Scorpions are neutral Mobs that will only attack the player at night or at low light levels (such as in a cave), or if the player attacks them first. They come in four varieties: the regular orange-red Scorpion, which can spawn anywhere, the black Cave Scorpion, which spawns in caves, the red Nether Scorpion, which spawns in the Nether, and the blue Frost Scorpion, which spawns in Snow Biomes. If a Scorpion attacks you, it has a chance of causing a side effect. These include:
- Scorpion: Poisons.
- Cave Scorpion: Confusion effect.
- Nether Scorpion: Sets the player on fire.
- Frost Scorpions: Slows the player down.
Scorpions can climb up vertically, meaning that they can climb up walls and fences. As this is the case, walls and fences make poor protection for you and your animals.
Scorpions have a chance of dropping a Scorpion Sting or Chitin when killed. Each Scorpion will drop of a Sting or Chitin of its own type (for example, a Frost Scorpion will drop a Frost Sting or Frost Chitin). Scorpion Stings can be used as low durability weapons or used to craft a Scorpion Sword. Chitin can be used to craft Scorpion Armor. When you wear a full set of scorpion armor of a certain type, you gain a special ability. Scorpion species
|Frost Scorpion||Slows player down||Tundra|
|Nether Scorpion||Sets player on fire||Nether|
|Cave Scorpion||Confusion||Deep caves/Underground|
|Undead Scorpion||Poisons||Nowhere. Must be created by using essence of undead.|
Taming and RidingEdit
As of the 4.4.0 update, Scorpions can now be tamed. By killing a Scorpion that has babies on its back, the babies will fall to the ground. You can then pick up the babies by right-clicking on them, which will allow you to name your Scorpion. Once the baby has grown, you can place a Saddle on it and ride your pet.
By feeding a tamed Scorpion an Essence of Darkness you can acquire a Scorpion Egg. Placing this near a Torch will cause it to hatch within a couple of minutes, so be sure to stay around (Placing it requires standing approximately where you want the egg, then right-clicking). This will give you a baby scorpion that you have to name, just as if you had killed a Scorpion with babies on its back.
Scorpions don't take fall damage, whether or not you are riding them.
Tamed Scorpions will attack baby bunnies. They do not attack hostile mobs while you are riding them.
Undead Scorpions are acquired by feeding a tamed Scorpion an Essence of Undead.
Tamed undead scorpions behave no differently than other tamed scorpions, but they have glowing red eyes.