The warden in minecraft.
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How to find the Warden in Minecraft

Shh, the Warden might be listening...

Minecraft’s Wild Update introduced the Warden, a formidable foe lurking beneath the surface that only spawns when players are noisy within the Deep Dark biome.

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The Warden has a total of 500 Health Points, which makes it one of the hardest mobs to kill in all of Minecraft, boasting even more health than the end boss of the game, the Ender Dragon. This mob may be blind, but don’t let that fool you because the Warden can easily track down players using sound, vibrations, and smell.

Where to find the Warden in Minecraft

The Warden in the Deep Dark in Minecraft.
Head to the Deep Dark biome. Screenshot by Dot Esports. Remix by Kacee Fay

The Warden can only be found within the Deep Dark biome, which is located below Y-level zero. Wardens do not just wander around the biome. Instead, they’re summoned by noisy activity within the region.

How to spawn the Warden in Minecraft

The warden in minecraft.
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The Warden will be summoned when enough noise has activated a Sculk shrieker four or more times, and the level of the light in that region is 11 or lower. There cannot be another Warden within 48 blocks for a new one to spawn.

Activities like mining a block, jumping around, opening chests, or using an elytra will send out a signal that slowly builds until enough noise is made to fully awaken the Warden.

A loud shriek accompanied by the Darkness effect will signal to players that somewhere close to them a Warden is crawling out of the ground to find them.

How to beat the Warden in Minecraft

A screenshot of the Warden in Minecraft.
Pick up a long-range weapon. Screenshot by Dot Esports

The Warden can be defeated with long-range weapons like a trident and bow. Keep a lot of distance between you and the fiend and continuously shoot it with projectiles.

Tip: Cheat it!

A cheap way to defeat the Warden is to trap it within an obsidian structure and continuously shoot it with arrows or chuck your trident at it.

You will want enchanted diamond or netherite armor because the Warden has 500 hearts and is super resilient to damage. The Warden can knock down players’ health so quickly that they will be dead before even getting one hit in.

Mojang made the Warden so powerful and difficult to kill to present players with a unique challenge. Instead of fighting and killing the Warden, its design is meant to push players to try and sneak around and away from the creature to gather the precious loot hiding in ancient cities rather than kill the boss.

Further pushing Mojang’s desire for players to not fight but instead attempt this unique challenge is that the Warden only drops a measly Sculk catalyst block and five experience points upon being killed by players. This makes fighting it for loot entirely useless because the loot it drops is not anything special and can be found anywhere in the Deep Dark biome.


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Staff Writer at Dot Esports covering new releases and a wide array of topics including Minecraft, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Phasmophobia, general gaming, streaming, and more. She has been avidly writing and gaming her whole life and now spends her time combining the two. Kacee graduated from San Diego State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Certificate in Creative Editing and Publishing. She then joined Dot Esports as a Freelance Writer in 2022 before transitioning to a Staff Writer in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys buying more books than she can read, gaming alone or with friends, drinking too much tea, attending concerts, fangirling over movies and television, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets, who are the most important parts of her world.