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The Miner is an illager type mob that spawns underground, presumably looking for some sweet diamonds.


Miners replace Spiders and Witches at y=60 and below. They will also spawn in Mineshafts and Strongholds instead of Zombies, and be replaced by Cave Spiders in the Mineshaft and by Prisoner Ghosts in the Stronghold. In all Badlands biome variants Miners spawn ignoring regular height requirements completely replacing the Witches and Spiders in those biomes. You can learn more about the spawning system in "More Mobs" here. You can learn how Spiders and Witches spawn on the official Minecraft Wiki.

Miners have a chance to spawn with a randomly enchanted Iron Pickaxe with a 37.5% chance. The Pickaxe would be enchanted from 8 to 39 levels.

You can also summon a Miner using this command: /function imm:summon/imm/miner. You can obtain a Miner Spawn Frame with this command: /function imm:spawn_frame/imm/miner. Make sure to replace the 'imm' portion with whatever version you're playing on if your version is older than Snapshot 3C (example: Snapshot 2A = imm2a).



Miners behave exactly like Vindicators in most situations. Click here to learn more.

Pickaxe switching

If the Miner is within reach of a Diamond Pickaxe (must be lying on the ground) he will pick it up and drop his previous main hand held item on the floor. In that case the tool/weapon he dropped will be fully fixed, unlike upon death. The chances of him dropping the main hand held item upon death are very low, but using this behavior there's a chance to get an incredibly powerful enchanted Iron Pickaxe in exchange for any Diamond Pickaxe, even if it's in the absolute worst condition.


Since Witches are replaced by Miners if they meet some specific criteria, if those Witches were part of a raid the Miners they brought will join the raid replacing the Witch. As a raid participant the Miner will start behaving accordingly.


Miners drop the following items:

  • 1-3 Gold/Iron Ore (Ingots if died while on fire)
  • Main hand held item (Iron Pickaxe by default)
  • 4 Torches
  • 5 experience

Data values

Most of data values unique to the Miner are related to technical aspects of the pack, but there are a few notable ones. Still, they share most of their stats with vindicators (which you can check out here). Here's the list:

  • HandItems: [{id:"minecraft:iron_pickaxe",Count:1b},{id:"minecraft:torch",Count:4b}]
  • HandDropChances: [0.085f,0.75f]
  • Tags: iMM, iMMOverworld, iMM_Sound, iMM_Miner
  • Silent: 1b
  • CustomName: §2Miner
  • CustomNameVisible: 0
  • DeathLootTable: imm:entities/imm/miner


The Miner can be required (as the Vindicator) for the following advancements (all of which are form vanilla Minecraft):

  • Adventure
  • Monster Hunter
  • Monsters Hunted

The Miner is also required to be killed for the following "More Mobs" advancements:

  • Monster Fighter
  • Mob Fighter


Version Change
Snapshot 1A Added Miner
Snapshot 1B
  1. Fixed the Vindicator texture being replaced by the Miner texture;
  2. Changed the spawn requirement for Miners (before - if in a 'cave_air' block, now - if below y=60).
Snapshot 1C Added glint to the Miner spawn egg
Snapshot 2A
  1. Fixed the Miner texture asymmetry;
  2. Changed Miner's eye color to brown;
  3. Added sounds for the Miner mob (3 idle queues, 3 hurt queues and 1 death queue);
  4. Replaced Miners with Cave Spiders and Zombies with Miners in Mineshafts;
  5. Fixed Miner displaying the Vindicator texture above y=60.
Snapshot 3A
  1. Miners now spawn in Badlands no matter the Y level;
  2. Miners no longer make sounds if tagged "Silent";
  3. Fixed players being able to rename Miners in-game.
Snapshot 3B
  1. Fixed Miner spawning in Badlands biomes;
  2. Updated the Miner texture to match 1.14;
  3. Fixed Miners tagged 'Silent' still playing death sounds;
  4. Torch drop rate nerfed;
  5. The Miner will now despawn if there are no players in a radius of 128 blocks, unless he's been tagged.
Snapshot 3C
  1. Miners now have a chance to spawn with an enchanted pickaxe (around 35%, 8-39 levels);
  2. Miners will now drop their Iron Pickaxe in exchange for a Diamond Pickaxe;
  3. Iron/Gold Ore drop rate nerfed (now 0-1 instead of 1-3/4);
  4. Miners will now drop Ingots instead of Ores if they died while being on fire;
  5. Miners that spawned from Witches will now be able to join raids in case the Witch itself was a raid participant.

Known issues

There are no known issues with this mob in the latest release.

See also


Miner Spawn Frame


A Miner inside of an Abandoned Mineshaft

A Miner preparing to attack

A Miner which spawned with an enchanted Pickaxe

A Miner that dropped his original Iron Pickaxe in an exchange for a Diamond one

A Miner replaced a witch from a raid in the Badlands biome and joined said raid

A Miner pursuing a Villager

This one couldn't take on an Iron Golem by himself