Combat Tag

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This project is inactive and its default file will likely not work with the most recent version of Minecraft. The author may have abandoned it, or it may have outlived its usefulness.

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The essential PvP plugin that prevents hit-n-quit players. No longer will the fun of killing other players be ruined!

Combat tag is a plugin that can prevent your players from pvp logging, period.
Reason why we developed this:
When your players are in the heat of battle, sometimes someone gets cold feet, and logs out while in combat!
This means that the player can no longer be harmed, because they are offline.
This can be EXTREMELY irritating to other players, because the person they were attacking, is now safe and keeps all of their items.

How it works:
Combat tag makes it impossible to pvp log!
When a player is struck by another player, combat tag logs it in its log.
If one of the players logs off within 10 seconds (time can be changed) of being struck, combat tag comes to play.
Combat tag makes it so that if the player logs off within the ten second field, he spawns an NPC with the same inventory/health as him.
The player that was attacking then can attack the NPC, and the same is done to the logged off player.
If the player kills the NPC, the player that logged off in combat is also killed, and drops everything in their inventory.
If the player causes damage to the NPC, the player that is logged off also takes the damage (including armor).

Video Demonstration:

Video tutorial español:


  • Tracks players in combat
  • Custom tag time
  • Supports disabling in specified worlds
  • Supports disabling commands while in combat
  • Use /ct or /combattag to keep track of how long until combat is over

How to install:
Everything that is needed for an install should be located here:

Explanation of the config file options:

There are five commands:
All "ct" can be replaced with "combattag"

/ct = Check your remaining tag time
/ct reload = Reload Combat Tag's configuration file
/ct wipe = Wipes all npcs on the map
/ct command add /<command> = Adds command to blocked commands list
/ct command remove /<command> = Removes command from blocked commands list

There are currently four permission nodes:
Note: Ops automatically get permissions

combattag.ignore = Player does not get tagged and doesn't spawn npcs
combattag.ignore.pvplog = Player does get tagged, but doesn't spawn npcs
combattag.reload = Allow player to reload the Combat Tag configuration file
combattag.wipe = Allow player to wipe all npcs on the map
combattag.command = Allow player to modify disabled commands from in game
combattag.alert = Alert people with this permission of a person logging out while in pvp


If you have any bugs or feature requests, go here!:

If you wish to use the Combat Tag API:

About Incompatibilities:
As with any plugin where fake players exist, there will be places where other plugins do not take into account the possibility of fake players and may have unexpected results. I can't change how other plugins handle these NPCs, so probably a good bet if you're getting random PvPLogger files is to change the npc name to "player." That way the player and the NPC will share the same files.

Known Incompatibilities:

  • Heroes in both instakill and NPC mode - No duplication of items, but players will respawn in their old location with the health they logged out at
  • ModifyWorld - Npcs will not take damage

Please put all bugs and feature requests here:

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  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Dec 15, 2014 at 01:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @cheddar262: Go

    Thanks for the response, I hope to see you return, maybe even on spigot ;)

    KevinEssence Server owner at


  • Avatar of cheddar262 cheddar262 Dec 15, 2014 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    As a final comment, I may attempt to switch over to Sponge when it is finally released in a fuller version, but that is yet to be decided.

    Creator of RedstoneJukeboxTrig Maintainer of Combat Tag BFAK:48921,667fbf1e43ddd4b663dc6af354e0421cbb6ae3b0a8a43d3189d22c73489f9080

  • Avatar of cheddar262 cheddar262 Dec 15, 2014 at 01:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @KevinEssence: Go

    As a first response, yes, this plugin is inactive, I suggest anyone who wants an updated version that has approximately the same code to go on over to Combat Tag Reloaded found here produced by Techcable: . I may eventually restart my updating, but yes, I took the fact that craftbukkit is currently DMCA'd to stop producing combat tag.

    Secondly, I was not "clearly online" on the 10th of December when you messaged me. I haven't logged in much in the past couple of weeks.

    Thirdly, all tickets should be directed to Techcable at the link above at this point in time. I am not addressing issues with the current combat tag especially tickets about its compatibility with any update past 1.7.9. I'll generally state, that, if you're on any version of spigot that is past the point where they started pushing out patches for the old spigot jar, then this version of combat tag will not be supported.

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Dec 14, 2014 at 23:21 UTC - 0 likes

    This project appears inactive. It's been quite a while since the 1.8 update and no word from developer, even tried pming him when he was clearly online. The ticket remains unresponded too.

    Last edited Dec 14, 2014 by KevinEssence
  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Dec 12, 2014 at 23:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @live4redline: Go

    Thanks for making a ticket, been waiting too, even tried pming developer but no response, getting a bit worried.

  • Avatar of live4redline live4redline Dec 12, 2014 at 20:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried to update my CombatTag plugin to the newest version, but will not load at startup. So made a ticket and waiting!

  • Avatar of MoejoeAw44 MoejoeAw44 Dec 12, 2014 at 00:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a request I really think you should add, and I think this would give people / servers using this a better way to stop PvP Logging, and sorts of mishaps.

    1 - An option to make the players armor, and username show up. A players armor should show up on the PvP Logged players body, so people know what kind of armor they are in (obviously), how strong they are, and an idea of what they have.

    The username to show up, I've used this plugin on my server for a while, and I have death-bans, so players would see a PvP Logged player, and kill them, not knowing who they are, if they are team or not, or even if they are in their faction (Maybe keep the players name in tab list so Factions denies the pvp between the players in the current faction).

    2 - Making the players NPC stay online for an additional 10 seconds, stopping the player from logging out right after his tag is over (Usually how people still end up PvP logging). To clarify, when the player is NOT in combat, his / her NPC will stay online for 10 second (configurable).

    If the player IS on combat, same as always, the NPC will stay online, and then once the tag is over, for the other 10 additional seconds, (So the player can't just log off at 1 second left).

    I really hope you consider adding these, as I think they could come in very handy. If you don't want these features permanent if you ever consider adding them, you can always add a togglable feature, could you not?

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Dec 09, 2014 at 00:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Update in progress?

  • Avatar of Si7VdeR Si7VdeR Dec 06, 2014 at 23:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't seem to disable the coords when someone is pvp logging, or just disable the whole darn message. Also why doesn't the attacker get combattagged and another thing: the npcs don't despawn, I tried every setting there is. Can't seem to find any explanation for the config either.

  • Avatar of Techcable Techcable Dec 04, 2014 at 07:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @MinecraftAdmin: Go

    @BeYondZer: Go

    This version of Combat Tag doesn't support spigot 1.8. I have made a new plugin called Combat Tag Reloaded that works with spigot 1.8 and 1.7.10. It also has socreboards, and anti-safezoning.

    Last edited Dec 04, 2014 by Techcable



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Sep 25, 2011
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