Custom Mobs

Mar 17, 2024
Custom Mobs
  • Custom Monsters first appeared on Empire Minecraft on June 18th, 2013 in the Survival Update. The update was announced here.

    With the Survival Update came two classifications of monsters on the Empire: bosses and enraged monsters.

    Enraged Mobs(top)

    Enraged monsters are usually uncommon in spawn rates, and provide an additional challenge over regular vanilla monsters. Enraged monsters take the place of regular monsters that were going to spawn.

    The enraged monsters are on fire, and they are faster and stronger than their vanilla counterpart. These monsters also do not suffer from the negative effects of the sun, and are resistant to fire. The monsters typically drop the same items as their normal counterpart, but in higher quantities, as well as additional items, such as diamonds and Tokens. The looting enchantment affects all custom EMC drops. After defeating a custom mob, a message will pop up on the screen displaying the username of whoever killed it and what items were dropped.

    There are plans to have an enraged version of every standard vanilla mob (excluding the Ender Dragon nor the Wither).


    Boss mobs are a part of the Empire's custom mobs. Boss monsters are much stronger than Enraged Mobs. Much like the Ender Dragon or the Wither, bosses have a health bar that appears at the top of the screen with their name.

    Bosses have been known to summon Enraged Mobs for assistance, which makes the fight even more challenging. Bosses will not attack players until players attack them first, unless players' difficulties are set to 7 or higher.

    Bosses often have certain things they may be weak against, and the bosses may be immune to some attacks. It is suggested to use enchanted armor and enchanted weapons to safely defeat these monsters, and they are adjusted to prevent tactics that let you kill them without much challenge.

    Bosses may have one or more powerful rare drops, as well as high quantity of drops, such as diamonds. The looting enchantment has an effect on all custom EMC drops.

    Bosses are much rarer than normal mobs and there will usually be only one around per world. bosses will announce a creepy message in the Chat alerting you that a boss has spawned nearby and a message will pop up on the screen. When many people are in the same world as you, it can be much harder to find a boss because it might spawn near a different player.

    Current bosses:

    Customized vanilla bosses(top)

    On EMC, Wither and Elder guardians have picked up a few unique tricks of their own. Defeating one will earn you Tokens and extra bonus XP. What makes these bosses so special is that when you fight them on difficulty 5 (default) then their behavior is the same as in single player. Raise your difficulty however and their behavior and loot drops will drastically change!
    • The Wither can now teleport away.
    • There is a chance that the Wither drops more than one Nether star.
    • Elder guardians take less damage when outside the water.
    Note that these changes only apply when playing on higher difficulties (level 6 and up). See the Player Settings page for more information about that.

    Event Mobs(top)

    Mobs are often added temporarily in order to celebrate an event. Like bosses, they also have a health bar that appears at the top of the screen.

    XP Rewards(top)

    All custom mobs will reward the player with a large experience bonus when killed. The XP given to the player is dependent on the effective difficulty, whether or not the player is in a group, and the type of mob killed.
    There's an array of EMC exclusive mobs in the Wastelands and Frontier.