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In Java Edition:
In Bedrock Edition:
See § Spawning
Ravagers spawn starting at wave 3 as part of a raid.
Upon being killed, a ravager drops:
Ravagers are hostile toward players, iron golems, adult villagers, and wandering traders within a 32-block radius. They attack by ramming enemies with their head, dealing a knockback of 5 blocks. Ravagers also attack by opening and closing their mouths, 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:
|Block||Bedrock Edition||Java Edition|
|Flowering Azalea Leaves||No||Yes|
|Flower except wither rose||Yes||No|
|Sweet Berry Bush||Yes||No|
In Bedrock Edition Ravagers will have delayed hits hit_delay_pct: 0.5 And when set to 0.0 Ravager hits wouldn't be delayed to match Java Edition.
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. Illagers that are knocked back by the ravager's roar can still take fall damage.
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. When a ravager gets shot by a mob that battles with a projectile while it is attacking the player, the ravager first attempts to kill who shot it, then goes back to attacking the player once the deed is done. Any mob that doesn't battle with projectiles requires ravagers to roar in order to have a hit on them.
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.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Ravager steps||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Ravager bites||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Ravager dies||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Ravager hurts||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Ravager grunts||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Ravager cheers||Hostile Creatures||?||1.0||?||16|
|Name||Identifier||Entity tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Translation key|
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 (PS4)|
|Kill the Beast!||Defeat a Ravager.||—||30G||Silver|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|Adventure||Adventure, exploration, and combat||—||Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.|
|Monster Hunter||Kill any hostile monster||Adventure||Kill one of these 34 mobs:
|Monsters Hunted||Kill one of every hostile monster||Monster Hunter||Kill each of these 34 mobs:
|September 29, 2018||Illager Beasts are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.|
|1.14||18w43a||Added illager beasts.|
|18w44a||Illager beasts no longer flee in the presence of rabbits.|
|18w45a||Illager 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.|
|18w46a||Illager beasts no longer spawn as part of illager patrols, which has now made them unused.|
|18w47a||Illager 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 |
|19w13a||Ravagers can now be ridden by evokers.|
|1.18||Pre-release 8||Ravagers no longer attack baby villagers.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||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.|
|1.11.0||beta 18.104.22.168||"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 22.214.171.124||Ravagers have been fully implemented and are now separate from Experimental Gameplay.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Ravagers can now be ridden by evokers.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
The specific instructions are: Ravager raiders with Java edition legs texture.
A ravager shown at MINECON Earth 2018.
A group of pillagers raiding a village, shown at MINECON Earth 2018.
A ravager seen in the Village & Pillage artwork.
A ravager patrolling along with some illagers (before 18w46a).
An illager patrol leader riding a ravager (before 18w46a).
A ravager destroying tree leaves.
A ravager biting an iron golem.
A pillager ravager rider.
A vindicator ravager rider.
An evoker ravager rider.
An illusioner ravager rider.
A pillager raid captain ravager rider.
A vindicator raid captain ravager rider.
An evoker raid captain ravager rider.
An illusioner raid captain ravager rider.
In other media
Lego Minecraft Ravager.
- "Ravager" and "Behemoth" were listed as alternate name suggestions for the illager beast. In Java Edition 19w05a and Bedrock Edition beta 188.8.131.52, illager beasts were renamed to ravagers.
- Ravagers are considered illagers in Bedrock Edition since the evoker fangs, "Johnny" Vindicators, and other ravagers roar do not hurt them.
- In Java Edition 3D Shareware v1.34, ravagers dropped yellow keys.
- The ravager was mainly inspired by the mythological creature, Manticore, especially the one from Dungeons & Dragons.
- On the Ravager page on Minecraft.net, they are jokingly compared metaphorically as a very enraged cow.
- The ravager's first and third death sounds are the pillager's first death sound but lower pitched.
- The ravager's fourth ambient sound is the evoker's third ambient sound but lower pitched.
- The ravager's fifth ambient sound is the villager's third trade denial sound but lower pitched.
- The ravager's third stunned sound is the zombie villager's first ambient sound but slightly edited.
- "FYI, I asked Josh to remove this feature again. Although funny, being scared of rabbits doesn't fit with the Beast's lore." – @jeb_ on Twitter, October 30, 2018
- "Minecraft Snapshot 18w43a" – Minecraft.net
- "Meet The Ravager" – Minecraft.net, May 11, 2019