How to find a woodland mansion in Minecraft

Minecraft woodland mansion
Woodland mansion, a giant luxurious structure (Image via Mojang)

Woodland Mansion is one of the largest and rarest structures in Minecraft. Added back in the Exploration Update of 2016, the woodland mansion has become quite popular among players. These gigantic structures are home to Illagers, the evil version of villagers who have decided to stray away from the peaceful life and turn to violence.

Unlike pillager outposts, Illager mobs do not respawn in woodland mansions. After clearing a woodland mansion and lighting it up with any light source, players can turn the woodland mansion into a base. However, finding these structures is no easy task. In this guide, players can learn how to find woodland mansions in Minecraft.


Best ways to find woodland mansion in Minecraft

1) Woodland Explorer Maps

A view of a Woodland Explorer Map (Image via RFlowers on MinecraftForum)
A view of a Woodland Explorer Map (Image via RFlowers on MinecraftForum)

Woodland Explorer map is the guaranteed way to find a woodland mansion. Much like treasure maps, Woodland Explorer maps put a marker where a woodland mansion is spawned. These maps can be bought from Journeyman-level cartographer villagers.

The player can buy woodland explorer maps from Journeyman cartographer villagers with 14 emeralds and a compass. Albeit expensive, these maps will provide an exact location of a woodland mansion on the map. The only struggle, however, is managing to make it there alive.

The woodland explorer map won't always mark the nearest mansion, so players must prepare for a long journey. Due to the extremely rare nature of woodland mansions in Minecraft, it is not uncommon for them to be 20,000 blocks away from the initial spawn point.

Unless players are lucky, finding a woodland mansion will take a long time. Players interested in woodland mansions can use Minecraft seeds featuring these stuctures to find them easily.


2) Dark Forests

A Dark Forest biome in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
A Dark Forest biome in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

If the player is lucky enough to spot any Dark Forest biomes nearby, there is a chance that they could find a woodland mansion amongst the dense trees. Woodland mansions generate only in these biomes, so it's always worth checking out any Dark Forest biomes in your world.

However, it is to be noted that Dark Forest biomes are incredibly rare themselves, making the player's chances of finding a woodland mansion inside them even lower.


3) Locate command

Locate command (Image via Mojang)
Locate command (Image via Mojang)

If the player wants to find a woodland mansion quickly and doesn't mind "cheating," they can use the /locate command in the chat. This command can be used to locate any type of naturally generating structures like woodland mansions.

Here are the steps to use the /locate command:

  1. Enable Cheats on world/server.
  2. Type /locate in chat.
  3. Add a space, then type structure.
  4. Add a space, then type mansion and hit enter.
  5. In the chat, the player will be given coordinates.
  6. Click on those coordinates to teleport to the mansion.

Shown above is the message that will prompt if the player successfully uses the /locate command. Once clicked, the player will be instantly teleported to the front gate of the mansion.

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh
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