumpkin.
- Cactus : Require to buy sand or red sand from wandering trader (recommended to buy regular sand, due it give 8 sand unlike red sand which only 4), however as of Bedrock Edition 1.12.0 wandering trader no longer sell regular sand, forcing you to buy red sand in this edition.
- Step 2 - Creating Plant Farm
You can start your own farm with some setup depending on the plant you farm. Most plant farms require water, so you need an infinite water source, which can also be made when building a farm. Use only a wooden hoe; don't use iron ingots to craft an iron hoe, as wood is easier to get and there is no difference between a wooden and iron hoe other than durability.
- Regular Crop and Stem farm
- Slimes are abundant and can trample farmland, so border your farms with fence.
- The classic flat world is only 3 blocks deep (not counting the bedrock layer), so if you want grow taller kelp you must build a higher building to make kelp grow taller than 3 blocks.
- There are 2 ways to farm mushroom: spreading mushroom underground at low light level, or harvest a huge mushroom. If you want to make huge mushroom farm, you need to buy podzol from wandering trader. Mushroom can also grow on grass and dirt at low light level, but required to not exposed by sky, so you can avoid buying podzol and create roofed area to make it grow huge.
- Sea Pickle
- Due to the absence of furnaces, its primary use is as a light source, but only when waterlogged.
- Due to the absence of a furnace, its primary use is for trap, destruction of dropped items, or for a composter.
- Step 3 - Creating Animal Farm
Once you have multiple farms, you can start create animal farm. The easiest way to create animal farm is to build an animal pen.
- Use wheat to breed cows or sheep.
- Use seeds to breed chickens.
- Use carrot, potato, or beetroot to breed pig.
Creating a Village
After you have multiple farms, you should create a village for unlocking/gathering more resources. When you have a village:
- Emeralds will be easier to obtain by trading with villagers than killing a vindicator.
- Iron ingots are easier to obtain by killing an iron golem than killing tons of zombies.
- You can cook food instead of killing animals with fire aspect or flame enchantment.
- You can get stone tools and more.
Step 1 - Curing A Zombie Villager
- Golden Apple
Apples dropped by oak or dark oak leaves when they decay.
There are 2 ways to obtain gold:
Method 1: Drowned
Since you have infinite water from your farms, you can make a drowned farm by luring zombies to drown underwater and transform into drowned. Then you can kill them, and they can occasionally drop a gold ingot. They also sometimes drop a trident, which is a great weapon.
Method 2: Zombie Pigman
During a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt can strike pig and transform it into a zombie pigman. Zombie pigman drop gold nuggets, and sometimes gold ingots. 9 gold nuggets can be used to craft a gold ingot.
You can also manually transform zombie pigman using a trident with channeling enchantment. Tridents can be obtained from drowned, while enchanted books can be caught in fishing, and combined in anvil crafted from tons of iron. This strategy is not recommended, due to the rarity of enchanted books from fishing, and the rarity of iron, and how rare thunderstorm event occured. You will have to kill hundreds upon hundreds of zombies, and you will go through many fishing rods to get the right enchanted book. Also impossible for Java Edition, as converted drowned never hold trident, nor drop as rare drop, thus lightning can only strike pigs without help of channeling trident making possibilty of getting gold from zombie pigman extremely low.
However if you decide to choose this method then, you need to breed many pigs in animal pen, let a few loose, then throw your trident at the loose pigs, and kill all zombie pigman.
You can also build a pen up in the air, and lure some of the pigs up there. the high structure in the middle of a flat field will attract lightning better.
Zombie villagers spawn occasionally instead of regular zombies. You need a witch to cure a zombie villager. Lure a zombie villager over to a witch, and the witch will throw a splash potion of weakness at you. Make sure the witch throws a splash potion of weakness to the zombie villager or near them, so zombie villager will get the status effect weakness. Quickly feed the zombie villager with golden apple. Trap it to make sure it doesn't die before turning into a villager.
Then, place bed near the villager so it will claim it and recognize it as house. Then, build a shelter around the bed, with a door and a light source inside. Then, the simplest village has been created. From here onward you should be careful of raid captains. They spawn in patrols, ehich and can inflict you with bad omen of you kill them, which can trigger a raid.
Step 2 - Trade with Villager
- Job sites
Every villager profession has its own job site block. The first profession you need is a farmer, so place a composter. Farmers buy crops which can turn your wheat, potatoes, carrots, beetroot, melon, and pumpkin (from crop farms), and eggs from chicken farms(if you play in bedrock) into emeralds. Master-level farmers also can sell golden carrots, which can be used to breed horses and donkeys. Use gold for golden apples only.
You cannot craft a campfire because of no coal in world, and you cannot make charcoal. However, Apprentice-level fisherman can sell campfires, so you can start to cook food and eat cooked food instead of eating it raw. Place a barrel to transform an unemployed villager into a fisherman
If a villager is a librarian, you will unlock glass and lanterns ( a light source other than glowstone, waterlogged sea pickle, and lit campfire). in Java Edition you can farm emeralds from cured librarian villager.
If a villager is toolsmith, then you can get stone, iron, and diamond tools. Expert-level toolsmiths can sell diamond axes; a diamond axe with sharpness enchantment is the strongest weapon you can obtain due to no way to make weaponsmiths.
When a zombie villager is cured, they will seek for unclaimed job sites block. If there is no job site available, they will keep their profession
Some job site blocks are not craftable, which means some villagers with certain professions cannot resupply their trades, because job sites crafted from cobblestone, flint, blaze powder, furnace and stone slab are unobtainable. The following villagers cannot resupply their trades:
- Blast Furnace : Armorer
- Smoker : Butcher
- Grindstone : Weaponsmith
- Brewing Stand : Cleric
- Fletching Table : Fletcher
If the villager is stone mason, check what they sell at apprentice-level. If they sell polished andesite, polished granite, or polished diorite, you can buy it and craft stonecutter and make the stone mason be able to resupply their trades. If they sell chiseled stone bricks, it cannot be used to make a stonecutter and their trades cannot be resupplied.
Armorer and weaponsmith will stuck at novice-level(due to the lack of coal), and the cleric can reach master-level but cannot resupply. Butchers and fletchers are a special case. If the novice-level butcher villagers buy raw rabbit, butchers will stuck at novice-level(due to no rabbits). But if butcher trade is raw mutton, raw chicken, or raw porkchop then butcher trades will be stuck at expert-level(they cannot resupply their trades). If a novice-level fletcher villager buys gravel for flint, the fletcher will stuck at novice-level. But, if the fletcher is selling arrows, fletchers can reach master-level but cannot resupply.
Step 3 - Expand Village
To expand your village, you need to cure another villager and breed them.
- Villager breeding
The number of villagers equals the number of beds, so villagers will breed as long the population of your village is less than beds present in village. However, they need to become willing. You can throw some bread, carrots, potatoes, or beetroot to make them willing. Villagers can't share food to other villagers, because they need a bell as a meeting point, where they share food, so you need to buy it from toolsmith first.
You can increase the population of cats by placing beds; one cat will spawn for every 4 beds in village. You can tame stray cats using raw cod or raw salmon, which is easily fished out of from your infinite water source you have created. Cats can scare off creepers and phantoms, and they can give you a gift when you awake from sleep(if they aren't sitting down).
- Iron Golems
The mechanic that controls iron golem spawns in bedrock edition is actually the same as old iron golem farms, but replace doors with beds. In java edition, villager need gossiping about golem. With iron golems you can harvest lots of iron easier, and can also be used to defend a village from a siege or a raid. Iron golems can easily kill the slimes that emerge in large numbers.
Since there is no obsidian nor lava, you cannot enter the nether and cannot create a wither, so defending a village from a raid is your last goal in surviving in the extreme challenge. You probably already triggered a raid during expanding a village. Just defeat the raid and you will get some useful loot dropped from raiding illagers, and then you will become the hero of the village.