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Skeletons are hostile mobs found in dark places, and at night. They are the same height as the player and have a unique behavior of shooting arrows at their targets using their bows. At day time, skeletons will catch on fire and take damage if they are under the sunlight.
If a skeleton gets close enough to the player, it will start following them around. They will also attempt to shoot arrows at the player at regular intervals. They usually have good aim, but good maneuvering can help avoid their attacks. They walk a bit faster than zombies and they have 20 health points (10 hearts). When killed, they drop 0-2 arrow and 0-2 bones.
As with zombies, when skeletons come in contact with light from the sun, they will catch on fire and take damage. Waiting until the morning to hunt for skeletons can be a good tactic because they will already be taking damage from the sun.
||Slay a Skeleton.
||Kill a skeleton.
- Occasionally, some of the arrows that the skeleton shoots can pass through blocks.
- 1.28: Skeletons seem to be very inaccurate compared to previous versions, and can even hit itself if the player is really close.
- They hit themselves if they move and shoot
A skeleton taking damage from the sun
A skeleton shooting arrows at the player