Health Bar

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Cool health bars above mobs' and players' heads, a must-have for RPG and PvP servers! No Spout required. Everything is customizable, you can use permissions and even create your personal health bars.

Quote from filoghost:

In 1.8+, Health Bar won't work anymore. This happened because of a change, that basically removes the tag CustomNameVisible. I wrote an open letter to Mojang asking to re-add the tag, please share this link to make them read it!

Health Bar
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  • Customize the text over a mob head (name, health and max health)!
  • Customize the health bar for players, prefix + suffix, on the name tag, and for players (see the customization page)
  • Option to always show health bars
  • Health bars disappear after a configurable time
  • No Spout or client mods required
  • Easy drag and drop install
  • World selection for mobs and players
  • Will notify the console when an update is released on bukkit dev (on reload) and players with permission
  • Shows amount of health below the player's tag (With configurable name, no health bars there. Why?)
  • Shows on custom named mobs and restores the name after the bar has disappeared.



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This plugin is compatible with:

  • Damage Indicator Holograms
  • Colored Tags
  • EpicBoss Gold Edition (set hooks -> epicboss: true)
  • ScoreboardStats
  • MobArena (set override-other-scoreboard: true)
  • McMMO (use the latest version, it will be fine)
  • Citizens (you can't turn off the health for citizens, under the name, because it's displayed on all the human entities)
  • Permission Health
  • Sentry for Citizens (v1.3.7+)
  • Heroes (use latest version)

Not compatible with:

  • NametagEdit - may crash players, alternative plugin: Colored Tags
  • Other plugin that uses the scoreboard (but if the use the main scoreboard, you can try to turn off permission and world disabling to make them compatible)
  • TagAPI (It could make players show 0 HP and hide team names; works with mob health bars)

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More languages:
Portuguese by AbsintoJ

Other videos: by Techhut by Ultibyte by Failboat103

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  • Avatar of games647 games647 Jan 28, 2016 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @The_PC_Tech_Guy: Go

    Featherboard uses a personal scoreboard instance and HealthBar is using a global scoreboard instance to send the update to all players by one call.

    It's possible to use both at the same time, but it's not possible with the Bukkit API which is based on the minecraft implementation. If you work around the Bukkit API and send the raw packets to the client, it would work.

    This is what I do in ScoreboardStats in order to make it compatible with other scoreboard plugins and it works fine. (ScoreboardStats uses a personal and HealthBar a global scoreboard)

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  • Avatar of The_PC_Tech_Guy The_PC_Tech_Guy Jan 24, 2016 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @games647: Go

    From what I've heard it's because health bar consistently creates the same scoreboard for each player. He explains it on his main project page: (I copied it here in case you don't have a spigotmc account:

    Last edited Jan 24, 2016 by The_PC_Tech_Guy

    This account is so old that I don't even use that username anymore.
    I now go by "robomwm"

  • Avatar of games647 games647 Jan 05, 2016 at 14:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @xIxEnvYxIx: Go

    This is a incompatible bug made by Mojang. It's better to report it to them.

  • Avatar of galacticwarrior galacticwarrior Jan 02, 2016 at 06:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @sakura_blades: Go

    FeatherBoard is actually one of the most downloaded premium plugins on Spigot, lol. (IIRC)

  • Avatar of sakura_blades sakura_blades Dec 28, 2015 at 00:55 UTC - 1 like

    I'd like to point out, that this sort of thing is still possible in 1.8 versions. I have a plugin that uses the over-head nameplate of players to do exactly what HealthBars does, and then some and we have 0 issues displaying information properly.
    Some of the users here, say this plugin still works on 1.8 as well. Though appears there are some things occurring that people aren't too thrilled with. But I see no reason why this plugin cannot continue in the way that it always has. ^.^ People love these kinds of plugins, be a shame to see it discontinued, and since it's been a year since any updates have been made to this plugin, I would dare say it's fallen behind in the updates and some might even declare it dead as far as updates.

    @xIxEnvYxIx: Go

    You realize this hasn't been updated in almost a year right? Despite it still working, I wouldn't expect any updates on it.
    And I have never even heard of FeatherBoard before, so I cannot imagine it's that well used. ;P

    Last edited Dec 28, 2015 by sakura_blades
  • Avatar of xIxEnvYxIx xIxEnvYxIx Dec 27, 2015 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome plugin, would be even better if it was compatible with FeatherBoard. You should really fix this as FeatherBoard is a well used plugin.

  • Avatar of swinglifeaway00 swinglifeaway00 Dec 07, 2015 at 11:32 UTC - 0 likes

    is it possible to disable de death messages? It causes lot of spam on the chat, i've tried to disable all them by essentials and disabling the handle of Health bar and things like that but nothing worked, any idea?

  • Avatar of aenigmat aenigmat Nov 28, 2015 at 18:38 UTC - 1 like

    Hi everyone, in my Spigot 1.8.8 it works perfectly. =)

  • Avatar of alanthya alanthya Oct 20, 2015 at 13:41 UTC - 1 like

    Yep, confirmed working on spigot 1.8.8.

    Alanthya: Beyond Minecraft 1.8 - Server IP: Website:

  • Avatar of Sikatsuu Sikatsuu Aug 31, 2015 at 09:10 UTC - 2 likes

    In your topic it says 1.8+ healthbar won't work anymore. Works fine for me though.


Date created
Mar 23, 2013
Last update
Jan 28, 2014
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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