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McMMO Grinders -- How To

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Dreaches's Avatar Dreaches
Level 34 : Artisan Pirate
If you read the title and clicked on this, you know what this is about, so let's just start.

Before you build any of these grinders, please keep in mind that some servers do not allow these, for various reasons such as creating lag, being unfair to other players, making it too easy to level, etc, etc. It is not my fault if you build any of these without first reading the rules and making sure that it's alright and get banned. So please, don't comment saying; "omg i band u suck."
Thank you.


Powerleveling is when you farm easy-to-level stats, like Excavation or Acrobatics, just so you can have a higher powerlevel. I do this on servers where it's more laid back, but, on faction servers, you only want to train the stats you'll use. So, obviously, you should strive for 500 swords as opposed to 500 herbalism. Some servers cap their mcmmo stats, so you may have a hard time doing this.

(I did some testing here, ouch.) The minimum block height you can fall from in vanilla Minecraft and die from is 24 blocks. So 23 is maximum you can survive. Now, a lot of servers do not allow auto-grinders, so let's steer away from those. With this information in mind, let's build our grinder.

1) Build a 23 block tower, any material is alright.
2) Build a ladder up the side.
3) For maximum efficiency, and if you are alright with this, have a cactus nearby so you can die and respawn with full health. You can always wait, however. 
4) Jump.
5) Repeat. I suggest trying to land in different places as if you land on the same spot multiple times you stop getting McMMO xp.

{Keep in mind that Feather Falling IV will not help, since it reduces fall damage, it also reduces the xp.}

This is a simple method that does not require a spawner. Simply patience. 

1) Build an X by X by 3 cave underground. Make it large, such as 50, 100, or even 500 blocks wide. 
2) Make it completely dark. 
3) Wait for mobs to spawn. They will spawn naturally, and thus give you mcmmo xp! Congrats, you built a darkroom!

{Xp for combat skills is gained by the damage you deal. Using Sharpness/Power V will increase this. However, Flame I and Fire Aspect II are DoT effects and thus give no xp.}

On servers with Kraken, this could be difficult. 

1) Build a small room filled with water, and build a window into it where no water will flow inside.
2) Make a redstone pulse that will push a piston out every once and a while.
3) Build an iron block (McMMO anvil) that will push out in front of the window.
4) Spam your use key, and you will auto-fish, and if you have a lot of string on you, it will constantly repair your fishing rod.

{This is illegal on several servers, use with permission.}

You can't get xp for Alchemy by using hoppers, sadly. So you have to put the ingrediants in yourself. Set up a ton of brewing stands in a single row, and make a potion. Give it redstone, then glowstone, then redstone, etc. Walk rounds on the row interchanging the ingrediants. You'll keep getting xp.

{This one is perfectly legal but takes a lot of glowstone/redstone.}

Do I honestly need to make a guide for this? Grab a shovel, break dirt.

Grab an Eff V Diamond Pickaxe and mine yourself a darkroom. While your mining goes up, since Smelting is a child stat, it will also go up.

Build several rows of sugarcane, and run though breaking them at eye level.

Find a jungle, take a diamond axe, and tree fell. If you have a low Woodcutting stat, this can give up to 5 levels.

Phew. That was rather long.
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11/19/2018 9:27 am
Level 1 : New Miner
UltimateAuraToad's Avatar
A good grinder for herbalism is to sit in a 1x1 water hole. And then place and break lilly pads as quickly as possible. Just keep spamming RMB and then LMB and you'll have tons of herbalism xp in no time at all!
03/05/2016 11:26 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Midnight_Rein's Avatar
Actually, as an excavation grinder the easiest way to set something up is build a Snow Golem and trap it in a 1x1 fence enclosure. Since Snow Golems are programmed to leave their trail of snow, there will always be the small patch of snow under it. Nab an efficiency diamond shovel and make the block under him obsidian and you should be good to grind away! Using Stone shovels you can also get some good Repair exp. Perfectly legal on servers unless you use an auto clicker.

As for Acrobatics, it's a little more efficient to build a massive step-tower, usually in drops of 6-10 from build height to bedrock. Most servers have that handy /sethome command, so you can set your home up top (or just sleep in a bed uptop) and jump down the step-tower. Make sure to have a regen beacon for this or be prepared to die A LOT.

Sugar Cane for Herbalism is a great play! Keep in mind though that each segment except for the bottom one gives you exp though, and even though it takes longer there's more experience in it if you break the top block of the sugar cane before the ones at eye-level.

In mining; The End is your best friend, and an Efficiency Pickaxe helps miles. Both Obsidian (from the pillars) and the Endstone are worth quite a lot of Experience. Usually the End Dragon is already several levels of dead in servers unless they're baby new, so you don't have to worry about that so much.

Endermen are also some of your best friends when you're training up Swords/Axes/Unnarmed skills. Set up a quick spawning platform far away from the isle that they can't escape from and wail on them for a while.
11/26/2015 8:03 am
Level 22 : Expert Network
Inamine's Avatar
Great guide, I just want to point out a couple things that I learned from being a server owner. 
You can change the EXP gain from feather falling, so if you are are some servers, you may get more exp from feather falling.
XP from every block is configurable in the mcmmo config, so it is possible that certain blocks are "nerfed" making it almost pointless to try to farm them. I'd suggest, if the sugar cane seems to be getting you nowhere, to try a pumpkin farm with an eff 5 axe.
seed = S
pump/dirt = P
water = W
Make the farm like this:

Water reaches out 4 blocks from it, so water on both sides reaches 8 blocks between it. Once this is done, stand where a seed is, with your cursor on the pumpkin, making it break both without moving. Simply hold the break button and move left. This is also a good way to earn cash on economy servers.
08/31/2015 8:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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+1 Diamond
08/08/2014 7:00 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
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Thnx alot ima diamond this!
08/08/2014 8:16 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pirate
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You're welcome!
06/25/2014 9:31 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Droid
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This is pritty usefull thanks man Diamond and a sub for you :D
06/25/2014 12:24 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pirate
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