The Best Minecraft Seeds For Lazy People
I’ll admit it: when it comes to exploring Minecraft worlds, I tend to be a little bit lazy. I love the core of the game (mining and. erm. crafting), but I’m not the biggest fan of wandering through biome after biome in search of a rare structure. I’ve tried to like that aspect of the game, but it’s just not for me. It was a hard lesson to learn, but the truth is, I’m a horrible adventurer.
With that said, even though I’m lazy, I still want to see all of the cool things that the game has to offer. So for me, the best Minecraft seeds are the ones that put something cool and interesting right in front me when I spawn.
If you’re a lazy adventurer like me and want to see some really cool stuff without moving around too much, here are 20 of the best Minecraft seeds that I’ve found so far.
Spawn next to an exposed Stronghold
It’s a little hard to tell from the screenshot, but yes, that wood you see in the ravine is part of an exposed stronghold. If you’re looking for a survival seed where you can find a stronghold without having to farm Eyes of Ender and walk (potentially) thousands of blocks to find a stronghold, this is the seed you’ve been looking for. It’s about a 20 second walk from the spawn. The ravine surrounding the stronghold is very cool as well, with lots of great minerals to harvest.
Spawn next to a huge mushroom biome
Mushroom biomes can be tough to find (unless you’re one of those creative mode cheats with your flying superpowers). This Minecraft seed will spawn you right in front of a huge mushroom biome — and it’s absolutely massive. Bonus points for having some cool rock formations.
Spawn next to a jungle temple
I don’t know about you, but my least-favorite Minecraft spawn is the jungle spawn. They’re a pain to navigate, you can’t see a thing, and you spend your first precious minutes cutting down vines with your fists. In a jungle, collecting the materials you need to survive the first night is just. well. not a whole lot of fun. This seed makes it more better, though, since you start out right next to a jungle temple. Grab some quick loot, and use the shelter for the night if you need to.
Spawn next to a surface skeleton dungeon
This skeleton dungeon isn’t immediately visible — you’ll have to do a little bit of excavation to expose the chests and the entrance (this screenshot, obviously, is from my post-excavation). Just look for a sunken spot in the sand right in front of your spawn point and start digging.
Spawn near a massive crater
This is definitely one of the most impressive craters I’ve ever seen, and it happens to be right around this seed’s spawn point. Before you head down, you’ll want to take a little time to gather some wood from the surrounding area. There are a lot of precious minerals down below (and some monsters, too), so you’ll need a solid stockpile of sticks for the swords and pickaxes you’ll need down below.
Spawn near a desert temple and village (and acquire diamonds)
This is definitely one of my favorite Minecraft seeds. A short distance from your spawn point, you will find a desert temple — with a large village right behind it. There are a lot of diamonds in the blacksmith’s chest (and even more rare gems in the chests below the desert temple). If you love playing survival mode and want a little head start when it comes to acquiring rare materials (emeralds, diamonds, gold, etc), this is one of the best seeds you’ll ever find.
Spawn next to a cool jungle lagoon
Seed: World Generator
Alright, so I mentioned before that I hate jungles. But if jungles have one redeeming quality, it’s their cool (and sometimes elusive) lagoons. This seed will start you right next to a jungle lagoon that’s just begging to be developed into something great.
Spawn on a survival island
I’m not really a survival island type of person (there are few things less satisfying to me than digging out an underground fortress with my bare knuckles), but I do like to play that way from time to time as the mood arises. This is, in my mind, the perfect survival island seed. You get one tree, a small patch of land, and you’re surrounded by an ocean for hundreds of blocks. Good luck.
Spawn on an island (with a village)
Here’s a survival island with a twist: the island is home to a small village. Now, I get that it isn’t really a ‘survival’ situation when you land on an island with comfortable accommodations and a little farm just waiting for you to feast on, but it’s a good seed for people who want to play survival island style without the initial resource scramble.
Spawn next to a large mountain village
This Minecraft seed will spawn you right next to a large village in front of a nice mountain range. The village has a lot of farms that you can harvest right away for instant nutrition, and the buildings provide you with a nice place to spend a night (the villagers don’t mind. Really). The mountain range itself is also very cool, with plenty of caves to explore.
Spawn next to a desert temple and village
Seed: Double Village
I know, I already put one temple/village combo on this list. But while the other one was cool mostly for the rare gems you’ll find, this one is cool for other reasons. As you can see in the screenshot, the temple is mostly buried. And though it isn’t immediately obvious, a lot of the village is too. Excavating the temple and village (without smashing either to bits) was one of the most surprisingly fun things I’ve done in Minecraft. It’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours on a lazy afternoon.
Spawn near a witch hut
Aside from a cauldron (and potential witch spawn), there isn’t really much that’s too remarkable about witch huts. However, they can be a little tough to find on your own, so if you just want to take a quick peek to see what they’re all about (or if you want to convert one into your own luxurious lair of evil), this is a good seed for you. The hut is only about a 15-second walk from your spawn point.
Spawn on a survival island on steroids
This is a pretty well-known Minecraft seed, and for good reason: it’s incredibly cool. This seed spawns you on a small island. But unlike most survival islands, this one is mountainous with lots of trees, cliffs, and beaches. There is a ton of building potential here (it’s absolutely begging for an Ewok-style tree fort), which in my mind gives you the best of both worlds.
Spawn next to a desert temple on the edge of 3 biomes
There are many seeds that will spawn you close to a desert temple, but this is the only one I’ve found that’s on the edge of 3 different biomes. Because of its convenience, I decided to convert the temple into my home, giving me easy access to just about everything I need. If you haven’t converted a temple before, it’s easy — just make sure you close off the top and add lots of torches and doors.
Spawn next to a cavernous mountain
This Minecraft seed spawns you right in front of a really cool mountain range. Many of the mountains are hollowed out, giving you easy access to coal, iron, and other materials that you need to get started. Plus, the caves are a ton of fun to explore.
Spawn near floating mountains
When it comes to pure building potential (and Dali-like physics), this is one of my favorite Minecraft seeds. The mountains here have a lot of character, and like a lot of people, I’m a huge fan of the large overhangs and floating mountains. In terms of eye candy and pure awe factor, this is one of the best seeds out there.
Spawn on a winter island
If you love the idea of living on an island but you’re tired of the sand/beach combo that dominates the survival island theme, here’s a seed that will let you live a little differently. This gorgeous Taiga island is really cool, and not just for its snowy exterior: Dig down from just about anywhere on the island, and you’ll drop into an abandoned mineshaft. Plus, the island has a really cool ravine that’s home to exposed redstone, coal, iron, and gold.
Spawn near a sunken village
This seed will spawn you close to a village that’s pretty much submerged in water (ironically, the only thing in the village that isn’t directly next to water is the well). Raid the farms for some instant nutrition, and use the village as a good starter structure if you want. This is a cool seed because it spawns you next to something unusual, and it would be great for anyone who is new to Minecraft and needs a nice place to get started.
Spawn on a mushroom island
Mushroom biomes are cool enough on their own. But a mushroom island? That’s something else entirely. With this seed, you will spawn on a small survival-style island, with a view of the mushroom kingdom just across the water. It’s just a short swim from the spawn point, and there’s a lot to explore here (including a huge underground canyon).
Spawn and swim (or die)
I’m honestly not sure if this is a great Minecraft seed or a horrible one, but I like it so it’s on the list. This seed makes survival island seeds look like a joke. You will spawn in the middle of an ocean. And not on top of the water, either — by the time the world renders, you’ll have a nice little swim towards the surface. At the surface, you can’t see anything but water in any direction, making your survival (and the world you end up inhabiting) an absolute crapshoot.
Do you have a favorite seed for the lazy that I’ve missed? If so, drop it in the comments.
For more, be sure to check out our Seeds master list. It has every seed we’ve ever written about, including the most recent ones and old ones that still work! If you’re playing Minecraft PE, be sure to head over to our companion list: best seeds for lazy people on the go.
20 of the best Minecraft seeds, all with cool spawn points.
The best Minecraft seeds
Beautiful Minecraft seeds, including Minecraft survival seeds, Minecraft village seeds, and other cool Minecraft seeds
What are the best Minecraft seeds? Minecraft seeds are codes that the game uses to generate worlds for you – worlds full of interesting landscapes and key landmarks ripe for exploration. They cover everything from jaw-dropping vistas and landscapes to thrilling dungeons filled to bursting with loot.
Your job is simple: pick the one you want to play around in, whether that’s a great spawn location or an idyllic landscape. All you have to do to get a seed up and running is grab the digits and place them into the seed field when you’re next creating a Minecraft world. The game will do all the heavy lifting, leaving you to explore and create beautiful Minecraft seeds to your heart’s content.
Regardless of whether you’re a professional miner or someone about to load up their first world, there’s something you can’t control in Minecraft: the terrain itself. While your mind may be brimming with possibilities, all too frequently you’ll spawn in a bland, uninspiring world full of flat grassland and the odd chicken. Hardly the canvas for your masterpiece.
Hence this article, a complete collection of the best Minecraft seeds, from the inspiring to the functional and everything in between.
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Before we start it’s important to note that the end results of a seed are entirely dependent on what version of Minecraft you are running. A brilliant seed in version 1.6 could be something upsettingly bland in version 1.7. To help you out, we’ve put the latest version each seed works with in brackets after the seed code. Set your Minecraft launcher to this version for the correct results.
To set up a Minecraft seed, select ‘Create New World’, this is where you can enter the seed code we’ve included on all the best Minecraft seeds below. Simply select create and you’ll be transported to the spawn point in your chosen seed.
Here are the best Minecraft seeds:
- Minecraft Title Screen
- Minecraft 1.16 seed
- Obsidian Farm
- Icy Spire
- Woodland Mansion Seed
- Frozen Island Seed
- Triple Island Ocean Monument
- Spruce Village and Coral Reef
- Shipwrecks and Village seed
- Another Woodland Mansion Spawn
- Mountain Cliff
- Leg Break Island
- Igloo and Winter Forest seed
- Two Small Islands
- Librarian Spawn
- Horses and Desert Village
- Underwater Temple
- Mountain Archway
- Blacksmith at Spawn
- Mooshroom World
- Lava and Waterfalls
- Deep Ravine and Gold Ore
- Savannah Biome with Blacksmith
- Desert Temple seed
- Mountain in the Sky
- Many Biomes
- Mushroom Islands
- Diamond Seed
- Fast Diamonds
- Mushroom Kingdom
- Simple Village at Spawn
Minecraft title screen
Version: Beta 1.7.3
For many years the image of the Minecraft title screen eluded researchers determined to track down its whereabouts and finally Redditors announce they’ve found the Minecraft title screen seed. The location of the title screen has been verified and you can view the momentous moment in the video, along with the exact coordinates and seed above which you’ll need to gaze at the now unblurred original Minecraft vista, alternatively you can use this seed as well, 8091867987493326313 (both work).
Minecraft 1.16 seed
This convenient Minecraft seed plonks you right on the edge of a swamp biome, so all you need to do is wait until night falls to farm slimes, or create a Minecraft slime farm yourself. There’s also a nearby village you can use to begin farming crops, with a few wolves scattered around it, and a small underground cave that hosts an enderman, all in easy reach.
Obsidian is a valuable resource, usually gathered in the End, but it can be created when water flows over lava. This seed has a few sprawling villages including a crop farm, a village with a Minecraft Nether portal, and a waterlogged village with a handy pool of lava perfectly set up for obsidian farming.
When you spawn, you’ll see a tall ice spire in the distance, surrounded by snowy trees and ice caps. Just to the right is a small village steeped in snow with a half-built Nether Portal and plenty of small lava pools to create obsidian. A peaceful spot to call home, dotted with rabbits, wolves, and the occasional polar bear.
Woodland Mansion Seed
Woodland Mansions are notoriously difficult to track down in Minecraft, so this Woodland Mansion seed does all the hard work by spawning you in only a hundred blocks away from one. Neat. Build your Minecraft house, accrue plenty of resources, and prepare to raid the mansion in a jiffy.
Frozen Island Seed
Adorable Minecraft mobs like polar bears, imposing glacial spires, and the odd igloo make this the perfect winter wonderland spawning location. The icy landscape you spawn stretches out pretty far, but there’s a landmass nearby so you can harvest essential resources before heading back out onto the ice sheets. Perhaps the best bit is you’ll spawn directly onto a survival island surrounded by ice, so you can mine straight down to get important minerals and resources, too.
Triple Island Ocean Monument
If you’re a fan of Castaway roleplay, then this is one of the coolest Minecraft seeds we’ve come across. You’ll start out on a cluster of three small islands with all the resources you could possibly need to survive, then once you’re thriving there are several Ocean Monument to battle through loot – one of them even has a Shipwreck spawning inside it.
Spruce Village and Coral Reef
Spawning directly into a Minecraft village makes for a very gentle start to life in Minecraft, but what’s even better is if that village is just a short stroll from a gorgeous coral reef and some stunning mountains. This seed promises resources for days, plenty of fish for food, and a safe place to spend the night.
Shipwrecks and Village seed
This one is all about shipwrecks. You spawn into a quaint village where you’ll notice a villager has turned the shattered remnants of a hull into a cosy abode. Venture out further into the world, and bigger shipwrecks await you on the seabed. If that doesn’t float your boat, then there’s also an ocean ruin for you to explore. We ship it.
Another Woodland Mansion Spawn
Woodland Mansions are one of Minecraft’s most exciting generated structures, but they’re not exactly easy to track down. This seed works with the 1.11 Exploration Update and spawns you close to one of these behemoth structures. Be warned, though: they house some formidable mobs.
If bizarre, inexplicable geological formations are your jam, look no further than this 1.9 Minecraft seed. While this seed won’t produce masses of hidden treasures, it will create a column of rising stone pillars complete with cascading waterfalls and a herd of sheep at its peak. Creative mode is advised – this would be a spectacular location for a fantastical Minecraft tower.
Leg Break Island
Affectionately titled ‘leg-break island’, this seed will produce a single slab of mountain jutting impressively out of the sea. It’s up you what to do with this geological wonder, but trying to get to the top of it is probably a good start.
Igloo and Winter Forest seed
This winter forest seed will drop you in the middle of a wintry forest where you can find two cosy igloos, one of which harbours a secret basement. You’ll find the secret basement under a rug – enter with caution, however, as inside there’s a small workshop with a zombie villager lying in wait. Get rid of the undead resident and you’ll find a compact, underground base with a brewery and plenty of storage – ideal for starting out in a snowy biome.
Two Small Islands
This seed sells itself on an interesting premise: two small islands, one with a wolf on it and the other with a sheep. From that point on it’s up to you how this survival story unfolds – do you harvest your only mammalian friends for resources and meat or do you do everything possible to ensure that your unconventional companions are safe?
Mysterious, simple, and unique, this seed will drop you into a world featuring a simple cottage with a lone resident, The Librarian. Whatever resulted in this guy’s living situation is anyone’s guess, but building his humble hut into an enormous fortress is endlessly satisfying.
The Librarian’s house is surrounded by Minecraft horses and greenery, too, so there’s more to this niche seed than meets the eye.
Horses and Desert Village seed
Spawning a magnificent array of prissy clip-clops (horses) on the outskirt of a huge desert village, this seed offers equestrian types the ideal starting point for their Minecraft adventure. Inside the village there are chests packed with great loot like diamond horse armour, gold ingots, saddles, and obsidian – everything you need from this Minecraft desert village seed to ride off into the sunset atop your noble steed.
Temples. They’re great. But most seeds seem to restrict them to jungles and deserts. Just because that’s how famed adventurer Indiana Jones liked his temples, doesn’t mean that’s how the rest of us like ‘em. That’s why this seed is here, offering a change of location for your exploring: underwater. With a challenging selection of enemies to defeat and plenty of secrets to uncover, this seed is for the nautically inclined.
Where monolithic natural structures are concerned, no real-world creation compares. This seed’s main feature is a mountain consisting of two arching peaks. An internal waterfall finishes off this Minecraft marvel with the water feature it deserves. The archway makes the perfect sheltered spot for a villainous, Bond-inspired hidden base.
Blacksmith at Spawn
As soon as you spawn in this seed you’ll be next to a village containing a blacksmith’s treasure chest (see inside for Minecraft diamonds, swords, and obsidian). But that’s just the start of this loot-heavy seed, which spawns a world featuring four desert temples, six villages, two dungeons, and a stronghold. You’ll certainly want to visit some of these, so head to x: (-973) y: (93) z: (127) for the stronghold, x: (-328) y: (82) z: (560) for the largest of the six villages, and x: (-149) y: (68) z: (343) for a dungeon home to a golden apple.
If instant gratification is what you need then this seed will give you that. Provided you’re looking for instant mushrooms, that is. Within meters of your spawn location you’ll find a sprawling island filled with giant mushrooms and herds of red cows.
Lava and Waterfalls
Just a short trek from spawn and you’ll discover this mega mountain region. The peak breaches cloud level, and bursting from its slopes are water and lava falls. It’s also topped with a wooded area, making it both a scenic climb and a solid resource provider.
Deep Ravine and Gold Ore
Right by where you spawn in this seed is a deep ravine cut into the ground. Take a peek and you’ll immediately find what you’re here for: gold. There’s a good few blocks of gold ore right at the surface, so you can gather it in practically no time at all.
Savannah Biome with Blacksmith
Along the join between the savannah and desert biomes in this seed is a desert village with some desirable loot. Between the chests in the houses and the blacksmith’s shop you’ll find 26 gold ingots, three emeralds, two diamonds, six iron ingots, iron leggings, and a saddle. Not a bad starter kit!
Desert Temple seed
A mesa, plains, and desert biome all meet at an intersection marked by a temple for you to explore in this seed. Even better, you’ll find the temple at the bank of a river where some giant squids hang out, as well as cows in the fields of the plains biome next door.
Mountain in the Sky
One for the Minecraft mountaineer, this seed will spawn you at cloud level on this amazing mountain structure. It goes much higher into the sky than the clouds, and its flatter sections are home to some savanna biome-style trees. The whole mountain makes an island, with some really cool geography to explore.
If you’ve absolutely got to see it all, and you’re on a strict time limit, then this seed is for you. It contains all of Minecraft’s various biomes, and they’re packed into a reasonable 2km². One afternoon stroll and you’ll know everything about landmass identification.
Minecraft can feel a little brown and green all too often. Inject some colour into your eyes with this seed, which will drop your right in the middle of an ocean filled with mushroom-sprouting islands. Those bright red domes should cheer you right up, but if that doesn’t do the trick perhaps the herds of cows will instead.
With 15 diamonds right at the spawn location, this is a loot paradise seed. You’ll find the diamonds split into chests in the two desert temples you’ll soon find, and a third temple hides away some treasures, too.
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In the first of the temples you’ll come across you can also find some diamond horse armour, ensuring your steed will be well protected.
A great Minecraft seed if you’re in need of diamonds quick. You’ll spawn quite close to two desert temples that can be raided for treasures, and also fairly close to spawn are two NPC villages, one which has a blacksmith. One of the temples contains nine diamonds and two emeralds.
Make sure you have ‘Large Biomes’ selected when you use this seed, as without it you’ll find a completely different world. And you wouldn’t want to miss this: a fantastic mushroom biome and a hills biome right next to each other, with you spawning right on the border between the two.
Simple Village at Spawn
Sprint off to your right from spawn and you’ll find a blacksmith’s shop stocked with the perfect starter kit: iron leggings, iron chestplate, an iron sword, a bunch of apples, and even three diamonds! You’ve not done any work yet and you’re already fully kitted out for action and have lots of goodies to use on your Minecraft anvil.
But there’s more! Look out from the village and you’ll see a desert temple, which is packed full of chests containing gold, iron, and diamonds. A superb starting point.
As you spawn into this curiously named Minecraft seed you’ll want to turn around immediately and head backwards. You’ll see a village, but that’s not what we’re here for. A little way off the coastline you’ll see a perfectly flat rectangle building just sitting in the ocean. Break in, and you’ll find an End Portal. No more do you need to contend with strongholds; just travel right to The End from the safety of an underwater bunker.
And those are our very favourite Minecraft seeds. There’s plenty to keep you busy exploring, but there’s always something new to find, so why not try our best Minecraft maps? Or perhaps our top Minecraft servers. Oh, and don’t forget to equip some brilliant Minecraft skins before you head out. Anyway, we’ll leave you to it; there’s plenty more redstone we need to dig up, and this pick-axe won’t swing itself…
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Beautiful Minecraft seeds, including Minecraft survival seeds, Minecraft village seeds, and other cool Minecraft seeds