Minecraft is a very popular game, and it’s the best-selling game ever. And even though it has so many people playing it, most don’t know all of its mechanics. Today we explain one of those mechanics: What is the “bad omen” in Minecraft and how to remove its effect?
What is ‘bad omen’ in Minecraft and how to remove its effect?
“Bad Omen” effect
Bad omen is an effect of Minecraft. If you are not familiar with the term, an effect is a condition that affects an entity. A very common effect is that of poison. When a cave spider bites, it grants you the “Poison” effect, which periodically takes life away from you until you heal , just like you can heal villagers turned into zombies, or die.
Another very common effect is hunger. When you consume rotten meat or when you are attacked by a Husk, it gives you the “Hunger” effect, causing your hunger bar to empty much faster.
You can see the effects you have at any time by opening your inventory . Also, any entity that has an effect will be noticed by the purple particles that appear around it (unless that option is disabled).
“Bad Omen” in Minecraft is a very particular effect for several reasons. To obtain this effect you should not consume or be attacked by anyone, or be near any place. This effect is obtained by killing the leader of the raiders , something that usually happens when trying to survive an assault .
The leader of the looters is the looter who carries the looters’ flag on his head . Killing him automatically gains the “Bad Omen” effect. If you already have this effect and kill another leader, the Bad Omen levels up , up to a maximum of level 5.
What does this effect do?
If you have this effect and don’t know what it does, you are likely to feel a bit uncomfortable, like something is going to happen at any moment. But don’t worry, unlike poison and starvation, this effect doesn’t do anything to you. But this effect is not harmless, not at all. “Bad Omen” summons an assault on a village . If you don’t know what an assault is, we’ll explain it to you:
An assault begins when a player with “Bad Omen” enters a village . When the assault begins, a bar appears at the top of the screen, telling you to ring the village bell to signal the villagers to take refuge.
The bar that appears on your screen is an indicator of how long until the round is over. The assault consists of a number of Raiders, Vindicators, Witches, and other monsters that will appear outside the village and enter to attack it.
Raiders won’t rest until every villager has been killed . If you are caught in an assault, you have two options. You can run as fast as possible , as the raiders are concentrated in the village and will not chase you , or you can fight them , but keep in mind that they are very powerful.
The “Bad Omen” effect was introduced for more advanced players. If you want to defeat an assault, you must prepare very well, with Diamond Swords, healing potions, shields, bows, arrows, strong armor and other tools that help you in combat.
An assault is only ended when all the assailants have died, or when all the villagers have died. So if you manage to lure your villagers in and catch them in their house blocking the entrance , the assault never ends.
You can take advantage of this mechanic to die as many times as you want and respawn to continue fighting until you win, without fear that you may lose the assault. Be aware that muggers can break doors , so use stone or a solid block to block their way.
How to remove the bad omen in Minecraft?
“Bad Omen” is an unusual effect in its duration. If you leave it there, it will disappear after one week of the game . Each game day lasts 20 minutes, but remember that you can always skip the night by using a bed.
You can also remove any effects from the game using the game’s natural antidotes: Dying, passing through an End portal, and drinking milk. However, the best thing you can do is let your sense of adventure drive you to try to defeat the assaults. Prepare well and defend a village!