Minions are a fundamental part of Hypixel SkyBlock. They allow the player to earn resources even while offline. A Minion generates resources from the center of a 5x5 Area by default and generates different materials depending on its type. They cannot be sold or added to the Auction House, but they can be traded. Minions can also be upgraded, up to tier XI, with each tier increasing either minion capacity or action time. Players will have a Tier I Cobblestone minion on their starter island when they first spawn.

Minions can be crafted into higher tiers which increases their collection speed and its maximum storage size, with tier XI being the highest tier. Tiered minions can be distinguished by their colored patch on their heads, with light green patches being tier II-IV, purple patches being tier V-VII, orange patches being tier VII-X, and cyan patches being tier XI. Also, there is a quick crafting diamond, so that the owner does not need to manually craft the next tier.

Initially, the player can only place five minions. Furthermore, you can gain an additional 5 minion slots through Profile Upgrades and 19 minion slots by crafting various unique minion tiers. This means players can have a total of 29 minion slots. (see increasing minion capacity).

Minion UI Slots

Cobblestone Minion I
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngIdeal LayoutCobblestone Minion INext TierBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.png
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngMinion Skin SlotBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.png
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngFuelBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngStorage unlocked at tier IIStorage unlocked at tier IIStorage unlocked at tier IVStorage unlocked at tier IVBlack Stained Glass Pane.png
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngAutomated ShippingBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngStorage unlocked at tier IVStorage unlocked at tier VIStorage unlocked at tier VIStorage unlocked at tier VIStorage unlocked at tier VIIIBlack Stained Glass Pane.png
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngUpgrade SlotBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngStorage unlocked at tier VIIIStorage unlocked at tier VIIIStorage unlocked at tier XStorage unlocked at tier XStorage unlocked at tier XBlack Stained Glass Pane.png
Black Stained Glass Pane.pngUpgrade SlotBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngCollect AllBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngQuick-Upgrade MinionBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngBlack Stained Glass Pane.pngPickup Minion

Cobblestone Minion I Menu

Minions have four types of slots:

  • Minion Skins (Green, 1 Slot) - These are purely cosmetic.
  • Fuel (Red, 1 Slot) - Increases minion production speed. Most will only have limited usage and will destroy itself when used up. The exceptions are the Enchanted Lava Bucket and the Solar Panel. Both power up the minion indefinitely, but the latter works only in daylight.
  • Automated Shipping (Blue, 1 Slot) - Minions will automatically sell generated items once its inventory and Minion Storage Chest (if used) are full. This can be utilized for low-effort minion setups which rely on high NPC sell-value, or minion setups aimed at long times away from the game
  • Upgrades (Yellow, 2 Slots) - Unlike the other slots, both upgrade slots have a variety of different functions they can supply, although some upgrades are exclusive to certain minions.

Some items placed nearby can also have effects:

  • Extra Storage - There is no slot for this, as it is placed directly to the side of the minion. It acts as a chest that a minion can put more of its produced resources in.
  • Crystals - There is no slot for this, as it is placed on the player's Private Island to enhance certain types of minions.

Minion Fuel

Minion Fuel increases the speed of the minion, in turn decreasing the time between actions of a minion. For exact time decrease percentages, see Minion Fuel § Calculations.

Icon Fuel Fuel Time (hours) Minion Efficiency Notes Collection
Coal Coal 0.5 +5%
Block of Coal Block of Coal 5 +5%
Enchanted Bread Enchanted Bread 12 +5%
Wheat V
Enchanted Coal Enchanted Coal 24 +10%
Coal IV
Enchanted Charcoal Enchanted Charcoal 36 +20%
Coal V
Solar Panel Solar Panel Infinite (During the day only) +25% Able to be picked up once placed in a minion Quartz IX
Enchanted Lava Bucket Enchanted Lava Bucket Infinite +25% Able to be picked up once placed in a minion Coal VIII
Magma Bucket Magma Bucket Infinite +30% Able to be picked up once placed in a minion
Plasma Bucket Plasma Bucket Infinite +35% Able to be picked up once placed in a minion
Hamster Wheel Hamster Wheel 24 +50%
Sven Packmaster drop
Foul Flesh Foul Flesh 5 +90%
Revenant Horror drop
Catalyst Catalyst 3 x3 It doesn't decrease the time between actions but triples the output items. This means that technically the Catalyst increases Minion speed by +200%. Endstone VIII
Hyper Catalyst 6 x4 Functions similarly to Catalysts but quadruples output and doubles work time.

Automated Shipping

Name Effect Collection
Budget Hopper Sells resources when the minion's storage is full for 50% of its selling price. Iron Ingot V
Enchanted Hopper Sells resources when the minion's storage is full for 90% of its selling price. Iron Ingot IX

Upgrades

Name Exclusive Minion
Type
Effect Collection
Auto Smelter Various Automatically smelts anything that the minion produces. Cobblestone III
Compactor Various Compacts items to their block forms.

Example:

9 Iron > Block of Iron

4 Glowstone Dust > Glowstone

Cobblestone
V
Super
Compactor 3000
Any Compacts items to their enchanted forms. (as well as second-tier enchanted items when there are enough resources)

Example:

160 Iron > Enchanted Iron

192 Enchanted Glowstone Dust > Enchanted Glowstone

Cobblestone IX
Diamond Spreading Any Occasionally collects a Diamond in addition to regular resources. (does not interfere with minion speed) Diamond VI
Minion Expander Any Increases the minion range by one block (7x7 Area, 1 block each side) and increases minion speed by 5%.

(Placing two in the same minion will cause the effects to stack and will result in a minion range of 9x9.)

Quartz V
Enchanted Egg Chicken Guarantees that each chicken will drop an egg after they spawn. Raw Chicken V
Flint Shovel Gravel Guarantees that a Gravel Minion will receive flint upon harvest. Gravel II
Flycatcher Any Increases the speed of your minion by 20% Spider Slayer LVL 6

Minion Skins

Minion Skins are cosmetic overrides to a specific minion's appearance. It does not affect performance.

Some examples include the Santa minion skin and the Gingerbread minion skin.

Minion Storage

Minion chests can be placed on any side of a minion (but not above), and once their inventory is full, items will be placed into the chest instead. Chests will be used before "automated shipping" items.

Name Effect Collection Recipe
Small Storage Increases the minion's storage by 3 slots. Oak Wood IV 64 oak logs
Medium Storage Increases the minion's storage by 9 slots. Oak Wood VII 8 enchanted oak logs, small storage
Large Storage Increases the minion's storage by 15 slots Oak Wood IX 256 enchanted oak logs, medium storage
X-Large Storage Increases the minion's storage by 21 slots N/A Large Storage, Minion Storage X-pender
XX-Large Storage Increases the minion's storage by 27 slots N/A X-Large Storage, Minion Storage X-pender

Minion Crystals

Other minion items

  • Minion Chair - Purely cosmetic. Counts as a furniture item. Minions placed on it will not work, but will also not count towards the minion total. Cannot place a minion skin on minions sitting in the chair.

Crafted Minions


Minion List

Icon Minion Resources Generated Type Cooldown Auto Smelter Compactor Super Compactor 3000 Super Compactor 3000 + Compactor Collection / Obtaining
Tier I Tier XI Auto Smelter Compactor Super Compactor 3000 CompactorSuper Compactor 3000
Wheat Minion I Wheat WheatSeeds
Golden Hoe.png
Farming
15s 8s
Hay Bale Enchanted SeedsEnchanted Bread Enchanted SeedsEnchanted Hay Bale Wheat I
Carrot Minion I Carrot Carrot 20s 10s
Enchanted Carrot
Carrot I
Potato Minion I Potato Potato 20s 10s
Enchanted Potato
Potato I
Pumpkin Minion I Pumpkin Pumpkin 32s 16s
Enchanted Pumpkin
Pumpkin I
Melon Minion I Melon Melon 24s 13s
Melon Enchanted Melon Enchanted Melon Melon I
Mushroom Minion I Mushroom Red MushroomBrown Mushroom 30s 16s
Enchanted Red MushroomEnchanted Brown Mushroom
Mushroom I
Cocoa Beans Minion I Cocoa Beans Cocoa Beans 27s 15s
Enchanted Cocoa Bean
Cocoa Beans I
Cactus Minion I Cactus Cactus 27s 15s Cactus Green
Enchanted Cactus Green
Cactus I
Sugar Cane Minion I Sugar Cane Sugar Cane 22s 12s
Enchanted Sugar
Sugar Cane I
Cow Minion I Cow Raw BeefLeather 26s 13s
Enchanted Raw BeefEnchanted Leather
Leather I
Pig Minion I Pig Raw Porkchop 26s 13s
Enchanted Pork
Raw Porkchop I
Chicken Minion I Chicken Raw ChickenFeather 26s 15s
Enchanted Raw ChickenEnchanted Feather
Raw Chicken I
Sheep Minion I Sheep MuttonWhite Wool 24s 12s
Enchanted MuttonEnchanted Wool
Raw Mutton I
Rabbit Minion I Rabbit Raw RabbitRabbit's FootRabbit Hide 26s 13s
Enchanted Raw RabbitEnchanted Rabbit Foot

Enchanted Rabbit Hide

Raw Rabbit I
Nether Wart Minion I Nether Wart Nether Wart 50s 32s
Enchanted Nether Wart
Nether Wart I
Cobblestone Minion I Cobblestone Cobblestone
Stone Pickaxe.png
Mining
14s 7s Stone
Enchanted Cobblestone
Cobblestone I
Coal Minion I Coal Coal 15s 7s
Block of Coal Enchanted Coal Enchanted Coal Coal I
Iron Minion I Iron Iron Ore 17s 8s Iron Ingot Block of Iron Enchanted Iron
Iron Ingot I
Gold Minion I Gold Gold Ore 22s 11s Gold Ingot Block of Gold Enchanted Gold
Gold Ingot I
Diamond Minion I Diamond Diamond 29s 15s
Block of Diamond Enchanted Diamond Enchanted Diamond Diamond I
Lapis Minion I Lapis Lapis Lazuli 29s 18s
Lapis Lazuli Block Enchanted Lapis Lazuli Enchanted Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli I
Emerald Minion I Emerald Emerald 28s 14s
Block of Emerald Enchanted Emerald Enchanted Emerald Emerald I
Redstone Minion I Redstone Redstone 29s 18s
Block of Redstone Enchanted Redstone Enchanted Redstone Redstone I
Quartz Minion I Quartz Nether Quartz 22.5s 11.5s
Block of Quartz Enchanted Quartz Enchanted Quartz Nether Quartz I
Obsidian Minion I Obsidian Obsidian 45s 24s
Enchanted Obsidian
Obsidian I
Glowstone Minion I Glowstone Glowstone Dust 25s 13s
Glowstone Enchanted Glowstone Dust Enchanted Glowstone Dust Glowstone Dust I
Gravel Minion I Gravel Gravel 26s 13s
Gravel I
Ice Minion I Ice Ice 14s 7s
Packed Ice Enchanted Ice Enchanted Ice Ice I
Sand Minion I Sand Sand 26s 13s Glass
Enchanted Sand
Sand I
End Stone Minion I End Stone End Stone 26s 13s
Enchanted End Stone
End Stone I
Clay Minion I Clay Clay 32s 16s Brick Clay Enchanted Clay
Clay I
Zombie Minion I Zombie Rotten FleshPoisonous Potato
Stone Sword.png
Combat
26s 13s
Enchanted Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh I
Skeleton Minion I Skeleton Bone 26s 13s
Enchanted Bone
Bone I
Spider Minion I Spider StringSpider Eye 26s 13s
Enchanted StringEnchanted Spider Eye
String I
Cave Spider Minion I Cave Spider Spider EyeString 26s 13s
Enchanted Spider EyeEnchanted String
Spider Eye I
Creeper Minion I Creeper Gunpowder 27s 14s
Enchanted Gunpowder
Gunpowder I
Enderman Minion I Enderman Ender Pearl 32s 18s
Enchanted Ender Pearl
Ender Pearl I
Ghast Minion I Ghast Ghast Tear 50s 32s
Enchanted Ghast Tear
Ghast Tear I
Slime Minion I Slime Slimeball 26s 12s
Slime Block Enchanted Slimeball
Slimeball I
Blaze Minion I Blaze Blaze Rod 33s 16.5s
Enchanted Blaze Powder
Blaze Rod I
Magma Cube Minion I Magma Cube Magma Cream 32s 18s
Enchanted Magma Cream
Magma Cream I
Revenant Minion I Revenant Rotten FleshDiamond
Maddox Batphone.png
Slayer
29s 10s
Enchanted Rotten FleshEnchanted Diamond Enchanted Rotten FleshEnchanted Diamond Zombie Slayer LVL 5
Tarantula Minion I Tarantula StringSpider Eye
Iron Ingot
29s 10s
Enchanted StringEnchanted Spider Eye

Enchanted Iron

Enchanted StringEnchanted Spider Eye

Enchanted Iron Block

Spider Slayer LVL 5
Oak Minion I Oak Oak Wood
Jungle Sapling.png
Foraging
48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Oak Wood
Oak Wood I
Spruce Minion I Spruce Spruce Wood 48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Spruce Wood
Spruce Wood I
Birch Minion I Birch Birch Wood 48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Birch Wood
Birch Wood I
Dark Oak Minion I Dark Oak Dark Oak Wood 48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Dark Oak Wood
Dark Oak Wood I
Acacia Minion I Acacia Acacia Wood 48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Acacia Wood
Acacia Wood I
Jungle Minion I Jungle Jungle Wood 48s 27s Coal
Enchanted Jungle Wood
Jungle Wood I
Fishing Minion I Fishing Raw Fish
+ Various
Fishing 78s 35s
Enchanted Raw Fish
+ Various
Raw Fish II
Flower Minion I Flower Dandelion Poppy
+ Various
Other 30s 18s
Enchanted Dandelion
Dark Auction
Snow Minion I Snow Snowball 13s 6.5s
Snow Block Enchanted Snow Block
Season of Jerry Gifts

Increasing Minion Capacity

Chart showing the relationship between unique minions and minion slots.

The number of unique minions the player can place on the island increases as they create more unique minions. This includes creating new unique minion types or a higher level Minion of the same type that has already been collected. The table below shows the number of unique minions that can be placed after creating a certain number of unique Minions.

Tier Amount of Placeable Minions Total Unique Minions required for this tier
I 5 0
II 6 5
III 7 15
IV 8 30
V 9 50
VI 10 75
VII 11 100
VIII 12 125
IX 13 150
X 14 175
XI 15 200
XII 16 225
XIII 17 250
XIV 18 275
XV 19 300
XVI 20 350
XVII 21 400
XVIII 22 450
XIX 23 500
XX 24 550
XXI 25 600

Alternatively, the player is also able to obtain up to five more Minion slots via upgrades at the Community Shop.

Profit Table

A more advanced breakdown for profiting off of minion tiers can be seen under this forum post for a link to a google sheet.

This is a table of profits for all minions without any fuel or other bonuses. Prices listed are if sold to the Bazaar (or sold to shop if item cannot be sold on the bazaar).

Bazaar prices are updated every half hour and cached. To confirm the most up-to-date values are displayed, purge / refresh the page.

Note: This table assumes that the player is using a Super Compactor 3000, and thus uses enchanted item prices. The reason for this is most people use one, and there can be a large gap between what the base item is worth and what the enchanted form is worth. Example: 160 Glowstone Dust is worth 1,040 coins while one Enchanted Glowstone Dust is worth only 430.3 coins, a notable decrease.

Note: Lower tiers (tier VII or below) of these minions are not suggested to use as they have many different kinds of items can be produced that lacking the storage or their enchanted (block) form of items' price are decreased a lot.

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Profit per 24 hours
MinionTier 1Tier 5Tier 7Tier 11
Tarantula25,779 coins32,537 coins39,315 coins74,643 coins
Fishing30,738 coins35,422 coins38,265 coins68,383 coins
Rabbit33,328 coins39,261 coins42,809 coins67,129 coins
Revenant19,872 coins25,056 coins30,331 coins57,629 coins
Creeper27,655 coins33,732 coins37,027 coins53,825 coins
Magma Cube29,076 coins33,178 coins37,144 coins51,813 coins
Sheep24,905 coins29,337 coins32,377 coins49,810 coins
Cow25,047 coins28,487 coins31,908 coins48,459 coins
Ghast30,989 coins35,211 coins37,789 coins48,411 coins
Lapis29,567 coins34,298 coins37,281 coins47,637 coins
Coal21,226 coins26,695 coins31,839 coins45,670 coins
Gold22,137 coins27,120 coins30,342 coins44,274 coins
Carrot20,640 coins25,800 coins29,500 coins41,181 coins
Slime18,999 coins22,387 coins25,965 coins41,072 coins
Mushroom21,456 coins24,757 coins27,987 coins40,230 coins
Iron18,848 coins22,929 coins26,742 coins40,113 coins
Jungle22,427 coins25,633 coins28,327 coins39,860 coins
Potato19,816 coins24,770 coins28,305 coins39,658 coins
Obsidian20,982 coins24,084 coins26,879 coins39,307 coins
Gravel18,344 coins21,684 coins25,110 coins36,688 coins
Wheat18,842 coins24,984 coins28,263 coins34,688 coins
Clay16,139 coins18,710 coins21,402 coins32,162 coins
Glowstone16,781 coins20,050 coins22,160 coins31,923 coins
Birch17,465 coins19,928 coins22,107 coins31,244 coins
Melon18,731 coins21,492 coins24,305 coins31,091 coins
Spruce16,720 coins19,117 coins21,108 coins29,672 coins
Cobblestone14,830 coins20,496 coins22,773 coins29,660 coins
Oak16,581 coins18,961 coins20,927 coins29,404 coins
Cocoa Beans15,897 coins18,717 coins20,585 coins28,615 coins
Blaze13,471 coins15,998 coins18,634 coins26,941 coins
Chicken13,187 coins15,564 coins17,143 coins26,373 coins
Cave Spider12,885 coins15,216 coins16,750 coins25,770 coins
Enderman14,158 coins16,190 coins18,127 coins25,188 coins
Snow12,758 coins14,916 coins17,178 coins25,074 coins
Sand12,487 coins14,742 coins17,062 coins24,973 coins
Ice12,163 coins17,054 coins18,948 coins24,325 coins
Diamond11,956 coins13,881 coins15,756 coins23,096 coins
Sugar Cane12,312 coins14,882 coins16,845 coins22,405 coins
Pumpkin11,088 coins13,194 coins14,818 coins22,227 coins
Acacia12,350 coins14,109 coins15,608 coins21,988 coins
Pig10,609 coins12,441 coins13,792 coins21,218 coins
Spider10,234 coins12,067 coins13,313 coins20,428 coins
Quartz10,086 coins12,229 coins14,542 coins20,380 coins
Emerald9,656 coins11,253 coins12,875 coins19,287 coins
Dark Oak10,527 coins12,040 coins13,285 coins18,660 coins
Redstone10,279 coins11,933 coins12,967 coins16,581 coins
Skeleton7,364 coins8,694 coins9,573 coins14,727 coins
Zombie6,644 coins7,847 coins8,637 coins13,287 coins
Nether Wart8,263 coins9,408 coins10,127 coins12,910 coins
Cactus6,822 coins7,984 coins8,706 coins12,280 coins
End Stone4,100 coins4,835 coins5,593 coins8,199 coins
Flower1,440 coins1,662 coins1,800 coins2,400 coins

Mob Spawning Minion Mechanics

A two-dimensional representation of where a mob can spawn around a minion (top block height is based on the height of mob).

The mechanics of mob spawning minions are similar to that of mob spawners in vanilla Minecraft. The "ideal layout" only shows the general spawning area for mobs around a minion. Minions can spawn mobs only within a 5x5 area centered around them, unless they have a Minion Expander upgrade. The vertical range in which they spawn is 6 blocks (3 below, 2 above, and 1 at eye level with the minion). As long as there is a block for them to spawn on and spawning will not cause them to take suffocation damage, they will spawn in accordance with the minion's normal spawning times. Mobs that are wider than 1 block (slimes, magma cubes, ghast,s etc.) are limited by the horizontal range, but will still spawn partially inside nearby walls and possibly escape. If a mob is outside of a minion's range, it will not kill it automatically and collect the loot.

Improving Minion Setup

This section is about improving minion setup and maximizing Efficiency and coins per hour. This section may change slightly due to bazaar prices and updates in the game so it might not be entirely accurate at times.

Best Coins Per Hour Minions

  • After the 0.7.7 Update which limited NPC buying, the best minions really depend on the market. Generally, the best minions to use are (Using them with the upgraded Super Compactor 3000s (SC3Ks) and Diamond Spreading):
    • [Combat] Revenant and Tarantula: It is suggested that the player uses tier IV at most because up to this level is extremely cheap but beyond this level gets very expensive. For the Revenant Minion, use an SC3K and Diamond Spreading, along with a medium storage chest. For the Tarantula Minion, use an SC3K and a Minion Expander (otherwise it fills up to easily) along with a large storage chest to prevent it from filling up. (Note that quite often does the enchanted iron stay in the large chest, leading to perceived low yield.)
    • [Mining] Lapis and Redstone. Generally, these two are the best minions to use for profit with Diamond Spreading and SC3K. Only tier XI has larger profit than slayer Minions; however, this is not recommended as it will take actual years to pay off (refer to below).
    • [Farming] Potato, Cocoa Beans, Wheat or Melons: This is the best farming minion that can benefit from the farming crystal; use in conjunction with the Farming Crystal and a Legendary Rabbit Pet for similar to better profit (while online) than the tier 4 slayer counterparts. This assuming a tier VII setup; anything lower and the slayer minions will be better all the time.
      • Note whilst the enchant replenish happens the CPH of these minions will likely decrease.
    • [Farming] Rabbit, Chicken, Cow and Sheep: These minions are generally good as they drop more than one thing and all drops are worth a modest amount at the Bazaar. These aren't affected by Rabbit Pet; use a Legendary Chicken Pet and an Enchanted Egg if going for chicken minions.
    • [Foraging] Jungle (Spruce): Use a Woodcutting Crystal and Legendary Ocelot Pet (SC3K and Diamond Spreading).
  • The Minions that follow are on par or worse than the ones above, Please use these minions only as a beginner to earn early profit.
    • [Mining] Snow: Because of the guaranteed profit from NPCs, this minion is not better than any of the minions listed above until it reaches tier XI. At this point, it is on par with the others even at NPC price. One upside of this minion is that it is by far the best source of mining XP, a skill otherwise quite hard to level.
    • [Beginners Only] Coal, Iron, Gold (best to worst): Due to compactors being cheap, use an Auto Smelter for iron and gold. For coal, use a Diamond Spreading. If they fill up too fast, refrain from using Diamond Spreading. See Lapis and Redstone above for better profit.
    • [Fishing) Clay: This minion can be used only for fishing exp, see snow for better NPC profit. A high level fishing minion could be used instead.

Refer to the minion details spreadsheet for further details (listed under see also).

Worst Coins Per Hour Minions

These Minions are generally not worth having down and have the use of counting toward only unique minions. This is a shortlist of the minions that make the least money per hour. These minions can still be worth having down for collections in some cases, e.x. emeralds for Personal Bank upgrades, diamonds for Diamond Spreading to be specific.

  • After the 0.7.7 Update which limited NPC buying, the worst minions really depend on the market. Generally, the worst minions to use (have placed down) are:
    • [WORST] Flower: This minion makes a very small amount of money currently as there is no way to put the flowers up on the bazaar. This minion has been one of the worst since introduced (ice was worse at the beginning). This does have a use in the Romero and Juliette quest line but is not recommended to have down (sunflowers can be obtained but are no longer rare at all), and all it is worth is counting toward unique minions and for the quest listed. However, if a player uses multiple of this and gets a stack of Enchanted Dandelions, it can sell for quite well in the Auction House, selling for 1 million to up to 3 million or even higher, however this is mostly farmed using non-minion methods.
    • Pumpkin and Nether Wart: Due to Pumpkin being used extensively to level up the Farming skill, this minion is just not worth having down at all. Nether Wart can be largely farmed automatically without the minions, making the minion useless (except for collection and unique minions). Nether Wart minion is nice if the player is manually farming for the potion affinity artifact.
    • Emerald: Emeralds are largely useless except for powering up Emerald Armor. However, the personal bank requires emerald collection progress, and several emerald minions are the only way to upgrade the personal bank.
    • Enderman: Due to the number of people farming Zealots and Endermen in the end, the price of ender pearls has decreased to a point that it is better to have a different minion make money while buying the ender pearls from the bazaar. This minion is somewhat decent if the player is grinding for the Aspect of the End sword, but the user will struggle to deal enough damage to the Endermen in the end.
    • Diamond: Due to Diamond Spreading along with SC3Ks making a good amount of diamonds, Diamond minions are a lot less efficient. These should be used only in the early game for unlocking the diamond spreading recipe or if the player has not acquired many SC3Ks yet.

What Minion Tier to use for coins

The minion tier recommended for each minion varies due to the price of upgrading certain minions. This excludes ice, snow, and clay, which are all worth getting tier 11, but other minions have better tiers. Of course, it is still worth upgrading just one minion of each type to tier XI due to unlocking minion slots. This data gives a rough idea for planning on using the most profitable minions, but profit changes frequently by the Bazaar. This table below uses the Lapis Minion as an example, showing how long it takes for it to pay off.

Tier Time to start producing more than cost (hours) Time to start producing more than cost (days)
I 1.5 0.06
III 65 2.7
V 440 18.3
VII 1635 68.1
IX 6424 267.7
XI 14321 596.7
Total for tier XI (days) 953.6

Other minions follow this trend similar to the Lapis Minion. Days refer to days in real life, not the in-game days equivalent. It is generally recommended to upgrade minions to tier V at most after maxing out on that minion type for the unique minions (Revenant and Tarantula are exceptions where tier IV is probably better to go for). This is due to the market changing which minions will be the most profitable, effectively rendering past tier V worthless if the best minion meta changes.

Tips and Trivia

  • Increasing a minion's level upgrades its tool material.
  • There was a glitch in early SkyBlock that putting a minion in a chest had a small chance of turning into a Steve or Alex head. They also had colored names.
  • If a minion does the same action twice, it slightly decreases the efficiency of the minion.
  • If the player picks up a minion with fuel inside that doesn't last forever, the fuel will be destroyed.
  • The player's island is loaded when the player, guests, or co-op teammates enter the island. Approximately one minute after all players have left the island, the island is unloaded.
    • By loading the island, some minions may continue the same action endlessly depending on their surroundings. For example, a Cobblestone Minion next to a cobblestone generator will only break cobblestone and will not place any new cobblestone if all other blocks are not cobblestone or air.
  • Minions cannot be placed on Hard Glass. It will instead show only its head and fail to activate.
  • Players can recombobulate a minion. This makes the minion's name Purple instead of Blue when in the inventory. This hints towards Minions being Rare instead of not having a rarity at all.

Minion Dialogue

All minions can say things or ask questions to each other or the player. Below are a few things they say.

  • "Break's over, back to work!" (After emptying minion from full inventory)
  • "Hi (username)!"
  • "I may be shorter than you, but I work for two!"
  • "I'm your favorite, right?"
  • "Fancy Armor you have there!" (Only shows if you have high defense)
  • "Nothing’s getting through that Armor!” (Only shows if you have high defense)
  • "I am Ironman!" ~ Iron Minion
  • "I'm Fabulous; after he's starting to spin and changing color" ~ Mushroom Minion
  • "Your skin is.... ok"
  • "You've been doing well recently! Keep it up!"
  • "Woops, I missed it!" (Shows only with Blaze/Ghast minion when they miss their shot - can happen when Blazes die from water at the same time the minion tried to shoot it)
  • "Got it! jk" (Shows only with Blaze/Ghast minion when they miss their shot - can happen when Blazes die from water at the same time the minion tried to shoot it)
  • "Missed again lol!" (Shows only with Blaze/Ghast minion when they miss their shot - can happen when Blazes die from water at the same time the minion tried to shoot it)
  • "Wait for it" (Shows only with Blaze/Ghast minion when they miss their shot - can happen when Blazes die from water at the same time the minion tried to shoot it)
  • Mine, wait a few seconds, mine again, that's my thing.
  • sleep well (says at night)
  • That's a cute Rabbit, come see me little Rabbit! (Shows only when a Rabbit is nearby)
  • Long time no see (Any minion when the player did not go near him for more than 1 day)
  • This is fine (If the minion is on fire)

Special Rank Dialogue (only when a person with a specific rank is nearby)

  • I always liked your videos (YouTube Rank)
  • Are you recording a new video? (YouTube Rank)
  • I always watched your videos! (YouTube Rank)
  • Omg Hi YT! (YouTube Rank)

Conversation Between Minions ~ Specific for a minion:

  • Minion 1: Creeper
    • Minion 2: Aww Man!
  • Minion 1: Did you see that new super hero movie?"
    • Minion 2: No, I was working haha
    • Minion 1: Same!
  • Minion 1: Wanna do something after work?
    • Minion 2: Sure! When's that?"
    • Minion 1: No clue
  • Minion 1: Hi I'm (Type of the minion)
    • Minion 2: I know"
    • Minion 1: k
  • Minion 1: What if those stars are other SkyBlocks?
    • Minion 2: Wow, that's deep
    • Minion 1: We live in a simulation.
    • Minion 2: Calm down, Neo
  • Minion 1: Shifumi?
    • Minion 2: Sure 3 2 1
    • (Both minions hold out either paper, rock or shears)
    • Winner: Ha, I won!
    • Loser: YOU CHEATED
  • Minion 1: Pretty sure you are shorter than me.
    • Minion 2: We are the same size...
    • Minion 1: Yeah right.
  • Minion 1: Did you hear that new song yet?
    • Minion 2: Not yet, I've been working haha!
    • Minion 1: Same!
  • Minion 1: Boop!
    • Minion 2: What?
    • Minion 1: Boop!
    • Minion 2: Please no.
    • Minion 1: Boooooooop!
  • Minion 1: Ah, I'm so alone.
    • Minion 2: What about me?
    • Minion 1: You don't count.
  • Minion 1: I always get scared at night.
    • Minion 2: Cool. (Shows only at night)
  • Minion 1: You have been doing really well recently!
    • Minion 2: Thanks, you too!
    • Minion 1: Keep it up!
  • Minion 1: Heigh ho, heigh ho
    • Minion 2: It's home from work we go
  • Minion 1 (to a Pig Minion): You mind cleaning up your mess sometimes?
    • Minion 2 (Pig Minion): Stop bothering me!
    • Minion 1: But your Pigs, they smell.
  • Minion 1 (to a Cow Minion): You mind cleaning up your mess sometimes?
    • Minion 2 (Cow Minion): Please leave me alone
    • Minion 1: But your Cows, they are so dirty!
    • Minion 2: I know!

(Happens only if Jerry is near the minions)

  • Minion 1: I don't trust that Jerry guy...
    • Minion 2: Why not?
    • Minion 1: He's just standing there, menacingly.

See also


History

SkyBlock Prototype
June 11, 20190.1Cobblestone Minion I.png Added Minions.
June 13, 20190.2The requirement to unlock a new minion slot has been reduced.
The maximum minion island cap is now 20.
June 26, 20190.4The Minion menu UI has been changed.
July 2, 20190.5Added Fishing Minion I.png Fishing Minion I.
Aug 2, 20190.7Added Minion Skin as a cosmetic feature.
Sep 11, 20190.7.1Added new Minion dialogs.
Oct 11, 20190.7.2Added Revenant Minion I.png Revenant Minion I and Tarantula Minion I.png Tarantula Minion I minions.
Minions now get a 10% debuff on the next action if they "spawn" twice in a row, unless you did the harvesting action yourself.
Increased Fishing Minion speed by approximately 15%.
Dec 18, 20190.7.5Added Snow Minion I.png Snow Minion I.
Feb 21, 20200.7.6The Minion Collection Menu now shows all tiers of every minions when clicking on them.
Added a way to view all minion recipes from the minion menu itself.

References

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