I am trying to kill for example a dragon head (as a "dropped item") only not all items with /kill so I want to know how to specify what type of item I want to kill without using /scoreboard

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    "without using /scoreboard" - why do you want to avoid using scoreboard? – SirBenet Mar 22 '17 at 12:36
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    Since the kill command doesn't accept an NBT tag argument, it is not possible to select a particular kind of item entity to kill without using a scoreboard. – Unionhawk Mar 22 '17 at 13:00
  • If you find using /scoreboard too complicated, I can make a tutorial explaining exactly what to do. – Reflexive Mar 22 '17 at 13:43
  • it is easy but it stacks and I want it for stuff that only is necessary for it, like complicated stuff, but to kill a single item I must make a scoreboard for it... – Mohannad El-Nesr Mar 22 '17 at 15:09
  • This is another example of a "wirthout using scoreboard" question that Minecraft 1.13 made into a duplicate by removing the need to use the scoreboard when doing the thing efficiently in the first place (see my answer to the possible duplicate) – pppery Jul 11 '19 at 17:44

You can't. It just doesn't work. It's like saying you're trying to make a functioning (insert redstone circuit here) without turning it on.

  • that makes no sense, there is a way. – Mohannad El-Nesr Jan 11 '18 at 10:19

If it's an item thrown on the ground, you can use the kill entity command here

/kill @e[type="item"]

Insert the item ID of the item you are trying to kill in the "item" spot without quotation marks

This will kill all entities with the item id entered so be careful you don't mess something up.

  • This does not work; the type of all dropped item entities is always minecraft:item. You cannot put stone or stick in there, for example. – SirBenet Mar 23 '17 at 17:03
  • exactly, it doesn't work, check before posting – Mohannad El-Nesr Mar 24 '17 at 13:17

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