Pillagers are hostile illagers armed with crossbows that patrol the Overworld and participate in raids. Illager’s are one of the most aggressive mobs in Minecraft. They seem to be only interested in gaining control of the Overworld and despise the peaceful villagers.
The number of pillagers spawning in each patrol in Java Edition is determined by the set difficulty, with one villager always spawning as a patrol captain. Patrols spawn after five and a half in-game days, at any moment, implying that they can also spawn in an environment with no generated structures. A patrol will spawn on the highest block roughly 24 to 48 blocks away from a player.
Individual Pillagers of a patrol will only spawn at a light level of 7 or lower. The Bedrock Edition follows a similar pattern except that each patrol spawns 2 to 5 pillagers on Easy and Normal difficulty, whereas on Hard difficulty, 80% of illagers spawned are pillagers and 20% are vindicators.
Pillagers are more popular in the early waves of the raid, and as the waves advance, their numbers decline. Nevertheless, they still make up the vast majority of raiders.
A pillager outpost is a collection of various structures inhabited by pillagers. These generate every several hundred to couple thousand blocks. A pillager outpost will contain 2-3 cages. In the cages are either iron golems or Allays. The Pillagers will try to defend their cages. Pillagers spawn on the first floor regularly. They can spawn on any true opaque block with a light level of 11 or lower and a block light level of 8.
Pillagers can be very useful due to the items they drop upon being killed:
In Bedrock Edition, however, Pillagers can also drop the following:
Players, iron golems, wandering traders, and villagers are all targets for pillagers. In the Bedrock Edition, pillagers are even hostile towards snow golems. Pillagers attack by firing arrows from their crossbows every three seconds up to eight blocks apart, and they chase their targets over a 64-block radius. They are incredibly difficult to get rid of because of their rapid walking speed.
Pillagers and illagers never retaliate against each other. Unlike most other mobs, they still try to find out their attacker when struck from some distance. Raiding pillagers toast their triumph by leaping and laughing if they kill all the villagers in a settlement. While in Bedrock Edition, the pillagers even wave their arms about while celebrating. Unlike weapons used by other mobs, a pillager's crossbow will eventually break with repetitive use in Java Edition. As a result, the unarmed pillagers will turn passive, but they can still frighten peasants.
When a player kills a pillager captain wearing an Illager Banner or an Ominous Banner on his head, the Bad Omen status effect is applied to the player. A player with Bad Omen entering a village, will cause a raid to begin automatically, sending waves of illagers in search of and attempting to kill all villagers. The Bad Omen effect lasts for 100 minutes (5 in-game days) and can be removed by drinking milk.
Can you befriend Pillagers?
You must break the pillager's crossbow to tame it. Since a crossbow's endurance is 326, the pillager would have to use it 326 times for it to break. So, on your Hotbar, add 5 shields and some food to get you through the 326 shots.
How long does a raid last?
Although players may leave the raid while it is still in progress, the Pillagers will chase them for a short distance. Raids will last two or three Minecraft nights before expiring, and all Pillagers will despawn.
How to destroy a pillager outpost?
You can lure a Creeper or use TNT to blow up the pillagers once they are together. Multiple blocks of TNT can be more effective but can also destroy the pillager drops.
Do pillagers in Minecraft steal?
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Pillagers will look for chests and barrels at villagers or players houses, steal its contents. They kill farmers to steal meat, wool, and leather.