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Weapon-Swapping Skeletons! | True Survival Datapack

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Devons_Desk avatar Devons_Desk
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Architect
Check out True Survival! It contains features like Undead Vikings and much, much more!

This is a True Survival module. What is that?
True Survival is a comprehensive datapack containing many features like this datapack's and more. You can install True Survival modules like this one if you only want certain True Survival features instead of the complete True Survival experience.


This datapack aims to provide a new enemy to the shield! Shields have far too much power, but Minecraft vanilla mobs have no counterplay. What if skeletons could switch their bow to an axe, changing their combat patterns to be far more complex and dynamic?

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(Feedback is deeply appreciated!)
CreditRapphire - Logo
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

1 Update Logs

Version 1.1 : 01/26/2021 3:30:12 pmJan 26th

Some polishing updates as we move towards Version 3.0 of True Survival!

- New logo, courtesy of Rapphire.
- Convention-abiding install advancements.

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09/12/2021 7:26 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Sheep
SirSqueeko avatar
This data pack was really executed well but can you make it so this also works with strays other than just skeletons?
09/12/2021 9:38 am
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Architect
Devons_Desk avatar
That's a good idea!
11/10/2020 4:52 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
Edaks avatar
Absolutely love this! Such a simple idea that adds so much to the survival experience of the game.
11/01/2020 3:45 pm
Level 25 : Expert Dragonborn
skunkmunkee avatar
Love this concept. The Vikings are very strong and dangerous. I did a showcase of it on my YouTube channel:
10/30/2020 12:48 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Drakio-X avatar
So, does it add a new mob or change the skeleton in favor of this viking?
10/30/2020 1:33 am
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Architect
Devons_Desk avatar
Undead vikings are a rare variant of the regular skeleton! Regular skeletons are still around, but occasionally, you'll happen across a challenge like this one.
10/30/2020 4:12 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Drakio-X avatar
oh, ok thanks, im gonna install it
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