Minecraft survival tips for a mushroom island

Mushroom Islands or Mushroom Fields are a unique biome in Minecraft where gigantic mushrooms grow. They are quite rare in the game and are usually found as isolated islands in the middle of the ocean, far from the player’s spawn, although there are exceptions to these rules.

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The Mushroom Field biome also spawns the famous red cows with mushrooms on their backs called mooshrooms. Another brown variant of them is even rarer to find in the wild. Mooshrooms are an interesting mob with a bit of utility, and the biome itself is full of cool features, which is why players should give the survival game a try. Here are some tips for thriving in this strange biome by Minecraft.


6 Fishing for rare items

Fishing will be one of the main activities players will need to engage in, in order to thrive on any island in general. Islands have limited resources due to limited land mass, which is why every little item and piece of loot is important. Fishing allows players to access food, a few useful junk items like glass bottles, bones, sticks, and string, as well as fishing for enchanted books.

Bones and Ropes, in particular, will be important to players, as Mushroom Field biomes do not naturally generate mobs, even at night. This means that getting a good fishing rod early, either by crafting one with limited resources or by finding one in a nearby ocean ruined treasure chest, is key to survival.

5 Food sources on mushroom fields

Luckily, food won’t be an issue for players stuck on a mushroom island. Mooshrooms are the only mob that spawns here, and they’re almost better than regular cows. Mooshrooms can be bred normally like regular cows using wheat, and they can also be milked using a wooden bowl to produce one of the best foods in Minecraft: Mushroom Stew.

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Additionally, Mooshrooms will drop a regular raw steak when killed, as well as leather, so players can get tons of food early on, as well as save leather for their enchantment table. Besides Mooshrooms, players can also harvest all of the giant mushrooms and small mushrooms planted on the island to make mushroom stew themselves using a red mushroom, a brown mushroom, and a wooden bowl.

4 Farming for crops remains unchanged

There are no limits to farming in the Mushroom Fields, despite the odd-looking soil. The mycelium can be weeded in farmland like normal soil, so growing wheat, potatoes, carrots and the like shouldn’t be too difficult. The problem is actually getting wheat seed in the first place.

Mushrooms are also obviously easy to grow on the mycelium. In fact, thanks to this unique soil, the mushrooms won’t need to be grown in low light conditions to propagate and thrive. Players can have a full-fledged mushroom farm set up much earlier than a wheat farm.

3 Get wood on a mushroom island

Wood will be the main problem players will have. Although sticks can be fished, players will first need a fishing rod to begin fishing. Some sources of emergency wood include nearby shipwrecks in the water that are within swimming distance and not too deep and caves that could lead to abandoned mineshafts, a fairly common structure that spawns underground.

Extremely lucky players might even come across an Azalea on a Mushroom Island, which can be harvested for food and replanted. This also marks the location of a lush cave biome directly below the location of the tree, should the player follow its roots.

Once the player has earned basic tools and survived for a few days, they can be visited by the wandering trader. He will usually sell saplings for 5 Emeralds, and it is possible for players to get their hands on Emeralds if they have opened Shipwreck Loot Chests or Buried Treasure Chests. Be sure to save early emeralds for saplings.

2 Rules for spawning hostile monsters

Mushroom fields do not spawn hostile mobs, even at night and even underground in all caves that are part of the mushroom field’s biome, so usually located below. However, there are two exceptions to this rule.

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If there is a mob spawner, such as a dungeon spawner or a cave spider spawner, it is still possible for mobs to spawn even in mushroom fields. Additionally, following the introduction of underground cave biomes, even if a cave biome such as a lush cave or drip cave, or a deep dark biome is located directly below a mushroom field biome, they replace that biome and can spawn mobs, since they are their own underground biome.

1 Enter the Nether for Trade and Items

Since villages do not spawn in Mushroom Fields, players are stuck trading with the Wandering Trader or Nether Piglins. Setting up a Nether portal early can actually be incredibly helpful since the Nether has plenty of resources these days thanks to its various biomes. A Crimson Forest biome or a Twisted Forest biome is perfect for players, as it grants them access to tons of wood, ender pearls through the endermen, and more food in the form of hoglins.

Piglins are fantastic for bartering. In exchange for gold bars, they can provide the player with a reliable source of string, obsidian, silver nuggets, leather, and ender pearls. Be sure to visit them regularly.

Minecraft is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS and many other devices.

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