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How to safely defeat?[edit]

Does anyone know how to defeat a creeper without dying? --194.53.184.10 05:42, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

The best way is to use a ranged weapon like a bow or crossbow, in my opinion. 4 full-charged shots will kill it. A bow with Power IV can kill a creeper in one shot.
If you have only a melee weapon, you can charge through it and whack it once on the way past, and keep running far enough to deactivate the creeper's countdown. Do this 4 or 5 times until the creeper dies. If the creeper explodes while you're running away, you'll likely be far enough to avoid dying but you may still take damage. Eat some food to heal up if your food bar isn't full. ~ Amatulic (talk) 16:53, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Notable?[edit]

Appearance > YouTube content YouTube hosts many videos that feature creepers, including review videos, "Let's Play"'s, cartoons, and cameos in many other videos. When searching for the query "Minecraft Creeper", YouTube returns a lot of videos.

Is this even notable? Couldn't you say this about literally any page on this wiki? --Invicon Command Block.gif DigiDuncan! (talk) 21:05, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

I've removed that part.  Nixinova T  C  01:20, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Spawning section needs expansion[edit]

Currently the Spawning section consists of one line: "Creepers naturally spawn in the Overworld on solid blocks with a light level of 7 or less."

There must be more to it than that! What other conditions make it more favorable for a creeper to spawn? How does a creeper's chance of spawning compare with other mobs? I see creepers more frequently in flat biomes than mountainous biomes, for example.

One survival game I played spawned me in a valley of flowers and creepers were the most common mob encountered; you could hardly turn around without seeing another one. Most of my time was spent killing them and repairing the damage they left. This made me suspect that something about that region caused creepers to spawn more frequently than other mobs. ~ Amatulic (talk) 00:39, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

I can't edit[edit]

I don't have an account, so when I noticed a very poorly written fact about The Simpsons, I wanted to remove it but I couldn't. The fact wasn't even relevant to the article. Could somebody remove it? --95.145.227.246 09:37, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

I reworded the part a little bit now. I didn't remove it because that's the whole point about a Trivia section; to mention facts that don't have anything to so with the main topic. And yes, IPs do not have any permission do edit this page. ---- Elite hog (talk) 09:45, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

This is a typo?[edit]

14w11a -> Witches, zombies, skeletons, spiders, cave spiders, zombie pigmen and other creepers now run away from creepers. Uh, srsly, skeletons and spiders are creepers now? :D 217.107.106.131 14:11, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

I think it's saying that creepers will run away from other creepers, in addition to those other mobs. — Godslayerchickennugget (talk | contribs) 14:14, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Not a typo. I agree, however, that this phrase can be understood in two different ways... it's meant that other creepers, that were not provoked to explode, run away from exploding creepers. You may edit this section and find better wording for this. ---- Elite hog (talk) 14:16, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Oh, you're right 217.107.106.131 14:21, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The "other" in the sentence is contrasting with the creeper they're running away from. The wording is a bit confusing though; the meaning is more clear if you think about it as "Creepers now run away from other creepers", but that wouldn't work because of all the other mobs this applies to. And it's weird to just say "Creepers run away from creepers." Hopefully that makes sense, but any suggestions for a reword would be appreciated.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:23, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Wrong attack strength values[edit]

The correct values are:
Regular:
Easy: (1+2*7*3)/2+1 = 22.5
Normal: 1+2*7*3 = 43
Hard: (1+2*7*3)*1.5 = 64.5
Charged:
Easy: (1+2*7*6)/2+1 = 43.5
Normal: 1+2*7*6 = 85
Hard: (1+2*7*6)*1.5 = 127.5
91.38.98.15 14:56, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

umm...it's the direct explosion, you might of been too far away from the creeper.---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 15:33, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
I was exactly inside the creeper, and couldn't observe any higher values. The damage formula (ignoring the damage scaling by the difficulty) can be seen in Explosion#Interaction_with_entities. (Some of the wrong damage values can be obtained by replacing the 7 with an 8 in the formula.) 91.38.98.15 01:24, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Let me look at the calculations, though the wiki doesn't document about how difficuly affects damage.....---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 01:28, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
so this is the calculation and i get 85 damage for charged creepers((1 × 1 + 1) × 7 × power + 1 point of damage) but again, what about difficulty?---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 01:33, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Oh yeah, difficulty does 0.5x damage on easy and 1.5x damage on hard, your correct, i'm going to update the damages. Thanks for sharing! it's protected :( so you can't edit 😭 but why did you do /2 +1?---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 01:34, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
That's just how minecraft works (I found it in the code). For the easy difficulty, the damage is scaled like this: damage:=min(damage/2+1,damage) (which is the same as damage/2+1 for damage values greater than 2)91.38.98.15 01:50, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
oh, will update---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 02:08, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
 Done---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 02:11, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for checking it out :-)---91.38.98.15 02:25, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Instant creeper explosion[edit]

https://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft-java-edition/survival-mode/2937168-anyone-know-why-some-creepers-explode-instantly Wiki description of the reason why falling creepers explode earlier is wrong. The timer is directly reduced by fall damage, it has nothing to do with the time spent falling or with them starting their countdown early. 134.60.112.70 15:38, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

History[edit]

The creeper was added after the zombie and skeleton. However the version history incorrectly states all three were added in the same version.--80.189.14.42 02:09, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

The version history was correct. The Great Spring (talk) 02:12, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Put the expiration date to 23 November 2020 Shagufta Arai (talk) 08:21, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

 Very strong oppose The Great Spring (talk) 08:23, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
 Massive Oppose because last time we unprotected this, there was totally no vandalism. /s James Haydon (talk) 16:35, 1 November 2020 (UTC)