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For articles on other pig-like creatures, see Pigs (Disambiguation).

The Piglin Brute (also called Brute) is a hostile mob added in Java Edition 1.16.2 and Bedrock Edition 1.16.20. It spawns in bastion remnants to protect chests. It wields a golden axe and will attack the player, even if they are wearing gold armor. It appears to wear dark clothes and gold accessories and has a scar over one eye.


A small amount of piglin brutes spawn in bastion remnants only upon generation and in some rooms, having no baby variant.

Piglin brutes spawn with no armor and holding an unenchanted golden axe, and never equips armor or items from the ground, showing that they are strong.


  • Sometimes a golden axe with a random item durability.
  • 20 experience points are dropped upon death if killed by a player or tamed wolf.


This mob is not scared of soul fire or its zombified counterparts, unlike the piglin. It also cannot be distracted by gold, unlike normal piglins. They only attack adult hoglins when they see other piglins attacking it. They are hostile to players, wither skeletons, and even the Wither. Like villagers and piglins, they can open wooden doors. They are also not fire-resistant. Piglin brutes will not run from zombified piglins or zoglins. If in the End or Overworld, they will transform into a zombified piglin within 15 seconds. They will be given the nausea effect for 10 seconds as well, but it has no effect on their health.


  • This is the first individual mob to be released between major updates since the Adventure Update.
  • When it becomes zombified, it will keep its axe.
  • Like all mobs wielding an axe, it will inflict the crushing blow attack on players attempting to block its attacks.
  • This mob appears to have a scar on its left eye.
  • It is the second mob introduced to always spawn with an axe, the first being the Vindicator.
    • Similarly, piglin brutes also deal the same amount of damage as vindicators when attacking.


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