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I have a really simple grinder set up in my base. Mobs fall about 30 blocks on top of a hopper, which feeds to another hopper and finally to a chest.

But I'm not getting any bows from the skeletons! Any ideas why?


Bows only drop when the skeleton is killed by the player.

Your mob grinder kills them by fall damage, so the bows would not drop.

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    Note that if the mobs fall 22 blocks, they will be left with half a heart and you can kill each one with one punch. Then you have a chance to get bows as well as XP. – FlyingPiMonster Dec 19 '15 at 14:41

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