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Simple mob killer in Minecraft

Posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 in Gaming by Nick

In Minecraft, there is honestly over a 100 ways to kill a mob using anything but yourself. In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to build a simple killing system that takes little resources to make.

First off, dig out a square that is 7 by 7 and 2 blocks deep. Pretty simple, eh?

Now in your new square, dig out another that is 5 by 5 and 1 block deep. Make sure there is block of padding around the new square.

In your new square, put in sand blocks in each corner if there were 1 block padding around each edge (Confusing, so see picture)

Now dig a hole in the middle of the new square that goes down 3 – 5 blocks.

Create a room at the bottom of the hole.

Put a sign up at the bottom block of the hole so later on water won’t enter your room.

Create a tunnel/staircase to get out of the room and back onto the surface.

Now go back to your pit (what we are calling the two squares you dug) and place cactus on the sand blocks (3 high).

Fill the pit up with water.

Place a dirt block a space above the whole (so mobs can’t get into the room and only items fall through).

If you play on peaceful, put torches on the 4 corners so at night animals can spawn on the lit grass and fall in. If you play on any other difficulty, do not.

Alert System

In your room, create another staircase. We will be using it for our redstone alert system.

Place a wooden pressure plate underneath the hole in the roof of the room.

Have redstone go up the new staircase from the pressure plate.

The redstone current will not make it up the stairs, so you will have to extend the current. You can do that by using the bellow method ( r t rt r).

Now we are going to test it out to see if it works (in this case if the redstone works). Just drop some blocks on the pressure plate.

It works! Now when a mob is killed and their whatever (like porkchop) is dropped down into the room, the redstone will light up. In a later tutorial, I will show you how to make lights flicker…

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    In Minecraft, there is honestly over a 100 ways to kill a mob using anything but yourself. In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to build a simple
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