I am building an iron farm and have almost completed it, when it struck me! Where do I get the villagers from? The simple answer is, go off and find a village, but I don't really want to be wandering around for miles looking for a village, then have to take them back by some means.

What I was wandering was, is there an easier way?


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Just wait around at night time for Zombie Villagers. Then cure them. You need to find two to get a breeding pair.

So you need

Once you find a zombie villager, you will want to trap him in a cage and put a roof over him, so he doesn't die before he is done being cured. Once he is trapped hit him with the weakness potion, wait, and make sure that you hit me by the potion effect animation. Then feed him the golden apple. Then wait.

Since you have to be out at night you need a nice open area where monsters can spawn. You will probably also need some equipment to kill the mobs you aren't interested in. With a little luck you can usually corral a couple in 2-3 night cycles.

  • that is genius.
    – shanodin
    Apr 13, 2014 at 22:07
  • You could also use a zombie spawner with this method to get higher rates faster.
    – Aze
    Apr 14, 2014 at 5:09
  • @Aze, certainly, you just have to be lucky enough to have one close to where you want to build your new village/iron farm.
    – Zoredache
    Apr 14, 2014 at 7:38
  • @Zoredache or move it there using silk touch?
    – o0'.
    Feb 18, 2015 at 20:43
  • AFAIK silk touch cannot pick up mob spawners, unless something has changed in the latest version?
    – Zoredache
    Feb 18, 2015 at 20:50

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