Minecraft is one of the biggest open-world sandbox ever made, and it is filled to the brim with all types of mobs. About half of them are neutral and friendly to players, but only a few can be tamed. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 6 useful mobs to tame in Minecraft 1.18.

1. Donkey/Llama/Mule

These are the packing animals of Minecraft - all of them can carry a chest in exchange for 15 inventory slots. As you need to lug around a lot of resources in Minecraft, getting a few of these guys is vital. They would let you save a lot of time doing round trips.

Minecraft Llamas
Llamas let you have unlimited storage for all your hoarding needs

The Llama is probably the best amongst them, as they automatically follow each other. A pack of 10 Llamas (the maximum amount) gives you 1350 item slots, perfect for base moving.

2. Skeleton Horse

Skeleton horses can only spawn from a "skeleton trap horse" that is generated naturally by a thunderstorm or by chance (0.75–1.5% chance on Easy, 1.5–4% on Normal, and 2.25–6.75% on Hard, depending on regional difficulty).

skeleton horse in Minecraft
Skeleton horse in Minecraft is a super rare mob that only spawn once in a blue moon.

The skeleton horses will not attack, only the skeletons with their bows. A skeleton horse can be tamed by killing the skeleton that is riding the horse. Afterward, players will be able to tame it. You also need to equip the skeleton horse with a horse saddle in order to ride it.

3. Brown Mooshroom

Mooshrooms are mushroom-covered variants of cows exclusive to the rare mushroom fields biome. A red mooshroom transforms into a brown mooshroom (and vice versa) when it is struck by lightning. Brown mooshrooms never spawn naturally.

Mooshrooms Minecraft
Brown and red Mooshroom

The rarity of this mob is entirely attributed to the hard to find mushroom field biome. As soon as players locate one, creating a brown mooshroom is not that hard. Just wait for rain and place a lightning rod or use a channeling trident to summon lightning.

4. Strider

The Strider is a unique mob that spawns only in the Nether. Because of that, when it comes to Nether travel, nothing beats it because of their immunity to lava. Unlike most mobs, striders can walk on top of lava without sinking. This allows players to navigate the Nether as they see fit, without having to worry about falling to their deaths.

Strider in Minecraft

They eat warped fungus, therefore, to control Striders, players need to put warped fungus on a stick and dangle it before their eyes. The player can ride on an adult strider using a saddle and can attach them to leads. Using the warped fungus on a stick while riding a Strider makes it run faster at the cost of 1 durability.

5. Pigs/Cows

Pigs and cows are the two best mobs to farm for food in Minecraft. Below is their drop lists:

  • Pig drops 1–3 raw porkchop or cooked porkchop if killed while on fire (1-6 with Looting III).
  • Cow drops 0–2 leather (0-5 with Looting III) and 1–3 raw beef or steak if killed while on fire (1-6 with Looting III).

Cooked porkchops and steaks are some of the most efficient food a player can have in their inventory.

Pigs/Cows are amongst the best food source to farm items in Minecraft.

6. Wolf

Dogs are humans’ best friend and it is a commonly-used phrase to describe dogs and humans’ relationship over the years. While domesticated dogs have long been trustworthy pets for thousands of years, and Minecraft users can actually tame a dog’s biological ancestor to their own.

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Taming a wolf with food

Wolves in Minecraft are a passive mob that randomly show up in the game. They spawn in Taiga and Forest Biomes. By default, this animal in Minecraft is passive towards the player, but they can turn hostile and would attack in groups if triggered.

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