Minecraft Hero of the Village Effect Guide

Hero of the Village Effect Guide

Who doesn’t want to be a hero? Doing well for others is great, but getting something in return is even better. In Minecraft, you can be a hero of the village and get some benefits in return.

Villagers in Minecraft are not always the nicest people, especially when doing business. They often trade unfairly and charge more than the item’s actual worth. Well, won’t you be happy to get a discount from these villagers?

In the hero of the village effect, you can do that. Let’s not waste any time and get straight to it.

What is a Hero of the Village in Minecraft?

Hero of the village is a valuable status effect in Minecraft that allows you to trade with villagers at a meager rate.  

It started after killing the pillagers’ caption, which activates the bad omen effect. Therefore, when you enter a village with this effect, pillagers raid. To get the hero of the village effect, you have to save the villagers from this raid. 

Now you can get gifts and trade at discounted prices until the effect wears off or you leave the village.

How Does The Hero of The Village Effect Work?

After defeating the raid, you get the status effect of the hero of the village. That allows you to get a 30% discount on all purchases at level 1.

There are five to seven levels of this effect. At every level, the number of pillagers, Vindicators, Witches, and Ravagers increases, and you have to defeat them all to get a higher level in the game. As levels go up, you can trade at a more discounted price.

The discount you will get at every level will be;

  • Level 1 – 30%
  • Level 2 – 36%
  • Level 3 – 42%
  • Level 4 – 48%
  • Level 5 – 55%

 As you pay in emeralds, the minimum discount on the price can be one emerald, so there is no free item.  

For How Long Does the Hero of the Village Stay effective?

 The hero of the village effect stays activated from 40 to 60 days, depending on the version you are playing in. A condition to get a discount on everything is to remain in the same village where you defend the villagers. The villagers will show their gratitude by giving low prices.

If you try to move to another village, the effect will wear off within a few seconds. In other words, the range of the effect is 20 blocks. If you move away from this radius, you lose the hero of the village status effect.

Items You Get as Gifts from Villagers

 In Minecraft, villagers also throw gifts at you to show appreciation and gratitude. But for that, you have to have the hero of the village effect and stay within five blocks radius where villagers can see you. That is an excellent way of getting items you can’t farm in Minecraft, like leather, coal, and books. Here is the list of objects you can get;

  • Butcher- cooked meat of any chicken, rabbit, pork chop, mutton, and steak.
  • Armour – Helmet, chest plate, boots, and leggings.
  • Cartographer – maps, and papers.
  • Fisherman – row cord and salmon fish.
  • Farmer – bread, pumpkins, and cookies.
  • Baby – poppy
  • Cleric – Redstone dust and lapis lazuli
  • Leatherworker – leather
  • Librarian – books
  • Mason – clay
  • Shepherd – wool
  • Toolsmith – different stone tools like shovels, pickaxes, hoes, and axes.
  • Weaponsmith – different axes of golden, iron, and stone.
  • Nitwit – seeds
  • Fletcher – Arrows and spectral arrows.

Java and Bedrock Edition Comparison

This effect favors Java over the Bedrock edition. You have five levels in Java but only one level (30% discount) in the Bedrock edition. However, you can use commands to increase as much level as you want.

In the Java edition, the effect will remain activated for 40 minutes, and 60 minutes in the Bedrock edition.


Here is all the critical information about the hero of the village status effect, its uses, powers, and benefits. You can get it simply by fighting and winning against the raids.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your status effect and enjoy the perks of being a hero.

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