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Scribe allows players to use an anvil to transfer enchantments from a tool or piece of armor into a book and quill, creating a new Enchanted book, and destroying the tool in the process.


  • configurable minimum and maximum required damage.
  • configurable costs per enchantment level.
  • If the cost would be too expensive, a random selection of enchantments will be chosen. remove/reinsert the item to try for a different set.


  • None


  • 'scribe.use' - main usage permission.


Automatic Updates

This plugin will automatically download updates from bukkitdev. to disable this behaviour set `auto-update: false` in the config.yml file. You may also set `auto-update: notify-only` to have scribe notify anyone with the `scribe.admin` permission about updates when they log in.

Source Code & Development Builds

Source code is available on Github

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.

Scribe Development Builds

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  • Avatar of Larspolo Larspolo May 16, 2016 at 13:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make this available for 1.9.4? I really love how this plugin works, but I cant have both 1.9.4 and this plugin at the same time now...

  • Avatar of wd40bomber7 wd40bomber7 Jan 18, 2016 at 21:54 UTC - 0 likes

    FYI, Fixed this plugin for 1.8.8 after all.

    If anyone still uses it, here it is (I just replaced the previous one with a fixed one)

  • Avatar of wd40bomber7 wd40bomber7 May 25, 2015 at 05:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @HayamaT So I don't know about 1.8.3, but at least in 1.8.4 spigot made a breaking change to scribe. Previously these breaking changes were just a version change basically. All that was needed to make scribe work was update a version number. Now that's not true. They broke the link between AnvilInventory and an AnvilContainer which is problematic, or at least appears to be. I'll make another post if I find the time and succeed at patching scribe.

  • Avatar of HayamaT HayamaT May 09, 2015 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    it does not work in [spigot-1.8.3-R0.1]. Is there a corresponding plan?

  • Avatar of wd40bomber7 wd40bomber7 Jan 29, 2015 at 06:01 UTC - 1 like

    Updated to 1.8: Source:

    I see why metalhedd isn't interested in continuing updating. Scribe is designed so it's automatically back-compatible, a brand new jar can just be dropped into an older version of craftbukkit and work. Unfortunately now that the repos are down, that means building involves scraping together all the different craftbukkit versions from illegitimate websites..

    It would be possible to strip out the older versions, and make it 1.8 only of course, but still you have to manually compile 1.8, etc. In the process of finding all the older craft bukkit versions, I had to compromise so I wouldn't be surprised if I broke some/all back compatibility. It *does* work for 1.8 though.

    Anyways, I updated it but I'm honestly not interested in maintaining scribe over the long haul.

    Edit: I was super lazy, I failed to increment the version number and update the default config. To get depth strider working make sure to add it to scribe's config.yml. Something like DEPTH_STRIDER: 5 at the bottom (with the others) would work just fine.

    Last edited Jan 29, 2015 by wd40bomber7
  • Avatar of mip6886 mip6886 Jan 15, 2015 at 15:31 UTC - 1 like

    Anyone willing to update this, I could really use this.

  • Avatar of mip6886 mip6886 Jan 09, 2015 at 03:28 UTC - 1 like

    Anyone willing to give this a go for 1.8.1?

  • Avatar of metalhedd metalhedd Jan 07, 2015 at 22:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @mip6886: Go

    Correct. Its open source, if someone submits an update I will release it. if they're competent and interested I'll hand control of the bukkitdev page to them as well, but I am finished with minecraft development in it's current state. Maybe ill be back when sponge grows up, or an official api is released, but I have no interest in developing spigot plugins.

    Last edited Jan 07, 2015 by metalhedd


  • Avatar of mip6886 mip6886 Jan 07, 2015 at 20:29 UTC - 0 likes

    So is this plugin not getting anymore updates?

  • Avatar of metalhedd metalhedd Jan 07, 2015 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @mip6886: Go

    Its down. There are no dev builds though, and no development plans. I will accept pull requests but won't bepersonally be doing any development against spigot

To transfer an enchantment the tool/armor should be:

  1. Choice:

  1. Results
  2. 0 comments


Date created
May 10, 2013
Last update
Jul 17, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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