Building the best Minecraft XP farms for 1.18 early on is a great way to make sure you don’t have to grind. While many new players might prefer to ignore it, old-timers often dread the duller parts of the Minecraft experience.
Although leveling in Minecraft differs from other games, it is still important if you are trying to build a strong and necessary character to enchant and repair your gear. It’s a weird system, but it’s the one we have, and you’ll have to learn it to reach the endgame in Minecraft. So here’s how to quickly gain experience by setting up Minecraft XP Farms.
The best thing about earning XP in Minecraft is that there are many ways to get it, which means you can set up Minecraft XP farms to help you out. To make sure you don’t have to endure the indignity of fighting on your own, we’ve got some suggestions for the best Minecraft XP farms for 1.18 on the Bedrock and Java versions of the game.
Best Minecraft XP Farms For Java
First, we have the best easy XP farms for Java Edition. We’re being specific here because there are some differences between Java and Bedrock Edition which mean that not all farms work in both versions, so it’s always worth making sure you’re using a farm template for the version you’re playing .
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The video below by Avomance features not one, not two, but three of the best Minecraft XP farms, each designed for a different stage of the game. The first of the three is probably the easiest XP farm to create, and it requires no combat, as you farm experience using ovens. The video goes over absolutely everything you need to do to start this farm; all you will need is stone, wood, and iron ore.
The second farm takes us to the Nether, which means you must have found or built a Minecraft End Portal. This farm requires a little more work and has to slay many Minecraft mobs, but you’ll end up not only with experience, but also potentially with a nice gold income. Just make sure you have a good sword to make things a bit more efficient and always keep an eye on your surroundings.
The final farm is truly an endgame and brings us to the ending itself. This farm is probably the most complex, but it has the highest return in terms of experience. You need lava, water and a huge number of leaves. It’s quite difficult to build, but it’s worth it when you gain experience and get revenge on the Endermen.
Best Minecraft XP Farms for Bedrock
Now on to the best Minecraft XP farms for 1.18 Bedrock, which means these farms should also work on console. This particular farm happens to be one of the best spawner XP farms out there, which means it’s a little harder to set up initially, but worth the time and effort once you’ve done it.
You need a few things to manage while spending time creating the perfect farming area, but the video above explains everything in detail. JC Playz even goes over the specific steps you need to take based on the type of spawner you’ve found, as well as how you can make the farm even more efficient using Minecraft enchantments.
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We’re also sticking with JC Playz for the second video below, but this time around we’re not looking to find a spawner, so it’s a better alternative if you haven’t found an infinite creature source yet. There’s a little more building involved, and it’s not quite as efficient as the XP spawner farm, but it should still offer good results if you’re in the early game.
The basic mechanics of both farms are very similar, so if you’ve done one you’ll be familiar with the other. We highly recommend going to the Brood Farm if you can, just because of the efficiency. If you’re having trouble finding spawners, keep looking in dungeons, abandoned mineshafts, and fortresses.
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That’s all you need to know about building the best Minecraft XP farms, for more inspiration here are Minecraft builds and how to get your hands on Minecraft diamonds to build durable weapons and armor.