There are many ways that you new or inexperience players can fight the creeper kit. First, creeper has little armor so you can typically just kill it with melee. Sometimes you have a ranged ability or an Area of Effect (AoE) ability. When fighting creeper with access to those non-melee options you often have two situations: 1. fight using only melee 2. fight using ranged and melee. Situation 1 is super obvious: you click fast and do damage. Situation 2: you can get the most out of your ranged abilities (hit ranged abilities several times before engaging melee). You can also range, then immediately melee. Since lightning shield does not that much damage and not that much kb its kind of fine to attack it when shielded a few times over the course of a fight, in exchange for initiative (obviously you don't want to trigger it more than a few times in a short amount of time). So to be efficient, don't do something stupid like using spider's needler, then immediately jumping into an attack. creeper's explode is sort of bad because it requires creeper to stay in once place. so use that opportunity to deal damage. if you have range, fire it into creeper while its exploding. if you think its worth it, even try dealing melee damage when creeper is exploding (i do this when i know creeper is at low health). creeper's explode sucks as a recovery. when used over open air or void, typically a projectile will cause lots of knock back. furthermore, most projectiles cancel and cause their own knock back. so if for instance a creeper falls of a ledge but explodes to get back up, I can use skeleton archery for instance to knock creeper into the void while its exploding. If you keep losing to creeper, there are two reasons: 1. you are quite terrible at the game 2. you are playing against a good player 3. you got unlucky, or experienced an unfair disadvantage of the options above, 3 and 2 are out of your control. there is nothing you can do about those. luck swings in your favor and out of it- so don't obsess over it. You can't make your opponent "worse" in most cases. Furthermore, if there is a pattern- say, you losing games repeatedly to creeper, its likely not luck. your pc might suck, and that would influence things, but lets look at what you can control: your skill. The most likely reason you cant win against creeper is because you are not good at the game. So to get good at the game you need to play the game a good bit. I would suggest 50 hours for competency but everyone is different. If you're having moments where it feels like you know what to do but just aren't doing it, that's a skill issue- but it means you are improving to the point where you will be able to execute your plans instead of imagining them happening. It probably doesn't land well to hear that you are just not good at the game but its the truth. Any good player will tell you creeper is on the weaker side of kits and sort of easy to beat. To overcome the de facto bonuses creeper gives a bad player, all you need to do is become a better player yourself, then you will find yourself generally able to deal with creepers. So the real trick to beating creeper is to put a few hours into improvement.