How to Defeat Warden in Minecraft 1.19

How to Defeat Warden in Minecraft 1.19

Your nightmares are coming true! The scary Warden is now a part of Minecraft. You can get the deep dark biome in your game using our linked guide to meet this mob boss. But are you ready? If you didn’t already know, the Warden can kill players with only two hits, even if you have the best armor in the game. Also, it limits your vision to a narrow area, so you might not even see it coming. If all of that doesn’t sound scary enough, the powerful Sonic shriek of Warden is sure to scare you. Minecraft is now a horror game. But worry not. After hours of respawning, we have compiled the best ways to defeat the Warden in Minecraft 1.19. From the best Minecraft enchantments to some of the smartest tactics, we have covered it all. So, without further ado, let’s learn how to defeat the Warden and survive in deep dark caves in Minecraft.

Best Methods to Kill Warden in Minecraft (Updated April 2022)

We will begin by doing an in-depth analysis of the Warden. Then, we will go over each unique method to defeat this boss mob. But you can directly skip to the methods from the table below. However, we won’t suggest you fight the entity you don’t know everything about just yet. So read this guide thoroughly.

Note: Our knowledge about the Warden is based on the latest Minecraft Snapshot 22W15A. Its behavior and features are subject to change in the official release.

Where to Find Warden in Minecraft 1.19

Before we plan to defeat Warden, we need to know where to find it. As per the developer, a Warden can only spawn within the deep dark biome. That too, only in and around the ancient city structure. Similar to the Ender Dragon, you can’t get it anywhere else in the survival world. If you want to find the deep dark naturally, you should search below Y=-35 block height. That’s where we usually found the deep dark biome in our tests.

Ancient City MC

But if you want to skip to the good part, you can use cheats. Using the command “/locatebiome minecraft:deep_dark” in your chat will give you the coordinates to the deep dark biome. You can then teleport in Minecraft to easily reach the Warden’s home biome. Having said that, it’s time to learn how to defeat the Warden in Minecraft to survive in the deep dark biome.

Attacks and Abilities of a Warden

The road to defeating an enemy starts by learning about them. So, let’s go over Warden’s basic abilities and then understand its attacks.

  • Warden is blind, so it has to depend on vibrations and smell to find your location.
  • It can detect you through blocks.
  • Even if you somehow escape it, the Warden can sniff you from a 20 blocks distance.
  • It can climb on single blocks like other mobs, but it can’t break them.
  • Due to a low tolerance level, even the smallest of vibrations can annoy the Warden. Once it gets annoyed, it doesn’t care if you are a baby mob or a boss, and it will attack.

Darkness Effect

As soon as a sculk sensor detects your presence, the darkness effect gets applied to you. It limits your visibility to only a few blocks surrounding you. You can try using the Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft to counter it, but its effects don’t expand over 6-7 blocks right next to you. Similarly, light sources like torches aren’t any good either.

Combat Attack

The favorite way for the Warden to kill you is with its bare hands. Even if you are wearing a full set of Netherite armor, the Warden can kill you in just two hits. However, if your armor is weaker than that, you might have to respawn even after taking a single hit.

Sonic Shriek 

If close combat doesn’t work or if the Warden can’t reach you, it uses sonic shriek as a last resort. The Warden’s chest opens up to release a long-range sonic shriek attack. It doesn’t only causes the same amount of combat damage but also can knock you off places from over 5 blocks of distance.

Interestingly, this attack passes through blocks, including even the bedrock and liquid blocks. Not to forget, this attack only targets one mob at a time. So, if there are two players next to each other, the sonic shriek will only kill the player that the Warden is targetting.

Things You Need to Defeat the Warden

Now that you know where to find the Warden, it’s time to get ready for the fight. Apart from having enough food and pickaxes, you need the following things to kill the Warden in Minecraft.

Armor

The first obvious preparation you need is defenses against the Warden. For that, you should get full netherite armor from head to toe. Once you have the armor, you need to put some of the best armor enchantments on them. We suggest using Protection IV on all of your items. But if you are lucky, you can also get Swift Sneak pants enchantment within the ancient city. It will help you sneak at a faster pace.

Weapons

Most Minecraft players are habitual of taking their swords with them. But we won’t suggest direct combat with the Warden because of its high attack damage. Instead, stick with a trident or a bow to defeat Warden in Minecraft. Alternatively, you can try using some of the best trident enchantments too. But bows are easier to manage.

Health

Dealing with the Warden means receiving a lot of damage in the process. To counter that, you should carry with you the following items for additional health:

Special Items

With armor and weapons ready, it’s time to prepare some special items to survive a Warden attack in Minecraft with ease.

  • Snowballs, eggs, or arrows for distracting the Warden by throwing them in random directions.
  • Potion of Night Vision to reduce the strength of the darkness effect.
  • Torches to avoid getting lost in the deep dark.
  • Building blocks to create distance between you and the Warden.
  • Cobwebs or berry bushes to protect yourself against falling.
  • Ladders (optional)

In case you are wondering, a shield doesn’t work against a Warden. So, you can skip it.

How to Defeat the Warden in Minecraft

Assuming that you have everything ready, let’s enter the deep dark and defeat the Warden with the following steps:

1. First, as soon as you enter the ancient city, you have to start sneaking. Then, find an open area connected to the city structure and make a tiny underground base there. You can use a trapdoor attached with a lever and a pressure plate for extra security.

make a tiny underground base

2. Next, make some noise to spawn the Warden. Then quickly make a 6-blocks tower next to your underground base opening. A smart trick would be to put cobwebs on top of the tower, on its side, and on the bottom of the opening. The top one will cancel out Warden’s sonic shriek’s knockback. Meanwhile, the bottom ones can help you have a safer fall. You can find other useful tips and tricks to avoid fall damage in Minecraft via the linked guide.

make a 6-blocks tower with cobweb

3. Once you are at the top, look at the Warden and attack it with arrows. It would be better to use some of the best bow enchantments while doing so. We suggest using Power V or Punch II.

Kill Warden with Arrows in Minecraft

4. Warden’s preference for the fight is combat attack. So, it won’t use sonic shriek until it has tried to hit you multiple times by hand. But when it’s finally ready to attack you with sonic shriek, you can either stay on top of the tower and quickly heal. Or you can jump into your base opening, heal yourself and make another opening to come out.

How to Defeat the Warden in Minecraft

If you are experienced with combat, you can repeat the above-mentioned steps to defeat the Warden. With proper skills, you can even use these steps without netherite armor. But if traditional combat seems too taxing to kill the Warden, we have other options too.

Use End Crystals to Kill Warden

End crystals are found in the end dimensions, and they work to heal the Ender Dragon there. But when broken, they do a huge damaging blast. This blast, when multiplied, can kill the Warden.

Now, you can easily craft an end crystal by combining seven glasses with an eye of ender and a ghast tear on a crafting table. You need at least 8 end crystals to kill the Warden.

Use End Crystals to Kill Warden

Once you are ready, you need to place an obsidian block and then put an end crystal on top of it. When the Warden gets close to it, you just need to break it and place another crystal. You need to repeat this process 8 times to kill the Warden. But do make sure to wear armor with the blast protection enchantment.

Trap Warden Underground

If you don’t want to fight a Warden, you can trap it and slowly kill it. To do so, the easiest route is to create a cobweb trap. Here, you can create a small pit with cobwebs in it. Then, place trapdoors on top of the cobwebs. Once the Warden steps on the trapdoor, use a pressure plate or a lever to activate that door. It will open up and trap the Warden.

Trap Warden Underground

When the Warden is deep into the cobweb, you can easily kill it with the best sword enchantments. Just make sure to run away whenever it’s about to use the sonic shriek attack. You can also put wool carpet around the area to dampen your vibrations and throw off his aim.

Warden vs Wither

If you want to make the most out of your visit to the deep dark biome, you have to fight both the Warden and the Wither. They can easily overwhelm you as a player, but what if we make them fight each other? You just need to spawn the Wither within the ancient city and hide before it notices you. Wither’s vibrations will make the Warden spawn, and both of them will immediately go after each other.

Warden vs Wither

Due to the closed space, Warden is going to win most of the time. But irrespective of the results of this fight, the surviving boss is going to be low in health points. So, you can easily swoop in and finish the survivor to get loot from both mobs without even doing efforts to fight one properly. So, in the fight between Warden and Wither, the winner is always going to be you, the player.

Iron Golem vs Warden: Who Wins?

If you want a safer mob to fight the Warden, you can use Iron Golems. This mob is hostile towards boss mobs by default, so as soon as it notices the Warden, it will attack the boss mob. But, as you might have guessed, one Iron Golem isn’t enough to defeat a Warden.

Warden vs Iron Golems

In our testing, we found that a single Warden can defeat more than 8 Iron Golems in one-on-one combat. But if attacked in a group, 6 Iron Golems are enough to corner a Warden. Even with such great results, the practical problems of respawning Wardens and bringing Iron Golems underground make this solution tough to implement in survival gameplay.

How to Stop Minecraft Warden from Spawning

Now that we know defeating Warden isn’t a huge task, it still is pretty tiring. So, until you find a reason to kill the Warden, you can use the following tricks to survive Warden by preventing its spawn.

Prevent Detection from Soul Shrieker

Warden only spawns in the deep dark biome’s ancient cities, and that too only if you alert a soul shrieker. It gives a player 2 chances of making a noise. It’s when the player makes the third noise or vibration that the Warden spawns in this biome. Now, if you didn’t already know, placing items, breaking blocks, and walking without crouching count as vibrations in the game.

Soul Shrieker Summoning a Warden

So, as long as you can carefully slip by a soul shrieker without alerting it, you are practically safe within the ancient cities in the deep dark biome. Though, even when you don’t see one, you should stay alert while you are in the biome. The soul shrieker block can detect you from different heights and even through blocks.

Destroy the Soul Shrieker

Once you can slowly slip past the soul shrieker, use your regular pickaxe to destroy it. If you have the silk-touch enchantment, you can even pick up the soul shrieker by mining it. Though, placing it back in the deep dark biome can summon a Warden.

Let Warden Despawn

If nothing else works, the best way to defeat a Warden in Minecraft is to let it despawn. Wardens are sensitive to noise and vibrations. So, if the Warden doesn’t detect any activity for more than 60 seconds, it automatically despawns. But they will immediately reset the time cycle if you or any other mob in the area make an activity.

How to Defeat Warden in Minecraft

Moreover, during these 60 seconds, the Warden keeps trying to “smell” you and find your location. So, if you are not hidden properly behind other blocks, the Warden might find you even if you are stationary.

Warden in Minecraft 1.19: Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Kill Warden with Lava?

Unfortunately, the Warden is completely immune to all lava damage. It is immune to all types of fire-based damage too. It applies to both regular fire and soul fire in the game. We trapped one in lava for hours, but it was only a warm bath for the Warden. In fact, in some cases, Warden even walked and jumped on top of lava.

Does the Warden Drown?

We tried keeping one underwater for more than 15 minutes in our testing. But it easily survived. Technically, Warden does receive damage when drowned or suffocated, but it’s virtually not enough to kill it in survival gameplay.

Does TNT Work Against the Warden?

In our testing, we used a total of 112 TNT blocks to try and kill a Warden. It did cause damage and even blasted the Warden into the air. But even that wasn’t enough to do significant damage to the Warden.

Can Warden Detect You If You Are Invisible?

Warden is the only blind mob in Minecraft. It depends upon movement and vibrations to detect entities. So, even if you drink the Potion of Invisibility, the Warden can easily find you.

How Fast is a Warden in Minecraft?

Normally, the Warden has the same speed as the player’s walking speed. But when it gets angry or detects movement, its speed increases exponentially. In simple terms, you can’t outrun the Warden even with the best boots enchantments.

Can You Tame a Warden in Minecraft?

Just like most hostile mobs in the game, you can’t tame a Warden. But you can trap it underwater. This will not defeat the Warden, as it cannot drown in water in Minecraft. Putting some fish alongside the Warden can keep it from despawning after 60 seconds.

Who Does the Warden Kill?

Warden has a low temper against any entity that disturbs its peace. So, whether it is a villager or a rabbit, the Warden will attack and kill them if they move.

Easily Defeat Warden in Minecraft 1.19

Whether you are testing your combat skills or practicing for the best adventure maps, Warden is the perfect mob to accompany you. And with all the best methods in our guide, you can easily kill and defeat the Warden in Minecraft. We are expecting the developers to improve the Warden’s abilities as the rumored Minecraft 1.19 release date inches closer. So, make sure to bookmark this page as we will update the guide alongside the changes that affect the Warden.

As for the players who are not fond of scary things in-game, we have you covered too. You can check our guide to know everything about Allay in Minecraft. It is another one of the new mobs coming with the wild update, but unlike Warden, it is a cute mob that will help you gather items. Allay is friendly and supportive toward the players. With that said, do you know any method to kill the Warden in Minecraft? Tell us in the comments!

5 Comments

  1. None of your strategies will work. The Warden’s sonic boom will be able to kill you in 3-5 hits even with Protection IV, and dodging the sonic boom is impossible. The only things that will work are despawning the Warden and trapping it underwater. It is no easy task to kill this mob; it is nearly impossible. Also, this is not a boss mob- yet.

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