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Constructs an inscribed gravestone, with a buried inventory chest, wherever a player dies.


  • Generates a gravestone at the location of a player's death.
  • The gravestone will generate an inscription displaying the player's name, date of death and game session time.
  • A "Treasure Chest" will generate beneath the grave containing the deceased player's inventory and armor items.
  • Gravestone elements will only replace "natural" blocks such as dirt, sand, grass, gravel, netherrack, etc. This may be turned off in config.yml.
  • Acts as a useful indicator, especially in SMP games, where players may gain better knowledge of exploration attempts and history within the game.
  • Configurable options, Permissions and WorldGuard support.


Use config.yml to apply custom settings to available Gravestone options.

enable-white-listfalseUse this to activate the white-list.txt. Once active, only usernames listed here will be granted gravestones upon death.
only-build-grave-on-natural-materialtrueGrave sections will only render-replace "natural" materials such as dirt, sand, grass, gravel, netherrack, etc. Set to false to allow grave blocks to replace any material.
enable-fancy-gravetrueEnables a "fancy grave" which adds dirt and roses around gravestone. Setting this to false will generate a "basic" grave consisting of only a gravestone with sign.
create-buried-inventory-chesttrueEnables the creation of the buried inventory "treasure chest". Set this to false if you don't want this feature.
display-date-time-of-deathtrueDisplays the date and time of a player's death.
fancy-grave-materialdirtMaterial used around a fancy grave.
allow-unlimited-graves-per-playertrueDefault is true to allow for unlimited graves per player. When set to false, a player's prior grave will disappear and the area's original contents will be restored. If the player's grave block has been altered after construction then the prior grave blocks will not be reset. This avoids the potential for griefing.
grave-stone-materialsmooth stairsUsed to set material used for gravestone.
enable-grave-lightning-effecttrueLightning effect upon grave when player dies. Set to false to turn off.
enable-fancy-grave-side-decortrueTurns on the side decor for a fancy grave.
fancy-grave-side-decorred roseSets the decor used for the side decor of a fancy grave.
only-build-grave-if-player-has-inventorytrueOnly build grave if player has an inventory. Set to false to turn off.
allow-grave-in-normal-worldtrueEnables grave creation in the overworld.
allow-grave-in-nethertrueEnables grave creation in the Nether.
allow-grave-in-endtrueEnables grave creation in the End.


Use white-list.txt to limit grave creation to certain players. Note: Set enable-white-list: true in config.yml to enable the white list.


Use black-list.txt to deny grave creation for certain players.


    description: Permissions for Gravestone.
      gravestone.grave: true
      gravestone.gravestone: true true
    default: true
    description: Player permission for construction of a grave.    
    default: true
    description: The default gravestone command.
    default: true
    description: Provides info about the Gravestone plugin.

"Fancy" Grave

"Fancy" Grave with Buried Treasure Chest

"Basic" Grave

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  • Avatar of saintblair saintblair Jun 06, 2016 at 20:38 UTC - 0 likes

    your permissions state there is a command but i dont see it/them posted anywhere =/

    once i figure it out ill post the command here for ppl as reference.

    both do the same things but with different color text.

    /gravestone /gravestone info

    just gives small amount of info telling you what it does.

    sofar working in [INFO] This server is running CraftBukkit version git-Spigot-8dc4297-a7287cb (MC: 1.8) (Implementing API version 1.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT)

    1.) graves are not spawning in worldguard protected areas (would be nice if they did and revert land it replaced back to original)

    2.) when a grave is placed and player dies a 2nd time the first grave is removed except the sign gets dropped on ground (sign dupeing/produceing)

    3.) (known issue) sign placment on side of stairs bc stairs spawn in wrong orientation.

    4.) players are able to dismantle their grave for the resources....this is bad bc ppl can just keep dieing to make money (make graves non breakable)

    suggestion: 1.) add grave life timer to make it despawn after configurable time <3

    2.) as i can tell for time on grave its working off when acc was created, add toggle option in config for time since last death. <3

    Last edited Jun 06, 2016 by saintblair
  • Avatar of NanotronPrime NanotronPrime Mar 30, 2016 at 17:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @okknogg: Go

    Thanks for the report. I will look into updating this for 1.9 Spigot.

    Ernest Millan \ NanotronPrime

    Prayer plugin, Gravestone plugin and Minecraft Pocket Reference

  • Avatar of okknogg okknogg Mar 29, 2016 at 14:34 UTC - 1 like

    @softvelvet: Go

    It works on my Spigot 1.9 server. Except for the bug that my armor (except helmet) is duplicated inside the chest :)


  • Avatar of softvelvet softvelvet Mar 21, 2016 at 23:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Sadly not working for 1.9 :(

  • Avatar of JamGallant JamGallant Feb 28, 2016 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes


    I use this on my 1.8 server, and aside from the stairs pointing right it works fine!

    oh there is an error if someone falls into the void. But otherwise no issues

  • Avatar of Kazathur92 Kazathur92 Feb 20, 2016 at 22:45 UTC - 0 likes

    HI!! your plugin is so awesome! you should update it to 1.8 :) so i can use it on my server!

  • Avatar of Neviros Neviros Sep 17, 2015 at 04:32 UTC - 1 like

    So... odd question but I was wondering if anyone else was having this issue. My gravestones spawn with the stairs pointing to the right so that the sign ends up on the side of the stairs. Anyone else deal with anything like this?

  • Avatar of RiverGone RiverGone Nov 15, 2014 at 22:33 UTC - 2 likes


    Hi Great mod! Works really good!

    I have a question though, no clue how hard it is but. Could it be possible to Replace the "spawned chest"(with loot of dead player)"

    with "dirt" after chest is looted?

    Or when chest is looted that grave will despawn and only leave's dirt behind. "all blocks of grave" are replaced with dirt. "TombStone Displaying player name etc" are replaced with Air

    Thanks in advance!

    Last edited Nov 15, 2014 by RiverGone: Had to add something

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  • Avatar of maniack87 maniack87 Nov 04, 2014 at 20:05 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of MrJellycakeGaming MrJellycakeGaming Nov 04, 2014 at 13:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the idea, I just have one problem: It creates graves in the spawn world but not in my survival world. the overworld option didn't help with this. It would be amazing if you could add something in the config so you can enable certain worlds. Example:

    enabled worlds: - survival_world - survival_world2



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