Published on November 27, 2020 (Updated on March 10, 2021)

Illusioner Add-On | Java Illusioner Update

The Illusioner is a mob first introduced in a 1.12 snapshot on the java edition of Minecraft but was never completed. He was later re-added and retextured in the new Minecraft Dungeons DLC: Creeping Winter. So now, this add-on finally brings him officially into the game. The mob is an illager type and spawns in little campsites in the ice plains biome kind of like how it does in Minecraft dungeons. It will attack you as well as villagers and iron golems by creating cloned versions of itself. Not only that but he has a lot more health than the average pillager making him a mini boss like the elder guardian.

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  • Vanish particle has a slight texture change
  • Recolored Illusioner Arrow explosion 


  • Added the Illusionist
  • Removed Kill Clone entity
  • Illusioner/Illusioner Clone animation improvements
  • Illusioner Clone is now named Illusioner but still identified as Illusioner Clone
  • Illusioner attack rotation has been simplified
  • Illusioner switches to range mode when in water
  • Retextured and renamed Fireworks Arrow to Illusioner Arrow
  • Illusioner Arrow no longer has gravity
  • Illusioner Clones will now attack mobs that attack the real Illusioner


  • Potion of Illusion now depletes after use
  • Potion of Illusion no longer spawn particles


  • Illusion Campsite spawns less frequently


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I would rate five stars because this is like my favorite addon ever! But there is a large issue. The illusioner doesn't spawn in the campsite. The campsite will sawn, but the illusioner will not. I have the same issue in the frosted expansion addon that I also left a comment on. This would be absolutely awesome if the illusioner would spawn right especially for survival mode. I don't know if it is because of an update from Minecraft but could you please fix this, I play on pocket edition if that helps and I'm going to get java soon so would java be better? And could you remove the boss bar? And btw the illusionist is AWESOME. You have done a great job with
Forgot Five Stars
and your addons great 😁😁
can you update the illusioner just like the illusioner in your frosted expansion addon please. And goddammit the illusionist still blinds me in CREATIVE mode, please update that too
This addon has not been updated for quite some time now,

So if it dose get more updates as expected perhaps the Illusioner and illusionist would be programmed to appear in the raids if possible.
sekretboi, can you create an addon that adds the royal guard illager from minecraft dungeons. I would like that if you create that. 👍
Mountaineer is bugged it’s pick axe insanely big
The Ilusionist Flips over when it dies can you fix that maybe?
Could you please make it spawn in raids too?
Raid properties are hardcoded and can't be altered, I have tried.
Then could you make it spawn in Mansions and Outposts then?
Can you add the illusioner with Blue Eyes? Because That was the very first Illusioner before 1.14
Can you make them cast blindness? Its the only thing missing in the illusionist
Wait huh? It does cast blindness, but the illusionist only cast blindness in hard mode.
No what im pointing is that they cast blindness on all difficulties so it matches Java Edition
In java, the illusioner only cast blindness in hard mode that's why I did it.
Hey i have something that would improve the addon just make them have the witch behavior when drinking a potion to go invis and skeleton model when shooting and boom its an illusioner now
Can you make a blue illusioner 1.12 addon, please?