Is it possible to kill an Iron Golem? I have tried to hit it with my diamond sword but that failed. If you can kill them please tell me how to. And what materials are needed to kill the Iron Golems. Also what loot will it give you?


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They have a lot of hitpoints, it'll take more than a few swings to hit them, but they do go down eventually.

A better method to kill them would be to suffocate them using Sand or Gravel. They cannot drown and take no damage from falling, meaning any trap will have to use Suffocation to kill them.

When killed, they drop Iron Ingots and Poppies.

Check out this tutorial on how to build effective Iron Golem Farms. Further, you can read more about Iron Golems in general on the Minecraft Wiki

  • Can you use tnt
    – stizzle84
    Feb 11, 2014 at 3:03
  • Creepers can kill Iron Golems, so yes, TNT should kill them as well. And glad I can be of assistance :)
    – Robotnik
    Feb 11, 2014 at 3:10
  • Is it one tnt block ot is it multiple
    – stizzle84
    Feb 11, 2014 at 3:14
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    @JamesOfDaPeach, check out this video regarding fall damage: youtube.com/watch?v=X1NkuYaJUzQ
    – Kcats
    Feb 11, 2014 at 7:39

Yes, it has 100 health points though. Try to get it aggroed by night time mobs so that they will attack it for you.

If you kill it, it will drop iron ignots and poppy. Read more about them Iron Golem Minecraft Wiki


Yes you can, it takes too long to kill because they have 100hp, I have an example.enter image description here


Just use an enchanted diamond sword. It only takes a few hits with it, and dont get cocky, because I got killed by one. They drop iron ingots, so it's a waste of iron blocks and pumpkins. They drop roses, too.


I just recommend that you don't kill iron golems with your popularity going down by 10. Those are bodyguards for villages and so don't kill those poor guys.

Oh they will kill you quicker than you attack them and that is not good.

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