Pillager outpost

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Pillager outpost
Pillager outpost watchtower.png
Consists of

See § Structure

Can generate in
existing chunks


First appearance

1.14 (18w47a)

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A pillager outpost is an assortment of structures inhabited by pillagers.


Pillager outposts are semi-rare structures which generate near villages. Pillager outposts compare to be slightly less common than dungeons and spawn with a set of blocks similar to woodland mansions. Pillager outposts can generate naturally in any biome a village can – plains, desert, savanna, taiga, and snowy tundra biomes. Pillager outposts will usually generate around 100-400 blocks away from a village, and sometimes rarely appear to be even inside them; but this could be due to an exception.

If an outpost spawns in the water or in the air (e.g spawning near a savanna plateau) then a platform of grass (or sand), dirt and stone will spawn underneath it in a circular shape. This also applies to the smaller structures such as tents, targets, and cages.

Other smaller structures such as tents, cages, and target scarecrows may spawn around the periphery of the main outpost structure.


PillagerFace.png IronGolemFace.png
Pillagers Iron Golem
(spawn in cages)

Bad Omen[edit]

Upon killing an outpost captain, the player will have 1 level of the Bad Omen effect applied to them indefinitely, but has no immediate effect on the player. However, if a player enters a village, it will immediately be removed from the player, and a raid will spawn near the village after approximately 5 seconds. Each outpost captain killed will raise the level of Bad Omen - Level 5 is the maximum.


A pillager outpost consists of a Watchtower with other structures around it.

Structure blocks can be used to manually load pieces of the pillager outpost from the /data/structures/pillager_outpost folder in minecraft.jar. To do so, set a structure block to Load mode, enter pillager_outpost/<structure_name>, and press LOAD.

Structure name Description Consists of Image
watchtower A large tower with a loot chest on the top level.

347 Dark Oak Planks
290 Birch Planks
207 Cobblestone
144 Dark Oak Log
48 Dark Oak Fence
45 Dark Oak Slab
33 Cobblestone Stairs
16 Dark Oak Stairs
8 Cobblestone Wall
4 Cobblestone Slab
4 Torch
1 Chest (random loot)

8 White Banner

Pillager outpost watchtower.png
watchtower_overgrown Generated with a structure integrity of around 0.03 on top of a regular watchtower to add random mossy cobblestone and vines into the build.

347 Dark Oak Planks
290 Birch Planks
207 Mossy Cobblestone
144 Dark Oak Log
113 Vines
48 Dark Oak Fence
45 Dark Oak Slab
33 Mossy Cobblestone Stairs
16 Dark Oak Stairs
8 Mossy Cobblestone Wall
4 Mossy Cobblestone Slab
4 Torch
1 Chest (random loot)

8 White Banner

Pillager outpost watchtower overgrown.png
feature_cage1 A wooden cage.

24 Dark Oak Fence
12 Dark Oak Log
8 Dark Oak Stairs
4 Dark Oak Slab

Pillager outpost feature cage1.png
feature_cage2 A wooden cage with an iron golem trapped inside.[verify] Pillager outpost feature cage2.png
feature_logs A pile of logs. 21 Dark Oak Log Pillager outpost feature logs.png
feature_targets Scarecrow-like. 6 Dark Oak Fence
2 Carved Pumpkin
2 Hay Bale
Pillager outpost feature targets.png
feature_tent1 A small tent made from wool. 15 White Wool
10 Dark Oak Fence
1 Crafting Table
Pillager outpost feature tent1.png
feature_tent2 A small woolen tent with pumpkins stored within. 15 White Wool
10 Dark Oak Fence
4 Pumpkin
1 Crafting Table
Pillager outpost feature tent2.png
feature_plate Generates the outer structures. N/A Pillager outpost feature plate.png
base_plate Generates the watchtower and feature plates. N/A Pillager outpost base plate.png


In 1.14[upcoming] each pillager outpost chest contains items drawn from 4 pools, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
0–1× 2–3× 1–3× 2–3× 0–1× 2–3× 1–3× 2–3×
Dark Oak Log 2–3115.000100.0%1.0
Crossbow 1110.500100.0%1.0
Wheat 3–57174.11872.5%1.4
Bottle o' Enchanting 17220.79560.9%1.6
Carrot 3–55172.94157.5%1.7
Potato 2–55172.57457.5%1.7
Arrow 2–74222.04539.1%2.6
String 1–64221.59139.1%2.6
Iron Ingot 1–33220.68230.5%3.3
Enchanted Book[note 1] 11220.11411.0%9.1
  1. All enchantments are equally probable, except treasure enchantments, and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.


Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w47a Added pillager outposts.
18w47b Reduced the amount of pillagers that spawn around outposts.
18w50a Outpost captains can now spawn in outposts.


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