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Minecraft Ancient City - Find the Warden, Loot and Drops

Hey fellow Minecraft players! Through this guide, we will uncover the secrets of the Deep Dark Biome, the Warden, and the Ancient Cities. These immense underground cities were introduced with the 1.19 update, known as "The Wild Update."

  • How to find Ancient Cities

  • Warden Location

  • How to battle the Warden

How to find ancient cities in Minecraft

Ancient Cities are structures found deep underground in the deep dark biome. These cities are known for their unique architecture, with large palaces and long corridors.


Ancient City

The floor is filled with different types of wool, and there are soul lanterns, candles, and various forms of deepslate and sculk. Sculk shriekers are more common here than in other parts of the deep dark biome.

Finding Ancient Cities requires exploration within the deep dark biome, specifically at layer -51. The entrance is marked by unique structures made of deepslate, polished basalt, and other materials. Inside, you'll find hidden basements with redstone circuitry and secret entrances controlled by sculk sensors.


Ancient City Portal

The layout includes chambers, barracks, camps, and ruins, each with its own features and treasures. The combination of intricate design and hidden mechanisms makes exploring Ancient Cities an exciting part of the game.

Ancient Cities Loot

Exploring the Ancient Cities in Minecraft can be a rewarding experience. Among the common items, you might find Coal, Bone, and Soul Torch, which can be useful for crafting and lighting your way.


Ancient City Loot

There's also a chance to discover Books and Potions of Regeneration, disc fragments and amethyst shards. You can also find books with special enchantments such as Swift Sneak, enchanted iron leggings, music discs, horse armor, and special templates.

Minecraft Warden Location and the Warden city

The Warden is a mob in Minecraft sensitive to vibrations, so you've got to be sneaky. This ancient City monster, doesn't just spawn anywhere, it comes out of the ground when you make noise around the sculk shriekers. You have to activate them four times, and then the Warden starts to emerge.


The Warden

These sculk shriekers are scattered all over the ancient city. You must avoid running at all costs. Any sound will summon a Warden, so be careful when exploring. The Warden doesn't care about fire or lava, and you can't just knock it back. It will chase you down narrow corridors and sniff you out if you try to hide.

How to battle the Warden

Battling the Warden is a whole different story. It has the highest melee damage of all the mobs, and can hit you with its fists or send a sonic boom your way. What's really interesting about the Warden is that it's blind. It can't see you, but it can feel vibrations and even smell you.

Try sneaking around it, throwing snowballs to distract it, and even using wool to muffle your steps.


Sculk Shriekers

Minecraft Warden Drop

When you defeat the Warden, it drops a sculk catalyst block. This block converts adjacent blocks into other sculk blocks when it receives experience. In this way, it can be used to generate a multitude of sculk blocks in your own base, away from the dangers of the ancient cities.

How to find the Warden Ancient Cities with Commands

If you're having trouble finding the Warden and the Ancient Cities, you can use game commands. It's a quick way to jump into the action. Just type the following command:

/locate structure minecraft:ancient_city

This command will provide you with the coordinates of the nearest ancient city. You can teleport automatically by opening the chat and clicking on the coordinates. You can also summon a Warden in creative mode using a Warden spawn egg.