Minecraft Complete Villager Trading Guide and Jobs

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Villagers in Minecraft are one of the best sources of items thanks to their trading. Villagers in a village have a chance to spawn as one of 13 professions, thanks to relevant blocks placed near their beds.

Once a villager has the prerequisite block placed near their bed, they will "claim" the block and become the profession related to that block. A villager with a profession, or job, can be traded with using emeralds or sometimes items.

Related: How to Move Villagers in Minecraft

Villager Profession Level

Villagers have five levels of each profession: Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, and Master. The higher the villager's level, the more options for trade you have. The easiest way to level up a villager for more trading options is to trade with them. The more you traded, the more experience the villager will get.

Villager Profession/Job List and Trading Items

ProfessionJob BlockAppearancePossible Trading items
ArmorerBlast FurnaceNovice
Iron Helmet
Iron Chestplate
Iron Leggings
Iron Boots
Apprentice
Bell
Chainmail Leggings
Chainmail Boots
Journeyman
Chainmail Helmet
Chainmail Chestplate
Shield
Expert
Diamond Leggins
Diamond Boots
Master
Diamond Helmet
Diamond Chestplate
ButcherSmoker
Novice
Rabbit Stew
Apprentice
Cooked Rabbit
Cooked Chicken
Cooked Porkchop
Cooked Mutton
Journeyman
Cooked Beef

CartographerCartography TableNovice
Empty Map
Apprentice
Ocean Explorer Map
Journeyman
Woodland Explorer Map
Expert
Item Frame
Blank Banner
Master
Flower Charge Banner Pattern
Field Masoned Banner Pattern
Bordure Indented Banner Pattern
ClericBrewing StandNovice
Redstone Dust
Apprentice
Lapis
Journeyman
Glowstone
Expert
Ender Pearl
Master
Bottle o' Enchanting
FarmerComposterNovice
Bread
Apprentice
Pumpkin Pie
Apple
Journeyman
Cookie
Expert
Suspicious Stew
Cake
Master
Golden Carrot
Glistening Melon
FishermanBarrelNovice
Bucket of Cod
Cooked Cod
Apprentice
Campfire
Cooked Salmon
Journeyman
Enchanted Fishing Rod
FletcherFletching TableNovice
Arrow
Flint
Apprentice
Bow
Journeyman
Crossbow
Expert
Enchanted Bow
Master
Enchanted Crossbow
Tipped Arrows
LeatherworkerCauldronNovice
Leather Pants
Leather Tunic
Apprentice
Leather Cap
Leather Boots
Journeyman
Enchanted Leather Tunic
Expert
Leather Horse Armor
Master
Enchanted Leather Cap
Saddle
LibrarianLecternNovice
Bookshelf
Enchanted Book
Apprentice
Lantern
Enchanted Book Level 2
Journeyman
Glass
Enchanted Book Level 3
Expert
Compass
Clock
Enchanted Book Level 4
Master
Name Tag

MasonStonecutterNovice
Brick
Apprentice
Chiseled Stone Bricks
Journeyman
Polished Stone
Expert
Terracotta
Master
Quartz
Shepherd LoomNovice
Shears
Apprentice
Colored Wool
Colored Carpet
Journeyman
Bed
Expert
Banner
Master
Painting
Toolsmith Smithing TableNovice
Stone Axe
Stone Pickaxe
Stone Shovel
Stone hoe
Apprentice
Bell
Journeyman
Iron Axe
Iron Pickaxe
Iron Shovel
Diamond Hoe
Expert
Diamond Axe
Diamond Shovel
Master
Diamond Pickaxe
Weaponsmith GrindstoneNovice
Iron Axe
Apprentice
Enchanted Iron Sword
Journeyman
Bell
Expert
Enchanted Diamond Axe
Master
Enchanted Diamond Sword

In addition the above, all traders will give you Emeralds in return for certain items used in their job. However, these trades are not often the fairest.

It's important to remember what trades the villager offers are random. You may not all of the potential trades listed above. In order to get new trades, you'll either have to place a new block and get a new villager with the same job. Additionally, villagers who haven't been traded with at all will occasionally generate new trades.

Villager Price Changes

The price of items that villagers sell rises and falls depending on several factors. Items have a price value which increases or decreases the rate of price chances. The more you trade with a villager, the more prices change. So if you're buying a lot from a villager, expect to find that item more expensive after it sells out.

If you defeat a Raid and have the "Hero of the Village" buff, then all prices are reduced. Additionally, you can get prices reduced if villagers witness you curing a zombie villager. These acts of kindness are great ways to get fantastic deals!

Looking for that zombie curing discount? Check out How to Cure a Zombie Villager in Minecraft on Pro Game Guides!

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