BetterDispensers 1.1

Adds some missing features and allows dispensers to place/break block, as well as damage entities

  1. Cycryl
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.13
    Better Dispensers allows you to build more complex contraptions and automate tasks you could not normally automate in vanilla.
    It also adds some missing features to dispensers that feel like they should be in the game already.

    All extra features can be turned off individually in the config of the plugin, or via the config editor.

    List of new dispenser features:

    • Shear Sheep: The feature from the 1.14 snapshots is included in this plugin. Drops the appropriate wool color
    • Catch fish: Vanilla dispensers can already deploy fishbuckets, so I added a feature for them to also catch the fish again, using a water bucket
    • Milk cows/mooshrooms: Dispensing an empty bucket with a cow or mooshroom in front of the dispenser will instead fill the bucket with milk(or dispense that bucket if there is no space in the dispenser)
    • Milk mooshroom for stew: Same as with the empty bucket a dispenser can also get mushroom stew from mooshrooms by using a bowl
    • Equip saddle: Vanilla dispensers can already equip armor onto entities, but not saddles, so this feature allows the dispenser to mount a saddle onto pigs, horses, donkeys and mules
    • Damage entities: When the dispenser contains a sword it will not drop it, but will instead try to attack entities in front of it using that sword. The sword will take damage (Compatible with Unbreaking). All vanilla enchantments on the sword will be used in the attack. You can configure if a dispenser-kill should act like a player-kill (dropping blaze rods / rare items) or not. You can also configure if a dispenser-kill should drop xp.
    • Place blocks: If the dispenser contains a solid block, and the block in front of it is air it will place this block there.
    • Break blocks: If a dispenser tries to dispense a pickaxe it will instead use this pickaxe to mine the block in front of it. Fortune / Silk touch enchantments will be applied, regardless of wether or not a pickaxe was the correct tool.

    • /betterdispensers shows the version of betterdispensers. If you have the permission "betterdispensers.config" it will open the config editor.



    This is the Config Editor, only accessible with permission "betterdispensers.config", using /betterdispensers


    A very small concrete powder converter


    An automatic wool farm


    A milkshake machine - Freshest milkshake you've ever had!


    A pig getting hit by a dispenser using a diamond sword with Sharpenss V, Fire Aspect II, Looting III, Knockback II

Recent Updates

  1. Bugfixes

Recent Reviews

  1. samo_lego
    Version: 1.1
    Great plugin! Simple to use and self explanatory. Could you maybe add sapling placement option?
  2. Notesco
    Version: 1.1
    Great plugin! What I was looking for! Works in 1.14. There is a lot that you can do with this plugin. Very nice!
  3. PassiIam
    Version: 1.1
    Really like this plugin, it's awesome!
    The only extra feature I wish would be included is being able to plant, harvest or replant corpses and/or saplings! Would be great!
  4. patrick11514
    Version: 1.1
    Hello, nice plugin, but you can support for 1.12.2 :)
    80 chars :)
    1. Cycryl
      Author's Response
      Ok i will make a separate download for 1.12 in the next version because this plugin uses api-version 1.13. I also wanna make dispensers plant seeds in the next version etc... what do you mean by 80 chars? :D
  5. Skypad6000
    Version: 1.1
    Hello, awesome plugin, but you can make support for 1.12.2 version? :)
    80 characters.....
  6. PsyberTech
    Version: 1.0
    We have to give this plugin the full 5 stars. It is simple to drop in, no permission changes needed as of this version. Runs solid as a rock and does exactly what it says it does. Place the required item within to change functions. Stupid Simple to operate. I like it!
  7. FlailoftheLord
    Version: 1.0
    Wow, nice job, funny thing is, i coded a plugin similar to this for my server a while back.
    It does most of the things here and also plants crops, can change the spanwer type inside a spawner, shoot items into a chest & other containers, and plant trees.

    Keep going on this, it's fun to see other people come up with the same ideas.
    1. Cycryl
      Author's Response
      Thanks man :) I was inspired by the 1.14 shearing sheep feature :D