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Answer from: 123abc
A mob spawner is a one block cage with a mob dancing inside it with fire around it, it cause's that mob dancing inside to appear in the game, it only works when the player (you) are within 16 blocks close to it,in grass it spawns animals in caves/dungeans they spawn spiders, zombies, skeletins, slimes, spider jockies(skeletins riding spiders)etc.depending on the mob inside them.
Answer from: Answer
If you are on easy it spawns monsters so always destroy it if you are on easy or even HARD.
Answer from: hnby
A mob spawner is a place where you spawn mobs
Answer from: ILikeTrains :)
Best time to destroy it? Playing on Peaceful. Play on Peaceful and destroy the mob spawners, so you get less hassle on harder levels. Also, loot the chests there. I started a new game, found a mob spawner almost immediately in a cave and looted the chests, where I got two saddles, iron ingots, redstone, bread, a bucket of lava and more! Extremely useful.
Answer from: RedstoneMaster
Listen, Do not destroy it !!! While on peaceful mode, make a mob grinder (search up minecraft mob grinder) so then u can get loads of drops + (once enchanting is released) u can use it to get xp to enchant.
Answer from: HappyMan227
A mob spawner displays a mob and the block is basicly a cage so the mob in the cage/basket will spawn if you are in within 16 blocks,the best time to use a spawner is in peaceful mode so you can make a trap.So don't break it use : )