Today, you will learn about Strider in Minecraft. You can use the table of contents above to navigate quickly.

Strider head

The Strider.

Strider Overview

A Strider

A Strider.

Strider is a new passive mob in Minecraft Nether Update. They only spawn inside the Nether. What makes Strider unique is that they can walk on lava and don’t get any damage from it (they also immune to fire). Strider can be ridden by the player to walk across lava in the Nether. 

Strider Jockey

The Strider Jockey.

Sometimes in the Nether, Strider spawns being ridden by its baby or Zombiefied Piglin. A Strider that being ridden by Zombiefied Piglin while holding Warped Fungus on a Stick is called Strider Jockey. 

Strider on lava vs Strider on land

Strider on lava | Strider on land

Strider loves being in lava. If Strider leaves lava (on land), the Strider will shiver, their body will shaking, they move slowly, and its texture would change. 

Just like Bee and Enderman, Strider is not immune to water. They can take damage from direct water, raindrops, and Splash Water Bottle. 

Strider only drops one type of item when it dies, which is String. The player can attract and breed Striders using Warped Fungus.

How to Ride a Strider in Minecraft

Warped Fungus on a Stick and Strider with Saddle

Warped Fungus on a Stick | Strider with Saddle

The player can ride a Strider if the Strider is already equipped with a Saddle. And before the player can control the Strider, the player needs to use Warped Fungus on a Stick. Here’s how to do it:

1. Find a Strider.

To find a Strider, go to the lava ocean in the Nether. Lava ocean can be anywhere at any biome, which is not hard to find. Make sure you have Warped Fungus and a Saddle. You can get Warped Fungus from Warped Forest or Crimson Forest (rare).

2. Attract the Strider and Equipped the Saddle.

After you’ve found the Strider, bring it close to you using Warped Fungi. Then, equip the Saddle to the Strider. Note: Unlike other rideable mobs, you don’t need to tame a Strider to ride it.

3. Ride the Strider and Hold the Warped Fungus on a Stick.

After Strider is equipped with a Saddle, the player needs to use Warped Fungus on a Stick. The Strider will walk forward based on what the player is facing when holding Warped Fungus on a Stick.

It works just like Pigs with Carrot on a Stick. 

The player can also speed up the Strider by clicking Warped Fungus on a Stick while riding the Strider. But doing that will decrease the durability of the Warped Fungus on a Stick.

Tips When Riding a Strider

Here are some tips that might help you when riding the Strider:

1. Use the Basalt pillar.

On the lava ocean, there are some pillars made of Basalt. At the bottom of the pillar, there are Basalt blocks that players can use to stand on safely. Be sure to tie the Strader so it won’t go away.

2. Beware of the Blocks Above the Strider.

The player can get stuck into a block above the Strider. The player can get hurt over time. 

3. Beware of Lava that Flows from the Top.

On the lava ocean, there is lava that flows down. If the Strider passes through, it won’t take any damage. But if the player riding the Strider? It would be a disaster.

4. Be Careful When Riding Strider in open areas.

Ghasts are everywhere in the Nether. They can shot fireballs from the distance while the player riding Strider. Especially in open places.

5. Always tied Strider to a Fence.

Make sure the Strider doesn’t wander around when the player does other things. 

So, that’s all the tutorials about Strider in Minecraft. Be sure to check other mob guides.

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