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In Minecraft, there are many biomes in Minecraft. Some are easier and harder to live in depending on the availability of food, wood, and other resources. Some biomes may have variants that can be easier or harder to live in.

The Overworld[]

The player spawns in the overworld where resources such as wood, food, and stone are plentiful. However, certain biomes lack the first 2 making them easier and harder to survive in.

Best biomes to play[]


The forest is the most common type of biome with several similar biomes such as the birch forest, the dark forest, and the taiga. The forest contains loads of wood and food and is a very common place for the player to spawn in. In the taiga, villages also generate here. Taiga villages contain iron armor as well as food. The only downside to this biome is that in dense forests, hostile mobs can generate here.


Another common biome is the plains. The plains contains sparse trees and several flowers. Generally a good place for building because of the flat land and sparse trees. The trees are just enough for the player to easily spot one from anywhere within the plains biome and it is frequently bordered by a forest. Caves also frequently generate here allowing for the player to collect resources such as coal ore, iron ore, copper ore, and even rarer minerals. Villages and animals can also generate here giving a plentiful supply of food. Trading with villagers can also be quickly achieved via the hay bales that generate in the village.


The jungle is a dense forest biome that has loads of vines and wood. Jungle pyramids also generate here giving bamboo and possibly iron ingots and even diamonds. The jungle also contains melons, a food source. The main downside is the lack of room for any building as the foliage is too dense for any large buildings.

Mushroom fields[]

Though not great for spawning in the biome, if resources like wood can be brought using saplings, the mushroom fields can be one of the best biomes to live in. First of all, the mooshrooms allow for infinite food when you use a bowl on a mooshroom. This gives you mushroom stew, a reliable food source. Next, hostile mobs don't spawn meaning that it is also one of the safest biomes to live in.

Best biomes for specific resources[]


Though not ideal for living in, the badlands contain an extra spawning rule for gold making it around 3 times more common. Mineshafts are also exposed, making them and their loot easier to find. Coal, iron ingots, golden apples, and even diamonds can be found in the mineshafts.

Swamps and Rivers[]

Using gravel and clay disks in swamps and rivers, the player can find lapis lazuli and diamonds.Template:Needs info

Worst biomes to play[]

Several biomes lack food and animals making them one of the worst biomes to play in.


Deserts are devoid of any food or wood with the exception of villages and desert pyramids. Only rabbits spawn outside of villages. During the night, most zombies are spawned in as husks which can inflict the Hunger (effect) when you get attacked by them.