How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft

This article will show you how to make a saddle in Minecraft.

Notch has said that at a later date saddles may be able to be crafted using leather.  However at this point in time (Minecraft BETA 1.7) saddles can not be crafted.  The only way to get hold of one legitimatly is to find one in a dungon.  You can use a saddle at the moment only to ride a pig, and you won’t even be able to control the pig.  So that make saddles pretty trivial, right?  (Apart from the achivement you get for riding a pig off a cliff).

There is usually two chests in a dungon, and there is an 80% chance of a saddle being on each chest.  So if you find a dungon its very likely that you’ll be able to extract a saddle from it if you manage to defeat it’s ‘garduins’.

Dungons can be found while exploring caves or mining underground, however if you want to find a saddle fast there is a faster way.  Press the F3 key, and a ton of technical jargon will come up on the left side of the screen.  However all the nametags of mobs are visible.  And most importantly:  Are visible through the ground.  So during daytime walk around the surface and look for a lot of mobs packed in together.  This will indicate a dungon.

Once you have located a dungon, dig a two block wide hole down to the dungon, and stand on one block, while opening the other block up to the dungon.  Do not jump in, as you’ll probably die.  The best way to handle it is to pour a bucket of lava in via the ceiling and wait 20-30 seconds for all the mobs within to catch on fire and die.  Don’t worry about the loot being burnt, and chests cannot be burnt.

You can now use the bucket to remove the lava by scooping up the lava in the block you placed the lava in (if that makes sense).  Before any more mobs can spawn jump in (and be careful not to be burnt by the remaining lava), and place torches around the room and the spawner.  

You are now free to loot the chests, and hopefully you’ll find a saddle in one of them, among other bonus items!

(BTW:  Be sure to collect the moss stone and the actual chests themselves).

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  1. Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the info, I play minecraft and had no idea f3 revealed nametags of monsters. useful when exploring.

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