Black Steve

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Black Steve
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Health points

20♥ × 10

Armor points

23 (🛡 × 11.5)

Attack strength


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This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Minecraft.
This mob existed only in Java Edition Indev: Versions 0.31 20100129 and 0.31 20100130

Black Steve was a humanoid mob available during Java Edition Indev, they were available from Java Edition Indev 0.31 20100129 until 0.31 20100131 (for 2 days).


Black Steve in the world along with other Steves.

Black Steve spawned randomly in the world.[more information needed]


Black Steve was a passive mob. It had no animation, so it glided aimlessly around the world in the same pose. Upon death, Black Steve would not fall over to the ground or flash red or white and appear to die, as most mobs do. It would just disappear shortly thereafter, and drop the items it was designated to drop.


Upon death, Black Steve drops:

Data values[edit]


NameSavegame IDNumeric ID
[No displayed name]??


Java Edition Indev
January 29, 2010Black Steve is shown in a video posted by Notch.[note 1]
0.3120100129Black Steve.png Added Black Steve.
Black Steve was made by Dock, the artist for Minecraft, at the time, along with the similar-looking mob Steve.
20100130Black Steve now also drops string, feather and gunpowder.
20100131Black Steve has now been removed.


  • Black Steve, as well as all the other mobs made by Dock, has no animation.
  • Black Steve is the name of a character in 2007–08 television series Code Monkeys.


  1. Archive is available at .

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