Ghasts are one of the most dangerous hostile mobs in Minecraft. These mobs are ghost-like and fly in the Nether. They attack players with fireballs. Although these mobs are easily killed using a few arrows and their drops can often be lost as they can’t be caught in mid-air by players, They can also create a farm to gather item drops from the mob.
These mobs are only found in the Nether, particularly in the soul-sand valley biome. They are the largest mob in Minecraft and they can be heard screaming while attacking. Ghast tear is what they drop, which can be used to make certain potions or other items in the game. A farm may be able to help players collect their drops, as they are difficult to find.
How to create a ghasty farm in Minecraft
The best place to build a farm
Ghasts can spawn in any Nether biome but they are more common in the soul-sand valley. It is easily identified by the presence of greenish-blue fog or brownish soul soil blocks. Once they have found the biome, players can climb up to the Nether roof. The secret to reaching the roof is with the help ender pearls or pistons.
Once they have reached the roof, and are in the soul-sand valley biome they can begin building the farm. This will ensure that the player is safe from any other mobs and the biome will produce the most ghasts.
How to set up a farm
Players will first need to create the item collection layer. It will consist of connected rails that a minecart equipped with a chest can run on. The minecart collects all dropped items and then transports them to a hopper. These mobs are large in size so the collection layer should be large enough to maximize the returns.
Next, players will need to place magma and occasionally wither roses onto dirt blocks. These mobs will have a place to spawn. Wither roses can be used to damage or kill them.
To ensure that the ghasts do not escape from the farm area, players must create a safety net using glass blocks. Place the blocks so that mobs do not spawn, but stay in one spot. The minecart on rails will pick up the items dropped by mobs and deliver them to the hopper, then finally to a chest.