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I'm playing my first survival world in bedrock edition and am about to raid a bastion remnant. I'm trying to find the best way to loot the bastion without aggravating the piglins as much as possible. Will destroying the chests cause them to become hostile?

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Yes, if they see you, just the same as opening the chest.

From the wiki:

Piglins are provoked by any player who:

  • Is not wearing any piece of gold armor.
  • Attacks a piglin or piglin brute, regardless if the player kills it in one hit or not.
  • Opens or breaks a chest, trapped chest, ender chest, shulker box, barrel, minecart with chest, or minecart with hopper.
  • Breaks a block of gold, gold ore, gilded blackstone, or nether gold ore.
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In the bastion remnants, the piglins are piglin brutes. They will attack you regardless of any armor (unless you are invisible) because they are purely hostile mobs.

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  • Clarifying what I said: in the treasure rooms (which I’d assume is where you would open any chest) all the piglins are piglin brutes, which are purely hostile, making opening a chest obsolete. – Haha cornflakes Feb 19 at 22:57
  • Please edit your answer, it's free – Ray Wu Mar 7 at 20:12

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