Strongholds have a 1/10 chance to spawn under a village; does this also apply to abandoned villages? If so, does the reason for abandonment have any impact to this statistic?

  • try editing this to give a bit more detail
    – Topcode
    Feb 20 at 0:26
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    I would assume they mean the natural spawning abandon villages. These normally have cobwebs, mossy cobblestone (I have only seen them in plains....), and no villager (though sometimes some zombie villagers will spawn).
    – Potterton
    Feb 20 at 1:43
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    Can you supply the source of documentation stating there is a 10% chance for strongholds to generate under a village? Your existing answer on another question also states this, but a comment states you learned the statistic from an explaination given while a world record speed run was being analyzed. Unfortunately, without the source of this information, we only know, without a doubt, that strongholds sometimes spawn under villages; but they're randomly generated throughout the world in BE which implies it's less than a 10% chance. Aug 20 at 15:38

While its true that strongholds can generate under villages, I don't think it applies on abandoned ones. I have never seen a stronghold under one at all. You could try, though I doubt a stronghold would even generate under it.

You'll have a better chance that the stronghold would be under a village, but I'm not exactly sure if 1/10 is really the approximate chance for a stronghold to be under a village.


I don’t believe so, I believe only under normal villages, as the Minecraft Wiki says here.

In Bedrock Edition, strongholds generate randomly throughout the world. They sometimes generate under a village.

I hope that answers your question.


I have, in fact, seen a lot if strongholds under abandoned villages.

The 1/10 chance applies to regular villages and abandoned villages.

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