Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Minecraft has one of the most diverse infinite worlds of any video game out there. It contains many different biomes, most of which differ from each other in terms of litter alleys, weather conditions, flora and map generation. These biomes allow for a variety of locations where bases are to be built.

The ocean is the only biome in Minecraft that builders often overlook. The truth is, though, that underwater buildings, though sometimes boring, can result in beautiful and aesthetic structures.

Top 5 Tips for Underwater House Construction in Minecraft

5) Bubble columns and elevators

Underwater bubble columns (image via Minecraft)
Underwater bubble columns (image via Minecraft)

In Minecraft, building an underwater house requires the player to be under water for long periods at a time, allowing players to drown extremely quickly if they are not equipped with certain spells or near certain blocks.

Magma cubes, when placed in water, create bubble columns that pull any device toward them. Therefore, they can be used for a rapid descent. Standing in the bubble column while holding shift will also refill the player’s air gauge. When placed in water, soul sand produces bubble columns that push the player away from them, allowing for a quick ascent.

4) Use wires

Pipes are one of the most creative inventions in Minecraft. At significant depths underwater, it becomes quite dark and difficult to see. When building or looking for a place to build, it can be quite annoying.

However, when activated, the conduits apply the ‘Conduit Power’ effect to the player, which essentially gives the player underwater night vision, restores oxygen, and makes underwater mining similar to onshore mining.

3) Source blocks and mushrooms

Mushrooms in a sea monument (image via Minecraft)
Mushrooms in a sea monument (image via Minecraft)

When building an underwater house in Minecraft, players must drain water from their structures. The rooms must be emptied of water before they can be inhabited.

In Minecraft, two types of blocks can be used to drain water. The first type refers to source or command blocks such as dirt, sand, or gravel. If you place this and pick it up again in a 1×1 area, water will be removed from that area. The second refers to fungi that absorb a large amount of water at once. Fungi are only found in sea monuments in randomly generated ‘mushroom rooms’ or as drops from the Elder Guardians.

2) Hide the base

Image via u / Dekuchi on Reddit
Image via u / Dekuchi on Reddit

Hidden bases in Minecraft are exciting to witness and even better to live in. Camouflaged underwater bases are the best idea to hide your base and give the base an aesthetic look. Ideas for a camouflaged base could be an exterior wall made of blue glass or using gravel to look like an underwater gravel tray.

1) Drop-in construction

The drop-in construction method in Minecraft is useful and saves time. It requires the player to find a deep area in the ocean and make a temporary platform above or on it using a non-gravity block as dirt.

Then the player must build the shell of their base on the platform with a gravity block as sand. Once the mold is in place, all the player has to do is break the ground platform, and the sandy shell of the base will float down and take its place on the seabed.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the author’s opinion only.


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