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Not to be confused with Villager or Pillager.
For the miniboss in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Evoker.

An evoker is a spell-casting illager found in woodland mansions and raids, and the only source of the totem of undying. It uses two spells to attack; one that summons armor-piercing fangs and one that summons vexes.


Woodland mansions[]

An evoker spawns during the generation of particular woodland mansion rooms. They do not respawn after their initial spawn.

Evokers spawned with mansions do not naturally despawn (unless the world difficulty is switched to peaceful.‌[JE only])

In Bedrock Edition, evokers can spawn in peaceful difficulty, and will not attack the player.


Evokers can spawn during raids by themselves or riding ravagers. Evokers cannot spawn in raids in easy difficulty, because such raids have only three waves, while evokers appear in the fifth wave and above.

Java Edition[]

Evokers spawn during raids starting at wave 5. Up to 5 evokers spawn on hard difficulty. During these events, they can be a raid captain. On hard difficulty, evokers can also spawn riding a ravager at wave 7. They may also rarely spawn as a raid captain.

Bedrock Edition[]

Up to 5 evokers spawn during raids, with 1 evoker spawning during waves 5 and 6, and 3 evokers spawning during wave 7. One of them rides a ravager during wave 7.


  • 1 Totem of Undying. The Looting enchantment does not increase this drop, and it is always dropped, no matter if another mob killed it or not.
  • 0–1 Emerald if killed by the player, with an increase by 1 with each level of looting, 0-4 maximum.
  • 1 Illager Banner ominous banner[JE only] or illager banner ‌[BE only], if they spawn as a wave leader in raid or take an ominous banner on the ground.
  • 10 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


An evoker moves at the player's sprinting speed, crosses its arms and does not show its hands. An evoker visually does not sit down when sitting in a boat or minecart. If an evoker is riding a ravager, its legs appear to sink in the ravager's body. This only happens in Bedrock Edition, as evokers put their legs in front of them while sitting on any entity in Java Edition.

Evoker fang attack

An evoker attacking with its fangs.

Evokers attack players, adult villagers, iron golems, snow golems[BE only] and wandering traders within 12 blocks by rising and waving both of their arms while looking at their target and summoning magical fangs or vexes, creating different colored particles for the different attacks.

If the player is within a 10 block radius and the evoker is not in the middle of summoning an attack, the evoker flees from the player to avoid being attacked.

Evoker fang attack2

An evoker summoning fangs in two circles around it.

Evokers are passive in Peaceful difficulty[BE only]. They will still attack any adult villagers, iron golems, wandering traders, or snow golems in the Peaceful difficulty.

If an evoker is attacked, all nearby[needs testing] evokers become alerted and start attacking the player, even if they are behind walls. In Java Edition, the alerted evokers can attack the player from an infinite distance away, even if the player switches to Creative or Spectator mode[1]; this can be fixed by relogging the world, or by setting the game rule universalAnger to True[needs testing].

In Java Edition, an evoker is passive to other illagers even if it is harmed. Any evoker can search for and join a patrol if sufficiently near a patrol captain.

In Java Edition, evokers and illusioners are faster without any effects during raids.

In Java Edition, evokers are given 3 seconds of the Glowing effect if a bell is rung within 32 blocks of them. This applies to both evokers spawned in raids and evokers spawned in woodland mansions.

Fang attack[]

The evoker signals this attack by producing purple particles () and a low-pitched sound.

A number of fangs rise out of the ground around the player, then snap shut and vanish.

Players or mobs caught in the attack are dealt 6♥♥♥ damage, regardless of difficulty. This harm is not mitigated by armor but is mitigated by enchantments such as Protection. Any evoker-summoned fangs do not deal damage to any illagers, although fangs summoned or spawned by the player do.

Fangs appear no lower than the feet of the lowest combatant and no higher than one block above the feet of the highest combatant. Fangs attempt to appear on the highest opaque block between those two extremes, but fail to spawn if they are obstructed by a solid block. In practice, this means that fangs cannot spawn inside deep pits or on top of high walls, but may, for example, go up a staircase if the target is at the top and the evoker at the bottom, or vice versa. Likewise, an evoker floating in a boat on water cannot summon fangs against a player swimming or floating in a boat because there are no opaque blocks from which the fangs can appear.

The evoker typically summons 16 fangs in a straight line toward the target. However, if the target is within 3 blocks of the evoker, the evoker summons the fangs in two circles around itself: the smaller circle has 5 fangs and the larger has 8. The fangs do not seek the player, thus the player is able to dodge them. Summoning fangs resets the evoker's spell cooldown to two seconds and resets the cooldown for summoning fangs to five seconds.

If a neutral or hostile mob is caught in an evoker's fang attack, the mob attacks the evoker.

Summoning vexes[]

The evoker signals this attack by producing white particles () for two seconds and a higher-pitched sound. Three vexes appear nearby. The evoker can summon vexes as long as there are fewer than eight vexes within 16 blocks centered on the evoker.

This spell resets the evoker's spell cooldown to five seconds and resets the cooldown for summoning vexes to 17 seconds.


An evoker summoning vexes.

Combo attack[]

In Java Edition, evokers may summon two circle fangs while summoning vexes, without any cooldown. It usually happens when a player melee attacks an evoker while it is summoning vexes. The Minecraft Dungeons' evoker also feature this combo attack behavior.

Sheep color conversion spell[]

After the spell

An evoker using its sheep color conversion spell.

While the evoker is not engaged in combat and /gamerule mobGriefing is set to true, it changes the wool color of any blue sheep within 16 blocks from blue to red.

Sheep conversion spell

After the spell, the sheep is red.

The evoker signals this spell by producing orange particles () and making a "wololo" sound.

This spell resets the evoker's spell cooldown to three seconds and resets the cooldown for the sheep color conversion spell to seven seconds. Evokers look at the sheep they are using the spell on while they are doing the spell until they finish the spell.

In Bedrock Edition, evokers can still change a sheep's color when /gamerule mobGriefing is set to false.

Attack pattern data[]

Java Edition[]

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Bedrock Edition[]

Type Weight Min activation range (Distance) Max activation range (Distance) num Entities spawned (Amount) Size Summon cap Summon cap Radius
Fangs Attack (Line) 3 3.0 N/A 16 Fangs 20 N/A
Fangs Attack (Inside Circle) 3 0.0 3.0 5 Fangs 1.5 N/A
Fangs Attack (Outside Circle) 3 0.0 3.0 8 Fangs 2.5 N/A
Summoning Vexes 1 N/A 3 Vexes 1.0 8 16.0
Color conversion spell 3 0.0 16.0 N/A
Timer (Seconds)
Type Base delay Delay per summon Cooldown time Cast duration Entity lifespan
Fangs Attack (Line) 1.0 0.05 5.0 2.0 1.1
Fangs Attack (Inside Circle) 1.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 1.1
Fangs Attack (Outside Circle) 0.15 0.0 5.0 2.0 1.1
Summoning Vexes 2.0 N/A 17.0 5.0 N/A
Sheep color conversion spell N/A 5.0 3.0 N/A

Evoker fangs[]

This article is about the evoker fangs in Minecraft. For evoker fangs in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Evoker § Evoker fang.

Evoker fangs are the entities that evokers use to attack the player with their fang attack. Evoker fangs are not affected by the peaceful difficulty.

The individual fangs in an evoker's fang attacks each have a delay. Before the delay is over, the fangs cannot be seen, although unlike truly invisible entities, fangs in warmup still have a visible debug hitbox. After the delay, the fangs expand into existence, snap shut, make critical hit particles and shrink out of sight again, dealing 6♥♥♥ magic damage to all mobs standing on the spot. Killing an evoker fang does not contribute to the Monster Hunter advancement or achievement.


Java Edition:
Evokers use the Hostile Creatures sound category for entity-dependent sound events.

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Evoker murmursHostile CreaturesRandomlyentity.evoker.ambientsubtitles.entity.evoker.ambient1.00.8-1.216
Evoker casts spellHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker attacksentity.evoker.cast_spellsubtitles.entity.evoker.cast_spell1.01.016
Evoker cheersHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker has won a raidentity.evoker.celebratesubtitles.entity.evoker.celebrate1.00.8-1.216
Evoker diesHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker diesentity.evoker.deathsubtitles.entity.evoker.death1.00.8-1.216
Evoker hurtsHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker is damagedentity.evoker.hurtsubtitles.entity.evoker.hurt1.00.8-1.216
Evoker prepares summoningHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker signals to summon vexesentity.evoker.prepare_summonsubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_summon1.01.016
Evoker prepares attackHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker signals to use a fang attackentity.evoker.prepare_attacksubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_attack1.01.016
Evoker prepares charmingHostile CreaturesWhen an evoker converts a sheep's colorentity.evoker.prepare_wololosubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_wololo1.01.016
Fangs snapFriendly CreaturesWhen an evoker fang is summonedentity.evoker_fangs.attacksubtitles.entity.evoker_fangs.attack1.00.85-1.0516

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Hostile CreaturesRandomlymob.evocation_illager.ambient1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesRandomly while in a raidmob.evocation_illager.ambient3.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker attacksmob.evocation_illager.cast_spell1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker has won a raidmob.evocation_illager.celebrate1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker diesmob.evocation_illager.death1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker is damagedmob.evocation_illager.hurt1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker signals to summon vexesmob.evocation_illager.prepare_summon1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker signals to use a fang attackmob.evocation_illager.prepare_attack1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker converts a sheep's colormob.evocation_illager.prepare_wololo1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen an evoker fang is summonedmob.evocation_fangs.attack0.80.8-1.2

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierEntity tags (JE)Translation key
Evoker Fangsevoker_fangsNoneentity.minecraft.evoker_fangs

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Evoker Fangsevocation_fang103entity.evocation_fang.name

Entity data[]

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format

Evokers have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    • Tags common to all mobs spawnable in raids
    •  SpellTicks: Number of ticks until a spell can be cast. Set to a positive value when a spell is cast, and decreases by 1 per tick.

Evoker fangs have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    •  Owner: The UUID of the entity that that fired the fangs, stored as four ints. If the entity is an Illager, the fangs do not damage other Illagers.
    •  Warmup: Time in ticks until the fangs appear. The fangs appear and begin to close as soon as this value becomes zero or less; negative values simply result in no delay. The value continues ticking down while the closing animation is playing, reaching -20 on naturally spawned fangs.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Monster HunterAttack and destroy a monster.Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: an enderman, a piglin, a zombified piglin, a spider, or a cave spider.15GBronze
Feeling IllDefeat an Evoker30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Adventure, exploration and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-rawMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-rawIt Spreads
Kill a mob near a Sculk Catalyst Monster HunterKill one of these 70 mobs near a sculk catalyst: Mobs that drop no experience are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_mob_near_sculk_catalyst
Advancement-fancy-rawMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Java Edition
1.1116w39aEvoker Revision 1 Evoker Fangs Revision 1 Added evokers and evocation fangs.
16w43aAdded the  Owner tag to evocation fangs.
1.13pre5The entity ID has been changed from evocation_illager to evoker.
The name and ID of "Evocation Fangs" have been changed to "Evoker Fangs".
1.1418w43aEvoker JE1 BE1 Evoker Fangs The textures of evokers and evocation fangs have been changed.
18w47aEvokers can now spawn in raids.
19w05aEvokers are now hostile toward the new wandering traders.
19w13aEvokers can now open doors during raids.
Evoker celebrating If raiding evokers killed all the villagers in the village or the beds were destroyed, evokers celebrate their victory by laughing and raising their arms in the air.
19w14aEvokers can no longer open doors during raids.
1.1821w37aEvokers no longer attack baby villagers.
Pre-release 5Changed the texture to remove its hood.
1.1922w17aEvoker Revision 3 Changed its models, now the last two rows of pixels on its robes can render.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Revision 1 Evoker Fangs Revision 1 Added evokers and evocation fangs.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE1 BE1 Evoker Fangs The textures of evokers and evocation fangs have been changed.
Evokers are now hostile to the new wandering traders.
1.11.0beta can now spawn during raids.
Evokers are no longer hostile to baby villagers.
1.13.0?Evokers now have smoother casting animations.
beta celebrating If raiding evokers killed all the villagers in the village or the beds were destroyed, evokers celebrate their victory by laughing and raising their arms in the air.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4Evoker Revision 1 Evoker Fangs Revision 1 Added evokers and evocation fangs.
1.90 Evokers can now spawn in raids.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Evoker Evoker Fangs Added evokers and evocation fangs.


Issues relating to "Evoker" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The sheep color conversion spell is a reference to the priest units from Age of Empires, where they can turn enemy units into friendly units (changing the unit's color in the process) after making a "wololo" sound.
    • Because Microsoft controls the copyrights for both Age of Empires and Minecraft, Mojang was able to get the actual "wololo" sound effect to use in the conversion sound effect.
  • Evokers are referred to as 'evocation illagers' in the code for pre-1.13 and Bedrock Edition code.
  • Hitting an evoker in survival mode and converting the gamemode into creative mode still causes the evoker to summon fangs and vexes at the player, although they deal no damage.


In other media[]



  1. MC-147574 — Attacking a group of evokers will give nearby evokers infinite detection range and broken attack behavior
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/CteqmbHJy6Q/

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