The Nether is probably the most dangerous dimension in Minecraft, filled with lava and dangerous mobs. However, some loot can only be found in the Nether and in order to progress, players need to farm them from mobs. In this article, is going to showcase the 5 best Nether mobs to farm in Minecraft 1.18.

1. Enderman

Enderman most commonly spawns in warped forests. They drop the valuable Ender Pearl, which can be used to teleport and make an Eye of Ender. The Eye is a valuable item that allows players to locate and ignite End portals. Furthermore, they can also be used to craft the valuable Ender chests and End crystals.

Enderman in Minecraft

This is why farming Enderman is definitely something you must do in the Nether. It is crucial to wear a carved pumpkin to prevent them from going hostile. By naming an Endermite and trapping it in a minecart, a permanent lure is created, and all Endermen that spawn within 62 blocks and sight of the Endermite would pathfind to the Endermite and attack it. These Endermen can then be routed to a collection point where they can be farmed.

2. Wither Skeletons

Wither skeletons are tall variants of skeletons equipped with stone swords that inflict the deadly Wither effect. They mainly spawn in nether fortresses at a light level of 0 and in groups of 4. They drop bones, coal, stone swords and wither skeleton skulls. Players need 3 of these skulls to create the Wither, the most powerful boss in the game.

Wither Skeletons
Wither Skeleton skulls are used to craft the Wither.

However, the spawn rate of skulls is super low. There is only a 2.5% chance for a wither skeleton skull to drop when wither skeletons are killed by a player or tamed wolf. A wither skeleton farm is a mob grinder that involves creating a spawning pad inside a nether fortress while removing all other mob spawning points nearby.

3. Blazes

Blazes are floating hostile mobs found in nether fortresses, and are the only source of blaze rods. These rods are essential in brewing and can serve as fuel for both brewing and smelting. Furthermore, blaze powder (from rods) is the other ingredient to create the eye of ender that leads the player to the End.

Blazes in Minecraft

It is actually pretty easy to farm blazes in Minecraft. Players can find blaze spawners inside nether fortresses. Using these spawners, players can create a blaze rod farm in Minecraft.

4. Ghasts

Ghasts are large white floating ghost-like hostile mobs in the Nether that shoots explosive fireballs at the player. They are amongst the most annoying mob in the game, with their combination of flying and a ranged attack. They drop ghast tears and gunpowder, which are high tier ingredients for brewing and crafting.

Minecraft Ghast 2
Ghasts in Minecraft

Players can create a ghast farm in the soul sand valley to farm ghast tear and gunpowder. The same method of farming applies - just remove all other spawn points so that only ghasts can spawn inside the pad.

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