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. 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 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.
(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.)
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.
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.
Survival islands are much more pleasant when you don’t actually need to worry about surviving, which is why this seed is so wonderful. Not only is it much larger than the average survival island, it also comes with a bounty of helpful natural resources such as a small forest, a lava lake, and an offshore mushroom biome.
This 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.
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 horses and greenery, too, so there’s more to this niche seed than meets the eye.
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.
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 to ride off into the sunset atop your noble steed.
Taking some hefty cues from Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park, this mesa-styled landscape is anything but ideal for budding architects. What this seed does boast is mile upon mile of miner’s paradise. Nature lovers will be happy too as the seed will also generate a glorious flower forest, making for quite a contrast of biomes.
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.
As soon as you spawn in this seed you’ll be next to a village containing a blacksmith’s treasure chest (see inside for 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.
With a village surrounded by hundreds of good quality trees, this is an excellent starting seed. You won’t be short of wood, and the houses provide excellent shelter until you’ve amassed enough materials to start building your own fortress.
Most recommended seeds generally spawn you close to a temple or village, but this seed is a bit different. It spawns you next to nothing of use. If you’re looking for a little challenge in your survival then this seed is for you. While it has little in the form of loot, it does spawn you in interesting, scenic biomes that offer plenty of different locations to explore close to the spawn. Mushroom forests, swamp zones, and extreme hills await.
As soon as you spawn in this seed you’ll be right on top of a village that’s situated in a field filled with horses. Why explore like a peasant when you can gallop around like a knight?
A solid starting point for the long-haul adventure, there are five villages and a couple of temples close to spawn and the riverbanks. The loot you’ll find here will aid you in setting up camp, and there’s plenty of livestock to make friends with or, you know, butcher.
If you’re looking to slaughter the Ender Dragon as quickly as possible then this seed is for you. It will spawn you right on top of a stronghold containing a Nether Portal. See the chunky bit of beach on the left? Simply dive down from there, and you’ll soon hit the roof of the Stronghold. It’s pretty dark down there, so you may need some glow stones to help your search.
Having a pet is one of the most rewarding things you can do in Minecraft, and a fluffy little bunny rabbit is most certainly the kind of pet you want hopping around at your ankles. This seed will spawn you in a village full to bursting with rabbits.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. 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.
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A great 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.
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. 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 Dossier you 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.
A solid collection of adventuring areas appear within this seed, with no less than four temples to raid, a village to settle in, and an underground stronghold to unearth. The temples are home to a small collection of gold and diamonds for the precious item collector.
This seed draws up everything you need to play Survival Island without the need to download a map. A patch of dirt, a tree, and nothing else but ocean is generated by Sprite. With a bit of imagination you can work with these limited resources to survive for a surprising amount of time.
Double Village (1.6.4)
One for the archaeologist, Double Village spawns you in near a village and temple in a desert biome. So far, so normal seed. But the village and temple are actually mostly buried in the sand, and require excavating from the landscape to reveal their architectural wonders.
How fitting that Mojang – the company that keeps on giving – would put their name to a seed that provides as if it were the Minecraft Diamond Lottery. A fully stocked area of diamonds, gold, and iron await, but keep an eye out for the torrents of lava that run dangerously close to prime mining real estate.
A truly superb mountain biome, but you’ll need to travel a little from spawn to find it. You’ll start on a tiny island out to sea, but just keep heading straight until you hit the cliff faces. Head up, and you’ll find a massive biome filled with exceptional mountain designs. Ideal for a dwarven under-mountain fortress!
An excellent starting point for a varied adventure, this seed spawns you close to the borders of a solid collection of varied biomes, giving you a delicious amount of visual variety. These areas are also packed with resources, and while none of them will fast track you to battle-ready status, you’ll certainly find living off the land no problem at all.
With the crazy success that is Frozen still ringing in everyone’s ears, you may want to find a suitably chilly locale to recreate your favourite Anna and Elsa moments in. This seed is the one you’ll need, spawning you right in the centre of a substantial ice spikes patch in an area of grand snowy beauty.
Spawning in a pretty wooded area, you’re just a few steps away from some brilliant loot in this seed. Just head to your right to discover a cave with two zombie spawners inside, as well as three chests containing some very decent loot: some music discs, iron, a couple of Enchanted Infinity Books, and a Golden Apple!
Right at spawn you’ll find a picturesque church village that conveniently has a blacksmith’s loaded up with a pick, some armour, and some bread to get you going. But when you spawn it’s the pond to your right that holds the biggest treasure. Just dig down from there and you’ll uncover an underground cave network filled with lava rivers, waterfalls, and mining opportunities aplenty.
A stunningly beautiful and varied world sprouts from this seed, containing almost every biome you can imagine within relatively easy travel distance from spawn. Three huge savannah plateaus are one of the tourist spots, but you’ll also find some floating islands, a colossal mesa area with a Bryce zone, a huge birch tree forest, and a colourful mushroom biome. The absolute ideal stage for a multiplayer server.
This is quite a sight to behold. A spectacular Savannah Plateau M will be right in front of you when you spawn into this seed. A massive mountain that reaches beyond the clouds, the sheer faces pour with waterfalls and lava streams, while the top is a great flat canvas for a castle build. The surrounding area is resource-rich, so carving the plateau into your own kingdom should be no problem at all.
A great seed for villages with two exceptionally close to spawn. One even has a blacksmith’s shop with iron and obsidian stocks ready and waiting to be looted. There’s also a witch hut just on the outskirts, simply travel straight from the larger village through the small desert and you’ll find it built into the face of the cliff.
Rather reminiscent of the Badlands of World of Warcraft, this seed creates a mesa biome surrounded by desert. If your plan is to develop a world like that of Mad Max’s then you can’t go wrong here. Best to head in with create mode, though, since the area isn’t exactly brimming with mining opportunities.
Arriving in front of a mountain when you spawn, you’ll instantly see something a little odd. This mountain has a monstrous hole dug all the way through it, creating a hollowed-out mountain for you and naturally the perfect place to build up a secret lair.
A brilliantly awe-inspiring seed, tapping in these digits will create an impressive mountain range with interesting semi-floating structures and overhangs. A clear disregard for gravity makes this a striking map, and those mountain ridges are just begging to be populated with a fortified town.
Spawning you near a village sporting a blacksmith’s shop, Survival has a great selection of tourism spots. Look to the distance and you’ll find a great mountain with hollowed sections, but closer by is a great fissure cut through the land and an inviting sinkhole brimming with possibility.
A mesa biome with a Grand Canyon feel, this seed produces a great natural river formation along the bed of some raised, flat-topped mountainous structures for that all-American middle-of-nowhere feel. Helicopter rides and bungee cords not included.
If you’re looking for a jungle temple, england is the seed you are looking for. There’s no need to look far, since you spawn right on top of one. Inside are some gold and bones to bolster your resource collection, but it’s the fantastic jungle that surrounds the temple that’s the true treasure in this seed. Perfect for creating a tribal-themed hideaway.
A great base of operations for your desert expedition, this seed creates a village populated by a blacksmith’s, a church, and a well. It’s a great starting point, especially since there’s a desert temple within draw distance range that’s holding a few diamonds and iron.
This collection of oddly-shaped islands provides some great vistas and photo opportunities, but it’s what lies beneath that’s of real interest. Dig down from the grassy surface of the angular shaped island and you’ll hit the stony walls of an underground stronghold. Unoccupied, this dungeon is home to an End Portal.
Just in front of where you spawn in this seed is a huge crack in the land that leads to a phenomenal ravine. It’s basically the Goblin Kingdom from The Hobbit; filled with minecart tracks, resources, lava, and all sorts of creepy mobs including Endermen. But even better than that – this is a stronghold. As you come down from the entrance you’ll even see the library jutting out of the rock face. Hunt around a little and you’ll soon find the End Portal and your ticket to duelling the dragon.
A little exploration is required to find everything of value in this seed, but there are three hot spots to look out for. Two temples in the desert biome come absolutely filled with gold and precious stones, while a blacksmith’s shop and church provide a few home comforts. On the fringes of the desert as you enter the savannah you’ll find a large village with stone structures that’s home to a blacksmith’s stocked with iron armour.
A desert temple lies on a lovely river bank in the seed, which quite graciously creates three biomes within easy walking distance of each other, with a mesa biome leaking through a line of desert into lush greenland. Nine diamonds and a heap of rotting flesh await you in the temple’s treasure room.
A solitary island home to just a few wolves and a pig, the surface is just a ruse for an excellent buried stronghold. Just look for where the rock face has fallen away and you’ll find an easy entrance to the fortress, which naturally comes equipped with all the mod-cons.
VimCraft spawns you in a magnificent hilly region, but it’s actually the desert just outside this area that you want to head for. You’ll soon find a small village containing a blacksmith’s shop stocked with iron armour and an iron pick, as well as a much larger village with another blacksmith’s. Between the two you can also find a desert temple, which contains a chest full of gold.
This seed contains a plethora of awesome attractions surprisingly close to spawn. On your swift journey you can find pyramids, mine shafts, temples, villages, witch huts, and strongholds, all within a half-hour radius of your starting position. Check out this forum post from discoverer hgtpsh for coordinates to all the incredible areas of this seed.
A hugely popular seed as featured on Mojang’s own website, rickrollin doesn’t trick you into discovering a classic ’80s music video as its name would suggest. Instead, you’ll find a world host to a jungle temple, a buried pyramid, a desert well, a blacksmith’s village that lies close to a cave system filled with ores, and a spooky zombie-infested dungeon.
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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…