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Striders are passive mobs native to the Nether. They can walk/stride on lava and be saddled by the player. A warped fungus on a stick is needed to control a strider, similar to how a pig is controlled by a carrot on a stick.
In the Nether, two to four striders spawn on spaces of lava that are two blocks tall with an air block above. Because striders are passive mobs, spawning attempts are made every 400 game ticks). For every strider that spawns, there is a 1 in 10 chance of an additional baby strider to spawn riding on top of the previous strider. A baby strider on the adult strider continues to grow although it does not dismount the adult strider once it has grown up. A zombified piglins have a 1 in 30 chance of spawning on top of a strider, creating a strider jockey. If this happens, the strider spawns with a saddle, and the zombified piglin spawns carrying a warped fungus on a stick, meaning that strider jockeys are controlled by zombified piglins. The zombified piglin also does not despawn (except on Peaceful difficulty).
In Java Edition, adult striders drop 0–5 string upon death. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0–8 with Looting III. In Bedrock Edition, adult striders drop 2–5 string upon death, unaffected by Looting.
A strider with a player-equipped saddle drops the saddle upon death. If a strider spawns wearing a saddle, the saddle has an 8.5% chance to drop, increased by 1% per level of Looting[JE only]. In Bedrock Edition, striders spawned wearing a saddle always drop the saddle.
Unlike most mobs, striders can walk on lava, but they are unable to swim up lava falls. If the strider has the Speed effect applied to it, it moves faster on both land and lava, although its speed over land is still considerably slower.
Upon being harmed by another mob, striders attempt to flee for a few seconds while making "retreat" noises.
Striders are damaged by water, rain, and splash water bottles, which deal damage by 1 per splash water bottle or half-second in water or rain, which can kill them. Striders still take damage from rain even if they are in lava. However, they are not harmed when standing in a filled cauldron. They also cannot be harmed by snowfall, neither can they be harmed by snowballs.
Striders outside of lava change to a purple color, change their expression to more of a frown, and shiver. They also move slower when outside of lava.
If a zombified piglin is riding a strider, the strider pursues the player if the zombified piglin is angered.
Due to a bug, striders that fall from a height take fall damage when landing in lava.
A baby strider on an adult strider still grows into an adult. Adult striders riding other adult striders do not spawn naturally. Baby striders not walking on an adult follow the closest adult strider.
The player can ride on an adult strider using a saddle and can attach them to leads. Similar to how pigs are controlled using a carrot on a stick, striders move forward automatically while their direction is influenced using a warped fungus on a stick, at a speed of 4.14 m/s if on a flat lava surface (such as the Nether lava sea) or 1.74 m/s if on land. Striders move much more slowly in flowing lava than on land. They swim especially slowly against the lava flow direction.
Warped fungus on a stick can be used, causing the strider to boost and walk at a greater speed and taking 1 point of durability from the warped fungus on a stick. They also follow players holding a warped fungus or a warped fungus on a stick. In Java Edition, saddled striders being ridden by players never move on their own accord (when not seeking lava within around 10 seconds) unless being directed. In Bedrock Edition, striders wander around freely when ridden by a player not directing it. Once in lava and unmounted, striders actively seek lava or wander around when not seeking lava.
Players riding striders into (flowing-only due to a bug ) lava from heights do not dismount if the strider submerges into the lava, and striders quickly rise back up to the surface if this happens. However, players risk getting burned by the lava while submerged.
A strider ridden into flowing lava slowly rises to the top. Fall damage does not affect striders that have dropped onto flowing lava, unlike the bug for lava source blocks.
When ridden over land, striders automatically walk up any one block high slope.[Java Edition only]. They also cross any 1-wide block gap or air space that is only one block higher - diagonally up - when ridden directly upward and not completely sideways to the slope.
When being ridden (by a player, zombified piglin or another strider), a strider is not attracted to warped fungus outside it. Whether held, or warped fungus on a stick of another player, or else placed. Even if not being directed by a warped fungus on a stick, of the rider.
If striders are given warped fungus, they breed to create baby striders, granting the player 1–7 experience orbs. The parent striders have a cooldown of 5 minutes before they can breed again. All babies obtained through breeding take 20 minutes to grow up. The growth of baby striders can be slowly accelerated using warped fungus; each use takes 10% off of the remaining time to grow up.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Strider chirps||Friendly Creatures||?||1.0||1.0||16|
|Strider eats||Friendly Creatures||?||1.0||1.0||16|
|Strider warbles||Friendly Creatures||?||1.0||1.0||16|
|Strider hurts||Friendly Creatures||?||1.0||1.0||16|
|Strider dies||Friendly Creatures||?||1.0||1.0||16|
|Strider retreats||Friendly Creatures||?||0.8||1.0||16|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|This Boat Has Legs||Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a Stick||Nether||Boost a strider with a warped fungus on a stick.|
|The Parrots and the Bats||Breed two animals together||Husbandry||—|
|Two by Two||Breed all the animals!||The Parrots and the Bats||Breed pairs of each of these 19 mobs. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breed-able together. Other breed-able mobs, if any, can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.|
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Striders have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.
|March 25, 2020||Three different screenshots are released of what was then revealed to be a strider.|
|1.16||20w13a||Added striders and baby striders.|
|Adult striders can be ridden by zombified piglins and baby striders.|
|A shivering animation exists for when a strider is out of lava.|
|20w14a||Striders now move faster to resemble a boat's speed on water.|
|Subtitles have been added for strider sounds.|
|20w15a||Striders now turn purple when outside of lava.|
|Striders can now be saddled by dispensers.|
|The texture of striders has been changed from to to remove an unused fin. The fin itself was not viewable in-game.|
|20w17a||The texture of the strider saddles have been changed. The front and back orientation of the saddle has been corrected.|
|20w18a||Striders can no longer spawn in stacks of 3 or higher; only an adult and baby strider or an adult strider and a zombified piglin.|
|Zombified piglins that spawn riding striders no longer despawn.|
|20w19a||The "Distance by Strider" statistic that displays the distance traveled while on a strider has been added.|
|20w20a||Striders are now required for the "Two by Two" advancement.|
|Pre-release 3||Striders are now more common.|
|Pre-release 7||Each strider leg can now be textured individually. The textures of the legs on the model are now mirrored.|
|1.16.2||Pre-Release 1||Zombified piglins now hold a warped fungus on a stick when spawned as a strider jockey.|
|Striders now try to find their way to lava and avoid going out of lava.|
|Fixed bug that allowed Striders to walk on other mobs.|
|1.16||beta 188.8.131.52||Added striders and baby striders.|
|Adult striders can be ridden by zombified piglins and baby striders.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Striders now move faster to resemble a boat's speed on water.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.100||beta 220.127.116.11||Zombified piglins now hold a warped fungus on a stick when spawned as a strider jockey.|
|Striders now have the correct health of 20 × 10 instead of 15 × 7.5.|
|?||Each strider leg can now be textured individually. The textures of the legs on the model are now mirrored.|
- Striders are the only passive mob that spawns in the Nether except for hoglins and piglins on peaceful difficulty.
- Striders are the only (non-zombified) mob introduced in the Nether Update that do not zombify when leaving the Nether.
- Striders are the only mob that can spawn in every Nether biome.
- Striders are one of two mobs that can naturally spawn with a saddle. The second are ravagers.
- If commands are used to saddle a baby strider, and the player rides the baby strider, the player takes fire damage.
- At one point in the strider's development, before it was added to the game, a strider out of lava would retract its legs start to take damage and bounce around until they died, similar to how fish suffocate when out of water. This feature was discarded for being too sad.
- Part of the reason that striders drop string was to answer the question of "how do piglins make crossbows?"
- The bobbing animation that the strider makes while walking was initially an accident. However, the developers thought it was "quirky and fun", so it was added as a feature.
Striders are occasionally ridden by a zombified piglin when spawned.
Three striders riding one another before 20w18a.
Strider out of the lava.
An early design of the strider. Notice that there is no hair and one has six legs, while the other has nine and their ghast-like bodies.