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This article contains content about features that are outdated, or have been removed from the game.
These features may only exist in older versions of Minecraft, or were possibly never even implemented.
Health Points: 100HP (50x Heart)
Attack Strength: 50HP (25x Heart)
Location: External Editors, /summon
First Appearance: Classic 0.30
Indev 0.31
Reintroduced:Snapshot 12w36a
Network ID: 53
Savegame ID: Giant
Experience Points: 5

[view][talk] A Giant, or Giant Zombie, is an extremely large, hostile mob. Their model first appeared in Survival Test, but was abandoned. Giants were originally neutral mobs, and did not attack the player without incite. This was likely due to their near-boss physique and health. They have the same appearance as a zombie, but are six times larger. Before their AI was removed in 1.8, their only method of attack was to charge endlessly at the player. Giants have 50 hearts total, half of the Ender Dragon's, but still equally deadly. They are capable of being spawned with the /summon command (since 1.7), and third-party programs such as SinglePlayerCommands (SPC), but they cannot spawn naturally, due to requiring a light level of both greater than 11 and less than 8. They can ride in minecarts, which will cause a bug where the giant appears to levitate above the minecart while sitting on nothing. The hitbox on the model itself only includes the giant's legs, waist and stomach; any attacks that make contact above this point will not cause damage, or even hit it.


Giants have made a fascinating re-introduction into Minecraft, however, they still cannot be created naturally. In snapshot 13w36a, giants can be summoned via the /summon command and you can also spawn the giant via a mod.

They are in the Xbox 360 release, however they have their removed AI and right now you can only spawn them with their spawn egg (which needs external modifications in order to get in the player's inventory.).

If you try to spawn a giant from a spawn egg it can crash your game(except in the Xbox 360 release).


The following video was made by Notch, testing out giants on February 4, 2010.

Very first test run of giants on minecraft00:51

Very first test run of giants on minecraft

2013-12-01 15.05.22

Giants summoned using /summon command

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot PigFace Pig
SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve

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