5 best things about desert biomes in Minecraft
In Minecraft, desert biomes get a bad rap, but they can actually be some of the most useful biomes in the game.
Desert biomes are dry biomes made up entirely of sand. There are no trees, barely crowds of animals, rarely waterâ¦ In general, this may not seem terrible.
However, each biome has its advantages and disadvantages. Despite the drawbacks, desert biomes have some impressive advantages to reap. This article lists some of the best aspects of desert biomes in Minecraft.
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Benefits of Minecraft’s Desert Biome
# 5 – Blocks
While they don’t seem so beneficial, dead bushes can really make contact when players need sticks, perhaps during a sprint race. Because there are no trees, this is a nice addition to ensure that players who might get stuck in a desert biome still have options for crafting tools.
Cactus blocks provide a green dye and can be used as decorations. Cacti are also found to be useful for gaining experience, as when melted into green dye, they reward the player with a significant amount of experience points.
# 4 – Villages
This perk is ranked lower on this list because it is not exclusive to the Desert Biome. Villages spawn in many other biomes as well, but not at the rate they can be found in deserts.
Because desert biomes are so flat and open, it’s possible to spot structures like villages hundreds of blocks away.
Desert Villages are useful for a number of reasons, but above all, these locations are for a player who has spawned in a Desert to obtain important items like wood and a crafting table.
Additionally, loots such as apples and emeralds can often be found in village chests, ensuring good trades and a full hunger bar for any player lucky enough to find one.
# 3 – Proximity to other biomes
Deserts are almost always near plains and savanna biomes. They also often border large ocean biomes. Additionally, desert biomes tend to border badland biomes as well. Players looking for this rare biome will have a better chance of finding it in or near a desert.
Especially when players appear in the wilderness and need trees to start with, they can venture out and find salvation from a reasonable distance away.
# 2 – Fossils
While extremely common in Nether Soul Sand biomes, Overworld Fossils only appear in Swamp and Desert biomes. This exclusive makes the overworld fossils one of the rarest occurrences in the entire game of Minecraft.
Deserts are a good place to find these super rare spawns, as they can be more easily dug up when surrounded by sand. Plus, with all the great outdoors in the desert, there is plenty of room to surround fossils with museum buildings that are sure to impress anyone who visits.
# 1 – Desert temples
By far the best part of the Minecraft Desert biome is the Desert Temple structures. These old-looking buildings hold a secret that any expert Minecraft player can access in seconds.
Deep beneath the clay pattern on the temple floor is a room full of incredible loot, including emeralds, saddles, horse armor, and even enchanted golden apples.
However, players need to be careful, as the Desert Temples are also trapped with a pressure plate and tons of TNT. Once players remove the pressure plate and collect all of their hard-earned loot, they can even dig deeper to grab all of the TNT, which can be used to detonate whatever the player chooses.
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