Mojang has been releasing some pretty exciting Minecraft Snapshots lately, and this week is no exception! Minecraft's Snapshot 23w45a gives players a taste of the new combat-based Trial Chamber structures and their personal hostile mob, the Breeze.
What are Trial Chambers in Minecraft?
Trial Chambers can be relatively commonly found within the Deepslate layer of the Overworld. They are made of Copper and Tuff blocks and can be generated in a variety of sizes. They are covered in a layer of Tuff Bricks, which helps to differentiate them from the Deepslate around them.
The layout of each chamber generates procedurally, including traps, chests filled with rewards, and multiple spots for combats.
There are two types of chests in Trial Chambers—Supply chests and reward chests. Supply chests can be found between rooms, providing different materials you may need to overcome each room's trial.
Reward chests are the rewards for defeating the challenges in each room. They may contain high-level enchanted books and equipment, but the current list of available loot for these chests is still being worked on.
What are Trial Spawners in Minecraft?
The Trial Spawner is a variation of the original Monster Spawners. What differentiates it is that it contains multiple levels of challenge, which increases as new players approach the spawner. The challenge level will not decrease until it is reset after rewards are dropped. Additionally, the challenge level will not increase for players in Creative or Spectator modes. When a Trial Spawner is activated, a fiery sound and corresponding pixelated effect will appear on top of it.
Once all of the Trial Spawner's mobs have been defeated, the challenge level will reset, and the spawner will drop rewards. It will then go into a 30-minute cooldown phase where mobs will no longer spawn, indicated by the lack of orange on the top corners of the spawner.
Trials Spawners are not only resistant to explosions and slow to mine, but they will not drop at all in survival mode, even with the use of Silk Touch. They cannot be crafted or obtained in any way in-game—you have to find them in Trial Chambers to use them.
When placing a Trial Spawner in creative, you will be able to set the types of mobs they output by interacting with the spawner while holding a Spawn Egg.
There are three types of Trial Spawners, differentiated by the mobs that they spawn. The entire structure will only spawn the enemies for the type of Trial Spawner it contains.
Small Melee Trial Spawner
The Small Melee Trial Spawner can spawn a total of four small, close-range enemies:
- Baby Zombie
- Cave Spider
Melee Trial Spawner
The Melee Trial Spawner can spawn three different close-range enemies:
Ranged Trial Spawner
The Ranged Trial Spawner can spawn three types of sharp-shooting enemies:
- Skeleton with Poison-Tipped Arrows
The Breeze Spawner is the exception to the previous three types of Trial Spawner. In some Trial Chambers, there will be unique rooms containing Trial Spawners that only spawn Breezes.
Trial Keys are an item that can only be obtained by beating a Trial Spawner. They do not currently have a use.
What are Breeze Mobs?
The Breeze mob is an agile, hostile mob that can spawn from its unique Trial Spawner within some Trial Chambers.
It moves quickly, occasionally performing large leaps to move around in battle.
Its attack comes in the form of wind charge projectiles. The wind charges will deal a small amount of damage after colliding directly with an entity. After colliding with either a block or an entity, the charges will produce a wind burst with a knockback effect.
Wind bursts will affect the activation of certain blocks, similarly to how they would change if you interacted with them directly.
- Buttons will activate as if pressed.
- Levers will be flipped.
- Non-iron doors, non-iron trapdoors, and fence gates will all be flipped from open to closed or from closed to open.
- Lit candles will be snuffed.
- Bells will ring and swing.
However, these wind bursts will not affect doors or trapdoors made of iron, as well as any block staying in place with a Redstone signal.
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