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MagicSpells is a Minecraft Bukkit plugin that creates magic spells your players can use. Its main purpose is to give your players access to certain abilities that you might not want to give them unlimited access to. However, instead of just giving them access to boring commands, they instead get more interesting spells. Each spell can be configured in many ways:

  • Reagent costs (the cost of using the spell, including items, mana, health, hunger, experience, and item durability)
  • Cooldowns (the amount of time a player must wait between uses)
  • Durations (how long certain effects last)
  • Ranges (how far away spells can be used from their target)
  • Many more options, depending on the spell

Spells can be cast by using the /cast command, swinging a configurable wand item, or both. It's also possible to have them triggered from other actions the player may take. It's all customizable.


Before a player can cast a spell, they must already know it. There are several ways a player can learn a spell:

  • Taught with the teach spell
  • Learned from a spellbook
  • Learned from a tome
  • Gained from a grant permission
  • Purchased from a shop
  • Being a server op (they know all spells) For example, a server op can teach Bob the blink spell by typing: ''/cast teach bob blink''.

Once a spell is learned, it can be cast either by using the ''/cast'' command or by using a wand item. Now that Bob knows the blink spell, he can either cast it by command, by typing ''/cast blink'', or he can cast it with a wand item. To select the spell, he holds the wand in his hand and right clicks. Right clicking will cycle through any spells assigned to the item he is holding. When he has the one he wants, he left clicks to cast.

If Bob does not have the required reagents for the spell, or if he has cast it recently and it is still on cooldown, he will not be able to cast the spell and will instead receive an error message.

If mana is enabled, a player can use the ''/mana'' command to see how much mana they currently have. Mana can also be configured so it is displayed on the experience bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Help me! Why isn't it working?

If - after reading through the information available on this website - you can't figure out why something isn't working, please take the time to submit a proper help request. You can post your request in the MagicSpells forum. You should provide the following information:

  • The CraftBukkit version you're using.
  • The MagicSpells version you're using.
  • Which permissions plugin (if any) you are using.
  • The error in the console, if there is one.
  • Your config file(s). Please don't put them directly into the post, use a service like and just post the link here.

But I need help urgently!

You can try joining the IRC channel #magicspells on EsperNet.

It says I need reagents whenever I cast a spell! Where do I get reagents?

One of the main ideas behind this plugin is to give players cool abilities, but with a cost. The reagents are the spell's cost. This can be configured in the config.yml file individually for every spell. The config option name is "cost". You can also give yourself the magicspells.noreagents permission node.

Why can't my players cast spells? Why does it say "You cannot cast that spell right now" when I try to cast any spell?

Please make sure your permissions are all set up correctly. Look at the permission page for more information. This is usually caused when you are missing magicspells.cast permissions.

Why can't I target players with spells?

There are two main reasons this occurs. Most targetable spells have a target-players option that usually defaults to false. You will need to change this to true to be able to target players with spells. Also make sure your players don't have the magicspells.notarget permission node.

Why don't temporary permissions work with WorldEdit/WorldGuard/CommandBook?

Open the wepif.yml file in your server's root folder. In the section under resolvers, remove all of the entries except DinnerPermsResolver. Then restart your server and see if it works now.

I have a great spell idea! Will you add it?

Please tell me about it by posting in the spell request forum! I can't guarantee that I'll make it, but if it's a feasible idea, I'll definitely consider it. I'm always looking for new spell ideas. Note that I may not respond directly to your idea, but I always read the suggestions.

I know some Java, can I write my own spells?

Yes, you can! Please look at this custom spell creation guide to learn how.

I've found a bug! What do I do?

Please submit a ticket! Please include your CraftBukkit build number, any error in the console, the situation that caused the error (if known), and if you think it's applicable, the list of plugins you use.


Upcoming Changes

Coming in version 3.0:

Recent Changes

View the complete change log.

Questions and Comments

You are welcome to post comments here, but if you would like to ask a question or have any kind of discussion, I would prefer if you post on the MagicSpells forums. It is easier to keep track of posts and discussions there.

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  • Avatar of Airos18 Airos18 Apr 20, 2014 at 15:20 UTC - 0 likes

    some command like /wand? or something? i would like sell enchanted sticks like wands, and books in npc trader

  • Avatar of Mordrogg Mordrogg Apr 20, 2014 at 10:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @robin1122s: Go

    Wat tha fag?

  • Avatar of jonghyek jonghyek Apr 19, 2014 at 17:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @jonghyek: Go





  • Avatar of jonghyek jonghyek Apr 19, 2014 at 16:42 UTC - 0 likes

    About volley magic.

    Arrows were fired from overhead, and it have a little problem.

    For example, sometimes I can't fire arrows when I using volley magic under the tree.

    I just want to fix firing position of arrows. thank you.

  • Avatar of ModingMinecraft ModingMinecraft Apr 16, 2014 at 00:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @theangeldemqn: Go

    If need be just go to the website there are some beta builds that work with 1.7.5

  • Avatar of catprowler catprowler Apr 15, 2014 at 20:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there, I keep getting errors with magic spells Wonder if there is a fix for this. Thank you.

  • Avatar of nisovin nisovin Apr 11, 2014 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @theangeldemqn: Go

    If it's urgent, revert to the CraftBukkit beta build. The dev build should not be used if you want stuff to work.


  • Avatar of theangeldemqn theangeldemqn Apr 10, 2014 at 01:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I Need this but for 1.7.5 soon cuz /cast reload gets an error

  • Avatar of zedarean zedarean Apr 09, 2014 at 10:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it currently possible to modify a spells duration if a conditionvar is met? There is no action modifier for duration, but is there another way to do it that I'm unaware of?

  • Avatar of Sekoshiba Sekoshiba Apr 07, 2014 at 11:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @ModingMinecraft: Go

    I found the config setting for cast with fist, thanks! :D

    Now I just need to find the syntax for fist as a cast item...

    Edit: it's "air"

    Last edited Apr 07, 2014 by Sekoshiba


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Jan 24, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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Recent files
  • R: v3.1 for CB 1.7.2-R0.2 Jan 24, 2014
  • B: v3.0-b6 for CB 1.6.4-R1.0 Oct 24, 2013
  • B: v3.0-b5 for 1.6.4 Oct 01, 2013
  • B: v3.0-b4 for CB 1.6.2-R1.0 Sep 20, 2013
  • B: v3.0-b3 for CB 1.6.2-R1.0 Sep 16, 2013



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