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"
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 upcoming 1.14 - Village and Pillage update, they will accompany Illager Patrols and join village Raids.
When a vindicator see a player, villager, or Iron Golem, it draws an Iron Axe 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.
- Main article: Illagers § Village and Pillage
- Vindicators share a similar skin with Villagers, Witches, Evokers,Illusioners, 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.