Phantom

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Phantom
Phantom.png
Health points

20 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

Attack strength

Easy: 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)
Normal: 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Hard: 9 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)

Size

Height:
0.5 + Size * 0.1 Blocks
Width:
0.9 + Size * 0.2 Blocks

Spawn

In the Overworld in light level of 7 or less and when player has not slept for 3 ingame days

First appearances

See History

Common drops
Experience

5

Sounds Bite Idle Swoop
Internal ID

N/A

Entity ID

phantom

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Jens Bergensten Mojang avatar.png This manta-ray–like monster is a flying creature that spawns at high altitudes. It is attracted to insomnia, and will find players who haven't slept for many days. It will swoop down in groups and bite your flesh.
Jens Bergensten[1]

Phantoms are flying common undead hostile mobs that attack players who haven't slept in over three in-game days.

Spawning[edit]

Phantoms spawn in the Overworld at night, or at any time during a thunderstorm; high above players that have not slept for at least 3 days. Phantoms will spawn more often the longer a player has gone without sleep.

For phantoms to successfully spawn, the player in question must be above sea level and not have a block above its head which blocks light in any way (for example leaves won't work as they have a light opacity of 2,[verify] but glass will work as its light opacity is 0).

Once the conditions are right, a pack of 1–4 phantoms attempts to spawn 20–34 blocks above the player, and off to the side by up to a taxicab distance of 9 blocks, every 1–2 minutes. The chance of a successful spawn is x-3x, where x is the number of nights since the player has slept, which comes to a 14 chance on day 4, a 25 chance on day 5, a 36 on day 6, and so on.

Phantoms are counted towards the hostile mob cap, but don't respect it when spawning. Their spawning mechanic is based on the location of players in the world, not by randomly choosing a block near the players like regular mob spawning.

Drops[edit]

Phantoms drop 0–1 phantom membrane when killed by the player, which can be increased with the Looting enchantment.

Behavior[edit]

A Phantom swooping at the player.

When idle, phantoms will fly around in a circle at a constant y-elevation, leaving a trail of gray smoke while doing so. They have a quite large search radius, and will occasionally either swoop down or up quickly to attack their victim. If stopped or hurt during this action, the phantom will retreat back to its original elevation. When idle over water, the phantom will sometimes swoop into the water and will die as it is not pushed back up.

Phantoms are able to move through water at the same speed as they do normally.

When under the Invisibility effect, the phantom's body will disappear, but its eyes and smoke particles will still be visible.

Phantoms will burn in sunlight. Like other undead mobs, they are harmed by the Instant Health effect, healed by the Instant Damage effect, and immune to the Poison and Regeneration effects.

Data values[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Phantoms have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is phantom.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
AdventureAdventure, exploration, and combatKill any entity, or be killed by any entity.minecraft:adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Monster HunterKill any hostile monsterAdventureKill one of these 24 mobs (2 added in 1.13[upcoming]). Other mobs are ignored for this advancement.minecraft:adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.png
Monsters HuntedKill one of every hostile monsterMonster HunterKill each of these 24 mobs (2 added in 1.13[upcoming]). Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:adventure/kill_all_mobs

History[edit]

Official release
November 14, 2017MineCon2017MobB.jpg Phantom first shown.
November 18, 2017The Phantom (back then only known as Mob B and The Monster of the Night Skies) wins the vote at MineCon Earth.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 18w07a Phantom 18w07a-18w10a.png Added phantoms with a placeholder drop of 1-4 leather.
18w09a No longer spawn in the End.
Now despawn at daytime.
18w10a Phantom.png Changed model and texture.
18w10c Now considered undead.
18w10d Now burn in sunlight.
No longer despawn at daytime.
18w14a Now drops Phantom membrane, instead of leather.
18w19a Animation changed to have the wings flap more quicker and smoother.
Now drop experience.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Phantom" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Phantoms have a Size tag, which determines the size of the mob.
  • The phantom was added into the game as as result of winning the MineCon Earth mob Twitter poll as "Mob B".
  • Phantoms are currently the fastest non-boss mob in the game, traveling at speeds of up to 20.83 blocks per second.
  • At one point before the release of 18w10a, the phantom texture was made red, but it was decided that it appeared too much like a nether mob.[1]
  • The phantom was originally going to have a mouth, like the sketch shown during MineCon Earth, but it was eventually scrapped because "it looked so much like a muppet".[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. a b c "Meet the Phantom" – Minecraft.net, March 12, 2018
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