Height: 1.95 Blocks
See Data values
|“||Evokers can summon devilish flying beasts, called Vexes, that can pass through walls to swoop at the player. If that wasn’t enough, they have a secondary attack which conjures a row of fangs to erupt from the ground - all part of Jens’ plan to keep the player moving. “I wanted to force players to move around and not just stand with a shield and wait,” Jens says.||„|
|— Marsh Davies|
- 1 Spawning
- 2 Drops
- 3 Behavior
- 4 Evoker Fangs
- 5 Data values
- 6 Achievements
- 7 Advancements
- 8 History
- 9 Issues
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
Individual evokers spawn during the generation of particular woodland mansion rooms. They will not respawn after their initial spawn. Evokers spawned with mansions do not naturally despawn, unless the world is switched to Peaceful mode. In the Legacy Console Edition, they still despawn. Evokers may also rarely spawn as an illager captain.
Evokers spawn during raids, 1 evoker spawn at wave 5 and wave 6, 3 evokers spawn at wave 7with 1 of them riding ravager.
Evokers drop when dying:
- 1 Totem of Undying
- 0–1 Emerald if killed by the player.
- 1 illager banner, if they spawn as a wave leader in raid or pick up illager banner from the ground.[upcoming: JE 1.14]
- Looting increases the maximum drop of emeralds by 1 per level, up to 4 emeralds.
- Looting doesn't affect the totem of undying.
If the player is within an 8 block radius and the evoker is not in the middle of summoning an attack, the evoker will attempt to run away from the player to avoid being attacked.
The evoker has three different spells: fang attacks, summoning vexes, and a sheep color conversion spell. When attacking, the evoker is much more likely to use a fang attack, and may immediately follow it up by summoning some vexes.
When evokers are ready to attack, they will raise their arms and wave them and also produce the different colored particles for the different attacks.
The evoker signals this attack by producing purple color particles () and a deep horn-like sound. A number of fangs rise out of the ground, then snap shut and vanish. Non-illager mobs caught in the attack are dealt 6 () damage, regardless of armor, enchantments, or difficulty. In the Legacy Console Edition, the Protection enchantment on armor reduces the damage dealt.
Fangs will appear no lower than the feet of the lowest combatant, and no higher than one block above the feet of the highest combatant. Fangs will attempt to appear on the highest opaque block between those two extremes, but will fail to spawn if they are obstructed by a solid block. In practice, this means that fangs will not spawn in deep pits or on top of high walls, but may, for example, go up a staircase if the target is at the top and the evoker at the bottom, or vice versa.
This attack has two forms: offensive and defensive. The offensive form is used if the target is more than three blocks away, the defensive form if they are closer.
- Offensive Form
- The evoker summons 16 fangs in a horizontal line toward the target, spaced a block apart. The fangs are all summoned at once, but with individual delays so that they appear and snap shut in a wave away from the evoker.
- Defensive Form
- The evoker summons a total of 13 fangs in two circles centered on the evoker. The outer circle is made up of 8 fangs and has a radius of three blocks, while the inner circle is made up of 5 fangs and has a radius of two blocks. The inner circle bites slightly before the outer circle.
Summoning fangs resets the evoker's spell cooldown to 5 seconds, and resets the cooldown for summoning fangs to 17 seconds.
The evoker signals this attack by producing off-white color particles () and a higher-pitched horn-like sound. Three vexes appear nearby. The evoker will summon vexes even if there are some still left alive from the last summoning.
This spell resets the evoker's spell cooldown to 2 seconds, and resets the cooldown for summoning vexes to 5 seconds.
Sheep color conversion spell
While the evoker is not engaged in combat and
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true, it will change the wool color of any blue sheep within 16 blocks to red. It signals the spell by producing orange color particles () and making a "wololo" sound. This spell is a reference to priests in the video game "Age of Empires".
This spell resets the evoker's spell cooldown to 3 seconds, and resets the cooldown for the sheep color conversion spell to 7 seconds.
Evoker fangs are the entities that evokers use to attack the player with their fang attack.
The individual fangs in an evoker's fang attacks each have a delay. Before the delay is over, the fangs cannot be seen, although unlike truly invisible entities, fangs in warmup still have a visible debug hitbox. After the delay, the fangs expand into existence, snap shut, and shrink out of sight again, dealing 6 () magic damage to all creatures standing on the spot. Naturally spawned fangs do not harm illagers, but player-spawned ones do.
Evoker fangs are not affected by Peaceful difficulty.
|Entity||Name ID||Numeric ID|
Evokers have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
- Tags common to all mobs see Template:Nbt inherit/mob/template
- Tags common to all mobs spawnable in raids see Template:Nbt inherit/raidable/template
- SpellTicks: Number of ticks until a spell can be cast. Set to a positive value when a spell is cast, and decreases by 1 per tick.
Evocation fangs are also entities which have associated entity data.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
- Warmup: Time in ticks until the fangs appear. The fangs appear and begin to close as soon as this value becomes zero or less; negative values simply result in no delay. The value continues ticking down while the closing animation is playing, and will reach -20 on naturally spawned fangs.
- Owner: Contains information about the entity who owns the evocation fangs.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Monster Hunter||Attack and destroy a monster||Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombie pigman, spider, cave spider.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Feeling Ill||Defeat an Evoker||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Adventure||Adventure, exploration, and combat||—||Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.|
|Monster Hunter||Kill any hostile monster||Adventure||Kill one of these 24 mobs. In 1.14,[upcoming] you can also earn this by killing one of these 2 mobs. Other mobs are ignored for this advancement.|
|Monsters Hunted||Kill one of every hostile monster||Monster Hunter||Kill each of these 24 mobs. In 1.14,[upcoming] also kill each of these 2 mobs. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement.|
|16w43a||Added the Owner tag to evocation fangs.|
|1.13||pre5||The entity ID is changed from |
|Evocation Fangs name and ID changed to Evoker Fangs.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w47a||Evokers can now spawn in raids.|
|19w05a||Evokers are hostile towards the new wandering traders.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Added evokers.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Evokers are now hostile to the new wandering traders.|
|1.11.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Evokers can now spawn during raids.|
|Evokers are no longer hostile to baby villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU54||CU44||1.52||Patch 24||Patch 4||Added evokers and evocation fangs.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.9.19||Added evokers and evocation fangs.|
- Minecraft's "Meet the Evoker" shows an Evoker with a hat, which is the similar model of the Illusioner's.
- This hat model is also seen in the Witch, Nitwit, Librarian, Priest and Vindicator's texture file but unused.
- The sheep color conversion spell is a reference to priests in a video game named "Age of Empires", where they can turn enemy units into friendly units after making a "Wololo" sound.
A dying evoker mob.
An evoker summons fangs while its vex minions attack.
An evoker using its sheep color conversion spell.
An evoker wearing a wig at "Meet the Evoker", as a reference to a game Age of Empires.