How to build a gold farm in Minecraft

Sadly, the gold farm will not work in real life...

Gold is a precious material in Minecraft, much like real life. Obtaining and maintaining a stockpile of gold in-game gives you the materials to make some of the best healing items in the game, such as Golden Apples, as well as brewing materials such as Golden Carrots and Glistering Melon Slices.

As a result, building a gold farm should be one of your top priorities.

Related: How to create a Minecraft Mob Farm

Gold Farm Concepts

The gold farm we'll be building works by harvesting Gold Nuggets from Zombified Piglins. Piglins spawn in abundance in the nether, in particularly the Nether Wastes. So this is where you'll want to build your gold farm.

The gold farm works by trapping Zombified Piglins and then safely killing them to harvest their gold. The best way of doing this is by creating a hole and covering it with trap doors. If the trap doors are open, the Piglins will believe there is a block below them, thereby walking into the space and falling into your farm. 5x2 is a good configuration for this, as it allows a good amount of Piglins to fall into the trap.

Building the Gold Farm

You'll need to build high walls on either side of the initial pit you've dug. It's a good idea to completely enclose one side, apart from the entrance to the pit. This creates a safe side and an entrance. It's also good to add a ceiling to the farm, as it prevents Ghasts, Blazes, and any other enemies from shooting you from afar.

Three blocks down, you'll want to place hoppers and then chests. This will capture the gold for easy collection.

Digging down to the level next to the hoppers, you'll now need to create the point where you'll attack the Piglins. At the level of the hoppers, place a line of slabs in line with the feet of any creatures trapped. If you don't remember to place this slab, small Piglins will be able to escape. This creates a harvesting area.

On the other side of the trap, it's helpful to dig around to have easy access to the chests.

Once you've finished the build, simply aggro the Zombie Piglins by attacking one of them, and lure them to the trap by standing on the safe side you've created. Then, go down to the harvesting area and strike the Piglins. Any gold they drop will be deposited in the chests below. And there you have your Gold Farm!

Once you've mastered gold farms, why not try out How to make an Iron Farm in Minecraft on Pro Game Guides.

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