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How to make a golem on Minecraft

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How to make a golem on Minecraft: You have just started playing Minecraft , Mojang’s popular sandbox title, and would like to know more about golems : you have heard that these creatures are able to protect the player’s character, so you would like to create one but you do not know how to proceed. Don’t worry: if you want, I can help you achieve your goal.

In today’s tutorial, in fact, I will explain how to make a golem on Minecraft by operating in the game’s Survival mode: all of course, without using any type of hack, so that you can take advantage of the game experience designed by the developers of the title . In addition, I will show you how to do all the types of golems in the game, also explaining what their possible uses are.

Courage: what are you still doing standing there in front of the PC screen? Do you want to start wandering around Minecraft with your golem? I’d say yes, since you’ve come this far and are reading this guide with interest. You just have to take five minutes of free time, read and practice the quick instructions below. I assure you that, in the end, you will achieve your goal in a very simple way. That said, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary information

Minecraft leash

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to make a golem on Minecraft , I think you may be interested in knowing, in detail, what these characters are for and knowing all their variants.

Well, golems are usually used by Minecraft players to defend themselves from enemies in the game, such as creepers or zombies. In fact, golems, which are controlled by artificial intelligence, automatically detect enemies and attack them to protect their master, or a village.

There are two types of golem in Minecraft: the iron one and the snow one . The former is capable of close-range attacks that deal a lot of damage to the enemy, while the latter launches snowballs from a distance and is very useful for defeating rare creatures, such as blazes.

By default, both types of golems can follow the player through a leash, but they can also be placed inside a fence to defend a village.

How to make an iron golem on Minecraft

The iron golem is the creature of this type most used in Minecraft. In fact, it has 100 life points and is able to deal a lot of damage to all the enemies present in the title of Mojang.

Materials needed

Minecraft Manufacturing Menu

Before building an iron golem, you need to get the necessary materials by wandering around the world of Minecraft. In any case, my advice is to try to build the golem in Creative mode first, where you will already have all the materials you need.

The first material you need is obviously raw iron : to get it, you have to create a stone pickaxe and start digging the earth, looking for gray blocks with brown “spots”.

My advice is to make a good supply of raw iron and return to the surface. I also invite you to bring some flashlights and blocks , so you don’t get stuck in the depths of the world of Minecraft.

Rough iron Minecraft

In case you have not yet created a stone pickaxe, you can do this by joining 3 blocks of crushed stone (arranged in the upper part) and 2 sticks (arranged in the center of the second and third row) through the 3 x 3 grid for crafting. If you do not yet have the latter available, just create it by inserting 4 blocks of wood  (or other material) in the crafting menu and thus obtaining a workbench .

You can access the crafting grid 2 x 2 from the Survival mode, pressing the button E (PC), Triangle (PS4 / PS3), X (Nintendo Switch) or Y (Xbox One / Xbox 360). As for the rubble blocks , I advise you to consult my guide on how to make a Cobblestone Generator , or an infinite generator of rubble blocks.

Stone pickaxe and Minecraft workbench

Once the raw iron is obtained, you must use the furnace and add any fuel to obtain iron ingots.

The furnace is obtained by joining 8 blocks of crushed stone in the 3 x 3 grid for crafting (leaving the central block empty), while the fuel can also be a lava bucket or a block of Coal  (which is made with 9 Coal objects ). Coal can be obtained by destroying the blocks of raw coal with the stone pickaxe. Your goal is to get at least 36 iron ingots .

Minecraft furnace and coal block

At this point, you need to use pumpkin seeds and plant them on the ground, waiting for a carved pumpkin to grow. Pumpkin seeds can be obtained by inserting a pumpkin in the crafting menu. Common pumpkins can be found around the game world. I remind you that the seeds are to be planted in a soil near the water .

Minecraft pumpkin

Perfect, now you have everything you need to build an iron golem!

Building the golem

How to make an iron golem on Minecraft

After explaining what materials you need to build an iron golem, I would say that you are ready to proceed with its creation.

To do this, you must first place the 4 iron T-shaped blocks .

T-shaped stone blocks

After that, you just need to place the carved pumpkin in the upper part of the structure and you’re done.

Place carved pumpkin

I remind you that you can take the iron golem for a walk with you using a leash . A leash is created by joining 4 cords to a slime ball .

The cords can be obtained by defeating the cave spiders , while the slime ball is obtained by defeating the slimes of the enemies that are in the swamp biome.

Iron Golem leash Minecraft

Excellent: you created your first iron golem and now you can take it for a walk with you using a leash!

How to make a snow golem on Minecraft

As mentioned earlier, the snow golem is capable of throwing snowballs from distance. His attacks are only able to provoke most enemies, while they can defeat the blazes.

Materials needed

Minecraft Snow Golem Leash

Before explaining in detail how to build the golem, I think it is of fundamental importance to indicate which materials you need. In any case, my advice is to try to build the golem in Creative mode first, where you will already have all the materials you need.

Well, you need 8 snowballs (two blocks of snow) and a carved pumpkin . To get the snowballs, you must first create a shovel , which is manufactured by joining each type of axis (or an iron ingot, a gold ingot or a block of crushed stone) with 2 sticks . The latter, however, are created by combining two different types of axes in the crafting menu. In turn, the boards are made through the wooden logs , which can be obtained from the trees.

Shovel and sticks Minecraft

Once you get the shovel, you have to find a snowy area and destroy the blocks of snow by collecting 8 snowballs . After that, press the E (PC), triangle (PS4 / PS3), X (Nintendo Switch) or Y (Xbox 360 / Xbox One) button and enter 4 snowballs in the crafting menu. By repeating this operation twice, you will get two blocks of snow.

Minecraft snow

Now, you just need to get some pumpkin seeds and plant them on the ground, waiting for a carved pumpkin to grow. Pumpkin seeds are obtained by inserting a pumpkin in the crafting menu.

To find a common pumpkin, you simply have to wander around the game world. I remind you that the seeds are to be planted in a soil near the water .

Minecraft pumpkin

Perfect: you have found all the materials you need to make a snow golem!

Building the golem

Minecraft snow golem

After showing you the materials you need to get a snow golem, I think you’re ready for it.

To create a snow golem, the first thing to do is to place 2 blocks of snow on top of each other.

Blocks of snow

At this point, place the carved pumpkin on top of the blocks of snow and the snow golem will come to life.

Minecraft Snow Golem Leash

Even the snow golem can be taken for a walk with a leash , which I remind you can be built through the use of 4 cords and a slime ball .

The first can be obtained by defeating the spiders present inside the caves, while for the second you have to defeat the slime , an enemy that often appears in swampy areas.

Snow Golem and Minecraft Iron Golem

For more details on the materials and objects mentioned, I suggest you take a look at the Minecraft encyclopedia , an inexhaustible source of information on the title of Mojang.

In short, I would say that you have achieved your goal. You just have to bring the snow golem and the iron golem with you during your adventures. Good fun!