To find a stronghold in Minecraft, you will need an Eye of Ender, which is created by combining Ender Pearls and Blaze Powder. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to find a stronghold:
- Craft an Eye of Ender: Obtain Ender Pearls by defeating Endermen, and Blaze Powder by crafting it from Blaze Rods dropped by Blazes in the Nether. Combine them in your crafting interface to create an Eye of Ender.
- Throw the Eye of Ender: In the overworld, throw the Eye of Ender using the right-click or secondary action key. The Eye will float towards the location of the nearest stronghold.
- Follow the Eye of Ender: Keep following the direction in which the Eye of Ender is floating. It may drop to the ground, allowing you to pick it up and throw it again. Repeat this process until the Eye of Ender hovers over a specific spot.
- Dig down: At the spot where the Eye of Ender hovers, start digging down. Be cautious while digging to avoid falling into a ravine or lava. Once you see stone bricks and mossy stone bricks, you have reached the stronghold.
Inside the stronghold, you can explore various rooms and corridors to find chests, a library, and the End Portal. If you prefer using a tool to find the coordinates of strongholds based on your world seed, you can use the Stronghold Finder app on Chunk Base. This tool works for both Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.