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Hero of the Village
Hero of the Village JE1 BE2.png

Defeating a raid


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Hero of the Village is a status effect granted to the player upon defeating a raid.


Players receive gifts‌[JE only] and discounts from villager trades while under the effect. In Bedrock Edition, the effect is active only if the player is in the village in which the raid has been defeated. It does not affect the wandering trader's trades.


The Bedrock Edition animation for the Hero of the Village effect activating.

In Bedrock Edition, upon the effect being given a short animation of the effect icon appearing on the screen plays, similar to a Totem of Undying, Bad Omen, or Mining Fatigue.

Price decrement[]

Level I Hero of the Village decreases the cost of the first item in a trade by 30%; each additional level decreases the price by an additional 116 (6.25%). In Survival, the maximum level is V‌[JE only] or I‌[BE only], giving discounts of 55% and 30%, respectively. Nevertheless, one can use commands to give higher levels of the effect. Hero of the Village XII gives a discount of 98.75%, decreasing all prices to 1. No matter how large the discount is, the final item count in the trade is always at least one, never zero. In other cases, the decrement is the discount ratio multiplied by the original count rounded down or rounded up if the decrement is less than 1.

Example: Level III would give a 42.5% discount. For trade with 14 emeralds as the cost, the discount would be 5 emeralds (rounded down from 5.95 emeralds), for a final price of 9 emeralds.

The formula can be written as Discounted price = Initial price - max[1, Initial Price × (.0625 × (Level - 1) + 0.3)].

Hero of the Village is a status effect and can be removed through all conventional methods, such as drinking milk, using Totem of Undying, or dying.‌‌[Java Edition only]


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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

Upon obtaining the effect, villagers randomly throw items from a certain pool at the player as rewards, listed below. In order for a player to have gifts thrown to them, they must have Hero of the Village, the villager must be able to see them, and they must be within 5 blocks of the villager. After throwing a gift, a villager enters a cooldown lasting between 30 seconds and 5min 30 sec. Villagers give gifts only while idle, working, or meeting at the town center (bell). They do not give gifts during the night when they should be sleeping.

Type of villager Gift pool
Nitwit, Unemployed

Villagers might pick up seeds they throw if the player doesn't pick them up in time, because villagers pick up seeds if /gamerule mobGriefing is set to true.


Cause Potency Length Notes
All illagers in the final wave of a raid are killed. I–V ‌[JE only] 40:00 (shown as **:**) The player must have killed at least one raider. The level is the same as the level of Bad Omen the raid was started with.
I ‌[BE only] 0:13 (duration does not decrease as long as the player is within the village for 60:00) The player must be within the boundary of the saved village.

Even using the /effect command can give the player the Hero of the Village effect and cause the villagers to decrease prices, give gifts, and increase the player's popularity.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Hero of the Villagehero_of_the_village32effect.minecraft.hero_of_the_village

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Hero of the Villagevillage_hero29effect.villageHero


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHero of the Village
Successfully defend a village from a raid Voluntary ExileBe in a certain radius from the village center when a raid ends in victory.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.


Java Edition
1.1419w13aHero of the Village JE1 BE2.png Added Hero of the Village.
Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta of the Village BE1.png Added Hero of the Village. Currently has no effect.
beta of the Village JE1 BE2.png Changed Hero of the Village icon.
beta of the Village now grants a villager trading discount.
Hero of the Village can be obtained by defeating a raid.
beta animation now plays on-screen when a player gets Hero of the Village.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Hero of the Village JE1 BE2.png Added Hero of the Village.


Issues relating to "Hero of the Village" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Weaponsmith villagers gifting stone, iron and golden axes is a reference to the story The Honest Woodcutter, where a woodcutter dropped his axe into a river, and was successively provided a silver and a golden axe by the river god.