GriefPrevention 16.8

PREVENTS all forms of grief - build/break, theft, spam, spawn camping, and more without a database.

  1. RoboMWM
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.12
    Source Code:
    Big_Scary (Creator)
    Stop responding to grief and prevent it instead. Grief Prevention will solve your grief problems without a roster of trained administrators, without 10 different anti-grief plugins, and without disabling any standard game features. Because Grief Prevention teaches players for you, you won't have to publish a training manual or tutorial for players, or add explanatory signs to your world.

    Grief Prevention stops grief before it starts automatically without any effort from administrators, and with very little (self service) effort from players. Solve all your grief problems with a single anti grief download, no database, and (for most servers) no configuration customization.

    Got a question? Having problems? Ask it in the discussion thread!

    Got a problem or bug you can reliably reproduce? Or a feature request? Report it on the issue tracker!

    Also, you might be able to catch me/others on the #GriefPrevention IRC channel for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).


    The Manual (Documentation)

    If you're new to Minecraft servers, you can learn how to set up a Minecraft server to run GriefPrevention and other plugins here.

    If you're not running a 1.8 or later server, you can get older builds of GriefPrevention on the BukkitDev page.


    Yes, everything is customizable. See The Manual
    • No database or world backups required.
    • Extremely efficient CPU / RAM usage.
    • Land claims are easy to manage.
      • New players get automatic claims around their first chests.
      • Players who ask for help in chat get an instant link to a demonstration video.
      • Resizing claims and creating new claims is done with ONLY the mouse, no slash commands.
      • When a player appears to be building something nice outside his claim, he's warned and shown his claim boundaries.
      • Claim boundaries are easy to see, and don't require any client-side mod installation.
      • Extremely easy-to-remember, single-parameter slash commands for giving other players permissions.
      • Claim subdivision and granular permissions are available to organize towns and cities.Watch this video.
    • It's IMPOSSIBLE to grief a land claim. Watch this video.
      • No building or breaking.
      • No stealing from ANY containers.
      • No sleeping in beds.
      • No button/lever usage.
      • No adjusting redstone repeaters.
      • No pushing blocks in with pistons.
      • No pulling blocks out with pistons.
      • No TNT damage.
      • No creeper damage.
      • No damage from TNT cannons.
      • No explosive damage from other plugins, like Extra Hard Mode or Magic Spells.
      • No enderman block changes.
      • All doors may be automatically locked (optional, see config file).
      • No killing or luring animals away.
      • No stealing water (e.g. buckets).
      • No trampling crops, by players, animals, or monsters.
      • No building overtop, all claims reach to the max build height.
      • No placing or breaking paintings / item frames.
      • Fluids will not flow into a claim from outside.
      • No placing blocks via TNT/Sand/Gravel cannon.
      • No placing portals without build permission (even by walking through a portal in another world).
    • Pets and death loot are protected.
      • Players can't pick up what another player dropped on death without permission.
      • All types of pets are protected everywhere, even outside of land claims (can be configured per-world).
    • Excellent anti-spam protection
      • Warns, then mutes, then may kick or ban spammers (configurable - you choose).
      • Most spammers get only one message out before they're muted.
      • Blocks server advertising (IP addresses).
      • Blocks repeat message spam.
      • Blocks ASCII art (ex. Nyan Cats) spam.
      • Blocks similar message spam.
      • Blocks unreadable (gibberish) message spam.
      • Blocks CAPS.
      • Blocks macro spam (very different messages in quick succession).
      • Blocks login/logout spam, even when the spammer has multiple accounts.
      • Blocks death spam.
      • Blocks bot team spam.
      • Blocks slash command spam, including /tell, /emote, and any more you add.
    • Wilderness Protection and Rollback
      • Fire doesn't spread or destroy blocks.
      • Creepers and other explosions don't destroy blocks above sea level.
      • TNT doesn't destroy blocks above sea level.
      • No planting trees on platforms in the sky ("tree grief").
      • Instant, point and click nature restoration for not-claimed areas. Watch this video.
        • Insanely easy and fast fixes for penises, swastikas, and anything else unsightly.
        • Point at what you don't like and click, and it's fixed. Even from far away.
        • Never accidentally changes blocks inside land claims.
        • No need to investigate who built it, who broke it, or when they did it.
        • Doesn't matter if the griefer built with "natural" blocks, it will still be fixed.
        • No database.
        • No backups.
        • No chunk regeneration (it's dangerous for technical reasons).
        • Fixes bad chunk generations, like floating islands. It will be better than new.
        • Fills holes, even next to water to correct big spills.
        • Smooths noisy terrain.
        • No griefer construction is safe. If it's unnatural enough to be noticeable by players, it will be removed or filled-in.
    • Land claims can't be used as a griefing tool.
      • It's impossible to get a player "stuck" inside a land claim.
      • Land claims beyond the first require a golden shovel.
      • Minimum claim size prevents sprinkling small claims to annoy other players.
      • Max claim allowance grows with time played on the server, and can't be cheated by idling.
      • A simple administrative slash command will instantly remove all of a griefer's claims, no matter where they are.
    • Catches clever griefers.
      • Enhances the /ban command to ban ALL a griefer's accounts (not just his IP address).
      • Logs sign placements.
      • /SoftMute command to shut down chat trolls without them knowing they're beaten.
    • PvP Protections.
      • When PvP is off, no setting fire or dumping lava near other players.
      • Absolutely bullet-proof anti-spawn-camping protection including bed respawns, which requires no configuration.
      • No logging out, stashing items, or using plugin teleportation to escape combat.
      • Optional siege mode, to answer players who hide in their claimed houses to avoid combat.
    • Supports your server growth.
      • Permit players to exchange server currency for claim blocks (requires configuration and other plugins).
      • Grant claim blocks automatically for votes, donations, etc (console command provided, other plugins required).
    Please note that these projects may have been removed for inactivity - but the source for all of these are released on Big_Scary's github; you might be able to find a maintained fork too!

    AutomaticInventory discussion thread:★-...gots-1-plugin-paid.70991/page-21#post-2353750

    GriefPrevention Flags | GraviTree | AutomaticInventory | DiamondGuarantee | PhantomAdmin





    FYI regarding all review responses from September 3, 2016 and earlier: These are Big_Scary's responses, not RoboMWM's (apparently the resource system just slaps the current author's profile picture on each review reply, regardless of who actually made the reply.)

    Got a question? Having problems? Ask it in the discussion thread!

    Got a problem or bug you can reliably reproduce? Or a feature request? Report it on the issue tracker!

    Also, you might be able to catch me/others on the #GriefPrevention IRC channel for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).
    Mineforward, ScuroK, MCC321 and 51 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. 16.8
  2. 16.7.1
  3. idle detection fixes

Recent Reviews

  1. Tomitytom
    Version: 16.8
    This is a great antigrief plugin! Our server is a grief free survival server and this plugin works so well and prevents players from being griefed. Thank you RoboMWM!

    Come try this plugin out at
  2. MythicalNinja
    Version: 16.8
    Great plugin but not alot of options when it comes to disabling some features like the chest claiming system. I would like mabie some hidden options you can add to the config if you want them. And a way to make the plugin simple for creative worlds. make a creative mode so things like basiege would be disabled. More limitations on mob spawning in the plugins creative mode.
  3. LaxWasHere
    Version: 16.8
    Greatest protection plugin ever! .
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Wow thank u, kind popular dinosaur, pls continue ur work of freeing simple plugins from the wrath of paywalls!

      Reviews are not for questions or feature requests - especially since you can't respond to my review response! Please consider using the discussion thread instead:

      - The first chest claim can be disabled.
      - There is a creative claim mode for creative worlds, which is automatically enabled.
      - Siege mode is disabled by default in all worlds. You're actively enabling it.
      - There are in fact limitations in creative mode for mobs (and other entities as well!)
  4. ScuroK
    Version: 16.8
    thanks for another update of this awesome plugin! im using it without problems on 1.12.2 <3
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Good to hear!
  5. OAKSIF0
    Version: 16.7.1
    Love this Plugin! It works really well! One thing that would make it even better is the ability to claim and Subclaim in 3 Dimensions, like if you have a base or apartment and want to give people trust but not all the way from y:0-256 blocks just maybe y:100-110 and another from y:111-121. It would also be useful if an admin makes a road, and wants to allow players to build under it and above it. Please add this to 1.7.10 and to the latest version of Minecraft, and other versions as well so the Modded Community and Vanilla Community can benefit from this extra feature!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review!
      Addons can make this possible, and will be the recommended way to do so going forward
  6. awesome10745
    Version: 16.7.1
    Very good plugin! dont listen to the person below me, he doesnt know how to look in a config and disable smart ban, since that is something you can do xD. keep up the great work :D
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thank you!

      Yea, I wish people would use the discussion or issue tracker for suggestions, as well as monitoring upcoming changes instead of just venting here so something can be done but yea, life.
  7. JonasLikerSpill
    Version: 16.7.1
    This plugin is great, it really is, but it got tons of unnecessary features as well that has caused problems on my server. The most dumb ass shit feature is SmartBan, and i didn't figure out it was actually GriefPrevention banning innocent players randomly, until today. I usually try to look for a setting for a feature i'm trying to disable, but I seriously can't find it, because there's too much.
  8. Zulgeteb
    Version: 16.7.1
    I love this plugin but like MaxIstderBoss asked, is there a player based command to turn pvp on/off on your claim?
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Via addons, yes. GP flags can do this, as well as my (unreleased) addon, DisablePvP
  9. MaxIstderBoss
    Version: 16.7.1
    Hey can you add a command where you can turn PvP on or off on your claim?

    The plugin is really good.
    sorry for my bad English
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Possible in addons; GP Flags has this. I also have my own addon that does this, though I haven't released on spigot (it's in the same github org as this plugin if you're looking for mine.)
  10. elysia
    Version: 16.7.1
    Awesome plugin, I wish I could turn gold blocks into claim blocks, though. a command to turn a gold block into 100 claimblocks or something would be neat. Currently, I use custom recipes, and you can craft a gold block into an item that gives 200 claimblocks when you click it, and players love it, wish it was a regular feature though.