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TUTORIAL] All about the /summon command! Post #03 - Mobs part 2

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Hello! My name is bigfoot49211, and this is my tutorial on using the /summon command that has been added in the 1.7 snapshot(s)! You are currently reading post: [ 03 ] of my tutorial. I will post more on seperate blog posts, so that you can learn everything you can about this amazing new feature!

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Part Three: Mobs +/summon. (part 2)

[Introduction]In this blog post, I will be talking about spawning in mobs with custom gears.
NOTE: the only two mobs where the gear appears are on Zombies, Skeletons, and Zombie Pigmen.
This is simple if you want it to be simple. You'll see what I mean in a bit. =3

[Syntax]The syntax to spawn in the mobs with custom gear is as follows:

/summon mobname x y z{Equipment:[{},{},{},{},{}]}

Now let me explain this...

{Equipment:[{held item},{boots},{pants},{chestplate},{helmet}]}

It's pretty straightforward. In order to add the ID of an item to any of these, you will, in side of one of the sections, add this:


To add items with custom tags and stuff, you will add this into each of those sections.


Just replace the 'data:ttag: area with your custom tags.
If you want me to make a post on specifically custom tags, let me know below! =)

There isn't much else i can say about geared mobs...

This is all i have time to cover for today. I will post another when i have time! Sorry it's so short =(
Please leave a diamond if you thought this was helpful, and if you want me to continue to post blogs like this, tell me in the comments! =)

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  • rarefushion
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 29, 2016, 4:49 am
nice. was wondering if there's a way to spawn more than 1 mob at a time? i try'd so many things but im still new to coding/commands
  • Leihcbone
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Crafter
  • February 22, 2015, 11:12 am
How do I give an armor stand a orange
stainedglass head?: id:95,tag:1,tag:1?
  • Brodude1234
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • November 30, 2014, 8:56 pm
Awesome tutorial dude, thanks for your help!
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 2, 2014, 1:16 pm
no problem :-)
  • samomezz
  • Level 41
  • Master Pokemon
  • August 13, 2014, 7:05 pm
subbed, diamonded, favourited.
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 14, 2014, 4:57 am
Thank you!
  • Spybreak_
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Toast
  • May 17, 2014, 10:28 pm
If I want a armoured zombie, with a name, what order does the NBT tags need to be?
The order of the NBT tags does not matter, so put them in any order you wish :3
  • Spybreak_
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Toast
  • May 18, 2014, 3:55 pm
Do brackets need to be put inside of other brackets? O.o
Not sure what you mean, but when putting multiple data tags, you seperate each ones with commas.
Example: /summon Pig ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:"swagpig",CustomNameVisible:true}
  • Spybreak_
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Toast
  • May 22, 2014, 11:40 pm
What if you want a zombie with armour? Do you still seperate with commas?
  • HeruEdhel
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • August 30, 2014, 10:21 pm
you just put them togeather here is the command 

/summon Zombie ~ ~1 ~ {Equipment:[{id:267},{id:313},{id:312},{id:311},{id:310}],CustomName:Bob,CustomNameVisible:1}
  • CreeperIsaac
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 20, 2014, 1:51 pm
It was Helpful and I give a diamond and subscribe
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • March 20, 2014, 6:11 pm
Thank you! :D
  • CreeperIsaac
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 30, 2014, 7:44 am
u welcome! :D
  • CreeperIsaac
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 30, 2014, 8:15 am
If you whant to see my blog the name is How  To Get A MobSpawner
How do you name a mob and changed its Nbt tags?
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • January 18, 2014, 2:45 pm
NBT Tags are the attributes within the curly brackets ( { and } )
To name a mob, add the attribute: {Name:"name goes here"} (if 'Name' doesn't work, try 'CustomName')If you want to make their name tag appear like a players (is always there, not when you look at the mob), add the attribute {CustomNameVisible:true}
/Summon Cow x y z {Name:"Rainbows! :D",CustomNameVisible:true}
Would spawn a cow with the name "Rainbows! :D" that is always visible.

I hope i helped <3
- Bigfoot
  • famian
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Artist
  • December 15, 2013, 6:37 am
Could you plz help me out!? How do you summon a zombie with a player head on it!!!!
to do a "flying creeper", do /summon Creeper {Riding:{id:Bat}}.(case sensitive)
Do You Know Who To Get A Mob To Ride Another Mob? like a creeper riding a bat (aka flying creeper)
  • LLLong
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 30, 2013, 1:28 pm
Great Post, but how about adding enchants to the items? Can you do it?
And can you have the mob spawn with dyed leather armour?
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • October 1, 2013, 12:46 pm

Yes, both are possible. I would make a post, but i am w/o internet on my main PC, and the other two are REALLYlaggy/slow. Instead of making my own post for this, i will just direct you to this users youtube channel: youtube.com/user/DragnozHe is really good with command blocks, and he did a tutorial on bothof your topics- just search his channel for the topics! =D

Thanks for the support! <3
  • ThaWeaz
  • Level 45
  • Master Herobrine
  • September 23, 2013, 7:56 am
But do you know how the dropchances are working?
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • October 1, 2013, 12:46 pm
They are not possible as of the latest snapshots- maybe in the future?
I couldn't get it to work either. If that is changed, let me know.
  • TheTominator3
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • September 22, 2013, 6:09 am
Can you spawn a mob with a potion effect? Please reply.
  • PureGero
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Modder
  • September 20, 2013, 10:28 pm
you say this:[size=small]/[/size][size=small]summon mobname x y z[/size][size=small]{Equipment:[{},{},{},{},{}]}[/size]
[size=small]isn't there meant to be a space in between the 'z' and '{'?[/size]
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • September 21, 2013, 12:58 pm
yes. For some reason, i do put a space but it doesnt show up. Arrg, dem bugs. I'll try to fix it =)
How about effecting the Drop Chances of the various gear the mob has? I've tried using the DropChances tag, but then the mob just doesn't summon in the first place, most likely something to do with the very frustratingly specific syntax you have to use.

Also I've tried summoning a zombie with a custom head, but the SkullOwner tag is just ignored and it summons a zombie with a steve head every time. I can /give me a custom head, but not summon a zombie with one.

Thanks for these!
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • September 20, 2013, 1:38 pm
No problem!
I've noticed that even when i'm trying to spawn a player head (a skull item w/ a data value of 3) it ignores the datavalue and spawnes a zombie with a skeleton skull. Not sure why.. bug maybe?

As for the drop chances, I will take a look at it and see what i can figure out. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions! <3
My solution to the skeleton head solution was to use the tag Damage:3, which gives it a data value of 3, but now it only gives Steve heads! Thanks & your welcome.
  • MaxBFalcon
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Geek
  • September 19, 2013, 3:00 am
Very helpful ^.^
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • September 19, 2013, 12:14 pm
thanks =)
  • SteamCorps
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Electrician
  • September 18, 2013, 2:55 pm
Just do a video tutorial.
Some people are lazy to read it, and some just don't understand it from reading.
I think that will help those people in need
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • September 19, 2013, 12:15 pm
I would if i could. Trust me.
I currently do anything related to gaming on a cheap laptop that can barely run the game.
I should be getting a new PC soon, so that's when i'll re-do all these posts. but for now, this is what i have to offer.

Sorreh =(
  • bigfoot49211
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • September 18, 2013, 1:39 pm
[color=rgb(37,37,37)]What do you guys think?[/color]
  • What should i improve
  • what should i include
  • what did you think?

[color=rgb(37,37,37)]Feedback FTW! =D[/color]

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