Skeleton

Minecraft Mob

A Skeleton is a common hostile mob that shoots arrows and drops 0-2 bones , 0-2 arrows , and/or a bow (most likely used, however there is a small chance a bow may be enchanted). They are the primary ranged mob that the player encounters while in the Overworld. Skeletons are currently only one of two mobs that drop bones, the other being a wither skeleton.Like zombies , Skeletons spawn in darkness and have a chance of spawning with armor. They also burn in sunlight and take fire damage unless in shade, water, or wearing a helmet. Both skeletons and zombies seek shade when exposed to the sun so that they don't burn in the daylight. When a Skeleton's arrow hits another hostile mob (with the exception of creepers and with the aid of a player to distract the skeleton), the other mob will attack the skeleton and neither mob will attack the player until one of them dies. Skeletons themselves will also turn on any other hostile mobs that hit them, including other skeletons. Unlike most other mobs, skeletons are able to spawn naturally in both the Overworld and in The Nether , where they can spawn in Nether fortresses in place of wither skeletons 20% of the time.

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