- Different lists of trades were available.
- The trading interface was very different.
- Villagers unlocked new trade tiers when they make a trade they have never made before, rather than based on experience.
- Not all careers had 5 tiers.
- Tiers were not displayed in the trading GUI nor on their textures.
- Villagers resupplied trades randomly when other trades were made, and they did not have workstations.
- Careers were fixed and were assigned when a villager spawned.
- Not every career had a unique texture.[Java Edition only]
- Trade prices were determined when the trade was unlocked, and did not change.
- Villagers did not display items available for trade in their hands.
- Villagers lost their trades when becoming a Zombie Villager.
- Wandering Traders, Masons[Java Edition only] and Unemployed Villagers were not yet added.
Pressing use on an adult villager would open a GUI allowing a player to trade with the villager. Villagers would make offers based on their profession and career, and would only make trades based on what offers they were making. Different offers could be viewed by pressing the left and right buttons next to the currently displayed offer. All offers involved emerald as a currency, and some item pertinent to the villager's career.
Careers were assigned to each villager as they spawned, with multiple careers being part of the same profession, and sharing textures. For example, brown-robed villagers could be fletchers or fishermen and blacksmiths could be armorers or weaponsmiths. These careers were viewable in the trading GUI, but the villager's level was not. Every villager spawned at tier 1 of their given career, which ranged from 2–4 initial unlocked trades (i.e. all shepherds spawned with only two options, buying wool and selling shears). Each tier consisted of a defined set of trade offers, and the tiers were the same for any given career (see the chart below). They could unlock new tiers when an existing offer was traded. Note that the trading GUI had to be closed before a villager would unlock a new tier. When they did, they would receive Regeneration I and become surrounded with purple and green particles for a few seconds. Each career had a fixed sequence of tiers, and would only unlock a finite number of offers.
Villagers would deactivate an offer if the offer had been used some number of times. The chance of an offer's deactivation was random, but an offer had to be used at least 2 times before it was eligible for deactivation. After an offer had been used 12 times, it was guaranteed to be deactivated. Trading a different offer would sometimes activate an offer again. When an offer was disabled, a red X would appear in the trading interface, and it had the same particle effect as an offer being created.
An offer was guaranteed to reactivate available deactivated options (and unlock a tier, if some had not yet been unlocked) the first time it was traded. On subsequent trades, it would only have a 20% chance of doing so, per trade. For example, if a farmer villager had a trade of 8 pumpkins for 1 emerald, and the player traded a stack of 64 pumpkins, this would count as 8 attempts with each attempt having a 20% chance to reactivate the villager's trades, and come to about 83.2% chance of reactivation (1 - 1/0.88).
Villagers would distinguish between data values, so different colors of wool could not replace white wool, charcoal could not be traded in place of coal, and damaged tools could not be traded in place of fully repaired tools[Bedrock Edition only]. NBT data, however, was ignored, so the content of a written book did not matter.
In Java Edition, all trades rewarded the player with 3–6 experience, or 8–11 experience if the villager was in a state where it is willing to breed. This was also true in Bedrock editions, except that certain trades didn't reward any experience: the first-tier trades of a Farmer, the rotten flesh trade of a Cleric, the porkchop trade of a Butcher, or the string trade of a Fletcher.
The full list of careers and tiers is below:
Farmer (Brown Robe)
- Farmer (straw hat[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Wheat||18 - 22||1||Bread||1||2 - 4|
|Potato||15 - 19||1|
|Carrot||15 - 19||1|
|2||Pumpkin||8 - 13||1||Pumpkin Pie||1||2 - 3|
|3||Melon||7 - 12||1||Apple||1||5 - 7|
|4||Cookie||1||6 - 10|
- Fisherman (fisher hat and fishy apron[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||String||15 - 20||1||Cooked Fish||6 Fish
|Coal||16 - 24||1|
|7 - 8||1|
- Shepherd (brown hat with white apron[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||White Wool||16 - 22||1||Shears||3 - 4||1|
|2||1 - 2||1|
- Fletcher (feather on hat and quiver[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||String||15 - 20||1||Arrow||1||8 - 12|
|2||Bow||2 - 3||1|
|6 - 10|
Librarian (white robe)
- Librarian (eyeglasses with book as hat[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Paper||24 - 36||1||Enchanted Book[note 3]||1 Book
5 - 64 Emerald
|2||Book||8 - 10||1||Compass||10 - 12||1|
|Bookshelf||3 - 4||1|
|3||Written Book[note 4]||2||1||Clock||10 - 12||1|
|Glass||1||3 - 5|
|4||Enchanted Book[note 3][note 5]||1 Book
5 - 64 Emerald
|5||Enchanted Book[note 3][note 5]||1 Book
5 - 64 Emerald
|6||Name Tag||20 - 22||1|
- Cartographer (golden monocle[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Paper||24 - 36||1|
|3||Empty Map||7 - 11||1|
|4||Ocean Explorer Map[note 6]||1 Compass
12 - 20 Emerald
|Woodland Explorer Map[note 6]||1 Compass
16 - 28 Emerald
Priest (purple robe)
- Cleric (purple apron with purple creeper cloak[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Rotten Flesh||36 - 40||1|
|Gold Ingot||8 - 10||1|
|2||Redstone Dust||1||1 - 4|
|Lapis Lazuli||1||1 - 2|
|3||Ender Pearl||4 - 7||1|
|Glowstone||1||1 - 3|
|4||Bottle o' Enchanting||3 - 11||1|
Smith (black robe)
- Armorer (welding mask with black apron[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Coal||16 - 24||1||Iron Helmet||4 - 6||1|
|2||Iron Ingot||7 - 9||1||Iron Chestplate||10 - 14||1|
|3||Diamond||3 - 4||1||Enchanted[note 1] Diamond Chestplate||16 - 19||1|
|4||Chainmail Boots||5 - 7||1|
|Chainmail Leggings||9 - 11||1|
|Chainmail Helmet||5 - 7||1|
|Chainmail Chestplate||11 - 15||1|
- Weaponsmith (pirate eyepatch with black apron[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Coal||16 - 24||1||Iron Axe||6 - 8||1|
|2||Iron Ingot||7 - 9||1||Enchanted[note 1] Iron Sword||9 - 10||1|
|3||Diamond||3 - 4||1||Enchanted[note 1] Diamond Sword||12 - 15||1|
|Enchanted[note 1] Diamond Axe||9 - 12||1|
|1||Coal||16 - 24||1||Enchanted[note 1] Iron Shovel||5 - 7||1|
|2||Iron Ingot||7 - 9||1||Enchanted[note 1] Iron Pickaxe||9 - 11||1|
|3||Diamond||3 - 4||1||Enchanted[note 1] Diamond Pickaxe||12 - 15||1|
Butcher (white apron)
- Butcher (red headband with white apron[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Raw Porkchop||14 - 18||1|
|Raw Chicken||14 - 18||1|
|2||Coal||16 - 24||1||Cooked Porkchop||1||5 - 7|
|Cooked Chicken||1||6 - 8|
- Leatherworker (brown apron with brown gloves[Bedrock Edition only])
|1||Leather||9 - 12||1||Leather Pants||2 - 4||1|
|2||Enchanted[note 1] Leather Tunic||7 - 12||1|
|3||Saddle||8 - 10||1|
Nitwit (green robe)
Nitwits were generic green-robed or green coated[Bedrock Edition only]. They offered no trades.
Stone Mason (black gloves with black apron)
Note: This stone mason trade table below only used in Bedrock Edition from villager which are not converted to villager_v2 (from template world)
|1||Clay||10 - 13||1||Brick||1 - 2||16|
|2||Stone||20 - 26||1||Chiseled Stone Bricks||1 - 2||4|
|16 - 21||1||Polished Granite
|1 - 2||4|
|4||Nether Quartz||20 - 26||1|
|5||Quartz Pillar||1 - 2||1|
- When creating an enchantment offer, the game used a random enchantment level from 5 – 19. The enchantments were never treasure enchantments.
- A given villager charged the same number of emeralds for each color.
- Book would only have one enchantment. The enchantment was chosen randomly, with an equal chance of any enchantment type occurring and an equal chance to get any level of it, so higher-leveled enchantments were as likely to get as low-leveled enchantments. The price in emeralds depended on enchantment level and "treasure" status. The possible values were 5 – 19 emeralds for Lvl I, 8 – 32 for Lvl II, 11 – 45 for Lvl III, 14 – 58 for Lvl IV, and 17 – 71 for Lvl V. For "treasure" enchantments the price was doubled. Note that the cost was capped at 64, meaning that for example Lvl V books truly ranged from 17 - 64 emeralds, with costs at the upper end of the range being more common.
- Written Book never offered in bedrock, even though it exist since better together
- Librarians offered the enchanted book trade three different times.
- In Bedrock Edition, players can still unlock the trades when in the Nether, the End or Flat world, but the map will show no destination structure, oddly unlocking this trade in Old world will cause game to stop ticking