Minecraft: 15 Best Farms For XP


Here are just a few incredibly ingenious Redstone and non-Redstone farms to help anyone boost their experience gain in Minecraft.

Experience is one of the key gameplay features in Minecraft. Although there are no skills or additional abilities to unlock, experience points allow the player to spend them on powerful enchantments for their gear, which can make fighting stronger and stronger mobs much easier.

However, gaining experience is a slow process. Thankfully, like just about any other process in the game, players have figured out countless ways to turn it into a quick and efficient process. Here are just a few incredibly ingenious Redstone and non-Redstone farms to help anyone boost their experience gain.

Updated on October 16th, 2020 by Anastasia Maillot: With every update the Minecraft team puts out the mechanics of farming and gaining experience points are always slightly altered. Plus, thanks to the introduction of new mobs such as the piglins that can be bartered with, players have new ways to farm experience points at their disposal.

However, even with older content, dedicated players are always coming up with brand new ways to make things easier at the beginning of the game. With limited resources, making huge experience farms isn’t always an option, but thankfully there’s something for everyone’s needs here.

15 Cave Spider Farm

Minecraft Cave Spiders In Cave Spider Farm


Cave spiders are considered the worst mobs to farm in the entire game. For one, they seem slightly smaller than regular spider and for two, spiders in general have a tendency to be able to escape various structures by climbing walls.

However, there is a way to make a spider farm work and to get generous experience points for it. This is particularly useful for players, since cave spider spawners are very easy to find due to how common abandoned mineshafts are in the game. Check out Kmond’s tutorial on how to create an ingenious cave spider farm for tons of XP.

14 Automatic Fish Farming

Minecraft AFK Fishing Farm Blueprint


There are tons of designs for AFK fish farms or other automatic fish farms, which are all excellent ways to farm not only rare items and enchantment books, but also some food and extra XP. Given how it doesn’t require many resources, having a fish farm is pretty much a must-have for any player.

There’s one design, however, that goes above all, as it nullifies any wear on the actual fishing rod. The design was invented by JC Playz — it’s very easy and simple to use, and can also be easily automated should the need arise for it.

13 Farm With Portals

Minecraft Massive Nether Portals In The Desert


If resources are not a problem for the player, they might as well go big with their XP farm designs. One favorite (especially at harder difficulties) is a Nether portal farm that pulls in pigs from the Nether and doesn’t even require the player to kill the mobs themselves.

One of the designs made is by ilmango, who created a machine with so many portals it would essentially deliver the maximum amount of experience points to a single player. Now, obviously, these are huge designs that aren’t easy to pull off on survival but are interesting to grind for.

12 Bedrock Charcoal Farm

Minecraft Charcoal Farming Machine In Cave


Back to more simple designs, this is a very interesting take on a self-fueling farm that’s similar to the concept of the cacti and bamboo farm. However, this one uses wood instead to create charcoal and fuel itself over and over again by storing the experience points within the furnace.

The layout can be made as big or small because the player wants and has the benefit of using a aid this is usually without problems to be had. For players who can’t get their hands on bamboo or cactus easily, that is the manner to head. Plus, it is certified to paintings on Bedrock, way to a extraordinary layout via ProfePlaysMinecraft.

11 Bartering Farm

Minecraft Piglin Nether Bartering Farm


Now to the real meat of the brand new 1.16 Nether update. With the introduction of piglins and bartering, players have been coming up with extremely interesting farm designs that not only incorporate experience points but also infinite bartering with a trapped piglin.

This particular design by Rays Works is excellent because it automatically provides gold to the piglin by killing off zombie pigmen and generates experience points as well as tons of items from the bartering process. It really does kill three birds with just one stone, and although it’s not easy to build resource-wise, it’s absolutely a must-have for players.

10 Raid Farm


It may not have crossed many players’ minds, but illager outposts are actually excellent locations for farming experience. Even if the outpost tower itself is demolished, illagers will still continue to spawn. A design by Avomance in particular works wonders.

By placing a mattress and some villagers within the center to draw illagers, they can be guided with water down right into a tunnel to kill them effortlessly. If a captain is killed, even higher, as it will instantly start a raid due to the presence of the villagers.

Spawner Farm


During any regular survival game, a player is very likely to come across a mob dungeons with a spawner at some point. If not, mineshafts also tend to have cave spider spawners surrounded by towns of cobweb. These are unique blocks ideal for experience farms.

The best dungeon to turn into an experience farm is a skeleton dungeon, but any type will do. Spiders will be more difficult to trap due to their ability to climb walls. Here’s a great design by Dataless822.

Gold And XP Farm


Ever wondered how to farm gold more efficiently? Well, there’s actually a way to finally kill a bunch of those pesky zombie pigmen, but it does involve some cheesy game breaking strategies, such as entering what’s called the Nether roof.

This is basically an wide flat area made of bedrock, a material on which no mob can spawn. Therefore, any other block that’s placed down has a huge chance of spawning Nether mobs, making it easy to manipulate spawn rates for farms. RandomGgames constructs a great gold and experience farm with few materials worth copying.

Zombie Trap


Another purpose for which villagers are excellent for is attracting zombies to them. By abusing this game mechanic, players don’t even really need a spawner block to create a very basic farm.

Once a villager is trapped over a body of water that pushes the zombies down, the participant can simply whack them with a sword for a few revel in points. BeckBroJack showcases this layout pretty nicely in his video.

Classic Mob Farm


Ultimately, any survival world of Minecraft isn’t complete if the player hasn’t made the king of all mob farms, the classic mob tower farm. Although it requires quite a bit of stone and usually a great height to be built on, it can yield a lot of experience points and useful drops.

If these closed off platforms are built over a large body of water far up in the air, the player will see an increased rate of monsters spawning inside, which will get pushed down by water and left at one or two hearts for the player to kill them off. BeckBroJack shows the strength of this simple yet iconic farm perfectly.

Kelp XP Farm


For those that feel super intimidated by more complex experience farms and just need a tiny little boost to their survival experience without any frills, there’s a simple way to farm experience with only kelp needed.

Kelp is an interesting material because it can be grown, dried in the furnace and then used as fuel to dry more kelp. As such, it makes for excellent fuel for a simple experience farm, as shown by Farzy.

Blaze Farm


If a player is looking to farm a specific mob, Blazes are an excellent place to start from. While building a farm in the Nether can get a bit risky, Blaze rods are a necessity for the end game, which is why this farm basically kills two birds with one stone.

There are hundreds of various ways to design Blaze farms, but it is usually pleasant to pick out a spawner that has a number of herbal cowl, so that constructing around it isn’t always a chore and probably doesn’t kill the participant. Voltrox has a completely clean and cheap layout to observe.

Guardian Farm


It’s no secret that guardians are known to be some of the best mobs to farm in the game due to the decent amount of experience points they drop. That being said, building a guardian farm is a monumental task, since it requires draining the entire ocean monument.

Overall, this farm is still worth it due to its sheer output of experience. Wattles in particular has a very easy to follow tutorial on how to nail down the design and mechanics of the farm.

Enderman Farm


Once the player has actually reached the End and defeated the Ender Dragon, they might want to consider building an Enderman farm. The End basically full of free space where Endermen can spawn, and with water as their sole weakness, it’s an easy enough farm to make.

Not handiest does this farm yield a ton of revel in when you consider that Endermen are a number of the hardest mobs, however it also grants the participant tons of pearls which come in handy whilst exploring the End islands. Pixlriffs has a fantastic guide on the way to create a straightforward Enderman farm.

Cactus And Bamboo Farm


For the ultra greedy players, who want maximum output and the least amount of materials used, this cactus and bamboo farm is the answer. Not only is it cheap to make, it’s also fully self-sufficient. All the player needs to do is leave it to do its thing and come back hours later to reap the benefits.

This farm is compact, but its main problem is how immensely loud it is due to its pistons. It’s recommended to build it far up in the sky, as shown by OMGcraft in his guide.