Make anything drop anything, anyhow!

Minecraft 1.7 features (click)!!

OtherDrops allows you to add anything from a simple "glass drops glass" or mob rewards, to a complex overhaul of your servers drops with drops differing depending on tools, biome, time, weather and much more, along with custom messages, actions and commands.

OtherDrops is lightweight* (it only acts on what you configure) and respects most protection plugins (eg. WorldGuard, Regios) settings. Many examples are included that you can enable and/or customize as you wish.

Getting Started (tutorials)

Core Features

  • Drop anything!* (*from Bukkit - if it doesn't, let me know)
  • Use triggers such as block break, combat, fishing & more
  • Conditions to fine-tune your drops such as tool, world, regions, weather, permissions & more
  • Add actions including damage, healing, messages, potion effects & more
  • Easy syntax allows you to quickly customize drops & rewards for your server
  • Future Support
    • Where-ever possible the official Bukkit lists are used so OtherDrops supports all current and future:
    • blocks, items, mobs, enchantments, potion effects, biomes,
    • spawn reasons, tree, villager professions, cat & skeleton types
  • Support for special item data:
    • Custom names & lore text
    • Enchanted weapons & armour (or add random enchantments)
    • Enchant anything with unlimited levels (dirt with level 30 damage?)
    • Enchanted books with any enchantment
    • Written books (wtih custom title/author/pages)
    • Leather armour colors
    • Custom fireworks colors
    • Skull types & custom player heads
  • Support for special mob data:
    • Custom names, HP (health) & equipment for any mob
    • Baby animals (all "Ageable" mobs - chicken, cow, pig, zombie etc)
    • Tame wolves (including collar color) or cats (& different cat types)
    • Sheep colors (and sheared/unsheared)
    • Villager professions, villager zombies, powered creepers & agressive level for pig-zombies
    • Wither skeletons, Slime & lava-slimes of any size
  • Economy support (via Vault)
    • Support for all major economy plugins (see Vault project page)
    • Players can gain, lose or steal money based on fixed amount or percentage
    • Compatible with "MoneyDrop" to drop physical money items.


  • Multi-world support - create separate files to handle each world
  • Add super rare drops with chance values down to 0.000000001%
  • Specify tools required (or a list of tools eg. [any sword, -diamond sword])
  • Lorename, Heroes (class & level) conditions
  • Cooldowns


  • Apply actions alongside the drop (or even without a drop)
  • Damage tools and/or consume items (eg. use dyes to color wool)
  • Damage or heal the victim, player or even the whole world
  • Apply potion effects to the victim, player, radius, world or server
  • Display custom messages (or a list of messages with one selected at random)
  • Create explosions, lightning, visual effects (including particles), sound effects
  • Run commands


  • Give leaves various chances of dropping apples, sticks, cocoa beans, saplings, etc on break and/or leaf decay.
  • Make glass, stairs, and boats reclaimable (can be tool-specific if you wish).
  • Allow gold and iron to be mined directly into ingots with a golden pickaxe.
  • Allow users to right-click on cobblestone with vines in hand to turn the cobblestone mossy.
  • Nerf mob traps by disabling drops from environmental damage.
  • Unleash the zombie apocalypse by setting zombies to drop zombies when they die! (This can be world-specific.)
  • Make mobs that don't normally spawn naturally spawn.
  • Make mob spawning, drops, and events biome specific!


Dev 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.

Help Wanted

Would you like to help improve OtherDrops? Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Media/art: OtherDrops could really do with some tutorial and example videos.
  • Testers: Testers who are able to go through the plugin and rigorously check that things (both existing and new features) work as they should. PM Zarius your Skype (or other IM) details if you're interested or jump on the IRC channel.
  • Programming: any assistance is welcomed - see the todo list here for some ideas. Anyone with refactoring and/or automated testing experience that wants to assist would be great.


Many thanks to these people who helped with OtherDrops:

  • Cyklo: creator of the original OtherBlocks. OtherDrops is a continuation of Cyklo's original OtherBlocks (2011) plugin.
  • Celtic Minstrel: many code commits and a major overhaul of the code moving into version 2.0. Moved on to create DropFactory.
  • Rofang: major update of OtherDrops documentation.
  • RugRats13: lots of testing and some documentation.
  • Faldonboy & Steelsouls: currently maintaining and improving the documentation.


Many long nights are spent improving OtherDrops so if you like it please consider a donation to my coffee fund :) Donate


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  • Avatar of mat41997 mat41997 Oct 12, 2015 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes


    [17:59:47] [Server thread/INFO]: [OtherDrops:2.8b.596] Config loaded - total targets: 0 sections: 0 failed: 0
    [17:59:47] [Server thread/INFO]: [OtherDrops:2.8b.596] OtherDrops printing list:
    [17:59:47] [Server thread/ERROR]: Error occurred while enabling OtherDrops v2.8b.596 (Is it up to date?)
    	at com.gmail.zariust.otherdrops.OtherDrops.exportEnumLists(OtherDrops.java:119) ~[?:?]
    	at com.gmail.zariust.otherdrops.OtherDrops.onEnable(OtherDrops.java:89) ~[?:?]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:321) ~[PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:340) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:405) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:357) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:317) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.s(MinecraftServer.java:408) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.k(MinecraftServer.java:372) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:327) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:267) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:561) [PaperSpigot-1.8.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT-latest.jar:git-PaperSpigot-978982e-efd6cb0]
    	at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_60]

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  • Avatar of Noxcode Noxcode Oct 11, 2015 at 00:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @martini002: Go

    You unfortunatelly can't with this plugin.

    @broluigi: Go

    Don't write again the material name for each actions. The dash are here to do the job. In the config file, you can mention only one time each material. You must write all of what you want in the same part.

        - chance: 60%
          command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Low"
        - chance: 20%
          command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Medium"
        - chance: 5%
          command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 High"
        - chance: 9%
          command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Cluster"
        - chance: 1%
          command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Magical"

    @Ninjakiwi77: Go

    Please use "code" tags, thus we can see if you well consider the indents (look at the exemple above). If you did, I thing the problem comes from your server (Cauldron ?) version. You can also try this code :

        - drop: STRING/1-2/70%
        - drop: BONE/1-2/70%
    Last edited Oct 11, 2015 by Noxcode
  • Avatar of Ninjakiwi77 Ninjakiwi77 Oct 05, 2015 at 01:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok need some help, I've been trying to get it so that certain passive mobs drop other items (bones, string, slime) as i use a server without aggresive mobs but I can't get the thing to work, I have the mod enabled on the server thus us what i have in the config for it: SHEEP: - tool: ALL drop: STRING quantity: 1-2 chance: 70%

    - tool: ALL drop: BONE quantity: 1-2 chance: 70% Can anyone see where i have gone wrong in this, If you need any other information other than this i can provide it

  • Avatar of TheMercury199 TheMercury199 Sep 27, 2015 at 16:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Was wondering if I could get a bit of help here. I configured the following drop

            - drop: DIAMOND@1~Raw Diamond
              name: 'Raw Diamond'
              quantity: 1-3

    on a 1.7.10 server with worldguard and several other plugins.
    The diamond ore when broken drops the diamonds as expected. However, it will still drop the diamonds in a world guarded area where the player does not have permission to break blocks. This obviously is an issue as it allows for a very big exploit. Do any of you have a suggestion?

  • Avatar of Mudentmouse Mudentmouse Sep 23, 2015 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make there have more commands like phatloots?

  • Avatar of Bolts4Life619 Bolts4Life619 Sep 20, 2015 at 19:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I was wondering does this work with other mods as in changing the drops for orespawn/divinerpg etc. I am making a pack and want to make the nether star harder to get, and I restricted the wither boss from dropping it but that is a vanilla mob. Now I am trying to restrict Mothra from Orespawn from dropping it, and it's not working. This is how I have it set up:

    danger.orespawn.Mothra: - drop: 7098/25 chance: 100% - drop: gold_nugget/53 chance: 100% - drop: item_frame/1 chance: 100% - drop: blaze_rod/3 chance: 100%

    I have also tried just Mothra as the name and it was a nogo. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you!

  • Avatar of broluigi broluigi Sep 17, 2015 at 17:21 UTC - 0 likes

    How do we do command chances?

            - tool: [ANY]
              chance: 60%
              command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Low"
            - tool: [ANY]
              chance: 20%
              command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Medium"
            - tool: [ANY]
              chance: 5%
              command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 High"
            - tool: [ANY]
              chance: 9%
              command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Cluster"
            - tool: [ANY]
              chance: 1%
              command: "/*archoncrates key %p 1 Magical"

    Isnt working, but when i Do a single one it works properly


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  • Avatar of LepercyXL LepercyXL Sep 15, 2015 at 10:04 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem with this plugin when it comes to configuring a WitherBoss

    When you first attack the Wither it drops a Nether Star. Players can then run and take it without killing the Wither. But if they choose to stay and fight, they sometimes have a chance at a 2nd Nether Star.

    WITHER: - drop: money/2500 message: ["You earned $2500!"] - drop: XP/1000 message: ["You gained 1000 XP!"] - tool: ALL drop: NETHER_STAR quantity: 1 - tool: ALL drop: BEACON quantity: 1 message: ["The Gods feel you should be Rewarded!"] chance: 1 - tool: ALL drop: DIAMOND_CHESTPLATE@!PROTECTION_ENVIROMENT#4!DURABILITY#3!PROTECTION_EXPLOSION#4&8WitherResistance quantity: 1 chance: 2 - tool: ALL drop: DIAMOND_LEGS@!DURABILITY#3!PROTECTION_PROJECTILE#4!PROTECTION_ENVIROMENT#4&8WitherFortitude quantity: 1 chance: 2 - tool: ALL drop: DIAMOND_HELMET@!DURABILITY#3!PROTECTION_ENVIROMENT#4!OXYGEN#3!WATER_WORKER#1&8WitherTolerance quantity: 1 chance: 2 - tool: ALL drop: DIAMOND_FEET@!DURABILITY#3!PROTECTION_FALL#4!PROTECTION_FIRE&8WitherEndurance quantity: 1 chance: 2 - tool: ALL drop: DIAMOND_AXE@!DURABILITY#3!DAMAGE_ALL#5!LOOT_BONUS_MOBS#3!KNOCKBACK&8WitherBane quantity: 1 chance: 2

    Any help to figure this out would be appreciated :p

  • Avatar of martini002 martini002 Sep 14, 2015 at 18:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, i cant do this: I want my players when die by other drop their inventories but not the iron armor, sword and bow, how would you do that?


  • Avatar of xH3LLRAIZ3Rx xH3LLRAIZ3Rx Sep 14, 2015 at 15:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @ZariusT: Go

    I just tried it, its not dropping, all its dropping is Iron Ore


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