Raids are one of the more challenging parts of Minecraft. It is an in-game event in which waves of various mobs, including pillagers, vindicators, ravagers, and evokers (which can summon vexes), spawn and attack a village. As triggering a raid requires players to get the "bad omen" buff from a pillager captain, creating a Raid farm is rather tricky.

In this article, Gurugamer will showcase how to create a raid farm in Minecraft 1.19.

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A raid in Minecraft

1. About Raids in Minecraft

How to start a raid

You need to kill an Illager captain to get the Bad Omen Effect to trigger a raid. Illager captains spawn as part of patrols and pillager outposts. They wear an ominous banner on their head. In Java Edition, the Bad Omen effect can stack up to 5 to increase the number of waves spawn in the raid.

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Illager captain

The raid would start when a player with the effect walks into an area with at least one villager and one claimed bed. Enemies will spawn within 64 blocks around the villager.

How to fight the raid

In general, your task is to locate all raiders and eliminate them as fast as possible. Ring the village bell to inflict the Glowing status effect on nearby raiders and find their location. Prioritize ravagers, evokers and witches. Witches heal other mobs while ravagers destroy crops and evoker firing highly damaging vexes.

Repeat this process until all waves are defeated. Once the raid is over, any player in the boundary of the village will get the "Hero of the Village" advancement and status effect. It lasts for 3 in-game days. The buff reduces trading costs and makes villagers gift you items.

How many waves are there in a raid?

In Java Edition, the number of waves depends on the difficulty and your Bad Omen level. If it is higher than 1, the last wave would spawn 2 times. There are 3/5/7 waves from Easy to Hard, with up to 2 additional pillagers and vindicators per wave. It is easier in the Bedrock edition, with no Bad Omen stack.

  • Wave 1: Only pillagers - you can either charge them with a sword or kill them from afar with a bow.
  • Wave 2: There are pillagers and vindicators. You can snipe some of them first then go melee later.
  • Wave 3: There is a ravager and some pillagers. Try hit and run or ranged attacks to kill the ravager first. Afterward, kill the pillagers as normal.
  • Wave 4: There are witches, pillagers, and vindicators. Try to aim for the witches first and kill them as fast as possible. Their potions can be a problem if you leave them for last. Finish the rest as usual.
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A raid can destroy your whole village
  • Wave 5: There are pillagers, vindicators, an evoker, and a pillager riding a ravager. Snipe the Ravager's rider down first and deal with it immediately. Corner the Evoker and either mele or shoot it. Afterward, deal with the other raiders as normal.
  • Wave 6: There is only one evoker, but many pillagers and vindicators. Kill the evoker first as it vexes are annoying. Be careful, as pillagers and vindicators might swarm you.
  • Wave 7: This is a massive raid party with all illager types, including a vindicator and evoker riding on top of a ravager. The majority of the wave are vindicators - try to kill the illagers first to then the horde out. Afterward, snipe the mounted evoker first then deal with the witches to prevent them from using potions. The rest can be dealt with using melee strategies.

2. How to create a Raid Farm in Minecraft 1.19

Raid farms are primarily build for two drops: emeralds and totems of undying. Most raid farms provide a sufficient amount of emeralds to allow players to disregard the prices of villager trading due to the sheer amount of emeralds they possess.

Generally, all raid farms have one safe spot for a villager + a bed and a workstation, and a trap zone to kill the summoned mobs.

Step 1: Make the 3×1 center of the farm by digging out the blocks

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Center of the farm

Step 2: Place blue wool in the center hole and start making edges of the farm

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Farm size

Step 3: Just one block away from the center make a 3×2 hole for the villager and place a bed + workstation inside the hole.

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Villager hole

Step 4: Cover the hole where the villager will live so that other mobs do not attack him.

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Cover the hole

Step 5: Place the glow stone at two corners of the farm

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Step 6: Place the slabs at the edges so that water remains in the boundary

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Place slabs

Step 7: Place a water source block on the Glowstone

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Fill with water

Step 8: This is what the farm will look like

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Raid farm

Step 9: Start digging the hole where you made a center of the farm at first

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Dig the hole

The mobs will be killed by suffocation. Alternatively, players can also put some signs to prevent water from pouring down and dig a 21 block deep hole to kill the mobs by fall damage.

How to get the Bad Omen buff

The last step for a Raid farm to work continuously is to reacquire the Bad Omen buff. Players need to create a Pillager Farm.

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