With over 70 mobs in Minecraft, you might be curious as to which ones are the biggest. From passive entities to hostile entities, the consensus is clear. The tallest creatures tend to be hostile mobs. If you expected axolotls and bees to be part of that crowd, it was never meant to be.
Unsurprisingly, some of the taller mobs are what you’d expect them to be, like Ghasts, The Wither, and Ender Dragon. It would be unusual if boss mobs were outclassed by regular mobs like Spider Jockeys and Skeletons. However, some mobs are much larger than you might imagine.
10 elder guardians
The average hostile mob is between 1.8 and 1.9 blocks tall. The Elder Guardian barely beats its competition by 0.075 blocks. At a radial size of 1.9975 blocksElder Guardian is one of the ten largest mobs in the game.
When you’re looting an Ocean Monument, are you actively paying attention to the size of the angry fish shooting lasers at you? Of course not! Unless you’re well equipped and have an ample supply of night vision potions, you won’t be spending all that time checking the size of the mob. You do what most players do: you check the wiki.
9 silt and magma cubes
Magma Cubes and Slimes are pretty much the same mob, so it would make sense for them to be the same size. A 2.08 blocks, they are both slightly taller than the Elder Guardians but taller nonetheless. Of course, they’re just taller than most mobs, as long as you don’t cut them into smaller cubes and slimes.
Despite their parallels, you’re more likely to come across Magma Cubes in a typical session than Slimes. Anyone can launch a Nether Portal. Slimes are a different story. You have to be lucky to find a piece of slime while traversing the underground.
Ravagers, tools and siege mounts from Illager, stand on 2.2 blocks high. These large beasts are more like giant cows with a villager’s face plastered on them. It’s a design choice that opens the door to some potentially horrible implications, and we’re all well aware of the dark themes lurking in the background.
You will only encounter Ravagers during raids or patrols, so you don’t have to worry about running into one unexpectedly. You are more likely to hear them than see them. Their sheer size and damage make them substantial threats, so never let your guard down when defending them.
7 withered skeletons
The Wither skeletons are 2.4 blocks high. Although they look like palette swapped skeletons, they are larger and lack bonds. Let’s be honest, who would want to go up against an upgraded Wither Skeleton that can attack as fast as a Skeleton? Add the Wither effect, and you’ve made Wither Skull farming even more tedious.
You can only find Wither Skeletons in Nether Fortresses. The only real point to kill them is to collect Wither Skulls. With those skulls, you can fight The Wither. However, with a 2.5 percent drop rate, you should really consider whether building a Beacon Pyramid is worth your while.
6 iron golem
Although Iron Golems are not passive mobs, their neutrality is greatly appreciated when almost all taller mobs are hostile. standing in 2.7 blocks tall, the generally gentle giants make many Minecraft mobs seem puny-small by comparison. You will usually find Iron Golems in villages that protect the population from Illagers and Zombies.
Don’t forget that you can also build your own Iron Golem army. You will have to think about building an iron farm or spending dozens of hours mining. Remember not to accidentally hit any villagers when renewing. Otherwise, his relationship with the Golems will be gone.
The Guardians are a mob straight out of Dungeons and Dragons and the SCP Foundation. These blind and monstrous creatures are 2.9 blocks tall. Guardians spawn if you’re unlucky enough to activate the screaming Sculk four times. Although they can’t see you, they can detect your movement, so be careful.
Be careful when exploring the Ancient Cities and Deep Dark biomes. Lots of traps, traps and mobs lurk in the dark. While the biomes may seem like The Upside Down, Terarria’s Crimson and Corruption are the inspiration behind Deep Dark. Killing mobs or dying in deep darkness causes sculk blocks to proliferate.
Endermen are already tall but vary slightly in height under two conditions. When left undisturbed, Endermen are 2.9 blocks tall. When you shake them, they turn 3.2 blocks high. You can use that knowledge to your advantage when trying to escape from an Enderman you’ve picked on.
Despite being native to The End, the Endermen can be found in every known dimension, and it’s a fact that isn’t talked about enough. Whether it’s their aversion to eye contact or their willingness to take blocks that don’t belong to them, the Endermen are a fascinating mob that is more than meets the eye.
3 the withered
The Wither floats on 3.5 blocks tall. Wither may not be the biggest mob in Minecraft, but he’s certainly one of the deadliest. You will have to prepare for your fight with The Wither. It is not a simple hostile mob. It’s a boss fight that you intentionally go out of your way to activate.
A good tip for The Wither fight is to keep it away from farms, villagers, and carefully constructed houses. If not, you will never recover. It’s hard to believe that three blocks of soulsand and three wither skulls can unleash apocalyptic damage.
Discounting their tentacles, the Ghasts are done. four blocks high, making them the second highest mob in the game. Everyone’s favorite ghost drops are a terrifying experience when you first enter the Nether. All you hear is weird mewling before an explosion throws you into a lava pit.
Fun fact, all the noises in Ghast are from C418, the Minecraft composer, recording his cat sleeping. If he helps make the Ghasts less frustrating, imagine them as giant cats. They are perfectly content if you leave them alone. However, when they see you and are in a bad mood, they will rudely wake you up.
1 the ender dragon
To no one’s surprise, the Ender Dragon is still the biggest mob in the game. A more than eight blocks high, the size of the Ender Dragon enshrines its position as the game’s final boss. But it is no longer the most challenging fight. As speedsters have shown, slaying the dragon is much easier than you think. Who would have imagined that a few beds would trivialize the final boss of Minecraft?
As Minecraft gets updated more and more, maybe one day Ender Dragon won’t be the biggest one anymore. Until then, Jean the Ender Dragon will reign as the highest mob in Minecraft.
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