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For the DLC mob in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Ravager.
Ravager JE1.png
Ravager BE1.png
Health points

100♥ × 50



Attack strength

Easy: 7♥♥♥♥
Normal: 12♥ × 6
Hard: 18♥ × 9

Hitbox size

In Java Edition:
Height: 2.2 Blocks
Width: 1.95 Blocks

In Bedrock Edition:
Height: 1.9 Blocks
Width: 1.5 Blocks


In Java Edition 0.4
In Bedrock Edition 0.3

Knockback Resistance



See § Spawning

Ravagers are large hostile mobs that spawn in raids and attack players, villagers, wandering traders[JE only] and iron golems.



Ravagers spawn starting at wave 3 as part of a raid.

Java Edition[]

Unridden ravagers spawn at wave 3, a ravager ridden by a pillager spawns at wave 5, and a ravager ridden by a vindicator spawns at wave 7. A ravager ridden by an evoker also spawns at wave 7.

Bedrock Edition[]

Up to 5 ravagers spawn as part of a raid. Unridden ravagers spawn at waves 3 and 5, a ravager ridden by a pillager spawns at waves 5 and 7, and a ravager ridden by an evoker spawns at wave 7.


Upon being killed, a ravager drops:

Ravagers drop the most amount of experience orbs out of all non-boss entities, being tied with the piglin brute.


Ravagers are hostile toward players, iron golems, adult villagers, baby villagers‌[Java Edition only] and wandering traders[Java Edition only] within a 32-block radius. They attack by ramming enemies with their head, dealing a knockback of 5 blocks. Ravagers also attack by opening their mouths and closing it, similar to biting their target.

They can also destroy certain block types by charging into them. In Java Edition ravagers can break only leaves and crops. In Bedrock Edition they can break leaves, all crops, any other non-tree plants, mushrooms, and turtle eggs. Here is a complete list:

Breakable blocks
Block Bedrock Edition Java Edition
Bamboo Yes Yes
Bamboo Sapling Yes Yes
Beetroots Yes Yes
Brown Mushroom Yes Yes
Carrots Yes Yes
Carved Pumpkin Yes Yes
Chorus Flower Yes Yes
Chorus Plant Yes Yes
Dead Bush Yes Yes
Sunflower Yes Yes
Lilac Yes Yes
Peony Yes Yes
Rose Bush Yes Yes
Large Fern Yes Yes
Tall Grass Yes Yes
Leaves Yes Yes
Azalea Leaves No Yes
Flowering Azalea Leaves No Yes
Flower except wither rose Yes Yes
Grass Yes Yes
Jack o'Lantern Yes No
Melon Yes No
Melon Stem Yes Yes
Potatoes Yes Yes
Pumpkin Yes No
Pumpkin Stem Yes Yes
Red Mushroom Yes Yes
Sugar Cane Yes Yes
Saplings Yes Yes
Snow Yes No
Sweet Berry Bush Yes Yes
Turtle Egg Yes Yes
Vines Yes Yes
Lily Pad Yes Yes
Wheat Yes Yes
Crimson Fungus Yes Yes
Warped Fungus Yes Yes

Although ravagers are equipped with saddles, they cannot be ridden by the player. Ravagers can be ridden only by an illager, becoming a ravager jockey.

When blocked by a shield while attacking, no damage is dealt and knockback is halved. The ravager also has a 50% chance to become stunned and unable to move or attack for 2 seconds. After this period, it emits a roar by opening its bottom jaw and closing it and that deals 6♥♥♥ damage and a knockback of 5 blocks to nearby entities. The roar knocks back nearby illagers without damaging them and has no effect on other ravagers. The illagers that were knocked back by the ravager's roar can still take fall damage if the roar knocks them off a high block but does not damage the illager.

The ravager does not attack pillagers who shoot at it by accident and does not attack evokers when evoker fangs accidentally hit a ravager. When a vindicator on a ravager has been named "Johnny" it might attack the ravager while it is riding it ‌[Java Edition only] but the ravager does not attack the vindicator for any reason.

Even though they are heavy, ravagers can swim. Their apparent weight makes them take 50% less of knockback. A ravager being ridden by an illager dismounts its rider if it moves into water 2 blocks deep.

In Java Edition, any ravager can join a patrol if sufficiently near a patrol captain.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Ravager stepsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.stepsubtitles.entity.ravager.step1.0?16
Ravager stunned??entity.ravager.stunnedsubtitles.entity.ravager.stunned1.0?16
Ravager roars??entity.ravager.roarsubtitles.entity.ravager.roar1.0?35
Ravager bitesHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.attacksubtitles.entity.ravager.attack1.0?16
Ravager diesHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.deathsubtitles.entity.ravager.death1.0?16
Ravager hurtsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.hurtsubtitles.entity.ravager.hurt1.0?16
Ravager gruntsHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.ambientsubtitles.entity.ravager.ambient1.0?16
Ravager cheersHostile Creatures?entity.ravager.celebratesubtitles.entity.ravager.celebrate1.0?16

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[]

See also: Chunk format

Ravagers have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    • Tags common to all mobs spawnable in raids
    •  AttackTick: Attack cooldown for this ravager.
    •  RoarTick: Roar attack cooldown for this ravager.
    •  StunTick: Stun attack cooldown for this ravager.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Kill the Beast!.pngKill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Adventure, exploration, and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


September 29, 2018Illager Beasts are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
Java Edition
1.1418w43aRavager JE1.png Added illager beasts.
18w44aIllager beasts no longer flee in the presence of rabbits.[1]
18w45aIllager beasts now spawn in illager patrols, 200 blocks away from villages on grass or sand with a block light level of 0–8 and a sky light level of 10–15.
18w46aIllager beasts no longer spawn as part of illager patrols, which has now made them unused.
18w47aIllager beasts now spawn in the new raids, which has now made them used again.
19w05a"Illager Beast" has been renamed to "Ravager".
The ID has been changed from illager_beast to ravager.
19w13aRavagers can now be ridden by evokers.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta BE1.png Added illager beasts.
Illager beasts are currently available only through Experimental Gameplay.
Illager beasts have a basic AI, use the player's hurt sound and don't have any animations.
1.11.0beta"Illager Beast" has been renamed to "Ravager".
Ravagers now have animations and their own sounds.
The AI behavior of ravagers have been fully implemented.
Ravagers can now spawn during raids.
Ravagers can now be ridden by vindicators and pillagers.
Ravagers are no longer hostile to baby villagers.
beta have been fully implemented and are now separate from Experimental Gameplay.
beta can now be ridden by evokers.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Ravager JE1.png Added ravagers.


Issues relating to "Ravager" or "Illager beast" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


Ravager Jockeys[]

In other media[]


  • "Ravager" and "Behemoth" were listed as alternate name suggestions for the illager beast.[2] In Java Edition 19w05a and Bedrock Edition beta, illager beasts were renamed to ravagers.
  • In Java Edition 3D Shareware v1.34, ravagers dropped yellow keys.
  • In Java Edition, evoker fangs can hurt ravagers, so evokers may kill their mounts while riding ravagers. However, this does not happen in Bedrock Edition because evoker fangs do not hurt them.
  • The ravager was mainly inspired by the mythological creature, Manticore, especially the one from Dungeons & Dragons.[3]
  • The sounds of a ravager are the sounds of a villager but are more low and grumpy.
  • Even though ravagers are not a type of illager in Java Edition, their texture is in the "illager" folder in client.jar.
  • On the Ravager page on Minecraft.net, they are jokingly compared metaphorically as a very enraged cow.[3]
  • In Bedrock Edition, ravagers can be summoned with riders by using spawn event command. For example: /summon ravager ~ ~ ~ minecraft:spawn_with_pillager_rider.
  • Similarly to pillagers, vindicators, and evokers, ravagers are provoked when a nearby ravager is attacked. This allows them to attack through a one-block thick solid wall, like iron golems.
  • The ravager's fourth ambient sound is the evoker's third ambient sound, but lower pitched.
  • The ravager's first and third death sounds are the pillager's first death sound, but lower pitched.