The desert pyramid or desert temple in Minecraft is an uncommon sandstone structure that generates in deserts. Each pyramid has a hidden chamber containing loot that is protected by a TNT trap. If players manage to find this in the early game, they would provide a decent boost in progression. In this article, we are going to showcase how to beat the Desert Pyramid in Minecraft.

1 - How to find the Desert Pyramid in Minecraft

Firstly, you need to find a desert biome. Just get to the highest point possible (such as a mountain) and survey the land below... or ride a boat down the coast. It should not take too long to find one.

These pyramids are a big incentive for players to traverse the barren deserts in Minecraft, one of the most dangerous biomes in the game. However, they blend into the sand easily and sometimes are hard to detect. Get to the highest point possible in the desert biome and look around. Alternatively, players can also create a 1x1 tower and get on top of it.

Minecraft Seed Desert Pyramid
Desert Pyramid in Minecraft can be rebuilt into your desert base, as there are no mobs spawn inside.

Fastest way to find Desert Pyramid

If you don't want to waste time looking around, just get your seed by typing "/seed" in the chatbox, then copy the seed code and paste it into the desert temple finder website. Enter your own coordinates in the X and Y boxes - the site will display the nearest desert temple to your location.

2 - How to loot the Desert Pyramid in Minecraft

Desert pyramids are made up of normal, chiseled and cut sandstone, sandstone slabs and sandstone stairs alongside orange and blue terracotta. There are three entrances, one at the ground floor level and two on the left and right, near the top of the structure. There's also a one-block wide hole at the top of the desert pyramid, which you can use to enter if needed.

Desert Temple Interior
The central chamber of the Desert Pyramid in Minecraft

The main chamber of the pyramid is beneath the center of the ground floor, underneath a checkerboard pattern of terracotta and sandstone. The chamber contains 4 chests, with a 3x3 grid of TNT trap rigged by a stone pressure plate, which is placed directly under the blue terracotta block in the center. If the player or a mob step on the plate, the TNT trap would blow up and destroy the chests and the loots.

This is one of the few places that you can get an Enchanted Golden Apple, one of the most wanted resources in Minecraft. While the spawn chance is not as high as the other structures, you can clear the desert pyramid much quicker. Furthermore, multiple pyramids can spawn in a desert biome, which increases the spawn chance even more.

The Four Chests With The Tnt Trap
To get to the chamber safely, just dig down until you get to the room.

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