Dust Skeletons are mobs added by the New Mob Versions idea pack. They spawn as a regular Skeleton; however, when a Skeleton walks over Dusty Dirt and stays in the dust cloud for 10 seconds or more, they become a Dust Skeleton. These skeletons shoot slower than normal ones, possibly due to the dirt clogging up their bow, but are immune to the sun. Note that they are not fireproof; it just means the sun won't set them on fire. Even stepping into Water won't change them into a normal Skeleton anymore. Dust Skeletons will also attack any creatures due to the fact that the dust has made them almost blind.

Dust Arrows

Dust Skeletons shoot Dust Arrows from their bow. These are normal arrows except for the fact that they inflict the "Dust" effect for 3 seconds.


  • 1-2 Bones (50% chance)
  • 1-2 Dust Arrows (50% chance)
  • 1 Bow (2.5% chance)