Iron Golems are the pillars on which a Minecraft village stands. They defend villagers from the dangerous mobs that lurk in the shadows. Without an Iron Golem, villages will not last much longer than a night.
Players are recommended to keep an Iron Golem around for extra protection.
Iron Golems in Minecraft
Iron Golems will consistently patrol the outskirts of the village, searching for any intruders. As a result, the villagers and their children are able to safely do their jobs without being killed.
Iron Golems act as the defenders of the village. Players can help them do their job by building walls around the villages they are allied to.
Iron Golems also have a good relationship with the baby villagers, as they will occasionally gift them a poppy flower as a sign of peace.
If an enemy is spotted within a radius of 16 blocks, the Iron Golem will pursue them and most likely take them out. Iron Golems are extremely dangerous as they do massive damage and have a large range. Additionally, their attacks launch the enemy up into the sky, which will stop them from attacking others.
If multiple Golems hit the same target, the distance at which they are thrown into the sky is multiplied.
When Iron Golems are reduced to less than 25% health, cracks will start to form on their body. Players can heal Iron Golems by right-clicking them with an Iron Ingot.