Woodland Mansions are naturally generated structures added to Minecraft as part of the 1.11 Exploration Update. They are very rare and found only in the Dark Forest Biome. In a woodland mansion you will find special rewards, including diamond blocks and diamond armor.
Because of their rarity, it’s unlikely you will just randomly stumble upon a Woodland Mansion while exploring. Luckily for you, there are maps you can get to help you track them down. This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about finding a Woodland Mansion in Minecraft.
Finding a Woodland Mansion
Step One: Obtain a Woodland Explorer Map
Woodland Explorer Maps are sold by cartographer villagers as a tier 4 trade. You will have to unlock tier 4 by trading with the villager repeatedly until the map is available in the trading menu.
Colorful particles will surround the villager each time a tier is unlocked and the map will cost you a compass and about 15 to 30 emeralds.
Step Two: Follow The Map
Hold the map in your hand and look at the ground to enlarge it on your screen. Every map has a white dot (your location), a house (the woodland mansion), and a rough sketch of the world. Note that the map is not really to scale, and while in this photo I look close to the mansion, it was actually about 3000 blocks away!
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Use the map to determine which general direction to go, for example in the above photo I need to go south-east from my current location until I find the mansion. Use the debug screen (F3 on PC) to find which direction you are facing.
Step Three: Explore and Enjoy
Explore your prize and collect all your rewards! There are many chests inside containing dungeon-type loot, including diamond armour. There are also hidden rooms, which can even contain diamond blocks too. Note there are special mobs inside called Illagers which can drop emeralds and Totems of Undying when killed. The totem of undying can revive you upon death (when held in one of your hands) and is a special item only dropped by Evoker Illagers.
Tip: If you are having trouble finding a mansion, consider using a seed to help.
Woodland Mansion FAQs
How far away are Woodland Mansions?
They can be very, very far away from your current location due to how rare they are. In fact, they can be over 10,000 blocks away!
Can Illagers like Evokers and Vindicators respawn?
No, they do not respawn. They are spawned one-time when the mansion is created, and they do not come back after they are killed.