How to Tame, Ride, and Breed Llama in Minecraft 1.11

Learn how to ride, control and breed llamas in this quick guide to Minecraft 1.11.

Llama is a new exotic animal that has been added to the latest Minecraft 1.11 update. It can be found on certain biomes, such as savanna and extreme hills, and they can be tamed for the purpose of carrying your stuff.

There are a few things to know before taming and breeding llamas, and this guide will help you figure it all out.

How to ride a llama

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Llamas are similar to horses, meaning that you can ride them and decorate them. However, horse saddles and armor won’t work as a decoration, so you need to use carpets instead.

In order to tame a llama, walk up to it and start pressing the right mouse button -- just like with the horses. In a few clicks the llama of your choice will show affection to you by generating hearts.

Now, you will be able to ride your llama and equip it with a chest to keep your items inside. But you need to consider that llamas can have varying strengths, meaning that different llamas will be able to carry different amounts of items.

Here is the breakdown for each point of strength:

  • llama with a strength of 1 - will carry 3 slots
  • llama with a strength of 2 - will carry 6 slots
  • llama with a strength of 3 - will carry 9 slots
  • llama with a strength of 4 - will carry 12 slots
  • llama with a strength of 5 - will carry 15 slots

How to control a llama

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Unfortunately, you cannot ride and control a llama at the same time. However, you can attach a lead to it and make it follow you.

It is important to note that once you attach a lead to one of the llamas the rest of the herd will follow. This will form a caravan, and when you put a lead on another llama, a second caravan will form, and so on.

It is a good idea to keep your llamas together, as they will be more likely to survive during the encounters with hostile mobs by using their spit attacks.

How to breed llamas

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First, you need to make sure that you have two tamed llamas. You can put leads on them and keep them together.

Then, use a hay bale for them to start mating. If you don’t have a hay bale, then find nine pieces of wheat to be able to craft one block of hay.

As soon as you show your llamas the hay bale, you will notice hearts appearing between them, meaning that the baby llama is coming soon. In just a moment you will see a baby llama spawning near its parents.

In this simple way you can create an entire llama farm.

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.

Published Dec. 13th 2017

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