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Vindicators are hostile, humanoid, villager-shaped mobs that can be found in the Overworld inside Woodland Mansions. They are one of five types of Illagers ("ill-willing villagers"), the other four being the Illusioner, the Evoker, the Pillager, and the Ravager.

The vindicator sounds like a villager, but with more of a grunting tone. They say "Hurgh," "Har-hum!" and "Hmph"

Overview

Vindicators are considered illagers, which means that they are hostile outcasts from Villages. They look similar to villagers, except their skin is gray in color instead of tan. Vindicators spawn in the overworld inside Woodland Mansions in groups of 1–3, depending on the size of their, and are sometimes accompanied by an evoker. In the  1.14 - Village and Pillage update, they accompany Illager Patrols and join village Raids.

Behavior

When a vindicator sees a player, villager, or Iron Golem, it draws an Iron Axe (which may be enchanted) and charges at the target, attacking once in melee range. Its iron axe has a chance to be enchanted, scaling with the game's difficulty level as with other equipment. Though they are allies with Pillagers, they will attack a pillager that has unintentionally shot them.

Pillaging

Main article: Illagers § Village and Pillage

Strategy

Vindicators deal high damage to lightly armored players, so it is advisable to be wary and equip durable gear when fighting them. They are even a larger threat when in groups, so refrain from fighting them all at once. The use of a bow can be helpful, but bear in mind that the vindicator that is hit will immediately notice this and will charge at the player. Building barriers can be a good option too, as vindicators are melee mobs, but the player must act fast when building one, as vindicators are quite agile.

Trivia

  • Vindicators share a similar skin with Villagers, Witches, EvokersIllusioners, and Pillagers.
  • Naming a vindicator "Johnny" turns it instantly hostile to all mobs except other illagers.
  • Similar to evokers, vindicators appear in peaceful mode but run away from players instead of attacking.
  • Vindicators will celebrate and raise their arms like evokers do when they win a Raid.

Gallery

Vindicator

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