In my Minecraft world, I am trying to find an Ancient City, a very rare and dangerous structure full of skulk, skulk sensors and (worst of all) skulk shriekers; a block that, upon being triggered three (3) times, will summon the Warden (a very horrifying mob that can kill you in just five (5) hits even if you have the best armor in the game).

I am trying to find one mainly for 5 things:

  • The Silence armor trim
  • The Ward armor trim
  • Notch apples
  • Swift Sneak enchantment
  • Disc 5 fragments (at least 9 of them)

I know that this will take me a very long time, which is why I am asking: What's the easiest way to find an ancient city?

Note: I do not want to use Chunkbase, as I consider finding that cheating.

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    Is it really possible to resist 5 Warden hits?
    – pinckerman
    Nov 22 at 13:26
  • Yes. With netherite armor with protection IV enchanted on it, you will only take 2 hearts of damage (which is still a lot, tbh) if the Warden uses his melee attack on you. He does 5 hearts of damage, however, when he uses his super-sonic boom.
    – TimMcYeah
    Nov 28 at 13:47
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    I'm curious - why not just use Chunkbase to look at where they are on your seed map?
    – Catija
    Nov 29 at 17:35
  • @Catija I would think that you need to consider the fact that some people (including myself) consider seed mappers (like Chunkbase) cheating.
    – TimMcYeah
    Nov 29 at 17:52
  • If that's something you want to avoid, that seems like an appropriate thing to mention in the question rather than waiting for someone to answer and say "just use Chunkbase" and then you say you don't want it.
    – Catija
    Nov 29 at 18:11

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There are many ways that you can find an Ancient City!

You can:

  • Mine and look under these mountain biomes (Ancient Cities will always have a chance of generating under these biomes).
  • Look for caves with skulk (although this method can take a little longer).
  • Mine and head down to a Y-level of negative 52, and just keep mining until you find a Deep Dark biome, then hope it has an Ancient City in it (I don't recommend this method, but if you are desperate enough, then you can try this method).



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