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For the mob type in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Undead.

Most of the individual undead mobs, besides zoglins and zombie horses.

Undead, by definition, refers to an entity that is dead, but still animate.


Within Minecraft, it refers to an in-game category of mobs that are generally hostile, damaged by potions of healing, healed by potions of harming, and are immune to drowning (except for husks and zombies, which turn into zombies and drowned if drowning, respectively) and poison damage.

Undead mobs also take extra damage from swords or axes enchanted with Smite.

List of mobs[]

Name Face Behavior Notes Type Image
Chicken Jockey ChickenJockeyFace.png Hostile Baby zombie or variants riding a chicken. Zombie Chicken Jockey.png
Drowned DrownedFace.png Hostile
Passive (if not touching water during daytime.)
Drowned are common underwater zombie variants that spawn in oceans and rivers. Zombie Drowned.png
Husk HuskFace.png Hostile Husks are a variant of zombie that spawns in deserts and do not burn in sunlight. Zombie Husk JE2 BE2.png
Phantom PhantomFace.png Hostile Phantoms are flying monsters that spawn when the player has not slept 3 or more in-game days. Phantom Phantom JE2 BE1.png
Skeleton SkeletonFace.png Hostile Skeletons are common ranged monsters that are equipped with bows. Skeleton Skeleton.png
Skeleton Horse SkeletonHorseFace.png Passive
Hostile (as a trap)
The skeleton horses are a skeleton variant of the horse that sometimes spawns when lightning strikes. Skeleton Skeleton Horse.png
Skeleton Horseman SkeletonHorsemanFace.png Hostile Skeletons riding skeleton horses. Skeleton Skeleton Trap.png
Spider Jockey SpiderJockeyFace.png Hostile Skeletons or variants riding spiders or cave spiders. Skeleton Spider Jockey.png
Stray StrayFace.png Hostile Strays are variants of skeletons that spawn only in frozen, ice, or snowy biomes. Skeleton Stray JE2 BE4.png
Wither WitherFace.png Hostile The wither is a boss mob that floats and shoots explosive skulls at players and mobs. Skeleton Wither.png
Wither Skeleton WitherSkeletonFace.png Hostile Wither Skeletons are tall variants of skeletons found in nether fortresses. Skeleton Wither Skeleton.png
Zoglin ZoglinFace.png Hostile Zoglins are zombified variants of the Hoglin created when a hoglin leaves the Nether. Zombie Zoglin.png
Zombie ZombieFace.png Hostile Zombies are common monsters that deal melee damage and attack in groups. Zombie Zombie JE3 BE2.png
Zombie Horse ZombieHorseFace.png Passive A zombie horse is an unused zombified variant of the regular horse. Zombie Zombie Horse Revision 3.png
Zombie Villager ZombieVillagerFace.png Hostile Zombie Villagers are zombified variants of the Villagers. Zombie Plains Zombie Villager Base.png
Zombified Piglin ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Neutral Zombified piglins are zombie variants of piglins and piglin brutes that inhabit the Nether. Zombie Zombified Piglin JE9.png


A giant in a cave.

  • Despite the Giant being an oversized variant of the Zombie, it's not considered an undead mob.
  • Zombie Horses are, so far, the only completely passive undead mob.
  • For Ghasts and vexes, they are not undead mob because they are immune to Potion of healing damage.