How to change the job and profession of the villagers in Minecraft

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The trades of the villagers

If you are familiar with the game, chances are you already know what villagers are. They are peaceful creatures that appear in villages, in almost all biomes. The reason for being of these creatures is that trade items for emeralds.

And the kind of items they will sell you it depends on their profession. A librarian, for example, will sell you enchanted books, while a gunsmith will sell you swords.



Villagers also have different clothes depending on their profession. Villagers' villages and their clothing also change depending on the biome the village is in.

How do the villagers decide their profession?

Villagers work according to their profession. THE peasants heal the gardens of the village and fishermen go to their port, while others don't do much.

Although not all they work, they all have a work block at home and the type of block will define their profession. Librarians, for example, have a lectern in the house; fishermen have a barrel near the sea; farmers have a compost bin near their animal farm, and so on.

The profession of the villager is directly related to his block of work. If a villager is unemployed, he will try to find a job within fifty blocks of where it is.

If a resident finds a job block, he claims it for himself and no one else can take it. When you claim it, you take the profession that corresponds to the block.


If a villager already has a profession, but the block he works in is destroyed, the villager will lose the profession a unless you've already bought something from him in the past.


Not all villagers can have a profession. There is a type of inhabitant called Nitwit ("Simple", in Spanish) who cannot acquire any profession. Furthermore, the small villagers cannot acquire a profession.

How to change the profession of a villager? How to hire an unemployed villager?

As mentioned above, villagers they have never interacted with lose their profession if their work block is destroyed. Losing their profession, they are unemployed and will seek a new block. Since you know, you can cercare il work block of a particular villager e destroy it to make him unemployed.

Unemployed villagers will try to claim any job block nearby, so put the job block that matches the profession you want your villager to have.

This is one list of the professions of the villagers and the work blocks of that each of them needs:

  • Armor blacksmith: smelting furnace
  • Armssmith: Sharpening stone
  • Blacksmith tools: blacksmith's table
  • Priest: Potion Holder
  • Butcher: smoker
  • Fisherman: Barrel
  • Bricklayer: Stonecutter
  • Pastore: Loom
  • Farmer: Composter
  • Arrowhead: Arrowhead Mecha
  • Tanner: Cauldron
  • Librarian: Lectern
  • Cartographer: mapping table

Optimize your villages

If you are viewing this item, you are most likely interested in trade with the villagers, but you need items sold by a particular type of villager. What you need to know is that as long as a village has enough food and enough beds available, the villagers will breed and take on new professions.



Hence, the best way to create villagers with new professions is to deal with the creating beds and blocks of work and feeding the villagers.


Villagers are very useful creatures in the game, as they are willing to trade the items we all have for emeralds, and then trade those emeralds for items of great value.

For this reason, it is very common to establish farms near villages to take full advantage of the mechanics of these unique creatures. We encourage you to keep researching the villagers, so that you can get the most out of one of the game's most useful mechanics.


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