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Skeletons are found throughout Minecraft. They are a Hostile Mob creature. They can be killed with any block, though most efficiently with a Bow and Arrow or a Sword.

Skeletons spawn where light levels are too low or when it becomes night. They are also sometimes found in Dungeons as the result of a Skeleton Spawner.

Usage / Purpose

When killed they produce Bones or Arrows. They have no other use.

Drops / Yields

When killed they produce Bones and/or Arrows. Skeletons burn up in direct sunlight, unless they are submerged in water as in the above image.


Skeletons are available in both Survival Mode (as a naturally spawning creature), or in Creative Mode as a Spawn Skeleton Egg.

Skeletons attack from a distance with Arrows, which makes them difficult to get near. If another creature gets in between you and a Skeleton it is likely they will take damage from the Skeleton's Arrow attack.

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