Making Golems in Minecraft




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Introduction: Making Golems in Minecraft

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

Step 1: Tether and Lead

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

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

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

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    Snow golems can be utilized in a snowball farm. Just put them into a cage that you can access at the bottom. Craft a diamond shovel (the fastest one) and enchant it with efficiency 5 to mine the snow very fast. Add a haste 2 beacon and you'lle be mining at light speed!



    mabye could someone PLEASE find out if you can make Golems in Minecraft On Your IPhone Ipad or whatever im bsiclly DESPRITE!

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    Oh thanks so much I will let u know if it works or not ?

    hay there a new update were u can craft clay golemn and elamental golemn

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    Is there? How fun! Thanks for letting me know, I'll have to check that out :)

    don't worry I found out

    I made a couple iron golems on the xbox, but they won't attack anything! Help!

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    I don't know if it's different in x-box, but they only fight if provoked and only fight specific monsters

    On my phone, I looks like a statue with a pumpkin head on it. Can u help me?

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

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    I know what you did bro you used and used those pichure's Stop liying Bro

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

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    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.

    Nice work. I never thought of Minecraft instructables. The snow golems are easy to make but tricky to keep in one spot :)