How to lower villager prices in Minecraft

Anmol David
A farmer and librarian in Minecraft.

Minecraft’s villagers can trade several items with the player, but many times, the prices for these trades can be a little too much. Fortunately, we’ve got a way to decrease villager trade prices in Minecraft.

Villages are a haven for trading and obtaining new and valuable items in Minecraft. They’re filled with several villagers, many of whom have different jobs that enable them to sell items ranging from weapons and armor to bricks, arrows, potions, and even diamonds.

When you enter a new village, it can seem that the prices villagers are offering for their wares are a bit too much. However, there is a way to bring these prices down, so read on.

Here’s how you can get villagers to sell their wares for low prices in Minecraft.

How to decrease villager trade prices in Minecraft

You can use two methods when trying to get Minecraft villagers to decrease their trade prices. The first is by curing a zombie villager, while the second is by completing a raid and becoming the Hero of the Village.

Let’s delve into both these methods.

Curing a Zombie Villager

You must find and trap a Zombie Villager to start the curing process. Zombie villagers, as you might have guessed, are zombified and hostile variants of the villager mob. These mobs mostly spawn at night and can also be found in abandoned villages. Sunlight will kill the mob, so be sure to have a roof over its head.

Once you’ve trapped a Zombie Villager, you’ll need to throw a splash potion of weakness at the mob. This potion is made using a Fermented Spider Eye, Water Bottle, Brewing Stand, Blaze Powder, Gunpowder, and a Crafting table.

Zombie villager in Minecraft.
Curing a Zombie villager decreases villager trading prices in Minecraft.

Once you throw the splash potion of weakness at the Zombie Villager, it’ll start shaking. This is when you have to feed it a Golden Apple. All you need to do is press your use key on the mob with the Apple equipped, and you’ll be done. The Zombie Villager will turn into a regular villager, which will prompt the other villagers to bring the price down.

Defeating all illagers in a raid

An alternative method is to survive a raid and make sure the village isn’t wiped out during one. Raids take place when you enter a village with the Bad Omen status effect on you. To get this status effect, you’ll have to find a raid caption out in the world of Minecraft and kill him.

During a raid, you’ll have to fight through several waves of different mobs, but once you beat the raid, you’ll be crowned the Hero of the Village, earn an advancement with the same name, and prompt the villagers to give you discounted prices on their wares.

A Ravager, Witch, and Illager in a Minecraft raid.
Minecraft’s raids are dangerous but exciting.

That’s everything you need to know about getting discounted villager trading prices in Minecraft. For more on the game, check out our guides below:

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About The Author

Anmol is an Evergreen Writer at CharlieIntel. He graduated from Amity University (Noida) with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2021. He's previously worked as an esports and Minecraft writer for Sportskeeda and now specializes in covering all things Roblox for CharlieIntel. You can contact Anmol at [email protected].