How to Get Sand in Hypixel Skyblock, Minecraft Walkthrough

There are many items and resources in Minecraft and usually, they’re easy to obtain in the base game. But, in Hypixel Skyblock things are different and for a new player, it can be confusing. So, we worked on a guide to help uncover the mystery of sand. This is how to get sand in Hypixel Skyblock.

How to Find Sand in Hypixel Skyblock?

You can mine sand in Skyblock but not right away which is so different from the main game. If you go to a desert and try to collect sand, it will lag your computer and you won’t collect any. When you reach Cactus Collection level 5 you can create your own Desert Island and collect all the sand you’d like.

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1. Collect 2,500 Cacti, Craft and Upgrade the Cactus Minion to Level 5

Before you can do that, you need to have collected a total of 2,500 cactus. We never said this was going to be simple or quick. Skyblock is time consuming but lots of fun despite the endless grinding. But there is a way to speed things up and that’s with minions. A Cactus Minion will harvest cactus and best of all they still work when you’re offline and you can upgrade them. Luckily there is a merchant who sells sand blocks. You can get 1 block for 4 coins and up to 64 for 256 coins. This is a quick and simple way to get started on the island recipe and even a Sand Minion.

Sand Minion Recipe in Minecraft Hypixel Skyblock
Sand Minion Recipe in Minecraft Hypixel Skyblock

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2. Unlock and Craft the Desert Island Recipe

When you’ve been to the desert and have mined a total of 2,500 cactus you’ll be at Cactus V (5) you will then unlock a Desert Island recipe. This creates a mini-island where you can gather sand, cactus and sugar cane. The sugar cane and cactus will replenish over time.

Luckily, you can also find sand on a Mushroom Desert and on Pond Islands and Private Islands. The Sand Minion is by far the best way to gather sand since it requires no effort from you so you’re able to continue gathering other resources for your island.

Is Sand Worth it in Hypixel Skyblock?

First of all, you can craft glass with sand to decorate your home. You can craft Hard Glass which is similar to the glass in Bed Wars in that it’s blast resistant. The difference here is that items on the other side of it will break. It’s also possible to pick this item up without the use of Silk Touch.

You will also unlock the Burning Potion once you reach a certain level in the Sand Collection. Not to be confused with Fire Resistance, the Burning Potion burns your enemies for a short period of time. This makes it an extremely useful potion to have in your arsenal.

When you reach Sand V (5) you’ll unlock Enchanted Sand, this item is used to craft Hard Glass and to upgrade Sand Minions which makes it an extremely useful and sought after item which makes the grind even more worth it.

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How to Sell Sand in Hypixel Skyblock (How Much Is Sand Worth in Hypixel Skyblock?)

That’s right, it’s possible to sell sand and you should make a good bit of money for it. Yes, running around gathering sand can be tedious and time consuming but the money you can make is worth it. This will enable you to buy that sword or armour you had your eye on. Now it’s affordable and you’re tougher than ever before. And that is how to get sand on Hypixel Skyblock.

Olivia McKenna

Olivia grew up playing video games, so naturally, her favorite games include Merge Mansion and My Singing Monsters. She began at NeuralGamer in 2021, primarily writing about Minecraft. Shortly after, though, she became the go-to girl for our other writers when they needed advice, eventually becoming our Chief Content Editor. DON'T ask her about how many hours she has on Minecraft.