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How To Get A Sculk Sensor In Minecraft

A complete guide on how to make a Sculk Sensor in Minecraft and its uses.

Sculk Sensors are organic blocks that detect vibrations made by movement or action. They emit a redstone signal when triggered. The Sculk Sensor was introduced in the 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update and revolutionizes building strategies. In this article, we will show you how to make a sculk sensor in Minecraft. Keep reading.

What are Sculk Sensors in Minecraft?


As mentioned earlier, Sculk Sensors are organic blocks. These blocks are bluish-purple in color and have tentacle-like part attached to the top.

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Sculk Sensors can detect movement upto 8 blocks away from where they are located. You can avoid being detected by the Sculk Sensor by sneaking past it. Another method to avoid detection is placing a blocks of wool around the sensor, rendering it incapable of sending signals.


Upon detecting movement, they emit a redstone signal along with a yellowish light. The redstone signal strength is inversely proportional to the distance of the source of movement to the Sculk Sensor. This means that the redstone signal will be stronger if the source of the movement is closer to the Sculk Sensor.

How to Make a Sculk Sensor?

Follow the steps below to understand how you can make a Sculk Sensor in Minecraft:


  • As Sculk Sensors are organic, you cannot craft it. The only way you can obtain them is by finding and gathering them.
  • The only way to currently find them is from the Creative Inventory.
  • You can find Sculk Sensors in Deep Dark caves.

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  • You can find the Deep Dark caves after Y-level o.
  • You will also find The Warden mob in the Deep Dark Caves. You need to be wary of these mobs because of their potential to attack.
  • You can obtain Sculk Sensors with pretty much any tool, but using hoes will result in getting them much faster. Make sure to keep the process as quiet as possible, as sound will attract The Warden.
  • You will want to preferably use a Diamond or Gold hoe as these are much quieter and quicker than conventional hoes.
  • Additionally, you can also place a block of wool around the Sculk Sensor. Doing so will prevent the sensor from sending a signal.


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And that’s how you can find a Sculk Sensor in Minecraft.



When inactive, Sculk Sensors have a light level of 1. They will light up their surroundings with a light yellow glow if they are activated.


As Sculk Sensors are extremely sensitive to movements and vibrations, they can make excellent detectors in Minecraft. You can use Sculk Sensors to detect any unwanted presences around your structures.
Upon detecting a vibration within range, a signal will travel from the source of the vibration to the Sculk Sensor at a speed of 20 blocks per second. The sensor then activates for a duration of 2 seconds.
Also, Sculk Sensors can only detect one vibration at a time.

Additionally, you can also use a comparator with a Sculk Sensor. By doing so, you will be able to measure the value of the vibration frequency. This value will then be measured as a redstone output.

And that brings us to the end of this article on how to make a Sculk Sensor in Minecraft. As you now know, Sculk Sensors can be extremely helpful items. With the right tools, you can easily acquire these sensors without having to come in contact with the dangerous Wardens.

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