How to defeat the Warden in Minecraft

Hamza Khalid
Warden in MinecraftMojang Studios / Minecraft Wiki

Minecraft features a variety of different foes for you to battle, and the Warden can be particularly tough to take down. We’ll go over useful tips and tricks that will help you quickly defeat the Warden in Minecraft.

As you explore the world of Minecraft, you’ll come across different biomes, alternate dimensions, shipwrecks, fortresses, and secret passageways. You’ll also be able to battle enemies that drop rewards for you to collect.

One opponent that can be difficult to take down is the Warden, as it’s able to dish out a ton of damage and requires careful planning to defeat. We’ll break down how you can defeat the Warden in Minecraft with some helpful tricks.

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Where to find the Warden in Minecraft

You can only find Wardens in Ancient Cities in Minecraft that are located in the Deep Dark biome, situated below a y-level of 0. You’ll come across them in mountain biomes, making them extremely rare finds.

A Warden can be summoned by interacting with a Sculk Shrieker block. These blocks are located across the Deep Dark and become active when you come into contact with them.

Warden using attack in MinecraftMojang Studios / Minecraft Wiki
The Warden can be found in Ancient Cities in Minecraft.

How much health does the Warden have in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, the Warden has 84 health points or 42 hearts. This is a lot when you consider that players only get 10 hearts or 20 health points. This makes the Warden one of the most powerful foes that you can battle in the game.

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The Warden’s combat prowess is not to be taken lightly as it is able to deal up to 31 points of damage. So, if you take a hit while not wearing armor, then you will be defeated quickly. Even those clad in Netherite armor be taken down after two strikes.

How to defeat the Warden in Minecraft

One tactic that you can use to defeat the Warden in Minecraft is to distract it and set up an explosive trap using either TNT or exploding end crystals. Since the Warden is blind, it relies on sensing vibrations. Using items like snowballs can divert its attention, potentially trapping it.

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Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to one of the Ancient Cities.
  2. Interact with a Sculk Shrieker block to summon a Warden.
  3. Set up an explosive trap.
  4. Lure the Warden into your trap by throwing snowballs and other items.
  5. Keep repeating while avoiding the Warden’s attacks.
Warden and player in MinecraftMojang Studios / Minecraft Wiki
Defeating the Warden requires careful planning.

You’ll need an explosive force of approximately 8-9 end crystals or 12-14 TNTs to take down this foe. Defeating the Warden will grant you three experience orbs with no other distinct drops or achievements.

That covers everything that you need to know about how to defeat the Warden in Minecraft.

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About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].