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It has been suggested that this page be merged with Human. [discuss]
If this merge affects many pages or may potentially be controversial, do not merge the page until a consensus is reached.
Reason: This mob is actually the same mob as the Human, just that the model was changed during Indev before becoming the Human again. (The Human page itself is pending a split, though, so it'd be better to wait and then merge this into either Mob or Monster, depending on which entity it corresponds to.)
This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Java Edition. 
This mob existed only in Java Edition Indev: Versions 0.31 20100129 and 0.31 20100130
Black Steve
Black Steve.png
Health points

20♥ × 10

Armor points

23 (🛡 × 11.5)



Black Steve was a humanoid mob available during Java Edition Indev, they were available from Java Edition Indev 0.31 20100129 until 0.31 20100131 (for 2 days).


Black Steve in the world along with other Steves.

Black Steve spawned randomly in the world.[more information needed]


Black Steve was a passive mob. It had no animation, so it glided aimlessly around the world in the same pose and occasionally jumped, although no jumping animation existed either. As a result, it would simply be raised off of the ground and then fall back down. Upon death, Black Steve would not fall over to the ground or flash red or white and appear to die, as most mobs do. It would just disappear shortly thereafter, and drop the items it was designated to drop.


Upon death, Black Steve drops:

Data values[]


NameSavegame IDNumeric ID
[No displayed name]??


Java Edition Indev
January 29, 2010Black Steve is shown in a video posted by Notch.[note 1]
0.3120100129Black Steve.png Added Black Steve.
Black Steve was made by Dock, the artist for Minecraft, at the time, along with the similar-looking mob Steve.
20100130Black Steve now also drops string, feather and gunpowder.
20100131Black Steve has now been removed.


  • Black Steve, as well as all the other mobs made by Dock, has no animation.
  • Black Steve is the name of a character in 2007–08 television series Code Monkeys.


  1. Archive is available at https://youtu.be/nlZR7_nKMaI .

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