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For the mob in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Ravager.

Ravagers are large hostile mobs that only spawn alongside illagers in raids. They attack players, adult villagers, wandering traders and iron golems by running at them and biting them. They can be briefly stunned by being blocked with a shield, but after recovering they will roar, damaging and knocking away all nearby entities.



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.

Ravagers can be summoned with riders by using spawn event commands. /summon ravager ~ ~ ~ minecraft:spawn_with_pillager_rider.


Upon being killed, a ravager drops:

Ravagers, as well as piglin brutes, drop the most amount of experience orbs out of all non-boss entities.


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.

When ravagers see a villager and an iron golem together, they always prioritize villagers unless they are already attacking an iron golem.

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

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

Although ravagers are equipped with saddles, they cannot be ridden by the player. Ravagers will only naturally appear ridden by an illager. However, another mob can be allowed to ride a ravager using the /ride command.

In Bedrock Edition ravagers have delayed hits hit_delay_pct: 0.5. When set to 0.0, ravager hits wouldn't be delayed to match Java Edition.

When its bite attack is blocked by a shield, no damage is dealt and knockback is halved. A ravager also has a 50% chance to become stunned and unable to move or attack for 2 seconds. After this period, it will open its mouth and roar, dealing 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 (note that vexes and witches are not treated as illagers and will take both damage and knockback). Illagers that are knocked back by a ravager's roar can still take fall damage.

Ravagers do not attack pillagers who shoot at them by accident, and do not attack evokers when evoker fangs accidentally hit them. When a vindicator riding a ravager has been named "Johnny" it may attack the ravager while it is riding it, 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 a ravagers to roar in order to aggro on it.

In Java Edition, a ravager who gets attacked by a mob (excluding illagers or goats) or player will alert other ravagers to target the attacker unless the ravager was killed in one hit.

Ravagers take 75% less of knockback, but they still float in water. A ravager being ridden dismounts its rider if it moves into water two blocks deep. Riders cannot mount ravagers again after being dismounted.

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


Java Edition:
Ravagers use the Hostile Creatures sound category for entity-dependent sound events.

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Ravager gruntsHostile CreaturesRandomlyentity.ravager.ambientsubtitles.entity.ravager.ambient1.00.8-1.216
Ravager cheersHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager wins a raidentity.ravager.celebratesubtitles.entity.ravager.celebrate1.00.8-1.216
Ravager bitesHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager uses a melee attackentity.ravager.attacksubtitles.entity.ravager.attack1.01.016
Ravager roarsHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager uses a roar attack after being stunnedentity.ravager.roarsubtitles.entity.ravager.roar1.01.035
Ravager stunnedHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager is stunned by a shieldentity.ravager.stunnedsubtitles.entity.ravager.stunned1.01.016
Ravager diesHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager diesentity.ravager.deathsubtitles.entity.ravager.death1.00.8-1.216
Ravager hurtsHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager is damagedentity.ravager.hurtsubtitles.entity.ravager.hurt1.00.8-1.216
FootstepsHostile CreaturesWhen a ravager walksentity.ravager.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
Hostile CreaturesRandomlymob.ravager.ambient1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesRandomly while in a raidmob.ravager.ambient3.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager wins a raidmob.ravager.celebrate1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager uses a melee attackmob.ravager.bite1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager uses a roar attack after being stunnedmob.ravager.roar1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager is stunned by a shieldmob.ravager.stun1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager diesmob.ravager.death1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhen a ravager is damagedmob.ravager.hurt1.00.8-1.2
Hostile CreaturesWhile a ravager is walkingmob.ravager.step1.00.8-1.2

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[]

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

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • 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.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Kill the Beast!Defeat a Ravager.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Adventure, exploration and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root
Advancement-plain-rawMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-rawIt Spreads
Kill a mob near a Sculk Catalyst Monster HunterKill one of these 70 mobs near a sculk catalyst: Mobs that drop no experience are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_mob_near_sculk_catalyst
Advancement-fancy-rawMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


September 29, 2018Illager Beasts are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
Java Edition
1.1418w43aRavager JE1 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 made them unused.
18w47aIllager beasts now spawn in the new raids, which has 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.
1.17?Ravagers can now break azalea and flowering azalea leaves.
1.18Pre-release 8Ravagers no longer attack baby villagers.
1.19?Ravagers can now break mangrove leaves.
1.19.4?Ravagers can now break torchflower crops and cherry leaves.
1.2023w14aRavagers can now break pitcher crops.
1.20.223w33aRavagers now have a lower attack range. They can no longer attack through multiple-block-thick walls.[2]
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta BE1 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.
1.19.20beta can now destroy mangrove leaves, azaleas, azalea leaves, cave vines, big dripleaves, small dripleaves, spore blossoms, and hanging roots.
1.19.40beta are no longer illagers.
Ravager's collision box has been changed to match Java Edition.
Ravager's movement speed has been increased to match Java Edition.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Ravager JE1 Added ravagers.


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


Ravager riders[]

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  1. "FYI, I asked Josh to remove this feature again. Although funny, being scared of rabbits doesn't fit with the Beast's lore."@jeb_ (Jens Bergensten) on X, October 30, 2018
  2. MC-2310 — "Wrong attack radius calculation damages/kills entities through blocks and corners" — resolved as "Fixed".
  3. "Minecraft Snapshot 18w43a" – Minecraft.net
  4. a b "Meet The Ravager" – Minecraft.net, May 11, 2019

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