Affects Version/s: 1.15.2, 1.16 Pre-release 2, 1.16 Pre-release 4, 1.16 Pre-release 5, 1.16 Pre-release 6, 1.16 Pre-release 7, 1.16 Pre-release 8, 1.16, 1.16.1, 20w27a, 20w28a, 1.16.2 Pre-release 1
Fix Version/s: None
If you try to block an end crystal explosion while using a shield, it'll still inflict you damage. Also, the shield doesn't take any durability.
Note: A sole end crystal explosion can even/almost kill a full enchanted netherite/diamond armor player, on hard difficulty. Exploitable in servers.
This behavior has been in the game for quite some time, probably since 1.10.
- Summon or place an end crystal and spawn a skeleton close to it.
- Equip a shield and get in front of the end crystal, facing the skeleton (make sure the end crystal is between you and the skeleton).
- Set your gamemode into survival and block with the shield.
- The skeleton tries to shoot you, but the arrow hits the end crystal instead.
→ The explosion ignores the shield and you take damage.
First report, sorry for any inconvenience.
Relates to MC-159169.