Totem of Undying

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Totem of Undying
Totem of Undying.png



No[until 1.14]



First appearances

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Data value

dec: 449 hex: 1C1 bin: 111000001


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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]

The totem of undying is a rare item which can save a player from death.


The totem of undying is dropped by the spell-casting evoker. Only one totem will be dropped each time, and cannot be increased with the Looting enchantment.


If the player is holding a totem of undying in their off-hand slot and receives otherwise fatal damage, the totem will prevent the player from dying. The totem of undying must be in the player's off-hand for it to work — it will not work if it is in the hotbar. The totem can only be used once; it will disappear after use.

  • When used, an animation will play where the totem of undying appears to hover in front of the player's screen, similar to the animation when a player encounters an elder guardian.
  • Totems of undying do not save the player from death caused by the /kill command, or void damage.


When activated, restores 1 (Half Heart.svg), 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.

Data values


Java Edition:

Item ID Name
Totem of Undying totem_of_undying

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral 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.YesYesYesWii U, Switch30GSilver


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


Java Edition
1.11 16w39a Added totem of undying.
1.11.1 16w50a ID name changed from totem to totem_of_undying.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 449.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added totem of undying.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU441.52Patch 24Patch 4Added totem of undying.
TU56CU481.55Patch 26Patch 6The totem of undying will now apply Fire Resistance II when used.


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


  • If a mob is holding a totem of undying, the mob will also resurrect upon death and the sound effect will play. However, the animation will not show up.
  • In Bedrock Edition, if an undead mob is holding a totem of undying, they will resurrect upon death, but will rapidly take damage because of the Regeneration effect.