Is there a way I can increase an entity's health to make it similar to a boss battle without using command blocks etc.?

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    Feb 5, 2017 at 15:29

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No. You can only increase an entity's health in vanilla using command blocks.

You can however hit them with a resistance potion. Which makes them more resistant to damage. Basically it has the same amount of health but damage is reduced

  • Thank you for helping! I think that this mostly solves my problem, if anyone else though comes up with a way, I'll look at it. But if not, this will be marked!
    – Sbss1111
    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:13
  • Not a problem. Have a nice day!
    – MadMrCrazy
    Feb 8, 2017 at 13:06

I think there is a way to fix this problem.

I've been playing around with boss fights and battles, and at the moment I'm working on a project myself

Here is a command that will summon a zombie that won't burn in the light and it will have 100 health and a diamond sword (Copy and paste this into the chat):

/summon minecraft:zombie ~ ~1 ~ {CanPickUpLoot:0b,Health:100,Attributes:[{Name:"generic.maxHealth",Base:100}],IsBaby:0,HandItems:[{id:"minecraft:diamond_sword",Count:1},{}],ArmorItems:[{},{},{},{id:"minecraft:stone_button",Count:1}]}

I could add more stuff to it like the boss will glow, it will have a custom name at the top of it's head like The Boss!!! and it could have an enchanted sword and when you kill him he drops the sword. I could also add a whole lot more but you would have to use only one command block.

if you don't know how to get a command block then you just do this:

/give@p minecraft:command_block

That will give the nearest player a command block, or if in a single player world or if your the only one in it, it'll give you the command block.

  • The question says "without using command blocks"
    – pppery
    Jul 14, 2019 at 20:14
 /summon Zombie:Name(1)"Boss Zombie"-[id:diamond_sword{inhand(Left)}][id:bow{inhand(Right)}],"SummonTrueMob"[Zombie=Half,Skeleton=Half:zombieHead,skeletonArm2+1{Bass:Raksol},"Rest=[Creeper]"BigSummon=True
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    It would be helpful if you explained what this does.
    – Vemonus
    Feb 6, 2017 at 13:15
  • Didn't work out for me.
    – Sbss1111
    Feb 6, 2017 at 23:38

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