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Shouldn't this be merged with mobs or something?--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 00:37, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

technically, it shouldn't even have a mention until release. or, a minimal mention. it is after all a small variable attached to mobs. not like a new mob. well, in my opinion anyway. frankly, I don't think the giants will be zombies or conventional ones. notch likes predictability.--Kizzycocoa 01:20, 3 October 2010 (UTC)


If you are a admin or mod of, a server, you can spawn a Giant, or you can use the [mc1200] from craftbook. A Giant is a big zombie but can survive in the day (not catch fire), and are much harder to kill. I guess they are 10 blocks high. Little is known about the Giant, but I seek answers and will post anything I find! Nothing will stop me!

The Advanced Builder, Skyhawk_R (in-game name)

Yeah, This is an Actual Mob.[edit]

This really deserves an article. Why do you keep taking it down? They can be spawned in SMP and behave perfectly fine. - DarkAuk 22:51, 11 June 2011 (UTC)


I can't find any info about the giant in the "Mobs" article. Not health, not anything... This deserves it's own article. Davidlougheed 20:45, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Agree, deserves an article. They have 100 hearts, and are about 20-25 blocks high, and they don't burn in sunlight. Calinou - talk × contribs » 20:49, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

they have 50 hearts and are 12 blocks tall. 05:58, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Create as Redirect[edit]

I want to make this redirect to the Mobs page. Can an admin do that?

Why does this get taken down?[edit]

It is a fully functional mob, so why does this page keep getting deleted?

As it says on the main page, the information about Giants is contained in the Mobs page. Darkid 02:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
It only lists giants under "Unused and Removed Mobs" and has no other information about it. I still think it needs a page. --Trollrilla 02:58, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
It only gets listed there because not only can it not be found ingame, but it has literally no unique feature other than its size.
I do think the page "Giant" should be a redirect to Mobs#Unused_Mobs, though. Verhalthur (talk)(edits) 03:08, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I still find giants quite interesting. What you said is true, however, I don't see why there is an article about the unused human mob but there isn't an article about giants. --Trollrilla 03:35, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
He is damn right. And a lot of players are using Giants as some sort of "boss" in quests. So like crying obsidian or human mob, it deserves some recognition.--FWD Talk 05:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

25px Hey guys Please watch your Language, Understand? Kids offtin view the wiki and talk pages. Thanks for your Cooperation. Good Regards. Spencer10APSC 18:05, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Unused or Removed?[edit]

Technically, the Giants were in the game at one point, so shouldn't they be under the "Removed" category of the Entities template, rather than the "Unused" category? SpaghettiGuy3 00:12, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Noo... they are not removed, you can still spawn them. Removed only makes sense if they are not spawnable anymore, like the human mob. --Captain_Clam 00:45, 1 October 2011 (UTC)


Considering this doesn't exist without mods, it is completely unnecessary to have a bugs list.-- 16:01, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

You do not neccecarily have to have a mod to use a giant. You can code in a data value for it, and since the coding and textures still exist, it has bugs. 21:55, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Move to 'removed' mobs[edit]

There is no longer 'Giant' entity in Minecraft (as of the newest weekly release, probably also in Minecraft 1.1) and making his spawner has no model inside. Someone messed up with templates so they're uneditable, so please somebody move giant to removed mobs. Xeoxer 16:21, 26 December 2011 (UTC) There is still coding for it and you can spawn them with hacks or mods so they aren't "removed".1xiled1 23:48, 2 February 2012 (UTC)1xiled1

Giant in Removed?[edit]

Why should the Giant be in the removed section if you can spawn them with mods? It should be in the Unused section. Punch trees, get wood 16:35, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Ah, screw you up people, I knew somebody would revert this change... giant spawner has NO model inside, check it for yourself! It is a REMOVED mob now! I don't want to change it XXX times like it was with human mob, so please quit reverting. Xeoxer 13:34, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
No, they are not removed. Giant spawners never actually worked. You can use the command "/give PLAYERNAME 383 1 53" to spawn them in 11w50a. --Trollrilla 08:00, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
OMG, Giant DOESN'T exist (at least in SP) - there is no such entity ID as 'Giant' - I checked it in MCEdit and there is no model spinning inside the spawner. I don't know how possibly you spawned the giant. Xeoxer 10:00, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
That may be an issue with spawners rather than giants. Spawn eggs (hacked to the right entity ID) clearly do produce them. Their data still exists in the game files, but they can't be generated by normal means, so they're categorized as Unused, not Removed. -- Orthotope 10:19, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Wait a second. Either you got the egg in MCEdit or commands what is the ID of the egg though. The Giant should be added in a future update and thier spawn should be anywhere with a large area at night. Also I think it should drop something if re-added in a future update. The Giant can only be obtained in Multiplayer.ChilledEnderman 21:29, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

I get giants in my game with singleplayer commands. Do /spawn giant. :)

Sort of Used?[edit]

In 12w16a, you can spawn Giants(with cheats) in the World Options. Is this demo or real version?dalolman - Punch trees, get wood 12:09, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

How can you do that? I've tried before. Maybe I did it wrong? User:Endermen 3:36, 21 May 2012

ah, just say /summon Giant in 1.7.10 then a giant will eapper out of knowwhere-- 23:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The Reason Notch will never remove giants[edit]

They're too fun to reomve --Thenbore 20:51, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

If Giants are fun, why did Notch remove Humans? They are fun too!

Probably 'cause humans "lacked" purpose in Notch's mind

Technical reason for not spawning[edit]

I found what exactly prevents giants from spawning, which may be of interest to modders. Almost all of their functionality is inherited from the generic monster (EntityMob) class. In particular, getCanSpawnHere() requires that it pass two tests: isValidLightLevel() and getBlockPathWeight() >= 0. isValidLightLevel() remains the default for monsters, returning true if the light level is 7 or less. The normal implementation of getBlockPathWeight() is 0.5 - getLightBrightness(), which is positive when the light level is 11 or less; this is what lets blazes and silverfish spawn in brighter-than-normal conditions. However, giants reverse this: getLightBrightness() - 0.5, so they can only spawn when the light level is greater than 11. Obviously, it cannot be greater than 11 and less than 8 at the same time, so their spawn condition is never valid. To allow them to spawn, a mod must either change the implementation of getBlockPathWeight(), or override isValidLightLevel(), depending on which conditions are desired. -- Orthotope 07:42, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, that is the reason Giant Spawners don't work. It is impossible spawn; code is present for them to spawn, but sense it is contradictory, it is impossible to. Oddly however, the game skips over them using its Random number, but sense it cannot be 7 or less and greater then 11 at the same time, they don't spawn. -- 16:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
It should be noted that, now that entity Riding has been implemented, this buggy spawn condition can be entirely bypassed. The top entity in a stack determines the spawning conditions, so a spawner which spawns an ordinary entity Riding a Giant can, in fact, successfully spawn the Giant as well. --WolfieMario 05:53, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Interesting, though this behavior could be considered buggy as well. Letting zombies riding cows spawn in dark caves, or zombie pigmen riding skeletons spawn in direct sunlight, seems a bit strange to me. -- Orthotope talk 10:16, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Giant damage[edit]

Giants may have a stronger attack strengh. They deal 14♥ × 7 with full diamond armor. Since diamond armor gives 80% of damage reduction, giants deal 70♥ × 35 –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 16:21, 8 December 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The damage listed is for normal difficulty; I think you're playing on hard. -- Orthotope 22:27, 8 December 2012 (UTC)


I have created a scematic and uploaded it to the wiki for use as proof that giants can be spawned in game. If you want it, it is at Pokechu22 20:37, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Giants and armor[edit]

I wonder, can giants spawn with armor and weapons and pick them up like other human-like modeled mobs, or are they treated as a complex mob?

--Cyber Toon 15:05, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

No. The coding for giants is very simple, and hasn't been changed since Alpha. -- Orthotope 19:00, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Giants had been made unused mobs before 1.4.2, so there is no coding for them to pick up tools.-- 20:11, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

No. A Giant cannot pick up items. Giants were supposed to be added during Infdev, but the coding on the mob was stopped and hasn't been changed since then. It's sort of disapointing for 1.4 since that would've been a good opportunity to add Giants as a rare spawn. So basically, there isn't a code for Giants to pick up and use weapons, armor, etc. --Nick62703 20:05, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Try /summon Giant 0 ~ 0 {Equipment:[{id:276},{id:313},{id:311},{id:312},{id:310}]}

-- 18:35, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Giants in SMP[edit]

I was playing on a server yesterday, and I was wandering around in a ravine. A giant spawned naturally, there were no players or spawners near me. The server has one modification, and that has nothing to do with mobs (when you right-click on a block, it will show you what anyone has done to the block since the server started). As I wandered farther through the ravine, I found two more giants! ~Could someone please tell me why this is happening? 25px ×Meeples10×Talk

Maybe a server modification that you didn't know about? Were you playing on 1.6? -- 14:52, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
You don't need a mod/plugin to spawn giants. You can hack them into the game yourself, because they still have coding for them. I'm not entirely sure how to do it, but it is probably done in a similar way to getting mob spawners for mobs whose spawners don't naturally occur.-- 22:02, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Why did no one tell me about this...? -- 04:22, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
I was playing on a small server, with only 10 player slots. I know everyone that plays the server personally, and they saw it too. It wasn't mods. None of us had mods. Mods don't even work on my computer! User:Meeples10 Talk
23:56, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
(Why did I forget this?!) What server was it? Maybe I can see if this happens to me? -- 06:25, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

If the server is 1.7 snapshot 13w36b, you can do "/summon Giant ~ ~ ~" to spawn a Giant. I tried it already, and used a Giant for a statue in my village. For info about the Giant click this redirect link to the Wiki page: #REDIRECT --Nick62703 20:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Reply to old comment about older comments: That server was running 1.4.6. It's been down for almost 5 months now. Meeples10t ~ c 11:33, 4 November 2013 (UTC)


First line: "neutral mobs". Beginning of "behavior" section: "hostile". Do giants attack if you haven't attacked them, or will they only attack once you have attacked them? hotdogPi-t--c--Try my quiz! Do not click! 18:00, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

They do exist. Trust me![edit]

I play Minecraft and me and my friend made a bet about the giants. je spawned one in my room. They exist. And are wayyyyy frikin tough to kill.

The minecrafter, Creeperkiller

Yes they do exist I have spawned more then 20 of them (lost count) that proves it they are real 00:31, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Will glants be update for more uses[edit]

Will glants get more uses and new stuff in a new update Please I'm really wanting to know thank you again 00:27, 26 April 2014 (UTC)