Best Minecraft 1.16 Seeds (December 2021)

We're taking a look at some great new worlds to start your next build in Minecraft!

The Minecraft 1.16 Nether Update is finally here, and we've got a bunch of great seeds for you to try out in your new Survival world. There is plenty of new content to experience, plus you'll want to make your way down to the Nether to check out the new biomes and harvest new resources including the elusive ancient debris!

If you want to find some seeds for other versions of the game, then check out our Best Minecraft Seeds, Best Minecraft Bedrock Seeds, and Best Minecraft PE Seeds lists!

The Shortlist

  • Java Seeds
    • From Mansion, With Love: 110918009997
    • Life and Death: 328211190642393298
    • The Carpenter's Dream: -3457725174793594040
    • Neverwinter: 627689198065479624
    • Shipwreck Cove: 7777777777988733304
  • Bedrock Seeds
    • Brennenburg Castle: -577384543
    • Master of the Elements: 2111844826
    • Smithtown 2.5: 1835071273
    • Village Valley: -679532036
    • Smithtown: 770405633

Java Seeds

From Mansion, With Love

A mansion in a heart shaped forest in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Killstepz | Seed: 110918009997

If you love Woodland Mansions, then you'll love this seed. At spawn you find yourself in a thick heart-shaped forest outlined by sand and completely encased in a giant Badlands Biome! At the heart of this Forest is a Woodland Mansion, just waiting for you to loot. You know what they say about Minecraft*: Mansion Home is where the heart is!

*Nobody says this.

  • Key Starting Locations
    • Woodland Mansion: 285 75
    • Pillager Outpost: 245 -150
    • Ocean Monument: -840 -710
    • Village #1: -730 -440
    • Village #2: -360 250

Life and Death

A zombie village and normal village island.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: BigBrain5HeadSeed: 328211190642393298 | Platform: Java

In this map, you spawn in a zombie village in a large ocean that branches into a normal village on the other side of the island. Your goal? Protect the villagers at all costs! Scavenge for supplies from the dead zone when you can, but don't bring any of the zombies back. This is a one-of-a-kind seed and an exceptional way to start a new Minecraft Survival world!

  • Key Locations
    • Zombie Village: Spawn
    • Living Village: 5 70 10
    • Ocean Monument: 220 50 635
    • Shipwreck #1: 390 50 -85
    • Shipwreck #2: -230 50 -80

The Carpenter's Dream

All types of wood within 20 blocks.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: llama_boi_4Seed: -3457725174793594040 | Platform: Java

This is a special seed because it features something we have never seen before: all types of overworld wood are within 20 blocks of 0 0. In the image above, you can see Acacia, Spruce, Oak, Birch, Dark Oak, and Jungle Wood are all there. This seed is perfect for those that like to have variety when they're making their first base. It also means you'll have access to every type of tree until you find a better map. This truly is one of the rarest world generation Easter eggs you'll find.

  • Key Locations
    • Stronghold #1: 1396 40 -125
    • Stronghold #2: -956 40 -1292
    • Mineshaft #1: 100 30 20
    • Mineshaft #2: -55 30 105
    • Skeleton Spawner: -45 35 -149

Neverwinter

A Village on a coast in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: PlebiainSeed: 627689198065479624 |  Platform: Java 1.16+

In this beautiful map seed, you spawn right inside a coastal Village that is surrounded by mountains. This is the perfect location to build a massive empire that is protected from raids and pillages. There is only one direction for enemies to come from, so it's really just a matter of fortifying your defenses there. You can also take advantage of the massive mountains and mine straight through them from your hometown.

  • Key Locations
    • Village #1: 70 80 20
    • Village #2: 120 80 520
    • Village #3: -810 80 75
    • Stronghold: 1380 35 1252
    • Mineshaft: 20 35 60

Shipwreck Cove

An island with two shipwrecks in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Plebiain | Seed: 7777777777988733304 | Platform: Java

On Shipwreck Cove, you spawn on a shipwreck, stranded to an island, far from civilization. However, there is another Shipwreck here, which means you might not be alone. Well, in Single Player, you know you're alone. Use your imagination! Make up a story, or just enjoy the peace and solitude of Shipwreck Cove!

  • Key Locations
    • Shipwreck #1: 70 70 25
    • Shipwreck #2: 40 70 -90
    • Mineshaft: -55 40 170
    • Taiga Village: -1212 90 -432
    • Stronghold: -1212 40 -636

Bedrock Seeds

Brennenburg Castle

A Mansion that looks like a castle in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Seed: -577384543

This seed is set up so perfectly that it seems like it's straight out of the horror game Amnesia. You spawn at a Mansion, which is rare for a Bedrock Seed. A short hike away you will find a village with a ravine running through it, and inside the ravine is a visible Stronghold. This is a great seed to use if you're looking to get started and get to the action right away so you can sit pretty as the ruler of your Minecraft world.

  • Key Starting Locations
    • Woodland Mansion: 530 120
    • Stronghold: 915 600
    • Village #1: -165 260
    • Village #2: -345 55
    • Village #3: -310 -275

Master of the Elements

Multiple biome Minecraft seed.

Image Via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: ricecake1111113Seed: 2111844826

In this seed, you spawn in a normal environment. Nothing too fancy. However, put on your hiking boots and adventuring gear, because you're going to want to travel the center of the world (coordinates 0 0) to reach a lake in the middle of six different environments. You'll have Ice, Mountain, Plains, Forest, Mesa, and Mushroom Biomes all within a few hundred blocks of each other, making you the ultimate Master of the Elements!

  • Key Locations
    • Element Center: 0 70 0
    • Stronghold: 1972 35 -716
    • Village #1: 3070 90 -310
    • Village #2: 2370 80 -340
    • Village #3: 1975 80 -700

Smithtown 2.5

A taiga village in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: foot_inspectorSeed: 1835071273

Last month, we featured a seed called Smithtown that boasted four blacksmiths among its residents. We now introduce you to the new, hyper-upgraded version of that town: Smithtown 2.5, home to 10 Blacksmiths. We rarely feature seeds that are too similar to one another, but we had to make an exception this once. With 10 Blacksmiths, your options while trading greatly increase your chances of getting the best battle gear possible. The best part? The village is only about 300 blocks away from spawn!

  • Key Locations
    • Mineshaft #1: 775 35 25
    • Mineshaft #2: 650 35 155
    • Blacksmith Village: 1110 90 100
    • Plains Village: 1060 80 -250
    • Snowy Village: 555 90 -715

Village Valley

A village in a valley in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: Delvin4519Seed: -679532036 |  Platform: Bedrock 1.16+

Don't let this seed's featured image fool you, this is a fluke. You do indeed spawn to a pleasant Taiga Village, with ample wood and resources available. However, if you like Strongholds, you'll have your work cut out for you in this world. This seed offers the village, and a Stronghold built with two spawners in the library. If you can master the dungeon, you deserve bragging rights!

  • Key Locations:
    • Village Valley: -300 80 0
    • Village: 560 80 475
    • Stronghold #1: -1116 40 -204
    • Stronghold #2: -1228 40 -732
    • Double Spawner: -146 24 -399 | -147 24 -388

Smithtown

A Taiga Village in Minecraft.

Image via: Pro Game Guides | Discovered By: fatbirdplayminecraft | Seed: 770405633 | Platform: Bedrock 1.16+

In this incredible seed, you spawn a short walk away from a town with four Blacksmiths. We've featured towns with three blacksmiths before, and those were popular enough as it is. If you travel a short distance on this map, you'll find what we've called Smithtown, which on top of having four Blacksmiths, is an absolutely massive village as well!

  • Key Locations
    • Smithtown: 188 74 76
    • Village #1: 133 80 -285
    • Village #2: -280 80 -310
    • Village #3: -270 80 535
    • Triple Dungeon: -314 36 -343 | -295 19 -339 | -294 15 -359

Don't forget: All Bedrock seeds work on all versions of Minecraft except the PC Version, which runs Java. Minecraft for Windows 10 also uses Bedrock Edition!

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  1. i found a seed that leads to a world made of chests that has stuff in it the seed is -743847384262846864 you cant have mods

  2. Thanks for the life and death seed I love the seed I am starting to fix the village with the cobwebs.<3

  3. This helped out ALOT and even though only 6 intrested me and caught my attention it still helps me and I appreciate your help! Thanks!

  4. OK, so I went through with the smith-town, and I was not disappointed. I went maybe 30 blocks, then BAM, it was there. There were maybe 6 blacksmiths, and I got full iron armor and an iron pick and sword and like 9 obsidian!

  5. I tried all of them and they good for a speedrun but Smithtown 2.5 actually has 10 smithys

  6. Anyone know the cords for the Mushroom Island in the “All Biomes Near Spawn” seed? Thanks!

  7. Great seeds

  8. i actually found a really good seed in the old versions. there were 2 villages but i dont remember what the seed is.

  9. For me it doesn’t work??

    1. Which one isn’t working? You have to be using them on the correct platform, don’t forget.

  10. thanks for seed its working

  11. INSANE! I LOVE IT!

  12. Hey, cool article, though as a tip, I’d not put the most pretty ones both on top next time. Like one on top, one a bit lower, cause it kind of overshadowed the rest of the list, haha.

  13. OK GOOD LIST OF SEEDS I LIKE BUT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE SEEDS SPECIFICALLY FOR INDIVIDUAL PLATFORMS SUCH AS CONSOLE, PC, MOBILE, VR, ETC.

    1. I don’t need to, the two things that are important are Java and Bedrock, and under the pictures, it tells you what version the seed is for. Everything apart from PC uses Bedrock. Of course, PC uses both but in the Minecraft launcher, it tells you what version you are using 🙂

  14. There’s an end fortress under the double blacksmith village

  15. Please add where we do spawn on next seeds

    1. How about just saying thanks and appreciate what you get?

  16. I think I found really good seed.
    Seed: -828704436144144026
    Ruined village: 180 72 -170
    Desert temple: 74 64 -502
    Lava pool 1: 180 70 -352
    Lava pool 2: -124 64 -426
    Lava pool 3: 283 67 -539
    Village: -420 68 -650
    Ruined portal: 203 69 -507
    Hope you enjoy!

  17. I think I found really good seed.
    Seed: -828704436144144026
    Ruined village: 180 72 -170
    Desert temple: 74 64 -502
    Lava pool 1: 180 70 -352
    Lava pool 2: -124 64 -426
    Village: -420 68 -650

    1. bruh the village coords were 1 off from 420 69 AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  18. Hi guys, I tried to type in the mountain top village seed (46663436141796529) and it definitely didn’t take me to that world. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    1. If you are playing on a console it’s Bedrock, it’s always going to be Bedrock. Only PC has Java. If you are playing on PC the Minecraft launcher will tell you if it’s Java or not.

    2. Maybe you typed it wrong? Or maybe he (the author) intended it for an individual platform such as PC or Mobile

  19. at seed -376042977865450385 there was a ship next to the mushroom biome it had a map with a treasure that is hidden next to the village

  20. Hello! I have found an awesome seed for bedrock. These are details.

    -Ruined Portal near spawn

    -A village with 2 blacksmiths right next to it

    -2 lava pools (look for stone in the ground) to make a nether portal

    -A nether fortress, warped forest, nether wastes and basalt deltas

    Hope this interests anyone

    1. What’s the seed number?

    2. Sorry I forgot to add, the seed is ‘heroic’

      1. There was a seed that I was on a while back where I was on a island and I built a nether portal went in and spawned in the warped Forrest flew past that was the basalt delta and a nether fortress. Sadly I don’t remember what seed it was if anyone can look it up I would gladly appreciate it.

        1. Honestly my base in the nether was not the best but it was a great experience

          1. It was on bedrock

  21. I have some problems with the Savanna Village Overlapping w/Dark Oak Forest Seed because the coordinates are not accurate, I cannot find the spot in the picture. Any ideas?

  22. Are there certain mods that spoil these seeds? I tried the double mansion seed and didn’t get that world, just the same boring forest hills world I got with no seed specified.

    Running 1.16.4 with Fabric through MultiMC plus Terrestria & Traverse, which add new biomes.

  23. Hi I am Back I found a Cool Seed, The Seed is 7801033030179011024, It has a Shipwreck with 45 Wheat and 3 leather pants and 18 Rotten Flesh (The Shipwreck is at -284 63 -194) And a Village Nearby! :O, Village is at -454 73 16.Platform: Java, And one of these weird Desert things at -517 68 162

    1. The last seeds spawn is ONE block away from the ravine

      1. Mojang creating that seed be liek : imma make sure player dies in ravine
        Mojang when player is 1 block away from death:

        well ****

  24. This is nice seeds ok cuz there is a lot of loot there

  25. I loaded a new world and the seed is -7110808364283634392 and there is 4 hills and a village near by, Also, There is a village and a blacksmith And when you get to the nether, You will find a fortress at -743 56 -544, Swamp biome at -73 67 -106 also Swamp hut 19 65 -139 and ravine at -1 37 -163 Platform: Java

    1. thx.i appreciate it its very usefull

  26. I have a very rare seed of Minecraft bedrock Edition
    776461192
    In this seed if you beat the end and happen to go to endcity then you will get 2 endcites within 100 blocks from each other means 2 elytras indeed

    1. Do you have it in java ?

    2. hello nice seedie

      1. Where is the end portal room and nether fortress on this seed?

  27. so, i found i really cool seed
    -809887250
    it spawns in 2 villages, one of them have 2 ravines, one in the village, the 2 not so far from them.
    the other village (in savana) have a really big hole, with a mineshaft not so far, it have a jungle with a ravine tho, all of them really close.
    it haves a iceberg in the middle of literally nothing and i think this is really amazing lol

    1. What version of Minecraft? Bedrock or Java?

  28. The woodland mansion with village always spawns with a flame within the mansion that will set it on fire.

    1. yeah I had to go in creative mode just to keep it from burning to the ground

    2. It’s started by lava, if you are fast enough you can block it before it ignites the mansion, the lava comes out at -261, 77, 226

    3. Well, try to make a bucket and put out the fire!

  29. For the double blacksmith near coral reef the nearest end city with an elytra is -1512 100 -904 the nether fortress is 238 53 -372