Game Theory: The Minecraft Warden... SOLVED! w/ Dream

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Whenever something new pops up in the world of Minecraft, you know I have to talk about it! So, what are the Minecraft Wardens? The recent announcement of the Minecraft cave update adds a new mob of big, horned monsters. Design wise, they are pretty scary but how do they change the lore? Well the rest of the update gives us a LOT of clues. From the cave itself to the SOULS we can see in its chest, I think we are in for some SCARY answers!
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  1. Wifies


    3 ай мурун

    This is literally the collab of the century and I cannot be convinced otherwise

    • Kartikeyan A

      Kartikeyan A

      10 күн мурун


    • ARandomPerson


      10 күн мурун

      maybe but there's quite a bit of cringe with dream here too

    • Staunch Malleo

      Staunch Malleo

      11 күн мурун

      Both are good

    • Logan Entertainment

      Logan Entertainment

      12 күн мурун

      Hell yeah.

    • H̳a͓̽p̳p̳y̳ ̳H̳a͓̽r̳p̳y̳

      H̳a͓̽p̳p̳y̳ ̳H̳a͓̽r̳p̳y̳

      15 күн мурун

      @Jollyfish they are the same person

  2. RAPHD4M L3 VRA1


    52 мүнөт мурун

    maybe the warden generates the sculk sensors as i dunno maybe food? or another thing that they need to survive? hmmmm... edit: or maybe its just poop

  3. Music Mob

    Music Mob

    Саат мурун

    Only thing that kills me is that matt never mentioned the jail cells in the stronghold...

  4. Ana Rita Costa

    Ana Rita Costa

    Саат мурун

    The update is coming on my birthday

  5. MrHocotateFreight


    Саат мурун

    I keep hearing of this dream dude and apparently he did big things...wonder how long I can stay in information purgatory before I'm forced to learn

    • Purplez Gacha

      Purplez Gacha

      Саат мурун

      Basically no time, he’s everywhere

  6. Nick


    2 саат мурун

    8:35 Why is it 4 x 4 and not 3 x 3?

  7. CharlinInTheChoco


    3 саат мурун

    this is cringe, good cringe.

  8. Mete44 _hd

    Mete44 _hd

    3 саат мурун


  9. Nolan Church

    Nolan Church

    3 саат мурун

    what if the warden is a upgraded version of the iron golem that was supposed to protect the strong hold or one a iron golem that has been taken over by skulk that was still supposed to protect the strong hold.

  10. Elijah Brown

    Elijah Brown

    4 саат мурун

    Or maybe the Mojang developers added it to the game

  11. Mo


    5 саат мурун

    Matt an iron golem is protecting village like a...warrden

  12. How To Redstone With My Friend

    How To Redstone With My Friend

    6 саат мурун

    Wait how do you know if that is the mother of the skulks and those are like ants and the protector is the warden.

  13. Daniel Parsa

    Daniel Parsa

    7 саат мурун

    I got confused 2 minutes in

  14. Thomas Bentley

    Thomas Bentley

    7 саат мурун

    I don't think your right about the builders doing it last time you said evokes used soul's and they did it to scare them away from there villiger enemy's but it turned on them and I think that the evil villiger made the portal to trap the builders and get them out of there mitts so it is easier to get to the villiger because even though the builders are not friends of villigers the builders would come to help them and make a army iron golems but there plan worked but it was not what got them out and wanted to kill all to bretect the place they hide in the cave and everyone hides from the forgotten Warren only to be found by you

  15. Nightwatch


    8 саат мурун

    Minecraft fnaf crossover theory plz

  16. Corey Forward

    Corey Forward

    8 саат мурун

    did you see dreams face??????????

  17. cardboard box

    cardboard box

    11 саат мурун


  18. edokpie


    12 саат мурун

    Is he saying that the end was the beginning?

  19. stargirl SS

    stargirl SS

    13 саат мурун

    I love this callab 😂😊

  20. Gator Gabe

    Gator Gabe

    14 саат мурун

    Well...um... EYES of Ender...and the Warden is blind?

  21. Random Crocodile

    Random Crocodile

    15 саат мурун

    Every youtuber: yeah warden is overpowered dealing serious damage on full diamond Mojang: yeah can you get leather armor with protection 100k

  22. Pᴏʟʟʏ Tʜᴇ Pɪʟʟᴏᴡ

    Pᴏʟʟʏ Tʜᴇ Pɪʟʟᴏᴡ

    17 саат мурун

    Dream and MatPat fighting throughout this video is honestly hilarious

  23. Sophie Flood

    Sophie Flood

    17 саат мурун

    Oh god.. the beginning scared me...

  24. Jm A. Suason

    Jm A. Suason

    20 саат мурун


  25. light sundew

    light sundew

    21 саат мурун

    Now that I put two and two together, the wardens seem close to guardians from The Legend Of Zelda BOTW. When Matt at 3:22 said that the wardens were made through more artificial means by the ancient builder ancestors, like how the guardians were built by Sheikah (hope I spelled that right) from 10,000 years ago.

  26. skateb8


    21 саат мурун

    dream welcome to the game theory fam

  27. incrediblepick3


    22 саат мурун

    1:45 That aged well

  28. Mu.Sa.Fa.


    22 саат мурун

    Me:i'm bored Also me seeing this:oh the earden the theory and most important thing is DREAM

  29. Hello Imahuman

    Hello Imahuman

    22 саат мурун

    This comments about to be pretty long so you might want to skip this but here’s my theory The skulk started as a normal vine, but an experiment gone wrong with either the builders or evokers basically poisoned it. It became infected and more closely related to humans than vines. It began to eat other things, and they happened to be created while the builders were still around. They started to feed off of the rotten flesh thrown away by the builders, and started to retain the infectious abilities of the zombies, and they soon began infecting other vines. This happened at about the same time as the builders were fleeing, so they needed to find another food source, but more importantly, no one knew about them. They began to infect the iron golems, which slowly turned blue. The villagers were scared, but couldn’t do anything. Because the iron golems were gone, the zombies were able to get at the villagers. This is what made the abandoned villages. It also meant that there were more zombies. Any time a zombie died, the skulks would eat the rotten flesh, and they started to take the iron golems away. They found a strange portal and soon found it led them into the depths of he11. It was much more hot than they were used to, so they had to stay low to keep cool. They found should sand, where the screaming souls inside created enough air to keep them alive. The souls found home in the iron golems, which were now skulks. With the help of souls, they were able to get back to the portals. Never wanting to have to go back into the nether again, they migrated underground, so that the horrible experience in the nether would never have to be relived. They found some old tunnels dug by the ancient builders, which were probably losing the power of human speech at the moment. The skulks found home in ravines and caves, and began to evolve to live in the new area. They became larger, so as to keep more warmth in (I’m sorry if that’s completely wrong, I’m 9 years old, I don’t know about this stuff) they became darker and taller and stronger. The skulks then began to breed more, as there weren’t enough of the mutated iron golems to go around, they attached themselves to the floor. At this point in time the builders were nearly completely endermen, and the mutated iron golems went blind. Why see if there’s nothing TO see? This created a completely different creature, and it was called a warden, because it guarded over those skulks for so long. The few skulks still on the surface began to breed with other things, making the new vines (I forgot what they were called), but the surface skulks eventually died out. But hey, that’s just a theory, a THEORY THAT WAS GREATLY BASED ON THE VIDEO THAT I JUST COMMENTED ON AND I SPENT WAY TOO LONG ON THIS ANYWAY I HOPE YOU LIKED IT!!!

  30. Master Groot

    Master Groot

    22 саат мурун

    It seems more like that, the Ancient Builders went into the nether and used the Soul Sand to make their creations

  31. Julian Mrtns

    Julian Mrtns

    23 саат мурун

    Yoo the intro jumped scared me now I’m frikkin scared

  32. potato7966


    Күн мурун

    What if the warden guards the exit to the end because enderman are found in all dimensions and mostly the nether where the wither was most likely spawned... So what if the enderman sent some of themselves to kill The wither but couldn't find it not knowing it died over time so they never knew anything and couldn't come back?

  33. Doney Uzumaki

    Doney Uzumaki

    Күн мурун

    you almost had me i covered my eyes

  34. bin


    Күн мурун

    I like how dream and MatPat is talking about this new update of minecraft. And I like the theories they was talking about.

  35. Hopeless Raccoon

    Hopeless Raccoon

    Күн мурун


  36. Ben


    Күн мурун

    GREAT video once again!! perhaps the warden just looks like the iron golem, because they were created by the same people for kinda the same purpose - with a few changes tho like the issue not to see (probably because its dark in the cave and it makes more sense relying on different senses). Plus mobile phones these days also look a tad different to what they used to look like - so its just how things go. thats why I dont think the Warden is capable of transforming iron golems.

  37. L P

    L P

    Күн мурун

    Idea: This might be a stretch, but the eerie green-black texture of the warden and the sculk matching up with the end portal could mean that maybe the sculk/warden came from the end? If you think about it, it doesn’t sound too far-fetched. The deep dark, the biome in which the wardens spawn, is in the same layer, now known as the grim stone layer by the Minecraft community, is the same level at which strongholds spawn. The warden and sculk’s texture also matches up with the ender dragon’s texture, and if the ender dragon is the evil tyrant you tell it to be, then maybe it created a creature that mindlessly protected it, no matter what, and several “bodyguards” to make sure that creature can get to its target without getting lost. I’m talking about the warden and the skulk. And the souls in it’s chest? That is implying that some of the ancient builders didn’t exactly survive in the end. The ender dragon took some of the souls and materials from the end, made the sculk and warden, and set them loose in the deep dark to try and kill anyone who wants to kill the ender dragon. And the reason it’s so hostile to you is because it knows that you are the chosen one, the one that will kill the ender dragon, the one that will kill its creator. Sounds corny, but makes sense.

  38. CreeperSammyB !

    CreeperSammyB !

    Күн мурун

    I’m sorry matpat...... But dream might be better at this Minecraft lore explaining than you XD You guys should collaborate for the rest of this series!

  39. CreeperSammyB !

    CreeperSammyB !

    Күн мурун

    It has skulks instead of ears

  40. Tatiana Diaz

    Tatiana Diaz

    Күн мурун

    MLbfzzash ..

  41. A day in the life of a gamer

    A day in the life of a gamer

    Күн мурун

    hold up, I just thought about the end portal blocks and saw that they're partially made of end stone How would they have gotten their hands on that though if it's only a one way trip and the Ender Dragon wasn't defeated? unless there's something I don't know about which explains this.

    • Michael Boi

      Michael Boi

      54 мүнөт мурун

      A dev confirmed that it's not made of end stone and it's actually made of a bone material twitter.com/kingbdogz/status/1327266276511768577?s=19

    • Thanh Le

      Thanh Le

      Күн мурун

      Maybe they were advance enough to make them?

  42. John Harold

    John Harold

    Күн мурун

    Souls into items FNAF

  43. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith

    Күн мурун

    tell one about the gast pls i would realy like it thx

  44. mine builds

    mine builds

    Күн мурун

    I love dreams videos

  45. Lokiiz playz

    Lokiiz playz

    Күн мурун

    The warden thats a keeper might be a keeper of souls

  46. Aiden Ward

    Aiden Ward

    Күн мурун

    I hate you matpat why did you have to jump scare me

  47. Amber Slahlize

    Amber Slahlize

    Күн мурун

    My head cannon: It's called the warden, because it's prisoners are the souls in it's chest, also, soul sand is literal souls, so yeah, we know that's a thing. So what if the sulkers are like the guards to alert the warden when intruders are near by? That be why they are same species basically, and perhaps the purpose of the warden was to monitor the stronghold with the portal, but because they became corrupt or forgot who made them?

  48. 歿a̶u̶r̶o̶r̶a̶—ꕥ


    Күн мурун

    the intro could give some people a heart attack lmao

  49. BITTU bittu

    BITTU bittu

    Күн мурун

    7:38 And here dream get idea of introducing ranboo as descendants of ancient civilizations that has power of enderman

  50. Carboard Triangle

    Carboard Triangle

    Күн мурун

    I think your theory bc if the wither can't break end portal blocks why not make a protector of the same material

    • Michael Boi

      Michael Boi

      51 мүнөт мурун

      A dev confirmed that the white-yellowish stuff isn't made of end stone and it's actually made of 'bone material'

  51. -PondNon_ TH-

    -PondNon_ TH-

    Күн мурун

    I wish player can summon or make something from soul

  52. Jolly Salvador

    Jolly Salvador

    Күн мурун

    Everyone else: Infinity War is the best crossover ever! Me: **LAUGHS IN DREAMPAT**

  53. Sheluvnaruto


    Күн мурун

    Can you go one intro without scaring the hell out of me

  54. EllieAnimatesVideos


    Күн мурун

    This whole video is just them (Matt and Dream) roasting each other then just throwing random Theories at one another, then proceeds to roast each other again-

  55. Zero star bb13 ZWN

    Zero star bb13 ZWN

    Күн мурун

    Alternate title:Minecraft is now undertale

  56. Hectic Z

    Hectic Z

    Күн мурун


  57. forbidden omelette

    forbidden omelette

    Күн мурун

    The warden will gonna be used in pandora's vault i sense it

  58. Robin Sampson

    Robin Sampson

    Күн мурун

    I love crossovers and cameo's.

  59. Hyper Moon

    Hyper Moon

    Күн мурун

    Matpat at the end of your videos why don’t you say game over instead of thanks for watching

  60. Queen of Waifus

    Queen of Waifus

    Күн мурун

    The REAL theory : Mojang is throwing in mobs for no reason and then is letting us create the lore because that’s the point of Minecraft. To CREATE. Maybe...just maybe...we’re creating more then just buildings....

  61. Rex's Cross

    Rex's Cross

    Күн мурун

    Is that the smash render of Alex (or Enderman), but reskined with Dream's skin? How has no one noticed this?

  62. Actually_ Steve745

    Actually_ Steve745

    2 күн мурун

    Oohhhhhh drrreaaaaammmmm!! Edit: maybe the iron golems were made in the strongholds and also the villages (hence the name ) but then the skulk corrupted the iron golems in the strongholds creating the warden.

  63. Broofy


    2 күн мурун

    Maybe a iron golem stumbled on some scolc and soul sand

  64. Ugleh._.frogYT


    2 күн мурун

    ORRR the souls in the warden are the ancient builders souls 👀

  65. purple_ _psycho42

    purple_ _psycho42

    2 күн мурун

    8:37 what kind of portal is this

  66. Vitz YT

    Vitz YT

    2 күн мурун

    *everyone just talking about he collab with dream*

  67. dxre remz

    dxre remz

    2 күн мурун

    I have a theory that since the Warden was supposedly made to guard the strongholds, the reason they are blind is because the endermen who are the ancient builders took their eyes, the ender pearls (because of the shade of green) and that's why they're blind

  68. Maggie & Mallow

    Maggie & Mallow

    2 күн мурун

    Matt: Enderman Dream: Ranboo.

  69. Check Check

    Check Check

    2 күн мурун

    sculk /coke Im pretty sure its the coke. coke hmmm 🤔

  70. Dana Childress

    Dana Childress

    2 күн мурун


  71. Di_ n0

    Di_ n0

    2 күн мурун

    also notice when you shuffle the last three letters in warden it spells "war end"



    2 күн мурун

    to many soul talk now i want to play undertale

  73. Liam Woods

    Liam Woods

    2 күн мурун

    It was painful to watch the opening when dream came in.

  74. Triggered Grammar Nazi

    Triggered Grammar Nazi

    2 күн мурун

    Fun fact: This is one of the first videos that introduced me to the MCYT community. I'm honestly grateful.

  75. Chris Duff

    Chris Duff

    2 күн мурун

    Hold on...what if creative mode is you who actually used the power of life and death to become a god..?

  76. Jexious


    2 күн мурун

    I mean... put the golem next to the warden again, and look at the colors of its arms where the skulk isn't covering it....

  77. Jtjt Hfhf

    Jtjt Hfhf

    2 күн мурун

    Your 100% right because if you take out war you den if you put the d in the end of them word it will be "end"

  78. Mohamed Mahmoud

    Mohamed Mahmoud

    2 күн мурун

    Theory: When Dream said the warden was made to protect the portal in the strong hold maybe the Warden took out the eyes of the portal so it will close the portal. When the ancient humans went into the portal maybe the Warden was made to trap them in there by removing the eyes and when the humans got trapped by the Warden they turned into Endermen by eating the ender fruits like you said in the enderman theory

  79. dark_animation_ chzap

    dark_animation_ chzap

    2 күн мурун

    Where is coming

  80. Mine a fish

    Mine a fish

    2 күн мурун

    Then why does the warden attack

  81. Vinayak Singh

    Vinayak Singh

    2 күн мурун

    Honestly love the vid but I have a question .....how does this matter ?

  82. Vinayak Singh

    Vinayak Singh

    2 күн мурун

    Honestly love the vid but I have a question .....how does this matter ?

  83. Kreytorn


    2 күн мурун

    Theory: we know ancient race are endermans and there are endermans in the world in video u said there must be a time travel. So What if some of the endermans time traveled after player beated the ender dragon. So endermas could go to normal world. İf they can time travel can they go before ancient race become enderman? Maybe some of those enderman triyed to protect stronghold so their race woudny do the same mistake again. But they failed. As we know ancient reace existed as humans long time ago. That means endermans had a long time and in that time enderman lived in caves because of that they started evolving and became warden. Note: There could be some grammer or vocabulary mistakes because english is not my main language.

  84. GGLezt TV

    GGLezt TV

    2 күн мурун

    My question for dream: Why you didn't push vote the Chilliger

  85. LeefKomeeks


    2 күн мурун

    meanwhile, my thought about this warden creature: soul soil, skulk block, ender pearl and that one more thing that's probably in that display room or in the stronghold. I also wonder how they'd react with the enderman if the statement above is the case. the lore might say that "due to depth, the warden became sensitive to sounds" since most of activities are done at the surface and the stronghold is deep af... so any long-time sounds may become foreign to the warden and so my thought stops right there =.=

  86. ThatElfNerd


    2 күн мурун

    Coming back to this video: It's been discovered that Strongholds will now spawn EXCLUSIVELY in the Deep Dark, a.k.a., exactly where the Warden spawns.

  87. Supernaturalslayer39


    2 күн мурун

    Hear me out, what if the sculk is a type of growth that contains souls and when it comes in contact with a golem it corrupts then and that’s what creates the warden

  88. Emma Elowson

    Emma Elowson

    2 күн мурун

    I want a theory of the bastion cuz when you wisit one you get the achivment those there ays an thats is interesting

  89. River Werewolf's /Werewolfie

    River Werewolf's /Werewolfie

    2 күн мурун


    • River Werewolf's /Werewolfie

      River Werewolf's /Werewolfie

      2 күн мурун

      Why is game theory doing some sick burns on dream

  90. Nicholas Macbeth

    Nicholas Macbeth

    2 күн мурун

    Warden will probably be a mini boss. It looks like fighting it will be likely be like fighting a super iron golem made if skulk

    • Michael Boi

      Michael Boi

      48 мүнөт мурун

      The devs confirmed that it's not a boss

  91. Acee Vlogss

    Acee Vlogss

    2 күн мурун

    that intro scared me i almost broke my laptop

  92. genesis arbelaez

    genesis arbelaez

    2 күн мурун

    this video brought me so much serotonin, i literally screamed (quietly) and audibly went i loved it, i love dream + everything to do with him and i love you and your videos. thank u for this collab :)))

  93. Tyreko Easton

    Tyreko Easton

    2 күн мурун

    best crossover of the century

  94. Damian Faraj-Perez

    Damian Faraj-Perez

    2 күн мурун

    dude the cringe with dream XD

  95. DeathBagel


    2 күн мурун

    You put a 4 by 4 end frame. Was that some mistake or something else

  96. Technos Crusty keyboard

    Technos Crusty keyboard

    2 күн мурун

    Can minecraft confirm this or deny it please?

  97. James Messer

    James Messer

    2 күн мурун

    what about a failed experiment to make a iron golem with soul sand that the sculk took over and then made it's way to the stronghold and the tunnels that it spawns in are the tunnels it dug to get there :>

  98. Kevin Playz253

    Kevin Playz253

    2 күн мурун

    btw u build the portal wrong :/

  99. andy muhlis

    andy muhlis

    2 күн мурун

    Dream is smart and pro

  100. your father has arrived

    your father has arrived

    2 күн мурун

    I’m rewatching this now that I know who tf dream is