The Warden is the newest boss added to the Deep Dark as part of the 1.19 update. It is the strongest mob in the game so far, with punches that deal 30 damage and a ranged attack that bypasses blocks. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to defeat the Warden in Minecraft 1.19.

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The Warden

1. Item preparations to defeat the Warden

The Warden is a highly dangerous mob that spawns upon players triggering the Sculk Shriekers in the Deep Dark. In order to defeat it, it is vital that one gets the following items:

Core items

  • Full netherite armor with Protection IV to reduce damage taken as much as possible.
  • Swift Sneak enchantment on pants to move around faster.
  • Bow with Power V. Melee combat is not recommended as the Warden hits really hard.
  • Enchanted Golden Apples, Potion of Healing/Regeneration, Cooked Food items. Players need to heal back up quickly if they take damage from the Warden.
Netherite Armor
Getting a full netherite armor set is vital if you don't want to get one-shotted.

Optional items

  • Building blocks to create distance between you and the Warden.
  • Potion of Night Vision to reduce the strength of the darkness effect.
  • Snowballs, eggs, or arrows to distract the Warden.
  • Torches to avoid getting lost.

2. How to defeat the Warden in Minecraft 1.19

Minecraft Warden Screenshot With Bow And Arrow
Using a bow is the most straightforward way to fight the Warden.

Below is a step-by-step guide to defeating the warden:

  • Make a small underground base in the Ancient City, near sculk shriekers.
  • Trigger sculk shrieker to spawn the Warden. Make a 6-block tower next to your underground base opening. Put cobwebs on top of the tower, on its side, and on the bottom of the opening. Cobweb can cancel out the knockback of the Warden's sonic attack and cushion your fall.
  • Attack the Warden with arrows. When it tries to attack you with the sonic scream, you can either tank it or jump down into the hole. Heal yourself if needed.
  • Repeat until the Warden is dead.

3. Frequently Asked Questions about Minecraft Warden

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The Warden is immune to fire.

Can Wardens detect you if you are standing still?

It can still "smell" you and find your location. Try hiding behind other blocks to prevent this from happening.

Can you kill Wardens with Lava?

Unfortunately, the Warden is immune to all types of fire-based damage, including lava.

Can Wardens drown?

They do receive some damage when drowned or suffocated, but due to their huge HP pool, it is just not enough.

Do potions of invisibility work against Wardens?

Warden depends upon movement and vibrations to detect entities. Therefore, potions of invisibility do not work against them.

Does TNT work against Wardens?

It still deals damage but nowhere near enough to kill. Players should use End Crystals instead.

How fast is a Warden in Minecraft?

Normally, the Warden moves around as fast as the players' walking speed. However, its speed increases exponentially when it gets angry or detects movements. Players pretty much can't outrun it in that state.

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