Minecraft is one of the most popular games today, so it’s not surprising that there are plenty of urban legends that have sprouted up around this virtual world. We’re all guilty of believing some of these myths. From the destruction of source lava to the spawning of mobs at night, here are 25 Common Minecraft Legends And Myths That Aren’t True.
Dirt deep underground leads to good things.
Dirt actually shows no indication of minerals or diamonds.
The username xxxxxx gives you unlimited diamonds when you spawn.
No username affects gameplay in any way.
Gold tools are useless
While it’s true that gold does have a lower durability than wood, it can destroy blocks faster than diamond.
Mobs spawn at night.
Mobs will spawn whenever and wherever it is dark. This has no bearing on the time of day.
Portals in the overworld and the nether are linked.
There is no link between two obsidian portals. The portal searching/spawning algorithm runs every time you use one.
All caves have a spawner in them.
While this is usually true, it is not always the case.
Eating constantly is good or at the very least doesn't affect you.
It’s actually better to eat when the hunger bar is low because you’ll make better use of the food and go longer without eating.
Rare ore spawns more near lava.
Lava just happens to fill empty space at layer 10 and below, and diamonds happen to spawn at those levels.
Ambient sounds have always existed in multiplayer.
These were an SSP only feature until Release 1.2.
Mushrooms on the surface signal that an underground dungeon is nearby.
Fortunately, you don’t hear this myth much anymore, which is good because it was false.
Fire makes netherwarts grow faster.
Nope, it doesn’t.
Ghasts can cross portals and spawn near portals in the overworld.
This is another rampant myth that seemed to die down recently.
There are more than three strongholds since [any given version number]
Wrong. There are only three strongholds in any world.
Slimes spawn in brightly lit 9x9 rooms.
All it takes to prove this one wrong is a bunch of torches.
The nether causes wheat and trees to grow slowly.
While they do in fact grow more slowly, it is not because of the nether. It is the lack of water and natural light.
Spider jockeys are a mob.
They are actually two mobs. The game allows any entity to ride on another entity so it is only chance that a skeleton would mount a spider upon generation.
The SGA name corresponds to the enchantment you get.
Wrong. The names are just a bunch of gibberish.
You can obtain disc 11 in survival mode.
Nope. This disc is unobtainable outside of creative mode.
Bedrock can be broken by a pick in 13 hours.
This one is really old, but some people still believe it.
Source lava cannot be destroyed by TNT.
Because it has a blast resistance of 500, it is almost impossible to destroy with TNT. Why almost? The TNT changes the source lava to flowing lava which actually can be destroyed.
Digging, chopping, or mining a material with that same material is faster.
Actually, it’s not. Hitting blocks of wood while holding wood will give you the same results as normal.
The use of a looting III sword will massively increase the chance of a rare drop.
While the chance is increased, it’s only by 1.5%.
Hostile mobs will not spawn above a certain elevation.
Just add a roof on top of the spawning area and spawn they will.
Layer 12 is best for branch mines because that's where the diamonds spawn most often.
Although diamonds are slightly more abundant at lower levels, it’s not very worthwhile due to the lava lakes.
There is a character called Herobrine who has white blank eyes.
Herobrine is a myth. He makes no appearance in the game’s code.