NBTEditor allows easy customization of many aspects of Minecraft, through the modification of NBT tags. This is not like any other NBT editor, entity customization is easy, using a book based GUI.

Features include:

  • Customization of entities;
  • Customization of spawners;
  • Renaming of items;
  • Creation of multi-effect potions, with no limits;
  • Enchantment of items, with no limits;
  • Dyeing of leather armor, with any RGB color;
  • Creation of player heads;
  • and much more...

Edit now, spawn later: The Book of Souls is most powerful feature of the NBTEditor, it allows for easy entity customization. Create bosses, custom villagers, flying creepers, flower pots or anything you like. No data files, no one-time customization, just keep the book safe and you can spawn as many entities as you like.

In addition to editing entities, you can edit spawners, potions, items (name, lore and enchantments) as well as player heads, beacons and jukeboxes.

All Items, Entities and Spawners are fully compatible with the Vanilla Minecraft!
Great for creating adventure maps!

Minecraft 1.8 and The Future

As of 16 Jan 2015, the NBTEditor v1.2 is compatible with Spigot 1.8 (BuildTools).

I'm not actively working on this plugin, updates may or may not arrive.

Bukkit is dead, Spigot still lives. As of now and with the server software in such crippled state, I feel that there no point in continuing to add new features to this.

I may continue to provide compatibility updates, but from 1.8 and forward I will only ensure compatibility with Spigot built using Spigot's BuildTools.

I've been away from Minecraft for over a year and now is not the time to get back to it. Nevertheless I'm excited with projects like Glowstone and Sponge and I'm interested in one day rebooting the NBTEditor from scratch using the Sponge API, if Minecraft is still alive by then.

It was very delightful to see this piece of software be used so many people over the last 2 years. Thanks for all the support.

Cheers, goncalomb (16 Jan 2015).

NBTEditor is open-source under GPLv3.

Source Code | Dev. Builds

Dev. Builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.

Please read the FAQ before asking any questions.

Plugin Review - NBTEditor by Mrgordon301

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The awesome NBTEditor logo was made by Sy_Gibbon from the french Minecraft community nefald.fr, they also have the documentation of NBTEditor and other plugins in french. Check them out.

Check out my other plugin: CustomItemsAPI that adds a few cool items to the game.

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  • Avatar of kungfushark kungfushark Mar 25, 2015 at 20:29 UTC - 1 like

    Book of Souls Corrupted

    Whenever I read a book of souls, it shows me the tags just fine, but if I try to spawn using that book of souls, it says it is corrupted. However, if I don't read the book of souls, it can still spawn mobs.

  • Avatar of AaleX23 AaleX23 Mar 25, 2015 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @TributeW: Go

    I don't know what happens. I test it on my server and mobs hit normally. Sorry.

  • Avatar of TributeW TributeW Mar 25, 2015 at 04:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @TributeW: Go

    Some mobs hit mega fast. I'm talking 100000 times a second. Is there a way to decrease this?

  • Avatar of AaleX23 AaleX23 Mar 23, 2015 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @BogglePoop: Go

    Yes it is possible with the variable max-entities or count. Max-entities is for mobs around the spawner and count is for how many mobs are spawning per time. But if you mean a certain amount, I think it is impossible.

  • Avatar of AaleX23 AaleX23 Mar 23, 2015 at 19:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Same than dreamking, the book of souls is easily corrupted. I can't change armors, when doing /bos offers with Villager it is corrupted easily. So it piss me off because it really need the book of souls to work. Please make a bugfix and update. Thanks for your help.

  • Avatar of TributeW TributeW Mar 22, 2015 at 08:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Some mobs hit mega fast. I'm talking 100000 times a second. Is there a way to decrease this?

  • Avatar of dreamking dreamking Mar 15, 2015 at 05:32 UTC - 1 like

    Greetings, i am running v1.2 for mc 1.8, i have observed that when edditing variables. and adding more i can not get past making 6 variables or changes to it, this includes adding armor, changing the name, everything. I checked the console and no errors were showing, all i saw was ingame it said "that Book Of Souls is Corrupted" the example one i have used so far is a pigzombie,

    changes include

    raising maxhp to 500 setting HP to 500 renaming to "PigKnight" adding iron armor through /bos items

    between each of those steps, i tested if they worked, all worked untill i got to the armor, i tried changing the order, and the same thing happens after i reach a total of 6 changes in all (treated each piece of armor as seperate so i could be certain). I have tried with other mobs, and with doing different variables and changes, and the same thing has happened. Any ideas on how to fix?

  • Avatar of BogglePoop BogglePoop Mar 14, 2015 at 10:27 UTC - 0 likes

    How do i limit the amount of mobs a spawner can spawn? is it possible?

  • Avatar of zedsdeadbabyzedsdead zedsdeadbabyzedsdead Mar 09, 2015 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @TributeW: Go

    No problems, I hope it'll work for you.

  • Avatar of TributeW TributeW Mar 09, 2015 at 19:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @zedsdeadbabyzedsdead: Go

    Wow you're a life saver. Thank you so much. We already have normal mob spawning turned off. I originally coded a spawning plugin but it lagged the server too much. Haven't tested your method yet but it sounds like what I'm looking for. Thanks!

    Will update if I need help.


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Mar 12, 2013
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