GriefPrevention 16.17.1

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

  1. RoboMWM
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Source Code:
    Big_Scary (Creator), Jikoo
    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? Check the documentation!

    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 chat channel (or dumcord) 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 have been removed from spigot for inactivity - but the source for all of these are released on Big_Scary's github. Most of these are maintained in a fork by other people!

    AutomaticInventory discussion thread

    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? Check the documentation!

    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 chat channel (or dumcord) for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).

    Remember - I cannot help you with any issues or questions in the reviews section, since you can't reply to my review response. Reviews are not for support; the support communication methods are listed above (and also in red!)

Recent Updates

  1. 16.17.1
  2. 16.16.0
  3. 16.15.0

Recent Reviews

  1. Little_Potato_
    Version: 16.16.0
    Thanks for the plugin! Been using it over the years and has always worked great.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review! Glad to hear it's been working well over the long-term.
  2. dazogga
    Version: 16.16.0
    Works just as it should. Messages are fully configurable, and some missing features you can get via Addons. Sadly some Addons are very outdated and some minor features entirely missing. Yet still a great plugin, your "good" players will enjoy to use.
  3. Morlineq
    Version: 16.16.0
    When i was translating it, i restarted the server to check if its working, it said error on line 40,41 so i go back to the file to check it, but plugin reloaded it and deleted all my work ;d
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      1) reviews are not support
      2) plugin will auto-fix yaml errors. Please backup.
  4. LordMadJack
    Version: 16.16.0
    This plugin is great, very easy to use and so effective! Thank you for this excellent work.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the great and effectively positive review c:
    Version: 16.16.0
    Absolutely lowest friction I've had with server protections and plot claiming for my players. Thanks a ton!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      That's the name of the game this plugin aims to be, thanks for the review!
  6. SpacePuppeh
    Version: 16.16.0
    I love this plugin, it's my favorite one. Thanks to BigScary and now RoboMWM keeping this plugin stable, updated, and reliable. Looking forward to the big update coming at some point.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your continued support! c:
  7. AngleIsGood69
    Version: 16.16.0
    i cant download it i am trying to but it doesnt let me does it have to be mac because am in mac no windows
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      reviews are not support, please consider removing this review and reposting this in the discussion thread instead.
  8. TomasGeilo
    Version: 16.16.0
    Nice Plugin. How can i change that players cant place or break under the sealevel? Because i can break etc. under other players claims under 62
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      it's not sea level in this case - claims will automatically extend downwards as the owner builds downwards. This allows other players to mine under claims that haven't yet or bothered to mine below. You can override the default value of "5" to a larger value in the config.

      Thanks for the review - if you have further questions, please use the discussion thread for them, thanks!
  9. skylaroler
    Version: 16.15.0
    Absolutely the best claim plugin I've used so far. It's intuitive, powerful, customizable, and scalable. There's a couple small things I'd love to added, but they can all be done through addons, and even without them it's been an incredible experience to have this on my server.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks! Hopefully as time permits, more work can be done to make it easier for addons to be developed for GP.
  10. PaintLove
    Version: 16.15.0
    I have used this on my semi-vanilla server for years and the updates are always so easy and the players appreciate the simplicity of the ability to use it! Thanks for such a great plugin!
    1. RoboMWM