A conduit is a beacon-like block that provides Conduit Power and attacks hostile mobs underwater. It is one of the most useful tools to have if you want to build an underwater base. In this article, we are going to show you how to make a conduit in Minecraft.

What are the benefits of having a conduit?

Upon activation, conduits in Minecraft give the "Conduit Power" effect to all players in contact with rain or water, within a spherical range of 32-96 blocks. This effect restores oxygen, increases mining speed by 16.7% (1/6th) and gives underwater night vision. Conduits also damage any hostile mobs, like guardians, drowned, and elder guardians within a range of 8 blocks of the conduit.

The oxygen restoration effect is the best, as you no longer need to find ways to breathe underwater in Minecraft. If you found multiple Heart of the Sea, you can also use the conduit as a watchtower against hostile mobs.

A completed conduit in action
A completed conduit in action - its power affect a huge area.

How to build a conduit in Minecraft

To construct a conduit of your own, you need to prepare Heart of the sea and nautilus shells to craft the core first. Then, you can use 16 prismarine blocks to build and activate the conduit. Here is the detailed instruction.

Crafting the core

The conduit's core requires a Heart of the Sea and eight nautilus shells. Heart of the Sea can't be farmed and only spawn in buried treasure chests, which are difficult to find. To get it, you need to acquire Buried treasure maps from shipwrecks and underwater ruins chests. Use the maps to locate the buried treasure. They can also be located using explorer maps as well.

Crafting a conduit in Minecraft core requires a fair bit of grinding, especially for the Heart of the Sea.

Nautilus shells are easy to get. You can either go fishing or farm them from the Drowneds. They have an 8% chance to spawn holding a nautilus shell. If it is holding a nautilus shell in the offhand the drop is guaranteed. Wandering traders can have it in their inventory as well.

Build and activate the conduit

You need only 16 prismarine blocks to construct a minimal activation frame to create an initial conduit. Sources of prismarine or its crafting materials can be acquired by beating ocean monuments and exploring ocean ruins. Additionally, you can also try your luck with digging.

The frame of a conduit is built out of prismarine blocks in three 5×5 open squares centered on the conduit, one around each axis. A minimum of 16 blocks are required and produce an effective range of 32 blocks.

A complete frame of 42 blocks increases the effective range to 96 blocks. The conduit only begins to attack hostile mobs when it is completed with 42 blocks. The center of the frame needs to be filled with water, with the conduit core in the middle.

conduit activation
A completed conduit is capable of attacking hostile mobs within 8 blocks of the conduit by 4 damage every 2 seconds.

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