Basic 1.13 MOB ELEVATOR TUTORIAL | Java & Bedrock, Simple, Cheap

September 6, 2018 by 20 Comments

My latest tutorial video is a common viewer request while also being a remake of a previous, not as good, more rambley video. This is a working simple 1.13.1 or 1.6 Mob Elevator design. This will work in both Java Edition as well as Bedrock Edition. 1.13 broke earlier mob elevator designs. This is about the simplest mob elevator possible now. If you have any questions feel free to ask them down below.

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20 Replies to “Basic 1.13 MOB ELEVATOR TUTORIAL | Java & Bedrock, Simple, Cheap”

  1. wattles says:

    This was a viewer request from a few of you! What's the next tutorial you'd like?

  2. AceMcCrank says:

    "You can use a piston with some redstone but that is a little complicated"
    I feel attacked. 😂

  3. Hitesh Arora says:

    23 views, 42 likes youtube always make sense

  4. Brale says:

    Thanks a lot dude, this will help me in my Minecraft survival world !! <3

  5. Is it possible to do it with a 3×3 hole?

  6. Love you wattles😀

  7. Rick Clark says:

    Good one. Thank you for throwing in the Bedrock edition as well. I on Bedrock these days until Optifine comes out. Hopefully it will make 1.13.1 playable for me. Anyway, great tutorial. Will keep this in mind.

  8. alix r says:

    I came here because I had similar troubles to your first video in how to fix my simple elevator grinder and came to the same conclusions, hoping somebody else had come up with something clever. Guess not, though I'll have to see whether Etho looked into this.

    How "resource-friendly" this is depends on how early in the game one builds it. I usually don't have silk touch yet when I build my first grinder, so ice isn't possible to come by, but pistons are reasonably cheap. And without ice they all stop on that water-free spot and there is no moving them without pistons or waiting for them to push each other — it's just inelegant. I tried everything else, like speed them up by dropping the water several times (doesn't), let the elevator stream flow out to the back for one block so it might suck them in (nope) — I even put a wolf right there behind glass, which supposedly scares skeletons, and he was real eager to get at them (it was quite a massacre when he got out while I was fumbling block placement), but they didn't care when he was behind glass.

    In any case, this works well enough. I watched my skeleton spawner for a while (with ice, no piston) and counted, and about 1 out of 25 got hung up and waited around until the next skelly pushed him. That's not too bad. I use a piston setup at the drop site so I can switch it from auto to one-hit kill, and now I can plan my building that'll use a lot of bone blocks. I am not sure whether I like the new water mechanics; the change breaks a whole lot of things right now.

  9. Racingcar 3 says:

    I like that at the end if the one you already made you made the mobs fall down cuz it looks so funny 😆

  10. Dorphius_NL says:

    for undead you can use a turtle egg behind the water elevator to make them run into it. you could also use that egg to separate undead from other mobs with it for the ppl that would like to experiment

  11. awsomewild says:

    so my soul stone does not make bubbles to send them upwards am i missing something?

  12. Hey wattles you can improve the xp gain of mob grinders by adding amorparts its really useful

  13. Is it works on a cave spiders?

  14. Scott Range says:

    Have you tried an iron gollem soul sand elevator? I've tried many different things but can't seem to get it right xD the iron gollums keep getting stuck, and the signs dont seem to work either.. Any ideas?

  15. i just made it, but as i didnt had ice, i just placed myself behind the upwards waterfall and the zombies walked straight to me, making the uplift instantaneous

  16. NastyNigel says:

    If you break the second block up behind the water and put a sign In the gap to hold the water, then you can place a Villager behind the gap so the Zombies see the Villager and they will run straight into the elevator and wont get stuck on the ice block.

  17. Grim Dynamic says:

    this does not work on bedrock fyi

  18. Ethen Tullis says:

    thank you this video was really helpful. 🙂