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The Deep End in Minecraft

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Defeat an Elder Guardian

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Posted on 23 September 17 at 14:55, Edited on 23 September 17 at 14:56
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Elder guardians are found in ocean monuments. They look like normal guardians, but lighter in color and slightly larger. There are 3 in every ocean monument; one in the top of the pyramid and one in each of the side wings. They aren't terribly difficult to kill. They are just annoying to get to. When you get near them, they slow down your ability to mine, making it impossible to mine through the pyramid while underwater since you will drown before breaking the block. I would build a short tower in the form of a + symbol on top of the center pyramid, then dig straight down the middle of the + so that you are exposed to the air and don't have to worry about drowning.

I started a seed to get the Map Room achievement and quickly found an ocean monument just north west of the spawn. The seed is 193751466 (v. 1.2.0.). I also found some diamonds and a ton of iron in the cave right next to the spawn, so you can easily prepare yourself for the battle.
Dixxxxxon Thank you for that seed! That worked perfectly. For those wondering, the coordinates of the ocean monument are -233, 53, -214. It's just a few minute swim from the starting location.
Posted by Dixxxxxon on 26 Jan 18 at 06:29
Project Torture Won't unlock for me in this version of Minecraft, in any version including the Xbox Insider Beta version. I'm so damn sick of Xbox and its buggy achievements on the ONE to the point that I'm feeling like switching to Playstation lol... Great guide by the way. If xbox didn't suck shit I know it'd work. (I've done it on two other versions of Minecraft)
Posted by Project Torture on 09 Mar 18 at 15:32
Ah Fun Ghoul I took a bucket of milk with me on my run. I used the plus sign method which worked pretty well. But I would recommend the milk still to save time.
Posted by Ah Fun Ghoul on 03 May 18 at 00:30
VisceralGnat84 Bring a cow in you boat next time...
A pair of stacks of sand can be laid on top of the pyramid from the boat then dig a hole down below the first layer of prismarine and fill it with sand before you jump in. Expand and build walls to get dry space then prepare to open a hole to poke the elder guardian in the top room.
Posted by VisceralGnat84 on 04 Aug 18 at 20:11
Homunculus Fury How does milk help?
Posted by Homunculus Fury on 17 Jan at 16:21
Idenic Milk gets rid of the mining fatigue. If you don't have any, go away from the monument and wait 5 minutes for it to stop. Them immediately swim back and mine through your tower into the monument. The guardian shouldn't hit you with mining fatigue while you do this.
Posted by Idenic on 19 Jan at 03:37
Homunculus Fury Oh I never knew that thanks for the info Guardian didn't hit me with the fatigue until after i broke the 1st block.
Posted by Homunculus Fury on 19 Jan at 18:17