Creepers are probably one of the most iconic mobs in Minecraft. Its explosion can wipe out both the player and the base they built. While terrifying, they are one of the best sources for Gunpowder and mob heads in Minecraft.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to make a Creeper farm in Minecraft Java.


1. How to build a creeper farm in Minecraft

Creeper farms' structure is fairly simple.

Required materials

  • Two hoppers
  • Two chest
  • Lots of trapdoors
  • Lots of building blocks
  • Two cats
  • Lava bucket
  • 4 signs
  • 12 carpets

Step-by-step guide to build a creeper farm

  • Dig a 3x2 hole and put a 2x2x2 wall on each side of the hole.
Gunpower Farm Minecraft
Step 1

Build the farm's general layout by placing 3 blocks diagonally on both sides of the 2x2x2 walls. Afterward, extend the last block to make a wall of 5 blocks.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 1
Step 2

Finally, use more blocks to build a back wall to make it a closed space. Do the same for the other side of the hole.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 2
Step 3

Add blocks to make the walls 2-blocks high.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 3
Step 4

Next, we are going to make the roof entirely from trapdoors. We need to use trap doors to make sure that only creepers will spawn and not zombies or skeletons. All the trap doors should stick to the upper half of the upper blocks of the wall.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 4
Step 5

However, for the 2 upper middles blocks in the 2 back walls, you need to stick the trap doors on the lower half.

Place a cat on each of those 2 lower trap doors. Since creepers are afraid of cats, they will try to run away from cats after spawning.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 5
Step 6

Seal up the roof with building blocks so no light can travel through so creepers can spawn.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 6
Step 7

Place a carpet under the cat and keep adding carpets that are 2 blocks apart. Make sure you do the same for both sides.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 7
Step 8

Go back to the initial hole and place trap doors to fill the top of the hole and open all of them. This is for the creepers to walk down the hole as they consider trapdoors as solid blocks.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 8
Step 9

Dig the hole 4 blocks deeper and make a long water tunnel.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 9
Step 10

At the end of the tunnel, place hoppers that connect to chests to collect the loot. Place lava at the head level of the creepers to kill them. You can use signs in order to keep the lava in place.

Gunpower Farm Minecraft 10
Step 11.

This is a completely automated farm. The only thing you need to do is wait for creepers to spawn and collect gunpowder from the chests.

Creepers spawning in the dark are scared by the cats to run into a hole. From this hole, water will carry them over to the lava, which kills them. Afterward, Creeper loot drops into the hopper then into the chest.

2. How to create a Charged Creeper farm?

In order for a creeper to become charged, lightning must strike within a 4x4 area of it. Charged creepers despawn just like regular creepers, so it may be prudent to nametag any creepers that you wish to keep for an extended period of time.

Charged Creeper Trident
Charged Creeper can be created with a Trident

Afterward, you can turn the normal creepers into Charged variant by using a trident with the Channeling enchantment to summon Lightning during a thunderstorm. Simply wait for a thunderstorm and throw a channeling trident next to one of the creepers. Note that the area need to be exposed to the sky for this enchantment to work.

It is recommended to have the Loyalty enchantment on the trident to allow for easy retrieval.

>>> Read more: How To Craft And Use Shields In Minecraft PVP & PVE