5 Things You Should Do First After Installing Minecraft 1.21

In Short
  • The first thing to do after installing Minecraft 1.21 should be to make and build with new copper and tuff blocks.
  • You should make the crafter and use it in your Minecraft farms. Also, finding and exploring trial chambers is a must.
  • Finally, completing ominous trials, obtaining heavy core, and making the mace is the biggest accomplishment in this update.

Minecraft 1.21 Tricky Trials update is coming in hot, and it’s finally time to update your world and start exploring the new content. But what should you do first? Which mechanic should you try out, the crafter or the wind charge? Well, this guide will help you choose the things you should do first after installing the Minecraft 1.21 update. With that said, let’s start!

1. Build with New Copper and Tuff Blocks

The first thing you should do when you install Minecraft 1.21 is to try out the new copper and tuff blocks to elevate the look of your builds. Since the regular copper and tuff blocks already exist, you have the required resources to craft new building blocks.

New building and decorative copper and tuff blocks arranged together

Those new blocks are chiseled copper, copper doors, copper trapdoors, copper grates, copper bulb, tuff stairs, slabs and walls, polished tuff, tuff bricks (stairs, slabs, and walls), chiseled tuff and tuff bricks.

As you can see, there are lots of new building blocks to check out and play with, so don’t waste any more time and use our guides for reference on how to make them.

2. Automate Crafting with the Crafter

Crafter is easily one of the most useful redstone blocks we have got in recent updates. If you’re into redstone mechanics and builds, we recommend you dedicate some time to making the crafter first. It’s fairly simple and complex at the same time.

Crafter block in Minecraft

You’ll get a hang of its basic features quickly, but if you would like to auto-craft some specific and advanced recipes, then you will have to combine the crafter with other redstone components and figure out the connections. This is a pretty fun activity and one that you’ll sink a lot of hours into after installing the update. Check out some cool uses of the crafter block here.

3. Find Trial Chambers and Explore Them

And now let’s turn our attention to the more combat-related content of the Minecraft 1.21 update – trial chambers. This is the new structure that the whole update is about. So, among the first things you should do when you install the 1.21 update is to find the trial chamber and explore it.

New dangerous trial chambers room

They are always randomly generated and filled with trial spawners that will spawn mobs for you to fight and defeat. If you prepare properly as recommended in our guide about things to do before the Minecraft 1.21 release, you’ll have lots of backup gear and food as well as villagers ready to become cartographers.

So, find the nearest trial chamber with the trial chambers explorer map and start exploring it. Make sure you’re ready to battle mobs as there will be lots of them. Fights with the Breeze will be most unpredictable and exciting and since every chamber has Breeze spawners, you’ll be able to fight and defeat the Breeze mob in the very first structure.

This is also a great opportunity to get trial keys and open vaults in Minecraft to get some precious rewards. However, you should check out ominous trials if you want a superior challenge and even better loot.

4. Complete Ominous Trials

Ominous trials are harder versions of regular trial spawners, as they transform them into ominous trial spawners with the Bad Omen effect.

Ominous trials in action

This special spawner will summon mobs with gear most of the time or simply more mobs. Not only that; random Minecraft potions and projectiles will appear above the mobs and players, so it’s a lot more difficult than regular battles.

This is a great challenge if you’re confident in your combat skills. Furthermore, the possible reward is an ominous trial key, which opens the ominous vault. This block can include some special items like the Creator music discs, an enchanted golden apple, a block of diamond, and the heavy core.

5. Obtain and Rule with the Mace

After lots and lots of ominous trial fights, you will finally obtain the heavy core (the drop chances are low so you might have to go through a lot of them). Once you do, you can make a mace, Minecraft’s most powerful new weapon that can even one-shot every mob in the game.

Mace crafting recipe in Minecraft 1.21

The mace damage increases the further you fall and you can even enchant it with the best mace enchantments and turn it into an even more deadly hammer.

However, the mace requires experience to be truly destructive, so don’t get discouraged if you are bad with it in the beginning. Keep practicing and you’ll be the most invincible blocky being in your Minecraft world.

So yeah, those are the five things you should do after installing Minecraft 1.21. Which one of these will you go for first? Drop your answer in the comments below!

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