Protecting a village in Minecraft is not an easy job, especially since the Villagers themselves are helpless. The iron golem it will protect them, but making one can cost more than 30 iron bars. Thankfully, there is a way to get one for free and ours Minecraft How Iron Golems are spawned the guide has all the details you need to know!
Villager mechanics have undergone an overhaul and many of the underlying systems have changed. Previously, the game checked how big a village was by counting the number of villagers and other metrics. Now, the game decides when to spawn an Iron Golem based on new criteria.
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If you have been to a village in the newer patches, you will notice that the villagers will gather at a certain point in the city and appear to be talking to each other. This is "gossiping" - they are speaking in their honking language of your reputation and other facts about the world. One such topic of discussion may be the need for an Iron Golem.
Here's what you probably care about the most in our Minecraft How Iron Golems Are Generated: The Minimum Requirements. This is what you will need according to the Minecraft wiki:
- 5 (or more) villagers
- Beds and jobs for 5+ villagers
The villager who starts the gossip about the need for an Iron Golem must have a profession, have recently slept and been at his job recently. If all of these criteria are met, there is a chance that an iron golem will appear. Essentially, the minimum requirements for villagers have been halved, possibly due to the slightly higher difficulty and greater variety of enemies such as looters in the new patch.
The Iron Golem will then have a chance to spawn in a 16 by 16 by 6 by 6 area around the villager who started the gossip. Most importantly, larger villages can result in more Iron Golems patrolling the area, providing even more safety against zombies and other evil creatures.