Deadly Disasters

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PRO Version:

As this plugin has turned into more than just a challenge plugin I am introducing a pro version that has more customization and optimization for bigger servers and of course more content as a bonus. The development will still continue for the free version but at a slower rate and eventually, some pro features will drop down to the free version. Some of the pro features include:

-Block stability mechanic where you can configure different blocks and materials to be resistant to disasters and actually build survival bases
-Regenerating worlds, blocks damaged by disasters will naturally regenerate over time (Fully configurable)
-Custom mobs naturally spawning in worlds and fully configurable rates in the config
-New disasters such as Solar StormsMonsoonsInfested CavesLandslides/Avalanches
-Disaster achievements (Optional), a new command for players to use to open up a GUI of achievements. Along with this are disaster masteries which are unlocked as a player progresses through achievements. Masteries grant unique buffs to players and some give players the powers of disasters.

-New custom mobs, items, and enchants

-Serious amounts of customization in the config for optimization and survival features

-And much more

Check out the pro version here.


Did you know that you can create your very own unique custom disasters?

Custom disasters can be accessed in-game via the catalog (/disasters catalog) where you can browse the community made disasters, download and install them too! Check out how to make your own unique custom disaster and get it published and featured on the catalog for everyone to enjoy!\

What's new in V10.0?

-Almost every disaster revamped

-New custom mobs

-New commands

-KingdomsX support

-Player per world timers

-Tons of bug fixes

-Support for Minecraft 1.14-1.19

-So much more

Deadly Disasters

Adds naturally occurring disasters to the game to make it more challenging. This is a really hard survival challenge and is really difficult. Most disasters have different levels of severity (levels 1-6).

Thanks to Lordphiphi the plugin now has an amazing resource pack for all the custom items! These textures use custom model data to function and will not affect any vanilla items. Resource Pack is in the discord server because link is not allowed here!

Check out these awesome videos of the plugin!

Check out the video above to see some of the pro features!


Check out this amazing guide by vijaypondini on how to install and configure the plugin!


There are currently 4 difficulty levels in the plugin:






Each difficulty level has its own settings (Time, Offsets, Chances, Etc.) and each world has its own difficulty level that can be changed with commands. Custom difficulty overrides the values with your own custom settings in the worlds.yml file, every time an admin switches worlds they will get a message notifying them of the world's difficulty level (This can be changed in the config).


(Level 6 disasters can be disabled via commands or config if desired, level 6 events can cause major lag)


Every natural disaster has custom death messages but when the server is restarted or reloaded will clear the memory of old earthquakes and sinkholes, mobs will only freeze above surface level during blizzards to prevent major lag.


Keep in mind that this plugin was developed for 1.16 and above so earlier version support may be very laggy!


Config Options:


# Name of the world
    # Min timer is the minimum time in seconds a disaster can occur on a player. Each player has their own timer and the formula is random(time, time / 2)
    min_timer: 10
    # Toggles random disasters from occurring
    natural_disasters: true
    # The offset is the radius a disaster can occur from a player. For example an offset of 0 will make disasters spawn directly on players, an offset of 10 will make disasters spawn anywhere within a 10 block radius
    disaster_offset: 10
    # Toggles level 6 disasters from occurring
    level_six: true
    # Toggles messages in chat from disasters occurring
    event_broadcast: true
    # If admin override is set to false then admins will not be able to spawn disasters that are disabled in the world
    admin_override: true
    # Time in seconds that custom pets will have their warning animation before a disaster occurs
    pet_warning_time: 60
    # The disaster difficulty level of the world
    difficulty: NORMAL
    # Min distance radius is the radius in blocks that if a disaster occurs then all players within the radius will have their timers reset to prevent disasters from stacking on grouped players
    minDistanceRadius: 50
  # Enable and disable specific disasters for the world here
    SANDSTORM: true
    CAVEIN: true
    PLAGUE: true
    BLIZZARD: true
    SOULSTORM: true
    ACIDSTORM: true
    TSUNAMI: true
    GEYSER: true
    EARTHQUAKE: true
    SINKHOLE: true
    TORNADO: true
    ENDSTORM: true
    HURRICANE: true
    CUSTOM: true
  # Region protection settings that will work for region protection plugins (Check the plugins page to see which plugins are applicable)
      region_protection: true
      cure_plague_in_regions: true
      ignore_weather_effects_in_regions: true
  # The custom chances for levels that will be used if disaster difficulty is set to CUSTOM, does NOT need to equal 100
    level_1: 30
    level_2: 25
    level_3: 20
    level_4: 15
    level_5: 9
    level_6: 1


This plugin now supports multiple languages, simply in-game use (/disasters language <language>), and most things will be translated. The languages currently supported are:

  • English
  • Chinese (Translations by KPC123)
  • Russian (Translations by ZBLL)


I have a discord server you can join if you need any help with the plugin or API to get fast support. You can also make suggestions for future updates!

World Guard:

This plugin has a soft depend on world guard so you can protect your regions, world guard is not required and if you use world guard but do not want region protection you can disable the feature in the config. If world guard protection is enabled and you have world guard installed then disasters will not occur on or damage any regions regardless of flags. WARNING disasters might damage regions if they are not expanded vertically.


This plugin has a soft depend on CoreProtect so you can roll back any damage caused by disasters under the user "deadly-disasters". CoreProtect is completely optional and the plugin will work just fine without it. Note that blocks damaged after a disaster will not be logged by the user "deadly-disasters" such as leaves decaying from missing trees. Entities that are killed by disasters will not be rolled back as the API does not support this.


This plugin has a soft depend on Towny and will not damage any claimed regions that are expanded vertically!


This plugin has a soft depend on GriefPrevention and will not damage any claimed regions.


This plugin has a soft depend on Lands and will not damage any claimed regions.


This plugin has a soft depend on RealisticSeasons so you can control the temperature and which disasters spawn on which seasons. When the plugin detects RealisticSeasons a file will be created to control the settings (seasons.yml) in the same folder as the config.


This plugin has a soft depend on KingdomsX, all claimed lands will not be damaged.


This plugin has an accessible API which you can use to start disasters or listen for disasters in your own plugins, the documentation is here.

Custom Disasters:

Custom disasters are the newest feature in V9.0 letting players create their own disasters with a variety of tools. Players can then submit their disasters to the discord which then if verified will be added to the in-game disasters catalog (/disasters catalog) for anyone to download and install! This link leads to the guide on how to create your own custom disasters. There is fast and good support on the discord too if you need any help.

[PRO] Regenerating Worlds:

Blocks destroyed by disasters can now automatically regenerate over time, keep in mind world's disaster difficulty level must be set to CUSTOM. In the worlds.yml file you can configure the regen delay after disasters and in the config you can modify for each disaster the rate of regeneration. Keep in mind that this feature is new and in beta so some blocks may not repair and some may even duplicate! Use at your own risk and please report bugs to the discord.

[PRO] Block Stability:

You can configure in blocks.yml the resistance of materials and blocks to disasters, many materials are already pre-listed, and if a material you want is missing just add it in with its F3 in-game name. Block strengths vary from 0.0-1.0 where 0.0 means it will always be broken and 1.0 means it is indestructible for disasters.


Current Disasters:

Sinkholes - The terrain around the player begins to fall to the depths of the world into pools of lava (Overworld, Nether, End) (Most biomes)

Sinkholes V2.2

Earthquakes - The world cracks and forms pools of lava at bedrock throwing all players and mobs around with tremors for the bigger earthquakes (Overworld, Nether, End) (All biomes)

Earthquake V1.0

Tornadoes - Wind rapidly spins pulling blocks and all entities around in this cyclone throwing them far and high in the sky (Overworld, Nether, End) (Most biomes)

Cave Ins - The roof caves in over you and crushes you, watch out when you go deep in a cave (Overworld, Nether) (All biomes)

Water Geysers - A boiling hot water spurt from deep within the earth launches you to the high skies, the water is hot and burns to the touch (Overworld) (All biomes)

Lava Geysers - A burst of lava launches you through the pits of the nether burning to the touch (Nether) (All biomes)

Acid Storms - Acidic rain falls from the sky burning all players and mobs and melts metals so make sure not to drop your tools (Overworld) (All biomes with rain)

Extreme Winds - Strong winds send players and mobs flying through the map, its best to hide underground during these winds (Overworld) (All biomes)

Soul Storms - Storms made of lost souls in the nether, some souls are hostile and deadly (Nether) (All biomes)

Blizzards - Freezing cold storms that will literally freeze mobs and players in solid ice, mobs can be thawed out after the storm, you will need a fire to keep warm (Overworld) (All biomes with snow)

Sand Storms - Very strong gusts of wind that blow sand everywhere making the desert truly dead (Overworld) (Desert and mesa desert biomes)

Black Plague - Deadly disease that can spread from mobs with a very low survival rate (Overworld, Nether, End) (All biomes)

Tsunamis - A dangerous burst of water that will make ocean traveling much more dangerous (Overworld) (Ocean biomes)

Meteor Showers - The sky turns dark and meteors come falling from the sky causing massive destruction (Overworld) (All biomes)

End Storms - Violent storms caused by unstable rifts release dangerous creatures from the deepest pits of the void (End)

Supernovas - An exploding star reaches the surface causing colossal damage to the environment and obliterating absolutely everything (OverworldEnd) (All biomes)

Hurricanes - Dangerous winds spiral out of control creating a massive tropical storm (Overworld) (Jungle and ocean biomes)

Purges - Dangerous mobs gather to hunt a player and will not stop until they succeed (Overworld, Nether, End) (All biomes)

[PRO] Solar Storms - Very dangerous storms that rain fire and flares all over the world burning everything for twice as long and the very soil itself (Overworld)

[PRO] Monsoons - Very heavy rainfall drowns mobs within it and causes massive flooding damage to the environment (Overworld) (Warm biomes)

[PRO] Infested Caves - Deep living infestation growth of caves creating pockets of infested mobs to kill wanderers. Warden can also spawn and move throughout the infestation (Overworld) (Deep caves)

[PRO] Landslides/Avalanches - Unstable ground on mountains can bury you under rocks or snow (Overworld) (Mountain biomes)


Custom Entities:

Endstorm Mobs:

End Totem:

A unique mob from the void that can sense disasters before they happen, these creatures spawn during end storms. Baby versions can be tamed with ghast tears and healed with chorus fruit. Will spin violently if within 100 blocks of where a disaster is about to occur (Does not apply to disasters spawned by admin commands). To obtain this pet you must use a void shard to open a rift that void mobs will spawn out of. Void shards are a rare drop from end totems.

End Worm:
These are large creatures that burrow underground and attack their prey from below. End Worms spawn in end storms and can be attacked when they pop out of the ground.
Void Guardian:
These are dangerous creatures that guard the void, they have lots of health and naturally heal very quickly. Void Guardians do more damage when they have less health, when their health is below 50% they enter a rage mode where they do a lot more damage and run very quickly. They have a rare chance to drop their shield or sword.
Void Archer:
These archers are dangerous creatures of the void with strong abilities, they can open a rift to teleport away when damaged. Void Archers carry bows that are capable of opening unstable rifts, they have a rare chance of dropping them.
Void Stalker:
Unknown creatures that have no physical body and fly around during end storms. Upon being damaged by these creatures the prey is blinded and slowed.

Sandstorm Mobs:

Ancient Skeleton:
These are ancient skeletons buried deep down in deserts and come out during sandstorms. They raise their own skeleton armies to fight for them and can shoot fire spells at their prey. Have a chance to drop ancient bones when killed.
Ancient Mummy:
Creatures from ancient times that are cursed to roam the earth forever and blindly attack anyone they see. When they first see their prey they do a quick charge attack, upon being damaged by these creatures the prey is given weakness. They have a chance to drop ancient cloth when killed.

Soulstorm Mobs:

Lost Soul:
Souls of the dead that got lost and wander in the nether forever, are seen during souls storms and attack players to try and steal their bodies and return to life.
Soul Reaper:
Strange entities that only exist to hunt lost souls, not much is known about these but they are rarely seen in soulstorms. They seem to only hunt lost souls and are not aggressive unless provoked. Have a rare chance to drop their scythes upon death.

Purge Mobs:

Dark Mage:

Ancient mages that have lived for centuries and practiced dark magic. Will use the powers of its wand to attack and can also fire a defensive shot at attackers when health is low. Rare chance to drop dark mage wand.

Skeleton Knight:

Intelligent skeletons that ride skeleton horses and attack like knights.


Very intelligent zombies that are capable of mining and building to reach their targets, you cannot run from these. These zombies can break paths to wherever you are hiding and can also water bucket to avoid taking damage.

Snowstorm Mobs:

[PRO] Yeti:

Deadly beasts that roam in blizzards and are very hostile! Can smash the ground and roar creating a freezing area to nearby entities and they can leap towards their prey sometimes. Can drop Yeti Fur.

 Solar Storm Mobs:

[PRO] Fire Phantom:

Flying phantoms from the nether that have raging fury and create small fire tornados around them, all who get too close are lit on fire, can also ignite blocks. When a fire phantom is killed it spews out small fires that set ablaze any entities who get too close and burn till they die.

Christmas Mobs:

Elves travel in small groups, they work together. Some carry bows with explosive firepower. Has a rare chance to drop an Ornament.
It's a living snowman! Frosty is immune to projectiles, shoots blinding snowballs that deal lots of damage, can freeze the ground towards a player immobilizing them on ice, and can burrow through the snow and ice to reach his targets from afar. Has a rare chance to drop a broken snow globe.
The Grinch of Christmas. Will throw his candy cane at players to teleport where it lands and if it hits its target the Grinch steals some of their life for himself. Very fast and deadly creature. Has a rare chance to drop his candy cane weapon.
The boss fight for the Christmas event. Will throw presents while fighting that contain different deadly surprises. To summon Santa you must craft a snow globe in a crafting table from the Candy Cane, Ornament, and a Snow Globe. When the snow globe is placed it will summon a Santa boss. Santa has a guaranteed chance to drop the Santa hat which when worn summons three Elves to protect the wearer.

Easter Mobs:

Killer Chicken:
Bloodthirsty chicken that will attack players on site, has a 10% chance of spawning over a regular chicken during the Easter event and is also hatched from eggs the Easter bunny drops.
Rampaging Goat:
A very angry goat that will ram anything that gets close to it. Has a 20% chance to spawn over a goat during the Easter event. Drops a red egg if the player has not yet already received one.
Easter Bunny:
The Easter event boss. Spawned in by placing an Easter basket down. The Easter bunny will launch explosive carrots at nearby players, the Easter bunny can also leap really high into the sky and slam down on the ground dealing massive damage to nearby players, the Easter bunny can also place eggs that will hatch into killer chickens to help the Easter bunny. The Easter bunny will drop a golden egg which can be combined with any boots to imbue special abilities.


Custom Items:

Click to collapse all custom items

Plague Cure:

In version 5.1 a craftable recipe for a cure was added, it can be crafted with 4 ink sacs (Or 4 glow ink sacs in version 8.0+) and an awkward potion. Upon consuming it if you are infected by the plague it will immediately remove all plague effects and notify you that you have been cured.

Voids Wrath:

An unstable weapon that when fully charged the arrows create unstable rifts which pull anything nearby into the void. These weapons are a rare drop from Void Archers.

Ancient Blade:

An old relic imbued with ancient fire magic, can cast fire spells that burn all in its path. Can only be crafted with a netherite sword, nether star, 3 ancient bones, and 2 ancient cloth.

Soul Ripper:

A lethal scythe that summons lost souls to fight alongside its user. Obtained as a rare drop from Soul Reapers.

Dark Mage Wand:

The wand of an ancient dark mage capable of using unstable dark magic when right-clicked. After casting magic the player can change the velocity of the bullets by moving in any direction. Rare drop from Dark Mages.

[PRO] Yeti Fur:

Fur dropped from Yeti's, can be combined with any chest plate in an anvil to apply or upgrade the Yeti's Blessing enchant.

Dropped by Grinches during the Christmas event. Slightly better stats than a diamond sword. Used to craft the Snow Globe.
Broken Snow Globe:
Shattered empty snow globe. Dropped by Frosty during the Christmas event. Used to craft the Snow Globe.
Shiny decoration dropped by Elves during the Christmas event. Used to craft the Snow Globe, and also used to repair the Santa hat in the anvil.
Snow Globe:
The snow globe is crafted from the Candy Cane, an Ornament, and a Broken Snow Globe in any order. When placed down will summon the 2022 Christmas Santa boss.
The Santa hat is dropped by the Santa boss during the 2022 Christmas event. When worn three elves are summoned to protect the wearer. Can only be repaired in anvils with ornaments!
Easter Egg Basket:
The Easter Egg Basket is crafted by putting all 5 unique colored Easter eggs into a crafting table during the Easter event. When placed down will summon the 2023 Easter Bunny boss.
Golden Easter Egg:
Obtained by defeating the 2023 Easter Bunny boss. Can be combined with any pair of boots in an anvil to grant special abilities.

Custom Enchants:

Ancient Curse:

An ancient curse of lost fire magic that can be applied to a netherite sword. This enchant is only found on the ancient blade weapon that can be crafted. When the wielder of this weapon left clicks the air it unleashes a burst of ancient fire magic that set ablaze all entities in its path.

Bunny Hop:
A special enchantment that can be placed on any pair of boots by combining it with a Golden Easter Egg in an anvil. The wearer gains the ability to leap great distances and also negates most fall damage. The wearer also gains Easter-themed particles around their boots.

[PRO] Yeti's Blessing:

By combining the fur of a deadly beast from the arctic to your chest plate in an anvil you imbue it with special properties. Every physical entity attack has a chance to activate a yeti roar that will knock back and freeze all entities caught in its radius. Yeti's blessing can be applied to any type of chest plate and wearing armor with this enchant also provides protection from freezing in snowstorms. There are three levels of yeti's blessing each gained by combining more yeti fur to your chest plate, higher levels mean increased radius and chance of a yeti roar activating, also provides increased protection to snowstorm freezing (2 pieces of leather armor at level 1, +1 piece of armor per level after, full protection being at level 3).

[PRO] Basic Coating:

The basic coating enchant can be put on any helmet and will provide complete protection to you and your armor from burning in acid rain. The basic coating enchanted book can only be obtained from loot chests spawned naturally in the world (dungeons, mineshafts, etc.).




/disasters mintimer <world> <seconds> sets the minimum time in seconds for a natural disaster to have a chance of occurring in the given world, default is 90 (Very difficult!).

/disasters <enable | disable> <randomdisasters | maxlevels | disaster | eventmsg> <world> - toggle all disasters from occurring or toggle level 6 disasters from occurring (level 6 disasters will convert to level 5's) or toggle a specific disaster in the given world.

/disasters <enable | disable> randomdisasters <world> - This is the command to toggle on or off all disasters from naturally occurring in the given world.

/disasters reload - reloads the config.

/disasters help [disaster]Lists all the commands or info about the specified disaster.

/disasters summon <entity> [x y z] - Summons a custom entity.

/disasters give <item> [player] - Gives you the custom item.

/disasters difficulty <world> <difficulty> - Sets the disaster difficulty in the specified world.

/disasters language  <language>Sets the language of the plugin to the specified language, not everything will be translated!

/disasters catalog - Opens the in-game custom disasters catalog that lets you install, manage, and view community-made disasters! Also contains community challenge packs.

/disasters whitelist <add|remove> <player> <world> - Remove or add players to a worlds whitelist (Whitelisted players do not have naturally occurring disasters spawn on them).

/disasters listplayer <player> - Lists a players timer value for all worlds (and the current world highlighted red if applicable). Also lists disasters and the level that are about to occur on the player.

/disasters config <save|swap|delete|view> <template> - Lets you save a current config to a new template, swap config to another template or preset, delete a template, or view the current selected template.



/disasters start <disaster name> [level] [player] - lets you start a specified disaster from your location (will select a random level if unspecified).



/towndisasters <on|off> [player] - Enables or disables disaster protection for the players town.


Coming soon:

Landslides/Avalanches - Unstable ground on mountains can bury you under rocks or snow (Overworld) (Mountain biomes)

Solar Storms - Very dangerous storms that can burn the world with the heat of the sun (Overworld)

Apocalypse - Permanently alter the world by devastating the environment with lethal storms and violent creatures (Overworld) (End Of The World Disaster)

Diseases - Make sure to take care of yourself when you get sick, there could be many symptoms or none at all (OverworldNetherEnd) (All biomes)

Ice Age - Freeze the world into an ice age of constant blizzards and violent mobs that have evolved to survive this cold world (Overworld) (End Of The World Disaster)



Marisol ($2.58) - "Keep up the good work :)"

Swagerman ($20.81) - "Thank you for RealisticSeasons support, keep up the good work!"

Cryomancer ($29.92) - "Amazing work!"

Nadgob ($10.00) - "Keep up the awesome disastrous work :) (love the plugin)"

MCKids Academy ($25.00) - "We are really loving your plugin Deadly Disasters"


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