How to Get a Totem of Undying in Minecraft

I think that we’ve all built this 1×1 room to hide when we first check out the Minecraft caves and the mobs start surrounding us. And don’t even get me started on fall damage (never dig straight down). But, with Minecraft getting constant updates, some new items will save you in tight situations like these. An Elytra will help you glide away, and a Totem of Undying will resurrect you immediately. So, here’s how to get a Totem of Undying in Minecraft.

What Does a Totem of Undying Do in Minecraft

A Totem of Undying saves you (or anyone else holding it) from dying when suffering fatal damage in Minecraft. Simple, right? Well, getting one is much more complicated.

Where Can You Get a Totem of Undying in Minecraft

Getting a Totem of Undying

To get a Totem of Undying in Minecraft, you’ll need to kill an Evoker. The easiest way to find an Evoker is by raiding a Woodland Mansion. They’ll usually be located on the first floor, but I’ve found some of them on the ground floor a couple of times. 

You can also stumble upon an Evoker during a village raid. To start one, you’ll need to have the Bad Omen effect and be located inside a village. During one of the waves, you’ll most likely encounter an Evoker.

To kill an Evoker, you’ll need to armor up and have a lot of potions at hand. Their attacks deal a lot of damage, and they are usually surrounded by Vindicators, who also deal tons of damage. Alas, once you manage to kill one, you’ll always get a Totem of Undying.

How to Use the Totem of Undying in Minecraft

Using a Totem of Undying

Once you’ve got a hold of a couple of Totems of Undying, you’ll need to understand how to use them. For their effect to work, you’ll need to have them equipped in your off-hand or main-hand slot. 

When you’re dealt a fatal blow, the Totem of Undying will be used (accompanied by the pop-up you can see above), and you’ll immediately get the Regeneration, Absorption, and Fire Resistance effects. Then, you can get back into battling whatever killed you.


Now that you know how to get a Totem of Undying in Minecraft, will you venture into the woods to find a Woodland Mansion? Or will you opt for a Village Raid so that you can get extra discounts on your trades? Let us know over on the Minecraft Forum!