Published on October 30, 2016 (Updated on March 18, 2021)

Village Guards Addon

Village Guards are back! Train your villages into swordsmen and archers! Hire them to protect you on your adventures away from town! Raise an army and take on the illagers!

How does it work?

Village Guards are new mobs added to Minecraft. In the previous version of the addon they were actually just wither skeletons that had been modded, but thanks to the latest and greatest Minecraft addon capabilities, Village Guards are now completely separate, brand new custom mobs!

To hire a swordsman, just give an iron helmet to a villager. To hire an archer, give a bow to a villager. It's that easy!



Hire some protection

Need a little extra muscle on your midnight adventures? No worries, just hire a few guards (at the cost of a few emeralds) to protect you wherever you roam!



Need them to back off so you can get a little shut-eye? Just right-click a hired guard to have them stand at attention and hold their position!



Setup your village defences

Here's an idea — set up guard posts around the outskirts of your tower and place an archer in each one. That way, no mobs will make their way in during the night!



Full list of features

  • Village guards naturally spawn in villages to protect their denizens.
  • Train new village guards who'll roam your village and protect the dwellers from all sorts of nasties:
    • Swordsman — Give a villager an iron helmet.
    • Archer — Give a villager a bow.
  • Demote your guards back to villagers by giving them hoes (of any quality).
  • Hire guards to follow and protect you by offering them emeralds.
  • Right-click your guards to have them hold position and stand at attention.
  • Heal your guards by feeding them any sort of cooked food.
  • Name your guards with name tags, if you're feeling sentimental.

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Join our Discord server and keep up to date with the latest updates, discuss features and feedback, or raise bug reports.

(https://discord.gg/99Uu3qMHCm)


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4.38 / 5 (78 votes)
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ADDON REVIEW

Hey folks, I’m GameWizard and I’m going to review this addon!

TEXTURES: There are only two textures in this addon so this section will be brief. They honestly look great! They match up very well with vanilla textures and have a sense of belonging in the world. The archer in particular matches very well. I did want to mention that the chainmail byrnie on the swordsman is slightly odd. Plate pauldrons and a full helmet generally wouldn't be combined with a simple chain byrnie. This isn't a big deal, but basic plate armor covering the chest, stomach, and back could look more consistent, or just more chain extending over the shoulders, changing the byrnie to a haubergon, and forming a coif under the helmet. Sorry I'm kind of an armor geek.

GAMEPLAY: The gameplay in this addon is simple but pretty much perfect. The ability to strategically place archers in towers to defend the village or hire guards to go adventuring with you is very enjoyable and it's easy to get attached to them. This addon encouraged me to try something new: fortifying a village. I had never built palisades or guard posts or basic defenses before and I found it to be one of the most criminally underrated and fun things I've done in a world. I originally picked this addon up in 2018 and it was far higher quality than many others. It carries that to this day. One suggestion I'd like to make in regards to hiring the villagers is that the player should only be able to hire nitwits. They don't have a job, and now that they spawn naturally they are much more numerous.

FINAL VERDICT: This addon is a blast of the best kind of nostalgia. It feels like it contributes to the natural flow of gameplay in Minecraft. The new villagers look like they belong just as much as the default villagers. I look forward to seeing more updates to this iconic addon and, as you might have guessed by the five star review, I would definitely recommend it.
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The swordsmen are a lil op 1 can beat a ravager one on one and it's very annoying when u finally get the librarian trade u really want and then accidentally turn him into an archer with the op bow u had in your hand it would be really nice if u add badges u can use to hire villagers into guards other than that very cool addon 4/5
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They're invisible, how do i fix it?
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its a great mod really fun but the swords guard textures a bit brocken
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The add-on is good but the texture of villager swordman is GLICHY fix it.
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Actualiza el Update the mod to version 1.17 please
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I love this addon and love how it does not negatively affect other addons from so far of what I’ve seen and tested. Although the mechanics of follow and stand are great like the vanilla wolves, I think if it was possible to add a third mechanic to the other two to be called “patrol” where they could act like how they already do before buying them with emeralds would be great. Thank you for a simple and awesome addon, hope you take my advice into consideration!
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Question, does the villager guard counts as a village and would affect iron farm rates if they're nearby?

Also, can you equip higher tier armor and tools on them with enchantments? ex. enchanted diamond/netherite tools and armor or is it just chainmail and iron?
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Hi, nice addon , waiting for the shield update ❤ of your villager Guard.
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Does this work for Minecraft Education Edition? Cause I downloaded and used it, but it doesnt work, they dont spawn in villages and when i give an iron helmet or bow to a village it doesnt work, its very irritating
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Please make the archer's ai smarter, it doesn't shoot enemies unless it is in range of attack.
Other than that, 5 stars
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Plz give me mod
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Meu nome e José
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Cool addon but they attack me but I didnt hit him
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This is amazing. I also added my own addon(chicken guards) too so there are more guards
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