About ItBurns

A plugin that causes players to burn if they try to break a protected block. This plugin offers no block protection. It simply adds the burn effect to other protection plugins like Worldguard and Residence.



  • Players burn if they try to break a protected block.
  • Confirmed to work with these protection plugins:
    • WorldGuard
    • Residence

How to install

Just drop the jar file in your plugins directory and restart your server. Update config.yml as needed. Update permissions.


itburns.burn - Players with this permission will burn. (Default: true)

itburns.reload - Players with this can use "/itburns reload" command. (Default: op)


/itburns reload - Reload the configuration.


See config.yml


See github.

Change Log

  • v0.0.5 - February 5, 2013
    • Add custom messages
    • Add burn on place
    • Add ignore list
  • v0.0.4 - February 4, 2013
    • Initial build



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  • Avatar of CommodoreAlpha CommodoreAlpha Jun 28, 2013 at 23:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @cnaude: Go

    Would it be possible to add in an extra check or two, actually? To check if the player is breaking a block within a region, and to check if the player owns that region?

    I'm asking because this might be a more "solid" solution to implement, which means that a server admin will be less likely to complain about a similar issue.

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  • Avatar of cnaude cnaude Jun 28, 2013 at 18:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @CommodoreAlpha: Go

    That plugin is likely cancelling the BlockBreakEvent. This plugin is very simple. It just watches for that event and if it is cancelled then it burns the player. I might be able to add an option to ignore certain tools.

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  • Avatar of CommodoreAlpha CommodoreAlpha Jun 28, 2013 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Hmm, when I try breaking certain blocks via gold tools, this plugin burns me no matter where I am. It may be because another plugin is interfering with the BlockBreakEvent or something.

    What do I mean by certain blocks? Logs->Gold_Axe; Stone->Gold_Pickaxe; Sand->Gold_Shovel; etc.

    By the way, I had this plugin installed, which makes gold tools "auto-smelt" certain blocks, so that could have something to do with it. Maybe plugins that modify or override the BlockBreakEvent somehow conflict with this plugin by confusing it?

  • Avatar of cnaude cnaude Feb 16, 2013 at 21:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @adamvan2000: Go

    That's very unusual. If you are able to replicate it on your test machine please enable debug mode. It will print out useful information to the server.og.

  • Avatar of adamvan2000 adamvan2000 Feb 16, 2013 at 19:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Great plugin!

    I'd like to report a few bugs we've noticed on our server. Players are burning when breaking blocks in non-protected areas as well as in WG regions they own. So far it's been wheat/any tool or hands, sand/shovels, cobble/picks, and crafting benches/any tool or hands.

    We're running git-Bukkit-1.4.7-R1.0-b2624jnks, WorldGuard 5.7.1, and ItBurns 0.0.5. We also have McMMO 1.4.00-beta2-b1509installed, which I believe may be conflicting with ItBurns via the controlling of block breaking. I don't have access to the server logs at the moment, so I will have the owner reply with anything relevant from the logs. I may try installing WorldGuard, McMMO, and ItBurns on my test server to see if it has the same results

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  • Avatar of cnaude cnaude Feb 07, 2013 at 22:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sonorpearl: Go

    @CommodoreAlpha: Go

    Set this:

    ignore-blocks: true
      - LONG_GRASS
    Last edited Feb 07, 2013 by cnaude
  • Avatar of Sonorpearl Sonorpearl Feb 07, 2013 at 22:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to say, that you dont burn for destroying tall_grass etc.?

  • Avatar of cnaude cnaude Feb 06, 2013 at 05:54 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of kyrosiakio46 kyrosiakio46 Feb 06, 2013 at 05:19 UTC - 0 likes


    @CommodoreAlpha: Go

    Currently it does hurt them if they break tall grasses. The only thing you can configure is the time it burns for. Im not sure if he'll add more features :)

  • Avatar of CommodoreAlpha CommodoreAlpha Feb 06, 2013 at 04:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Finally, a plugin that lets you teach players what a "protected region" means. Should help stop (annoying) people from repeatedly trying to break a block that isn't theirs.

    One small thing, though. What if something like tallgrass or flowers are protected, and you accidentally hit it (e.g. PvP in a protected region)? It seems harsh, seeing as those blocks are insta-break, and you get burned for a simple mistake.


Date created
Feb 05, 2013
Last update
Feb 06, 2013
Development stage
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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Recent files
  • R: v0.0.5 for 1.5.1 Feb 06, 2013
  • R: v0.0.4 for CB 1.4.7-R1.0 Feb 05, 2013