On a vanilla minecraft server I play on there are a lot of different custom mobs and corresponding custom spawners. I'd like to make a list of the stats for each mob, but this is difficult to obtain - getting killed by one only shows me their weapon and clientside health bar mods only give a vague indication of armor points at best.

Is there a way to obtain more detailed information from an entity (or spawner) on a server from clientside only? I'm mainly interested in exact gear stats and active potion effects, though I'd also like riding entity stats (since some mobs have splash potions riding them that drop when they die, or have mounts)

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You can press F3+I while looking at an entity to copy its data. If you have command access, this will give you the summon command for the entity, with all its NBT data (be careful when summoning duplicate entities with the same UUID). But if you don't have command access, this only gives you its type and exact position.

If you want more information, then you would need to use a custom client. I don't know any that directly shows all information about an entity, but for example there is a "world downloader" mod that allows you to create a local copy of a server. That should include all the information your client can get about a world.

(Also note that Tags and Passengers in NBT work weirdly, so you might get different results depending on what you use to get that information.)

  • F3+i indeed didn't give me enough info, but I've used clientside mods before that show mob health and armor points, so I know it's possible to get more info. All-out world downloaders are unfortunately against the rules, due to the unique builds. I'm looking for an inbetween solution if one exists.
    – sjasogun
    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:25
  • Then it's just not possible with Vanilla. If you're looking for an existing mod, that's a software recommendation (off-topic here, on-topic on softwarerecsSE), if you're looking for a way to write such a mod, it's off-topic here and on-topic on gamedevSE. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:20
  • Yeah, figured as much, but worth a shot to ask here first. Thanks for the help!
    – sjasogun
    Mar 12, 2020 at 13:02

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