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For the Depth Strider enchantment, see Enchantments#Depth Strider (Boots Only).

The Strider is a rideable, passive Nether mob that was implemented in 1.16 - Nether Update Snapshot 20w13a.


In the Nether, 2–4 striders spawn on the surface of a lava block with two air blocks above. Every 15 secs (400 ticks), an attempt is made to spawn a strider. For each spawned strider there is 1/10 chance that they spawn with a baby on top, while it is 1/30 for a zombified piglin to spawn on top of them. If this happens, the strider spawns with a saddle while the piglin spawns with a warped fungus on a stick. The piglin will never despawn except when playing on Peaceful difficulty.


The strider is a passive, rideable mob that can survive and walk on lava. They can only be controlled by a warped fungus on a stick, similar to how pigs can be controlled with a carrot on a stick. Striders can also be bred with warped fungus.

Striders roam faster when striding on lava than walking on land. They can also be ridden by two mobs: the zombified piglins, and the striders' offspring.

They will take damage when it is raining or when touching the water.


Adult striders drop 0–5 strings upon death, with the maximum increasing by 1 per level of Looting, result in a total of 0–8 strings with Looting III.[Java Edition only]

Adult striders drop 2–5 strings upon death, and are unaffected by Looting.[Bedrock Edition only]

If the adult strider is killed by a player or tamed wolf, 1–2[Java Edition only]/1–3[Bedrock Edition only] exp is dropped.

Striders that spawn with a saddle have an 8.5% chance of dropping it upon death with an additional 1% chance per level of Looting. Saddles provided by the player always drop on death.


  • Breeding striders do not count towards the advancement, "Two by Two", that requires a player to breed all of the mobs.
  • They are the first passive mob to be immune to fire and lava.
    • They are also the first rideable mob to be immune to fire and lava.
  • They are the only mob that can walk on lava.
  • They are the only passive Nether mobs added to the game.
    • They are the 3rd Nether mob to be non-hostile, after neutral zombified piglins and semi-neutral piglins.
  • They are the second mobs that need an item on a stick to control the movement, with the first being the pig.
  • They are the second passive mob to be a source of string, the first being cats.
  • In snapshot 20w14a, striders moved faster in lava than in 20w13a or 20w13b.
  • Strangely, a baby strider will not dismount an adult strider upon growth.
    • This means there is a chance of three adult striders on top of each other.
  • After snapshot 20w15a, a strider will turn bluish-purple, and start shivering outside of lava with a beard-like frown.
  • They will take damage in the rain even if they are on lava.
  • They will still be shivering when they are in fire or on top of lava too.
  • They wiggle their heads when they walk.
  • A strider will not have a saddle on it when spawned as a baby strider on top of an adult strider.
  • Players cannot ride a baby strider.
  • A strider has a small chance of spawning with a zombified piglin riding it (the strider will spawn with a saddle).


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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
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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
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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