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For the miniboss in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Evoker.
Evoker.pngEvoker attacking.png
Health points

24♥ × 12

Armor points

2 (🛡)‌[Bedrock Edition only]


Passive (Peaceful difficulty)‌[BE only]

Attack strength

In Java Edition:
Easy: 6♥♥♥
Normal: 9♥♥♥♥♥
Hard: 12.5♥ × 6.25

In Bedrock Edition:
Easy: 4♥♥
Normal: 6♥♥♥
Hard: 9♥♥♥♥♥

Hitbox size

In Java Edition:
Height: 1.95 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks

In Bedrock Edition:
Height: 1.9 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks


Woodland mansions

An evoker is a spell-casting illager found in woodland mansions and raids, and is the only source of the totem of undying.


Woodland mansions[]

Individual evokers spawn 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 is switched to Peaceful mode‌[JE only]).

In Bedrock Edition, evokers can spawn as passive mobs in peaceful difficulty.


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.‌[JE only]

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.png 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 exp. upon player kills or if killed by a tamed wolf/summoned iron golem.


An evoker attacking with its fangs.

An evoker summoning fangs in two circles around it.

An evoker summoning vexes.

An evoker using its sheep color conversion spell.

After the spell, the sheep is red.

Evokers attack players, villagers or baby villagers,‌[BE only] iron golems, snow golems[BE only] and wandering traders within 12 blocks. They are neutral toward every other mob except illagers. If a llama or wolf is caught in the attack, it retaliates on the evoker, causing the evoker to be hostile on them.

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.

The evoker has two different attack methods: fang attack and summoning vexes. When attacking, the evoker is much more likely to use a fang attack, and may immediately follow it up by summoning vexes. When evokers are ready to attack, they raise their arms, creating different colored particles for the different attacks.

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.

Evokers are shorter in Bedrock Edition than in Java Edition.

Like shulkers and vindicators, evokers are passive on peaceful difficulty.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Evokers can walk as fast as the player's sprinting speed, but mostly stay in the same spot if not provoked by any villagers or iron golems.

Evokers stare at the player in creative mode, just like villagers. The evoker might break the line of sight with the player if it starts summoning or when it sees a target and runs towards the target.

In Java Edition, any evoker can join a patrol if sufficiently near a patrol captain.

Fang attack[]

The evoker signals this attack by producing dark purple particles () and a low-pitched horn-like 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.‌[JE only] This damage is not mitigated by armor but is mitigated by enchantments such as Protection. Other illagers caught in the attack do not take damage, and the evoker doesn't take damage from the fangs or from another evoker's fangs.

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.

The evoker typically summons its fangs in a straight line toward the target, but if the target is close enough to the evoker, the evoker summons them in two circles around itself. The player can dodge the fangs, as they do not chase the player. Summoning fangs resets the evoker's spell cooldown to two seconds, and resets the cooldown for summoning fangs to five seconds.

Summoning vexes[]

The evoker signals this attack by producing white particles () and a higher-pitched horn-like 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.

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 to red. It signals the 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.

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

Spell Data[]

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Bedrock Edition[]

Evoker Spell data in Vanilla Behavior Pack. (Evoker in bedrock used behavior pack from Bedrock Edition entity components documentation)

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
Sheep 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 Fang.
Evoker Fangs
Evoker Fangs.png
Hitbox size

Height: 0.8 Blocks
Width: 0.5 Blocks

JE: 79
BE: 33

Evoker fangs are the entities that evokers use to attack the player with their fang attack.

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. Naturally spawned fangs do not harm illagers, but player-spawned ones do.

Evoker fangs are not affected by Peaceful difficulty.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Evoker murmursHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.ambientsubtitles.entity.evoker.ambient??16
Evoker casts spellHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.cast_spellsubtitles.entity.evoker.cast_spell??16
Evoker cheersHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.celebratesubtitles.entity.evoker.celebrate??16
Evoker diesHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.deathsubtitles.entity.evoker.death??16
Evoker hurtsHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.hurtsubtitles.entity.evoker.hurt??16
Evoker prepares summoningHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.prepare_summonsubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_summon??16
Evoker prepares attackHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.prepare_attacksubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_attack??16
Evoker prepares charmingHostile Creatures?entity.evoker.prepare_wololosubtitles.entity.evoker.prepare_wololo??16
Fangs snapHostile Creatures?entity.evoker_fangs.attacksubtitles.entity.evoker_fangs.attack??16

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDEntity tags (JE)Translation key
Evoker Fangsevoker_fangsNoneentity.minecraft.evoker_fangs

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Evoker Fangsevocation_fang103entity.evocation_fang.name

Entity data[]

See also: Chunk 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.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Monster Hunter.pngMonster HunterAttack and kill 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 Ill.pngFeeling IllDefeat an Evoker30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Adventure, exploration, and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Java Edition
1.1116w39aEvoker Revision 1.png Evoker Fangs Revision 1.png 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.png Evoker Fangs.png 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.gif 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.
?Evokers can no longer open doors during raids.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Revision 1.png Evoker Fangs Revision 1.png Added evokers and evocation fangs.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Evoker Fangs.png 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.gif 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.png Evoker Fangs Revision 1.png Added evokers and evocation fangs.
1.90 Evokers can now spawn in raids.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Evoker.png Evoker Fangs.png Added evokers and evocation fangs.


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


  • Minecraft's "Meet the Evoker" shows an evoker with a hat, which is the similar model of the illusioner's.[1]
  • The sheep color conversion spell is a reference to priests in a video game named "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.
  • Evokers are referred to as 'evocation illagers' in the code for pre-1.13 and Bedrock Edition code.



In other media[]


  1. a b "Meet the Evoker" by Marsh Davies. Minecraft.net, January 5, 2017