If you have played, you know what a pain it is to find emeralds in Minecraft. They are one of the rarest materials in the game that can be super useful for your journey. You can trade them or make beacons. Trading is the best option because you can enhance your items in a few seconds. Obviously, it’s not that easy. You will need to put in work in order to find these emeralds.
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Don’t worry, we have you covered. We will go through plenty of methods that will suit your gameplay and wants. Bring your sharpest tool out of the chest because we are going deep into the caves to find these green gems.
Methods To Find Emeralds In Minecraft
We have gathered different types of methods below. Go through each one of them and see which one is best suited for you. But before we begin, let us see what exactly are emeralds.
Getting to know Emeralds
Their main purpose is to help you trade with villagers and merchants that roam randomly. They are one of the rarest materials in the game, some might even argue rarer than diamonds. You may ask “Why do I need emeralds?” Well, it’s simple, you can unlock tools and weapons at the beginning of your journey. Just a boost in your progress.
In looks, the emerald is a green oval shape gem. You can’t use this item to create tools and weapons.
There are four major ways you can use to get emeralds.
- Using Mob Loot
- Trading for Emeralds
- Finding Chests
- Mining for Emeralds
Method 1: Using Mob Loot
Do you like killing zombies, spiders, skeletons, etc? Well, go get your sword and let’s get to business. Both types of mobs, evokers, and vindicators can drop an emerald after they have been killed. You can increase the chances of dropping by getting an enchantment named “Looting.” But there are more mobs that can give you this gem after dying.
In the jungle, you will find foxes and sometimes the game spawns them with an emerald in the mouth. Just throw a piece of chicken so they drop the gem, or kill them if you don’t find them cute. You can also tame fox in Minecraft if you like.
Method 2: Trading for Emeralds
It is one of the easiest and most effective methods of earning emeralds. Yes, you need emeralds for trading awesome stuff from villagers. But with simple reverse trading techniques, you can earn some green gems. There are different types of villagers in Minecraft with different types of occupations. Each type will need something. Here are some of the traders you need to find.
- Farmer Villager: Trade wheat for emerald
- Armorer Villager: Give coal for emerald
- Cleric Villager: Give rotten flesh for emerald
- Fletcher Villager: Give sticker for emerald
- Butcher Villager: Give raw chicken for emerald
Method 3: Finding Chest
This is for lucky people who find emeralds in the random chest spawn in caves. There are many places where you can find chests. Some of these are
- Desert Temple
- Buried Treasure
- Jungle Temple
- Shipwreck (Has the most chances of giving you emerald)
- Underwater Ruins
- End City
Keep in mind, this is applicable to only Java and the bedrock edition of Minecraft.
Method 4: Mining for Emerald
If the methods given above did not work for you then try the mining one. It’s not simple but with dedication, you can make it. But before, let us tell you that finding these emeralds in a cave is much harder than finding them in chests.
The best chances of finding these gems are at levels of -16Y and 320Y. You can check the levels by pressing “F3″. Y256 is also a good level to mine for emeralds.
If you play the Bedrock version then you might want to look for them on mountains and windswept hills. These two places have the most amount of emeralds. One thing to remember, do not use anything other than a pickaxe. Because mining with something else will destroy your emerald. Use an iron or better pickaxe.
A few years ago, emeralds were not a part of Minecraft, instead, we had rubies. Yes, there were red round-shaped gems that functioned just like emeralds. But due to the confusion with rubies and red stone, the developers decided to replace them with emeralds. Bright green gems were added in the 1.14 version of Minecraft.
So now, you have plenty of methods to try your luck. All it takes is some hard work and effort. With some time, you will have plenty of emeralds to create emerald blocks. Use them to trade and get better tools. Let us know if you were able to find emeralds in Minecraft.