Iron golems are tough utility mobs who can shield and help to defend villagers and players from attacks. Such golems can naturally spawn inside a village; however, users can also create an iron golem of their own.
Without further ado, let's take a look at how you can make your own Minecraft Iron Golem.
Materials you need to make Iron Golem
The materials you will need in order to craft Iron Golem are:
4 Blocks of Iron
1 carved pumpkin or jack o'lantern
For creating a single iron block, you need to mix nine ingots on a crafting table. So, you will require a total of 36 ingots to make four iron blocks. One iron ingot is produced when one iron ore is burned in the furnace in presence of a fuel source. Iron ores are found underground and require a stone pickaxe or better to mine effectively.
Once you have collected 9 ingots you can make an iron block using the following recipe:
For the iron golem, you require 4 blocks of iron.
Carved Pumpkin or Jack o’ lantern:
Open your crafting menu. In the first row, place 1 carved pumpkin in the middlebox. In the second row, put 1 torch in the middlebox. Pumpkins are blocks that appear on grass in a similar manner to mushrooms, and are found most commonly in extreme hills biomes and plains biome, but can also appear in sand and Snow-covered areas, though rarely. To make a torch, place 1 coal/charcoal and 1 stick in the 3x3 crafting grid.
It is worth noting that the recipe will only work when the items are placed exactly like the image below:
Since you now have the required materials, a carved pumpkin and 4 blocks of iron, we can move on to the crafting of Iron Golem itself.
How to make an Iron Golem in Minecraft?
To make a Minecraft Iron Golem, you don't need to use a Crafting Table unlike most things in the game. Instead, you need to place blocks on the ground in a specific formation.
Step-1 Build the Body
Stack two blocks of Iron atop each other. These blocks will act as the Iron Golem’s body.
Step-2 Add the arms:
In your inventory, two of the 4 blocks now remain. Add one iron block on each side of the top-most block like this:
Step-3 Add the carved pumpkin
Finally, add the carved pumpkin or jack o’ lantern as its head. The finished product would look similar to this:
As long as there are no linking blocks, placing the Pumpkin last should cause an Iron Golem to spawn. You can do this as many times as you want, and can also create an entire personal army of Iron Golems.
FAQs related to Iron Golem:
Q. Why are Iron Golems useful in Minecraft?
Iron Golems are neutral mobs which means that unlike cows and other animals, these will retaliate. However, they only do so upon an attack. So as long as you don’t attack them first, they tend to maintain peace. Iron golems can immediately target any aggressive and neutral mob within a certain distance. They can tolerate a lot of punishment because of their incredibly high health. They don't take drowning or fall damage either, making them more immune to subjected damage.
Additionally, they also serve as the only renewable source in iron farms making them very useful in such circumstances.
Well done! You have managed to make an Iron Golem yourself. If you have set up a town yourself and are looking to protect your valuables from other mobs, make sure to create as many as possible. The more you create, the more protected your town will be.