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.
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The terrifying creature of the Deep Dark has officially arrived. This formidable foe is blind but can use vibration, smell, and proximity to hunt you down. Even if you can’t see them, the Wardens lurk beneath the surface of the Underdark and are always there waiting for the Sculk Shriekers to awaken them by alerting them to your presence.
Throw objects like snowballs to distract the guardian
When the guardian spawns inside the deep dark biome in the new Minecraft update , it will automatically start hearing and sniffing the position of any mob or player near it. The keeper will follow any living creature he can hear and automatically walk towards his target at high speed. This applies to players and all mobs, including zombies, creepers, skeletons, and endermen.
With this in mind, players like you can use throwable objects to create noise that will alert the guardian to a different location than where you currently are. You can use items like snowballs, arrows, and even sprinkled potions to throw them away from you at regular intervals to keep the guardian distracted.
Avoid being noticed by the Warden
I think this is the most important point in the Warden’s countermeasures. As soon as Warden appears, check Warden’s location and keep a distance. When Warden appears, he will make a loud noise and get off the ground, so directly check the position or make a rough start with a sound.
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