A Beginner’s Guide to Spawners in Minecraft: Types, Locations, and Uses

Learn all about Spawners in Minecraft! Discover how to find them, get custom ones, use them in farms, and disable them without destroying them.

What are Spawners in Minecraft?

Spawners in Minecraft, also known as Monster Spawners or Mob Spawners, are cage-like blocks that can spawn mobs, with the type of mob being visible within it as a miniature spinning version[1]. They are primarily used for farming XP and other items dropped from specific mobs[2].

Where to Find Mob Spawners

Mob spawners are most commonly found inside dungeons, which are small rooms made up of cobblestone that contain a mob spawner and 1-2 chests[2]. Players can find these rooms located inside caves, ravines, or randomly underground in the world. Other structures where you can find mob spawners include mineshafts, woodland mansions, strongholds, nether fortresses, and bastion remnants[3].

How to Get Custom Spawners in Survival Minecraft

In survival mode, players cannot obtain mob spawners, even with the Silk Touch enchantment[2]. However, you can create custom mob spawners in creative mode using commands or tools like the Monster Spawner Generator for Minecraft Java Edition[4]. This generator allows you to create a command that you can paste into Minecraft to create a custom mob spawner with specific attributes, such as weapons, armor, enchantments, and effects.

Use Spawners in Minecraft Farms

To use spawners in Minecraft farms, you can build a mob farm around the spawner to gather items and XP efficiently from the spawned mobs[5]. There are various tutorials available on YouTube that demonstrate how to build mob farms using spawners, such as turning a mob spawner into an XP farm[6] or building a zombie and skeleton mob spawner XP farm[7].

How to Disable a Mob Spawner

To disable a mob spawner without destroying it, you can increase the light level around the block high enough to prevent it from generating mobs[8]. Placing torches on and around the spawner is a common method to disable it[9][10]. For example, you need a minimum of 7 torches placed at strategic locations within the 8×8 area surrounding the spawner to prevent any blaze from spawning[9]. Alternatively, you can disable mob spawning globally using commands or game settings[11].

Citations:
[1] https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Monster_Spawner
[2] https://www.sportskeeda.com/minecraft/how-find-mob-spawners-minecraft-pocket-edition
[3] https://www.sportskeeda.com/minecraft/what-best-ways-find-spawners-minecraft
[4] https://www.digminecraft.com/generators/mob_spawner.php
[5] https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Tutorials/Monster_spawner_traps
[6] https://youtube.com/watch?v=YASAk8QMXzY
[7] https://youtube.com/watch?v=emaOKPjDivs
[8] https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/54136/how-can-i-disable-a-mob-spawner-without-destroying-it
[9] https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/avv314/mob_spawner_wont_stop_spawning_even_with_torches/
[10] https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-disable-a-spawner-in-Minecraft
[11] https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/11/21431195/how-to-stop-monsters-from-spawning-mobs-disable-spawn

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