Hey guys, I'm back with another thread! This time it will be on how to make your first large, easily defend-able base(optimized for besen)- And it only takes about 10k, depending on your base size! Let's start. Yellow= all realms Green= Besen only Red= Non- gen bucket realms 1.Choose your base sizeYour first step is to choose how large (in chunks) you want your base to be: a 1-by-1 or a 2-by-2 is great for starting out, and they can be defended much more easily. Once I accidentally made a 5-by-5... For large crop farms I would recommend a 3 by 3; for fall damage grinders a 2 by 2; for random stuff a 1-by-1. Building a rectangular base does work, but it is harder to calculate grinder sizes and is less convenient. 2.Build locationYour second order of business is to find a suitable spot to build in. For an efficient base, I would recommend making your fortress in the middle of the ocean. While it is possible to use a reverse cannon on this type of base, it takes a lot of time and skill, so most people will still just cannon you conventionally. Preferably, you should try to build away from land to make it harder to find with random /wild teleports, and make sure it's not too close to the /wild spawn either. 3. Claiming the baseNow, claim the amount of chunks in the ocean that you want your base to occupy, as you decided above. For a 1 by 1 do /f claim, for a 3 by 3 do /f claim 2. for 2 by 2's you must manually claim land. DO NOT claim additional land for walls or base protection yet, as it will make construction take over twice as long. 4.Actually making your base- FloorQuickly swim or e-pearl to the bottom of the ocean (within your claimed land) and make a pillar to the water's surface. it does not matter what material this is as it will be removed later. the pillar should stick one block above the water. Now, if you are on Besen place a horizontal cobblestone gen bucket (obsidian is a waste of money and is broken just as easily, it just takes a few more hits) on all four sides of the block. If you play on another realm, fill in your floor manually and skip to step 5. If you are a Besen player, there should now be a rough/lopsided + shape just above the water. Now, using more horizontal gen buckets fill in all that you can. Now there should be a square floating on the water. 5.Actually making the base- WallsTravel to a side or corner of your base. If you hold sneak and lean off the edge it should show that you have left you faction territory. At this edge (still within your claimed land) pillar up to sky limit with cobblestone. Now break the very top block so that your tower is one block below sky limit. Now, if on Besen, use vertical cobblestone gen buckets along the edge of your claimed territory until you reach the end- at that point the gen buckets won't work because your land isn't claimed. Now turn and repeat until you have made all four walls. If you are on a different realm gen a single wall along the edge of your territory; there are plenty of online tutorials on how to do this. 6. Actually making the base- Roof and wateringAt this point make sure your walls end one block before sky limit, and, if on Besen, use horizontal cobblestone gen buckets to fill in the roof. If on another realm do this manually. At this point you may claim additional land to add to your buffer. Now on to watering. First make an L shape with ice (NOT packed) as shown as well as the block in the lower left corner (Btw @Lucy was saying yikes to someone else). Now break the L with a normal pickaxe, breaking the block in the lower left corner last. Congratulations, your base is now watered! However, it can still be corner cannoned, as your corners probably look like this: To fix this defense issue follow these steps: Repeat this with all four corners. Now your base is watered, and the ocean will serve as your trench- time to add slabs! 7. Actually making your base- slabsIf half- slabs are added to the bottom of the ocean, it forces enemies to either build a slab-bust or use expensive creeper eggs. Do NOT place slabs parallel to your base, only at the bottom of the ocean. simply stand pressed up against a wall and drop to the bottom of the ocean. Now place a square outline of slabs around your base. At this point if you place sand or an anvil on the side of one of your walls it will fall onto the slabs below and break. 8. Finishing touches!I personally like to add a second interior cobblestone layer to the roof and floor to stop annoying water drips... Also make sure to set your home inside! That just about sums up this guide! Comment if you have questions or want me to make a guide on something else- like making fast buffers/walls/triple filters. If I get 15 positive ratings on this thread i will make another guide! (no I didn't just make this post to farm likes) Cya next time!