Mob trap at Cliffside has been retrofit into a decent xp farm. Follow the instructions on the sign and bring a few (3-5) stone swords to get you started until they start dropping tools to hit em with
A few tips about this farm since it uses dark room spawning:
- Works better the less players online
- Barely works at all if another player has a bunch of spiders/blazes built up at one of the other farms.
- Do not wait longer than the recommended 3-5 minutes.. they dont accumulate past 80mobs and the rate starts slowing down around 60. Waiting 3-5 minutes is a good balance of volume without reducing the rate they spawn at (plus they start despawning if you wait too long).
Endermen farm is open for business. Head to The End and take the left minecart track from the little shack where you spawn at. I set up an enchanting table so feel free to bring your items to be enchanted.
There's a button on the wall which toggles loot mode and XP mode. Loot mode kills them with the fall and you can get tons of ender pearls. XP mode lets you kill them yourself to receive the glorious XP.
All you need to do is run around and whack the endermen with your hand. Don't bother using weapons or tools. I'd recommend wearing at least simple armor as they can sometimes glitch out for a second and get a hit on you. This brings me to my second recommendation, bring lots of food! You use up your hunger VERY quick so you need a large amount of food for this. Zombie flesh works well. Since they hit you every once in awhile they CAN kill you. If you keep your hunger up (thus health regeneration) you should be fine.
My first run resulted in these levels:
5 minutes: 31 XP
7 minutes: 40 XP
11 minutes: 50 XP
I paused a few times so I'm sure if you really get in a groove you could probably hit 50 XP in 8 or 9 minutes or so.
Edit: Wow, I just thought to see how long it takes to fill up. Took a whole 25 seconds to go from 0 endermen alive at all to have 80-some endermen gathered at the bottom.
- Zombies, Skeletons, Creepers
- XP Farm and Auto Kill option
- 1 hit kill w stone swords (supplies on site)
Note, that since this is a dark room spawn trap it will only work well if you are the only player in the "real" world. Other players can be online but have to be in Nether or the End otherwise the flow of monsters drops sharply.
Also, like the enderman farm, mobs have a cap (80) so dont let them build up, kill kill kill.
This is an ideal trap for arrows, gunpowder and rare mob drops.
You can bring food if you want, but the zombies drop rotten flesh and this is about as good a use as you'll get for it. Nether access at same station as Cliffside/Lava Tower/Snow Fort, look for the Monster Tower rail. Update: Due to KR and his amazing dirt bridge building ways he was able to lure up a mooshroom and now Monster Tower has an infinite food source available. Thanks KR!
Last edited by Randal Graves: 04-14-2012 at 01:40 PM.