I have been working on this for hours, but everything hasn't worked. I am making a minion that shoots health arrows, and heals you. However, if your health is extremely low and it shoots you, your health goes below 0 before you get healed. Also, if you are on a tall structure and it shoots you, you will get knocked off and die. Here is the command so far:

/give @p minecraft:spawn_egg 1 0 {display:{Name:"Spawn Moustaches Minion"},EntityTag:{id:"minecraft:skeleton",CustomName:"Moustaches Minion",CustomNameVisible:1,IsVillager:0,IsBaby:0,HandItems:[{id:"minecraft:bow",Count:1},{id:"minecraft:tipped_arrow",Count:32b,tag:{Potion:"minecraft:strong_healing"}}],ArmorItems:[{id:"minecraft:diamond_boots",Count:1b,tag:{ench:[{id:0,lvl:3}]}},{id:"minecraft:diamond_leggings",Count:1b,tag:{ench:[{id:0,lvl:3}]}},{id:"minecraft:diamond_chestplate",Count:1b,tag:{ench:[{id:0,lvl:3}]}},{id:"minecraft:skull",Damage:3,Count:1b,tag:{display:{Name:"Moustaches Minion"},SkullOwner:"moustacheswin"}}],ArmorDropChances:[0.085F,0.085F,0.085F,1.0F],Attributes:[{Name:skeleton.spawnReinforcements,Base:1.0F}]}}
  • So you are looking for a combination of bow and arrow that delivers no damage or knockback. I am not aware of anyway to eliminate knockback that way. You might be able to use CustomPotionEffects with instant health to work around the damage dealt, but I have not tested that.
    – IronAnvil
    Jun 30, 2018 at 19:36
  • Is "minecraft:strong_healing" a real tag? Have you tried something other than shooting? Jul 2, 2018 at 8:27

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With a bow, the power level adds a fixed amount of dmg (2 i think and then each level gives an extra half heart - so a bow with level 9 power does 7 dmg.

According to the thread at the end, in at least some prior versions, enchantments with levels at 32768 or higher would be level -1 and beyond enchantments, so if you put the level at around 32800 you should start getting a mildly 'negative' damage arrow. I can't say that negative damage is going to amount to healing, but if you got the arrow to at least zero damage then you would have what you are after.

Negative enchantments

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