How to Find a Stronghold in Minecraft
Finding a stronghold is the key to locating not only some rare items but also locating the end portal necessary to access the end. Locating these strongholds however can be quite a difficult task, especially given that they are buried underground making locating them a challenging prospect.
In this article, we shall go over how exactly one can not only locate a stronghold but also know the tools necessary to find it in the first place.
One Ender Pearl
One Blaze Powder
The lower two items listed above will be necessary in order to make your eye of ender which is the key to locating the stronghold.
To craft an eye of ender you will need to defeat enderman and blazes. The enderman will drop ender pearls and the blazes will drop blaze rods and, then you can craft blaze powder with the blaze rods you obtain.
Once you have obtained the requisite materials, you can craft an eye of ender. You will need at least a dozen eyes of ender unless you are supremely lucky.
In order to find a stronghold, you’re going to need an eye of ender. With the eye, you are going to press the use button in order to throw it which will cause the item to move toward a general direction. The direction it heads in will be where the stronghold is located.
After it travels a certain distance the eye will dissipate and return to its item form, giving you the chance to pick it up and throw it again until you finally reach its destination. The said destination should eventually lead you underground.
Next, you are going to need to start digging downward, but give yourself enough space when you dig so that you can still retrieve the eye. If you cannot, make sure that you bring a variety of different eyes with you so that you have backups to work with.
After digging around long enough you should eventually come across an area with enough space to have doors, a library, and eventually your end portal. This will signify that you have finally found your coveted stronghold.
A. The most efficient way to find it is through trigonometry and through the use of coordinates within the game. Using one eye of ender you can guess the direction of the stronghold for a few hundred blocks. Use another eye of ender once you have traveled a good distance to make sure you have not passed it.
A. This can be the case if you are not widening your search net enough when digging downward. Widen your digging circumference by at least ten blocks and you should eventually reach your target.
This video can be a great way in locating your stronghold if you desire it:
Locating a stronghold can be a long and uneventful prospect if you happen to be far away from your target. But, it’s ultimately worth it when it comes to locating the end portal and other items that you need in such an area.