Mojang is hard at work preparing Minecraft for the Nether Update, which adds a staggeringly long list of new features to the epic game, including a bunch of new mobs. Besides hoglins and piglins, another new mob being added is the strider. These weird looking creatures are an interesting addition to the Nether for a number of reasons. What are they, and how do you find them? Read on to find out.
What are striders in the Nether Update?
Striders live in lava full-time, are able to walk through lava, and are even rideable. That’s right, there’s now a mob in Minecraft that you can slap a saddle on and ride around. If you’re able to find striders, you can potentially have a new steed to carry you safely through the fiery hazards of the Nether.
Here’s how you can find striders:
How do I find striders in the Nether Update?
If you’d like to entice a strider to come closer to you, try tempting it with some warped fungi. While lava is a strider’s favorite resting spot, warped fungi is its favorite food to snack on. Marching across an expanse of molten slag may be a tall order for a lot of us, so luring a strider to the shore is a lot easier to do. You can find warped fungi in warped forests.
A new way to get around
Mojang is definitely having a lot of fun with the Nether Update, adding new mobs, biomes and blocks left and right. The strider is one of the latest to join the lineup, and it’s unlike any other. While hoglins provide a reliable source of food, and piglins introduce a gold-based economy, striders make it easier (ideally) to traverse the Nether in safety and comfort. If you can get to them, that is.
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