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 the player, 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 the player and any tamed 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 a full set of scorpion armor of a certain type is worn, the player gains a special ability.
|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. The babies can then be picked up by right-clicking on them, which will allow the Scorpion to be named. Once the baby has grown, the pet can be ridden by placing a Saddle on it.
By feeding a tamed Scorpion an Essence of Darkness, a Scorpion Egg can be acquired. Placing this near a Torch will cause it to hatch within a couple of minutes, and it is necessary to stay near the egg in order to tame the hatched scorpion (placing it requires standing approximately where the egg is wanted, then right-clicking). This will produce a baby scorpion that must be named, just as if a Scorpion with babies on its back was killed.
Scorpions can be healed by feeding them Raw Rat or Cooked Rat. Scorpions don't take fall damage, whether or not they are being ridden. Tamed Scorpions will attack baby bunnies and elephants. They do not attack hostile mobs while being ridden.
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.