Totem of Undying

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Totem of Undying
Totem of Undying.png






Data value

dec: 449 hex: 1C1 bin: 111000001

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Marsh Davies Mojang avatar.png

... The Woodland Mansion houses many treasures worth the risk - not least of which resides within the robes of the Evoker himself. Best him in combat and he will drop a Totem of Undying - a magic relic that, if equipped during some fatal calamity, will bring the player back from the brink of death!

Marsh Davies[1]

A totem of undying is an uncommon combat item that can save holders from death.



Evokers always drop one totem of undying when killed.


If the player is holding a totem of undying in their off-hand or main-hand slot and receives otherwise fatal damage, the totem prevents the player from dying. The totem of undying must be in the player's off-hand or main-hand for it to work — it does not work if it is in the hotbar, unless selected. The totem can be used only once; it disappears after use. It does not save the player from death caused by void damage or the /kill command.


When activated, the totem of undying restores 1♥, removes all existing status effects, then grants 40 seconds of Fire Resistance II‌[Legacy Console and Bedrock editions only], 45 seconds of Regeneration II and 5 seconds of Absorption II. An animation shows the totem of undying appearing to hover in front of the player's screen, similar to the animation seen when a player encounters an elder guardian.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
Totem activates item.totem.use subtitles.item.totem.use ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Totem of Undying totem_of_undying

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Totem of Undying totem 449


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Cheating DeathUse the Totem of Undying to cheat deathHave the Totem of Undying in your hand when you die.YesYesYesYes30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-oval-raw.png PostmortalUse a Totem of Undying to cheat deathMonster Hunterminecraft:adventure/totem_of_undying


Java Edition
1.1116w39aTotem of Undying Revision 1.png Added totem of undying.
1.11.116w50aThe ID name has now been changed from totem to totem_of_undying.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 449.
1.1418w43aTotem of Undying.png The texture of the totem of undying has now been changed.
18w47aThe totem of undying is now renewable as evokers now spawn in raids.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha of Undying Revision 1.png Added totem of undying.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta of Undying.png The texture of the totem of undying has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU441.52Patch 24Patch 4Totem of Undying Revision 1.png Added totem of undying.
TU56CU481.55Patch 26Patch 6The totem of undying now applies Fire Resistance II when used.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Totem of Undying.png The texture of the totem of undying has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Totem of Undying Revision 1.png Added totem of undying.


Issues relating to "Totem of Undying" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • If a mob holds a totem of undying, the mob also resurrects upon death and the sound effect plays. However, the animation does not appear.
  • In Bedrock Edition, if an undead mob holds a totem of undying, they resurrect upon death, but rapidly take damage because of the Regeneration effect.