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Automatic farms to build in Minecraft 1.18 update

Wool farms are very helpful (Image via Minecraft)
Wool farms are very helpful (Image via Minecraft)

Minecraft players are always looking to automate as much of the game as possible. For players trying to progress in the game, having automatic farms is a big help. Instead of breaking sugar cane, players can just automate it. Instead of grinding for XP, players can set up an XP farm. Instead of shearing sheep, players can automate that process.

Redstone makes it all possible, making it an extremely useful tool. Here are the different kinds of farms Minecraft players can make.


Automatic farms Minecraft players use most often

The most common farm for Minecraft players is an XP farm. This can be done several different ways, but it makes gathering XP so much easier. Instead of grinding and fishing or killing mobs endlessly, players can just collect it and even be AFK to do it. There are so many different ways to do it:

  • Mob farm
  • Kelp XP farm
  • More

1) Automatic sugar cane farms

Me making the sugar cane farm but I slightly try to place blocks to the beat #Minecraft https://t.co/KVA2KTcIab

An extremely useful one is the automatic sugar cane farm. Instead of breaking it constantly, through the use of pistons, hoppers and observers, the sugar cane can be broken automatically and placed into a chest. Similar farms can be made for bamboo and other resources.


2) Mob farms

Mob farms are among the most helpful (Image via Minecraft)
Mob farms are among the most helpful (Image via Minecraft)

Mob farms are good for XP and loot. A lot of mobs drop really good loot, like ender pearls or iron ingots. Having an automatic farm for them can easily rack up the resources and provide an AFK XP source.


3) Crop farms

Crop farms utilize water (Image via Mojang)
Crop farms utilize water (Image via Mojang)

Crop farms are difficult, and they can't be fully automated yet. However, setting one up that washes the fully grown crops down to hoppers and chests makes life a little bit easier for Minecraft players.


4) Automatic smelter farms

An automatic smelter can also be a huge difference-maker. Instead of waiting forever and ever for ores to smelt, it can be automated. Players can set up furnaces and chests with hoppers to take the ores they put in all the way through and into a chest as fully smelted resources.


5) Automatic wool farms

Wool farms can be made with as little as one sheep (Image via Mojang)
Wool farms can be made with as little as one sheep (Image via Mojang)

An automatic wool farm is also helpful. Setting one up with a sheep, a dispenser, and shears is somewhat difficult, but it makes collecting wool so much easier.

Stable and animal pens still a work in progress, current project is an automatic wool farm!#Minecraft https://t.co/gIR94SRx8Y

6) Kelp farms

Kelp farms can be made with hoppers and chests (Image via Mojang)
Kelp farms can be made with hoppers and chests (Image via Mojang)

A kelp farm can be made using hoppers, furnaces and chests. In order to make it work, players will initially need to farm the kelp from the ocean. Once they have plenty of it, they can put it into a furnace. Once it dries, it can be put back into the furnace as a fuel source.

This can be used to continue drying the kelp and make an endless XP cycle. The dried kelp will dry the other kelp, thus turning it into a fuel source for more kelp. Minecraft players will need to get kelp to keep it going, but it will award them XP every time they take it out of the furnace.


There are all kinds of different Minecraft farms that players can make, and they all make life a lot easier. Despite the difficulty in making them, the farms are worth the struggle.


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Edited by Yasho Amonkar
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