Ever wondered how other players can get so much awesome enchanted gear in such little time? Struggling to gain experience orbs and need an efficient way to do so with very few casualties? In this tutorial, we will be going over how to build a quick XP farm with a zombie spawner (though any spawner will do).
Step 1 Setup
Working with the spawner you found, you will need to begin the setup process. Keep in mind that it is very unlikely that your spawner room will look exactly like mine. It's just how Minecraft works! Don't let that frighten you, as you will still be doing the same steps I did, regardless.
A good setup is making sure the room your spawner is in is 7x5 blocks in size. The 5-blocks long side will be the sides to your spawner, and the 7-blocks long side will be the front/back of your spawner room. Behind your physical spawner, make sure you have 3 blocks between that and the wall. Same goes with the sides—you will need 3 blocks of room on either side.
When it comes to the front of the spawner, you will only need 2 blocks in front. Only one row of these blocks will have water on them.
The other will be your glass wall, as well as the 7-blocks deep hole where mobs will drop down.
Step 2 Setting Up Combat Area
You will now want to make a hollowed out area down below your safe zone. This room can be as big or as small as you want, as it won't make a difference.
You need to have the floor dug down 2 blocks under where the zombies drop down. This makes it easy to get under the iron bars and hit the zombies without you receiving damage from them.
3 iron bars will be placed just like it's shown in the picture below.
Step 3 Mob Galore!
You are now all set to let your spawner do the work for you. You can build around the area that your spawner is at, or simply sit in the same spot while they spawn.
Once you have enough zombies spawned (30-40 minutes), you can go ahead and start killing them!
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