Top 20 Minecraft 1.17 Seeds for December 2020

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Mojang has finally released the first few snapshots for the Caves and Cliffs update for Minecraft 1.17 (20w48a). It adds new amethyst cluster blocks, powder snow, and dripstone.

Amethyst clusters can be mined underground in special cave formations that look absolutely gorgeous. Powder snow can be used to freeze mobs and other players. And dripstone is still being added, which means it's available only in creative mode for now.

With that in mind, this month's list is focusing on the new update, showcasing some of the best seeds that represent the beauty of Caves and Cliffs and its additions. 

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Seed: -1996074502918126134

Coordinates: 150, 200
Biomes: Desert

In this seed, you will spawn in a tiny desert next to a half-buried ruined portal. Luckily, finishing it won't take much work since it only lacks a few obsidian blocks.

Go to coordinates 100, -100 and start digging to find an abandoned mineshaft connected to an amethyst cluster and a spider dungeon.

If a village is what you're looking for, you can find one at coordinates -350, 200.

Seed: -2102555727535557493

Coordinates: -50, -50
Biomes: Ocean

After you spawn in this seed, travel to coordinates 1000, -1300, where you will find an exposed stronghold, an exposed amethyst cluster above it, and an ocean monument very close to the shore.

On your way, you will pass two villages at coordinates -200, -900 and 150, -1350.

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Seed: 4977786462566364837

Coordinates: -150, -50
Biomes: Various

Here, you will spawn next to a fantastic-looking shattered plateau. On top, you will find a full village! 

From there, you can see five different biomes: plains, desert (in which you can find a semi-buried temple at coordinates 50, 300), snowy tundra, extreme hills, and savanna.

Seed: 6359547212784167993

Coordinates: 50, 250
Biomes: Taiga

Spawn and go to coordinates 350, 250, where you will find a taiga village with a ruined portal merged with one of the houses. 

This portal will lead you straight to the bastion remnant hoglin stables in the nether, so if you were looking to start a hoglin farm, then this would be a fantastic seed to start with. 

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Seed: 911088255053741293

Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Mesa, Tall Birch Hills

Encountering super rare biomes like tall birch hills at spawn is a one-in-a-million chance, but this seed gives you exactly that. On top of that, there's a desert village that occupies part of a mesa and swampland nearby.

Beyond the birch hills, you will find another village at coordinates -300, 50.

Seed: 9028338446223346027

Coordinates: 50, -250
Biomes: Ocean

In this seed, you will spawn on a tiny survival island next to a much bigger one. The larger island has a desert village and temple at coordinates 50, 50.

If you go another several hundred blocks, to coordinates -800, 100, you will find another island village right above an ocean monument.

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Seed: -4285686648222502032

Coordinates: -150, 50
Biomes: Plains, Forest

This Minecraft seed has a double village and large ruined portal at spawn! The great thing about larger ruined portals is that they always provide you with free obsidian blocks, since you only need 14 of them to activate the portal.

Once you have the portal ready, you can find a bastion remnant structure at coordinates -200, 100 in the nether. 

Seed: 367320389200009836

Coordinates: 250, 250
Biomes: Various

It is unusual to see two of the rarest biomes in Minecraft  mushroom island and shattered savanna — merging near spawn. But here, in this seed, the two biomes meld so perfectly that you can barely tell apart.

Aside from the environmental anomaly, this seed gives you access to a small plains village on the ocean shore just behind the hills.

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Seed: -440376300492410791

Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Desert, Savanna, Extreme Hills

In this seed, you will spawn in a narrow valley, which is populated by acacia villagers, between a shattered savanna plateau and extreme hills on the other. 

There is a buried temple in the desert biome right next to the valley; it can be uncovered at coordinates 50, -150.

Seed: -4285980127926612769

Coordinates: -100, 150
Biomes: Forest, Nether

Here, you will spawn between two villages near an exposed ruined portal at coordinates 150, 250.

This portal will take you to a nether location that has two bastion remnant hoglin stables (standing next to each other) at nether coordinates -100, 50.

Seed: 6795940333822592077

Coordinates: 200, 250
Biomes: Plains, Mesa

In this seed, you will see a village with two blacksmiths near spawn. There is also a ruined portal very close to an eroded badlands biome.

Just 100 blocks north, across the swampland, you will find another village at coordinates 350, -200. Both villages can be easily connected by a bridge for some adventurous fun.

Seed: 1591479477284882667

Coordinates: 50, 150
Biomes: Desert, Plains, Jungle

This Minecraft seed has a village, jungle pyramid, and desert temple right at spawn! 

In the eastern part of the jungle biome, you will find another village at coordinates 100, 150.

To the west, across the desert, there is the third village in a savanna biome, located at coordinates -950, -300.

Seed: 2115116628201592787

Coordinates: 50, -100
Biomes: Ocean

You can find some of Minecraft's finest-looking blocks in coral reefs. That's why finding them at spawn on top of an island village is such a rare occurrence.

This seed offers a whole archipelago of islands within a decent distance of each other, which makes for a really fun survival game.

Seed: -14655778771727879

Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Plains, Taiga

This seed has a double village and ruined portal at spawn! The two villages occupy different biomes, but the real winner here is the nether portal that will take you to the fortress.

It's a magnificent seed that can also be used for speedrunning once you reach a stronghold at coordinates -1200, 1000.

Seed: 19140298416324632

Coordinates: 50, 50
Biomes: Crimson Forest

When you spawn, you will see a village and a ruined portal at coordinates 50, 250. The portal will send you into the crimson nether, right under the bridges of a fortress.

Crimson fungi will help you reach the top of the fortress and farm some mobs.

Seed: -4368732925595056358

Coordinates: -50, 250
Biomes: Various

Here, you will spawn on a terrific oversized island, consisting of four biomes: desert, savanna, plains, and mushroom island.

The best part of this seed is the acacia village that connects all four biomes in a very unusual manner.

North of the island, you will also find an ocean monument at coordinates 150, -300.

Seed: 8790924321053454008

Coordinates: 200, 50
Biomes: Ocean

Some seeds offer so much that you can hardly believe your luck, as is the case with this Minecraft seed. First, you will find three villages not too far from spawn at the following coordinates:

  1. 750, -700
  2. 1050, -300
  3. 1300, 50

Second, there is an exposed stronghold and underwater ruined portal at coordinates 1550, -450. Lastly, there is a mushroom island with an ocean monument at coordinates 1600, -850.

Seed: -3022789163675233444

Coordinates: 50, 200
Biomes: Ice Spikes

Here, there are at least four villages around spawn. They are near the ice spikes biome, and they are located at the following coordinates:

  1. 100, 300
  2. -100, 50
  3. 800, 50
  4. 800, -150

There is also a pillager outpost at coordinates 50, -150, which stands roughly between the four settlements.

Seed: 2985732287620474688

Coordinates: -100, -200
Biomes: Desert, Savanna, Plains

In this seed, you will spawn right next to a village, a ruined portal, and a desert temple. In the north-eastern portion of this seed, there are two more villages in a shattered savanna biome at coordinates 50, 50 and 100, -200.

In the west, there is an island village not too far from the shore at coordinates -850, 50.

Seed: -1237856598898217497

Coordinates: 150, 100
Biomes: Mesa, Plains, Forest

The giant mesa biome at spawn has three villages at the following coordinates:

  1. 250, -200
  2. 250, 200
  3. 550, 250

The last village also has a desert temple merged with several village huts.

That's it for this month's best Minecraft seeds for 1.17. Check out more Minecraft articles right here, including a huge catalog of awesome seeds for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!

Published Dec. 1st 2020

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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.

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