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The Illagers, are the secondary antagonists of the 2009 video game, Minecraft. They are serve as one of the game's "mini-bosses" because of their partaking in raids towards the player, and the villagers, and possess many abilities such as axemanship, archery, magic, and many more. They are also the villagers' arch-nemesis.


Illagers are known to be destructive, ruthless, mean, cruel and strong mobs. They are also one of the very few hostile mobs that appear during both daytime and nighttime.


Once the player finds a Pillager Outpost and kills the Pillager Captain who has an Illager flag on his back, they get the Bad Omen affect. Once the player returns to his village, the Illagers begin to raid. The first round are only Pillagers. The second round are Pillagers and Vindicators. In the third round the Witches join. The fourth round brings Ravagers and Evokers. If the player gets defeated and the villagers all die, the Illagers takeover the village. If at least one villager survives the raid, and the Illagers get defeated, the player wins.




The Arch-Illager only appears in Minecraft Dungeons as the main antagonist of the game and the leader of the Illagers. Previously an outcast illager, he is corrupted by the Orb of Dominance and goes to the path of evil. He enslaves villagers.

Raid Captains

Raid captains are the leaders of raids, patrols and Pillager outposts. They lead the other illagers and they handle a Illager banner named Ominous Banner on their head. A raid captain is usually a Pillager or Vindicator and rarely an Evoker. It can be a Illusioner, however they can not spawn naturally. If a raid captain is killed by a player, the player will get the Bad Omen status effect, that causes raids if the player enters a village.



Illusioners only appear in the Java Edition. They can not naturally spawn, only via commands. It is unknown if the Illusionists (from Creeping Winter DLC) are the reincarnation of these Illagers in Minecraft Dungeons.


Evokers appear in Woodland Mansions. They can summon Vexes and they can run very fast after they have casted a spell. They appear in the fourth round of the raid. They can also attack with their fangs. They serve as one of the minibosses in Minecraft Dungeons. They Will Attack Players, Villagers, Commuters, Iron Golems, Wandering Traders, and There pets and Cast members


Vindicators also appear in Woodland Mansions with the Evokers. They attack with an iron axe. They appear in the second round of the raid.

Armored Vindicators

Armored Vindicators are stronger variant of Vindicators only seen in Minecraft Dungeons. They are equipped with iron armor and a double-sided axe and are stronger than regular vindicators.


Vexes can only be summoned by Evokers. They attack with an iron sword.


Pillagers appear in pillager outposts, raids and patrols. They attack with crossbow.

Armored Pillagers

Armored Pillagers are stronger variant of Pillagers only seen in Minecraft Dungeons.


Ravagers, also known as The Illager Beast appear only in raids. They attack with head butt. They only appear in Minecraft Dungeons in the Howling Peaks DLC.


Witches are not part of the Illagers. They only raid the village with them. They attack with potions, they also defend themselves with them. In Minecraft Dungeons, they reside and appear exclusively in the Soggy Swamp.


Johnny is a Vindicator that is named via a name tag. Johnny is the more ruthless and homicidal version of the normal Vindicator. They attack almost every mob, such as animals, utility mobs, other hostile mobs and even Ravagers, Vexes and Witches. Also, Johnny is a reference to the famous quote "Here's Johnny!" from another villain, Jack Torrance, who handles an axe like Vindicators.


Enchanters are only seen in Minecraft Dungeons. They enchant/buff their allies, which greatly improve their stats like health, attack power and size.

Royal Guards

Royal Guards are heavily armored Illagers armed with a mace, exclusive to Minecraft Dungeons. They guard the Arch-Illager in the Highblock Castle.


Geomancers are elderly Illagers exclusive to Minecraft Dungeons. They are capable of summoning stone pillars and explosive pillars out of the ground.


Iceologers are Illagers exclusive to Minecraft Dungeons. They are capable of manipulating ice.

Wind Callers

Wind Callers are Illagers exclusive to Minecraft Dungeons. They are capable of summoning tornadoes with their staffs.


Mountaineers are Illagers exclusive to Minecraft Dungeons. They are Illagers worn with a hood, face covering and attack with their pickaxes.