SilkSpawners - Harvest mob spawners with silk touch

Version v8.0.0

Thanks for MILLIONS of downloads!



A sign shop addon for buying and selling spawners can be found here:




Ever wanted to move a mob spawner? With SilkSpawners, you can now pick up and move monster spawners.
If you use a pickaxe with the silktouch enchantment you will receive the spawner again.
You can control each mob spawner, allow crafting and of course mod support.

I'm happy to hear about your opinion, just leave a comment with a feature request, bug, improvement or just a personal opinion.

As a reminder I want to say that I worked very long on this and really appreciate a 'thank you' in form of a donation! (See details on the bottom or the button on the top)






Thanks @Koz4christ




  • NEW A sign shop addon can be found here:
  • Added BarAPI support (for 1.9+ only: support for Vanilla implementation)
  • per Type spawner name and explosion chance!
  • Support Minecraft from 1.8.8 to 1.20.4 (with the exclusion of 1.9 and 1.10)
  • Configure a percentage of dropping a spawner on explosions (TNT & creeper)
  • Spawner retains creature type
  • Works on any spawner
  • Crafting of each spawner (own recipe for every mob if wanted)
  • Showing of creature type when spawners are placed, broken or held
  • Commands for
    • Changing a spawner in hand or sight
    • Getting a new spawner (or egg) in the hand NEW: With offline player support!
    • Console support
  • Left-click spawner with spawn egg to change type (consuming egg or not)
  • If enabled, right click with an egg and a MonsterSpawner of this type will appear
  • Permissions support
  • Support for
    • Custom mobs added by client/server mods
    • Spawning any entity with spawn eggs (dragons, non-creature entities, etc.)
    • Dumping entity ID map on startup for debugging mods
  • Compatible with
    • CraftBukkit++ and Spigot (see spawnersUnstackable)
    • MCPC(+) and ported mods (auto-detects IDs)
    • Not Enough Items (newer builds only)
  • Flexible creature type names on input (pigman, zombiepigman, pigzombie, etc. all accepted), official names on output (Magma Cube, not "LavaSlime")
  • Colored item names
  • Localization of all messages
  • There is an economy addon to charge the users when they change a spawner: SilkSpawnersEcoAddon

Third party features, all of them can be disabled
Please take a look at the detailed information about bStats below!

  • bStats for usage statistics
  • Auto Updater (connecting to for updating checking)
    • can be disabled if you switch autoUpdater to false in the config.yml




See the config here!
(Fully commented!)




You can find a list of permissions and creatures here!




Only the bukkit permissions are supported!
I highly recommend that you use a plugin for permissions like bPermissions
If no permission system is found, all commands are for OPs only!

If you suffix a mob name with egg you will receive an egg instead.

/ss help - Displays the help menu.
/ss list|all - Displays all available creatures.
/ss view - Displays information about the viewed spawner.
/ss reload|rl - Reloads the configuration files.
/ss change|set <newMob> - Changes the spawner you are currently holding or viewing at.
/ss give|add <player> <mob> [amount] - Gives a spawner or egg to the player. Amount is optional.

/ss selfget|i <mob> [amount] - Gives a spawner or egg to you. Amount is optional.




English English (default) by timbru31

German German by timbru31

Dutch Dutch by Jeroendedoem

Indonesian Indonesian by smsunarto

Norwegian Norwegian by Riaz

Swedish Swedish by Syrianen

Italian Italian by xMarioAnak

Spanish Spanish by JUMBONET

Turkish Turkish by xwerswoodx

French French by Don_Sensileone

Portuguese/Portuguese Portuguese by Luligabi

Polish Polish by PLKaratusPL

Russian Russian by EV.Jack

Feel free to share your localizations and they will be added here, just leave a comment with a link to a translated localization.yml!
Thank you for contributing!



Downloads/Source Code/Dev Builds

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. (Latest dev builds/bleeding edge builds) - - Dev builds from Jenkins (Source code hosted on GitHub) - - Source Code



Future Plans (a.k.a. ToDo)



Known Bugs

  • If sign shops are not working, you may want to try my custom sign shop addon:
  • Mobs like Ghasts or Giants are too big for the spawner, this a Minecraft bug and I can't fix that
  • Some older Essentials versions/ports are not updated properly for 1.8. There is a maintained fork called EssentialsX you should try.
    • You can find the source here: GitHub
    • And the download from Jenkins here: Jenkins
  • If you use Gui Sign Shop and users are unable to place spawners, you need to grant them the guishop.spawner permission from Gui Sign Shop
  • Holographic Displays makes Slime spawners non functional
  • UltraCosmetics, causes some spawners to non function:



Technical Details

You can find more information here!




SilkSpawners is equipped with an API. You can find more information here!





Version 8.0.0

  • Adds support for Minecraft 1.20.4
  • Support for 1.8, 1.9 & 1.10 has been dropped
    • Of course 1.8.8 remains supported

Version 7.5.0

  • Adds support for Minecraft 1.20(.1)
  • Fixes an update with the auto updater that prevented it from loading

Long changelog




@mushroomhostage for his awesome plugin! I'm glad you allowed me to maintain it!
Thanks to all the testers with the 3.0 dev versions!




Feel free to use this banner!! :)



Statistics (from bStats)





I worked really hard on this plugin and I'm very happy about any donation.
Support me & buy me some beer, this makes me happy and keeps me interested in this plugin.
Donation chain: -> I receive some money -> Buy coffee -> Work longer -> Faster Updates -> Your benefit!

There is a button on top of this page (right to the different tabs)

I'm accepting bitcoins, too! :)
Address: 1NnrRgdy7CfiYN63vKHiypSi3MSctCP55C




This plugin is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license!



Information about the data usage collection bStats

Disabling bStats

The file ./plugins/bStats/config.yml contains an option to opt-out.

The following data is read and sent to and can be seen under

  • Your server's randomly generated UUID
  • The amount of players on your server
  • The online mode of your server
  • The bukkit version of your server
  • The java version of your system (e.g. Java 8)
  • The name of your OS (e.g. Windows)
  • The version of your OS
  • The architecture of your OS (e.g. amd64)
  • The system cores of your OS (e.g. 8)
  • bStats-supported plugins
  • Plugin version of bStats-supported plugins

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