Minecraft is a game with many different mobs. Some are hostile, while others are content to be completely passive. While they all have their uses, some mobs are more useful to players than others.
It goes without saying that many mobs in Minecraft could use some special attention from Mojang. These mobs have no traits to speak of or could use a few more to round them out and make them more useful.
Understandably, the developers have overlooked certain mobs because there are just too many of them.
However, when it comes to renovating mobs, there are specific examples that Mojang may want to look at first and foremost.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer only
Glow squids, silverfish and 3 other mobs in desperate need of new features in Minecraft
While fun enough as window treatments in Minecraft, bats are little different in the game. They hang from cave ceilings, beeping every now and then and flying around.
When killed, bats don’t drop items and no experience spheres. They are also not hostile to entities, essentially making them a flying decoration.
Mojang shouldn’t necessarily make bats super important in Minecraft, just more useful than they currently are. Even if they dropped certain items or experienced orbs, that would be a step in the right direction.
Right now, bats just do nothing but be cute. Perhaps there should also be a taming option on the table, although it can be tricky to work this out.
2) Glow Cuttlefish
Glow squids have remained a controversial addition to Minecraft since 2020, and it’s not hard to see why.
After winning that year’s Mob Vote, squid variant was added to the game during the Caves & Cliffs update. It doesn’t amount to much more than providing a few experience orbs when killing and dropping glowing ink bags, though.
In fact, while glowing squids do glow, technically they don’t even emit light. The light level around glowing octopuses remains the same, which is somewhat strange.
If Mojang wants to improve these creatures, they can at least make them something of a viable light source, if nothing else.
Undoubtedly one of Minecraft’s most annoying mobs, phantoms spawn in-game when a player has not slept or died for three in-game days. They dove around and chase their targets relentlessly, hindering players while building or exploring.
Phantoms do offer membranes to repair Elytra, which is useful, but they can do much better.
Mojang may want to take a look at modifying the drops of phantoms or at least changing their behavior. At this point, they’re little more than a nuisance and can even cause a few deaths to players building high in the sky. Few things are more annoying than being knocked off a high platform by a ghostly mid-build.
Often found in infected blocks in Minecraft, silverfish are hostile arthropods often found in strongholds and other generated structures. When flushed from hiding, they can be killed for a whopping five experience points. Otherwise, they have nothing to offer in terms of loot.
Some savvy Minecraft players have been able to use silverfish to dig holes in the ground, but this is admittedly difficult to do.
Perhaps Mojang can make the creatures more attractive by improving the loot they drop or the experience they provide. Any improvement would go a long way toward improving the lure of seeking or killing silverfish.
Occasionally they appear when an ender bead is broken, endermites are enemy mobs that are quite weak and can’t deal much damage. However, they can be used in enderman traps, as endermen attack them by sight. Other than this use, these minor bugs of the end don’t offer much other than the three experience points they drop when killed.
Perhaps Mojang should take a look at these creatures and improve them in some way. They can be changed to drop some item or provide more experience.
It would also be very helpful to improve their interactions with other mobs as it is somewhat confusing why they are so cruelly hunted by endermen.