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Typical drops from a skeleton: experience orbs, an arrow, and bones.

Drops are items that appear when mobs and some other entities die or when most kinds of blocks are broken.

Types of drops[edit]

Common drops[edit]

Common drops may appear at the location of a mob at the moment it receives fatal damage. Most mobs have particular items that they may drop when killed. Some common drops, such as leather, don't always drop, but have a large chance (at least 50%, depending on the drop range) to do so. Some common drops, such as blaze rods, don't drop at all if the mob was not killed by the player.

Each of these items has a drop range, which is a random uniform distribution of numbers of items that drop. For example, a cow drops 0–2 leather items and 1–3 raw beef items. Because the range for leather includes 0, there is a 13 chance of no leather being dropped.

A baby animal does not drop any common drops upon death.

Looting[edit]

Some common and uncommon drops are affected by the Looting enchantment. At most, a number of additional items equal to enchantment level are dropped.

More specifically, the game generates a fractional number ranging from 0 to the Looting level, which is then rounded to the nearest integer. This causes the numbers in the middle of drop range to occur twice as often. The probabilities are as follows:

Looting extra items
Looting level No items 1 item 2 items 3 items
Looting I 12 12 -- --
Looting II 14 12 14 --
Looting III 16 13 13 16

Stray's tipped arrow is a special case: while Looting can attempt to increase arrow drop amount, the final number of dropped arrows is capped at 1. So, Looting effectively increases arrow dropping odds, up to 1112 with Looting III.


Rare drops[edit]

Rare drops normally appear if the monster is killed by a player, although some rare drops can also be obtained by other means. Rare drops are always a single item, but may appear in conjunction with other common drops. A drop is considered rare if they are accompanied by the random_chance_with_looting condition in the mob's loot table.

Rare drops typically have a 2.5% chance of dropping, plus 1 percentage point per level of Looting on the weapon used (up to a maximum of 5.5% with Looting III). The exception to this is that a rabbit drops a rabbit's foot with a 10% chance, plus 3 percentage points per level of Looting (to a maximum of 19% with Looting III).

Note that in case of multiple rare drops (guardian and zombie types) the 2.5% chance is split between them, instead of being rolled for each item.

Shulker shell is technically also a rare drop, only ever dropping in singles from shulkers, although they don't require a player kill, have a 50% base chance, and increase by 6.25% per Looting level.

Equipped items[edit]

An enchanted bow received from a skeleton's drops

When killed by a player or a tamed wolf, a monster can drop equipment and armor that it spawned with. Each piece of equipment the monster was spawned with is dropped with an 8.5% chance, except pumpkins, jack o'lanterns, and vex's iron sword, which have a 0% chance. This value is determined by the mob's HandDropChances and ArmorDropChances tags. The Looting enchantment increases this chance by 1% per level (up to 11.5% with Looting III, and 3% for pumpkins, jack o'lanterns, and said sword). This means it is possible for a monster to drop more than one piece of equipment upon death.

There are also some equipped items that are guaranteed to drop:

  • All items the mob picked up after spawning are always dropped, even when it isn't killed by a player and even if it is a baby zombie.
    • This is the case only for hostile mobs, not for villagers.
  • Ominous banner always dropped by illagers wearing it.
  • Horses, donkeys, mules, llamas and pigs drop any items equipped to them by players, like saddles, carpet or chests.

Experience orbs[edit]

Experience orbs drop only if a mob dies less than three seconds after being attacked (melee, bow, snowballs, eggs, and potions causing instant damage) by a player or by a player's pet wolf, though not by a player-activated dispenser. Their total value is the specific amount of experience granted by killing that mob. They are also dropped from a thrown bottle o' enchanting. Collected experience accumulates into levels, which can be used for enchanting or repairing.

Unlike other drops, such as items, experience orbs appear at the location of the mob's corpse at the moment it disappears in a puff of smoke. Experience orbs move toward any nearby players.

List of drops[edit]

Mob drops[edit]

Mob Exp Common drops Rare drops Equipped and worn items Notes Affected by the Looting enchantment
Animals
Bat 0 None None None N/A
Brown Mooshroom
[Java Edition only]
Red Mooshroom
1–3 0–2 Leather
1–3 Raw Beef or 1–3 Steak
None None Meat is cooked if killed while on fire.
Shearing drops 5 Brown Mushroom, converting it to a normal cow, a process that cannot be reverted.
Gives Milk when pressing use with an empty bucket.
Gives Mushroom Stew when pressing use with an empty bowl on it.
if brown mooshroom fed with flower, then it produces suspicious stew when milked with bowl, but only once.
Yes
Cat 1-3 0-2 String None None Tamed cat can also give player gift at morning after player sleep: Yes
Chicken 1–3 0–2 Feather
1 Raw Chicken or 1 Cooked Chicken
None None Meat is cooked if killed while on fire.
Feather and meat drops are both affected by Looting.
Also lays an Egg every 5–10 minutes.
Yes
Cod 1–3 1 Raw Cod or 1 Cooked Cod 0-2 Bone (25%) ‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Bone Meal (5%) ‌[Java Edition only]
None Fish is cooked if killed while on fire.‌[Java Edition only] Bone and bone meal drops only
Cow 1–3 0–2 Leather
1–3 Raw Beef or 1–3 Steak
None None Meat is cooked if killed while on fire.
Gives Milk when pressing use with an empty bucket on it.
Yes
Dolphin 0 0-1 Raw Cod None None Yes
Donkey
Mule
1–3 0–2 Leather None 1 Saddle if saddled
1 Chest if equipped
Also drops all of the chest's contents. Yes
Fox
[Java and Bedrock editions only][upcoming: BE 1.13.0]
1-2 None None Egg
Emerald
Feather

Leather
Rabbit Hide
Rabbit's Foot
Wheat
Cooked Porkchop

All naturally spawned items have 8.5%‌[Java Edition only] or 100%‌[Bedrock Edition only] to drop, except cooked porkchop which can be eaten by foxes. Increases chance of drop‌[Java Edition only]
Horse 1–3 0–2 Leather None 1 Saddle if saddled
1 Horse Armor if equipped
Yes
Llama
Trader llama
[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]
1–3 0–2 Leather None 1 Carpet if equipped
1 Chest if equipped
Also drops all of the chest's contents. Yes
Ocelot 1–3 None None None N/A
Panda 1-3 0-2 Bamboo[Bedrock Edition only]
1 Bamboo[Java Edition only]
None None Weak and baby panda can sneeze, which drop slimeball Yes
Parrot 1–3 1–2 Feather None None Yes
Pig 1–3 1–3 Raw Porkchop or 1–3 Cooked Porkchop None 1 Saddle if saddled Meat is cooked if died while on fire. Yes
Polar Bear 1–3 0–2 Raw Cod (¾ chance)
0–2 Raw Salmon(¼ chance)
None None Yes
Pufferfish 1–3 1 Pufferfish 1-2 Bone (25%) ‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Bone Meal (5%) ‌[Java Edition only]
None None Bone and bone meal drops only
Rabbit 1–3 0–1 Raw Rabbit or 0–1 Cooked Rabbit
0–1 Rabbit Hide
Rabbit's Foot (10%) None Meat is cooked if died while on fire. Yes
Salmon 1–3 1 Raw Salmon or 1 Cooked Salmon[Java Edition only] 0-2 Bones (25%) ‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Bone Meal (5%) ‌[Java Edition only]
None Small and normal salmon drop 0-2 bone while large salmon drop 1-2 bones.‌[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
fish is cooked if died while on fire.‌[Java Edition only]
Bone and bone meal drops only
Sheep 1–3 1 Wool if not sheared
1–2 Raw Mutton or 1–2 Cooked Mutton
None None Shearing drops 1-3 Wool.
Wool is colored if the sheep was spawned colored or dyed.
Meat is cooked if died while on fire.
Meat drop only
Skeleton Horse 1–3 0–2 Bone None None Yes
Squid 1–3 1–3 Ink Sac None None Yes
Tropical Fish 1-3 1 Tropical Fish 1-2 Bone (25%) ‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Bone Meal (5%) ‌[Java Edition only]
None Bone and bone meal drops only
Turtle 1-3 0-2 Seagrass
1 bowl if killed by lightning.‌[Java Edition only]
None None Drops a single scute when grows up to an adult. Yes
Wolf 1–3 None None None N/A
Zombie Horse 1–3 0–2 Rotten Flesh None None Yes
Utility Mobs
Iron Golem 0 3–5 Iron Ingot
0–2 Poppy
None None No
Snow Golem 0 0–15 Snowball None None No
Monsters
Blaze 10 0–1 Blaze Rod if killed by a player
0-2 Glowstone Dust if killed by a player[Legacy Console Edition only]
None None Yes
Cave Spider
Spider
5 0–2 String
0–1 Spider Eye if killed by a player
None None Yes
Creeper 5 0–2 Gunpowder
1 Music Discs if killed by a skeleton or stray
1 Creeper Head if killed by a charged creeper's explosion
None None Yes
Drowned 5 0–2 Rotten Flesh 11%‌[BE only]/5%‌[JE only] chance to drop:
Gold Ingot
or Trident[Bedrock Edition only]
Trident
Fishing Rod
Nautilus Shell (offhand only)
Random Armor
Random armor dropped only if converted from zombies.
Increases chance for a trident from rare drop.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
gold ingot drop only if trident drop fail.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
In Bedrock Edition Drowned can drop 2 trident, which from natural equipment and rare drop.
Always drop nautilus shell in offhand.
Yes
Elder Guardian 10 0–2 Prismarine Shard
0–1 Prismarine Crystals(13 chance)
0–1 Raw Cod (12 chance) or

0-1 Cooked Cod (12 chance) if killed by fire ‌[Java Edition only]
1 Wet Sponge if killed by the player

Raw Cod (60%)
Raw Salmon (25%)
Pufferfish (13%)
Tropical fish (2%)
None Prismarine crystals drop only if raw cod fails.
Raw cod is both a common drop and a rare drop.
Raw cod common drop is cooked if died while on fire. ‌[Java Edition only]
All except the sponge
Ender Dragon 12,000 or 500 None None None Experience is dropped in 10 drops of 1000 experience and one drop of 2000 experience if it's the first time.
Active portal in End fountain:
generate 4 Torch at end fountain
1 Dragon Egg if it's the first time.

only 500 experience drops for subsequent times.

N/A
Enderman 5 0–1 Ender Pearl None None Also drops the block it is holding. Yes
Endermite 5 None None None N/A
Evoker 10 Totem of Undying
0-1 Emerald if killed by the player
None 1 Illager Banner.png Ominous Banner if a raid captain[Java Edition only] A totem of undying is always dropped by evokers when killed.
An ominous banner is always dropped if the evoker is a raid captain.
Emeralds only
Ghast 5 0–1 Ghast Tear
0–2 Gunpowder
None None Yes
Guardian 10 0–2 Prismarine Shard
0–1 Prismarine Crystals(25 chance)
0–1 Raw Cod (25 chance) or

0-1 Cooked Cod (25 chance) if killed by fire ‌[Java Edition only] if killed by the player

Raw Cod (60%)
Raw Salmon (25%)
Pufferfish (13%)
Tropical fish (2%) if killed by the player
None Prismarine crystals drop only if raw fish fails.
Raw cod is both a common drop and a rare drop.
Raw cod common drop is cooked if died while on fire. ‌[Java Edition only]
Yes
Illusioner
[Java Edition only]
5 None None Bow
Illager Banner.png Ominous Banner if a raid captain
An omnious banner is always dropped by the vindicator when killed, but only if a raid captain. Increases chance for dropping bow only
Magma Cube 1, 2, or 4 0–1 Magma Cream if size > 1 None None Yes
Phantom 5 0-1 Phantom Membrane if killed by a player None None Yes
Pillager 0 0-2 Arrow[Bedrock Edition only] none Crossbow
1 Illager Banner.png Ominous Banner if a raid captain
Crossbow may be enchanted.
An omnious banner is always dropped by the pillager when killed, but only if a raid captain.
Looting enchantment increase chance of dropping crossbow by 12% per level.
In Bedrock Edition pillager spawn from raids can drops:

And an additionally drop depend on difficulty, 65% chance of dropping on easy and normal, while 80% chance of dropping on hard;

Iron equipment from raider drops has 50% chance of being enchanted with random enchantment.
Iron equipment from raider drops are always badly damaged.
Looting increases amount of emerald or chance for drop equipment.
Emerald is both a regular raider drop and an additional raider drop.
Emerald from additional drop only if enchanted book or iron equipment fails.

All including raider drops‌[Bedrock Edition only], but not for ominous banner
Ravager
[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]
0 1 Saddle if killed by a player None None N/A
Shulker 5 0–1 Shulker Shell None None Yes
Silverfish 5 None None None N/A
Skeleton
Stray
5 0–2 Arrow
0–2 Bone
1 Skeleton Skull if killed by a charged creeper's explosion (normal skeleton only)
0-1 Arrow of Slowness if a Stray
None Bow
Random Armor
Carved Pumpkin[Java Edition only]
Jack o'Lantern[Java Edition only]
Gear may be enchanted (except pumpkins and jack o'lanterns). Yes
Slime 1, 2, or 4 0–2 Slimeball if size = 1 None None Yes
Vex 3 None None Iron Sword Iron sword may be enchanted.
Base chance of dropping the iron sword is 0%, but chance increases by 1 % per level of Looting enchantment, as usual.‌[Java Edition only]

In Bedrock Edition base chance is 8.5%.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Increases chance of drop
Vindicator 5 0-1 Emerald None Iron Axe
Illager Banner.png Ominous Banner if a raid captain
Only drops loot if killed by the player.
Iron axe may be enchanted.
An omnious banner is always dropped by the vindicator when killed, but only if a raid captain.
In Bedrock Edition vindicator spawn from raids can drops:

And an additionally drop depend on difficulty, 65% chance of dropping on easy and normal, while 80% chance of dropping on hard;

Iron equipment from raider drops has 50% chance of being enchanted with random enchantment.
Iron equipment from raider drops are always badly damaged.
Looting increases amount of emerald or chance for drop equipment.
Emerald is both a regular raider drop and an additional drop.
Emerald from additional drop only if enchanted book or iron equipment fails.
Vindicator can drop 2 iron axe, which from natural equipment and from additional raider drop.

All including from raider drops‌[Bedrock Edition only], but not for ominous banner
Witch 5 0–6 Glass Bottle
0–6 Glowstone Dust
0–6 Gunpowder
0–6 Redstone
0–6 Spider Eye
0–6 Stick
0–6 Sugar

1 Potion if drinking when killed

None Potion of Healing
Potion of Fire Resistance
Potion of Swiftness
Potion of Water Breathing
they have a 8.5% chance of dropping it.
On death, witches drop 1–3 item types, each 0–2 times. The same type can be chosen multiple times, therefore it is possible to get 6 of a one item. Sticks are twice as likely to be dropped as the other common drops. Potions can be obtained only by killing the witch while it is drinking the potion. Yes
Wither 50 1 Nether Star None None No
Wither Skeleton 5 0–1 Coal
0–2 Bone Wither Skeleton Skull if killed by a charged creeper's explosion
Wither Skeleton Skull (2.5%) if killed by player Stone Sword
Carved Pumpkin[Java Edition only]
Jack o'Lantern[Java Edition only]
Yes
Zombie
Zombie Villager
Husk
5
+ 1–3 if has equipment
+ 7 if is a baby
0–2 Rotten Flesh
1 Zombie Head if killed by a charged creeper's explosion

(normal zombie only)

2.5% chance to drop;
Iron Ingot or
Carrot or
Potato
Iron Shovel (in Bedrock Edition, zombie villager never spawn holding iron shovel)
Iron Sword (in Bedrock Edition, zombie villager never spawn holding iron sword)
Random Armor (in Bedrock Edition, zombie villager never spawn with armor)
Carved Pumpkin[Java Edition only]
Jack o'Lantern[Java Edition only]
Gear may be enchanted (except pumpkins and jack o'lanterns). Yes
Zombie Pigman 5
+ 7 if is a baby
0–1 Rotten Flesh
0–1 Gold Nugget
Gold Ingot (2.5%) if killed by player Golden Sword
Carved Pumpkin[Java Edition only]
Jack o'Lantern[Java Edition only]
Golden sword may be enchanted. Yes
NPCs
Villager 0 None None None A villager can throw food to other villagers when sharing, which can be picked up:

Bread, Carrot, Potato, Beetroot
Also in Java Edition villagers give player gift after completing raids with possible drops depend on profession
armorer:

butcher:

cartographer:

cleric:

farmer:

fisherman:

fletcher:

leatherworker:

librarian:

mason:

shepherd:

toolsmith:

weaponsmith:

baby:

nitwit:

unemployed:

No
NPC
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
0 None None None N/A
Agent
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
0 None None None N/A
Wandering Trader
[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]
0 1 Potion or Milk[Java Edition only] if drinking when killed None Potion of Invisibility
Milk[Java Edition only]
they have a 8.5% chance of dropping it.
Potion and milk can be obtained only by killing the wandering trader while it is drinking the potion or milk.
Also drops 2 lead when killed or if detached from trader llama.
Increases chance of drop

Entity drops[edit]

Entity Drops Notes
Projectiles
Bottle o' Enchanting 3–11 Experience
Egg 0–4 Baby Chicken spawned Eggs have a 18 chance of spawning one baby chicken. If that happens, there is an additional 132 chance of the egg spawning four baby chickens instead of one.
Ender Pearl 0–1 endermite Ender pearls have a 20% chance of spawning endermite.
Stationary
Armor Stand 0-1 Armor Stand Drops itself, armor it wears, and the item it holds. In Bedrock Edition, if destroyed by fire, lava, campfires or the Instant Damage or Wither status effect, it yields no armor stand item and any equipped items are counted as 'naturally-spawned equipment' and have a 8.5% chance of dropping and if the equipped item is a weapon, tool or armor piece, it will be badly damaged.[1]
End Crystal None Creates an explosion when destroyed, 50% more powerful than TNT.
Item Frame
[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
1 Item Frame Drops itself and the item it contains.
Painting 1 Painting
Vehicles
Boats 1 Boat of the corresponding type
Minecart 1 Minecart
Minecart with Chest 1 Minecart
1 Chest
Also drops all of the chest's contents.
Minecart with Command Block
[JavaBedrock and Education editions only]
1 Minecart
Minecart with Furnace
[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
1 Minecart
1 Furnace
Minecart with Hopper 1 Minecart
1 Hopper
Also drops all of its contents.
Minecart with Spawner
[Java Edition only]
1 Minecart
Minecart with TNT 1 Minecart
1 TNT
Drops nothing when activated or destroyed by an explosion.

Block drops[edit]

Most blocks drop themselves when broken. All special drops from blocks are listed below. "Obtainable with Silk Touch" column indicates if the block can be collected using the Silk Touch enchantment. See Silk Touch#List of blocks obtainable with Silk Touch for more information.


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Block Exp Normal drops Obtainable with Silk
Touch
Affected by the Fortune enchantment Notes
Materials and building blocks
Bookshelf 3 Book Yes No
Clay 4 Clay Yes No
Cobweb 1 String if broken with a sword,

Itself if broken with shears

Partial No
Double Slab T[note 1] 2 Slab No No
Farmland 1 Dirt No No
Glass None Yes N/A
Glass Pane None Yes N/A
Glowstone 2–4 Glowstone Dust Yes Yes, capped at 4
Grass Block
Mycelium
Podzol
1 Dirt Yes No
Grass Path 1 Dirt No No
Yes‌[Bedrock Edition only] No
Gravel 1 Gravel or 1 Flint Yes Increases chance of dropping flint instead of gravel Flint is dropped with 10% chance without fortune.
Fortune enchantment increases this chance to 14% at Fortune I, 25% at Fortune II, and 100% at Fortune III.
Ice None Yes N/A If there is another (solid or liquid) block directly underneath the ice block, ice reverts to water when broken. This doesn't work in the Nether.
Packed Ice None Yes N/A
Blue Ice None Yes N/A
Frosted Ice None No N/A If there is another (solid or liquid) block directly underneath the ice block, ice reverts to water when broken. This doesn't work in the Nether.
Yes‌[Legacy Console Edition only] N/A
Sea Lantern 2-3 Prismarine Crystals Yes Yes The Fortune enchantment increases the maximum by 1 per level up to a maximum of 5, with Fortune III increasing the chance of larger drops.
Snow Block T 4 Snowball Yes No
Snow T 1–8 Snowball Yes No One snowball per snow level.
Stone T 1 Cobblestone Yes No
Ores
Coal Ore T 0–2 1 Coal Yes Yes
Diamond Ore T 3–7 1 Diamond Yes Yes
Emerald Ore T 3–7 1 Emerald Yes Yes
Lapis Lazuli Ore T 2–5 4–8 Lapis Lazuli Yes Yes
Nether Quartz Ore T 2–5 1 Nether Quartz Yes Yes
Redstone Ore T 1–5 4–5 Redstone Yes Yes
Plants
Beetroots 1 Beetroot Seeds if premature
0–3 Beetroot Seeds if fully grown
1 Beetroot if fully grown
No Affects seeds only if fully grown
Carrots 1 Carrot if premature
1–4 Carrot if fully grown
No Affects only if fully grown
Chorus Plant 0–1 Chorus Fruit No No
Cocoa 1 Cocoa Beans if premature
3 Cocoa Beans if fully grown
No No
Dead Bush 0-2 Stick No No An original block is dropped when broken using shears.
Fern
Tall Grass
0–1 Seeds No Yes An original block is dropped instead when broken using shears.
Seeds are dropped with 12.5% chance.
Fortune increases drop by 2 per level.
Mushroom Blocks 0–2 Mushroom Partial No There is 80% chance that no mushroom is dropped, and 10% for both one and two mushrooms. On average that gives 0.3 mushrooms per block.
Silk Touch drops a block with all sides the default mushroom face, red with spots or brown.
Leaves 0–1 Sapling
0–2 Stick[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]
0–1 Apple from oak and dark oak leaves
Yes Yes When broken using shears, the original block is dropped along with the normal drops.
Jungle sapling is dropped with 2.5% chance; all other saplings are dropped with 5% chance.
An apple is dropped with 0.5% chance.
Melon 9 Melon if broken with shears[Bedrock Edition only]
3–7 Melon
otherwise
Yes Yes, capped at 9
Melon Stem 0–3 Melon Seeds No No Every one of three possible seeds is dropped with a chance dependent on growth stage, ranging from 7% (just planted) to 53% (fully grown).
Nether Wart 1 Nether Wart if premature
2–4 Nether Wart if fully grown
No Affects only if fully grown
Potatoes 1 Potato if premature
1–4 Potato if fully grown
0–1 Poisonous Potato if fully grown
No Affects only if fully grown
Poisonous potato is dropped with 2% chance.
Pumpkin Stem 0–3 Pumpkin Seeds No Yes Every one of three possible seeds is dropped with a chance dependent on growth stage, ranging from 7% (just planted) to 53% (fully grown).
Wheat 1 Seeds if premature
0–3 Seeds if fully grown
1 Wheat if fully grown
No Affects seeds only if fully grown
Other
Cake None No No
Ender Chest T 8 Obsidian Yes No Does not drop its contents when broken.
Fire None No N/A
Infested Blocks Spawns 1 Silverfish Partial No When a Monster Egg is destroyed by a tool with Silk Touch enchantment, it drops the type of block that the Monster Egg is disguised as (i.e. Stone, Cobblestone, or Stone Brick), and Silverfish do not spawn.
Monster Spawner T 15–43 None No N/A
Inverted Daylight Sensor 1 Daylight Sensor No No
Turtle Egg None Yes N/A
  1. Double wooden slabs drop 2 wooden slabs when mined by hand or other tools than a pickaxe

Notes:

  • Blocks marked with "T" need to be broken with a specific tool to drop anything (including experience). The Silk Touch enchantment doesn't remove this requirement.
  • Where noted, Fortune can increase the number of dropped items or multiply it. Increase simply gives 0-lvl extra items. Multiplication happen with the following chances:
    • Fortune I: 33% * 2 (33% more on average)
    • Fortune II: 25% * 2, 25% * 3 (75% more on average)
    • Fortune III: 20% * 2, 20% * 3, 20% * 4 (120% more on average)
  • Container blocks (brewing stands, chests, dispensers, droppers, flower pots, furnaces, hoppers, jukeboxes, trapped chests and beacons) drop themselves when broken along with their content.
  • All blocks not listed in the table above drop themselves when broken. Fortune doesn't affect their drop.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

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Java Edition Classic
0.25 SURVIVAL TESTPigs drop mushrooms.
Killing skeletons made arrows drop.
October 25, 2009Sheep shown which drop red cloth and mushrooms.
Java Edition Indev
February 19, 2010Sheep drop nothing.
Pigs drop porkchops instead of mushrooms.
Creepers drop gunpowder.
Spiders drop string.
Zombies drop feathers.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.1.0Sheep now drop between 1–3 cloth instead of always dropping 2.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Bones drop from skeletons.
New gray, light gray, and black sheep. Drop correspondingly colored wool.
Squid added, which drops the new item ink sac.
1.5Pigs that die by burning now drop cooked porkchops upon death.
1.7Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched. Sheep now have to be sheared with shears or killed to obtain wool.
1.8?Zombies drop rotten flesh instead of feathers.
Mobs killed by players drop tiny flashing Experience Orbs that add to your experience bar.
Added ender pearls along with Endermen.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseBlaze rods were added as a drop from blazes.
Ghast tears were added which drop from ghasts.
Gold nuggets were added as a drop from zombie pigmen.
Snow golems added, which drop snowballs.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Spiders now drop spider eyes.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Looting, Fortune, and Silk Touch enchantments added, increasing the amount dropped when killing mobs, breaking blocks, or dropping the block itself, respectively.
1.111w50aAll music discs except for 11 can be obtained if a skeleton kills a creeper. Before that, it was just 13 and cat.
?Magma cubes can now drop magma cream on death.
1.2.112w06aZombies have a rare chance to drop an iron ingot, iron helmet, iron shovel, or iron sword.
Skeletons have a rare chance to drop a bow, which may be enchanted.
Zombie Pigmen have a rare chance to drop a golden helmet, gold ingot, or a golden sword, which may be enchanted.
12w08aIron Golems were added, which dropped iron ingots and roses.
1.3.112w25aPigs now drop 1–3 porkchops instead of 0–2.
1.4.212w32aNew command /gamerule doMobLoot <value:[true|false|<number>]> toggles whether or not mobs drop loot.
Zombies, skeletons, and zombie pigmen can sometimes wear armor, which has a rare chance of being dropped.
12w34aZombies have a chance to drop carrots and potatoes.
12w36aThe Wither drops a nether star on death.
Wither Skeleton added. Drops bones, coal and rarely stone swords and Wither Skeleton Skulls when killed by players.
Saddled pigs now always drop saddles on death.
12w38aWitch added. Rarely drops potions of instant health and fire resistance.
12w38bWitch can now drop potion ingredients, sticks and have a chance of dropping what they're holding at the time of death.
1.4.41.4.3-preThe music disc 11 is now dropped by Creepers in the same way as the other discs.
1.814w04aThe Looting enchantment now increases the chance of rare drops by 1% per level instead of 0.5%.
14w25aAdded guardians and elder guardians, which drop prismarine shards and prismarine crystals, and rarely drop fish and wet sponges.
14w27aAdded rabbits, which have a chance of dropping rabbit hide, raw rabbit (cooked rabbit when on fire) and rarely rabbit feet.
Sheep now drop raw mutton on death (cooked mutton if on fire) along with wool.
1.915w47aShulkers now drop experience.
1.1016w20aAdded polar bears, which drop raw fish and raw salmon.
Added strays. In addition to normal skeleton drops, strays have a 50% chance to drop a tipped arrow of Slowness.
1.1116w39aAdded llamas, which drop leather, and anything they have equipped.
Added vindicators, which rarely drop emeralds, and sometimes their iron axe.
Added evokers, which always drop a totem of undying, and rarely emeralds.
Added vexes, which have a small chance of dropping their iron sword if the player uses the Looting enchantment.
1.1217w13aAdded parrots, which drop 1 or 2 feathers.
17w16aAdded the illusioner, which has a small chance of dropping their bow.
1.1318w07aAdded turtles, which drop seagrass upon death and also drop a scute when a baby grows into an adult.
Added phantoms, which drop leather upon death.
18w08bAdded 4 fish mobs: cod, salmon, puffer fish, and tropical fish which drop raw cod, raw salmon, pufferfish, and tropical fish upon death, respectively.
18w14aPhantoms now may drop a phantom membrane upon death, and no longer drop leather.

Issues[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • Dropped weapons, tools, and armor from mobs have at least 25 durability remaining, which is also the most common. Less-damaged items are increasingly rare.
    • Except for gold swords and tools, items always have at least 26 points of damage taken.

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