How to Get Player Skulls in Minecraft

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You may often see other players who have other player skulls. But, how can they do that? Well, actually, you are able to do that by using command. In this article, we will show you how to get player skulls in Minecraft. But first, let’s find out some information about the skull or head in Minecraft.

Skulls or heads in Minecraft are decorative blocks. These things were added in 1.4.2, The Pretty Scary Update. You are able to use skulls or heads to put them in the world. Besides, skulls or heads are also able to be worn by any humanoid mob or player as a helmet even though these skulls do not give protection.


Do you want to get a player skull in Minecraft? You are able to follow the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do to get a player skull is to type in this command: /give <your username> minecraft:command_block.
  • Then, in the command block interface, you have to type the command: /give @p minecraft:skull 1 3 {SkullOwner:<username>}

Because this command is sensitive, you have to pay attention to where the capital letters are.

  • In this step, you have to add some form of power preferably something toggleable like a button.
  • Finally, you are done. You are able to turn on your choice of power and enjoy it.

You can put these skulls like you could a normal one and you are able to get any user’s skull.

How many skulls or heads in Minecraft? There are six different skulls that you are able to gain in Minecraft. Those are Creeper, Skeleton, Wither skeleton, Zombie, Ender Dragon and player skull. If you want to get The Wither skeleton skull, you need to kill Wither skeletons and as of 1.8, the creeper, skeleton and zombie skulls may be able to be gotten by killing the respective mob with a charged creeper explosion.

How to get the dragon skull? You are able to get it by getting into the Outer End and then you have to break the skull on an End ship which is able to be found beside some End cities.

Talking about heads or skulls in Minecraft, there are trivia that you need to know about it. Here are some of the trivia.

  • You are able to use skulls as helmets but they will not provide protection. However, they have the detection range of the corresponding mob.
  • The Steve skull is the only skull which does not change in texture packs.
  • Dispensers are able to put mob skulls onto players the same as how they can put armor onto players.
  • If water or lava touches a skull, or if a piston pushes it, the skull will be able to turn into an item.
  • Skulls are able to be put in sixteen different directions. However, they are not able to face upwards or downwards.
  • If a player wants to unlock the achievement Camouflage, you have to wear the skull of a mob while killing the similar mob.
  • You are able to use Wither skeleton skulls and creeper skulls with a banner to make certain designs. The wither skeleton skull will create a Skull and Crossbones icon, while the creeper skull will create a creeper face. These icons are arranged in the middle of the banner.

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