As you can see in the photo below, I have been shot be a skeleton multiple times.

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How long does it take for these arrows to disappear? Is it the regular arrow despawn time of approximate 2 minutes?


I did a bit of testing, and it appears that the arrow consistently disappears at 580 ticks (29 seconds), which is lower than a normal arrow's despawn time of 2 minutes.

Player at ticks 579 and 580

This does not appear to be affected by the difficulty setting, or the source of the arrow (player, skeleton, dispenser).

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  • Was this in Minecraft 1.9? Also thank you for the testing! – techydesigner Jun 12 '16 at 10:56
  • @techydesigner Minecraft 1.10. – SirBenet Jun 12 '16 at 10:57

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