Minecraft is a popular game that gives players endless creative possibilities. Gamers can craft whatever they need and want, build anything they desire, and travel wherever they want. Several biomes reflect terrains of Earth. However, included in all this are dangerous monsters. Several Minecraft mobs are haunting the world around you, so how do you survive?
There are two game modes that you can choose from: creative and survival. Creative gives players instant access to all the materials in the game. They can build whatever they want without worrying about monsters attacking them or going hungry. Survival mode, on the other hand, forces you to craft all the materials you need from scratch.
You are also at the mercy of 10 hearts before you die. That means that if any monster mobs find you, then you’ll need to fight them or run away to stay alive. Some are even known for destroying creations.
What are the most notable Minecraft mobs? We’re glad you asked!
The EndermenEndermen are without a doubt one of the most dangerous creatures in Minecraft, but they are neutral unless provoked. They can spawn anywhere and in any of the dimensions. This is due to their ability to teleport. In addition, they can even pick up blocks.
Endermen have 20 hearts of health. With each attack, they remove 3.5 hearts of the user. Once killed, they may drop 0-1 ender pearls. On top of that, when one is killed by you or a tamed wolf, you get 5 experience points (XP).
You can kill Enderman by using melee attacks. These include water, lava, fire, splash water bottles, and rain. These mobs are not so powerful that you can’t get rid of them, but you will need the proper materials to get the job done. If you do not possess these materials, you could be in a lot of trouble!
The Swarming Minecraft Mobs: BlazesBlazes are found only in the dimension known as “The Nether” as they come from the spawners in the Nether Fortresses. They are spotted flying or floating. They can even swim in lava. How they ended up getting their name is no shocker, is it?
Blazes are not neutral mobs. They will immediately attack you within 48 blocks. When they are damaged, they tend to call other blazes to attack. It is a “fight one of us, fight all of us” mentality in their eyes. Therefore, gamers need to be aware of this before getting into combat with any blaze member.
However, there is a simple way of killing blazes: snowballs. Usually, 7 snowballs will do the trick for each blaze.
As you lob your snowballs, blazes will retaliate by throwing fireballs at you. If these fireballs make contact with you, they will set you “ablaze.”It also can cost you 2.5 hearts of damage, along with leaving you burning for 5 seconds. That 5 seconds ends up being a lot too, as this can end up causing another 2 hearts worth of damage.
The only way to deflect blaze attacks is if you have a shield. Therefore, unless you’re going into battles like the ancient Romans or Captain America, it’s best to steer clear of these guys.
The Merciless GhastsGhasts are one of the most dangerous Minecraft mobs. They are gigantic, and they are not very forgiving. They spend all of their time flying in the air. When they attack, they shoot fireballs at you, one at a time.
The level of damage ghasts can do to you changes depending on what difficulty you are playing. Ghasts take 3.5 hearts on easy mode, 6 hearts on normal, and 11.25 hearts on hard. Ghasts only spawn in the nether. If killed by a player, they will drop 5 XP, ghast tears, and gunpowder.
When ghasts attack, they can also send other mobs after you, and they shoot a fireball every 3 seconds. However, if you hide behind blocks (solid or transparent), the ghast cannot hit you.
The Classic Minecraft Mob: CreepersThe creeper is a classic Minecraft mob that has haunted people’s worlds since the beginning. They can spawn anywhere in the natural biomes, with the exception of mushroom fields creepers are known to explode, and when they do, they destroy everything around them.
If you kill it before it blows up, they drop 5 experience points and gunpowder.
Like with ghasts, the amount of damage creepers inflict depends on the level you are playing. When on easy mode, a creeper depletes 22 health points. Normal mode subtracts 43 health points, and on hard mode, it can result in a whopping 64 health point loss.
You can kill creepers with any weapons, but it is safest to use a bow and arrows.
The Vicious Piglin BrutesPiglin brutes are creepy, hostile mobs found in the nether world of Minecraft. They usually spawn in with axes, but there are instances where they may not have a weapon. Armed piglin brutes deplete 7 health points on easy, 13 on normal, and 19 on hard.
Piglin brutes are also known to not care about who they are attacking, and they will go after other mobs.
If you do not want to deal with piglin brutes, distract them by placing gold blocks near them. They have an 8.5% chance of dropping their golden ax, and that would give you 20 XP.
The Terrifying Tiny Minecraft Mob: VexesThe vex is a very small Minecraft mob, but don’t be fooled. Tiny does not mean they are not mighty! A vex takes 2.75 hearts on easy, 4.5 hearts on normal, and 6.75 hearts on hard mode. These creatures spawn when they are a part of a summoning act of an evoker. The evoker can tell the vex what to attack, and that includes anything from villagers to other mobs.
When you kill them, they drop 5 XP. You can destroy a vex like any other mob, but beware: they can fly and travel through walls.
The Wandering Minecraft Mob: Wither SkeletonsWither skeletons aren’t what you might consider a “normal” skeleton. They are black, not white. Instead of carrying around a bow and arrows, they carry stone swords. They have 10 hearts, and take away 2.5 hearts on easy, 4 hearts on normal, and 6 hearts on hard.
These mobs like to wander until they have locked on a target.
When killed, they can drop bones, coal, wither skulls (but only when killed by a player or a tamed wolf), stone swords, and 5 XP. Withers are immune to fire, but they cannot swim.
However, leading a wither skeleton to water does not kill them, since they cannot drown.
The Pillagers’ Teammates: RavagersHave you ever encountered a pillager? Well, they are not always waiting alone to attack you!
Pillagers can also be accompanied by ravagers. These mobs are large four-legged creatures that inflict a considerable amount of damage. If playing on easy, they deplete 3.5 of your hearts. If playing on normal, they take 6 hearts. On hard mode, they take up to 9 hearts.
Unfortunately, these creatures have a pretty daunting amount of health: 50 hearts. They often attack by ramming you with their head, which drops you a saddle and 20 experience points. That said, players are not the only things that they attack.
They also attack harmless non-player characters and even random blocks, which breaks them in the process.
The Minecraft Mob Duo: Spider JockeysIf you thought skeletons and spiders alone would be annoying to battle against, what about dealing with a team-up?
Wither skeletons, cave spiders, baby zombies, and any other skeletons can spawn like this as well (depending on whether you are playing on Java or Bedrock Edition). You’d then be dealing with two different attackers, but they work together as one Minecraft mob. Not cool!
On normal mode, the skeleton with a bow will take 0.5 to 2 hearts, and the Spider steal 1 heart. On hard mode, the skeleton takes up to 2.5 hearts. When both mobs are killed, their drops remain the same, as if they were separate.
Unfortunately, they have separate health points. Hence, killing one doesn’t kill the other, so don’t let your guard down if you slay a skeleton and the spider still lives!
The Most Dangerous Minecraft Mob: WardenThe warden is a new mob set to appear in a future update (known as the Wild Update). This monster has every Minecraft fan on their toes as it is the most dangerous Minecraft mob. They are unique compared to other mobs, making them difficult to deal with.
Wardens cannot see, so they rely on their other senses. On easy mode, these guys take 8 hearts in damage. On normal mode, they take 15 hearts. However, on hard mode, they’ll take 22.5 hearts!
These mobs have major health points going to 250 hearts, and they drop sculk catalysts when killed. These creatures don’t spawn on their own, however. You will have to activate sculk shriekers 4 times. They are also unique because when they spawn, they come out of the ground! How cool is that?
These guys are not to be messed with unless players have some major skills.