I am a beginner in Minecraft and am not the best at defending myself at night when all the hostile mobs start spawning. I dig myself a three block deep hole in the ground and place a block above my head. This method wastes a lot of my time and I feel like I should be able to defend myself. Any tips about how to get ready for fighting monsters in the night during day?

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    Out of curiosity, but if you're hiding in the hole, why not craft a bed and just skip the night?
    – Skye-AT
    Feb 9, 2022 at 2:21
  • I’m sorry, I don’t understand. How do you get to skip the night? As I mentioned, I am a beginner and don’t know much about Minecraft. Feb 9, 2022 at 2:27
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    Don't know about beds but happens to know nether fortress? Anyway, check fandom.
    – Skye-AT
    Feb 9, 2022 at 2:31
  • Craft a sword with stone, then find a cave and mine some iron in order to craft an armor.
    – pinckerman
    Feb 9, 2022 at 10:39

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Hello Akshaya Gunnam and welcome !

You can sleep once the night begin to skip to morning. To craft generally and a bed in our case you will need a crafting table. Here are the steps:

  1. Chop some trees to get logs. You will need 32 logs. You can convert 4xlogs to Wooden Planks.
  2. Convert all logs to 8 Wooden Planks.
  3. Craft a crafting table (you will need 4 Wooden Planks to craft a crafting table).
  4. Kill some sheep to get at least 3 wool from them
  5. Use your crafting table from step 3 to create a bed using 3xWooden Planks & 3xWool
  • OP is asking for how to fight and what to do to get prepared for night, not how to skip.
    – Skye-AT
    Feb 9, 2022 at 8:20
  • That's true but it's the best alternative when you start the game. You can sleep a few nights until you are stronger and able to fight and survive night 🙂
    – Marios
    Feb 9, 2022 at 19:32
  • Thank you for the advice about the bed. I have always wondered what they do. Now, I can utilize my time better for mining and crafting! Feb 10, 2022 at 4:34
  • Glad i could help :) you will get stronger day by day so you will finally be able to do more during the nights without having to skip to morning
    – Marios
    Feb 10, 2022 at 9:11

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