There have been various awesome additions and changes in the Minecraft 1.20 Trails and Tales update. Most of the new features are geared towards players’ creativity, personal expression and storytelling. Decorated pots in Minecraft provide players with classic and customizable decorations, thanks to the different pottery sherds. The new exotic and unique Torchflower and pitcher plants in Minecraft are a must-have in your gardens, but you will need the sniffer to find them. Moreover, the long-awaited ability for players to change the appearance of their armor has finally come. Armor trims in Minecraft allow you to create epic-looking armors in 10 different colors and 20+ different styles. In this guide, though, we will focus on how to get one of the rarest armor trims, the Silence Armor Trim, in Minecraft 1.20.
What is the Silence Armor Trim in Minecraft 1.20
Silence Armor Trim is the rarest armor trim smithing template in Minecraft 1.20. Moreover, it creates a rather unique and highly detailed pattern on all your armor pieces. Numerous shades from all the dyes and the organic direction of the lines surely make armor pieces with the silence armor trim stand out. It’s undoubtedly one of the most desired armor trims.
Where to Find the Silence Armor Trim in Minecraft
Due to its rarity and the amazing appearance it provides, you’re going to have to work hard to get the Silence armor trim in Minecraft 1.20. The only location for this smithing template are chests in the Ancient Cities. They are enormous structures with ancient and alien-like architecture.
But the catch here is that there is only about 1.2% chance of finding the silence armor trim in the chests. So, how hard is it to find the Silence armor trim, you ask? As per tweets from Minecraft players on social media, you will need to find and go through at least 15 to 20 Ancient City chests to get this armor trim.
How to Locate the Ancient City in Minecraft 1.20
As you probably know, Ancient City generates in the deep dark biome, where no hostile mobs can spawn except the Warden in Minecraft. Here are some ways in which you can find the Ancient City in Minecraft.
1. Explore Caves
Explore caves that are low in the world in deepslate levels. If you come across a deep dark biome, start looking for an Ancient city, and if you are lucky, you will find it.
2. Look For Big Cave Entrances
Sometimes, caves can be so large that you can see the natural deepslate all the way from the cave entrance on the surface. If you spot a big cave opening leading directly to the lowest Y coordinates, check them out and see if you can spot the ancient city or the deep dark biome at least. Here are some dripstone cave seeds for your reference.
3. Using Commands
Use the locate command to locate the closest Ancient city. This is a simple way to maximize your chances of finding the silence armor trim in Minecraft 1.20. If you are playing with cheats disabled, you can enable them temporarily:
- Pause the game.
- Click on the Open to LAN button.
- Select Allow Cheats: ON.
- Click Start LAN World.
- Press T to open the chat and type in the locate command. You will see the coordinates that you can reach by clicking on it.
/locate structure minecraft:ancient_city
4. Using Chunk Base
ChunkBase (visit) is an absolutely awesome tool that helps you find biomes, structures, and see what the terrain is like in Minecraft. This is quite possibly the best way of locating a bunch of Ancient cities and starting your search for the silence armor trim in Minecraft 1.20. Before jumping in Chunk Base, make sure to copy your seed code.
- While in the game, press T and type in the seed command.
- Press T again and click on the seed code displayed to copy it.
- Go to the ChunkBase website and move to the Apps tab.
- Scroll down and select the Ancient City.
- Paste your seed code in the seed text box.
- Below the map, you can enter your current position. Click GO.
If you would like to explore some fairly cool Ancient City seeds in Minecraft, check out the linked article. Since you can only trigger a sculk shrieker in Minecraft three times before it spawns the beast and the fact that the warden can kill you pretty much in a couple of hits even if you’re fully geared with enchanted diamond armor, you will need to prepare for this search.
How to Prepare to Raid Ancient City in Minecraft
Since the Ancient cities are pretty dim, due to the intentional scary atmosphere, you will need to see where you’re going. So, make sure to bring a few night vision potions for that reason. Check out our guide on Minecraft potions to see how to brew it. Furthermore, having great enchantments in Minecraft on your, preferably, netherite armor will help greatly in case you do encounter the warden.
Wool is crucial in raiding this structure. It will serve as building blocks for moving around and muffle the noises you make. You can also surround the sculk shrieker and sensors to prevent the triggering in the first place. If this is your first time raiding the ancient city in your Minecraft world, make sure to collect the Swift Sneak enchanted books from chests, as they’ll be useful in raiding other Ancient cities.
In case you spawn the warden, bring some projectiles such as snow balls to distract it. If you’re planning on fighting the warden, check out best potions against the warden in Minecraft.
How to Raid the Ancient City in Minecraft
Raiding the Ancient city, similarly to raiding the Nether Bastion to find the netherite upgrade in Minecraft, is definitely not easy. However, it doesn’t have to be hard either. There are two ways to raid an Ancient city in Minecraft: intended way and brute-forcing way. So, let’s have a look at those and see which one is better for you at finding the Silence armor trim in Minecraft 1.20.
Intended But Slower Way
This way requires you to be patient. It is the way the developers intended for you to approach this structure. This implies you don’t spawn the warden at all, and if you do, just avoid it. You will be sneaking around the Ancient City and opening chests the entire time. Also, you need to “deactivate” the sculk shriekers by either blocking the sculk sensors with wool or breaking the isolated sculk shriekers.
If you trigger a shrieker three times, wait for a bit to recharge your opportunities without penalties. Every 10 minutes, you will be able to trigger a shrieker without consequences. You can enable the subtitles in the Music and Sound tab in Options. This will help you determine exactly when the warden will spawn. If it says “Warden draws close” after triggering a shrieker, the next activation will summon the mob.
Brute-force But Faster Way
This implies you don’t need to go the intended route, but brute force your way through the Ancient city. You can be running around, gathering as much loot as possible from the chests and flying away to safety with your elytra in Minecraft. Repeat this process in the parts of the structure that don’t have the warden spawned yet. You can also apply the same flying in and out tactics and break as many shriekers as you can.
Eventually with this method, there will be a bunch of wardens patrolling through the corridors of the city, so it will become harder to loot the chests. Not only that, but flying and not seeing anything is not really a good combination. Although this way of raiding the Ancient city is much faster than the intended one, it’s also more dangerous, so it can be rather fun as well. If your goal is defeat the warden, check out the linked guide.
Feel free to choose one of these that suit you most or even try inventing your own way of raiding the Ancient city. Unfortunately, according to our testing, you’ll probably need to explore at least a couple of these structures before finding the silence armor trim in Minecraft 1.20.
How to Duplicate Silence Armor Trim in Minecraft 1.20
Once you finally get your hands on the awesome silence armor trim we have been talking about, you should duplicate it without fail. It is unbelievably valuable and worth having at least one backup. This crafting recipe to duplicate smithing templates requires:
- 1 Silence Armor Trim
- 1 Cobbled Deepslate
- 7 Diamonds
If you want to learn how to duplicate other armor trims, read our guide on how to make smithing templates in Minecraft. Moreover, now that you have these awesome armor trims, learn to customize your armor in Minecraft.
Frequently Asked Questions
Well, it’s certainly not easy, but it depends on the way you raid the Ancient city. It is quite rare, so make sure you’re comfortable with whatever way you chose.
No. You can find it in chests in the Ancient cities. Warden only drops a sculk catalyst.