|Health Points||100HP (50x )|
|Attack Strength||7HP (3.5x )
to 21HP (10.5x )
|Drops||3-5 Iron Ingots 0-2 Roses|
|Spawn||Near a group of 10 Villagers and 21 houses in any light level or anywhere created by The Player|
Iron Golems will automatically spawn in NPC Villages provided there are 15 villagers. It does not have to be a naturally generated Village; as long as there are 15 villagers and a house, an Iron Golem will spawn. The player may create them using blocks in a similar fashion to Snow Golems. To do so, the player must place 4 Blocks of Iron in a T-shape, and then place a Pumpkin or a Jack-O-Lantern on top. This is equivalent to 36 Iron ingots, making creation somewhat of a task. They will always spawn facing south. This does not always work.You cannot create an Iron golem in the XBOX 360 Edition
They will take damage from hostile mobs but will not take damage from falling. They take 15 hits with a Diamond Sword to kill. If you attack a villager the Iron Golem will go after you. They do not fight against Water currents which allows players to easily make Iron Golem farms. As well as hitting them, Iron Golems will also throw enemies in to the air. They will attack all non-explosive hostile mobs, and seem to avoid Creepers and explosive mobs. Iron Golems will not die if placed in places that Snow Golems melt.
Some players use Iron Golems as guards, as they will automatically attack hostile NPCs, some Mobs(not including Creepers), and are incredibly strong. Iron Golems are usually only used when the player has lots of resources to spare, or is in need of protection, as they are fairly expensive resource-wise to make, however are generally worth spending the resources on.
- Iron Golems do not attack Creepers, this due to the fact that creepers explode to attack.
- When an Iron Golem holds out a rose it can turn a child villager into an adult villager.
- You cannot create an Iron Golem if it was hooked up by Sticky Pistons using Redstone Circuits
- Iron Golems will not attack mobs if they are in water. This may be due to the fact that iron golems cannot swim and will drown.
- It is possible for Iron Golems to attack Giants, they appear to run away from Iron Golems.
- If you put the head (pumpkin) on before the arms, then it will not create an Iron Golem.
- Iron Golems look similar to NPC villagers; iron golems have a large, protruding nose, suggesting that they protect them.