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For the DLC mob in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Ravager.
Health points

100♥ × 50



Attack strength

Easy: 7♥♥♥♥
Normal: 12♥ × 6
Hard: 18♥ × 9

Hitbox size

In Java Edition:
Height: 2.2 Blocks
Width: 1.95 Blocks

In Bedrock Edition:
Height: 1.9 Blocks
Width: 1.2 Blocks



Knockback Resistance



See § Spawning

Ravagers are large bovine hostile mobs that spawn in raids and attack players, villagers, wandering traders[JE only] and iron golems.



Ravagers spawn starting at wave 3 as part of a raid.

Java Edition[edit]

Unridden ravagers spawn at wave 3, a ravager ridden by a pillager spawns at wave 5, and a ravager ridden by a vindicator spawns at wave 7. A ravager ridden by an evoker also spawns at wave 7.

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.


Upon being killed, a ravager drops:

Ravagers drop the most amount of experience orbs out of all non-boss entites, being tied with the piglin brute.


Ravagers are hostile toward players, iron golems, adult villagers, and wandering traders[Java Edition only] within a 32-block radius. They attack by ramming enemies with their head, dealing a knockback of 5 blocks.

They can also destroy certain block types by charging into them. In Java Edition ravagers can break only leaves and crops. In Bedrock Edition they can break leaves, all crops, any other non-tree plants, and turtle eggs. Here is a complete list:

Breakable blocks
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

Although ravagers are equipped with saddles, they cannot be ridden by the player.

When blocked by a shield while attacking, no damage is dealt and knockback is halved. The ravager also has 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 a knockback of 5 blocks to nearby entities. The roar knocks 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, ravagers can swim. Their apparent weight makes them take 50% less of knockback. A ravager being ridden by an illager dismounts its rider if it moves into water 2 blocks deep.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Ravager stepsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.stepsubtitles.entity.ravager.step1.0?16
Ravager stunned??entity.ravager.stunnedsubtitles.entity.ravager.stunned1.0?16
Ravager roars??entity.ravager.roarsubtitles.entity.ravager.roar1.0?35
Ravager bitesHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.attacksubtitles.entity.ravager.attack1.0?16
Ravager diesHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.deathsubtitles.entity.ravager.death1.0?16
Ravager hurtsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.hurtsubtitles.entity.ravager.hurt1.0?16
Ravager gruntsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.ambientsubtitles.entity.ravager.ambient1.0?16
Ravager cheersHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.celebratesubtitles.entity.ravager.celebrate1.0?16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

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


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Kill the Beast!.pngKill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Adventure, exploration, and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs.[note 1] Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs.[note 1] Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


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 available only 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.


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


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