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Health points

14♥ × 7



Attack strength

Easy: 5♥♥♥
Normal: 9♥♥♥♥♥
Hard: 13♥ × 6.5
Peaceful: 0♥


Height: 0.8 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks


Summoned by evokers


See § Drops

Natural equipment

Iron Sword



Internal ID

JE: 35
BE: 105

Namespaced ID


Vexes are flying hostile mobs summoned in small groups by the spell-casting evoker.


Vexes spawn as part of an evoker's summoning attack; the evoker signals this attack by producing off-white smoke and a high-pitched horn-like sound. When summoned, exactly three vexes appear near the evoker. An evoker can summon additional vexes even if some still remain alive from the last summoning.


The vex's iron sword normally has a 0% chance of dropping, because its main hand's HandDropChances is 0. However, this chance increases by 1 percentage point per level of Looting, and the sword is badly damaged if dropped.


A vex attacking.
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We started talking about making more hostile mobs, so we started drawing a lot of doodles on paper and then I kind of liked just having a small humanoid shape with wings. It essentially looked like a little nasty angel or devil.

Jeb about the Vex,[1] July 17, 2017

Vexes attack players, villagers[JE & LCE only] or adult villagers‌[BE only], iron golems, wandering traders, snow golems,‌[BE only] if an evoker summoned them, and any other target as commanded by their summoning evoker. They are capable of flying through the air, and can pass through any block, including water and lava, unharmed and uninhibited. While attacking, they glow red and lunge at their target.

Vexes summoned by an evoker start taking damage after 30 to 119 seconds and eventually die. This does not apply if the vex is summoned by a spawner, spawn egg or by the /summon command.

When idle, vexes wander within a 15×11×15 cuboid range centered on their evoker's position, unless summoned by a spawn egg or by the /summon command.


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Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Vex vexes entity.vex.ambient[verify] subtitles.entity.vex.ambient ? ? ? ?
Vex shrieks entity.vex.charge[verify] subtitles.entity.vex.charge ? ? ? ?
Vex dies entity.vex.death[verify] subtitles.entity.vex.death ? ? ? ?
Vex hurts entity.vex.hurt[verify] subtitles.entity.vex.hurt ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]

Vexes have entity data associated with them that contains the various properties of the mob.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    • Tags common to all mobs see Template:Nbt inherit/mob/template
    •  BoundX: When a vex is idle, it wanders, selecting air blocks from within a 15×11×15 cuboid range centered at X,Y,Z = BoundX, BoundY, BoundZ. This central spot is the location of the evoker when it summoned the vex, or if an evoker was not involved, it is the location the vex first attempted to idly wander.
    •  BoundY: See BoundX
    •  BoundZ: See BoundX
    •  LifeTicks: Ticks of life remaining, decreasing by 1 per tick. When it reaches zero, the vex starts taking damage and LifeTicks is set to 20.


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Please remove this notice once you've added suitable images to the article. The specific instructions are: Gif of the vex before 18w43a to match the rest of the history. Vex attacking for 18w43a, as well.
Java Edition
1.1116w39aVex Revision 1.png Vex attacking.png Added vexes.
16w42aVexes have been buffed - their attack damage has now been increased from 3♥♥ to 5♥♥♥ on Easy, from 4♥♥ to 9♥♥♥♥♥ on Normal, and from 6♥♥♥ to 13♥ × 6.5 on Hard.
16w43aVexes can now cross Nether and End portals and move in water.
Vexes are now able to draw from their own loot tables.
1.1418w43aVex.gif The textures of vexes have now been changed.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Revision 1.png Vex attacking.png Added vexes.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta The textures of vexes have now been changed.
Vexes are now hostile toward wandering traders.
1.11.0beta are no longer hostile toward baby villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU441.52Patch 24Patch 4Vex Revision 1.png Vex attacking.png Added vexes.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Vex.gif The textures of vexes have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Vex Revision 1.png Vex attacking.png Added vexes.


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