To avoid the Warden’s new sonic boom attack, you must first understand how this new ranged attack works. According to Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w15a, building high, hiding behind walls, or being out of range of the Warden’s powerful melee attack will cause mobs to switch to their long-range sonic attack that can penetrate walls. The attack can be recognized once the Warden opens the ribcage to emit a sonic beam that deals an amount of damage equal to that of melee. Even with full Netherite armor, the Warden’s attack can take out the player in two hits.
Also, when the Warden sniffs, he can now sniff you from a greater distance. Guardians enrage at a target while sniffing at a vertical distance of 20 blocks, which was previously six blocks, and a ground distance of 15 blocks. A couple of bugs related to Warden have been fixed, resulting in him no longer disappearing when he’s away and forgets a target he just roared at. Also, you can no longer push the Warden when he is surfacing or digging.
Tactic 2 to defeat the Warden: A Pillar
Once you have trapped the Warden in a hole, you are still at risk of the sonic boom attack, Right ? Well, there’s a trick to not getting hit.
Try using carpets or wool blocks
Players who want to quickly escape the guardian without being detected or making any sound can use blocks of wool and carpets create paths away from the guardian. Blocks and wool carpets can be walked on or walked over without producing sound vibrations. Also, wool blocks do not emit sound vibrations or pass any vibrations through them, making them the perfect blocks for this method.
You can create a wall made of wool blocks between you and the guardian or put them on the ground and quickly run over them to escape as fast as possible without making any noise. However, if you want to be optimal with this method, the safest way is to create a proper path made of carpets or wool blocks even before the guardian spawns to allow safe passage at any time without risking life.
This is one of the most annoying and terrifying abilities to deal with. Although his main source of damage is his punches, he can use a Sonic Shriek which has a long range and deals the same amount of damage as his melee combat. However, if you get hit, you will be knocked back 5 blocks, so you may take more damage if you fall from a high point.
But that’s not all. This attack also goes through all kinds of blocks – yes, it goes through Bedrock too. Even if you build some blocks or hide behind some, you will get hit if The Warden focuses this attack on you. However, what is interesting is that this attack only affects one mob at a time. So if you’re with a friend, only one of you will take the damage while the other can still attack him.