Marlix is a mini-boss that is Empire Minecraft-exclusive. It is immune to fire, and takes less damage from a sword, making a ranged battle more ideal. Marlix is also equipped with the thorns enchantment on its armor, which means melee attacks will deal more damage on you rather than on Marlix.
Marlix is the only flying mini-boss in existence. His movements are a bit irregular because he is mounted on an invisible, invincible bat. The bat automatically dies when Marlix is slain, and any damage done to the bat will be transferred to Marlix.
Marlix will only automatically attack you if you are on difficulty setting 7 or higher.
There is a slim chance that Marlix will spawn in your vicinity when you are out in the wilderness. The spawn rate for Marlix is roughly once every 24 hours per player. Note that there is likely only one active mini boss per world.
Once a Marlix spawns, a message appears in the Chat to all nearby players:
You sense an eerie presence...
Once Marlix has spawned in a world, it will respawn after roughly 3 hours. You can control the chance for Marlix to spawn by configuring your Player Settings (see the /ps command). That way, you can also prevent Marlix from spawning, which could be helpful if you're only out in the wilderness worlds for other purposes.
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