Mob Scarecrows Mod

Mob Scarecrows adds some new Plushies, Statues, and Scarecrows into Minecraft. They can be used to either scare hostile mobs away or attract them to an area, making them great for setting up mob farms.

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The main item provided by this mod is a regular Mob Scarecrow. To craft it, place 2 Sticks, 1 Hay Bale, 1 Fence, and 1 Carved Pumpkin on a Crafting Table. Use the image below as a reference.

Scarecrow Recipe
Scarecrow Recipe

When a Mob Scarecrow is placed down, any hostile mobs within 8 blocks of it will run away in fear. So setting them up around Villages can ensure that Zombies and Creepers don’t attack. Although it doesn’t work on Pillagers, so don’t expect it to stop Raids.

By default, mobs within an 8-block radius will be scared, and they will flee that radius. However you can change this value in-game, provided you have cheats enabled, or the correct permissions. Execute the command /gamerule mobScarecrowRadius 0-100, but change the number to a value of your choosing.

Statues & Plushies

Alternatively, players can craft a Statue or Plushie. These both do the same thing, there are only cosmetic differences between them. They’ll make pretty cute decorations for your world too.

Wolf Plushie Recipe
Wolf Plushie Recipe

Instead of scaring all hostile mobs away, each Statue/Plushie will scare a certain type of mob. There are Statues and Plushies available for Cats, Wolves, Iron Golems, Pigeons, Snow Golems, Axolotls, Villagers, Pillagers, Copper Golems, Zombified Piglins, Golden Pigs, Rabbits, Steves, Chickens, Zombies, and Piglins.

Like the Scarecrow, these need to be placed down. Each one scares away a different creature, like Spiders, Creepers, and Skeletons. Though if you want to keep everything hostile away, stick with the standard Mob Scarecrow shown above.

Mob Scarecrows Mod Download

1.12.2No Release
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1.17.1No Release

The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Mob Scarecrows Mod. Specifically, they direct you to the download for your chosen version of Minecraft. Learn more about why you should only download files from CurseForge.

How to Install

If you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
  1. Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
  2. Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
  3. Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.