The Xeric Shrubland biome is made up of small hills of sand and dirt with grass, flowers, dead shrubs, and cacti littered about.


The Xeric Shrubland is a type of desert biome. The ground is made up of sand, grass blocks, and acacia leaves. There seem to be a fair number of small water lakes.


Small Acacia trees and Cacti may occur here, alongside a range of scrub: Tiny Cacti, Dead Bushes, Grass, Bromeliads.

Mobs & NPCsEdit

Passive mobs do not seem to spawn here. Villages spawn in this biome.


Survival in this biome is somewhat easy. Trees and farm plants are easy to grow because of the abundance of shrubs, grass, dirt, and water. Farm animals do not spawn even on the grass, so if animals are desired they must be brought from adjacent biomes. Hills are generally too small to build a house on, therefore, it is difficult to see an enemy coming, or indeed rush them or run away.



  • 201519186879953 Coordinates: X: -160 Y: 70 and Z: 1900. You will spawn in Xeric Shrubland, surrounded by vanilla Mesa biome.


  • 8027443265845556548 Coordinates: X: 3300 Y: 68 Z: 3600

Trivia Edit

  • This biome appears to be exceedingly rare, despite being one of the largest terrestrial biomes on Earth.
  • This biome was added as part of a community poll for biome ideas.


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