I'm making horror map. And i got some problems.

I need that when a player takes damage from a specific mob, a block is placed. This block will start another system. For example: if player have damage from zombie, iron block placing in some place. If player have damage from skeleton, redstone block placing in some place. I hope you help me. And sorry for my bad english.

  • I would recommend updating to 1.14, as the commands have changed and help will be hard to find. Commented Oct 14, 2019 at 2:37

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This can be done with advancements. You can have an advancement trigger of type entity_hurt_player (archive) and in its damage.source_entity.type condition check for the entity type, like skeleton. The example given in the wiki even does this:

{ "criteria": { "example": { "trigger": "minecraft:entity_hurt_player", "conditions": { "damage": { "source_entity": { "type": "skeleton", "direct_entity": { "type": "arrow" } }, "taken": { "min": 4.0 } } } } } }

Then you just need to use a function as reward that places a block, it will automatically be executed as the player and at the position of the player.

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