I'm trying to make a command that makes every shulker always drop 2 shells but I can't get the command to work. I made all shulkers wear on the head shells but for some reason even though they have them on the head and the drop is 100% drop they don't drop the shells. I tried with zombies too, I gave them glass on the head but same thing anyone know how to make the shulkers drop 2 shells?

Here's the command I'm using:

/replaceitem entity @e[type=Shulker] slot.armor.head minecraft:shulker_shell 2 0 {ArmorDropChances:[0.085F,0.085F,0.085F,1.0F]}
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    Could you paste the command you're trying that isn't working?
    – SirBenet
    Nov 21, 2016 at 20:02
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    /replaceitem entity @e[type=Shulker] slot.armor.head minecraft:shulker_shell 2 0 {ArmorDropChances:[0.085F,0.085F,0.085F,1.0F]} the idea is that since the shulker has thos 2 shells always will drop 2 shells and some times 3 because shulkers drop 1 shell some times i heard in a video in hermitcraft that xisuma made shulkers always drop 2 shells with the loot table i tryed tto find someone that showed this methode but i didn't find anything
    – Alex
    Nov 21, 2016 at 22:48

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The NBT data for /replaceitem is what should be applied to the item, not the entity. The item will instead have a custom ArmorDropChances tag that doesn't do anything.

You'll instead need to use /entitydata on the shulkers, where you can also change their equipment directly. The following will modify a shulker's data a single time:

/entitydata @e[type=Shulker,tag=!processed] {ArmorItems:[{},{},{},{id:"minecraft:shulker_shell",Count:2b}],ArmorDropChances:[0.085F,0.085F,0.085F,1.0F]}
/scoreboard players tag @e[type=Shulker,tag=!processed] add processed

Or if you do not have any other scoreboard tags on the shulkers, you can use a single command (which will delete all other tags):

/entitydata @e[type=Shulker,tag=!processed] {ArmorItems:[{},{},{},{id:"minecraft:shulker_shell",Count:2b}],ArmorDropChances:[0.085F,0.085F,0.085F,1.0F],Tags:["processed"]}
  • thanks skylinerw i tested the command and now all shulkers drop the 2 shells thanks a lot
    – Alex
    Nov 22, 2016 at 23:32

I haven't tested this myself, but you could make a test for/scoreboard to check if a Shulker's health is zero, then kill all items near it (r=1)? Next, summon in 2 shells there.

  • i am not very good with commands and i don't know how to make this but it's a good idea it might work
    – Alex
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:47
  • This will not work because you cannot target dead entities (i.e. when their health is zero).
    – Skylinerw
    Nov 22, 2016 at 10:11
  • @Skylinerw Oh, I thought that would work because I had done that with plugins and it would work fine. Since both plugins and command blocks are server side, I thought they would reference the same entity type. 😕 Nov 22, 2016 at 14:49

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