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Harry Potter Spells

  • [v1.1.5] Will only work with Java 8, please upgrade if you do not have Java 8
  • [v1.1.4] Has full 1.9 support, if any issues arrise please send in a ticket
  • [v1.1.4] Server owners are recommended to rename their current config.yml and let HPS generate a new one before migrating the contents of their current config.yml to their new one


HarryPotterSpells is the ultimate Harry Potter plugin. Whether you run a Harry Potter server, want to add magic to an RP server, or just an admin looking for a bit of fun, this plugin is for you!

Many of these options are configurable. If you don't want parts of the plugin, open the config.yml with your favorite text editor and disable anything you don't want.


  • Provides a complete Harry Potter experience
  • Can be used on a HarryPotter server, an RPG server, or just to play around
  • Has over forty spells, with more in progress
  • Cast spells quickly with your magical wand (default: stick)
  • Teach users spells with simple commands


Cast spells with your magic wand (by default, a stick). Right-click to scroll through your available spells, and left-click to cast! Server operators can "teach" and "unteach" other players (and themselves) spells.

For spell documentation, see the Spells page on our site.

Commands and Permissions

For information regarding commands and permissions, see the Commands page on the site.


If your not sure how to setup your config or if your looking for a more detailed version of your config, see the Config page on the site.

Regarding Locale

Currently there are only two language options. We are looking for more translates and looking to branch HPS into more different languages Please message jacklin213 if you are interested

Supported Languages:

  • us-english
  • nl-dutch

Locale based Errors

As of 1.1.4 HPS will attempt to do the following steps automatically, in the case that it is not able to please follow the steps bellow Important: For anybody using a linux operating system please do the following steps to install HPS if you get locale based errors:

  1. Stop your server
  2. Download hps.rar
  3. Extract the locale folder directly into your HarryPotterSpells folder
  4. Start your server

The locale based errors should go away and the plugin should function like normal. If the problem still persists please read the support section bellow


If you find a bug, or have a feature request that is NOT on our Trello board (see below), feel free to open an issue on GitHub (click "Tickets" on the top bar). You can also join our IRC channel, #harrypotterspells on irc.esper.net.
For more information regarding support, see the Contact page on the HarryPotterSpells site.


The source is available on GitHub, and we are always looking for help. Pull requests are really appreciated! If you'd like to help, please go here.

Development 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.

To Do

Our entire to-do list has been moved to Trello. Anyone can vote on issues/features they'd like to see implemented. If you'd like to add an item, hop on our IRC channel (see the support section) and someone will access will add it for you.

Future Plans

We plan to add an extension system to HarryPotterSpells, allowing server owners to add various HarryPotter- and magic-themed "addons" to the HarryPotterSpells core plugin. However, to prepare for this, we have removed all code not related to casting spells. This includes some of our old features: Spell signs, SortingHat, and hooking into WorldGuard, Towny, and LogBlock. These will be available as extensions in the near future.

Special Thanks and Credits

This plugin would not be what it is today without some of these people. I (NP98765) originally asked Kezz101 to help me create this, but soon it grew into a group project. Many have spent time and effort helping to develop this. Thanks to jacklin213 for taking this project on board and keeping it updated since 1.7.x

Some developers who have helped (In order of first pull request, most recent to earliest):
jacklin213, Ampayne2, MrBluebear3, zachooo, evilmidget83, korikisulda, RingOfStorms

Thanks to drtshock for hosting the Jenkins.

Interested in Helping?

See this forum post and the Contribution Guide for more details.

Feel free to send jacklin213 a PM and he will sort you out

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  • Avatar of jacklin213 jacklin213 Jul 11, 2016 at 01:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Daffopepe: Go

    1) Which version of HPS are you running

    2) Will add that too the to-do list, sounds like a great idea


  • Avatar of Daffopepe Daffopepe Jul 10, 2016 at 23:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I'm loving this plugin with my friends but I have 2 questions.

    1 is it possible to set cooldowns because I've been trying to in the cool down config but however many 0s I add it never works.

    2 could you maybe add apparating either in a way where you click and teleport to the selected location and dissaparate in a puff of particles and appear in a puff of particles, or in a way where you can fly instead with a cloud of black particles covering your whole body and so leaving a trail of smoke like in the movies. I would really love this feature and so would others and I think it would be awesome!

  • Avatar of jacklin213 jacklin213 Jul 05, 2016 at 06:02 UTC - 1 like

    @gepardo43: Go

    Yeh it's normal but I will have a look into it and see if i can optimize it further. By default Spells travel on forever, you can change this in your config under "spell-effective-time:" and set it to anything other than -1

    Regards Jack

  • Avatar of gepardo43 gepardo43 Jul 03, 2016 at 20:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it normal that big server usage of harrypotterspells?
    maybe bug

  • Avatar of TheDoctor1925 TheDoctor1925 Jun 20, 2016 at 02:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Thx! :)

  • Avatar of jacklin213 jacklin213 Jun 19, 2016 at 23:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheDoctor1925: Go

    v1.1.4 will work with 1.8 :)

  • Avatar of TheDoctor1925 TheDoctor1925 Jun 19, 2016 at 19:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Do any of the versions work on a 1.8 server? not 1.8.1 or 1.7.10

  • Avatar of catfishrat catfishrat Jun 18, 2016 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacklin213: Go

    Tried both 1.1.5 and 1.1.2 for two servers but no luck with either. Thank you for diligently keeping this updated :) I look forward to your fix, and to any updates you may do in the future!

  • Avatar of jacklin213 jacklin213 Jun 18, 2016 at 09:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @catfishrat: Go

    What version are you running? Either way I'll have a new version to fix this soon

  • Avatar of catfishrat catfishrat Jun 17, 2016 at 10:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacklin213: Go

    Afraid not friend! I've tried changing the option in the config but it is always a stick, no matter what I change it to. Even changing it to other vanilla items results in it being a stick. A bug perhaps?


Date created
Aug 04, 2012
Last update
Apr 18, 2016
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