Minecraft is a game where you must face several obstacles before you become a master builder. If you’re playing the survival mode then you’ll come face to face against several enemy mobs. These mobs are an important element in the Minecraft gameplay because they make the game challenging and because these mobs offer ‘drops’ that can help you in your Minecraft journey. The world of Minecraft may seem a little dry at times but almost all places contain these mobs to make the game interesting and fun for you.
Mobs in Minecraft come in every shape and size. From regular sheeps who are harmless to monsters and dragons who are eager to kill you, all come under the mobs category in the Minecraft gameplay. Let us have a look at mobs in Minecraft and understand their details before we begin to discuss mob generators. This will give us a better understanding of what we’re getting ourselves into.
Summon Mob Generator (Java Edition 1)
Mobs in Minecraft and their Importance
In simple terms, mobs are beings and entities in the Minecraft gameplay. They can be divided into passive mobs, neutral mobs, aggressive mobs, and utility mobs. These mobs are players, enemies, animals, villagers, monsters etc. They can be killed, spawned, teleported, enchanted, and even given items to. They are the things that make up the world of Minecraft. Without mobs you would have nothing to kill, nowhere to gain experience points from, nothing to eat, nothing to customize your avatar with, and no fun in general.
In addition, passive mobs are creatures that will never harm you under any circumstances. Some of these mobs include sheeps, pigs, chickens, mooshrooms, horses, bats, and much more. You have the option of breeding these mobs according to your own convenience so that more of them are created at a single time. These kinds of mobs usually spawn in the highest of light. For example, sheeps usually spawn in flocks when the light is at a level of seven or higher.
Utility mobs are mobs that provide some sort of a utilitarian function to you. Iron Golems and Snow golems are part of these utility mobs. You can craft them in order to scare away your enemies and trespassing villagers. On the contrary, neutral mobs are mobs who will not attack you unless and until they are provoked. Provocation for neutral mobs varies from one mob to the other. What may count as provocation for Wolves may not count as provocation for Spiders. Zombies and Endermen are also part of neutral mobs.
Moving on to aggressive mobs, these mobs will always attack you on sight regardless of your intentions or whether provoked or not. They are not like utility mobs or passive mobs, they are dangerous to you and to all the other players. The most common mobs of this category are zombies who usually spawn in dark caves and will try to eat you if they spot you. Creepers, Skeletons, Slimes, Silverfish, and Witches, all fall under the category of aggressive mobs as well. It is better to either kill them or to run away from them if you happen to spot them.
Now that we fully understand what mobs are and what their importance is in Minecraft, let’s begin to understand what mob generators are in Minecraft and then we can discuss how to summon these generators.
What are Mob Generators?
Like everything else in the Minecraft world, mob generators are blocks that have the ability to spawn or create any mob in the game, considering that the conditions for the mob being spawned are right. When a mob generator generates a mob it looks like a cage with fire in it with the rotating mob that is spawning or being created. In the Bedrock edition you can only spawn hostile mobs which is why mob generators in that edition are called monster spawners. Moreover, if you are playing the survival mode then you should know that mobs such as pigs, spiders, zombies, skeletons, etc can only be spawned naturally and not through a mob generator.
Furthermore, you can also use mob generators to create mob farms. The function of these farms is to provide experience points and a lot of droppings for you. A mob farm is created using a mob spawner, a way to kill the mobs that are created, and an item collection system.
If you are unsatisfied with your mob generator then you do have the option of disabling it. Remember that doing so does not destroy your mob generator, it only renders it non-functional or unusable. To disable a mob generator you can follow the steps mentioned below:
- Most minecraft spawners can be disabled by placing a torch on all sides of it. To disable a Blaze or Silverfish you will need a light level of 12.
- You can also place solid blocks around the spawner to completely disable it from being spawned. This is a better way of completely disabling the generator if it remains unaffected by the light.
Now that we know what mob generators are and how they can be used, let’s discuss how to summon mob generators in Minecraft in 1.18 Java edition.
How to Summon Mob Generator in Java Edition 1.18
Mob generators are command generators that can help you create custom mobs for Minecraft. You can give these mobs any name you like with weapons, armor, custom drops with drop chances, and much more depending on the kind of mob that you want to create. Custom mobs generally contain the following features:
- Custom Name: you can assign your mob any name you like
- Properties: you can give them specific properties if you want or assign general properties to them
- Enchanted Items: you can give your mobs particular items. These items can be enchanted according to your own liking
- Attributes: you can give your mob any amount of strength you wish as well as weaknesses
- Age: you can assign a specific age to your custom mob decided at what age it should be called an adult and at what age it should be called a baby
This is everything that you need to know about mobs and mob generators in Minecraft in the 1.18 Java edition. Now that you know how to create your own custom mobs, why not give it a try? You can create something simple for starters or something terrifying, don’t forget that you’re in control!