I have been searching everywhere (mainly on youtube) for ages, but I cannot find any tutorials on how to get charged creeper spawners without either MCEdit or NBTEdit. Is there a way to get charged creeper spawners without the use of external programs?

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Assuming you're on creative with cheats enabled and on version 1.7, you should be able to place down a command block and insert this command into it:

/setblock ~ ~ ~ mob_spawner 0 replace {EntityId:Creeper,SpawnData:{powered:1}}

Then power with any redstone device, and the command block should turn into a charged creeper spawner.

  • Thhanks loads. That is the most helpful answer I have ever had. In returb, I will give you a cool command. The command is: /summon FallingSand ~ ~100 ~ {TileID:8,Time:1} Enter this correctly and you should get a wet surprise.
    – Hugo Dodd
    Feb 9, 2014 at 8:13
  • The other answers were just telling you it wouldn't work :) Cool command. Did my command work for you? Feb 9, 2014 at 13:57
  • yes it does. I have worked out how to convert it to make spawners like angry wolf spawners and tamedocelot spawners.
    – Hugo Dodd
    Feb 13, 2014 at 18:52
  • Ooh! How? Especially the tamed ocelots. Feb 14, 2014 at 3:22
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    – user28379
    Jun 28, 2014 at 14:42

Spawners? No. You can't even get standard creeper spawners. The only way to get a charged creeper 100% in vanilla without an external editor or mod is to have a creeper struck by lightning. Obviously, even in perfect conditions, this is hard to accomplish, and won't produce a steady stream of them like a dungeon spawner will for other mobs.

Of course the above only applies to survival without cheats. In creative mode (or any mode with cheats enabled), you can get a charged creeper or even a spawner. This is because you can assign NBT tags to a block or entity using the /setblock or /summon command, respectively.

(Note that I don't know the exact commands it would take to make this work. I'll do some research, but if someone wants to edit it in, feel free.)

  • It's also possible in the latest versions using the "Summon" command. "/summon Creeper ~ ~1 ~ {powered:1}" will spawn a powered creeper at your location. (Or the location of a command block if the command is called through that)
    – DBS
    Feb 8, 2014 at 23:36
  • I totally didn't think about that, thanks.
    – MBraedley
    Feb 8, 2014 at 23:38

Do you mean without mods? No you can't only single screeners get supercharged with lightning


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