All Armor Trim Locations in Minecraft: Where to Find Them?

After years of struggling with Minecraft mods and requesting the game developers, we finally have an official way to customize armor in Minecraft. There are over 100 designs and almost limitless combinations for you to choose from. But all of it comes down to the newly introduced Armor Trim Smithing Templates in Minecraft 1.20. This new item holds all the armor customization power in itself. Though, obtaining one isn’t as simple as you might imagine. So, let’s figure out how to find armor trims in Minecraft in no time! We have discussed the location of all Armor trims in Minecraft in this article.

What is an Armor Trim in Minecraft

Armor Trims are a type of Smithing Templates, which are part of the new features coming to the game with the Minecraft 1.20 update. They allow players to decorate their armor with various colorful patterns. There are 16 types of armor trims in the game that you can use with 10 color options. The changes these templates make to your armor are only cosmetic and don’t improve its strength in any practical way. Still, they are one of the most requested customization features to make it into the game in recent years. So, let’s figure out how to find and use them.

Location of Armor Trims in Minecraft

Sentry Armor TrimPillager Outpost
Dune Armor TrimDesert Pyramid
Coast Armor TrimShipwreck
Wild Armor TrimJungle Temple
Tide Armor TrimOcean Monument
Ward Armor TrimAncient City
Vex Armor TrimWoodland Mansion
Rib Armor TrimNether Fortress
Snout Armor TrimBastion Remnant
Eye Armor TrimStronghold
Spire Armor TrimEnd City
Silence Armor TrimAncient City
Wayfinder Armor TrimTrail Ruins
Raiser Armor TrimTrail Ruins
Shaper Armor TrimTrail Ruins
Host Armor TrimTrail Ruins

Finding most Armor trims comes down to exploring their dedicated structures and looting the chests in them or brushing suspicious gravel in the trail ruins. But some of them are rarer than others and one even requires you to kill a powerful mob. So, let’s go over each armor trim location to figure out how to properly obtain all of them.

Sentry Armor Trim

Sentry armor trim on an armor stand and the pillager outpost

To find the Sentry Armor Trim in Minecraft 1.20, you have to loot the chest located at the top of Pillager Outposts in the overworld dimensions. It adds a simple stripe to your helmet. The chestplate gets a pattern almost representing a target or even a flower in the center with four squares and also stripes on the shoulders. The leggings get a similar four square pattern and the boots get a stripe.

Not to forget, Sentry Armor Trim is arguably the easiest to get as compared to the other Smithing Templates.

Dune Armor Trim

Dune armor trim on an armor stand and the desert pyramid

The location of the Dune Armor Trim is the chests of the hidden underground room of Minecraft Desert Temples. If you are not careful enough, you might have to dodge TNT while collecting them. However, since the temple has 4 chests, you can get multiple templates in one go.

Talking about the design, chestplate with this trim has a square in the center and an outline around it in front and on the back, there is a circle around a short horizontal line. The rest of the armor has curvy lines as a trim.

Coast Armor Trim

Coast smithing template

Coast Armor Trims spawn inside the chest of shipwrecks in the overworld, which are not that hard to find. Unfortunately, the problem with shipwrecks is that you get anywhere between 0 to 3 chests in each of them. As you might expect, the higher the number of chests, the rarer is shipwreck’s spawning. Moreover, as per our testing, all three chests have similar chances of spawning the armor trim. So, you might have to grind extra hard before encountering the right shipwreck.

Though, looking at the design, this armor trim is worth more than the effort to find it. You get a sleek strip design throughout the armor with a downward curve in the middle of every other stripe.

Wild Armor Trim

Wild Armor Trim

Hidden behind boobie traps and darkness, Wild Armor Trim spawns inside the chests of Jungle Temples in the overworld dimension of Minecraft. It adds kind of spikey lines on the chestplate and straight ones on the leggings.

Tide Armor Trim

Tide Armor Trim (1)

Tide Armor Trim is the only Smithing Armor Template that doesn’t spawn inside a chest in Minecraft. Instead, you have to find and kill an Elder Guardian mob to make them drop it, which happens half of the time. Moreover, since this mob exclusively spawns inside the rare and dangerous Ocean Monument structure in Minecraft, you have to be prepared while hunting for this armor trim.

As for the pattern, you get an expressive design with a face-like helmet, two lines joining into an emblem in the chest plate, and a joint curve in the leggings. The emblem design also shows up on the back of your helmet.

Ward Armor Trim

Ward Armor Trim

As the name suggests, the location of the Ward Armor Trim is the chests at the home of the Warden, the Ancient City. This makes it one of the riskiest Smithing Templates to get. Though, thanks to the huge amount of chests in the structure, you can expect to get a bunch of them in no time.

Vex Armor Trim

Vex smithing template

Vex Armor Trim spawns inside the chests of Woodland Mansion, which are home to various Pillagers and one of the largest structures in the overworld of Minecraft. However, keep in mind that this structure is extremely rare so make sure to check every single chest to find all Vex Armor Trims in Minecraft.

As for the design, you get Vex-like eyelashes on top of helmets and a long horizontal line on the chest plate, which is identical to the Evoker’s rob.

Rib Armor Trim

Rib Armor Trim

To get the Rib Armor Trim you have to make a Nether portal in Minecraft and travel to the Nether dimension. There, you need to explore the halls of Nether Fortress to find the chest with a Smithing Template.

While relatively calm, this structure is home to Wither Skeletons, who are also the inspiration for this trim. Once used, you get skeleton-like ribs throughout the armor in a wrapped form. This design is unique in comparison to other armor trims.

Snout Armor Trim

Snout Armor Trim

If the term “snout” reminds you of pigs and their noses, then you can already guess where to find this armor trim. It spawns in the house of Piglins – the Bastion Remnant in various chests across the structure. Staying true to its name, you get a template with two nostrils on top of it.

However, the design of the trim doesn’t reflect a pig head. Instead, you get a clean pattern with a small box in the middle with a straight line on its top and a curved one beneath it.

Eye Armor Trim

Eye smithing template

With an Eye of Ender shape on the chest plate, eyebrows on the helmet, and cool geometric patterns on the rest of the Armor, the Eye Armor Trim is one of the most well-designed smithing templates. You can find it within the chests of the Stronghold in the overworld dimension. This turns it into a late-game item, though, you might get it earlier by exploring some of the best speedrun seeds of Minecraft .

Spire Armor Trim

Spire Armor Trim

My personal favorite and the true end-game template is the Sprie Armor Trim, which spawns inside the End Cities of Minecraft. It adds a clean stripe on your helmet while giving a checkered pattern to your feet and arms. Meanwhile, your chest plate gets a curved line, the reflection of which appears in your leggings.

Silence Armor Trim

Silence armor trim on an armor stand and the ancient city

The Silence Armor Trim looks far more different than any other smithing template. Its appearance is extremely detailed thanks to the size and depth of the lines on the armor and different shades of the colors. Since this armor trim is so stylish it is heavily protected. You can find it only in the chests in the Ancient city, though the chance of finding it is quite low.

Wayfinder Armor Trim

Wayfinder smithing template on an armor stand and the trail ruins

You can obtain the Wayfinder Armor Trims only in the trail ruins structure in Minecraft. It is one of the treasures that have been left by the ancient civilizations and you can dig them out of the suspicious gravel blocks using the brush. The player with this trim looks as if they have goggles on to help them find the way in a sand storm perhaps (pun intended). The rest of the armor pieces are covered with zig-zag stripes.

Raiser Armor Trim

Raiser armor trim on an armor stand and the trail ruins

This particular Armor Trim is another one from the set found only by brushing suspicious gravel blocks in the trail ruins in Minecraft. While wearing armor with this template you can look really grumpy with those raised eyebrows, but also rather fancy with the one-pixel diagonal lines across the chest piece and boots.

Shaper Armor Trim

Shaper armor trim on an armor stand and the trail ruins

As the name implies, the Shaper Armor Trim includes the lines that kind of follow the shape of the armor piece. That is best noticeable on the sleeves of the chestplate, where the lines go against the edges of the armor. You may find this smithing template by excavating the suspicious gravel blocks in the trail ruins structures.

Host Armor Trim

Host smithing template on an armor stand and the trail ruins

The Host Armor Trim is possibly one of the plainest armor trim designs we have. However, that doesn’t mean it’s bad or ugly, it just shows that even though it’s fairly simple, perhaps in combination with other armor trims, it can be a perfect match. You can also find this armor trim by brushing the suspicious gravel in the trail ruins.

How to Use Armor Trims in Smithing Table

Armor Trim in Smithing Table

Now that you know how to find these armor trims, let’s figure out how to use them. To use an Armor Trim Smithing Template, you have to combine it with your piece of armor and a coloring mineral in the Smithing Table. Each of these items has a dedicated slot on the table and the process doesn’t cost the player anything. Moreover, if you wish for truly custom armor, you can use the armor trims with leather armor, which can be colored using dye in Minecraft.

In case you are wondering, when it comes to armor trim colors, you can choose from the following options:

  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Lapis
  • Emerald
  • Diamond
  • Netherite
  • Redstone
  • Amethyst
  • Quartz

Each material applies its color to the trimmed parts of the armor. You can even use the material the armor is made of, but the result might be a bit different than your expectations. For example, trimming a gold armor with gold as material results in a darker shade of gold in the trimmed areas.

Not to forget, once an armor is trimmed, it’s impossible to change its design or color. So, you must be very thoughtful about your trimming design decisions.

comment Comments 15
  • Very good Idea ! I agree with you ! It could add a lot of new mechanics in game ! Elytras trims could be cool too but I think it’s a little bit strange to have patterns on wings…

  • Thanks I’m actually trying to have all of the 1.20 items in my survival World so this article is very helpfull ! Thank you so much !

    Before using the armour trim, otherwise it will be gone. So you need 4 trims for a complete armour set. Duplicating the one trim you have saves you tons of time.
    To duplicate a trim, you need seven diamonds and a block based on the template. Here is a list of the crafting ingredient blocks and which armor trims they can duplicate:

    Netherrack: Rib armor trimCobbled deepslate: Silence and ward armor trimsCobblestone: Vex, coast, and sentry armor trimsTerracotta: Wayfinder, raiser, shaper, and host armor trimsSandstone: Dune armor trimBlackstone: Snout armor trimEndstone: Eye armor trimMossy cobblestone: Wild armor trimPrismarine: Tide armor trimPurpur block: Spire armor trim

  • What I wander is the end there where only little changes in the past years (harder to find,the portal has different textures.) so can you guys pls make an articall about the end update that could be mabey 1.21 or 1.30.

    • Ya it will like glow and it will be like looking so cool man Jake good idea I never thought of that.

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