Minecraft is a survival sandbox game and players need a lot of items or loot to survive.  Players get items when they mine an object, kill a mob, search a chest, and more. All items in Minecraft have a certain rarity assigned to them, with the rarest ones can only be found in certain structures on the map. In this article, we are going to list out the top 5 best structures for rare loot in Minecraft.

5 - Stronghold

Strongholds are one of the hardest-to-find structures in the game, and because of that, you can find a lot of rare items here. In a Stronghold, players can find good loot like enchanted books, horse armor, food, diamonds, ingots, and more. It also has a portal that lets players access the End.

To locate a stronghold, players need to throw an ender eye around and look for the spot where it hovers. Dig down on that spot and you will find a stronghold. To beat the stronghold in Minecraft and loot everything, you should prepare full-stack of food, torches, shield, armor, sword and some potions for regeneration.

Minecraft Stronghold
Stronghold portal in Minecraft

4 - Mineshaft

The Mineshafts are easier to find than strongholds and have a wider array of resources. You can find a lot of blocks inside them, from coal, diamonds, redstone, lapis, to iron ingots, enchanted books, pickaxes, and even emeralds.

Abandoned mineshafts can be found underground when exploring specific caves and ravines. Mineshafts often generate on the surface in badlands biomes.

Mineshaft in Minecraft

3 - Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks are special structures resembling sailing ships that spread around the Overworld’s aquatic landscapes. All shipwrecks have treasure chests inside them. Players can find shipwrecks in different variants - from intact to damaged or even broken in half.

In addition to the various loot usually spawn in chests, players can also discover items such as emeralds, diamonds, potions, bottles of enchanting, and much more.

Shipwrecks in Minecraft

2 - Nether Fortresses

Nether Fortresses are structures spawn in the Nether, the most dangerous area in the game. They contain a lot of good items, however, exploring them can be a little bit dangerous. There are groups of hostile mobs inside the Nether Fortress, with most of the structure filled with lava.

However, the drop you get from clearing out a Nether Fortress is definitely worth all the effort. Players can find rare loots like diamonds, obsidian, golden ingots, iron ingots, and horse armor. Having said that, it's not easy to find the Nether Fortress in Minecraft, you can check our detailed guide in the link.

Nether Fortresses
Nether Fortresses in Minecraft

1 - Dungeons

Dungeons are the best place to loot in Minecraft. They are easier than Nether Fortress, with a better list of drops. Players can find Dungeons inside caves and ravines - they are relatively small rooms that contain a decent amount of loot.

You can also find mob spawners in the middle of a dungeon. This is a great place for loot and exp, after clearing out the mobs the spawner. You can find all kinds of rare loot exploring the Dungeon - from Golden apples, enchanted books, diamond armor, music discs... and more.

Dungeons in Minecraft

This is the end of our list for the best structures for rare loot in Minecraft. Interested in more of our articles related to Minecraft? Please check out this post to find out more about How To Enchant Items In Minecraft 2021.