Bastion remnants are one of the toughest and most dangerous structures to beat in Minecraft, so extra care has to be taken to survive. You will see piglins and piglin brutes in the bastion, who is extremely dangerous in numbers. In this article, we are going to show you how to beat a Bastion Remnant in Minecraft

Bastion Remnant usage and locations

Defeating a bastion remnant allows the player to obtain lots of loot, including valuable gold items, the Pigstep music disc, and the Snout banner pattern. Due to having magma cube spawners (treasure room bastion variant only), bastion remnants also provide a good source of magma cream.

The place is filled to the brim with deathly lava.

How to find a Bastion Remnant in Minecraft

A Bastion Remnant in Minecraft looks like a large dark tower made out of blackstone (and blackstone variations). It can be found in the Nether dimension in the Nether Wastes, Soul Sand Valley, Warped Forest and Crimson Forest biomes.

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Minecraft Bastion Remnant
You need iron tier or above gear to fight the bastion remnant in Minecraft.

How to beat a Bastion Remnant in Minecraft

What to prepare?

  • Iron armor or above, with at least one piece of golden armor to avoid drawing piglins aggro. Piglin brutes will still attack you, however.
  • Sword and tool of iron tier and above, enchanted with sharpness.
  • Food for healing and Shield to avoid taking damage.
  • Bring some logs and/or planks to craft boats, which will be very useful against piglin brutes and melee piglins
  • Bow and arrows
  • Fire resistance potions

Deal with the mobs

  • Piglin Brutes:

This is a very tough mob with high damage and the ability to disable shields. Avoid fighting them in melee. It is best to just create a 3 block high column then snipe them with arrows while standing on top. You can also place a boat on their path - they will get inside the boat and stuck

  • Piglins:

Attacking a piglin brutes will trigger all piglins nearby to attack you, even if you are wearing gold armor. Piglins are not too strong, but they are still pretty annoying in numbers. Fighting them with both melee and range weapons are easy - just equip a shield and block when needed.

  • Hoglins:

They are not dangerous as long as players avoid getting knock into lava.

  • Magma cubes:

They come from spawners hanging from chains over lava. While you can destroy the spawners, it is better to leave them so that you can create a magma cubes farm. Just snipe the big magma cubes first, as they are the most dangerous. deal with the rest is much easier after taking it down.

Exploring the bastion

  • Try to get to the top of the bastion and make your way downward instead of the opposite. This lets you see the surroundings and avoid ambushes. Secure a respawn area and set a respawn anchor.
  • Because the bastion remnant is almost completely made of blackstone, navigation can become difficult as the monochrome makes it hard to spot un-explored stairs or corridors. Mark your path with torches.
  • When exploring a Hoglin stable, you should kill the Hoglins first. When exploring a Treasure Room, after clearing out the areas above, you should fill in the surrounding lava and disable/close off the Magma Cube spawner.
Minecraft Bastion Remnant
Various locations in Minecraft Bastion Remnant

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