The day is finally here! Minecraft has just received its most anticipated mob of all time: the Warden. It’s scary, powerful, fast, and definitely dangerous. Once the complete Minecraft 1.19 update launches, Warden might become one the most powerful boss mob in the game for many players. But that’s not all. Along with Warden, we also received a ton of other stuff, including new biomes, new blocks, and a brand new enchantment in the latest snapshot. So, let’s not wait another moment and learn everything you need to know about the Warden and the deep dark.
The developers released the first Minecraft Rug beta back in January 2022. Since then the Java edition players have been waiting for their share of good news, which arrived only today. Most of the features in the first snapshot, including the Warden and the deep dark, are exclusive to the Java edition. Bedrock players will have to wait for a week or two to get them in their beta program. Minecraft Preview users can expect to get these features alongside the Bedrock betas.
Note: As stated by the developers, everything from the structures to mobs is subject to change in the official release.
The Warden in Minecraft 1.19: Everything We Know
Warden is Minecraft’s first blind mob, and it’s exclusive to the deep dark biome, giving it many one-sided advantages. Here’s everything we know about Minecraft’s scariest mobs:
Warden relies on sound and vibrations to find its enemies. It detects the player’s movements as well as the fired objects even if they do not directly touch the Warden. You can fool it by throwing bullets away from you.
If a player is sneaking or hiding, Warden can detect them by sniffing.
If the Supervisor cannot detect your presence and is not angry for 60 seconds, it will despise.
In the deep dark biome, there can be many Wardens in Minecraft. Each of them spawns as soon as a Sculk Shrieker warns them about you.
Raising the stakes, Warden removes the player’s shield when it strikes them with a fist. So double hit and you’ll be back to your spawn point in no time.
Warden is enraged by the vibrations and attacks. The angrier the Warden got, the louder its heartbeat became.
Finally, the Warden doesn’t drop any loot when killed, and the Sculk Shrieker can summon multiple Wardens.
Warden’s Shadow Effect
One of Warden’s main power moves is the new shadow effect. As the name suggests, this effect reduces the gamma and brightness of Minecraft. Additionally, once affected, the player also faces extreme darkness every few seconds, where even light sources are nearly completely dark.
You can counter it with the Potion of Night Sight but even that is ineffective against the fog effect of the darkness. With night vision, the blocks around you will be much brighter but you still won’t be able to see further than your block. So keeping lots of torches on you is your best bet.
Deep Dark Biome in Minecraft 1.19
Home of the Warden, the deep dark is a new biome of Minecraft 1.19. It is dimly lit and made up of sculptural blocks and deep slate. Other hostile mobs do not normally spawn in this biome. This biome usually spawns below block height Y = -10.
In the depths of darkness, the new structure is called the ancient city. This location is similar to the nether fortress, but much darker. You can find a variety of chests here, but they’re all guarded by sculptural mascots and squawkers that can summon Wardens in Minecraft. You can also find a new block called Reinforced Deepslate in this area. It’s an unbreakable block similar to Bedrock and you can’t get it in survival game mode.
Swift Sneak Boots Enchantment
Last but not least, we have a new addition to the list of Minecraft enchantments. In regards to Warden, “quick stealth” is a backing spell that allows you to walk faster while crouching. You are still not as fast as the manager, but this improves your chances of survival. It has 3 levels and is exclusive to chests spawning in ancient cities. Furthermore, you cannot combine this enchantment with any other boot enchantment.
How to download Deep Dark Snapshot
Since the snapshot is a test shot, you won’t automatically load it into your launcher. So you have to download the zip file of the update from here. You can then extract it in your Minecraft instances folder to install the snapshot. Then you need to create a new setting in the launcher and select “1.19_deep_dark_experimental_snapshot-1 pending” to run it. We’re working on a brief tutorial to help you with the installation, so stay tuned.
Meet the Warden in Minecraft
The Wild update is closer than ever, and we’re all here to help. Minecraft 1.19 The other much-anticipated Allay mob is also coming. But for now, are you excited or scared to meet Warden in Minecraft? Let us know in the comments section!