Top 7 most dangerous mobs in Minecraft 1.18 in 2022

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Minecraft worlds aren’t always the most hospitable places. This is mainly due to the hostile mobs that roam the Overworld, as well as the Nether and End dimensions.

 

Hostile mobs come in many shapes and sizes, and some are much more difficult to battle than others. These hostile mobs are best left unapproached until the player is well-equipped to deal with them.

 

Taking on zombies and skeletons is one thing, but battling the Ender Dragon or the Wither is another story entirely.

 

There are a number of hostile mobs that players should be wary of. Here’s a look at seven of them.

 

Note: This article solely reflects the opinions of the writer


7 dangerous hostile mobs that Minecraft players should fight with caution

1) Wither Skeletons

Wither skeletons are hazardous inhabitants of the Nether in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
Wither skeletons are hazardous inhabitants of the Nether in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

Stalking the halls of Nether fortresses, Wither skeletons are much more intimidating than their standard counterparts. This is due to their ability to inflict the Wither status effect, which damages Minecraft entities, including players, over time at a rapid pace.

 

Those who are ill-equipped to deal with Wither skeletons can be killed quickly by the status effect.

 

Players will certainly want to bring along a milk bucket or two in order to remove the effect if they’re afflicted with it. It can be the difference between defeating a Wither skeleton or dropping all of one’s items in the middle of a Nether fortress.


2) Blazes

As their name implies, blazes can set targets on fire in the game (Image via Mojang)
As their name implies, blazes can set targets on fire in the game (Image via Mojang)

Blazes can be found floating about the halls of Nether fortresses. They may not seem like much at first, but they’re fully capable of setting players and other entities ablaze with their fireball projectiles.

 

Blazes are also capable of damaging targets in melee combat, so they should not be taken lightly.

 

Players hoping to complete Minecraft’s story will need to defeat blazes in order to obtain their coveted blaze rods. This item is one of the components to create the crucial eyes of ender, which opens the portal to the End itself.

 


3) Hoglins

Hoglins aren't always hostile, but they can be deadly when angered (Image via Mojang)
Hoglins aren’t always hostile, but they can be deadly when angered (Image via Mojang)

 

Hoglins are quadripedal Minecraft mobs that roam the Nether waste alongside piglins. They are animal mobs that, fortunately, are not always hostile to players.

 

If players are wearing a gold piece of armor, hoglins will abstain from attacking them (much like standard piglins). However, once they become aggressive, they can be a difficult foe to deal with.

 

Hoglins don’t have a massive health pool (40 total health points in all), but their ability to charge at targets and gore them with their tusks can do a substantial amount of damage.

Considering the Nether can often be a risky place to take a fall, hoglins are more than capable of knocking players into a lava-filled pit.


4) Elder Guardians

Elder guardians can be difficult to deal with while underwater (Image via Mojang)
Elder guardians can be difficult to deal with while underwater (Image via Mojang)

 

Elder guardians are the elite protectors of Minecraft’s ocean monument structures. They are a substantial improvement over standard guardians.

 

Sporting 80 health points and capable of firing lasers from its eye, the elder guardian is far and above the most dangerous aquatic mobs in Minecraft. It is capable of inflicting the Mining Fatigue status effect on players, slowing down their mining and attack speed. It even has a thorn-like attack that damages players who collide with them.

However, elder guardians are not invincible. They are essentially completely helpless if they find themselves outside of water.


5) Ravagers

Ravagers are mighty components of illager war parties (Image via Mojang)
Ravagers are mighty components of illager war parties (Image via Mojang)

Ravagers are often seen as the final opponent Minecraft players must face before defeating a village raid. They are the powerful war beasts of pillaging parties.

 

Ravagers have an impressive 100 health points and can even be ridden by pillagers into battle. They are even capable of breaking a small variety of blocks by ramming into them. Ramming is the favored strategy of the brutish beasts.

 

The creatures primarily attack by charging and impaling targets with their horns, but there’s one strategy that can make them easier to defeat.

 

By blocking ravager attacks with a shield, players can earn a short window of time to strike the creatures before they resume their assault.


6) The Ender Dragon

Players need to remove the Ender Dragon's barrier to stand a chance at defeating it (Image via Mojang)
Players need to remove the Ender Dragon’s barrier to stand a chance at defeating it (Image via Mojang)

Minecraft’s “final” boss when it comes to its story, the Ender Dragon, is the fierce overlord of the End dimension. It has a huge health total of 200 points and can’t even be damaged right away due to the nearby crystals protecting it.

 

Once the crystals have been destroyed, players can finally begin to damage the dragon itself. However, its mobility still prevents a ranged assault from all but the best marksmen.

 

Many players opt to use the exploding bed technique to defeat the dragon quickly once its defenses have been removed. This is due to the high damage that explosions can deal to the creature.

 


7) The Wither

The Wither can be summoned at the player's call (Image via Mojang)
The Wither can be summoned at the player’s call (Image via Mojang)

 

The Wither is a summonable boss that can be created with soul sand and soul soil alongside three Wither skeleton skulls. It is one of the most dangerous (if not the most) opponents in all of Minecraft 1.18.

 

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The Wither has a huge health pool of 300 points in Minecraft: Java Edition and 450 in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition’s normal difficulty. It can fire flaming skulls from its three heads, causing explosions, and can even charge players when angered.

The Wither can even gain a protective layer of armor when its health is reduced to half, giving it staying power and high damage potential.

Minecraft players hoping to battle the Wither should prepare as much as possible to ensure victory.