What is villager trading?
Villager trading is very important on Minecraft. It allows players to trade items with villagers.
How to trade
First, find a villager.
In Minecraft Java Edition, right-click your mouse.
In Minecraft Bedrock edition, press trade or press the villager for a few seconds.
Next, fulfill the goods that trade with you.
After that, type the right square box to confirm trading and put the goods or emeralds back to yourself.
At last, press X to finish your trading, the villager will get a 10 seconds regeneration 1 effect, which give them 4 health points.
It also gives 3-6 experiences points to the player, 8-11 when the villager wants to breed.
Types of villager
Villager with straw head
Farmer, who trades food likes wheat and bread.
Fishy hat and apron
Fishermen, who sells for example fishing rods.
Brown hat with a white apron
Shepherd ,that sell different wool
Feather on hat and quiver
Fletcher, who sells ropes and rope-made products.
Eyeglasses with a book as hat
Librarian, that buy and sell books, compasses.
With a golden monocle
Cartographer, which sell special woodland mansion and ocean tournament maps.
Purple apron with a purple creeper cloak
Cleric, which buy and sell monster drops, gold, diamonds.
Welding mask with a black apron
Armorer, which sell helmet, coal
Pirate eyepatch with a black apron
Weapon smith, one kind of blacksmith, which sells weapons.
Tool smith, one kind of blacksmith, which sells tools.
Red headband with a white apron
Butcher, which sells meat and buy raw meat.
Brown apron with a brown gloves
Leatherworker, which sell leather item and saddle.
Black gloves with a black apron
Stone mason, which only can trade on bedrock edition 1.10, which sell stone and brick related items. In PC, there is stone mason villagers but you can not trade with them.
Nitwit, an unemployed villager.
It has only a normal and a brown suit over them.
Both nitwit and unemployed villagers will shake their head when you try to trade with them. (Only in Java edition)
They will become employed after claiming a job station.
Wandering villagers can spawn in everywhere and always spawn with two llamas, they also spawn in village meeting points. Wandering villager will attempt to spawn after 2 in-game days, they have nearly the same AI as the villagers, you can trade with them with 1-5 emeralds, but you can not sell things to them. They will hide themselves by using potions at night to prevent monsters from attacking him.
They will despawn after a few days.
You can get 2 ropes after killing the wandering villager, killing a wandering villager will not affect your popularity level. (It is quite tempting to kill him because ropes are quite rare 🙂 )
Minecraft Java Edition 1.14 Villagers.
Tiers of villager will accord to career level to determine what the villager can sell and buy, it is called “experience” in villager trading which can be increased when players trade with them.
- Level 1: Novice
- Level 2: Apprentice
- Level 3: Journeyman
- Level 4: Expert
- Level 5: Master
Some villagers can only reach lvl 2-4 at most.
“Up & Down” Prices
There isn’t a “fixed price” for each trade in villager trading! Trading costs vary from these event:
Events that will increase trading costs: (More expensive)
- Trading the same offer over and over again
- Hitting a villager
Events that will decrease trading costs: (Getting a discount)
- Curing a zombie villager
- Getting the “Hero of the Village” effect
By YouTuber wattles, an image of the trading interface
Sometimes villager will hold an item when the player holds an emerald towards them, it means the villager wants to trade with you.
It also happens if you hold an item that available to exchange in the villager’s trade slot.
Villager usually “works” at their work stations. You can identify their jobs by their work station , as shown below,
- Fisherman: barrel
- Shepherd: loom
- Fletcher: fletching table
- Cleric: brewing stand
- Butcher: smoker
- Leatherworker: cauldron
- Weaponsmith: grindstone
- Armorer: blast furnace
- Toolsmith: smithing table
- Librarian: lectern
- Cartographer: cartography table
- Stone Mason: stonecutter
- Farmer: compost
Baby villager can not change their job (they will not trade and work too), adult villager can change their job by picking up new job stations. Villager has chances to change their job stations if they are in novice trade level (level 1). They will not change the job if they have a level 2 or more trade levels.
They refresh their trading supplies by working in the job stations, which happens about 2 times every day per villager.
Trading with a villager on the same trade for 3-16 times will make the trade became inactive. A red X will also appear. It will be renewed after the villager work in the job station again.
Some of the items that they trade with you are rare, such as chain armor (it is kind of useless), woodland mansion or ocean monument map, they can not be obtained using any other methods in survival mode, so we need to trade with them in order to get these kind of rare items.
How to master villager trades (Tips!)
You can get more emeralds and unlock their trade easily by following the tips below:
- Don’t concentrate on trading only on one product as the villager will increase their prices.
- Trade compass to cartographer (compasses are cheap to make) and trade wheat/carrots/beetroots to farmers. Trade unwanted animal meats to butcher. Trade sticks with fletchers. These kind of items are easy to get. This can help you to get emeralds easily.
- Don’t do anything that affects your reputation like attacking and killing villagers, this may result in higher prices.
- If you get the “Hero of the Village” effect by defeating raids, you will get a discount when trading with villagers. Make the most out of this effect! The effect will disappear after a few days. 90 minutes precisely.
- Destroy the work stations and rebuild another one to change the villager job when you think that villager job is unfavourable to you. (This technique can only be used on villager that wasn’t traded with). It will not affect your popularity.
- Get the villager to breed, so you can trade with more villagers! Build more beds and give villager your food (bread, potato, beetroot, carrot) to make your villager breed!
7. Avoid trading an item with a villager to their last slot, it will increase the price of that item. Wait until it works at their job station so they can research their trades.
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