You may often see silverfish in Minecraft. What do you think about this mob? Is it cute, annoying or scarry? Well, whatever your opinion is, as a Minecraft player, it is important for you to know about this mob including about drops of this mob.
In Minecraft, silverfish are small and bug-like hostile mobs. They are able to be found in strongholds, igloo basements, and mountains. They have silver skin, black eyes, and also hide in monster eggs.They are the fifth smallest mobs in Minecraft, after the baby turtle, the baby bee, normal pufferfish and the endermite. They have height which is less than that of a slab.
How about their spawning? Silverfish are able to spawn from silverfish blocks and monster spawners. Albeit rarely, they are also able to spawn, underground in extreme hills biomes, inside of certain blocks. In the former case, they are only able to spawn in light level 11 or lower, except on top of stone blocks, where they are able to spawn at any light level. In addition, they are not able to spawn within a five-block distance of any player.
Do you know about their behavior? Silverfish are able to call other silverfish in the area upon being hit. These silverfish are able to see through walls and pathfind until they reach the player. If they are attacked, they may awaken nearby silverfish within a 21x11x21 block area. This may lead to a terrifying swarm if there are enough in the vicinity where they reflect the same behavior of zombie pigmen and hostile wolves. If there are uncontrolled swarms, they are able to quickly destroy dozens of stone bricks within a Stronghold. After a player moves a short distance, they scurry away.
Silverfish are able to cause damage to a player. It will happen when a silverfish is touching a player and a change of the Y-coordinate (elevation) of either a player or silverfish occurs. It can easily kill a player. It permits the silverfish to be able to damage a player again when a player is coming back down from the initial “damage hop”.
Because of their behaviour, it is better for you to avoid conflicts with these mobs since they will generate a massive swarm and it will be able to overwhelm a player who is inexperienced, unequipped and unprepared. However, if you want to challenge them, you are able to wear armor. Also, Melee weapons are also advised because silverfish are the smallest mob which naturally spawn.
Now, how about their drops? In Minecraft, drops are items which appear when mobs and some other entities die. Or, drops appear when most kinds of blocks are broken. There are two types of drops including Common Drops and Rare Drops. According to Minecraft Gamepedia, silverfish do not have drops other than 5 Exp when they are killed by a player or tamed wolf. This truth is also emphasized in the Minecraft Computer Wiki site that this mob drops no reward for killing them aside from experience.