Minecraft already has a decent collection of creatures to combat, but it lacks difficulty for even moderately experienced players. DestroyerofBiomes123 feels the same way, and decided to fix this problem in his premier mod. Its title, Destroyer Mod, refers to the new race of enemies it introduces – the Destroyers.
Before getting into the guts of this mod, it is important to note that it is still in its early stages. As such, content is being added and updated regularly. The most notable incomplete feature is the aesthetic – textures for the Destroyers are basic. At the time of this post, the mod has been listed as 45% complete.
These new mobs are the stars of the show – they are significantly more dangerous than vanilla mobs and may be difficult (if not impossible) to take on alone.
There are six types of Destroyers, each with different abilities and habits:
The most basic Destroyer, this enemy is overall stronger in every way. They spawn in most biomes and crush players by adding the weaken and poison debuff to their attacks.
Similar to the Destroyer, the Rock Beast has increased stats and spawns in most locations. Its special ability is spawning Silverfish regularly, which can result in the player being overwhelmed quickly.
Mega Destroyers are considered boss mobs. Similarly to the Creeper, this boss will explode if it comes in contact with a player. Aside from dealing massive damage, it also inflicts poison. These mobs only spawn in the “Destroyed” biome, new to this mod.
Possibly one of the deadliest Destroyers, this mob is exceptionally strong. It can be encountered in the Destroyed biome or the Nether. Don’t get caught off guard!
As a mob that only spawns in the Nether, it is only appropriate that this Destroyer spawns Blazes to aid it in combat when it engages a player.
Flame Destroyer Overseer
Finally, this boss mob does not appear naturally. It must be summoned with a new item, the Flame Destroyer Overseer Summoner. It is extremely tough and summons Blazes periodically, so running away is not an option.
Defeating each mob yields a reward of some kind, most of which are used in one of the mod’s new recipes. While the focus of the mod is new and challenging foes, items such as the Summoner Staff (which summons wolves and golems) and the Flame Destroyer Sword (which gives the wielder a shield of fire and deals massive damage).
How to install Destroyer Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Destroyer Mod
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
If you have any epic tales to recount of battling the Destroyers, comment below and share them!