Simple Guide to Minecraft/Villager Trading

This book applies to version 1.14 and forward of Minecraft.

Villager trading is a gameplay mechanic in Minecraft. It allows players to engage in a bartering system with non-player characters (NPCs) known as villagers. By trading various items and resources with villagers, players can acquire valuable goods and items that can aid them in their Minecraft adventures.

Overview edit

Villagers are humanoid NPCs found in villages, which are generated structures in the game. They have distinct professions that determine the type of trades they offer. Some common professions include farmers, librarians, blacksmiths, and clerics. Each profession offers different trade options, making it essential for players to interact with various villagers to access a wide range of items.

To initiate a trade, players must find a villager and right-click on them. This opens a trading interface that displays the available trades. The trades are represented by a series of slots, with each slot showing an item or resource that the player must offer to the villager in exchange for the listed item.

Trading Mechanics edit

When interacting with villagers, players can view the initial trade options available. However, it is important to note that the available trades can change over time. Villagers refresh their trades at specific times, often during the Minecraft day, so players may need to wait or manipulate the game mechanics to unlock new trade options.

Each trade has a cost associated with it. The cost can vary and may include items such as emeralds, other resources, or even specific items obtainable through other means. Players must ensure they have the required items or resources to complete the trade successfully. Upon completing a trade, both the player and the villager receive experience points, allowing the player to level up and potentially unlock new trades with the same villager.

Emeralds and Trading edit

Emeralds are the primary currency used in villager trading. They can be obtained through various means, including mining, trading with other villagers, or by curing zombie villagers. Players can then use emeralds to purchase items and resources from villagers. The number of emeralds required for a trade can vary depending on the item's rarity, the villager's profession, and the specific trade.

Furthermore, emeralds have their own value, as players can trade them with villagers for other valuable items or resources that are not easily obtained through other means. This creates an interdependent economy within the game, encouraging players to explore and interact with villagers to acquire rare and useful items.

Expanding Villager Trading edit

Players can expand their villager trading options by creating dedicated trading halls or villages. By providing workstations such as lecterns, crafting tables, or brewing stands, players can assign villagers to specific professions, thereby unlocking a wide range of trade options. This allows players to have easier access to specific items they may need or desire, enhancing their overall gameplay experience.

Conclusion edit

Villager trading is an integral part of Minecraft, providing players with a unique bartering system and access to a variety of valuable items and resources. By interacting with villagers, players can trade their surplus resources and emeralds for useful tools, enchanted items, rare materials, and much more. The trading system adds depth and complexity to the game, rewarding players for exploring and engaging with the vibrant world of Minecraft.