Suddenly on the path ahead appeared some white deer, a hind and fawns as snowy white as the hart had been dark...

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Deer are a passive mobs added in Public Beta 27. Upon death, they drop venison (Venison) and leather (Leather). They can be found in small herds of up to eight animals. There's both male and female deer, with the males exhibiting antlers and the females not.

Spawning Edit

They occur in most temperate biomes but they especially thrive live in colder, forested biomes across the north of Middle-earth. Due to their relative fertility they outnumber other animals in many of these biomes, like in Fangorn and the Lindon Woodlands.
A full list of biomes that support larger herds of deer is presented below.

Because of their occurrence in many biomes, deer are considered common animals. More information on their occurence and that of other common animals can be found on the common animals page.

Behaviour Edit

Deer family Aww B27

How adorable...

These creatures will passively wander through their habitat in herds of up to eight, and if provoked will attempt to flee from their attacker. They can be lured and fed with wheat, which makes them have very happy feelings about their provider. Bringing two of those happy creatures together, provided they're of different sex, instantly leads to reproductive behaviour and baby deer. Aww ...

Drops Edit

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Raw Venison Always 0-2 Venison
Leather Always 0-2 Leather

Trivia Edit

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Animals of Middle-Earth

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