LoreLocks is a plugin which allows you to physically secure your chests with chest locks and traps.


  • Physical, Craftable Locks
  • Lockpicking
    • Innovative system to pick locks
    • Pickproof locks
  • Keys for locks



Default Locks

Locks come in 6 difficulties, 1-5 change the cylinder count of the lock and the 6th difficulty makes the lock unpickable, or in other words only the person which has the key can open the lock.

To create a key of a lock simply drop a lockpick on it.

Depending on the difficulty locks have a different amount of cylinders

  • Difficulty 1 has 3 cylinders
  • Difficulty 2 has 4 cylinders
  • Difficulty 3 has 5 cylinders
  • Difficulty 4 has 6 cylinders
  • Difficulty 5 has 7 cylinders

Then place it in the first slot of the chest (upper left slot) to lock the chest. Make sure to create a key by dropping a lockpick onto the lock before locking the chest if you want to avoid picking your own chest every time.

If you forget to create a key from an unpickable lock ask an admin for help, he can bypass the lock and open the chest for you.


Default Traps

Traps are items which will secure your chest even more, to add a trap to a chest place it in the second slot, right next to the lock.

They are triggered when a player fails to pick the chest, i.E. whenever he clicks the wrong cylinder and the lock gets reset.

Types of traps

The damage trap

Damage traps damage the player which is trying to pick the lock every time he fails to pick the right cylinder. Power determines the amount of hearts (not half hearts) which are taken away.

The explosive trap

Explosive traps create an explosion on the location of the player failing to pick the lock. The explosion does not damage any blocks. For the power of explosive traps check this wiki article.

The poison trap

Poison traps apply the poison potion effect to the player failing, the power attribute determines the level of the poison effect.

The power attribute ranges from 1-127.


Two videos to show the basics with the default configuration by EricAutopsy

Making locks and keys

Picking a lock

Video covering the plugin by Fat_Thumbs from SoulFire

Fat_Thumbs updated video

German tutorial by ModdyLP

Servers using this plugin

Due to request I'll add a list with servers using this plugin :)


A british minecraft server

Homepage: *click*


Owner: Debzy86


A modern zombie survival server

Homepage: *click*

IP/Hostname: necropolis-mc.com

Owner: docwho123456


The most epik Minecraft survival experience. Ever.

Homepage: *click*

IP/Hostname: epikwestmc.no-ip.org

Owner: Zoroark173

Rise of Kings

Rise of Kings - The challenging roleplay server!

Homepage: *click*


Owner: Imjoebaker

Home of the Weary Travelers

Home of the Weary Travelers - The next MMO experience!

Homepage: *click*


Owner: Famlen

[PVE] Medieval Survival Roleplay

[PVE] Medieval Survival Roleplay

IP/Hostname: arrawn1306.no-ip.biz:25565

Owner: Arrawn1306

Kings and Glory

Kings and Glory is a hard core roleplay server.

Homepage: *click*


Owner: mr_T87

⚔ Age of Adventure ⚔

A West Indies Adventure Role-play Server

Homepage: *click*

IP/Hostname: aoanetwork.net


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  • Avatar of NathanWolf NathanWolf Apr 23, 2015 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @SmallSansSerif: Go

    Looking through the code a bit, I think (unfortunately) the way this plugin is "tagging" lock, key and lockpick items isn't compatible with 1.8- you can no longer put damage values on items that don't support them, the client will show a broken/missing image. As far as I know you can't fix this, even with a resource pack (or I'd be exploiting it like crazy for custom item textures...)

    It's possible you could fix this by configs only, just change all the "DV" options in the config to 0 .. I didn't test this and don't know for sure if it will break the way lorelocks scans for items, though. As in, it might make it so any iron ingot works as a lock- though it looks like there is also some lore-checking that happens, so maybe it'll be fine... ?


  • Avatar of SmallSansSerif SmallSansSerif Apr 23, 2015 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I found a git repository that appears to add the new door types to this:


    I'm using Spigot 1.8.3 and locks show up as the magenta/black blocks too. Does anyone know a work around for this or can this be updated for 1.8.3?

  • Avatar of Digger105 Digger105 Apr 19, 2015 at 17:04 UTC - 1 like

    Can you please update this plugin? I am running a 1.8 server but when I try to craft the items, the items are pink and black!

  • Avatar of JBuscus101 JBuscus101 Feb 08, 2015 at 07:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Could You Or Someone Else Update This To Support 1.8, The New Doors Can't Be Locked And The Textures Are Messed Up!

  • Avatar of MP501st MP501st Jan 31, 2015 at 19:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I get an error every time someone clicks a blaze rod. here is the stack trace:

            at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:297) ~[craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62) ~[craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:501) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:486) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.PlayerConnection.a(PlayerConnection.java:1669) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.PacketPlayInSetCreativeSlot.a(SourceFile:23) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.PacketPlayInSetCreativeSlot.a(SourceFile:9) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.PacketHandleTask.run(SourceFile:13) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_31]
            at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_31]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.z(MinecraftServer.java:643) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.DedicatedServer.z(DedicatedServer.java:284) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.y(MinecraftServer.java:598) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:506) [craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_31]
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
            at com.github.derwisch.loreLocks.LoreLocks.isKey(LoreLocks.java:394) ~[?:?]
            at com.github.derwisch.loreLocks.LoreLocksListener.onInventoryClick_ApplyKey(LoreLocksListener.java:306) ~[?:?]
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor101.invoke(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) ~[?:1.8.0_31]
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) ~[?:1.8.0_31]
            at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:295) ~[craftbukkit-1.8.jar:git-Bukkit-4470462]
            ... 14 more
  • Avatar of nashoxx nashoxx Jan 25, 2015 at 04:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Also, no commands?

  • Avatar of nashoxx nashoxx Jan 25, 2015 at 04:27 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason I can't craft any of these. I'm using the latest version of this plugin: LoreLocks v2.2.2.3 ¡

    And Spigot 1.7.10-1.8, the plugin loads but I try to craft any of these recipes bu nothing works, I can't craft anything.

  • Avatar of MP501st MP501st Jan 20, 2015 at 18:45 UTC - 1 like

    @REMLIK1: Go

    I really love this plugin and came across the same problem. And i found the solution. just go into your config.yml and change all the DV values to 0. for example 'LockDV: 5' will become 'LockDV: 0'. all your locks will have to be replaced or edited though. LoreLocks will then start creating items with the right texture.

    hopes this helps :)

  • Avatar of REMLIK1 REMLIK1 Jan 20, 2015 at 09:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the plugin and even works on CB 1.8, but the only issue i have are the graphics in game, where locks, lockpicks, and keys come up as a black and pink box, which seems like a missing texture.

    Hope to see this plugin go far into the future! :)

  • Avatar of kjp236 kjp236 Oct 19, 2014 at 02:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @FlOppythp: Go

    Looks like to me, you're the one crying here. Oh, you got a server to run, Too Bad. That's your problem. Besides, If you can make the plugin yourself why don't you go make one? Unless you've got a contract with him, the author does not have any obligation to do anything.

    What if I tell you, to Stop whatever you are doing in life and make a plugin that does the same thing, right now. How would you feel?

    Word of advice, Don't go around calling others "kid" while acting like one yourself. No one's gonna take you seriously.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2014 by kjp236


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