Minecraft Earth is filled with tappables, and it’s no secret that some are rarer than others. Take for example the Muddy Pig, a legendary tappable which has been in the game since release. It was only after two months of playing that I managed to find my first Muddy Pig, and after my initial excitement had died down it got me thinking; how rare actually are Muddy Pigs?
There are currently 5 item rarities in the game, each associated with their own colours.
- Common – Grey
- Uncommon – Green
- Rare – Blue
- Epic – Purple
- Legendary – Gold
Common to Epic items can be found in tappables, whilst legendary items are found only in Adventures or can be crafted. For example the Muddy Pig is an epic tappable, and so is highlighted by a purple outline in your inventory.
Muddy Pigs of course aren’t the only rare tappable in the game. The Cluckshroom, Moobloom, Jumbo Rabbit and Wooly Cow are a few more special mob variants which are seemingly hard to find.
However what shocked me the most was that even though hostile mobs such as Creepers, Skeletons and Spiders were extremely rare to find, they were marked as being Common in game. Surely this couldn’t be right?
I took to Discord to find out what was going on and discovered that an items rarity colour wasn’t actually related to how hard it is to find. Instead, the rarities almost act as a way of showing how special an item is. And this makes sense because when you think about it, it would be plain wrong to put a Creeper in the same category as a Muddy Pig.
I was still interested to find out what the actual chance as a percentage was of getting certain tappables in Minecraft Earth. Thankfully the game seems to have been data-mined enough for that info to have been leaked. A website by the name of CraftersGuide has managed to find out what the actual chances of getting each item is.
The Rarest Items In Minecraft Earth
The Mob of Me – This is a mob which, as the name suggests, is you. Place it down on a build plate and your Minecraft character will appear, going about their usual ways. Found in Chest tappables, you have a 0.2% chance of getting one. That’s 1 in 500!
Jumbo Rabbit – This big rabbit is a great addition to any build plate. Almost as tall as a Mob of Me, but a little less rare. Found in Grass tappables, you have a 2.6% chance of getting one. That’s roughly 1 in every 40!
Creeper – Minecraft’s most famous mob, for all the wrong reasons of course. Despite the fact that it’s labelled as Common, it’s found in Grass tappables and has a 0.1% chance of being found. That’s 1 in 1000, and to make matters even worse, if you accidentally explode one on a build plate then it’s gone for good!
Muddy Pig – The rarest mob in the game. Or is it? Found in pig tappables, you have a 2.6% chance of finding one, making it just as rare as a Jumbo Rabbit. So I guess this one’s not so rare after all…
Cluckshroom – This little red chicken is found in chicken tappables, and has a 8.5% chance of being found. That’s roughly 1 in 12.
Wooly Cow – This little hairy friend is the latest addition to Minecraft Earth, and also the first sheerable cow! It’s found in cow tappables and has a 8.6% chance of being caught. That’s roughly 1 in 12.
Moobloom – Another cow, again found in cow tappables with a 3.5% chance of being caught. That makes it the rarest cow in the game, being found roughly 1 in 30 times.
Salmon – Currently the only fish in Minecraft Earth. The salmon is found in pond tappables with a 2.6% chance of being collected. Personally I’d like to see the drop rate of these increase. Or maybe just the addition of more fish?
Spider – Another common mob in disguise, the spider is found in Oak tree tappables and has a 1.4% chance of being found.
If you’re interested in finding out the drop rates of other less rare items, head over to CrafterGuide to find out more.
So in conclusion, it looks like despite all the hype Muddy Pigs aren’t actually that rare. Well, at least in comparison to other mobs such as the Creeper.
It’s important to keep in mind that Minecraft Earth is still in Early Access and is changing all the time, so it’s likely that these drop rates will be adjusted with time. However in the mean time it’s interesting to see just how rare some of the awesome mobs in Minecraft Earth are.
What are your thoughts on the rarity of mobs? Is it what you expected? Let me know in the comments below!