3 Best Laptops For Minecraft Dungeons (2020)

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Winner
HP Omen X 15t 2S Gaming and Entertainment Laptop (Intel i7-9750H 6-Core, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), RTX 2070, WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 3xUSB 3.1, 1xHDMI, Win 10 Home)
Best Price
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019: Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6" FHD 1080p 240Hz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED SA-7US5130SH Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6" Thin Bezel Samsung UHD AMOLED Panel, i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti,16GB RAM, M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD, Win 10, 94Wh Battery
Model
HP Omen X 15t 2S
Razer Blade 15
Gigabyte AERO 15
Test Result
Test Result 9.7/10 Excellent April 2020
Test Result 9.5/10 Very Good April 2020
Test Result 9.2/10 Very Good April 2020
Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Razer
Gigabyte
RAM
32GB DDR4 RAM
16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
CPU
9th Gen Intel i7-9750H 6-Core
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Storage Capacity
1TB PCIe SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD
Battery Time
Value for money
Weight
5.25 lbs.
4.4 lbs.
5.0 lbs.
Pros
  • Dual display technology
  • Excellent performance values
  • Good sound
  • Very quiet even under full load
  • Great processing and compact design
  • High performance and no throttling
  • Excellent price-performance-ratio
  • Relatively quiet fans
  • Good input devices and high-contrast display
  • A lot of power
  • Sharp and color-fast OLED display
  • Beautiful and simple design
  • Very good processing
  • Many connectors
Cons
  • High price
  • Hardly noticeable difference between 144 and 240 Hertz
  • Hand rest gets a little bit warm under load
  • Position of the webcam
  • Internal speakers sound flat
Winner
HP Omen X 15t 2S Gaming and Entertainment Laptop (Intel i7-9750H 6-Core, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), RTX 2070, WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 3xUSB 3.1, 1xHDMI, Win 10 Home)
Model
HP Omen X 15t 2S
Test Result
Test Result 9.7/10 Excellent April 2020
Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
RAM
32GB DDR4 RAM
CPU
9th Gen Intel i7-9750H 6-Core
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Storage Capacity
1TB PCIe SSD
Battery Time
Value for money
Weight
5.25 lbs.
Pros
  • Dual display technology
  • Excellent performance values
  • Good sound
  • Very quiet even under full load
Cons
  • High price
Best Price
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019: Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6" FHD 1080p 240Hz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3
Model
Razer Blade 15
Test Result
Test Result 9.5/10 Very Good April 2020
Manufacturer
Razer
RAM
16GB DDR4
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Storage Capacity
256GB SSD
Battery Time
Value for money
Weight
4.4 lbs.
Pros
  • Great processing and compact design
  • High performance and no throttling
  • Excellent price-performance-ratio
  • Relatively quiet fans
  • Good input devices and high-contrast display
Cons
  • Hardly noticeable difference between 144 and 240 Hertz
  • Hand rest gets a little bit warm under load
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED SA-7US5130SH Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6" Thin Bezel Samsung UHD AMOLED Panel, i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti,16GB RAM, M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD, Win 10, 94Wh Battery
Model
Gigabyte AERO 15
Test Result
Test Result 9.2/10 Very Good April 2020
Manufacturer
Gigabyte
RAM
16GB DDR4
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Storage Capacity
M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD
Battery Time
Value for money
Weight
5.0 lbs.
Pros
  • A lot of power
  • Sharp and color-fast OLED display
  • Beautiful and simple design
  • Very good processing
  • Many connectors
Cons
  • Position of the webcam
  • Internal speakers sound flat

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons Review Laptop

The release of Minecraft Dungeons is getting closer and closer. The Diablo-style block game puts the focus on action-packed dungeon crawling instead of building and creating. A new, short gameplay video has now been released on Twitter that shows the inventory handling and combat system in practice.

The release of Minecraft Dungeons is getting closer and closer. The Diablo-esque block game from Microsoft does not aim at building and creating, but rather action-packed dungeon crawling. A new, short gameplay video on Twitter now gives an insight into the character specification and how it is handled in practice.

The video shows how a warrior in Minecraft Dungeons is equipped with fox-like armor and thus more health. Next you can see how the character is equipped with a new bow and fire arrows, which are used immediately. With these little helpers and a fire axe the player then shreds his way through hordes of zombies and other enemies.

Unfortunately the video is a bit short, but nevertheless you get a good overview of what exactly will happen in Minecraft Dungeons. Furthermore it allows a good insight into the visual appearance of the game, because it shows a darker and dreamier sound than the main game. Not to be ignored are also the light and particle effects, which give Minecraft Dungeons a better atmosphere.

Microsoft is planning a closed beta test phase for Minecraft Dungeons, but it is not yet known when exactly this will take place. However, as the game is scheduled for release this spring for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, you probably won’t have to wait much longer.

If you want to play Minecraft Dungeons, you need to have a capable laptop in order to play. As Minecraft is not that ressource intensive compared to other games, you can get a good gaming laptop for a fair price. However, if you want to play other games, inlcuding the newest AAA titles still coming out in the future, you should get a future-proof gaming laptop. The First Rank in this test is a future-proof gaming laptop with enough power for the next 5 years.

Test Results: The Best Laptops for Minecraft Dungeons

Ranking First: HP Omen X 15t 2S

HP Omen X 15t 2S for Minecraft Dungeons
The HP Omen X 15t 2S Gaming Laptop – The Minecraft Dungeons Monster

Pros

  • Dual display technology
  • Excellent performance values
  • Good sound
  • Very quiet even under full load

Cons

  • High price

HP Omen X 2S 15 tested

With the Omen series, Hewlett-Packard breathed new life into its gaming division a few years ago. The current flagship is the HP Omen X 2S 15, which not only shines in our test with excellent equipment, but also with excellent performance values – but it’s also very expensive. The special feature of this gaming bolide is the second small display above the keyboard – more about this later.

HP mainly relies on a matt black aluminum look. In addition, the lid offers the typical Omen logo and a contrasting X. Merely the bottom and the display edges are made of plastic, but also make a valuable impression. There are no sharp or protruding edges here – body and lid fit well together when closed. Overall, the case barely gives reason for criticism. Merely the lid could turn out a bit stiffer.

Thanks to its unobtrusive exterior, the Omen X 2S doesn’t immediately identify itself as a gaming notebook, so you can use it as a powerful workstation laptop without any problems. Perfect for Minecraft Dungeons.

The HP Omen X 15t 2S – Video Review

HP Omen X 2S 15 delivers outstanding gaming power

HP uses an Intel i7-9750H 6-Core from the Coffee Lake generation in its Omen X 2S 15. This six-core processor has a basic clock rate of 2.3 GHz, but briefly reaches up to 4.8 GHz in turbo mode. In addition, an Nvidia RTX 2070 in Max-Q design with 8 GByte GDDR6 graphics memory provides sufficient power for gaming. Thanks to this combination, you can also play current Triple-A titles in the 4K resolution of the main display. This also offers G-Sync support.

Surprisingly, the laptop’s fans hardly turn up at all under load and always remain quiet. This is not a matter of course in gaming notebooks. HP uses the so-called “Omen Tempest cooling technology” for this. In doing so, the developers not only rely on a fan module with a three-phase motor, but also dispense with the use of a conventional heat-conducting paste in favor of a liquid metal alloy, which offers a higher thermal conductivity. In the test procedure, the notebook couldn’t be lured out of its reserve in any of our test scenarios and always remained pleasantly quiet.

Two displays – ideal for gamers and creative people

The special feature of the notebook is its dual display technology. In addition to a G-Sync-compatible main screen, a second screen has been accommodated in the case body.

HP Omen X 15t 2S for Minecraft Dungeons

According to our tests, we rate the matt 15.6 inch 4K display in the lid with the grade “very good”. The screen of our test model works with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The maximum brightness of the IPS panel is around 310 candelas per square meter. The screen is thus pleasantly bright, but unfortunately the chessboard contrast turns out rather weak at 142:1. And the color space coverage could also turn out better with 96 percent in standard RGB, but only 74 percent in Adobe RGB color space. If you want to use the notebook not only for gaming, but also as a tool for video and image editing and are dependent on color authenticity, you’ll definitely have to buy a suitable monitor.

You’ll find the smaller and glossy 5.98 inch second screen above the keyboard. In opposition to the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo, it doesn’t extend over the entire width, but has been integrated into the case body in a centered fashion. For its protection, the screen lies under a glass plate, which unfortunately causes it to reflect. It resolves in Full-HD and is multi-touch capable. This IPS panel not only offers gamers the possibility to put inventory lists or mini maps on this screen, but is also interesting for creative people, as they can place tools of their image or video editing here. Also for Minecraft Dungeons the dual-display can be helpful, and the second screen can be used as a mini-map display.

HP Omen X 2S 15: Many connection options leave nothing to be desired

The Omen X 2S 15 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of features. HP relies on 32 GByte DDR4 RAM memory and one 1 TByte SSDs, which is combined to a fast two TByte SSD via RAID 0. This allows higher transfer rates for reading and writing in certain situations, but this technology also has a disadvantage: If the SSDs fails, all stored data can be lost. Therefore, you should make regular backups of your system and your own files to protect yourself against data loss.

HP Omen X 15t 2S for Minecraft Dungeons

You will also find sufficient connection options on the notebook: These include a USB 3.1 Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port and an RJ-45 interface for a lightning-fast gigabit connection. A combined jack connector for headset and microphone completes the excellent package. Those who prefer to connect their headset to their laptop via Bluetooth can also do so thanks to Bluetooth 5.0. The device also supports the WLAN standards 802.11b/g/n/ac. You only have to do without a card reader on the Omen X 2S 15. The fast Wifi will enable low ping online multiplayer games, like Minecraft Dungeons, Call of Duty, or Battlefield.

As usual with most gaming notebooks, Windows 10 Home is used. The included Omen Command Center lets you control the keyboard’s lighting effects and the Omen logo on the lid.

We were positively surprised by the sound, which came out of the two integrated speakers very richly thanks to HP Audio Boost and DTS:X Ultra.

Precise keyboard and good touchpad

Due to the arrangement of the second display, the keypad of the Omen X 2S 15 slides completely forward to the edge of the housing. HP does without a mechanical version. But also the built-in rubber dome version was convincing in our test. The individual keys have a short stroke path, so that you can react quickly at any time during the game. They also give a pleasant feedback, even if not comparable to a mechanical keyboard. To replace the missing wrist-rest, a foam replacement is included.

In addition, a new position had to be found for the touchpad as well. Thus, it lands to the right of the keyboard and is rather designed in portrait format. Unfortunately, this makes the device unusable for left-handers without an additional mouse. Even if the mouse replacement works precisely, you won’t be able to avoid buying a separate gaming mouse for gaming. Overall, the notebook makes a good impression in the “ergonomics” category.

HP Omen X 15t 2S for Minecraft Dungeons

Anything but a permanent runner

Like so many gaming notebooks, the Omen X 2S 15 also suffers from a rather weak battery performance. The built-in 72-watt-hour battery lets you watch about 2 hours and 15 minutes of video, as long as you leave the display at medium brightness – if you choose 4K playback, a battery charge lasts a little more than two hours. But Minecraft Dungeons will not be run in 4K anyway. The same applies to working on the computer: here, too, the device only lasted for a little more than two hours in our simulated workload before it had to be plugged in again. A positive note is the rather low weight of about 5.25 lbs. for a gaming laptop.

Verdict

The 15-inch HP Omen X 2S 15 is a true performance monster and set new record in the test. Thanks to Intel i7-9750H 6-Core and Nvidia RTX 2070 in Max-Q design, it scores “very good” in the performance category. In addition, it has 32 GB RAM as well as two TByte SSD memory and numerous connection options. The notebook also offers two displays. Overall, the HP Omen X 2S offers an excellent overall package. As the performance is outsatnding also Minecraft Dungeons will not be a problem at all.

Ranking Second: Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

Pros

  • Great processing and compact design
  • High performance and no throttling
  • Excellent price-performance-ratio
  • Relatively quiet fans
  • Good input devices and high-contrast display

Cons

  • Hardly noticeable difference between 144 and 240 Hertz
  • Hand rest gets a little bit warm under load

Let’s start with the hard facts. This is not “just any” gaming laptop. The Blade 15 Advanced, also known as the professional model, settles in the upper class. This is not only noticeable when looking at the data sheet, but also in the price. At least 1,600 Dollars are charged for the laptop in the cheapest configuration, called the Razer Base model. Alternatively, you can also spend up to 3,600 Dollar for the Blade 15 in a higher configuraton. But for Minecraft Dungeons and many other games you do not need the highest specs. As a matter of fact the Razer Blade 15 in the lower spec wins our “Best price-performance-ratio” Award, because you get so much power for a fair price.

The Razer Blade 15 for Minecraft Dungeons – Video Review

Razer Blade 15: Design and finish

The Razer Blade is different from many other gaming devices right out of the box. Instead of simply being delivered in a plain cardboard box, the notebook is in a high-quality green and black box with a magnetic closure and a sticker set. A nice detail that should be standard for all laptops in this price range.

The case itself has a flat, matt black surface and is made of milled aluminium. Except for the striking neon green Razer logo, a three-headed snake, with subtle lighting, the manufacturer has opted for understatement in the design: the Blade 15 is simple, but not boring, and noble without being ostentatious. Even the Intel sticker is much smaller than usual. Overall, the design reminds us of a pre-2016 MacBook Pro, but in black.

The workmanship is first class. Nothing squeaks, creaks, or warps under pressure. Even the display can be opened easily with one finger. Only the trackpad can be pressed in deeper on the bottom right of our test device than on the rest of the surface. There is an inconspicuous rubber lip between the metal case and the display’s plastic surround to protect it when closed.

Razer Blade 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

Razer Blade 15: Display

Without a doubt, the display is one of the highlights of the Razer laptop. Our test model offers an IPS panel with 240 Hertz and Full-HD resolution. Moreover, the surface is matt and the side edges are thin. Razer’s Blade 15 isn’t the only device with a 240 hertz display, but the choice is still quite limited. The Advanced model from 2019 is also optionally available with an OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 4K.

The 240 hertz display is calibrated at the factory and covers the sRGB color space 100 percent. The colour representation of the OLED display is even more accurate. The contrasts are very good, even for an IPS panel, and in comparison to other gaming notebooks it is also brighter than average. However, the brightness is not as high as in premium laptops at these prices, for example from Lenovo and Apple.

In a direct comparison in the UFO monitor test, a difference to 120 Hertz is noticeable, but only slight. The jump from 60 to 120 or 144 hertz is much more serious than from 144 to 240 hertz. Even with the RTX 2080 Max-Q you won’t reach 240 fps in current games. The model with a 144 hertz display is therefore perfectly adequate. Unfortunately, there is no G-Sync, as Razer has probably relied on Nvidia Optimus instead in order to guarantee a longer battery life. However, since the frame rates in games usually stay far enough away from 240 fps, there is no annoying tearing after all. And in Minecraft Dungeons you definitely will not benefit from 240Hz or even 144Hz.

Razer Blade 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

Razer Blade 15: Features and performance

Razer can’t be beaten in the hardware area and uses an Intel Core i7-9750H, a current six-core processor with twelve threads. In addition there is 16 gigabytes of DDR4 memory and a fast PCIe SSD from Samsung, which achieves a high read speed of 3.22 gigabytes per second and a write speed of 1.95 gigabytes per second. Unfortunately, the capacity for this price is “only” 256 gigabytes and there is only one slot available. The graphics card available is an RTX 2070 Max-Q.

But what does the addition Max-Q mean for the graphics card? This is a design specification for graphics chips that are to be used especially in especially thin notebooks. They are certified by Nvidia if the manufacturer meets certain specifications. The core rate is slightly lower compared to the normal versions to increase efficiency and reduce heat generation. This should also enable lower fan noise at high performance. Especially after playing a lot of Minecraft Dungeons.

Razer combines the more efficient version of the currently fastest notebook graphic card with an extremely strong cooling. In contrast to some of its more powerful competitors, who have installed a normal RTX 2070, the Blade 15 does not reduce its performance under load. This is partly due to the fact that Razer probably keeps the processor’s boost clock comparatively low in order to guarantee sustained performance. In some benchmarks, the Blade 15 thus performed better than a technically very similar MSI device with a regular RTX 2070.

Razer Blade 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

Razer Blade 15: battery life, fan and multimedia

The battery capacity of 80 watt hours is quite large in view of the built-in hardware on the sparsely available interior. However, the 240-Hertz display and the remaining components also require a corresponding amount of power. You’ll only get the full performance anyway with a connected adapter, but the battery life is sufficient for normal work even on the road. In the battery test “Modern Office” of PCMark 10, the Blade 15 lasted just over 6 hours and 30 minutes with 50% screen brightness and the energy saving setting “More battery efficiency”. If you limit the display to 60 hertz, the runtime should turn out a bit longer. 60Hz is perfect for Minecraft Dungeons, especially if such a setting extends battery life.

There are two fans in the laptop that draw in air from underneath and thus cool a large copper plate that is located above important components like the processor and graphics card. A part of the cool air escapes over two areas of the keyboard. Some keys, including W, A, S and D, therefore don’t heat up even during gaming – a pleasant side effect. The waste heat escapes on the back. The area above the keyboard in particular heated up under load, but other areas of the aluminum case, like the wrist-rest, also became noticeably warmer.

Test conclusion: This is how high-end has to be

There are good reasons why Razer Blades have always been called the MacBook Pros of gaming laptops – they’re classy, stylish, high-performance and correspondingly expensive. But not overpriced, quite the opposite. You actually get a lot for the money you spend. This is also true of the impressive Blade 15, which offers a good balance of performance and mobility. The price-performance ratio is certainly one of the best compared with other gaming notebooks, it’s just a special device in this product category. It is very well suited for Minecraft Dungeons and many other new games, as the laptop is future-proof for at least 5 years.

Ranking Third: Gigabyte AERO 15

Pros

  • A lot of power
  • Sharp and color-fast OLED display
  • Beautiful and simple design
  • Very good processing
  • Many connectors

Cons

  • Position of the webcam
  • Internal speakers sound flat

The Aero 15 for Minecraft Dungeons?

The AERO 15 OLED is a really cool piece of equipment. Matt black, ultra slim display frames, illuminated logo: The design is not half as playful as many gaming notebooks and we really like it. If you can’t live without blinking, you’ll be happy with the bright keyboard that supports GIGABYTE FUSION RGB.

Gigabyte AERO 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

The workmanship of the aluminum body is flawless and there is no reason for criticism regarding the connections. LAN connection, Thunderbolt 3 or SD card reader? All included – and all this at a height of only 0.8 inches. An additional SSD can easily be retrofitted. In addition, only little excess software is installed ex works. We happily missed McAfee and Co. For this, the very useful, pretty and tidy Gigabyte Control Center is on board. Everything can be controlled with it. But I could do without the Azure AI running in the background.

The phenomenal UHD-AMOLED display provides for really moist eyes. Seldom have games looked so intense and colourfast. Not without reason, as all color spaces are covered 100%. The sunset on The Witcher 3 thus becomes an atmospheric highlight. Minecraft Dungeons will look amazin on such a screen. But not only gaming is a dream, video and image editing is also possible without problems. Here, the high native resolution with 3840×2160 pixels is ideal. Furthermore, the display is very bright and HDR-capable.

Great option for Minecraft Dungeons – Gigabyte Aero 15

You quickly forget that the display only supports 60 Hz refresh rate. When gaming in UHD at medium details, the AERO 15 OLED only reaches around 40 FPS on average for current Triple A titles, despite GTX 1660Ti and Core i7-9750H. That’s not less than in comparably equipped notebooks, but the perception limit for smooth gaming might have to be adjusted a bit downwards. We recommend WQHD with high or FHD with maximum details so that everything runs smoothly. If you really want to game in UHD, you shouldn’t put much emphasis on details or go for the version with RTX 2080 Max-Q. For all speed junkies there is the AERO 15 with 144 or 240 Hz panel and FHD resolution. There is no tearing or ghosting. However for most games, including Minecraft Dungeons, you do not need 240Hz refresh rate, you almost cannot notice any difference to 120Hz anyway.

Verdict

Gigabyte AERO 15 for Minecraft Dungeons

So where are the problems? During gaming the CPU is slightly throttled down. But neither the CPU nor the case gets critically hot. In addition, the internal loudspeakers and the spongy keyboard can be improved. If you really put the gaming notebook under stress, you should better use closed headphones due to the background noise.

Overall, the AERO 15 OLED from Gigabyte is thus a highly recommendable device for the comparably lower price with negligible weaknesses. If you’re looking for a chic gaming notebook with a crisp, sharp OLED display, capable of running Minecraft Dungeons you should definitely take a look at the device.

Minecraft Guide

ith the threat update, the creative possibilities of the open-world classic Minecraft have become even more extensive. With a host of new features, including a character creator for your character, access to the Marketplace with new content, skins, and items, and improved textures, the fun world-building experience is even more varied.

The current version allows crossplay between the different platforms, you can now play together with your friends, even if they use a Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch or mobile version.

Minecraft Dungeons Laptop Review

If you want to create your own world in Minecraft, but you’re new to the game, we’ve created a range of starter guides for beginners and tips for advanced players to help you build the perfect block building experience.

The Character Creator

You can of course start your endless adventure with the standard female or male character, but customizing a character is even more fun. Just like in a role-playing game, you can customize the character in the Character Editor to suit your needs. Click on the Profile button on the start screen and edit one of the premade characters. For example, you choose a hairstyle, eye color, mouth or body shape and adjust arms and legs.

Or you can add a metal leg guard, a full beard and a robot helmet – the possibilities are endless. However, not all options are free, and you will need to buy the desired visual change in advance. You can change your character at any time in a running game.

Select the game mode

You like your character? Great, then you can create a randomly generated world, give it a name and get started. One thing first, though: you have to decide whether you want to start a survival adventure or whether you want to let your creativity run wild.

Survival game mode

This is the standard mode of Minecraft, where you are exposed to all sorts of dangers. You can burn in lava, die by falling, or be killed by monsters. You will lose all of the resources you have collected and not yet used. You will also have to make sure that your character does not go hungry, and you will need different tools to mine different materials. You can also determine the strength of your opponents by setting the difficulty level, which can be adjusted from peaceful to difficult. In the guides we use the Survival mode.

Creative game mode

If you just want to build an imposing structure and don’t want to spend your time fighting hunger and annoying monsters on a daily basis, Creative Mode is the place to be. You have almost unlimited materials at your disposal, you don’t need any special tools for dismantling, you can fly and you are immortal. Only a bottomless fall can lead to your virtual demise, but you won’t lose any materials during a respawn.

These conveniences allow you to concentrate fully on building. The inspiring video will show you all the incredible things you can create in Minecraft, megacities, a full-scale version of Starship Enterprise or a complete and fully functional game.

Chopping wood with your bare hands

Once your new world is created, you will literally be in the forest for the first time. On the screen you will see hearts for your life force and flesh for hunger. Make sure that both displays are always well filled, otherwise you will be threatened with extinction. Otherwise you have nothing, no tools and maybe no plan what to do.

First of all you need building material, which can be obtained with your bare hands. So stand in front of a tree and press R2, the splinters will fly around your ears and wood will land in your inventory slot at the bottom of the screen. You can treat the ground in the same way and so you collect earth. It is best to collect different types of wood, such as oak and birch, so you can make better building materials.

If you have been busy destroying the blocks in the area to collect resources, you can use the square button to access the crafting menu. You can place the oak logs in the 2×2 field to obtain oak boards. Well, that’s a start. But we need more, place boards in two fields and out come sticks. If you only fill one field with boards, you can build a wooden switch. You can use it later.

Minecraft Dungeons Review Laptop

Making a workbench

We don’t really get that far with sticks and boards yet. To make important tools and weapons like axes, shovels, swords or pickaxes, you need a workbench. Simply combine four stacks of wooden planks in the crafting menu.

Place the workbench in a free space and interact with it. The Crafting Menu now has a much larger 3×3 area where you can combine more materials. First build a wooden pickaxe by moving three boards and two sticks into the fields.

Now you can also smash blocks of stone and fight off unfriendly animals, skeletons and other monsters. Continue collecting as many materials as you can and build more useful items.

You should start by making all of the following

The inventory and crafting menu will show you what there is already to build and, most importantly, whether your collected resources are sufficient to build the desired item.

It’s best to equip yourself with the stone shovel, axe, sword and pickaxe, which are more durable and effective. You can also start piling up stone blocks and wooden planks to build your first dwelling. Because as soon as night falls – and it’s faster than you’d like – there will be more monsters and if you don’t want to die and lose your hard-earned items, you’ll have to find a shelter from the darkness.

The first shelter

How to build a shelter in Minecraft – Video Guide

Pile blocks of wood and stone on top of each other and build the foundations of your first home. If you place at least two blocks on top of each other and leave only a small opening for you, you will be temporarily safe from uninvited visitors. Tip: Be sure to make a chest, you’ll need eight wooden planks to store things safely and a workbench in the house. This way you can crackle without worrying about sudden attacks.

But without a comfortable bed, light and other conveniences the rudimentary log cabin can hardly be called your home. That’s why in the next guide we’ll show you how to get new materials, such as coal and wool, how to make new items and what you can do about the gnawing hunger.

Enchanting in Minecraft: Beginner’s Guide

The ultimate enchanting guide in Minecraft – Video Guide

We’ll explain all the details of enchanting in Minecraft, so you can get started right away and upgrade your armor significantly.

Minecraft has grown up over the years, and some mechanics are more complex and extensive than you first thought possible. One of those areas is enchantments. There are a lot of enchantments in the game and there are a lot of rumours and half-knowledge about them. That’s why we have a guide for you here that explains everything about enchantments.

What are enchantments in Minecraft?

What do enchantments do? Enchantments are the only way to give weapons and equipment in Minecraft additional, mostly useful effects. For example, enchantments can be used to increase the armor value of breastplates or to inflict additional damage on weapons. Tools can also be enchanted, for example to increase the yield of diamonds. Many items can be enchanted in Minecraft, which saves resources in the long run or drastically increases the effectiveness of an item.

How do you get Enchantments?

Enchantments in Minecraft can be obtained in 3 different ways, but the first is the most common:

  • Enchanting an item at the magic table
  • Combining a spellbook with an item on the anvil
  • Combining two already enchanted items on the anvil

This guide mainly deals with the use of the magic table, but the other methods are also briefly explained.

Creating a Magic Table

Minecraft Dungeons Review Laptop

Making the Enchanting Table: To start enchanting, you will need to have collected a few resources, as an enchanting table is not cheap. You will need to have some resources to make it:

  • 4 Obsidian
  • 2 diamonds
  • 1 book

You can either mine the materials yourself, in which case a diamond farm guide will certainly help you. Alternatively, with a bit of luck you can find all the materials in NPC villages. Obsidian and diamonds are sometimes available in boxes, books can be obtained by “mining” the bookshelves in the town library.

The spell table has no durability, so it will last for the rest of your Minecraft life.

Improving the Spell Table: To ensure that your Spell Table can offer the strongest and best enchantments, you will need 15 more bookshelves. Arrange these around the enchantment table, with a block of space in between – the edge of a 5×5 pattern. If everything works out, you should see little runes floating towards the enchanted table on the bookshelves.

Each bookshelf increases the effectiveness of the wizard table, thus increasing the number and effectiveness of the enchantments offered. While upgrading is not a must, it should definitely be done in order to use enchantments to their full potential.

Enchanting requirements

Basically enchanting works very easily. You need 3 things for it:

  • An item you want to enchant
  • A sufficiently high player level (preferably 30+)
  • 1-3 Lapis lazuli (but a large supply is recommended)

Which items can be enchanted? You can make all kinds of items yourself. Whether it’s an iron armour, a golden pickaxe or a diamond sword – almost all items that can be equipped can be enchanted and their function can be strengthened or extended.

This is how you gain experience: Your level is determined by the experience points you gain from the many actions you perform in the game. These include:

  • Collecting rare ores
  • The breeding of animals
  • The melting down of ores or frying of meat
  • Fighting and defeating enemies

How to find Lapis lazuli: Lapis lazuli is obtained by digging deep shafts, as usual. It’s a rather rare material, which is mainly found between levels 1 and 32. So you’ll probably find lapis lazuli in your search for diamonds.

This is how enchanting at the magic table works

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All you have to do is open your enchanted table and drag the item you want to use into the slot provided. Then place 3 lapis lazuli in the second slot.

You can then hover your mouse over the 3 slots on the right. This will tell you which of the enchantments you are guaranteed to receive if you choose them. There may be other random enchantments added to this list. However, this is not guaranteed and has a high random factor, which also depends on the material. Gold items are particularly good at enchanting, but have a low durability. Therefore, diamond or Netherite are always recommended.

The 3 squares also indicate which enchantment you choose is expensive:

  • Field 1 always costs 1 character level and 1 lapis lazuli.
  • Field 2 always costs 2 character levels and 2 lapis lazuli.
  • Field 3 always costs 3 character levels and 3 lapis lazuli.

As you’ve probably guessed, the enchantments from field 3 are usually the strongest, but also the most expensive. If you are enchanting high value equipment (such as diamonds or the new material Netherite), you should always aim for the enchantments in box 3.

The number on the right indicates the character level required to cast the enchantment. In the example above, you would need at least level 30 to cast the enchantment at the bottom of the enchantment, and 3 levels would be deducted for enchantment.

If you do not like any of the 3 enchantments offered, it is worth “re-casting” the enchantments. To do this, simply select an enchantment and apply it to an item – this is best done on a book. To save resources, choose a rank 1 enchantment to “re-roll” and you will be offered new enchantments.

When should you use enchantments?

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As a general rule, you should always convert your earned levels into enchantments when you reach level 30 or higher. Even if you don’t need a new enchantment at the moment, it can be useful to put enchantments on books and store them somewhere. Remember, if you die, you will start at a low level again. It would be a pity to waste those experience points. So invest them regularly in enchantments.

Overview of all Minecraft enchantments

Minecraft currently has a total of 38 different Enchantments, each of which comes in different strengths. We’ve sorted some the enchantments alphabetically by their names and explain what the enchantments do and what items they can be used on. But online you can find way more.

Breathing

What’s the point of breathing? Breathing increases the amount of time your character can stay underwater before running out of air. It also increases the time between ticks of choking damage.

What items is breathing for? Breathing is exclusive to helmets.

Level ILevel IILevel III
Breathing duration+15 seconds+30 seconds+45 seconds
Higher time for suffocation damage ticks+1 second+2 seconds+3 seconds

Spell

What does spell do? Spell increases the damage a weapon does to all undead.

What items is spell for? Ban is exclusive to swords. However, it can also be transferred to axes via a magic book.

Level ILevel IILevel IIILevel IVLevel V
+3 damage+5 damage+7 damage+10 damage+13 damage
A damage point corresponds to half a heart in Minecraft.

Caution

What is the point of caution? Caution allows blocks to be removed in their original state. For example, one can mine blocks of grass or diamond ore without dropping the diamonds.

For which items is cautious? Gently is suitable for all tools such as pickaxes, shovels and axes.

Drill through – Piercing

What’s the point of piercing? Piercing ensures that crossbows can hit several enemies at the same time with one arrow, as long as they stand behind each other.

Which items is piercing for? Piercing is only for crossbows.

Level ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Pierces 1 enemy.Pierces 2 enemies.Pierces 3 enemies.Pierces 4 enemies.

These are just three enchantments. You can find a comprehensive guide by googling.


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