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The Stoneling is a passive mob added by Quark.

Entity Q Stoneling.png
TypeFriendly monster
Health points4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)


Stonelings spawn rarely in dark caves deep underground. The item they hold will have a random rotation, similar to Item Frame rotation. They only need a 1x1x1 area to spawn in but they need a block light of 5 or less to spawn. They require space in the hostile mob cap to spawn, meaning for best spawn rates, there should be no other hostile mobs to spawn. They will always spawn carrying an item that they will drop when killed.

They are able to spawn on blocks that are under a transparent block, like a slab, unlike other mobs. Blocks underneath a transparent block always have a block light of 0 so if the transparent block is on top the light level requirements are always met. They will be glitched in the transparent block when they spawn. A slab is useful because it prevents other hostile mobs from spawning, and allows the area to be lit up. This is likely an unintended behavior and may be patched.

Using a Heart of Diamond on stone will create a tamed stoneling despite light level and hostile mob cap fill level.

Quark Stoneling.png


Stonelings will always drop the item they are holding and have a 20% chance to drop a Heart of Diamond. Looting enhances that chance with a multiplier of 0.033. Looting does not effect any other drops.

Drop Chance Amount
Redstone 11 10-15
Iron Ingot 11 4-7
Gold Ingot 11 2-6
Coal 11 18-26
Zombie Head 9.2 1
Creeper Head 9.2 1
Ender Pearl 7.4 1
Emerald 7.4 1-3
Lapis Lazuli 7.4 4-8
Diamond 3.7 1
Name Tag 3.7 1
Golden Apple 1.8 1
Saddle 1.8 1
Iron Horse Armor 1.8 1
Golden Horse Armor 1.5 1
Diamond Horse Armor 1.1 1

*Note: chance is rounded to nearest tenth place.

Additionally, Stonelings have a small chance of dropping a Heart of Diamond which may be used on a any stone block to create a tame Stoneling, or may be used in the crafting of the Pickarang.

No experience is rewarded when killing one.

Behavior and Appearance

All stonelings are immune to fall damage, projectile damage, and cactus and can breathe underwater. They cannot be pushed by water streams.

When shot with an arrow, the arrow will simply bounce off of the stoneling without causing it damage.

Wild Stonelings

Stonelings are nervous, flighty creatures. If a player approaches too closely without sneaking with an empty hand, they will startle, run away and vanish. When the stoneling vanishes nothing will drop. It is possible to reach and kill a stoneling without sneaking if you are fast enough,

Tamed Stonelings

Using a Heart of Diamond on stone will create a tamed stoneling. You can give them items by shift+right clicking with the item and they will hold them for you. Using the same action when it's already holding something will swap items with what you are holding. An empty hand will take what it is holding from it. They can hold up to a full stack of an item.

Holding stone and right clicking the stoneling, the will eat it and change texture to complement the texture of stone it was last fed.

You can feed them the following stone types.

  1. smooth stone
  2. diorite
  3. granite
  4. andesite
  5. marble
  6. limestone
  7. basalt,

Quark Stoneling Closeup.png


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