Minecraft worlds can be threatening places due to the presence of hostile mobs. However, not all of these creatures are dangerous.
Some hostile mobs don’t come across as threatening. When facing off, players should have an easier time dealing with them. These mobs can be defeated with lower-tier equipment in many situations, and they don’t deal as much damage as other mobs.
Below, Minecraft players can find some of the weakest monsters in the game as of this year’s 1.19 update.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the writer only.
Slimes, Silverfish and 3 other weak Minecraft mobs as of The Wild Update
1) magma cubes
Magma Cubes are similar to slimes, but are found in the Nether. These mobs are more dangerous than their Overworld cousins. However, even with their increased damage output and increased attack speed, they aren’t too threatening.
The most dangerous aspect of magma cubes is their slightly random jump height, which can make it difficult to hit them out of the air. Like slimes, they also break into smaller cubes when they take damage.
Although they are dangerous to some degree, an observant Minecraft player should be able to handle a magma cube fairly easily. They must stay away from his jumps and keep breaking him until there is nothing left.
Slimes work like magma cubes, but are much less dangerous. There is not much to worry about in Minecraft. They are still capable of dealing damage with their jump attacks, but that’s all they can do.
As long as players can telegraph their jumps, which aren’t as random as magma cube jumps, slimes pose very little threat. Players can simply shrink them down to their smallest form and remove them. In fact, the smaller slimes aren’t even capable of damaging players.
Found within the final dimension, Shulkers are defensive-minded creatures that try to blend in with their surroundings until forced to protect themselves.
To that end, shulkers are capable of firing homing projectiles that deal a small amount of damage (two hearts/four damage) and levitate the target for 10 seconds. The biggest threat to players when dealing with a shulker is its levitation aspect, which can deal fall damage if players float too high.
If players can mitigate the levitation effect and avoid the shulker’s bullets, the mob is effectively left defenseless.
4) silver fish
Found hidden in infested stone blocks, usually near fortresses, silverfish are more of a nuisance than anything else in Minecraft. Even on hard mode, these creatures are only capable of dealing 1.5 damage to players.
Silverfish tend to fight over a new stone block to infest when it comes out of hiding, making them quite averse to combat in general. Also, with only eight health points in total, they can be defeated with just a few hits.
Endermites are mobs that occasionally appear when an Ender Pearl is broken. They are creepy little bugs but they are immensely weak.
At maximum attack strength on hard mode, endermites can only deal a total of three damage. They also possess a measly eight health points, making them easy prey for anyone who wishes to fight them.
In fact, endermen hate endermites. Players who know an enderman is in the area can let the skinny mob take down the little bugs for them. On the plus side, players can use this fact to their advantage, as endermites are excellent bait for enderman farms.
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