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Improving Wandering Trader Sales


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    fort nite commented
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    Yeah he sells basically the exact same stuff every time I see him this should fix it

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    Sheepherd XB commented
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    Currently, he's starting to be seen as a bit of a nuisance because his trades are very lacklustre and only occasionally useful. I think he should at least have one of his trades be a "rare trade" where he could offer rare loot like you find in loot chests. For example, he might offer things like:

    • Potions
    • Ender pearls
    • Saddles
    • Shulker Shells
    • Music Discs
    • TNT
    • Things that make you say "Where did he even get this? LOL!"

    This would make him much more exciting to encounter and it should be fine considering he is guaranteed to despawn so players can't keep using these amazing trades forever.

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    A Whimper commented
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    I up voted this because I think there are some glaring omissions from his list. Namely bamboo and sweet berries.
    I look at the wandering trader as a vehicle to get biome specific items. He carries basically every type of plant except for bamboo and sweet berries. I won't quibble over crop's because they are available in most villages which you need to visit to get the emeralds for trading anyways. I mean the guy has tropical fish in a bucket and blocks of coral for crying out loud but no bamboo?

    I actually disagree with the wandering trader having rare items. I think players should have to work for their diamond armor but I don't think they should have to travel 30 minutes to generate new map to find biome specific items.

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    John Sliger commented
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    Far as rare items go, how about nether wart? When I harvested nether wart,  I kept being killed now I can't find anymore.

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    When I met him first time, I was happy to finally see him, but the more and more he appeared, the more and more it is less appealing. After like 8-10th Trader, I ignored him and I do till that. That is why I made this suggestion. Because after few visits, he is less useful that coarse dirt. Also, I think the more items he can sell the better, because then when you see him, you will ask yourself: ,,What will he sell this time?". And he should have rare items, because when those would show up, you would have similar feeling like finding those in loot in chest (unless u wouldn't have enough emeralds to pay, then it would be RIP)

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    AnimalLeaf67 commented
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    I believe the Wandering Trader should also offer Shulker Boxes.

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    TWilde1988 commented
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    At the VERY LEAST the wandering trader should sell all items that are not obtainable if you are playing on peaceful mode.

    Ghast tears, Blaze rods and Spider eyes for potion brewing

    Bones to tame dogs

    Ender pearls to enter the end 

    Rotten flesh for trading

    String for Tripwires

    Phantom membrane for Elytra repairs 


    and for other incredibly rare items the price should be incredibly steep and they should sell only one at a time

    Mob heads (for fun)

    A Nether Star for 64 Emeralds + 3 Wither Skeleton heads (which you would need to buy from the trader in the first place)

    Shulker shells for 48 Emeralds

    Tridents for 48 Emeralds


    Items that naturally occur but are hard to get should not be sold (Elytra but players should be given the opportunity to get to the end to fine some)


    I know that I would buy Ghast tears given the chance while playing on normal difficulty