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What is CustomSpawners?

CustomSpawners lets you make any block a mob spawner! These spawners can be of any type, have many configurable properties, and can be hidden because materials like stone, grass, even air can be a spawner block! After creation, you can use it like in-game MCEdit to make custom mob spawner blocks too!

The mob types can be customized as well. Create mobs for your spawners like giant slimes that have only half a heart of health, different colored sheep, and if you want the ultimate boss, try giants or charged creepers with damage resistance and regeneration potion effects! You can even change how mobs take and deal damage!

Some Ideas for CustomSpawners:

  • Make multiplayer dungeons with mobs that only appear when you get close!
  • Make arenas with powerful waves of mobs!
  • Create puzzles that won't turn off a spawner until solved!
  • Create entities that can only be damaged from certain items or objects!
  • Make ultra-dynamic dungeons that change depending on the amount of players in them!
  • Make Custom Mob Spawners in-game! (No MCEdit required!)

Getting Started

Tutorial Series Playlist on YouTube:

If you make a video about CustomSpawners, let me know and I could post it here!


Simply download the CustomSpawners jar file from the download button above, and drop it in you plugins directory. Make sure you only have one version of CustomSpawners in the directory. After that, you can refer to the configuration page on the wiki for configuration of the plugin.

Basic Usage

I strongly recommend watching the tutorial series! I go into much more depth there.

To make a spawner, follow these steps!

  1. Login to your server.
  2. Run the command "/cse create <type of entity>" where "<type of entity>" is a mob like a pig or zombie. Note the GOLD ID number printed on screen.
  3. Select the entity with "/cse select <id>" where "<id>" is the golden ID given to you.
  4. You can set properties to the mob now, all of which are listed on the wiki.
  5. Now look at the block you want to make a spawner on, and run "/css create". You will see a ID number in gold for the spawner too.
  6. Select the spawner with "/css select <id>" where "<id>" is the golden spawner ID given to you.
  7. Make the spawner work in any light level by running "/css maxlight 15".
  8. Turn on the spawner with "/css on" and watch the mobs spawn!

Some other useful commands:

  • "/customspawners" - displays the plugin info, and provides links to the main page for CustomSpawners and thebiologist13's BukkitDev profile.
  • "/css on [id]" - Turns a spawner on.
  • "/css off [id]" - Turns a spawner off.
  • "/css listall" - list all the existing spawners and locations.
  • "/cse listall" - list all the existing entities and their names if they have one.
  • "/css setname [id]" - gives a spawner a name so it is easier to find.
  • "/cse setname [id]" - gives an entity a name so you can identify it easier.

Development and Downloads

CustomSpawners is currently in Beta and may have a few bugs here and there. Many features will be modified, added, or improved on soon! You can download these versions from the download button above.


If you find any bugs, errors, or generally odd behavior, please create a ticket. You can also PM me or send me an email ([email protected]). Please include any error stacks, crash reports, what caused the error, and a description of what happened. Thanks!

Known bugs and changelog can be found on the file details:

Source for CustomSpawners is on Github!

Want to Add Economy Features?
CustomSpawners now has a extension to allow buying/selling of spawner blocks! Just download CustomSpawnersEco!

Finally, thanks to Yolju and others for ideas on updates! I will be adding more each update!


Check out the new CustomSpawners Wiki on Github! I am now putting plugin usage, commands, permissions, configuration, and other info on there.


CustomSpawners now has a FAQ! I've answered a lot of questions there.


Hey! I would really, really, REALLY appreciate it if you could donate to CustomSpawners. It helps a ton, because these things take months to make and are hard to maintain.

Also, I like doing this and don't want a real job XD.

As an added bonus, donors have the option of having their name listed here and when "/customspawners" is run on any server with CustomSpawners! If you are already a donor, or donate now, just email me (from the email account you donated from) with your Minecraft username and I will add it to the list!

Click the Button on the top right above download to donate via PayPal!

Insanehero (Block Empires Server)
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Upcoming Features

  • Bugfixes! (Will this ever go away? :D)
  • More economy stuff like give spawner commands!
  • Pick up custom spawner blocks!
  • Custom path finding, AI, and waypoints for mobs!
  • Particle effects!
  • Spawn cycles!
  • A lot of other things!
  • Other things suggested or pointed out in comments!
  • Secret easter eggs!

Have Fun!

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  • Avatar of damien07092001 damien07092001 Sep 04, 2016 at 11:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Cant get it to work on my 1.8 server? i downloaded all the possible files :( help?

  • Avatar of hankco hankco Dec 21, 2015 at 16:04 UTC - 1 like

    Hey guys sorry I haven't worked on this in a while, but I have fixed the error a lot of you were encountering and plan to continue updating this plugin. You can download the lastest version here Link for 1.8

    or check out the fork on GitHub here.

  • Avatar of mehdin85 mehdin85 Aug 07, 2015 at 17:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @hankco: Go

    Not working for 1.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT :( rly lot of ppl need it :)

  • Avatar of epicbastion epicbastion Jul 20, 2015 at 09:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @hankco: Go

    error with your update

    my log file at

    Last edited Jul 20, 2015 by epicbastion


  • Avatar of hankco hankco Jul 09, 2015 at 22:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Stumpy_hd: Go

    The file I linked in my previous post should work for 1.8

  • Avatar of Stumpy_hd Stumpy_hd Jul 09, 2015 at 21:03 UTC - 0 likes

    +do you have a 1.8 version

  • Avatar of hankco hankco Jul 02, 2015 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes
    Hey guys I have updated this plugin to 1.8.7,
    Download for jar: Link
    Link to github project: Link
    I have forked his project on github and began my own branch of his project. There are still a few bugs I haven't worked out, but I will fix them soon. Let me know if you encounter any errors or crashes with this plugin.
  • Avatar of danichef danichef Mar 30, 2015 at 13:00 UTC - 0 likes

    pls update it

  • Avatar of Si7VdeR Si7VdeR Oct 29, 2014 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me_Goes_RAWR: Go

    Great plugin but I think your version is broken in many ways, I can't set health values or minlight values. It keeps telling me I need to use an integer for light levels and a number for the health one but it just doesn't work.

  • Avatar of MathiasPlaysMC MathiasPlaysMC Oct 15, 2014 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    oh it is please updata it This is amzing plugin i realy need it


Date created
Jul 05, 2012
Last update
Jul 13, 2013
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