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Minecraft Golems can help you attack and defend against enemies. There are two types: Snow Golems and Iron Golems.

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Step 1: Tether and Lead

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Golems tend to just wander around. To keep them nearby you can either lead them around with a lead, tether them to a post with a lead or even block them in with a fence.

* Be careful about putting them next to each other as the Iron Golem can hit anything nearby and will kill your Snow Golems with 1 hit. It is better to keep them away from each other.


  • 4 Snowballs = 1 Block of Snow
  • 9 Iron Ingots = 1 Iron Block

Step 2: Snow Golem

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Facts about Snow Golems

  • Create by stacking 2 Snow Blocks with 1 Pumpkin on top
  • Will drop a few Snowballs when destroyed
  • Leaves a trail of snow wherever it walks which can then be harvested for more snowballs
  • Attacks enemies by throwing snowballs but this does not do any damage to them (except for Blazes but Snow Golems don't do well in the Nether), they mostly distract the monsters so you can attack and kill them
  • Will be damaged by water, rain quickly kills it
  • Take damage in hot biomes such as Deserts, Savannah, Jungles and Mesas
  • Won't attack Creepers or hostile Wolves

Step 3: Iron Golem

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Facts about Iron Golems

  • Create by stacking 2 Iron Blocks and putting 1 Iron Block on either side of the top Iron Block, top it with a Pumpkin (made with a total of 4 Iron Blocks and 1 Pumpkin)
  • Will only drop a few Iron Ingots and Poppies when killed
  • Can appear naturally in Villages and will protect the Villagers, will stay near a village if natural spawned there or if you created one there
  • Naturally occurring Iron Golems will attack you if you attack them
  • Attacks by swinging their arms and hitting enemies
  • Won't attack Creepers
  • Can pick up, and will give, Poppies to Villagers
EmmaL36 days ago
I made a couple iron golems on the xbox, but they won't attack anything! Help!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  EmmaL32 days ago

I don't know if it's different in x-box, but they only fight if provoked and only fight specific monsters http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Iron_Golem.

iloveyou70x3 months ago
iloveyou70x3 months ago
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  iloveyou70x3 months ago

That should work. They might not work in PE.

bmikew994 months ago
On my phone, I looks like a statue with a pumpkin head on it. Can u help me?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bmikew993 months ago

Can you take a screen shot of it? Are you using PE or the PC edition?

muhummud4 months ago

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muhummud4 months ago

I know what you did bro you used www.google.com/images and used those pichure's Stop liying Bro

Minecraftwolf6 months ago

I tried to make an iron golem but It just looked like an iron statue with a pumpkin head. Will someone help me?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Minecraftwolf6 months ago

Hmm, can you take a screenshot of it and post it here? Were you using the computer version, x-box version or the pocket edition?

If health is low on iron golem, it will attack creeper.
Grafx4Life9 months ago
Nice work. I never thought of Minecraft instructables. The snow golems are easy to make but tricky to keep in one spot :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Grafx4Life9 months ago

Yeah, I had to tether him to keep him from wandering off. Next time he needs a roof to protect him from the rain :P

Crafterkid1239 months ago

we all know how to make golems. we're not noobs.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Crafterkid1239 months ago

If you know how to make golems, then this tutorial is not for you :)

Brusk10111 months ago
I have voltz, so lazors protect me
Brusk101 Brusk10111 months ago
still good job :)
Brusk101 Brusk10110 months ago
(volts is a mod pack for Minecraft, search it up!)
grace1145111 months ago

I really like this

dog lover10911 months ago
Pe is for phones
can you do it on cfeative mode? I did it on creative mode and it didnt work.... also honestly i just got it and im not sure what you mean by PC so does it mean device? cause i do it on an android tablet...

pc means computer

I play the computer version of the game. I'm not sure what is avaible on the Android Tablet, but I was able to make Golems on Creative Mode using the computer version.

RainbowOwl1 year ago

Is this minecraft PC? Cool tutorial though. :-)

why? You only have the Pe?

RedPanda2212 months ago
Yay! Now I can guard my house from monsters!
oh well ill have to getthdcomputer version then. thanks!
gammerguy1 year ago

I like the way you do your indestructibles also these have been very useful to me

Lol love it! You know your minecraft fortunately for you you have a PC that works. :-D

Can someone tell me why the iron golems look like Squidward on steroids?

I agree with sde bruin2. The Iron Golems look like Squidward on Steroids because they protect all the other Squidwards who are in disquise as villagers to escape Spongebob.

But do they like clarinet music?

Yes. It is their favorite instrument :) They hate the Violin though.

I bet guarding Squidward would be the most boring job ever!

sde bruin21 year ago
becouse they are they protect all squidwards
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sde bruin21 year ago


Great project 4 beginners!love it!

Thanks :)