The other jargon used here is minecraft skeleton on spider, which is the word for when the computer makes something appear. Hostile Mobs These are the ones you have to worry about the most! All of them spawn in the dark — either at night-time, or in caves, or in your house if you don’t provide lighting. Skeletons and zombies will burn up in sunlight, but watch out for some of the others even by day!
Skeletons Skeletons are very common in Minecraft and will shoot at you with arrows. When they see you they will circle to their right to find a good place to shoot you from. Skeletons will catch fire if they are exposed to direct sunlight, unless they ave a helmet to protect them. When a skeleton dies, it might drop bones or arrows for you to collect. Zombies Zombies are slow-moving monsters that, like skeletons, will die in the sunlight.
If you kill a zombie, you might get some rotten flesh which you can eat if you really must, but it will likely poison you. Rarely, a zombie will drop an item of iron armour. Occasionally, an army of zombies will besiege a village, looking for tasty villagers to eat. Creepers Creepers are strange creatures that contain explosives. They will blow up if you get too close to them, causing damage to anything near them.
A creeper’s favourite trick is to sneak up behind you silently and explode. The only warning you get is a short hissing sound, like a fuse burning. Unlike skeletons and zombies, creepers don’t burn up when the sun comes, so keep an eye out for them when you leave your home in the morning. They tend to vanish by about noon, though. TNT and set off some explosions of your own. Spiders There are two kinds of spider.
The larger ones spawn anywhere it’s dark, like skeletons, zombies and creepers. The smaller ones, called Cave Spiders, are found only in abandoned mineshafts under ground. Cave spiders are poisonous, regular spiders are not. Spiders can climb and jump and get to places that other mobs cannot. In the daylight, spiders will usually not attack you unless you attack them first.
Underground or at night they are very aggressive, and they can detect you even through walls and might follow you around. A spider that is following you at night will attack even in daylight. When killed, spiders may drop string, which is useful for making bows and fishing lines, or spider eyes, used in making potions. Endermen Endermen are visitors from another dimension called The End, which you will have to visit if you want to win the game.
They pick up blocks and move them around, which can be every bit as annoying as it sounds. At this point they will stop moving and stare at you until you look away, at which point they will attack. You can avoid conflict by wearing a pumpkin on your head so the Endermen can’t see you looking at them. Endermen teleport from place to place whilst attacking you, which makes them hard to fight.
They don’t like water, however, and take damage and teleport away when they come into contact with it, so standing in or near water can be helpful when fighting Endermen. Endermen may drop an Ender Pearl when killed — you’re going to need at least 12 of these, probably more, if you want to get to The End. Endermites Endermites are new mobs that sometimes appear when an Enderman teleports or when you throw an Ender Pearl. Endermites will attack you on sight, and you don’t get anything good if you kill them. These strange creatures spawn at night in swamp biomes, and also deep underground in certain areas. They hop around and will bump into you if they can. The large and small ones cause damage when they hit you, and any size might knock you off a ledge or into lava.
Killing a tiny slime might get you a slimeball, which is used to make sticky piston, and can be crafted into Magma Cream, an ingredient used in brewing potions. Silverfish Silverfish are a mob found only in Strongholds. They emerge from spawners, or from certain blocks when broken, sometimes in great swarms. Witches Witches live in huts in swamps, and are very dangerous enemies. They are well-armed with potions which they use to attack you and defend themselves. Stay out of potion-chucking range and shoot them with arrows!