EssentialsX 2.17.1

An updated fork of Essentials with spawner support, performance enhancements, and more

  1. drtshock
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    Source Code:
    md678685, vemacs, SupaHam
    Languages Supported:
    Most of them


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    Why you should use it

    EssentialsX provides several performance enhancements and fixes that are currently not available in Essentials and Spigot-Essentials, most importantly fixed mob spawner support for 1.8+ servers. See the wiki for details.

    EssentialsX is almost a completely drop-in replacement for Essentials. However, it has different requirements:

    • EssentialsX requires Vault to enable chat prefix/suffixes and group support if you have a supported permissions plugin.

    • If you have an unsupported permissions plugin but still wish to use wildcards, enable use-bukkit-permissions in the configuration. Otherwise, the plugin will fall back to config-based permissions.

    • EssentialsX requires Java 8 or above.
    Metrics collection

    This plugin uses bStats - you can opt out using the global bStats config.
    Old MCStats graph for historical purposes:


    Need help with using EssentialsX? Join the MOSS Discord community to ask for help and discuss EssentialsX.

    If you need to report a bug or want to suggest a new feature, you can open an issue on GitHub.
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Recent Updates

  1. Fix spigot dupe
  2. 1.14.3
  3. Backwards compat and bug fixes

Recent Reviews

  1. dlirA01
    Version: 2.17.1
    The best plugin to use paired with any permissions plugin, and the config file is written well so it's easy to edit and understand. First thing i install on my server!
    1. drtshock
  2. jacked1900
    Version: 2.17.1
    Great plugin!
    Does anyone know how to take an item from a player that has a changed name? /clear <id> nick dosn't work when name is changed.
    1. drtshock
      Author's Response
      Hey join discord and we can help out <3
  3. you_rek
    Version: 2.17.1
    Good plugin but now often falls. Today was create config.yml.broken.1572977362681 file i dont know why. sory for bad english
    1. drtshock
      Author's Response
      That means that you put in invalid yaml
  4. RJTech
    Version: 2.17.1
    Good plugin, easy to use, good quality. It would be nice if the config was split into a couple of parts that would be easier to access
  5. KW2
    Version: 2.17.1
    Essentials remains one of the best plugins out there since the minecraft version 1.2, not doubt, and still suprised that it is still up to date, Thank you very much.
  6. Mattc4t
    Version: 2.17.1
    This release of EssentialsX has been very stable. EssentialsX provides a foundation of commands that have been very useful for players and staff on the server where I've installed it.
  7. xBradx
    Version: 2.17.1
    Amazing Plugin, Up to date, adds so many things to my server.
    It's more than I could ever ask for in a plugin.
  8. hst23nhr
    Version: 2.17.1
    Great plugin, works good on my server. Very useful I must say. Thank you for keeping plugin up to date!
  9. Tiny_Spider
    Version: 2.17.1
    Amazing, still works great across all versions.
    A must have for all servers, default permissions are nice too
  10. oldfart
    Version: 2.17.1
    No hassle update to 1.14.4 Thank you so much for keeping this resource available and updated.