The "Crawler" was a prototype of the Strider, however, it never made it into the game. The Stone Crawler is a repurposed version of the "Crawler".
The Stone Crawler would spawn in Caves or a new type of Cave Biome. It would be based on Pill Bugs and Pill Millipedes, mainly by the fact that they roll up into balls. However, they wouldn't actually roll up into balls, instead they would roll at you. They would attack you by rolling at you instead of hitting or touching you. Their rolling animation would be similar to that of Pandas. The only way to avoid the attack would be to block or dodge the roll attack. They would have 15-20 (up to developers) hearts of health and they would also do 4-6 (also optional) hearts of damage, this is due to the rolling attack being dodgeable. Bane of Arthropods would effect them. They also hate Silverfish.
Once killed it would drop XP, 1-2 cobblestone, and certain ores (item not block). Coal and Iron (1-3) would be common, Gold (1-2) would be uncommon, while Redstone and Emerald (Only 1) would be rare drops. The meaning behind the cobblestone and ores is that Stone Crawlers eat stone, as cobblestone is supposed to represent digested stone and the ores were rejected by its stomach. However, they do not display the behavior of eating stone blocks, as this may cause problems. I believe it is better to hint at this feature, a way this can be done is by having them eat stone dropped by the player.
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