Rotten Flesh Uses (More Than You Think)

Minecraft Mobs: Wolves & Rotten Flesh Uses
Rotten Flesh Uses (More Than You Think)
Authored by : JessicaSprater
Last updated on 15 June, 2024

Rotten flesh is a common item that can be found in the game Minecraft. It is often considered a nuisance by players, as it has very few uses and can quickly clutter up a player's inventory. However, there are actually a number of uses for rotten flesh in the game, and it can be a useful item to have in certain situations.

This article will go over all the uses for Rotten Flesh in Minecraft. There are more uses than what first meets the eye, and it may give you a reason to start holding onto your leftover rotten flesh.

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Where to Get Rotten Flesh

Rotten Flesh is the byproduct of killing zombies. You can find zombies in caves or outside during the night. However, you do not always have to kill zombies to find rotten flesh, you can find rotten flesh while out exploring. It is often found in chest when exploring, jungle temples, desert temples, woodland mansions, underwater ruins, shipwrecks, and much more. You may also catch rotten flesh when fishing.

Rotten flesh is almost useless overall, but it does have four main uses in the game. It can be a food source during desperate times, it can be used to tame wolves, and is necessary to achieve some advancements in the game.

You may come across some sources that claim that rotten flesh is a good fuel source for early game, however rotten flesh cannot be used in a furnace as fuel. If you are looking for some good early game fuel sources, you can check out this article that will walk you through how to find the best early game fuel sources.

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Food Source

Rotten flesh is a cheap food source that you can use if you are in a pinch. When eaten, rotten flesh will restore a small amount of hunger, but it also has a chance of giving the player the hunger debuff which will cause the player's hunger bar to drain faster for about 30 seconds. Additionally, rotten flesh has a chance of giving the player the nausea effect, which will cause the screen to shake and blur for about 5 seconds.

Minecraft food source

It's generally not recommended to rely on rotten flesh as a primary food source, as it can have these negative effects if eaten too frequently. It's always a good idea to have a variety of different food items on hand to ensure that you have a nutritious and sustainable food supply. While rotten flesh may be useful in some situations, it's important to use it wisely and not overdo it.

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If you enjoy having pets in Minecraft, you can feed your rotten flesh to tamed wolves to breed them and heal them. Wolves will start to wine if their health falls below 10, you can feed them rotten flesh to heal them. In java edition wolves will gain two health and in bedrock edition wolves will gain four health. If you feed rotten flesh to baby tamed wolves, it will make them grow up about 10% faster than usual.

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If you have a lot of rotten flesh laying around, you can turn that into money by trading with villagers to get emeralds. A novice level cleric villager has a rotten flesh trade that you can use to level up your cleric as well as getting rich off of your leftover rotten flesh.

You can then use these emeralds to go and trade with other types of villagers for much more desirable items that can help you advance in the game. This includes diamond armor and mending books.

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Minecraft is full of achievements that players can work to complete as they play along. While Minecraft is a sandbox game, there are those players who are completist and want to hit every achievements and milestone Minecraft has to offer. Including the two achievements which requiring rotten flesh.

The first one is the Iron Belly Advancement (this advancement is only available on the PS4 Bedrock version) To earn the Iron Belly Advancement you must stop starvation by eating a piece of rotten flesh. You need to get your hunger bar all the way down to where you will start taking damage. As soon as you do, eat a piece of rotten flesh to stop the starvation. You should see the advancement pop up on the top right of your screen. If you do not, you may have to repeat this a few times for the advancement to take place.

Minecraft advancements

The second one is the Balanced Diet Advancement. This advancement will be completed after eating all available foods. This includes eating a piece of rotten flesh. There are 40 different foods you have to eat. Once you eat a piece of rotten flesh you should see the amount of foods you need go up one.

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