Do you want to learn how to get Scutes in Minecraft? Check out this guide to learn everything you need about them.
Minecraft has added more and more unique and interesting features with every update over the years. One of them is the Aquatic Update in 2018 which added Turtles, Turtle Eggs, and Scutes.
It’s always fun to learn, explore, and discover stuff about new additions to the game. But sometimes, players ignore passive mobs and do not know about the interesting and helpful features they offer.
In this article, you’ll be learning how to get Scutes in Minecraft and what you can use them for.
What are Scutes in Minecraft?
Scutes in Minecraft are items that can be obtained from baby turtles when they mature into adults. They have a chance of dropping one scute when they turn into an adult turtle. Scutes are usually obtained and farmed by players because they can be crafted into turtle shells.
Scutes can be used to craft a turtle shell helmet, which is a type of armor that provides protection to the player when worn. It can also be used to make the Turtle Master Potion. And since it’s a component of turtle shells, Scutes can be used to repair shells as well.
There are quite a few awesome perks that Scutes bring to the table. That’s why many Minecraft players are wondering how to get Scutes in Minecraft.
How to Get Scutes in Minecraft
Step 1: Find Two Adult Turtles
Scutes can be obtained from Baby Turtles when they turn into adults. So first, you need to find sea turtles. They can be located in Beach Biomes but don’t spawn in Snowy and Stone Beaches. You need at least two mature turtles so that you can start your turtle farms and harvest scutes later.
Remember that turtles will only lay eggs on their home beach. They won’t produce any if you lure them to another location. So your Scute farm/turtle farm has to be on the beach where you found your adult turtles.
Step 2: Breed the Turtles
Once you find two adult turtles, feed the Parents with Seagrass to make them enter love mode and breed and lay eggs. One of the turtles will be slightly bigger and will head back to its home.
You have to follow it, and you’ll know it’s laying its eggs when it looks like it’s digging. Once they do, you can wait for 4-5 game days for the eggs to hatch.
Pro Tip: You can use a Silk Touch Pickaxe to collect the turtle eggs and relocate them near your base. That way, you’ll have a turtle farm that is nearer and more accessible.
Step 3: Feed the Baby Turtles
To prevent turtles from wandering off or being attacked by other mobs, you should build a fence or wall around your turtle farm. Create a small enclosure on the beach around the egg or near your base. The enclosure should have at least 4×4 blocks and a sand floor.
Once the baby turtles have hatched, you have to feed them with Sea Grass about ten times to make them grow into Mature Turtles. Every baby turtle that finishes its growth process will drop a single scute.
Alternatively, you can also get Scutes from Expert-level Cleric Villagers in a trade. You can trade for 4 Scutes in exchange for one emerald. This should only be done as a last resort, as emeralds are rare and valuable in Minecraft.
Uses of Scutes in Minecraft
Now that you know how to get scutes from turtles, here are the nice things you can use them for.
- Crafting turtle shells: You can use scutes to craft turtle shells, which can be worn as a helmet and provide protection from underwater hazards. They provide the same protection as an Iron Helmet but with the added benefit of allowing you to hold your breath longer underwater.
- Brewing Potion of the Turtle Master: Turtle Shells can be combined with an Awkward Potion to make a Potion of the Turtle Master that gives the player IV Resistance and IV Slowness.
- Repairing Turtle Shells: Scutes can be used to repair damaged Turtle Shells using an Anvil.
- Trading with villagers: Some villagers, such as fishermen, will trade scutes for emeralds.
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Now you know how to get Scutes in Minecraft. You can go ahead and start your Turtle Farm and start your production. This proves that even the most passive mobs still have something to offer that makes them worth interacting with.
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