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An Evoker is a hostile, humanoid mob found in the Overworld. They are one of five types of Illagers (short for "ill-willing villagers"), the other four being the Illusioner, the Vindicator, the Pillager, and the Ravager.

An Evoker's noises are sinister, saying "Hrrrm," "Harrurm," and "Hun." They also make a "Wololo" sound when performing a spell.

Overview

Evokers are considered illagers, which means that they are 'hostile outcasts from villages'. They look similar to villagers, except their skin is gray instead of brown, and they don't have a unibrow. Evokers are found inside particular rooms of the Woodland Mansion, one at a time. They may be accompanied by 1-3 Vindicators. As of 1.14 - Village and Pillage, evokers can also spawn as wave 4 and 6 of Raids, sometimes riding a Ravager.

Behavior

Evokers are hostile towards players, villagers, and Iron Golems within a 16-block range. One of their attacks summons tiny hostile pixies called Vexes. Their second attack spell summons several clamp-traps from the ground in either a ring or a long line, depending on their target's distance.

These clamp-traps, known as Evocation Fangs, are evoked in either a 20-m line for distant targets or an inner ring of 5 fangs with an outer ring of 8. They deal damage upon snapping shut.

Evokers will flee when attacked if not in the middle of casting a spell.

Drops

Evokers can drop a single Totem of Undying when killed by a player. They sometimes also drop an emerald. Swords with the Looting Enchantment only affect their emerald drops.

Strategy

Evokers can be dangerous when ignored, so you have to prioritize killing them first instead of the Vexes they summoned. Any weapon can be useful in dispatching evokers, though swords can be more useful in combat as Evokers need to be prioritized first. if you see them waving their hands in the air that means the evoker is attacking. If its looking at you immediately build a 2 block high tower so the evokation fangs dont bite you.

History

These mobs were added to Minecraft in 1.11 - The Exploration Update. They were tweeked in 1.14-Village and Pillage

Trivia

  • Evoker Celebrating

    When not in combat, evokers change any blue sheep they find into red sheep, uttering "Wololo."
    • This is a reference to the video game Age of Empires where the priest unit would convert enemy units to their own side while uttering "wololo".[1]
  • While summoning a Vex, an Evoker raises his hands and emits gray swirls above its head, as if under the effects of a Potion of swiftness.
  • The evoker was originally going to wear a white hood similar to that of the Illusioner. This can be seen in Meet the Evoker. (This hat model was also going to be used for witches and several villager types.)
  • Evokers are still present in peaceful mode, but they flee from players and don't attack them.
  • In hard difficulty, the last raid wave always has an Evoker riding a ravager.
  • Killing an Evoker will not kill any Vexes that the Evoker summoned.
  • Evoker is also another name for a gun type in Persona 3 that activates the 'Persona' power.
  • Vexes will slowly take damage and die after a long time.
  • Evoker Capatin

    Evokers Celebrate after a raid victory (exclusive to Java Edition)

Gallery

Click for full Evoker gallery.

References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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