A vindicator chasing a villager.

Vindicators are hostile towards players and villagers. They will try to attack them, raising their main hand and wielding an iron axe. When in pursuit of their target they will sprint toward them. When not attacking, they cross their arms similar to a villager Villager Health points 20 () Size Adult: Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Baby: Height: 0.975 Blocks Width: 0.3 Blocks Spawn Village When a zombie villager is cured First appearances See History Drops None Experience minecraft , and don`t show the axe in their hand.

A vindicator will not pursue the player through the iron door of any naturally occurring woodland mansion jail cells, and after a time, will cease hostility as long as the player remains inside.

If a vindicator is named Johnny or has its Johnny tag set to 1b, it will be hostile to any kind of mob, except for evokers Evoker Health points 24 ( × 12) Attack strength 6 () Size Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Spawn Woodland Mansion Drops Totem of Undying Emerald (0–1) Experience 10 Internal ID PC: 34 PE: 104 minecraft , ghasts Ghast Health points 10 () Attack strength Impact: 6 () Explosion: varies by proximity, maximum: Easy: 9 () Normal: 17 () Hard: 25 ( × 12.5) Size Height: 4.0 Blocks Width: 4.0 Blocks Spawn The minecraft , illusioners Illusioner Health points 32 ( × 16) Attack strength Easy: 1 () - 4 () Normal: 1 () - 4 () Hard: 1 () - 5 () Size Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Spawn minecraft and other vindicators. It will even be hostile to vexes Vex Health points 14 () Attack strength Easy: 5 () Normal: 9 () Hard: 13 () Size Height: 0.8 Blocks Width: 0.4 Blocks Spawn Summoned by evokers Drops See Drops Experience 3 Internal ID PC: minecraft . All mobs, except for guardians, slimes and magma cubes, will try to attack the vindicator in return. The tag overrides its name, the player can give the vindicator any other name and set the Johnny tag to 1b and it will still be hostile in the same way as described. Conversely, you can name the vindicator Johnny and set the Johnny tag to 0b, and the vindicator will not be hostile as described, it will act as a normal vindicator.


  • Vindicators share a similar Skin to that of Villagers, Witches, and Evokers.
  • Vindicators will drop Emeralds when they die.
  • If a vindicator is named "Johnny", it will become instantly hostile to all players and mobs except Evokers and other Vindicators.
    • This is a reference to a scene in Stanley Kubrick`s movie The Shining.


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Marsh Davies Marsh Davies Real name Marsh Davies Occupation Creative communications manager Website @@@#@@@Twitter( name @MarshDavies This article is a stub. Please help us by expanding it. Marsh Davies is the creative communications manager at Mojang minecraft

Vindicators are hostile mobs "Monster" redirects here. For the mob called "monster" in the code, see Human. Mobs are living, moving game entities. The term "mob" is short for "mobile". 1] Contents 1 Spawning 2 Behavior 3 List of minecraft . They are one of the three types of illagers Not to be confused with villager. Illager may refer to: Vindicator Evoker Illusioner This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change , which are offshoot villagers – the other two being the illusioner and the evoker.



  • According to Jeb, naming a vindicator "Johnny" would kill everything that it saw; a reference to The Shining.

Natural generation

Vindicators spawn during the generation of woodland mansions Woodland mansion Biome Roofed Forest Consists of See Structure. Can generate post-generation N/A First appearances See history This article may need cleanup to comply with the style guide. Please help improve this if you can. minecraft , in particular rooms. Some rooms will contain 1, others will contain 3, and some will contain 2 accompanied by an evoker. They will not respawn after their initial spawn, thus there are a limited number of them per world. Vindicators that are generated with mansions do not naturally despawn.

Some vindicators will spawn with an enchanted iron axe Axe Type Tools Durability Wood: 60 uses Stone: 132 uses Iron: 251 uses Golden: 33 uses Diamond: 1562 uses Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data values See Data values Name See Data minecraft . This depends on the difficulty set. The chances go up as the difficulty goes up.


Vindicators only drop loot when killed by a player. They will drop 0⃢₀ₓ1 emeralds Emerald Type Raw materials Durability N/A Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) First appearances See History Data value dec: 388 hex: 184 bin: 110000100 Name emerald See the gem. For the ore, see Emerald Ore. For minecraft , with the maximum increasing by 1 for every level of Looting "Flame" redirects here. For the non-solid damage-dealing block, see Fire. “ How does enchanting work in Minecraft? Well, you open a magical book and pick a random spell, not quite sure knowing what it will minecraft . They also have a 8.5% chance of dropping their axe which increases by 1 percentage point per level of Looting.

Data values

See also: Chunk format

Vindicators have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is vindication_illager.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    • Tags common to all mobs see Template:Nbt inherit/mob/template

    • ⃂Johnny: Optional. 1 or 0 (true/false) - Setting to true will cause the vindicator to exhibit Johnny behavior. Setting to false will prevent the vindicator exhibiting Johnny behavior, even if named Johnny.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Adventure Adventure, exploration, and combat ⃢₀ₔ Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity. minecraft:adventure/root
Monster Hunter Kill any hostile monster Adventure Kill one of these 22 mobs. Other mobs are ignored for this advancement. minecraft:adventure/kill_a_mob
Monsters Hunted Kill one of every hostile monster Monster Hunter Kill each of these 22 mobs. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement. minecraft:adventure/kill_all_mobs


Official release
1.11 16w39a Vindicators added.
16w40a "Johnny" vindicators are now activated by a custom tag in addition to a custom name.
Their axe is now one of their HandItems, whereas before it was purely a visual effect. This means their attack now disables shields.
Vindicators have been heavily buffed - their attack damage on Easy has been increased from 3 () to 7 (), on Normal 5 () to 13 (), and on Hard, 7 () to 19 ().
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added vindicators.


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    Vindicators are considered Illagers, which means that they are outcasts from Villagers. They both look alike, except the Vindicator`s skin is gray in color while the villager`s skin is brown. They Spawn in the Overworld inside of Woodland Mansions. Depending on the room that they spawn in, will determine their group size which can range from 1-3 vindicators, and they may be accompanied by an Evoker.


    When a Vindicator sees a player, villager, or Iron Golem, they will wield an iron Axe and charge toward their target. Once in range, the vindicator will "hack" at the target with its axe.