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  • Add new powers to your server to create a feeling of excitement!
  • Configurable change of finding the StrangeTools
  • Commands that enable users to give each other the powers, as well as Admin commands to grant and remove StrangeTools
  • Quick and easy setup with no database to bother with!


StrangeTools is a fairly simple plugin that enables players to find a "Strange Power" for a specific item type. To find this strange power, players use the item in the appropriate way (ie: breaking dirt/gravel/sand/grass with a shovel, or shooting mobs with a bow. Breaking stone with a shovel, however, will not work.) and get a specific chance of finding the power every time they use the item.

Strange Items


  • Effects: Player gets insta-breaks on all dirt, gravel, sand, and grass blocks when using any shovel.
  • How to Find: Break dirt/gravel/sand/grass using any shovel.
  • Chance of Finding: 1/500


  • Effects: Player gets insta-breaks on all log blocks when using any axe. Also, hitting a mob with the axe sets them on fire for 5 seconds!
  • How to Find: Break any log blocks using any axe. Note that breaking wooden planks does not give a chance of finding the StrangeAxe.
  • Chance of Finding: 1/300


  • Effects: Whenever the player hits another mob, a lightning bolt is called down, doing increased damage to the target, while not hurting anything else.
  • How to Find: Hit any mobs or players with any sword.
  • Chance of Finding: 1/150


  • Effects: Upon hitting a mob, any arrows shot from a player with this power will catch the mob on fire for about 7 seconds
  • How to Find: Successfully hit any mobs or players with an arrow shot from a bow.
  • Chance of Finding: 1/100


  • Effects: Item drops: stone -> 2 Cobble, coal ore -> 2 coal, iron ore -> 2 iron ingots, gold ore -> 2 gold ingots, diamond ore -> 2 diamond, redstone ore -> +1 redstone wire, lapis ore -> 1 lapis block, glowstone -> 1 glowstone block
  • How to Find: Break any of the following using any pickaxe: stone, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, diamond ore, redstone ore, lapis ore.
  • Chance of Finding: 1/500

Installation Guide

Commands and Permissions


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Change Log

  • *v0.5
  • Updated for CB 1.0.1-R1

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Known Bugs

Bugs are listed in the appropriate file's "Known Caveats" section:

Todo List

  • Add StrangePickaxe - added in v0.2
  • Add config file with chance of finding variable for each StrangeTool - added in v0.4
  • Commands & Permissions - added in v0.3 + v0.4

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    Oct 31, 2011
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