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Health Points: 100HP (50x Heart)
Attack Strength: 50HP (25x Heart)
Location: External Editors, /summon
First Appearance: Classic 0.30
Indev 0.31
Reintroduced:Snapshot 12w36a
Network ID: 53
Experience Points: 5
Technical Name minecraft:giant


A Giant, or Giant Zombie, is an extremely large, hostile mob. Their model first appeared in Survival Test, but was abandoned. Giants were originally neutral mobs, and did not attack a Player without incite. This was likely due to their near-boss physique and health. They have the same appearance as a zombie, but are six times larger. Before their AI was removed in 1.8, their only method of attack was to charge endlessly at a player. Giants have 50 hearts total, half of the Ender Dragon's, but still equally deadly. They are capable of being spawned with the /summon command (since 1.7), and third-party programs such as SinglePlayerCommands (SPC), but they cannot spawn naturally, due to requiring a light level of both greater than 11 and less than 8. They can ride in minecarts, which will cause a bug where the giant appears to levitate above the minecart while sitting on nothing. The hitbox on the model itself only includes the giant's legs, waist and stomach; any attacks that make contact above this point will not cause damage, or even hit it.

Giants have made a re-introduction into Minecraft, however, they still cannot be created naturally. In snapshot 13w36a, giants can be summoned via the /summon command and mods.

In addition to Minecraft: Java Edition', they were in the Xbox 360 release. However, their AI is removed, and right now they can only be spawned with their spawn egg (which can only be obtained via external modifications).

Trying to spawn a giant with a spawn egg will crash the game (except in the Xbox 360 release).



The following video was made by Notch, testing out giants on February 4, 2010.

Very first test run of giants on minecraft

Very first test run of giants on minecraft

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager Turtle
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear Dolphin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator Drowned
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve