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A player with low health.

Health is the meter of endurance in all versions of Minecraft. A player's health is represented by the number of hearts he/she has. It measures the damage taken by mobs, TNT, or anything else which damages a player (only in Survival Mode and Adventure Mode).


Hotbar with xp

The hotbar, with hearts representing the health.

The health bar is located beside the Hunger bar, and above the Experience bar. When a player's hunger bar is at 9 (or completely full), they will slowly regain health. When health is at 4 hearts or less, the health bar will start shaking. The health bar won't regenerate if there are 7.5 hearts or less. The speed at which a player's health regenerates varies, depending on the Difficulty setting. When full, a player's health bar has 10 hearts, which is equal to 20 points of health, as 1 heart counts as 2 points of health.



Death screen in hardcore mode.

Death occurs when a player has lost all of their health. A screen will appear and offer the choice of either respawning (going back to the original spawn point, or the last bed they slept in) or returning to the main menu (the death screen will still be there upon re-entering the world). Hardcore Mode does not offer the option of respawning. Players can either delete the world or go into spectator mode after they have died.

Mob health

This is a table showing how much health each mob has. When their health runs out, they die and may drop items. Mobs can die from lava, fall damage, drowning, suffocation, damage from a player, or damage from other mobs. For example, a creeper may attack a skeleton if its arrow hits the creeper.

Mob Health
Slime Varies based on size - 0.5 to 8x Heart
Magma Cube Varies based on size - 0.5 to 8x Heart
Rabbit 1.5x Heart
Silverfish 4x Heart
Chicken 2x Heart
Bat 3x Heart
Snow Golem 2x Heart
Wolf 4x Heart
Sheep 4x Heart
Cat / Ocelot 5x Heart
Ocelot 5x Heart
Cow 5x Heart
Pig 5x Heart
Squid 5x Heart
Ghast 5x Heart
Sheep 4x Heart
Horse 7.5–15x Heart
Creeper 10x Heart
Zombie 10x Heart
Tamed Wolf 10x Heart
Skeleton 10x Heart
Zombie Pigman 10x Heart
Blaze 10x Heart
Witch 13x Heart
Shulker 15x Heart
Enderman 20x Heart
Horse 20x Heart
Iron Golem 50x Heart
Ender Dragon 100x Heart
Wither 150x Heart
Polar Bear 15x Heart
Llama 15x Heart
Vindicator 12x Heart
Evoker 12x Heart
Vex 12x Heart
Pillagerupcoming 12x Heart
Ravagerupcoming 50x Heart