I have tried blowing up multiple mob spawners to try to obtain the item. It hasn't worked any of the times.

How do I obtain a mob spawner item?

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    As far as I know you cant obtain Mob Spawner without mods. – Asunez Dec 15 '15 at 7:48
  • There's a command for that in vanilla Minecraft; I'll try to find it. – rivermont - Will B. Dec 15 '15 at 18:08

You can't obtain Mob Spawners in Vanilla Survival.

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    As a sidenote, most servers sell them for in-server prices. – Ave Dec 15 '15 at 15:12

No you cannot get mob spawners. You can only use cheats to get them. I tried mining them with a Silk Touch Pickaxe, but nothing dropped.

If using cheats, type in /give (username here) minecraft:mob_spawner then get a spawn egg and activate it with it and I should summon the creature depending on which spawn egg you choose. Like a skeleton egg for example, will help the spawner spawn skeletons.

There is no way to do this in Vanilla Survival Minecraft. You need mods for this.


In 1.15.2 I tried mining it with iron pick with Looting III and Silk Touch I and it workt i made a blaze stick generator with help of that on survival!

  • This is just wrong. Silk touch doesn't work on spawners. See this video for evidence. – Corsaka Apr 24 '20 at 13:10

You can't unless you use mods.

  • I already answered the question with same answer (vanilla = no mods). Also the answer is wrong. You can get them if you are on Creative mode. We don't allow duplicate answers here. – Ave Dec 15 '15 at 15:12

You can use a pickaxe, but it has to be very special You need a pickaxe with "Looting III, Efficiency V, Silk Touch I, and Unbreaking III" preferably diamond.

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