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Invisibility
Invisibility JE2 BE2.png
Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of Invisibility
Sources

See § Causes

Particle

#7F8392 (light gray)

Type

Positive

Invisibility is a status effect that turns entities invisible. It has one potency level (active), but its duration can be extended.

Mechanics[]

The visible parts of a decorated llama, an enderman, a saddled pig, a shulker, a charged creeper, and a spider.

Invisibility causes the affected mob or player to disappear from view although it is still present.

Boss mobs are immune to invisibility.

Certain features of entities are not affected by invisibility:

Causes[]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Invisibility I 5:00 Wandering Traders drink this potion when attacked by hostile mobs or when avoiding zombies and illagers.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Potion of Invisibility (extended) I 10:00 Wandering Traders drink this potion if the time is between 12000 and 18000.
Splash Potion of Invisibility I 3:00‌[JE only]
4:00‌[BE only]
Splash Potion of Invisibility (extended) I 8:00‌[JE only]
9:00‌[BE only]
Lingering Potion of Invisibility I 0:45
Lingering Potion of Invisibility (extended) I 2:00
Arrow of Invisibility I 0:22
Arrow of Invisibility (extended) I 1:00
Illusioner I 1:00 Applies only to illusioners when casting the invisibility spell.
Spawning within the world I 30:45 Applies only to spiders on Hard difficulty.‌[JE only] The effect lasts for 231−1 ticks, equivalent to 3 years, 147 days, 18 hours, 9 minutes, and 42.35 seconds.

Notes[]

  • Mobs do not attack or sense the player until the player is a lot closer than normal.
    • A player with no armor can be detected at 7% of the usual detection distance.
    • Any single piece of armor increases this to 17.5% of the usual distance, and each additional piece increases this by another 17.5%. Full armor thus results in a 70% detection range.
    • After detecting the player, a mob continues to follow as if the player is visible.
  • Cats behave as though the entity affected is visible.
  • Additional methods of reducing detection by mobs include:
    • Sneaking reduces the detection range to 80% of usual, and stacks with Invisibility.
    • Wearing the corresponding mob head reduces the detection range of skeletons, zombies, and creepers to 50% of usual, and stacks with Invisibility.
  • Players in Spectator mode see invisible entities as translucent instead.
  • Invisibility prevents players from getting the Dolphin's Grace effect naturally.
  • Endermen have a reduced provocation range if the player looking at them is invisible.
  • In multiplayer and in third-person view, an invisible player's name and model become invisible, although their armor and held items do not.
  • Attacking any hostile or neutral mob while under the invisibility effect causes it to attack the player as though the player is not under the invisibility effect. Pillagers point their crossbows and look at invisible players instead of shooting them.
  • Invisibility also prevents the rendering of entity hitboxes‌[JE only] by pressing F3 + B.

Data values[]

ID[]

This section is about the effect IDs. For the IDs on potions, see Potion § Item data. For for the IDs on tipped arrows, see Arrow § Metadata.

Java Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID Translation key
Invisibilityinvisibility14effect.minecraft.invisibility

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID Translation key
Invisibilityinvisibility14potion.invisibility

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 13 status 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.nether/all_potions
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.
nether/all_effects

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseInvisibility is added along with 18 other status effects but is currently unobtainable in regular gameplay.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Invisibility JE1 BE1.png The effect sprite for Invisibility has been added to inventory.png.
Potions which grant the Invisibility effect are added.
Milk now clears the Invisibility effect.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Invisibility no longer has any associated potions.
1.4.212w34aInvisiblity now functions, and turns mobs invisible.
Players under Invisiblity's effect now cannot be detected by other players.
A potion and splash potion of Invisibility have been implemented and added to Creative mode.
1.6.113w24aSpiders now have a rare chance to spawn with Invisibility on hard difficulty.
1.1418w43aInvisibility JE2 BE2.png The effect icon texture of Invisiblity has been changed.
19w08aThe Invisibility status effect has been improved to allow it to correctly work in many cases where it did not.
Guardians no longer see players that are invisible from the Invisibility effect.
Zombies and illagers no longer see invisible villagers and wandering traders.
Withers no longer see invisible players.
Iron Golems no longer sees invisible hostile-neutral mobs.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Invisibility JE1 BE1.png Added Invisibility.
Invisibility is currently unobtainable.
v0.12.1build 1Invisibility can now be obtained from potions and splash potions of Invisibility.
v0.15.0build 1Added Arrow of Invisibility, which inflicts any mob it hits with Invisibility.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Invisibility can now be obtained from a lingering potions of Invisibility.
Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.3Wandering traders now hide by drinking potions of Invisibility during nightfall, when hurt by projectiles and magic, or when avoiding zombies and illagers.
The Invisibility status effect has been improved to allow it to correctly work in many cases where it did not.
Zombies and illagers no longer see invisible villagers and wandering traders.
beta 1.11.0.5Invisibility JE2 BE2.png The effect icon texture of Invisibility has been changed.

Issues[]

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


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