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Health points

100♥ × 50



Attack strength

Easy: 7♥♥♥♥
Normal: 12♥ × 6
Hard: 18♥ × 9
Roar: up to 6♥♥♥


Width: 1.975 blocks
Height: 2.2 blocks


See § Spawning



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Ravagers are large hostile mobs that spawn in raids and attack players, villagers and iron golems.



In Java Edition, ravagers can spawn starting at wave 3 as part of raids.

In Bedrock Edition, up to 5 Ravagers spawn as part of a raid. Unridden ravagers spawn at waves 3 and 5, a ravager ridden by a pillager spawns at waves 5 and 7, and a ravager ridden by an evoker spawns at wave 7.


Ravagers are hostile towards players, iron golems, villagers or adult villagers‌[Bedrock Edition only], and wandering traders[Java Edition only] within a 32-block radius in Java Edition or 16-block radius in Bedrock Edition. They attack by ramming enemies with their head, dealing high knockback. They can also destroy certain block types by charging into them.

Breakable block
Block Bedrock Edition Java Edition
Bamboo Yes No
Bamboo Sapling Yes No
Beetroots Yes Yes
Brown Mushroom Yes No
Carrots Yes Yes
Carved Pumpkin Yes No
Chorus Flower Yes No
Chorus Plant Yes No
Dead Bush Yes No
Sunflower Yes No
Lilac Yes No
Peony Yes No
Rose Bush Yes No
Large Fern Yes No
Tall Grass Yes No
Leaves Yes Yes
Flower Yes No
Grass Yes No
Jack o'Lantern Yes No
Melon Yes No
Melon Stem Yes No
Potatoes Yes Yes
Pumpkin Yes No
Pumpkin Stem Yes No
Red Mushroom Yes No
Sugar Cane Yes No
Saplings Yes No
Snow Yes No
Sweet Berry Bush Yes No
Turtle Egg Yes No
Vines Yes No
Lily Pad Yes No
Wheat Yes Yes

Whether blocked by a shield while attacking, no damage is dealt and knockback is halved. The ravager has about a 50% chance to become stunned and unable to move or attack for 2 seconds. After this period, it emits a roar that deals 6♥♥♥ damage and high knockback to nearby entities. The roar can knock back nearby illagers without damaging them and has no effect on other ravagers. The ravager does not attack pillagers who shoot at it and does not attack evokers when evoker fangs accidentally hit a ravager.

Even though they are heavy, they can swim. Their apparent weight gives them 50% chance of resisting knockbacks.

A ravager being ridden by an illager dismounts its rider if it moves into water 2 blocks deep.


Upon death, a ravager always drops one (1) Saddle (unaffected by Looting) and 20 experience, the most out of any mob apart from boss mobs.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Ravager steps entity.ravager.step subtitles.entity.ravager.step ? ? 1 16
Ravager stunned entity.ravager.stunned subtitles.entity.ravager.stunned ? ? 1 16
Ravager roars entity.ravager.roar subtitles.entity.ravager.roar ? ? 1 35
Ravager bites entity.ravager.attack subtitles.entity.ravager.attack ? ? 1 16
Ravager dies entity.ravager.death subtitles.entity.ravager.death ? ? 1 16
Ravager hurts entity.ravager.hurt subtitles.entity.ravager.hurt ? ? 1 16
Ravager grunts entity.ravager.ambient subtitles.entity.ravager.ambient ? ? 1 16
Ravager cheers entity.ravager.celebrate subtitles.entity.ravager.celebrate ? ? 1 16

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Entity data[edit]

Ravagers have entity data associated with them that contains various properties of the mob.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Kill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.NoPS4YesNo30GSilver


September 29, 2018Illager Beasts are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
Java Edition
1.1418w43aRavager.png Added illager beasts.
18w44aIllager beasts no longer flee in the presence of rabbits.[1]
18w45aIllager beasts now spawn in illager patrols, 200 blocks away from villages on grass or sand with a block light level of 0–8 and a sky light level of 10–15.
18w46aIllager beasts no longer spawn as part of illager patrols, which has now made them unused.
18w47aIllager beasts now spawn in the new raids, which has now made them used again.
19w05a"Illager Beast" has now been renamed to "Ravager".
The ID has now been changed from illager_beast to ravager.
19w13aRavagers can now be ridden by evokers.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Added illager beasts.
Illager beasts are currently only available through Experimental Gameplay.
Illager beasts have a basic AI, use the player's hurt sound and don't have any animations.
1.11.0beta"Illager Beast" has now been renamed to "Ravager".
Ravagers now have animations and their own sounds.
The AI behavior of ravagers have now been fully implemented.
Ravagers can now spawn during raids.
Ravagers can now be ridden by vindicators and pillagers.
Ravagers are no longer hostile to baby villagers.
beta have now been fully implemented and are now separate from Experimental Gameplay.
beta can now be ridden by evokers.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Ravager.png Added ravagers.


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