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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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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.
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If you take a cow, make it angry, and strap a crossbow-happy Pillager to its back, what do you get? You get a very confused cow. But if you were a development team looking to make a new threat for Minecraft – one that looks a bit like a cow with serious anger issues – you would get The Ravager.

Ash Parrish[1]

Ravagers are large hostile illager[Bedrock Edition only] mobs that spawn in raids.



Java Edition[edit]

Ravagers can spawn starting at wave 3 as part of raids.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

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 a 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
Nether Wart No No

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.

Ravagers are able to spawn reinforcements.‌[Java Edition only]


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.

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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, 2018Ravagers are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
Java Edition
1.1418w43aAdded Illager Beasts.
18w44aIllager beasts no longer flee in the presence of rabbits.[2]
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, making them unused.
18w47aIllager beasts now spawn in the new Raids, making them used again.
19w05aIllager beasts have been renamed to ravagers.
ID changed from illager_beast to ravager.
19w13aRavagers can now be ridden by Evokers.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Ravagers (called "Illager Beasts"), available only through Experimental Gameplay.
Only has basic AI, uses player hurt sound and doesn't have animation.
1.11.0beta illager beast to ravager.
Ravagers now have animations and their own sounds.
Fully implemented ravager A.I behavior.
Ravagers can now spawn during raids.
Ravagers can now be ridden by vindicators and pillagers.
Ravagers are no longer hostile to baby villagers.
beta implemented ravagers, separate from Experimental Gameplay.
beta can now be ridden by evokers.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Added Ravagers.


Issues relating to "Ravager" or "Illager beast" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.