In the hostile world of Minecraft, there are quite a lot of mobs and dangers in the wild that threaten the safety of your base all the time. One of the best ways to defend your base is by having some Iron Golem. Even these trusty "iron giants" are quite costly to build so it would be a waste to let them die when they run out of heal. In this article, we will show you how to heal Iron Golems in Minecraft for all versions.

1. What is an Iron Golem?

Before diving into how to heal Iron Golems in Minecraft, let's learn about this creature. Iron Golem is a friendly mob you can build to protect your base, village. They are large mobs with high attack and health.

How much health do iron golems have in Minecraft? An Iron Golem has 100 health, which is half the health of Ender Dragon. The Iron Golem will start showing crack when its HP is reduced. There is a total of 4 states as you can see in the picture below.

Iron Golem Health
Cracks appear on Iron Golem when their health drops below a certain threshold.

Iron Golem Behavior

A naturally spawn Iron Golem won't attack you unless you attack it. If you are its creator, it won't attack you even if you attack them. If a player has -15 popularity or less in a village or has a -100 or lower reputation with any nearby villager, Iron Golems will attack you.

The Iron Golem acts neutral toward most mobs. They are only provoked when a mob attacks a villager or a player. An Iron Golem will patrol around a village, near buildings and structures. Iron is immune to drowning and fall damage. They tend to avoid water, lava, fire, and cactus.

Upon death, an Iron Golem drops 3 to 5 Iron Ingots and 0 to 2 poppies. The Looting enchantment doesn't affect the number of Iron Ingots or poppies dropped. When you kill an Iron Golem, your village popularity decreases by 10.

Iron Golem
Iron Golem patrols around a village near buildings and structures.

Iron Golem Attack

Iron Golems have a large attack range. They can attack through 1 solid 1 block thick wall. When attacking, they swing its arm upward and toss the target up to the air.

However, Iron Golem is not very effective against flying mobs as they are out of the attack range of Iron Golems. When an Iron Golem kills a mob, players can collect the loot but they cannot collect EXP orbs.

2. How to heal Iron Golems

Sure that you wouldn't want your Iron Golems to fall apart after fighting a few mobs, right? To keep your golem alive, you need to find a way to heal it to keep them in good condition. Here will will show you how to heal Iron Golems in Minecraft.

Iron Ingot

How to heal iron golem in Minecraft Java? One Iron Ingot will heal an Iron Golem by 25% of its Max HP. To use it, simply hold the Iron Ingot and then right-click the Iron Golem.

However, this method only works in Minecraft Java Edition. It won't work on any other version. You can make an Iron Ingot by smelting iron ore in a furnace or blast furnace.

Make Iron Ingot
Make an Iron Ingot in Minecraft

Splash Healing Potion

What about other Minecraft versions? How to heal iron golem in Minecraft Bedrock? How to heal iron golem in Minecraft PE? This is the method that works on all Minecraft versions.

While many potions still have effects on Iron Golems, most Healing potions won't heal Iron Golems. Splash Healing Potion is the only Healing Potion that works on Iron Golems. You must throw Splash Healing Potion at them to heal them.

How To Heal Iron Golems
You can heal Iron Golems using Splash Healing Potion in all Minecraft versions.

A Splash Healing Potion I will heal 4 health and a Splash Healing Potion will heal 8 health. You can brew Heal Potion with Gun Power to make a Splash Healing Potion.

3. How to breed Iron Golems

In order to create an Iron Golem, you need 4 iron blocks and a carved pumpkin or jack o'lantern, or pumpkin. You then need to arrange the 4 iron blocks into a T shape.

After that, place a carved pumpkin or jack o'lantern on top of the T to spawn an Iron Golem. You can also place a pumpkin on top first and then crave it to spawn an Iron Golem in Java Edition. The Iron Golem cannot be spawned in a confined space so you should it in an open area.

It also might take suffocate damage if its head is stuck in a solid block due to its big size when spawning.

How To Make An Iron Golem In Minecraft 4
This is how to make an Iron Golem in Minecraft

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