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Skeleton Vanguard
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Behavior

Hostile

Natural equipment

A skeleton vanguard (referred simply as the vanguard in-game) is an armored variant of the skeleton and is an undead hostile mob found in Minecraft Dungeons. It also wears the vanguard armor which is exclusively worn by them.

Appearance[]

Skeleton vanguards are a desert variant of the skeleton that are the protectors of the Desert Temple and the bodyguards of the Nameless One. They are seen wearing an iron chestplate, a leather belt around its waist, and an iron helmet with a brown stripe near the base and a gold stud in the middle. It wields a unique-shaped shield that's made of wood and has golden sides with an iron patch on the middle. It is also seen wielding a glaive, which it uses for attacks.

Spawning[]

Behavior[]

The Skeleton Vanguard has two behaviors.

Walk

A skeleton vanguard immediately chases the hero once seen or alerted by another mob.

Attack

When close enough, it stabs the target with its glaive. The shield serves as extra health as it absorbs the first attack. The skeleton vanguard has a longer attack reach than most other mobs, so it can hit targets from farther away. Their long attack reach also allows them to take down allies more easily, such as wolves, who can't touch them because of this glaive.

Vanguard Armor[]

Vanguard Armor
Type

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Rarity

Common Common Rare Rare

The Vanguard Armor is an unobtainable set of armor worn exclusively by Skeleton Vanguards.

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Desert Shield[]

Desert Shield
Type

Filter armour default.png Armor

Rarity

Common Common Rare Rare

A Desert Shield is an unobtainable shield equipped exclusively by Skeleton Vanguards.

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Health[]

Power Min Health
1 13.2
4 22.44
10 35.64
16 54.12
22 72.6
27 97.68
33 130.68
39 168.96
45 216.48
51 278.52
56 377.52
62 512.16
68 691.68
74 888.36
80 1140.48
86 1463.88
91 1993.2
97 2704.68
103 3664.32


Cursed Presence[]

The arena where the Cursed Presence is summoned and battled at.

The Cursed Presence is the ancient variant of the skeleton vanguard encountered during Ancient Hunts with the minimum offering of the following runes:

The ancient resides within a Lower Temple-themed arena and possesses, at minimum, the following enchantments:

15 Enchanted Baby Zombies act as the ancient's minions, possessing the following enchantments:

Upon defeating the Cursed Presence, a gilded variant of the following items will drop as a reward:

Sounds[]

SoundDescription
Death
Hurt
Idle
Shield Breaks
Spear
Step

History[]

Minecraft Dungeons
June 14, 2019An army of skeleton vanguards led by a skeleton horseman, are marching towards the Nameless One.[1]
Dungeons BetaAdded skeleton vanguards.
1.8.0.0Added the Cursed Presence.
1.10.2.0Skeleton vanguards now spawn in the Overgrown Temple and the Panda Plateau.

Trivia[]

  • In the game files, the vanguard armor is referred to internally as DesertArmor.
  • In the game files, the skeleton vanguard’s shield is referred to internally as desertShield.

Issues[]

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