I'm trying to testfor if a fake player called MobHunger on a scoreboard objectives that is Stats. I tried this:

/testfor MobHunger[score_Stats_min=1,Team=Mob_Hunger]

but it doesn't work... any ideas?

2 Answers 2


(I assume you are on 1.8+) Since you cannot test for a player that isn't in game, Try using an armorstand.

First, Summon an armorstand with the nbt tags NoGravity, Marker, and CustomName. (Ex. /summon ArmorStand ~ ~ ~ {NoGravity:1b,Marker:1b,CustomName:MobHunger}

To set it a scoreboard, you can use an entity selector in place of the player. This would work: scoreboard players set @e[type=ArmorStand,name=MobHunger] stats 1

You can also use an entity selector in the testfor command, it's just a bit different syntax. /testfor @e[type=ArmorStand,name=MobHunger,score_stats_min=1]

Also, just a tip: try transitioning over to the execute command rather than testfor, as with testfor you need an comparator and a different command that needs to target the entity (unless you need that comparator for lag or other purposes). With execute, you can do a command in the same command if it finds the armorstand with a score of 1 in stats. Ex. execute @e[type=ArmorStand,name=MobHunger,score_stats_min=1] ~ ~ ~ setblock ~ ~ ~ stone is much more efficient than using a comparator.

  • TBF, there are limited things you can do with fake players, such as using scoreboard operations, but testfor and it's more useful cousin execute (or any targeted command for that matter) need to resolve an existing entity to function, and fake players aren't entities.
    – MrLemon
    Aug 25, 2015 at 13:43

If you are on the 1.9 snapshots, you can use the scoreboard to test nonexistent players:
/scoreboard players test (playername) (objectivename) (min) (max)

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