So, i set up the scoreboard with criteria minecraft.custom:minecraft.damage_dealt_absorbed and set it to my sidebar. Then, I hit my friend that have absorption effect active on him. I expected the score to go up but nothing actually happens. Is it a bug or did I do something wrong? Besides, how can I detect when a player with absorption effect takes damage.

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    Which game are you playing, MCJava, MCBE, MCCE, …? Commented May 18, 2020 at 16:27
  • im playing java edition.
    – Blue
    Commented May 19, 2020 at 0:03

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It does appear that this is due to a bug.

I don't know if there's an alternative, but it may be possible to run a function, when a player takes any kind of damage, and then check if the player has absorbtion.

  • but the things is as long as the player has an absroption effect, the game does not count the player receives any damage.
    – Blue
    Commented May 19, 2020 at 0:05

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