Always wanted to have arrows explode in your server? Then this plugin is for you, it adds the ability to toggle exploding arrows on or off with on simple command. Most useful for griefing/pvp servers that want to have fun battles.

If you type /ea in-game you will toggle the exploding arrows plugin, thus arrows will explode on impact.

In depth description

This plugin, simply adds exploding arrows. They can be very fun if you have a PvP server and want to blow up the enemies castle. They can also be used in cave mining, if you want to clear out a big cave very quickly. That is where this plugin comes in handy as it does all those things. The explosion is 1 bigger than TNT so you will be dealing quite alot of damage to the player or the area you're trying to destroy.


  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to setup and install.
  • Good fun.
  • Uses hunger as the 'Mana' so it is not to overpowered.
  • Damages player 2 hearts, no matter how far away the player is from the initial explosion.


  • /ea - Toggles the feature on or off.
  • aliases: [explode, earrows, earrow, exarrow, exarrows]


  • explodingarrows.use - Allows the usergroup to use the Exploding Arrows feature.

How to install

  • Download ExplodingArrows.jar.
  • Drag and drop it into your plugins folder in your server directory.
  • If your server is loaded bring it to a stand still.
  • Load it again and make sure the plugin loads correctly.
  • Stop your server again.
  • Reopen and use the plugin.
  • Enjoy. :D


  • Add permissions. - DONE
  • Add other cool features.
  • The arrow will only explode if it's at full velocity and the player has AT LEAST 10 arrows remaining. (Reduces overpoweredness.)

Development builds: http://ci.bitzcraftonline.com:8080/job/ExplodingArrows/ My server: http://bitzcraftonline.com/


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  • Avatar of ColonelJdog ColonelJdog Jun 04, 2013 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin ever be updated?

    Owner, Ioncraft: Minecraft Server
    IP: play.ioncraft.org


  • Avatar of Iaintee Iaintee Mar 05, 2013 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey everyone! Sorry I've been SO inactive lately! I've had so much school work + exams etc. I'm now getting back into coding etc, so I'll have time to update this plugin AND make new awesome ones :)


  • Avatar of Iaintee Iaintee Oct 25, 2012 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @XlegitXcrazymanX: Go

    Why do you mean no hunger bar was recived?

    Last edited Oct 26, 2012 by Iaintee
  • Avatar of XlegitXcrazymanX XlegitXcrazymanX Oct 22, 2012 at 01:22 UTC - 0 likes

    When I spawn in bread and I ate 20 and no hunger bar was recived. Why is this?


  • Avatar of YoFuzzy3 YoFuzzy3 Oct 07, 2012 at 06:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @Iaintee: Go

    Done! :)

  • Avatar of Iaintee Iaintee Oct 07, 2012 at 00:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @YoFuzzy3: Go

    Thanks for your suggestions! I'll start getting to work on them as soon as I can. Could you post a ticket with your suggestions so I can find it easier when I need to see the suggestions again?

    Thanks :)

  • Avatar of YoFuzzy3 YoFuzzy3 Oct 06, 2012 at 23:35 UTC - 0 likes

    This is a great plugin! I've got some suggestions to add to it. :)

    1. Make the explosion size configurable. (config file)
    2. Instead of using hunger let it use items from your inventory, 10 gunpowder for example. (config file)
    3. Force the ability to always be on with permissions. (explodingarrows.use to use the ability and explodingarrows.toggle to toggle the ability on and off.)

    If you could do all 3 then it would make setting up a special class on a PvP/RPG server a lot more configurable which would be great!


    Last edited Oct 06, 2012 by YoFuzzy3
  • Avatar of Iaintee Iaintee Oct 04, 2012 at 22:02 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Iaintee Iaintee Sep 29, 2012 at 18:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Youngy798: Go

    Hey, are you at full hunger? In the latest version you are required to be at full hunger.

  • Avatar of Youngy798 Youngy798 Sep 29, 2012 at 03:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey I have been using this plugin and given myself the permissions. It says it turned on when I do /ea but the arrows arent exploding. Any reason this isnt working for me?


Date created
Jun 24, 2012
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Oct 06, 2012
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