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Regional Wandering Traders [1.17+]

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Level 36 : Artisan Modder
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Regional Wandering Traders

Feel like Wandering Traders could use a bit more variety? With the introduction of so many new items and blocks, Wandering Traders are a bit outdated with their trades. They sell plants, disappointment, and annoyance.

What is this?

This pack replaces the old and boring Wandering Trader with 9 different varieties of Wandering Traders, with their custom trades related to the region they come from. Bet you've never seen a Beekeeping trader before.

To prevent players from acquiring dimensional items before entering the corresponding dimension, the Nether and End traders will only accept currency from their respective dimensions.


Don't like a trader? Since v2.0 you can disable them individually!
/function rwt:config

List of regions and trades

You can find the list of trades here (Google Docs).

You can suggest new/modified trades here (Google Forms)!

If you want to access the list of trades without visiting this page, you can run the following command. It will paste the link in the chat.
/function rwt:info
Want to create your own trader?

You can create a datapack extension using this template - everything is ready for you! It should be pretty well documented, so just hop in and take a look!

If you can contribute with translations please feel free to send me a message here or create a pull request on GitHub.

Other stuff

Is this datapack compatible with ...?
Older Minecraft versions?

-> There's a special download link available for 1.16. I do NOT intend on supporting the 1.16 releases - this is a one-time-only thing.
-> Other versions: NO

Other datapacks?

-> If the other datapacks modify the Wandering Trader trades, it most probably is NOT compatible.
-> If the other datapacks append extra trades to the end of the trade list, it IS compatible.

Otherwise, there's a high chance that it is compatible. Even if the datapacks change the spawning rules for Wandering Traders.

Wait... Isn't this the same as Astrune's BetterWanderingTraders?
Yes and no. You could consider this a spin-off of Astrune's datapack. I wrote everything from scratch and added:

· Dynamic trades, instead of a preset list of trades, using loot tables. You will (probably) never get two traders with the exact same trades.
· NBT information. This means potions, enchanted items, enchanting books, other custom stuff.
· More variety in the trades. This means both buying and selling has been modified.
· 1.17 items (Sculk sensors, Amethyst crystals, Copper ore, Candles...).
· Different traders! Beekeeper and Hunter.

Astrune is aware that I have created this pack using Better Wandering Traders as a base, and has given permission to post it. Proof:

Astrune permission to post datapack
CreditAstrune for creating the original datapack that was used as inspiration.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.18

16 Update Logs

Version 2.5 is out! : 10/06/2021 3:46:27 pmOct 6th

  • Now ignores entities tagged with "global.ignore"
  • Added support for translations
  • Attached resourcepack with translations for: English(US), English(GB), English(CA), English(AU) English(Pirate Speak), English(LOLcat)

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10/20/2021 9:54 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Juleea avatar
Thank you! bees....
10/17/2021 1:01 am
Level 1 : New Collective
1800kiaya avatar
where do you get topaz from in order to trade with them?
10/17/2021 7:22 am
Level 36 : Artisan Modder
pizzaspren avatar
Topaz? If you mean Quartz, you can mine it in the Nether
10/08/2021 3:51 am
Level 38 : Artisan Toast
InnerToast avatar
bruh, even if the trades are broken, that's the point of wandering traders lol

10/10 datapack
09/12/2021 2:22 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
AriElM24 avatar
I think 1 ancient debris per 16 quarks is broken, probably 1 stack and a second item would be more balanced and even something similar for the netherite tools. and the cave trader should also sell calcite. By the way, great work, amazing datapack!
09/12/2021 5:01 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Modder
pizzaspren avatar
Thanks for the positive comments. About the trade you mention:
  • Nether Wanderer has a 11% chance to be selected.
  • Ancient debris has a 10% chance to be selected as a trade.
  • You can only purchase 2 Ancient Debris, which is not enough to make an ingot.

Feel free to add suggestions in the linked form.
08/27/2021 1:12 pmhistory
Level 16 : Journeyman Explorer
BarryMeyers avatar
Out of curiosity, why does this data pack require a force-loaded shulker box? I thought that this data pack only change the trades and do not manipulate any items?
08/27/2021 7:43 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Modder
pizzaspren avatar
The items are rolled from a loot table so they are dynamic. For the time being, there's no option to roll a loot table into storage directly, so I need to convert the items to NBT somehow. I do this by looting them into the shulkerbox and copying them from the Items NBT.
08/28/2021 1:07 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Explorer
BarryMeyers avatar
Ah, that is understandable. I hope one force-loaded chunk will not cause significant lag. I have not experienced any lag with this data pack, but I was wondering if the force-loading was necessary for any purpose.
08/21/2021 4:21 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
alechretien avatar
Me aparecio uno que intercambia 16 de cuarzo por un escombro ancestral, muy desbalanceado, que lastima lo único malo que le encontré al datapack, todo lo demás es genial.
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