Minecraft Legends: How To Beat Portal Pile [All Waves]

Our Minecraft Legends Portal Pile guide will showcase an effective way how to work through and survive each wave in the challenge!

Minecraft Legends is finally out, and it features many challenges awaiting the players, such as the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile, which features a challenge of protecting the village from spawns of piglins until the 20 waves end. Players might want assistance with figuring out what strategies they can use and what resources they can use to protect their village while playing the game mode!

Important: Players should focus on building as many scatter towers, plank golem spawners, and skeleton spawners as possible to survive through the 20 waves!

Key Takeaways
  • The Portal Pile is a challenge whereby players need to survive through 20 waves of piglins that are charging toward them, and their main goal is to protect the village and use the resources provided to survive. 
  • Players are able to obtain the Portal Buster Hero skin from the marketplace if they are able to survive and win the challenge. 
  • At wave 1, players should focus on gathering as many resources as possible, and after that, players should plant plank golem spawners and then recall their army towards the locations of the piglins. 
  • For wave 2, players will see piglins spawn from opposite ends, and here, players should also build a carpenter hut
  • For wave 3, players can access Scatter Towers, and players should build this closer to the corners of the portals. 
  • In wave 4, the spawn max limit increases, and players should plant more scatter towers. 
  • Wave 5 introduces more danger, and players should focus on protecting the village internally. 
  • For wave 6, build even more scatter towers, as well as spawn in more golems to counter the piglins. 
  • In wave 7, players can build the masonry too, and more scatter towers should be built. 
  • In wave 8, players should mainly look out for the overall size of the piglins that are spawning. 
  • In wave 9, look to upgrade everything; therefore, get a Spyglass Overlook, a masonry, a battle drum and even a Kaboomery. 
  • During wave 10, spawn more skeletons. 
  • For wave 11, players should typically build more scatter towers and spawners. 
  • During wave 12, players can get a blast tower, and players need to be strategic with placing the blast tower at the correct spot. 
  • During wave 13, the stun tower can be accessed and it should be placed where there are more piglins. 
  • At wave 14, continue to strengthen your defense line and build more towers. 
  • From wave 16 onwards, players should simply look to repeat the steps above and keep everything established. 

How To Survive The Challenge

First, players should know that the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile challenge will not be easy. Players should expect there to be 20 waves of piglins, and there won’t be a lot of resources at their disposal. Therefore, strategy and patience is the main key here. 

Start Of Challenge 

Whenever you first spawn into the area, players want to focus on gathering resources. You want to take a look at your surroundings and go around gathering important items such as wood as well as the stone that might help you later. 

Gathering Resources
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  • After you’ve gathered a few resources, the next thing players want to do is plant plank golem spawners and place them near the areas from where the piglin portals are located. 
Plank Golem Spawner
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  • This will ensure that there are golems ready to take out the piglins right as they start appearing out from their portal the first second they do so. 
  • After you’ve planted the spawner, start to spawn in golems as many as you can, and after that, players want to then make their way over to the next two portals from here the piglins will spawn and plant the golem spawner there as well. 
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  • Now that the building and resource gathering is done and the first wave starts, players should recall their army to where the golems surround them, and start charging for the first wave that appears. 
  • Once you leave the golems at the target, they will start to attack the piglins, and you can then continue to build your next act of defense, which is going to be a few arrow towers that you can place toward the portals. 
Village Chest
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  • The first wave ends up completing pretty quickly since it’s just the beginning, and once it does, you get a prompt to go and collect the village chest players should *always* grab the village chest since it has crucial resources needed for survival. 
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  • Other than that, players should also plant down a grindstone golem spawner behind the regular plank golem spawners that they might have since these spawns can handle larger amounts of piglins with ease.

Wave 2 

As the first wave dies down and the second one begins, this one will be a bit tougher since the piglins will spawn from two opposite ends of the village. 

  • Players want to recall their units and send them off to the first spawn of piglins that appear. 
  • After that, head over to your arrow towers to see whether they need more defense, and if not, then good. 
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  • Eventually, the number of piglins starts to decrease, allowing players to recall their units to the other side of the portal where the second spawn is
  • This way, your army can take out these piglins with ease. 
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  • Players should also aim to build a carpenter hut close by in the middle of their village to have more structures standing. 

Wave 3 

Now that wave 2 has ended, you gain access to the Scatter Towers once you’ve raided the village chest. 

  • Scatter towers are extremely effective, as they are short-range tower that is able to shoot out a volley of arrows toward the piglins that appear within their overall range, and they can be upgraded too. 
Scatter Tower
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  • Players will want to essentially aim to build a few of these scatter towers fairly close to each corner of the portal from where the piglins spawn. 
  • If you are out of coal or low on coal in one of the spawn areas, then you can recall your army to that area to take care of the piglins for you. 
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  • Another carpenter’s hut can be built towards the scatter towers so that it is able to repair it if any damage has been done to the scatter towers. 

Wave 4 

With wave 3 now being over and one with, players can get the village chest once again, and they will now be able to build a lot more scatter towers simply because of the consistent replenishment of coal. 

  • As each wave proceeds, your span max limit also increases, which allows players to spawn in more golems to help with the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile challenge.
Scatter Towers
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  • Place down even more scatter towers towards the piglin spawn locations so that they can assist with taking them down. 
  • If you feel like a plank golem spawner is in the way and being a hurdle, you can build it towards the back of the scatter towers. 
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  • At this point, while the piglin waves can become scarier, players should be pretty safe with the right strategy and the right amount of golem spawners and scatter towers. 

Wave 5

With wave 4 now out of the way, players can get the chest again, granting them access to a lot more coal

  • Wave 5 introduces the start of the real danger. 
  • This is why players should now start focusing on protecting the internal structures of the village. 
  • Therefore, players can start by prioritizing building a boundary wall of scatter towers that wraps around the village well. 
Protecting Internal Walls
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  • While players might not be able to fully build a wall right from the get-go, they can fill in the empty spaces by using simple walls instead. 
  • This is when the piglins that explode also start to spawn, which naturally means that they will cause resources like one of the carpenter’s huts to break down as well.
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  • As the number of piglins decreases, players can grab the chest once it’s finished. 

Wave 6

As the sixth wave starts to spawn, the challenge becomes all the harder; therefore, players should prioritize protecting the village well even more, therefore going ahead and building more Scatter towers

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  • Players might note that the icon of the piglins ends up appearing on your compass above, indicating the general direction from which the piglins might end up spawning. 
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  • Go to your plank golem spawners and spawn in more golems to care for the piglin spawns, especially if they are spawning in from only one end.

Wave 7 

Now that wave 6 has ended, village chest can be acquired once more, and this allows players to get even more coal, as well as Redstone too. 

  • Now, players can build masonry as well, which can help their towers to stay guarded for longer during the battle. 
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  • Scatter towers will always be your best friends; therefore, whenever you do get the chance, build scatter towers wherever you can. 
  • The more scatter towers, the better, and once wave 7 commences, and about 400 piglins will be needed to face off against, the number of their piglins starts to decrease pretty fast since our golems and scatter towers can take care of them easily.
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Wave 8 

Once wave 7 has finished, players now want to start focusing on protecting the internal part of their village too

  • There should be no shortage of scatter towers no matter where you look. Start building more scatter towers towards the outside and the inside of the village area too. 
Scatter Towers
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  • During wave 8, the main thing that players will need to look out for is the size of the piglins that are being sent in. 
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  • If the piglins are too much in number to handle, then recall your golems towards you and charge forth. 

Wave 9 

As wave 9 starts to dawn, players are to do the same things as before, but the main exception here is that this time, players should also start to look for their upgrades as well. 

  • Go to the upgrade book and search for upgrades that may be available for the scatter towers. 
  • One of the upgrades that players might want to get is the Spyglass Overlook which essentially enhances the overall firing range of nearby arrow towers as well as scatter towers and Redstone launchers too. 
Upgrade Book
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  • Bring in masonry as well, since it can permanently turn walls that are close by, as well as towers or gates into stone, which enhances their overall durability. 
  • You should also look to get the Kaboomery while you’re at it.
  • A battle drum will be quite effective near the place from where the piglins might be spawning. 
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  • Players will also need to face off against Lavalaunchers at this point, and the best strategy for that is to go tow yards them and try to stun them so that they don’t end up doing too much damage to your village. 
  • Players should also look to build a skeleton spawner while they’re at it. 

Wave 10 

The starting of Wave 10 indicates the midpoint of the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile challenge. 

Secure On One End
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  • Go ahead and spawn in skeletons from your skeleton spawner so that they can fend off a few of the piglins that are appearing. 
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  • Once you’re secure on one end, go towards the opposite end from where more piglins are spawning, and if you see piglins breaking into your village, the scatter towers should be able to take them out easily. 

Wave 11 

With wave 10 now being done, you are one step closer to getting all the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile Rewards. At this point, once the wave is done, collect the resources from the chest and then build a kaboomery and a battle drum near the spawn points. 

Scatter Towers
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  • Reinforce your scatter towers and spawn more golems and skeletons. 
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Wave 12

One wave 11 is done with. Players want to continue finishing up on the scatter towers they are building on the village’s perimeter wall. 

  • Alongside that, players also get access to a Blast Tower; however, players might be able to note that they will only get one blast tower from the loot, and they don’t get the chance to build their own. 
Blast Tower
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  • Therefore, you gotta be strategic with where you place the Blast Tower, and the best place to place it down might be between a few of the piglin portals. 
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  • If you see that your protective walls are being broken into, then you can build in more skeleton spawners that can allow you to take them out with even more ease. 

Wave 13 

Once wave 12 has finished, players are now able to get even more resources from the village chest, and at this point, they are also able to gain access to the Stun Tower

Stun Tower
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  • Place down the Stun Tower where there might be a large hoard of piglins spawning from, and it will help keep them at bay for a while. 
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  • The stunning tower will also help massively increase the overall security of your village. 

Wave 14

At this point, your line of defense should be pretty secure as is, but as you loot the village chest and gather more resources, continue building even more scatter towers and strengthening your perimeters more. 

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  • Another battle drum behind a few scatter towers might help strengthen the area even more. 

Wave 15 

Now, wave 15 is where the real danger begins, since the piglins become an absolute hell to deal with at this point. 

  • At this point, players should spawn in more skeletons since your overall force might be lesser now. 
Warrior Spawner
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  • Combine that with the spawning of a bunch of grindstone golems too.
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  • The scatter towers should be able to take out the piglins with little to no difficulties. 

Wave 16

As wave 15 comes closer, players get access to a First of Diorite Spawner, too, alongside other goodies, which helps it spawn in other golems that will be able to fight alongside you. 

Lava Launchers
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  • At wave 16, the lava launchers will start to hoard in too. Therefore, players should focus on sending out their grindstone golems toward them. 
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  • The main reason for that is simply because the lava launchers are able to cause the highest amount of destruction. 

Wave 17 Onwards 

After wave 17 and onwards, players typically want to rinse and repeat the same thing that has been done for the first 17 waves. 

Wave 17
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  • Plant as many scatter towers as possible. 
  • Focus on your line of defense, and send out grindstone golems to take care of the larger enemy units. 
Wave 18
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  • Spawn more golems to fight and target them at the piglins. 
  • Brign in even more skeletons as well as grindstone golems and just send them out at the spawn sight so that the opponents don’t even stand a chance. 

Wave 20

The final wave might be the hardest one to deal with, but the main aim of the players should be to 100% just survive the wave and to ensure that all the piglins are just done once the wave ends and not even one survives. 

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  • Spawn more scatter towers, spawn more grindstone golems, build more kaboomery, and just ensure that everything dies. 
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At the end of the wave, if you manage to survive it, you are rewarded with the Portal Buster Hero skin. 

What Is The Portal Pile? 

One of the main things that players might want to know is what even is the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile

Portal Pile Cutscene
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  • To keep it simple, The Portal Pile in Minecraft Legends is essentially a game mode or a challenge where players are spawned into an area where there is a village that is in dire need of protection. 
  • Players will have a total of 20 waves of piglins that will spawn from three sides of the map, and they are there to essentially wreak havoc and annihilate your village, and the villagers are left at your mercy. 
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  • Players are also to use the resources that are provided to them in the village area and around them to build defenses and find a way to survive through the herds of piglins that spawn as they continue to get tougher and tougher as each wave passes. 

How To Access Portal Pile? 

One more thing that players might be wondering is how they can access the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile

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  • Whenever players are on the mains screen, they will be able to see a total of 4 options on their screen, ranging from Campaign, Versus Mode, Marketplace, and a fourth option called Lost Legends & Myth
  • Go ahead and click on the Lost Legends option, which leads you to three further taps, the first one being the My Lost Legends
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  • The My Lost Legends mode seems to be maps that players can download, through which they can play a Lost Legend every month, granted that players can either play solo or with their friends in co-op mode. 
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  • From there, go over to Marketplace, and then head to the Lost Legends tab, and you can see the Portal Pile as a free map that players can download and take part in. 


And there we have it! All that players need to know about the Minecraft Legends Portal Pile, and with that, we will wrap up our guide!


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