When playing Minecraft, one of the most time-consuming tasks (besides building) is getting materials.
A lot of materials are available in the overworld while some would be trickier to find.
Certain blocks are only available in specific places such as The Nether and some biomes.
If you ask a Minecraft player, the most tedious block to get is probably the common blocks.
Automatic And AFK Farms In Minecraft
Common blocks such as cobblestone, sugarcane, food items, and mob drops are easy to find.
Do you need cobblestone?
Just start mining and you will find it in no time.
How about food? You can make a small farm, get some animal mobs, and tend to them.
Not to mention that some of these blocks don’t need specialized tools and can be harvested through bare hands.
But what if you need stacks of cobblestone for one project?
What if tending your farm takes a lot of time?
And what if you need a great amount of wool or mob drops for trade or for your build? What if you need XP but you don’t want to fight a lot of monsters?
What if you need a lot of food because you’re going on a great adventure with your Minecraft pets?
This is where automatic or AFK Farms are the most useful.
Here are the best automatic farms that you need in your Minecraft survival world.
10. Wool Farm (By OMGcraft)
For years, players of the game don’t really have any reason to make an automatic wool farm.
This changes when the 1.14 update was introduced in the game.
You can now trade 16-22 white wool an emerald, which is the rarest block in the game.
OMGcraft created a Redstone Contraption that automatically shears one sheep.
This machine works automatically, all you have to do is to collect the wool when you need it.
9. AFK Bamboo Farm (By DiamondsRaider)
Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in Minecraft.
This plant usually grows in jungle biomes but can be on grass, dirt, gravel, mycelium, red sand, and coarse dirt blocks.
It can be used as a source of fuel and crafting material. DiamondsRaider made a bamboo farm Redstone contraption which gives stacks of bamboo automatically.
8. Cobblestone Generator (By Mumbo Jumbo)
Cobblestone is one of the most commonly mined and used blocks in the game.
It is cheap yet durable and easily accessible without any specialized tool.
A cobblestone generator is very helpful on Superflat worlds or when the spawn point is on an island.
A Redstone contraption by Mumbo Jumbo can create a wall of cobblestone in less than ten seconds.
7. Melon and Pumpkin Farm (By Mumbo Jumbo)
Melon is another item that can be traded if you want to get rich in Minecraft.
An emerald usually costs 7-12 melons while the Journeyman Farmers only requires 4.
Pumpkin can also be traded for emerald, but they are usually used for food sources, as well as creating iron and snow golem.
With the use of observers and pistons, you can create a compact farm which does or the harvesting and collection for you.
6. Sugar cane AFK Farm (By DiamondsRaider)
Sugar cane is usually crafted for sugar.
However, players usually farm sugar cane to craft paper, which is then traded for emeralds or crafted for books.
Like bamboo, sugar canes break when you hit the bottom blocks.
DiamondsRaider created a simple sugar cane farm that utilizes this characteristic to automate the harvesting and collecting of sugar cane.
5. Automatic Slimeball Farm (By Xenoshot)
The slimeball is a very useful crafting material in Minecraft.
It is used for creating sticky pistons, which is then used for creating Redstone contraptions.
The tricky part of obtaining slime is that unlike common mobs, they only spawn in some places. Xenoshot utilized this knowledge by using it to build an automatic slimeball farm.
4. Automatic Wood Farm (By Mumbo Jumbo)
Another creation from Mumbo Jumbo, this automatic wood farm can give seven almost seven stacks of wood in just two minutes. You don’t have to plant saplings and get the wood manually.
However, this design could get a little bit noisy so it is preferred if you build this contraption somewhere a little far away from your main base.
It uses TNT to break the wood, but you can omit this part if you want.
3. AFK Fishing Farm (By PuffingFish HQ)
For some Minecraft players out there, fishing is one of the most relaxing parts of the game.
But because it requires time and patience, most players avoid it altogether.
Fortunately, there is an automatic AFK solution built by PuffingFish HQ. The design is compact and takes a very little space, but it needs constant right-clicking to work.
You can use third-party software that does the automatic clicking and assign an applicable key using the in-game settings of Minecraft.
2. Animal Farm (By Mumbo Jumbo)
Building an animal farm is a great way to get the mob drops without hacking and slashing them yourself.
These builds are used to automatically “kill” and collect the drops of the mobs.
The only thing the player needs to do is to breed the animals and collect the loot. Mumbo Jumbo designed an automatic animal farm that also cooks the meat instantly.
Cooked meat is one of the best food sources in the game, so building an automatic farm is very convenient.
1. Food Farms Villagers (By Avomance)
Food farms are one of the most convenient automatic farms in the game.
Crops can be traded, eaten, and used for crafting recipes. Vegetables can also be used to feed animal mobs.
But let’s be honest, farming in Minecraft is a tedious task. Thankfully, you can automate this process.
Avomance made an automatic vegetable farm in which a villager is used to plant seeds.
Using observers, water will be dispensed when the crop is ready. This makes collecting crops easier and more efficient.
You just have to open your storage and get the food item that you need.
If you’re wondering how to transport a villager to your base, using a boat is one of the best means.