What are the different biomes

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Biomes are specific regions in Minecraft, each with their own geographic features, climate, resources, wild life, and much more. Each biome is a different environment that presents different challenges to survival and opportunities to thrive. Depending on the biome you are in, your strategy may change. For example, when you find yourself in a dry biome like the desert, your immediate challenge is to find a constant supply of water. However, if you spawn in a snowy biome, the first thing to focus on is finding / building shelter to keep your character alive!

There are six types of biomes available in Minecraft:

  • Snowy biomes
  • Cold biomes
  • Medium (lush) biomes
  • Warm (dry) biomes
  • Neutral biomes
  • Unused biomes (we won't cover these biomes in our guide as they are not created in standard worlds)

Our list of Minecraft biomes breaks down each of the various individual environments you can find or spawn into. There is no such thing as a "best biome," but there are certain advantages and disadvantages that come with each setting. The great thing about Minecraft is that so many different atmospheres keep the game fresh and exciting!

Snowy biomes

Minecraft has a total of six snowy biomes. Each has snow and ice as its main features, adding an interesting dynamic to the game. This list describes the snowy biomes:

  • Frozen River: This biome is characterized by its ice flow that allows you to harvest ice.

  • Ice rinks: There are large amounts of snow-covered plains here, but only a few trees. It also has frozen rivers and lakes. And it never rains - it only snows in the ice. Sugar cane grows naturally, but little else. Because of its difficulty, many players leave this biome as quickly as possible in order to survive.

  • Ice Plains Spike: This beautiful and rare take on the Ice Plains Biome has frozen hoodoos that create a picturesque, if barren, landscape.

  • Cold Beach: In this interesting biome, ice sheets and the ocean cross each other to form a snow-covered plain, a sandy beach, and an ocean.

  • Cold Taiga: This winter wonderland features ferns, spruces, flowers, and wolves (and of course snow).

  • Cold Taiga M: The M in his name stands for m Ountains. This biome has cold taiga with mountainous terrain.

Cold Biomes

While snow isn't always the main characteristic of cold biomes in Minecraft, the terrain is reminiscent of a colder environment. Cold biomes are known for their evergreens, fewer trees, and lots of gravel, stone, and dirt. Here is a description of the cold biomes:

  • Extreme Hills: This exciting biome features only natural emerald colored ores and silverfish thanks to its extensive tunnel system, however your character is likely to die from fall damage on its numerous cliffs and ledges. This biome features oaks and spruces, snow and monster eggs.
  • Extreme Hills M. : With higher peaks touching the clouds, this take on Extreme Hills features fewer trees, more gravel, and snow.
  • Extreme Hills +: This is where the two Extreme Hills biomes are really mixed together. They have high peaks and trees with lots of stone and dirt.
  • Extreme Hills + M: Although this variant offers gravel mountains and even a small grass clearance, it is also short on trees.
  • Taiga: In this biome there are many spruce trees and ferns with wolves running amok of course.
  • Taiga M: This biome adds mountains but no snow and an abundance of sheep.
  • Mega Taiga: This unusual variant has spruce trees so big and thick that they practically become jungle trees. Podzol dirt (which is useful for growing giant mushrooms and other plants), moss stones, and wild brown mushrooms are also common.
  • Mega Spruce Taiga: This is similar to Mega Taiga, but with shorter spruce trees.
  • Stone Beach: Also called cliff biomes. This phenomenon occurs whenever mountains meet the ocean and offers a large amount of stone.
  • The end: Your world, of course, does not create this biome; Instead, you need to move forward and create that dimension. Also called the Sky Biome, it is where the Ender Dragon naturally spawns.

Medium Biomes

The Minecraft biomes described here are spot on when it comes to temperature. They are neither too hot nor too cold. As their name suggests, medium-sized biomes have more of an average climate and less extreme geology to accompany that climate. A medium-sized biome is usually very comfortable. This list describes medium sized biomes:

  • Levels: It is one of the best biomes for resources as it has villages, cave openings, lava, water springs, and lots of grass and flowers. Horses and other passive mobs also appear there regularly. However, wood is limited and practically flat. Many players love this biome with its excessive number of passive mobs.
  • Sunflower Levels: Just add sunflowers which is handy for making yellow color.
  • Forest: This biome is relatively small, so players will often collect wood and move in and out as needed. In addition to oaks and birches, forests offer tall grass, flowers such as poppies and mushrooms. Forests also offer more hills than the prairie biome. The problem is, mobs can hide around any tree, making this biome a fatality at night. Zombies especially love the forest biome.
    The best way to survive the forest biome at night is to pull out flint and steel and light a burning tree, which causes a huge forest fire. Otherwise, the mobs will spawn so quickly that it is impossible to defeat them with weapons.
  • Flower forest: With fewer trees and an incredible variety of flowers in this biome, you can collect unique flowers for dyes and bone meal used in agriculture.
  • Birch forest: This forest contains only birch trees.
  • Birch forest M: This one has bigger birches but no mountains (despite the letter M in its name).
  • Birch forest hill M: This one has larger birch trees and mountains that produce cows and are good for mining.
  • Covered forest: Also called the Black Forest (like the one from Germany), this biome features dark oaks, mushrooms (including giant mushrooms), rose bushes, and a canopy so thick and dark that mobs can spawn. during the day.
  • Covered forest M: Add sheer cliffs and ledges to the covered forest, adding to the danger and possibly the fungus.
  • Swampland: This dangerous biome is shallow with shallow pools of dark water. Water lily leaves, mushrooms, and sugar cane are common. Vines grow on trees and in marshy water. Witch huts and slimes appear there, making this place almost non-viable at night. It also features oaks and clay.
  • Swampland M: It's just a hill variation of marshland with a little lighter green grass.
  • Flow: Rivers often separate biomes and are great for fishing. Some oak trees also grow. Rivers have no currents, but mostly lead to an ocean. This biome also features sand, clay, and a water source.
  • Beach: Beaches line the ocean's biomes with blocks of sand (or the occasional gravel). Fishing is also good in this biome.
  • Jungle: This rich biome is home to large jungle trees, melon plants, jungle temples, cocoa beans, flowers, ocelots, ferns and grapevines. This landscape includes hills and small pools of water.
  • Jungle M: The hills in this biome allow the trees to grow above the cloud line and the ground to become invisible in a sea of ​​ferns. It's another rich biome with unique melon plants, cocoa pods, and jungle temples.
  • Jungle Edge: The edge of the jungle (as the name suggests) connects one jungle biome with another biome. The jungle trees are significantly shorter, but ocelots, vines and melons still appear there.
  • Jungle Edge M: This mountainous version lacks the tall trees that connect one jungle biome to another.
  • Mushroom Island: This unusual biome is isolated and filled with mushrooms and giant mushrooms. The only mob that appears there are moshrooms, which means they don't have an enemy mob - which is exceptional for exploring caves and mine shafts. The only challenge is to replace the natural mycelium with farmland, which requires digging up the mycelium, putting dirt on it, and tilling it immediately. Many players simply harvest the mushrooms instead of creating farms in this biome.
  • Mushroom Island Shore: This flat area of ​​the island connects it to the ocean and is covered in mushrooms.

Warm biomes

Warm biomes are warmer than most biomes. Warm biomes usually have more desert and less water than most biomes. Expect to keep a good retention of water in these biomes to keep you hydrated. Here is a description of the warm biomes:

  • Desert: This difficult biome is made up of sand dunes, sandstone, and deadly cacti, with the occasional sugar cane growing on its edges. No passive mobs appear here. The only advantages of this biome are its desert temples, desert village, and desert wells. The desert biome is almost impossible to survive once your game starts there.
  • Desert M: This variant has a small water oasis in which sugar cane can grow.
  • Savannah: This rainless biome features flat, tall grass with arcadia, sheep, cows and villages. Like the biome of the plains, this is the only place where horses are naturally found.
  • Savanna M: Mountains reach the highest level above the clouds that their world allows in the game (without using a reinforced world type that you can set before starting Minecraft to manipulate the size of the mountains). Lots of high arcadia, tall grass and breathtaking peaks adorn its surface.
  • Mesa: This extremely rare biome features red sand, hardened clay, red sandstone, the occasional cactus, and six colors of colored clay. There are small pools of water in all mesa biome variations.
  • Mesa (Bryce): This desert-like mesa biome variation features spit-hardened clay pillars, similar to the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, Utah (from which it gets its name). The picture shows what Mesa (Bryce) looks like.
  • Mesa plateau: This biome is characterized by its flat hills. In this case, the mounds are the mesa's red hardened clay.
  • Mesa plateau F: Mesa Plateau F has flat hills but covered layer of dirt and grass with a few short trees growing on them (almost like a savannah).
  • Mesa Plateau M: This variant offers steeper cliffs and longer flattops.
  • Mesa Plateau F M: This variant of the savannah offers extremely high meadows and flat mountains that often reach the world's height limit.
  • Hell: Commonly called the Nether, this biome is created in-game; They don't naturally spawn there. It contains rivers of lava, is surrounded by rock, and has large amounts of netherrack and nether quartz, as well as nether warts. This biome is the only home for flames, skeletons, zombie pigs, ghasts and magma cubes. Incandescent sand and soul sand can also be found here. Many sub-resources can be found in the lower fortresses.

Neutral and other biomes

Neutral biomes in Minecraft tend to connect all other biomes together. From oceans to hills, you can't miss these biomes. This list describes the neutral biomes:

  • Ocean: Large oceans, often stretching over 3,000 blocks, offer water, squid, and gravel. The sea floor includes small mountains and plains, including the rare cave entrance.

    Console versions have oceans on the edges of world maps.

  • Deep sea: A deep ocean is often twice as deep as a normal ocean and is home to marine monuments, which are shown in the image below, including the enemy guardians and senior guardians. These monuments also contain Prismarine blocks and 8 gold blocks (as a treasure prize).

  • Hill: Hills can be added to jungle, ice, taiga, desert, and forest biomes; some players find the climbing and building mine carts that are discouraging in these biomes, while other players manage to build bases between the cliffs.