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Useful Snowmen Datapack (1.15+) v1.6

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Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
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Useful Snowmen Datapack (1.15+)


When was the last time you built a snow golem in survival?

Their snowballs don't damage. They have a measly two hearts of health. Their face is funny.



So with this datapack, I've made the following minor changes to snow golems:

  Snowballs
  • Snowballs do half-heart of damage to all mobs (except other snowmen).
  • Snowballs also give Slowness I.
  • Snowballs freezeshocks creepers so their explosion radius is decreased and fuse lengthened temporarily.
  Snow Golems (Health)
  • Snow golems have 5 hearts of base health.
  • They have 8 armor points if wearing a pumpkin -- that's right, if you shear it off, they will have 0 armor points.
  • Snow golems shed their pumpkins if they fall below half-health, and will get Regen III.
  • Snow golems that lose their pumpkins through shearing or shedding will drop pumpkin seeds.
  • Snow golems can pick up a carved pumpkin item from the ground to reequip a pumpkin helmet, thus regaining their armor points.
  • Snow golems that are low on health will emit a snowy flurrying particle effect.
  Snow Golems (Passive Effects)
  • Snow golems have a passive Regen I if they are standing on snow (layer).
  • Snow golems have a passive Resistance I if they are in a cold biome.
  • Snow golems have a passive Regen II if it is snowing (in a cold biome)
  Snow Golems (Random Spawning)
  • Snow golems attempt to randomly spawn every 200 ticks in snowy biomes in packs of 1-4.
  • A baby polar bear jockey mounted by a pumpkin-equipped snow golem has a 5% chance of spawning per "herd" of golems in polar (bear) biomes.
  • Igloos naturally spawn with a snow golem inhabitant, along with their armor stand and some cod in the furnace. These igloo golems have a 50% chance to drop a saddle.
  Snow Golems (Summoning)
  • Two stone buttons thrown onto a patch of snow on the ground (as illustrated) will turn into a snow golem, but without a pumpkin helmet.




The aim of this datapack was to give snow golems some relevancy in the game (and who doesn't love friendly turrets?), as well as not changing too much so that it's totally possible to have this datapack installed in your server but if your friends don't want to use it, they won't even notice that it's installed.

Snow golems must also not be too OP (or UP, but I feel like they're in the right place right now). I think they're pretty viable for anyone settling in a snowy biome, as well as maybe an impromptu combat situation where you're in a snowy biome surrounded by mobs and you just so happen to have stone on you... maybe from late game silk touching lol. Snowy biomes are now more worth exploring and less barren, though I say they still have a long way to go.

But I've played a bit of survival with this and I've had fun. Definitely worth just including in the background of all your other datapacks of your SMP. Even though it's not really running that many commands, I've optimized this datapack so it should be even smoother.

Do drop some feedback in the comments :) Enjoy the datapack!

Note: currently, technical-talk, the snowballs subtract any closeby mob's Health data by 1 to "deal" damage. This means... a "naked" zombie and a fully diamond armored zombie takes the same amount of snowballs to kill, because they both have 20 base health. Armor is not computed, and will never be until we get a /damage MAN all the things we can do with that HAHAH ''til then.


CompatibilityMinecraft 1.15
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17 replies

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03/24/2020 4:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Havokmancer
Very, very useful and it's simple enough that it'll work on servers without any issues. Been wanting a snow golem buff for a while now. Kudos!
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03/24/2020 12:06 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
Thank you for leaving this encouraging reply! I really hope that this datapack jazzes up your server! I might still add new features to the datapack, and I'd love to hear your experience with this datapack in your gameplay!
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03/20/2020 1:02 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Pokemon
AstroVulpix
This should be apart of Minecraft Reborn
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03/20/2020 11:00 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
ngaw :) appreciate
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03/19/2020 7:33 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LarstonMarston
The 2 buttons thing doesn't quite feel vanilla. Maybe add a chance for them to spawn naturally on snow, both with or without the pumpkin?
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03/19/2020 11:32 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
I agree! That's a great idea! Though mob spawning is a bit iffy with datapacks, I'm sure there's a way to make it work. I had an idea too, to make them spawn inside igloos but how does one go about doing that?

About the two buttons thing, I wanted to make it so that whenever you placed two snow blocks and placed two buttons on them, it spawns a pumpkin-less snow golem. Block detection is a pain though, but do you think it'd be worth it? Or should I scrap the whole buttons thing...

Thanks for weighing your input, tho, I super appreciate it.
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03/22/2020 1:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LarstonMarston
Lol, I just now noticed the middle bit. Maybe there could be some way to obtain a spawn egg for a pumpkinless golem (trading with villagers, crafting, etc)?
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03/22/2020 10:25 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
instead of throwing two buttons on the ground? yeah, that sounds easy enough, two snow blocks and two buttons for a spawn egg with a tag and a looped function that replaces any entity with that tag with a pumpkinless snow golem.

I was only scared that it'd be too easy for players to stockpile and amass, you know? and way too easy and OP to spawn 20 of them in the span of a few seconds. people just carry around a stack of them at their disposal. also, it'd be too simple to place spawn eggs in dispensers?

Throwing a chicken egg in the crafting recipe gives a use to our overflowing chicken farms, which I'm interested in. Sticks too, but that's easy enough to amass as well.

Anyways, I'm so glad you mentioned about natural spawning, it inspired a whole ton of ideas. So glad that the datapack has that now! Thanks again for your time and the input! :)
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03/20/2020 12:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LarstonMarston
: )
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03/18/2020 9:39 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Dragonracer737
this is a great datapack. ii love the design for the army thingie at the end.
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03/19/2020 12:40 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
Do tell me how it goes!
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03/19/2020 9:07 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Dragonracer737
I've been testing the army thingie at the end out and it works great next I'm gonna build lots of them and get them to fight the wither
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03/19/2020 11:34 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
That's a big fight! I imagine the fight going to the Wither, cause it destroys all the snow layers that the snow golems use for passive regen -- not like it'd make a big difference anyways. But wow, sounds wild, I need to try that out for myself!
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03/18/2020 3:50 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
B0XHEAD
Very useful datapack
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03/19/2020 12:40 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
:)
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03/18/2020 3:05 am
Level 1 : New Miner
JCDaRailWei
Really good additions to the regular vanilla game without changing too much.
Snowmen are finally useful!!! Love the feature that gives snowmen more armor with the pumpkin equipped. Would recommend to anyone who wants to spice up their game just a bit.
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03/20/2020 5:43 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
calebchan
Nice!
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