Fans of Diablo II’s random monster generation will love the Infernal Mobs mod for Minecraft, which brings a very similar system to everyone’s favorite game about building, mining and farming. With this mod installed, massive and mean monsters with a random assortment from a number of unique special abilities will spawn throughout the world, right alongside the other, normal monsters. The list of special mods is exhaustive, too long to list them all here, but this review wouldn’t be worth anything if it didn’t mention some of the more popular features added by the mod.
Some of the effects are pretty simple. Fiery above a monster’s head means it will set the player on fire on hit. Ghastly means they shoot fireballs at a distance, just like those annoying ghasts from the Nether. Lifesteal is a highly dangerous enchantment because it will restore the mob’s health based on the damage it deals to you, leading to protracted fights and even death. Skills like Blastoff don’t really add a lot of damage but they do change up combat some by allowing monsters to knock players back. Monsters can become close to unstoppable thanks to the Infernal Mobs mod, so be careful out there.
Like other mods designed for Minecraft Forge, Infernal Mobs installs best when you use Forge to make the file transfers for you. It’s also compatible with about 95% of other Forge mods available for Minecraft today, which means you could use it as just one of a number of mods. Altogether, these could totally change the way Minecraft works. The game could play like a dungeon crawler with special jobs, skills, equipment and monsters, just like Diablo II. It’s an interesting concept and one which is only possible thanks to this specific mod. Random monsters, dungeons and worlds? Yes, please.
How to install Infernal Mobs Mod?
- Make sure you followed the Forge installation instructions.
- Drop the downloaded file into your .minecraft/mods/ folder.