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This article is about the new mini boss that appears randomly in locations. For the illager mob that controls the Colossal Rampart, see MCD:Rampart Captain. For the Illager captain of the patrol or raid in the original game, see Raid captain.
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Raid Captain
Pillager Raid Captain.pngPillager Captain Using Crossbow.png
Vindicator Raid Captain.pngVindicator Raid Captain Attacking.png
Behavior

Hostile

Natural equipment
  • Axe (vindicator raid captain)
  • Crossbow (pillager raid captain)

Of course, there’s also plenty of free content and updates alongside the DLC release! Not only are there new enchantments, but there is also a brand-new feature called Raid Captains. Raid Captains are friendly tour guides that... wait, that’s not right. They’re super challenging new enemies that will change the way you play the game. That makes a lot more sense. Seek out Raid Captains where they lurk in the hidden corners of the world to add a new level of challenge (and new treasures) to your missions.

Kelsey Howard on minecraft.net[1]

A raid captain is a powerful mob in Minecraft Dungeons. They spawn in locations as a powerful mob such that when defeated, the mission has negative modifiers or a higher threat level, but the rewards throughout the mission are better. They are the most common type of powerful mob in Minecraft Dungeons.

Appearance[]

A raid captain is identifiable as an illager carrying an ominous banner on its back. Raid captains can either be a a diamond armored pillager, or a diamond armored vindicator.

Spawning[]

Behavior[]

Raid captains behave like normal illagers, attacking with its axe,[2] or shooting the hero with its crossbow. However, they deal increased damage and knockback. Raid captains can spawn only within missions that have already been completed once. Depending on the situation, there can be one to six raid captains in missions. They spawn with a group of illagers or illager allies around them, such as vindicators, armored vindicators, geomancers, pillagers, armored pillagers, mountaineers, armored mountaineers, wind callers, enchanters, royal guards, iceologers, and witches or alone, like in the patrols of the base game.

Although a "taunt circle" harms normal vindicators while making them more aggressive, it has no effect on vindicator raid captains.

Drops[]

When defeated, a raid captain drops one of two banners, either threat or mystery. Threat portrays the Bad Omen icon and mystery portrays a skull, and when picked up, the game is enhanced with modifiers (for example, enemies have boost). At the end of the level, an extra item is given in addition to the artifact chest. Also, the chance for it to be unique exponentially increases for every raid captain defeated after the first.

If all six raid captains have been defeated inside of a daily trial on Apocalypse + 25, the highest power level items in the game can be collected from the raid captain chest.

Known mystery banner modifiers[]

  • 30% of mobs have the Chain Reaction enchantment.
  • 30% of mobs have the Deflect enchantment.
  • 20% of mobs have the Committed enchantment.
  • 35% of mobs have the Double Damage enchantment.
  • 35% of mobs have the Chilling enchantment.
  • 40% of mobs have the Quick enchantment.
  • 50% of mobs have the Electrified enchantment.
  • 10% of melee mobs have the Chains enchantment.
  • 30% of melee mobs have the Poison Cloud enchantment.
  • 15% of melee mobs have the Radiance enchantment.
  • 10% of ranged mobs have the Accelerate enchantment.
  • 20% of ranged mobs have the Bonus Shot enchantment.
  • 30% of ranged mobs have the Gravity enchantment
  • 30% of ranged mobs have the Poison Cloud enchantment.
  • 50% of ranged mobs have the Power enchantment.
  • 50% of ranged mobs have the Radiance Shot enchantment.
  • Mob health is increased by 50-250%.
  • Mob damage is increased by 50-200%.
  • Mob speed is increased by 30-100%.
  • Player health is decreased by 20-75%.
  • Player damage is decreased by 20-60%.
  • 20-35% of melee mobs are replaced by creeper.
  • 15-40% of ranged mobs are replaced by pillager.
  • Night mode


Iron armored vindicator raid captain[]

Iron Armored Vindicator Raid Captain
Iron Armored Vindicator Raid Captain.png
Behavior

Hostile

Natural equipment

An iron armored vindicator raid captain (unofficial name) is an illager seen the image for the Bad Omen, Good Loot Achievement.

Appearance[]

An iron armored vindicator raid captain is similar to a normal raid captain vindicator, with the difference that it has iron buttons instead of diamond ones, and wears sea color like leggings instead of dark blue, like the iron armored vindicator.

Sounds[]

Music[]

SoundDescription
Raid captain theme pre
Raid captain theme loop
Raid captain theme post

Pillager raid captain[]

SoundDescription
Shoot
Crossbow loading
Death
Hurt
Idle

Vindicator raid captain[]

SoundDescription
Death
Hurt
Idle
Novelty

History[]

Minecraft Dungeons
May 19, 2021A raid captain can be seen in the Minecraft Dungeons Diaries.
1.9.1.0Pillager Raid Captain.png Vindicator Raid Captain.pngAdded pillager raid captains and vindicator raid captains.
1.9.3.0Collecting multiple banners from raid captains now significantly improves the chance to get unique items.
Decreased the aggravation range for vindicator raid captains.
Raid captains no longer appear in ancient hunts.

Data value[]

  • In the game files, the pillager raid captain is referred to internally as the EntityType_PillagerRaidCaptain.
  • In the game files, the vindicator raid captain is referred to internally as the EntityType_VindicatorRaidCaptain.

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