Minecraft is a survival sandbox game and players need a lot of items or loot to survive.  Players get items when they mine an object, kill a mob, search a chest, and more. All items in Minecraft have a certain rarity assigned to them, with the rarest ones can only be found in certain structures on the map. In this article, we are going to list out the top 10 best structures for rare loot in Minecraft 1.19.

1. Ancient City

An ancient city is a palatial structure found in deep dark biomes at layer -51, harboring chests containing some items that cannot be found anywhere else.

The Warden Ancient City Centre Monument
Ancient City in Minecraft

The loot in the chests includes several useful items for exploring the ancient city, such as snowballs and the Swift Sneak enchantment, as well as items that can't be found anywhere else, such as echo shards.

2. Dungeons

Dungeons are the best place to loot in Minecraft. They are easier than Nether Fortress, with a better list of drops. Players can find Dungeons inside caves and ravines - they are relatively small rooms that contain a decent amount of loot.

You can also find mob spawners in the middle of a dungeon. This is a great place for loot and exp, after clearing out the mobs the spawner. You can find all kinds of rare loot exploring the Dungeon - from Golden apples, enchanted books, diamond armor, music discs... and more.

Dungeons in Minecraft

3. Nether Fortresses

Nether Fortresses are structures spawn in the Nether, the most dangerous area in the game. They contain a lot of good items, however, exploring them can be a little bit dangerous. There are groups of hostile mobs inside the Nether Fortress, with most of the structure filled with lava.

However, the drop you get from clearing out a Nether Fortress is definitely worth all the effort. Players can find rare loots like diamonds, obsidian, golden ingots, iron ingots, and horse armor. Having said that, it's not easy to find the Nether Fortress in Minecraft, you can check our detailed guide in the link.

Nether Fortresses
Nether Fortresses in Minecraft

4. End cities

End cities are castle-like structures found on the outer islands of the End. They are inhabited by shulkers and hold loot among the most valuable in the game. In these structures, players can also discover emeralds. There is a 9% chance for them to drop two to six pieces.

However, by the time players reach End Cities, they probably already have enough emerald to spend.

End cities
End cities in Minecraft

5. Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks are special structures resembling sailing ships that spread around the Overworld’s aquatic landscapes. All shipwrecks have treasure chests inside them. Players can find shipwrecks in different variants - from intact to damaged or even broken in half.

In addition to the various loot usually spawn in chests, players can also discover items such as emeralds, diamonds, potions, bottles of enchanting, and much more.

Shipwrecks in Minecraft

6. Mineshaft

The Mineshafts are easier to find than strongholds and have a wider array of resources. You can find a lot of blocks inside them, from coal, diamonds, redstone, lapis, to iron ingots, enchanted books, pickaxes, and even emeralds.

Abandoned mineshafts can be found underground when exploring specific caves and ravines. Mineshafts often generate on the surface in badlands biomes.

Mineshaft in Minecraft

7. Stronghold

Strongholds are one of the hardest-to-find structures in the game, and because of that, you can find a lot of rare items here. In a Stronghold, players can find good loot like enchanted books, horse armor, food, diamonds, ingots, and more. It also has a portal that lets players access the End.

To locate a stronghold, players need to throw an ender eye around and look for the spot where it hovers. Dig down on that spot and you will find a stronghold. To beat the stronghold in Minecraft and loot everything, you should prepare full-stack of food, torches, shield, armor, sword and some potions for regeneration.

Minecraft Stronghold
Stronghold portal in Minecraft

8. Desert pyramids

A Desert pyramid (also known as a Desert temple) is a naturally generated structure found in Desert Biomes. Desert pyramids are primarily built out of the three types of sandstone, with a hidden basement with four loot chests. Overall, Desert pyramids are the fastest structures in Minecraft to find Emeralds.

Desert pyramids
Desert pyramids in Minecraft

However, in order to get your hand on those chests, you need to break the pressure plate trap first, as it connects to multiple TNT blocks underneath.

Desert pyramid chests have an 18% chance to drop 1 - 3 emeralds. Furthermore, players can also get diamonds, golden apples, and enchanted golden apples.

9. Ocean monuments

Ocean monuments are massive prismarine temples that spawn in deep ocean-type biomes. They are inhabited by guardians, as well as three elder guardians in fixed positions. Wet sponges, along with eight blocks of gold as treasure, also generate naturally here.

Ocean monument structure in Minecraft
Ocean monuments in Minecraft are super elaborate structures

The interior structure of these monuments is randomly generated, resembling a maze of sorts. Searching for Ocean Monuments can take quite a while unless you buy a map from a Cartographer.

10. Swamp hut

Swamp huts are the best place to farm witches in Minecraft. Besides the EXP, you can also get decent materials such as redstone dust, glowstone dust, sticks, and more. Overall, if you want to get something other than just EXP, this farm is probably for you.

Minecraft Witch Potiom
Swamp hut

Witches have the largest loot table of any mob in the game.  Swamp huts generate fairly frequently in swamp biomes.

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