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  • Minecraft
  • 4,784 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: CB 1.7.9-R0.1
  • 150,787 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/09/2014
  • Created 01/22/2012
  • 18 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
  • Newest File: SilkSpawners v3.5.1 --1.6.1 up to 1.7.10--
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About SilkSpawners

SilkSpawners - Harvest mob spawners with silk touch

Version v3.5.1

I'm overwhelmed by more than 133k downloads! Thanks guys & girls! :)


Ever wanted to move a mob spawner? With SilkSpawners, you can now pick up and move monster spawners.
If you use a pickaxe with the silktouch enchantment you will receive the spawner again.
You can control each mob spawner, allow crafting and of course mod support

This plugin was originally written and maintained by mushroomhostage, since he sought for a continuation I'm the new developer.
I'm happy to hear about your opinion, just leave a comment with a feature request, bug, improvement or just a personal opinion.

As a reminder I want to say that I worked very long on this and really appreciate a 'thank you' in form of a donation! (See details on the bottom)


Thanks to Kiracastle

Thanks @smsunarto||Scott Moses Sunarto


  • NEW Added BarAPI support
  • NEW per Type spawner name and explosion chance!
  • NEW Support Minecraft from 1.6.X to 1.7.X
  • Configure a percentage of dropping a spawner on explosions (TNT & creeper)
  • Spawner retains creature type
  • Works on any spawner
  • Crafting of each spawner (own recipe for every mob if wanted)
  • Showing of creature type when spawners are placed, broken or held
  • Commands for
    • Changing a spawner in hand or sight
    • Getting a new spawner (or egg) in the hand
    • Console support
  • Left-click spawner with spawn egg to change type (consuming egg or not)
  • If enabled, right click with an egg and a MonsterSpawner of this type will appear
  • Permissions support
  • Support for
    • Custom mobs added by client/server mods
    • Spawning any entity with spawn eggs (dragons, non-creature entities, etc.)
    • Dumping entity ID map on startup for debugging mods
  • Compatible with
    • CraftBukkit++ and Spigot (see spawnersUnstackable)
    • MCPC(+) and ported mods (auto-detects IDs)
    • Not Enough Items (newer builds only)
  • Flexible creature type names on input (pigman, zombiepigman, pigzombie, etc. all accepted), official names on output (Magma Cube, not "LavaSlime")
  • Colored item names
  • Localization of all messages
  • There is an economy addon to charge the users when the change a spawner: SilkSpawnersEcoAddon

Third party features, all of them can be disabled
Please take a look at the detailed information about Metrics below!

  • Metrics for usage statistics
  • Auto Updater (connecting to for updating checking)
    • can be disabled if you switch autoUpdater to false in the config.yml


See the config here!
(Fully commented!)


You can find a list of permissions and creatures here!


Only the bukkit permissions are supported!
I highly recommend that you use a plugin for permissions like bPermissions
If no permission system is found, all commands are for OPs only!

Command: /spawner
Aliases: silkspawner, ss, spawner, silk, spawnersilk
Description: Change or view the monster spawner creature type

  • Players: /silkspawners [creature]|[creature]egg|all [amount]
  • Console: /silkspawners [creature]|[creature]egg [amount] [name]
  • General: /silkspawners list|reload|rl

Command: /egg
Aliases: eggs, eg
Description: Change the egg type

  • Players: /egg [creature]|[creature]egg|all [amount]
  • Console: /egg [creature]|[creature]egg [amount] [name]

Localization English (default) by xGhOsTkiLLeRx
Download German by xGhOsTkiLLeRx
Download Dutch by Jeroendedoem
Download Indonesian by smsunarto

Feel free to share your localizations and they will be added here, just leave a comment with a link to a translated localization.yml!
Thank you for contributing!

Downloads/Source Code/Dev Builds

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk. (Latest dev builds/bleeding edge builds) - - Dev builds from Jenkins (Source code hosted on Github) - - Source Code

Future Plans (a.k.a. ToDo)

Make sure to take a look at the always up to date ToDo!

Known Bugs

  • I have not found any while testing, if you find any, create a ticket!
  • Mobs like Ghasts or Giants are too big for the spawner, this a Minecraft bug and I can't fix that

Technical Details

SilkSpawners stores the entity ID of creature within the mob spawner item:

  • Durability (damage value)
  • Older versions used some sort of "fake enchantments", this is not longer used and supported!

When a spawner block is broken, a spawner item drops with the appropriate entity ID stored, obtained from the creature spawner tile entity (CraftCreatureSpawner).
When a spawner block is placed, the entity ID is read from the item and the spawner creature type is set (using the CreatureSpawner BlockState).

EntityIDs of the vanilla mobs.

Bukkit provides an EntityType wrapper, but it is implemented using an enum which cannot be easily extended by mods (without using reflection, as they do for the ItemStack wrapper), so SilkSpawners does not use this enum when possible, and instead directly accesses the net.minecraft.server classes if it can.
If it fails or if useReflection is false, SilkSpawners will fallback to the EntityType wrapper.


SilkSpawners is equipped with an API. You can find more information here!


Version 3.5.1

  • Updated to support 1.7.10, too
  • Switched to Java 7

Version 3.5

  • Support multiple Minecraft versions from 1.6.X to 1.7.X
  • Fixed TabCompletion error and use more aliases
  • Added BarAPI support
  • Removed legacy methods
  • Added per type spawnerName
  • Added per type explosionDropChance
  • Support for UUID in commands alongside normal names
  • Fixed Minecraft version detection on startup
  • Updated
  • Fixed conflict with other AutoUpdater instances

Long changelog


@mushroomhostage for his awesome plugin! I'm glad you allowed me to maintain it!
Thanks to all the testers with the 3.0 dev versions!


Feel free to use this banner!! :)

Statistics (from MCStats)


I worked really hard on this plugin and I'm very happy about any donation.
Support me & buy me some beer, this makes me happy and keeps me interested in this plugin.
Donation chain: -> I receive some money -> Buy coffee -> Work longer -> Faster Updates -> Your benefit!

There is a button on top of this page (right to the different tabs)

I'm accepting bitcoins, too! :)
Address: 1NnrRgdy7CfiYN63vKHiypSi3MSctCP55C


This plugin is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license!

Information about the data usage collection Metrics

Disabling Metrics
The file ../plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml contains an option to opt-out

The following data is read from the server in some way or another

  • File Contents of plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml (created if not existent)
  • Players currently online (not max player count)
  • Server version string (the same version string you see in /version)
  • Plugin version of the metrics-supported plugin
  • Mineshafter status - it does not properly propagate Metrics requests however it is a very simple check and does not read the filesystem

The following data is sent to and can be seen under

  • Metrics revision of the implementing class
  • Server's GUID
  • Players currently online (not max player count)
  • Server version string (the same version string you see in /version)
  • Plugin version of the metrics-supported plugin

You can use this version with any Minecraft version from 1.6.1 to 1.7.10!

Version 3.5.1

  • Updated to support 1.7.10, too
  • Switched to Java 7


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