How to Ride a Strider in Minecraft And Why You Should Do It

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When we’re talking about mounts in Minecraft, animals that might initially come to your mind are probably horses, donkeys, llamas, or . But, we cannot forget about the adorable lava-enjoyers in the Nether dimension – striders. Yes, these strange-looking mobs are rideable and are quite useful because of that. So, in this guide, we will teach you to ride a strider in Minecraft and why you should do it.

Striders are common mobs inside the Nether dimension. You’ll find them in usually in groups of 2-4 striders. They spawn on lava that has air blocks above it. Most commonly, you’ll spot these mobs on the large lava pools or seas in the Nether.

Baby striders spawn as well occasionally on top of an adult strider. These babies will eventually grow up and still stay on top of the other strider.

However, there is one more mob that can spawn riding a strider, and it’s a zombified piglin. This pig-like mob will carry a warped fungus on a stick and the strider below will be equipped with a saddle.

If you spot a zombie pigman riding a strider, then you’re in luck, as half of the requirement needed for riding this mob is fulfilled, as long as you get rid of the zombified piglin.

It’s also possible for the piglin to suffocate in a block and die, so you may even find saddled striders in the world. Speaking of riding a strider, let’s see what exactly you need to do so in Minecraft.

To ride a strider, you will need the following items:

Now that weird zombified piglin makes much more sense, right? Saddle is the obvious requirement here. You cannot craft it, but instead get it in several other ways. Check out our guide on for more details.

Warped fungus on a stick is an item you can craft with a and a warped fungus. This mushroom generates on nylium in both warped and crimson forests. Make sure to place the fungus diagonally downwards from the fishing rod inside the crafting grid to make this strange tool. The reason we need warped fungus on a stick will become apparent in just a second.

After you obtain the saddle and the warped fungus on a stick, let’s see how to ride a strider.

Riding a strider may seem like a very dangerous activity. You’re usually completely surrounded by lava and only have a warped fungus on a stick as a steering wheel. But you’d be surprised how calm and safe it is to ride a strider.

There are no mobs around, apart from an occasional ghast or a skeleton on the edge of terrain. So besides lava, there is not much to worry about. Though if you make fire resistance potions, lava won’t be a threat either.

Moreover, lava seas usually connect spread-out areas. So if you travel on top of it, you’ll explore the Nether quite easily and quickly. There is no crazy terrain nor obstructions in the way, but just plain and flat lava sea. Riding a strider is similar to rowing a across an ocean in the Overworld.

So, that’s how you can ride a strider in Minecraft and why it’s a good idea. No matter whether you’re simply interested in only getting with the strider or you’ve never ridden a strider before, we hope this guide helped you. If it did, don’t forget to share it with your friends. So, are you a fan of the strider? Tell us in the comments below!