3 Elder Guardians spawn in the Treasure Room and each of the Wings of Ocean Monuments.
Elder Guardians behave similarly to Guardians, however, do not swim along too much.
The Elder Guardian has two attacking methods. The first method is to attack using a laser beam, and the second is to use the spikes on its body. The Elder Guardian also inflicts the Mining Fatigue Status Effect on Players within a 50-Block radius, making it hard to mine out of the Monument and increasing the chance of drowning. Its affect can be reduced if the Player applies the Haste Status Effect from a Beacon.
- Elder Guardians are considered a 'boss' by some Players, and are widely accepted as a mini-boss.
- In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the Elder Guardian has the fourth-highest health of any Mob, only being outranked by the Wither with 300 health, the Ender Dragon with 200 and the Iron Golem with 100.
- They are the runner-up for the hostile mob with the highest health, due to the Iron Golem not being aggressive.
- Elder Guardians, similar to Guardians, will also attack Squids with their laser beams.
- Elder Guardians are the seventh mob able to apply Status Effects on the player, the first being the Cave Spider, the second being the Wither Skeleton, the third being the Witch, the fourth being the Stray, the fifth being the Husk and the sixth being the Wither.
- Easter Egg: The texture files for the Elder Guardian and the Guardian have Jeb's signature on it. This is because Jeb created the skins for the Elder Guardian, as well as the common Guardian.
PassiveSheep • Cow • Mooshroom • Pig • Bat • Villager • Chicken • Squid • Rabbit
HostileZombie (Zombie Villager • Husk) • Skeleton (Stray) • Creeper • Slime • Spider • Cave Spider • Guardian • Vex • Vindicator • Evoker • Ghast • Blaze • Magma Cube • Wither Skeleton • Witch • Endermite • Shulker • Silverfish
NeutralZombie Pigman • Enderman • Spider • Cave Spider • Polar Bear
TamableWolf • Ocelot • Horse • Llama
BossesEnder Dragon • Wither • Elder Guardian
Utility MobsIron Golem • Snow Golem
JockeysSpider Jockey • Chicken Jockey