DeathTpPlus announces a death with a random message based on the death cause and allows you to teleport to the point of death It can also create a TombStone at the place you died to let you save your inventory (aka DeadMansChest).You can also create a tomb sign which can be used as respawn point and as a place of information of how often you died and what your last death cause was.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to some issues with yaml you can get the following error: unacceptable character '?' " in the log, The fix is to remove the ä atm from the default messages and if you have custom messages to remove any of them using special characters. Sorry about that!

How does it work?

Take a look at how it works.. Videos

Also take a look at this picture to know what I'm talking about in the config file and on these pages AllTheStuff

Based on the original plugin from lonelydime. Integrates a fork of furt from cenotaph and tomb from dark_balor.

PLEASE NOTE: Mung3r is taken over from here, he did already help me a lot and is willing to keep this plugin updated. THANKS a lot



  • Use /deathtp to teleport back to where you died.
  • Optional: Charge a player an item to teleport (must be in the player's hand).
  • Optional: Vault support for economies


  • Customizable messages for every kind of death.
  • Supports multiple messages per kind of death, chosen randomly when someone dies.
  • Custom colors per message.
  • PvP messages that show the attacker as well as what they killed with. Item names have been cleaned up to look pretty.
  • Optional: Show deathsigns where someone died and how they died.


  • Create a TombStone where you die and save your inventory.
  • Highly Configurable via Permissions
  • More Info on the TombStone Page


  • Create a Tomb Sign which holds the following information: The name of the player, the number of times he died and what was the last cause.
  • Can be used as respawn point after death
  • There can be more than one Tomb
  • You can configure if the respawn point is based upon the world the player is in or across worlds
  • More Info on the Tomb Page

Other stuff

  • Streaks (Show a custom message when someone has killed a custom set of people or died a custom amount of times.)
  • DeathLogs (Show the total number of times somebody died)
  • MultiKills (Well... you know.... quake style... no sound though :-) )
  • More Info on the DeathTpPlus Page

Don't want one of the features? No worries! Just disable it in the config file and it'll be like that feature isn't in the plugin at all! The file IOs aren't called and neither are the methods used for those features. Worried about performance? Don't be!


  • Upload the DeathTpPlus.jar file into your plugins directory.
  • Start your server or do a reload
  • Configure the config.yml file in your plugins/DeathTpPlus/
  • Change the deathmessages and tombmessages to your liking, if you have some good ones post them here!
  • Give the permissions to use certain commands or features
  • Restart your server or do a reload to read changed config

Further Information like permissions, configuration and commands




DynMap Integration





  • Upcoming Features
  • MAJOR Internal Reworking (that is really necessary)
  • Updates to RB of CB


  • Q: Colors are not working correctly in messages, what is wrong?
    A: If you are using Essentials Chat turn that off, otherwise you need to live with it or ask Essentials Teams why that happens.
  • Q: What does "expected <block end>, but found Scalar" in my log messages mean?
    A: Probably you forgot to use \" or ' to get a "
  • Q: I see a killed by X message but I did use /suicide from essentials or similar.
    A: This is a bug of the other plugin not setting the death cause correctly. Nothing I can do. Sorry.
  • Q: If I die in a cave or in nether and use /deathtp I will teleport back to the place I died but on top of the world
    A: Change teleportToHighestBlock: true to false but read the comments first in the config.
  • Q: Could you support RegionPlugin XYZ?
    A: Not until a general API similar to Vault for economics comes out. I will support region plugins I use myself.
  • Q: Can I help you?
    A: Sure, you can try the most recent dev-build... should be in sync with the github issues!!!


Actual Art is from JanTTuX, prior Art was from Wassilij.
Some silverfish deathmessages from boytheo
Some deathmessages from mog1255
Some coding help from dark_balor

  • CoRnMail


    official 1.3.1 release, no changes to
    changed new commands to dtptop and dtpreport with aliases for report and top
    fixed a ClassCastException, top works in console now
    fix for EventException caused by ConcurrentModificationException
    fix for Failed to edit death log: java.lang.Exception: Failed to rename death log.
  • (pulled)
    npe fix during start
    class cast fix
    added CraftIRC back again
    "top" and "report" command
    sounds for spout clients
    periodic saving of death log files
    fixed issue with logging death twice
    fixed issue #80 where broadcast would show in world2 if you set it only to broadcast in world
    lot of internal stuff

More changes can be found here.

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  • Avatar of adam9511 adam9511 Aug 25, 2016 at 15:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Works great Error Free on bukkit 1.8.8 Thanks i use ZPort to handle TP'ing so /back , get inventory, DONE ! Works perfect.

    Last edited Aug 25, 2016 by adam9511
  • Avatar of KreatorB KreatorB Feb 03, 2015 at 05:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I just started playing with it and the only thing that bugs me is the visuals of the sign on top of the chest. the rest is kool and smooth going.

    My only major bug is the following line.

    1. Prevent non-Op players from destroying TombStones if true (destroyQuickLoot overrides) allowTombStoneDestroy: false

    when I place true on this line quickloot does not work anymore and the chest needs to be broken and it remains after in inventory.

    Like this plugin, a tombstone graphic with text on it like sign would be amazing instead of chest and sign... ;-)

    Thank You KreatorB

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  • Avatar of arriej arriej Jan 20, 2015 at 20:12 UTC - 0 likes

    The plugin has not been updated for over 6 months.(Dev builds) And i do not think the plugin will be updated soon or at all.

    I am still in search for a plugin that makes you tp on death. Other then the essentials /back

    srry for bad english, From The Netherlands :D Server ip:

  • Avatar of Liger_XT5 Liger_XT5 Dec 28, 2014 at 18:59 UTC - 1 like

    @clovisdelmotte: Go

    This plugin doesn't work anymore, at least it hasn't worked for me a long time ago. I'm using Deathcraft. Does the same thing as deathtp, including death chests, custom death messages, and tp to death location (I think, but I have that disabled).

    MCDen @
    Details at PMC!

  • Avatar of clovisdelmotte clovisdelmotte Dec 28, 2014 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    I get this error when players die. There DeathChest are empty.

    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid inventory size; expected 27 or less
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R1.inventory.CraftInventory.setContents(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at com.palmergames.bukkit.towny.tasks.ProtectionRegenTask.replaceProtections(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R1.scheduler.CraftScheduler.mainThreadHeartbeat(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.z(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.DedicatedServer.z(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.y(
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at
    5:15:08 PM CONSOLE: WARN]: at Source)

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  • Avatar of Hangar Hangar Jul 17, 2014 at 05:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @TWSSYesterday: Go

    Thanks. Do you know what the difference between the classic and non-classic versions are?

  • Avatar of davidp5118 davidp5118 Jul 11, 2014 at 18:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I need to make it so that when a player dies in a specific world, the death message is not broadcasted at all throughout the that possible?

    I know you can make it so that it is not broadcasted in any world, but this is different.

  • Avatar of aznboi589 aznboi589 Jul 09, 2014 at 05:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I've added the permissions like stated on the plugin, but through a few tests, I got the chest to finally work but apparently the Tombstone sign isn't appearing above the chest like it's intended to, but the Deathsign next to it is. I want to disable the deathsign as it doesn't disappear after taking up the chest.

    Just a minor problem.

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  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Mar 26, 2014 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    after /back in pvp arena i have no chest ..only in worlds where build allow. Why not in pvp worlds ? pls help me

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Mar 26, 2014 at 09:33 UTC - 0 likes

    pls update to bukkit 1.7.5-r01