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Griefing Protection

ProtectionStones allows a player to place a special block, and this protects their area from griefing.

This small plugin was inspired by PreciousStones but only has the property protection blocks. This allows players to place one of three types of ore blocks to protect their property.

The player doesn't require any special permissions, they just need to get one of the three following ore blocks which you can give or sell in game using other plugins:

Coal Ore gives 11x11x11 protection area.

Lapis Ore gives 21x21x21 protection area.

Diamond Ore gives 41x41x41 protection area.

See the Configuration Page if you would like to change the block types, the dimensions or even set the Y-Axis to be from sky to bedrock, set group limiting, etc.

When the player places the block it creates a WorldGuard Region that gives the player ownership of that area and in turn grief protection. If the player breaks the ProtectionStone then they get the stone back and the region is removed from WorldGuard's Region List.

To install simply copy the ProtectionStones.jar file to your plugins folder, no configuration necessary. The following Ore Blocks are supported as the defaults: Coal Ore, Lapis Ore, Diamond Ore.

ProtectionStones Regions

ProtectionStones Creates WorldGuard Regions with the following naming convention:




The x, y, and z coordinates are the location of the placed ProtectionStone which is in the center of the WorldGuard Region it creates. If the Region.SKYBEDROCK Setting is set to "true" (see the Configuration Page) then Y-Axis of the ProtectionStone isn't necessarily the vertical center of the region.

Incompatible with PreciousStones

Both plugins act on the same kind of ore blocks and have the same command name of "/ps".

Requires WorldGuard

WorldGuard is used to create and remove regions when the blocks are placed, otherwise ProtectionStones won't do anything (set not to load if WorldGuard isn't found).

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  • Avatar of charlienutsak charlienutsak Nov 24, 2015 at 08:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I very much like this plugin, its a very important part to my server and i hope you continue to release updates as there are some errors that are a problem. Please continue this plugin.

  • Avatar of ItzPandaTV ItzPandaTV Nov 07, 2015 at 00:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @IVWU1TN37 its compatible with 1.8, just download the latest upload & worldguard.

  • Avatar of Poeskak Poeskak Oct 11, 2015 at 04:08 UTC - 1 like

    /ps flag use true is broken? maybe something do to with world guard or something.

    Please fix or tell me how to fix

    Kind Regards

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 19, 2015 at 13:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bobcat00: Go

    I didnt know about that one, I'll try it soon as I can. Thanks!


  • Avatar of Bobcat00 Bobcat00 Aug 19, 2015 at 08:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Has anyone tried this?
    Does it really use UUIDs?

    Server: - Survival/PVP, 7 Mob Arenas, Creative World
    Web site:

  • Avatar of IVWU1TN37 IVWU1TN37 Aug 17, 2015 at 00:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Please upgrade this plugin to minecraft 1.8.x =D because its so simple and awesome to use ProtectionStones!

    In our server we sell blocks in exchange of items (like 32 gold ingot for 64 raw beef), so ProtectionStones works perfectly for us as we can sell any ProtectionStones in our store using this method

    Of course we are having some issues with the current ProtectionStones1.9j like owners cant interact with their stuff such as chest, doors, buttons etc. in the range of their own ProtectionStones :/

    The thing it works like charm is to protect and block others who want to grief =D so we are using them as LockStones so when the owners arent in their own house or disconnect from the server they put this on their property

    ... Isnt fancy, we know that, but its the way we survive until you upgrade your plugin to minecraft 1.8.x so, keep it awesome, we'll keep waiting =D

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 15, 2015 at 12:16 UTC - 1 like

    @ddonofrio: Go

    It works well, but its doesn't support all PS features. I don't want to sell protectection ores, I want players to use a normal ore (that I define) for claiming areas. I want to have multiple ores with each having a different claim size.

    If you add those features I change to your plugin, else I'll continue using Grief protection and waiting (hopefully) for PS to update.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 02, 2015 at 12:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @ddonofrio: Go

    OK, I'll have a better look at it in the new few days and try it out.

  • Avatar of ddonofrio ddonofrio Aug 02, 2015 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    LibelulaProtectionBlocks is simple as this plugin is. In fact I took the idea from this plugin. In fact I asked AxelDios about it source code for contributing on it but he denied my request breaking it self licence.

    Just take a look to LibelulaProtectionBlocks feature list, it not also supports every single ProtectionStones functionalities but adds a lot of them.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 02, 2015 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Krauti2: Go

    UUID support is the main problem. Grief Protection is very good, but overkill for what I want.


Date created
Dec 20, 2011
Last update
Jan 12, 2015
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