Here is how to make an Iron Golem in Minecraft.

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How to Make an Iron Golem in Minecraft

Nutan Lele
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Iron Golems are neutral mobs that protect villages from hostile mobs like zombies and spiders.
Here is how to make an Iron Golem in Minecraft.

Iron golems are neutral mobs found patrolling villages in Minecraft. They can be found throughout the world in every biome. Iron golems will protect the player and the villagers if harmed by hostile mobs like zombies, skeletons and spiders. You can also make an iron golem in Minecraft with a simple recipe. Here is how to make an iron golem in Minecraft and what you can do with them. 

How to make an Iron Golem

Iron golems naturally spawn around villages when the world is first generated in the Bedrock edition of the game. In the Java edition, villagers can summon iron golems if they are fleeing hostile mobs. They are also found at Pillager Outposts, where they are captured in a cage. If you free the captured Iron Golem, it’ll attack the pillagers with you.

You can also use Iron Blocks, and Pumpkins to make a golem yourself. You’ll need to place four iron blocks in a ‘T’ shape and then place a pumpkin (carved pumpkin or jack o'lantern) on the center block.

This is the formation you need to make an Iron Golem in Minecraft.

Make sure you have at least one block of space around the bottom of the structure you build to make it spawn. It cannot spawn in a tight space. Once the pumpkin is placed, your structure will transform into an iron golem. This player spawned golem will protect the player character against hostile mobs, it does not attack the player under any circumstances. However, it does not attack Creepers and may attack the player’s tamed wolves. They also tend to wander off and get lost so keep them in an enclosed area or you can also place a lead on them. 

Iron golems will become hostile towards the player character if they attack the villagers in its village or by hitting it. The golem has a different number of hearts at each difficulty in Minecraft. 

  • Easy: 4.75 - 11.75 Hearts

  • Medium: 7.5 - 21.5 Hearts

  • Hard: 11.25 - 32.25 Hearts

If you slay a golem, it will drop the following:

  • 3–5 Iron Ingots

  • 0–2 poppies


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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.

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