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Desert Well
A desert well


On foot, or by other usual means of travel


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Environmental Features:

Same as the Desert in which it is located



A Desert Well is a rare structure introduced in 1.2.1, which can usually be found in remote Desert locations with no other structures nearby. It is also possible to occasionally find a desert well near a Village, an Abandoned Mineshaft, or Desert Temple.


A desert well is made of sandstone blocks and slabs. It always spawns in a Desert Biome. It is considered to be very rare, even though large amounts usually spawn near Desert Temples. It contains five blocks of water, four on the outside, and one in the center. When a block of water is taken from the sides, it will not reappear, but it will be replaced if taken from the center. The shaft of the well may extend several blocks down into the ground.


The well's main purpose is to simply provide a decorative structure for a mostly plain biome. The well can also provide players with a source of water in the desert, where it is unlikely to find other water sources.


  • Sometimes, there will be desert wells on either side of a Desert Temple, though highly unlikely.
  • Occasionally, the center of the well will protrude downward into a Dungeon, Stronghold, or Abandoned Mineshaft if one has happened to generate nearby.
  • It can be found near a desert village because there is water to grow crops.


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