Monster Spawner (Minecraft)

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Monster Spawner
Monster Spawner

Monster Spawner

Name Monster Spawner
Source Mod Minecraft
ID Name
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 25.0
Hardness 5.0
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Wooden Pickaxe

Monster Spawner, often called "Mob Spawner", is a block added by Minecraft. When broken, Monster Spawners will only drop XP, even when the tool is enchanted with Silk Touch. The Monster Spawner spawns up to 4 mobs four blocks around it, when the player is fewer then 16 blocks away from the player and normal spawn conditions for the mobs are met. Therefore, Monster Spawners for hostile mobs can easily be deactivated by placing a Torch on each site of the block or one on top of the Spawner (the second strategy won't work on Blaze Spawners). Their ability to spawn an infinite amount of mobs makes Spawners an easy way to create Mob Farms to obtain their drops automatically. Right-clicking a Spawner with a Spawn Egg will change the mob it spawns.


Monster Spawners are generated in many structures to make exploration more difficult and to protect their treasures.

Structure Added by Monster Spawner
Cobweb area in an Abandoned Mineshaft Minecraft Cave Spider
Dungeon Minecraft one of Skeleton, Spider or Zombie
Nether Fortress Minecraft Blaze
Portal room in a Stronghold Minecraft Silverfish
Secret room of a Woodland Mansion Minecraft Spider


Monster Spawner (Minecraft) has no known uses in crafting.