Minecraft’s new Strider mob is hideous, but it is the best way to travel in the Nether. Here is where to find one and how players can ride it.
As a part of Minecraft’s Nether update, Mojang added one of the most hideous mobs to date: the Strider. These nasty red cuboid creatures wander the nether and serve quite a useful purpose. While players could cling to the sides of the Nether and take their chances bridging over lava lakes, they could also tame a Strider and ride it across lava unharmed. There are a few hazards when traveling across the orange sea, but Striders are the new best way to explore the Nether.
Minecraft’s Nether update drastically change the game’s second dimension adding a ton of new mobs, blocks, and biomes. The Nether, once bathed in red blocks, is now an assortment of colors including black, green, and brown. Players can trade with Piglins to obtain previously rare items, and bastions are new structures that players can explore and loot to get otherwise unobtainable items. But in order for players to experience all that the Nether update has to offer, they will need a lava-proof steed to carry them safely on their journey.
How To Ride A Strider In Minecraft
Striders may look hideous, but they are actually very docile creatures. These new mobs only have one purpose, and that is to be ridden like a pig. Striders can be found at the bottom of the Nether usually trotting along in the lava. Striders prefer to be in lava as they will shiver and express discomfort when on land. In order to ride a Strider, players will need a few tools. They will need a fishing pole, a saddle, and a warped mushroom which are the green fungi that grow in the new Warped Forest biome. By combining the warped mushroom and the fishing rod, the players can make a warped mushroom on a stick. This is used to lead the Strider in the direction the players want them to go. Once a Strider is close enough, players can place the saddle on its back and then right-click to ride the Strider.
Riding a Strider will allow players to safely ride across lava as if they were riding in a boat across water. However, Striders are still susceptible to taking damage from players and projectiles. Skeletons now appear more frequently in the Nether which means Striders can be shot with arrows, and Ghasts can appear and shoot fireballs at the players. If a Strider dies while in lava, the player will fall into the lava and drown.
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