Marlix and Momentus?

Discussion in 'General Minecraft Discussion' started by Vodka4Breakfast, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Hello there! I've been searching around on the forums for quite some time now, and even asked around on all the server about this, but to no avail.

    My question, in short, is; Are the spawns of these bosses COMPLETELY RANDOM? Or am I able to do some stuff that increases my chances?

    I would really, really like to defeat them, but by the looks of what I've gathered, they randomly spawn once every hour, near a random player.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. They're random. The spawn rate was 'improved' aka nerfed very hard.
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  3. Unless what I know is really outdated, being on emptier servers helps your chances. :)
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  4. Being on smp8 really lowers your chances as well.
  5. Well, I mean, 3 Momentuses spawned around my outpost once. So random spawn, maybe. Hard to find, VERY. I've only ever seen those 3 Momentuses, and no Marlixses.
  6. I haven't seen a Marlix or a Momentus in months.
  7. But I can increase the chance of encountering either boss by for example staying in the overworld, instead of digging around in caves, right? And being a sole person in the waste should also increase my chances a little, if I'm not mistaken?
  8. Digging around in caves won't lower the chances. When I first started on EMC, a marlix spawned above ground while I was in a cave. From what I've seen though, they typically spawn in certain biomes. All marlixes I've seen have spawned in a desert biome near a river. Momentus isn't always in the same biome, but I've seen quite a few spawn in extreme hills biomes.
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  9. Thank you for that input! That may be of some help in my small number-crunching :)
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  10. i once saw two in one area and i killed both, guess you have to be lucky
  11. I know your pain of waiting... me and friend have spent hours waiting for one to spawn on a almost empty sever... arggg
  12. SMP8 in the waste there was a Momentus at the South outpost last night. I have also had a Momentus and a Mrlix spawn in the waste in the last 5 days
  13. I think the best chance is to find a empty server and take 2 or three of your friends too the same location and hopefully it spawns closer. Morally I take my alts if I got boss hunting and just leave them afk
  14. I'm able to get about 2 of each miniboss daily on smp9 no matter how full it is. But I spend practically most of my day sitting at my base to do so. I guess the real key is patience and staying in a certain area for a while. It might also help to bring a couple friends too.
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  15. I think they are spawning like crazy. The more you chum the water the better chance you have. I have two alts that I have ride two separate large rail systems round and round. On rail they cross more blocks faster. Then I just wait for the message and jump off. Since the change to spawning I have done this maybe 5 hours and have spawned 6 momentus and 4 marlix. Got a Marlix's bow yesterday. Never seen one before, very cool.
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  16. I have seen Marlix spawning on multiple biomes. I would imagine that Aikar coded the Marlix as a variation on the skeleton. So I am guessing it will spawn in the same areas that skeletons would spawn. Same with the momentus and zombies. But I am just spectulating.
  17. Yeah, that's probably true. In my case though, I've only seen them spawn in this very specific area so that's all I have to go on. I've seen probably around 30 spawn since I've joined EMC and they've all been near a desert +ocean/river.
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  18. I have seen one Marlix and not a single Momentus over the span of almost two years. :p
  19. Stick to me marlix love me -.- they keep spawning around me.
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