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Health 20 HP (10x Heart)
Spawn Light Level of 7 or less
Attack Strength Depends on Proximity and Difficulty
Drops 0-2 Gunpowder

1 Music Disc (Only when killed by a Skeleton)

Experience 5

The Creeper was not originally in the game design, but was accidentally created by Notch in a coding error with a pig. Creepers move silently around making no sound, except when upon attack, they make a hissing sound. They can see from 16 blocks away and take 3 hits from a Diamond Sword, 3 from a Gold Sword, 4 from an Iron Sword, 4 from Stone Sword, and 5 from a Wooden Sword to kill. 3 Arrows will also kill it. Creepers leave a crater around 1/3 the size of TNT except if it explodes in water because water is very bomb-resistant. The explosion will still damage the player though, most likely kill the player if they don't have any armor.

Tips & Tricks

  • If there is a waterfall and you're on the other side and a creeper blows up, no damage will be dealt to you.
  • Creepers move to the left when they are about to blow up.
  • Use the Guerrilla warfare tactic, where you attack then back away, attack then back away.
  • Be cautious if you are building at night, Creepers move silently upon your structures.

Skin Packs

The Creeper is featured in Skin Pack 1 but has arms unlike the real Creeper. It is also in the Festive Skin Pack where it has Christmas clothes. In both Skin Pack 4 and the Birthday Skin Pack, it has a tuxedo with the exception of a party hat for the birthday.


  • A creeper explosion is not as powerful as TNT, unless it is a charged creeper, in which case the explosion is much more powerful.
  • If a creeper is struck by lightning it will become a charged creeper which does double the damage.
  • A group of creepers is called a "Cataclysm".
  • Unlike TNT, Creepers do not cause a "chain reaction".

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