Minecraft Armor Stand Generator [tutorial]

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Armor stands in Minecraft are incredibly useful, from making special traps and redstone builds to simply being an item to store your favorite suits of armor.

But unfortunately, the armor stands in Minecraft in their base form can seem a little uninteresting, standing there all straight and proper.

Keep reading to learn how to create armor stands and the best sites you can use to generate some wacky-looking armor stands to spruce up your Minecraft world.

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How To Make An Armor Stand

Before you start summoning the weirdest-looking armor stands, you should know how to make regular ones first.

That way, if you need them for something, you know exactly how to make them.

Follow the quick step-by-step guide below to create an armor stand.

  1. Open your crafting area.
  2. Place three sticks in the top row.
  3. Then place one stick in the middle of the second row.
  4. Next, put two sticks in the first and third slots of the third row.
  5. Finally, place one smooth stone slab in the middle slot of the third row.
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Here I’ve created the vanilla armor stand in Minecraft.
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You now have a regular armor stand, but those are boring. It is time to get wacky and see how wild we can get with armor stands. 

Note: You need a command block to summon special armor stands, so give yourself one by typing the following command:

/give @player minecraft:command_block.

Tools For Generating Special Armor Stands

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My special armor stand looks like it’s running toward me. I don’t know if it’s charging or just wants a hug.
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Once you have a command block placed and a redstone signal heading to the command block, you need to visit an armor stand generator site. Here are some of the best ones:

If you want to give your armor stand parts custom names or change the text id of an item, use the following armor generator site: Mr. Garretto.

Each site provides a slider-based GUI with several config options, where you can change the different angles of armor stands and a few checkboxes to remove items like the arms or bottom slab.

Play around with the different sliders until you create the armor stand of your dreams.

Also, check out this guide on how to make a weaponsmith in Minecraft.

Some of the config options available are:

  • Right Leg
  • Left Leg
  • Right Arm
  • Left Arm
  • Head
  • Body

Now then, at the bottom of your screen in any armor stand generator website, there will be a long command you can copy.

That command has saved each config option you chose, allowing you to copy it directly into Minecraft and create your amazing new armor stand.

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Just pop that command into your command block and activate it; it will appear voila.

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Here’s an example of a custom armor stand command using a Command Block.
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But what if you want to give this fancy armor stand its special name? Luckily, in Minecraft, you can rename anything using name tags. Just pop the name tag and item into an anvil, and there you go. 

Once you have created the armor stand, there is yet another step that you can take to customize your armor further stand. If you visit Planet Minecraft, you can download custom textures for the armor stand, making it even more unique to just you.

Do Custom Armor Stands Work Like Regular Armor Stands?

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This warrior is ready to fight for his ruler!
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Fortunately, they do, which can lead to some weird and cool-looking armor sets.

Just pop an iron helmet and some iron chest plates onto your armor stands, and before you know it, you’ll have an army of armor stand warriors ready to fight for you.

You can even put swords into their item slot, making them perfect for setting up fake soldiers in builds. 

However, it is important to note that some weird clipping or glitching may occur if you make janky-looking armor stands.

Minecraft is pretty good at handling that type of stuff, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its fair share of bad graphical bugs.


While armor stands may not seem like the coolest items ever, all it takes is an armor stand generator and a few moments, and you can create armor stands that seem straight out of the depths of the Nether.

If you liked this article, check out this guide on making an American Flag Minecraft Banner. Until next time, happy gaming!

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