What is Special Mobs?

Have you ever felt that your Minecraft monsters lacked variety? Randomized textures not enough? Well, we have the solution! Introducing: the Special Mobs mod!

In short, this small mod introduces variants to your default Minecraft mods, such as creepers with fiery explosions, skeletons that shoot poisoned arrows, and zombies that leap at you. Not only that, but it allows you adjust all vanilla spawn rates and even make jockeys more common!

Each mob added by this mod has an adjustable rate that affects how common it is, from never appearing to being the only mob that ever appears! The properties file is generated in the ‘config’ folder in your .minecraft directory.


Zombies and skeletons are given a somewhat random movement speed when spawned.

Special Creepers:

Special Endermen:

Special Ghasts:

Special Skeletons:

Special Spiders:

Special Zombies:

Special Zombie Pigmen:




How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • If one does not exist you can create one.
  • Enjoy the mod.



  • Added fighter ghast, giant zombie, giant skeleton, and giant zombie pigman.
  • Skeletons (all types, except giant) may now be babies.
  • Fishing zombies pull players again! Be afraid.
  • Added passive zombie griefing!
  • Zombies seek out and break nearby light sources and trample farmland when idle.
  • “Charge” special AI will now only hit the target entity (or a wall).
  • “Shaman” special AI was buffed quite a bit – make sure to target shamans first!
  • Improved melee ghast AI to not be so easily fooled, and melee ghasts got a big speed boost.
  • Temporarily removed unholy ghast while I try to fix it.
  • Removed fast zombie and “Ambush” special AI.
  • Use Mob Properties for faster zombies, it’s much better at it.
  • Mobs now load their immunities and such from NBT!
  • Special Mobs are now better at copying spawn data from vanilla mobs (especially Forge data)!
  • This should fix the lack of wither skeletons.
  • All special mobs are now randomly sized (visual effect only).
  • Baby spiders now get the same speed boost as baby zombies.
  • Numerous small tweaks and bug fixes.

Special Mobs Mod Download Links:

For 1.6.x

For 1.5.2

Older versions:

Special Mobs Mod 1.6.4/1.5.2, 4.5 out of 5 based on 148 ratings