This plugin will add a blood moon event to your server, each night has a configurable chance of a blood moon. During a blood mood the game is made a lot harder:

  • Skeletons shoot faster.
  • Skeletons shoot fire arrows (that start fires).
  • Zombies spawn with weapons and armor.
  • Mobs can break blocks when focused on a player.
  • Hostile mobs have more health.
  • Small chance of your sword taking massive damage with each strike.
  • Creepers have much more powerful explosions (that cause fire).
  • Any hostile mob killed has a small chance of coming back as a zombie (or other mob).
  • A mob will spawn if you try to sleep.
  • More mobs will spawn.
  • Mobs will drop more XP when killed.
  • Mobs will drop more items when killed
  • Mobs will target players from further away
  • Mobs will move faster
  • Custom texture pack during a bloodmoon, the default one makes the moon red.

All of the features can be configured for each world. See the config section for more information.

Bug Reports / Suggestions

If you find a bug, encounter a problem or have a suggestion, please fill out a ticket via the Tickets link above. I do not have the time to read through the comments section, any comment that fits the previous three categories will be ignored.


  • /bloodmoon start - Starts a bloodmoon event.
  • /bloodmoon stop - Stops a current bloodmoon event.
  • /bloodmoon next - Schedules a bloodmoon for the next night.


  • bloodmoon.admin.start - Allows the player to manually start a bloodmoon
  • bloodmoon.admin.stop - Allows the player to manually stop a bloodmoon
  • bloodmoon.admin.ignore-world-lock - Allows the player to leave the world even if the bloodmoon is active and the lock-in-world feature is enabled

All of these default to OPs only.


Information relating to the config file for this plugin can be found on the config page.

Potential Conflicts

Due to limitations of the Bukkit API, this plugin has to override certain methods from the Minecraft source. If any other plugin replaces the same things it will not be compatible with BloodMoon and weird stuff may happen ! You would still be able to use both plugins but you would need to disable the break-blocks option in the config file, even them some features of either plugin may not work properly.


Contributions to the project are very much welcome, if you have a feature that you want implemented and know a nice way to do it then consider forking the repo and submitting a pull request. These will be accepted as long as the following simple guidelines are followed.

  • Do not edit the structure of the pom.xml file, feel free to add a dependency if you need it but the formatting and structure should not be changed.
  • If you are exposing a new API method, add a JavaDoc comment to it, but don't over-comment internal code.
  • Follow the existing code style, don't antagonise over every space though !

All dependencies that are used are now available from a public Maven repo, so you don't have to worry about building several other projects just to add a simple change any more.

Source Code

Available on GitHub

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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.

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  • Avatar of Zaznay Zaznay Oct 01, 2016 at 12:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update plugin to 1.7.10

    Last edited Oct 02, 2016 by Zaznay
  • Avatar of jakaletta jakaletta Mar 09, 2016 at 03:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this be updated to 1.9? Would love to include this on my Wastelands server!!!

  • Avatar of dnfwasdfgh dnfwasdfgh Jan 24, 2016 at 02:45 UTC - 0 likes
    Such a wonderful plugin!Would you mind my posting your plugin to the Chinese Minecraft Forum ( I would link your site and point out the author.Thank you
  • Avatar of usevalue usevalue Oct 25, 2015 at 18:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @LastTulare: Go

    Well spotted.

    @DredDusk: Go

    I suggest you look at the above post.

  • Avatar of DredDusk DredDusk May 31, 2015 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this updated to 1.8?

  • Avatar of MrIggyman1234 MrIggyman1234 May 05, 2015 at 07:02 UTC - 0 likes

    You should make it that it plays the golden music disc to everyone for the entire blood moon. That would really set an atmosphere.

  • Avatar of DysiLordOfCupcakes DysiLordOfCupcakes Apr 14, 2015 at 01:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Mabey someone can just put a link to the config for me, that would help. ;)

  • Avatar of DysiLordOfCupcakes DysiLordOfCupcakes Apr 14, 2015 at 01:11 UTC - 1 like

    Hello, i am very interested in this plugin.

    But i can't seem to find the config file, i go into the bloodmoon file but there is nothing in it.

    Please help me! :)

  • Avatar of LastTulare LastTulare Mar 18, 2015 at 08:38 UTC - 0 likes

    ERMEGERD!!! It works! And seemingly faster than it used to be!
    Our Last Stand 1.8.1 is in beta phase as plugins get updated and bugs fixed, and the 1.8 craftbukkit builds get stable.
    Still, it's very playable, but our favorite game, ZArena is dead D;
    I am hoping someone will take over this plugin called ZArena. I would even pay for it to be updated for 1.8.1!


Date created
Aug 28, 2011
Last update
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