LevelledMobs ~ (for 1.16.x - 1.17.x) 3.1.7 b508

The Ultimate RPG Mob Levelling Solution | Spice up mob combat on your server today! :)

  1. lokka30
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    Source Code:
    Languages Supported:
    Welcome to LevelledMobs 3
    Developed by @lokka30, @stumper66, and @Oathkeeper
    Thank you all for 40,000 downloads, and also for placing us in the top-rated Spigot plugins! :)

    ❗ Important information, please read:
    Before we get into the features and all, we need to include this here just to make sure more users see it. :)
    • How do I install the plugin?
    • What versions does LM run on?
      • LevelledMobs is only compatible with servers that operate with Minecraft 1.16.x or (preferably) newer.
      • We utilise features only available in newer Minecraft versions, so we will not backport the plugin.
    • What is the minimum compatible Java version?
      • If you're running a 1.17 server, you are running Java 16 or newer so you can ignore this :)
      • Servers must be running at least Java 11 to even allow the plugin to start up. Update to Java 11, or preferably, the latest version compatible with your server. Please contact us if you are unsure how to do this.
    • Want LevelledMobs' nametags to appear?
      • You must install ProtocolLib if you want levelled mob labels / nametags to show like in the screenshots below.
      • You can download ProtocolLib here.
      • ProtocolLib doesn't require configuration, just drop it into your plugins folder :)
    • Where you can contact us for support:
      • We only provide support on our Discord Server or through a PM to me.
      • We recommend you check the FAQ page before you contact us, as it answers the most common questions we get.
      • Do not use the reviews section for support, these are for reviews only - reviews asking questions or reporting things will be ignored as our support can't have conversations in the reviews section.

    Quick Links:

    • Parallel version development
      • @stumper66 is working on LevelledMobs 3 updates.
      • @lokka30 is re-programming the plugin from the ground up, which will eventually be released as LevelledMobs 4. If you want to learn more about this update, please contact @lokka30.
      • Our roadmap is on the Projects tab in the LM GitHub repository. This changes over time especially with LM 4 being developed.

    Ever felt that Vanilla mobs were too easy? Give your players a challenge that embarrasses Minecraft's boring "hard" mode. Or maybe, you might want to make your server more interesting by adding more of an RPG feel. Well, search no further, as LevelledMobs is the plugin you have been looking for!

    How does it work?
    LevelledMobs assigns levels to mobs that spawn on your server.

    We have various Levelling Systems which have different formulas that you can choose that determine what level mobs have:
    • Weighted Random Levelling (used by default) generates random numbers for mob levels although makes higher values less common.
    • Player Levelling generates levels for nearby mobs based upon any PlaceholderAPI placeholder for all players that are near monsters. This means you can use the McMMO power level of a player, their Aurelium Skills level, playtime, and far, far more!
    • Distance from Spawn Levelling generates values based on the mob's spawning position relative to the spawnpoint. The farther from the spawnpoint the mob is, the higher the level.
    • Y-Coordinate Levelling generates values based on the mob's Y-coordinate when they spawn. You can make it so any mob that is deeper than the sea level will be a higher level, bringing extra difficulty to cave dwellers.
    • Blended Levelling is a combination of Distance from Spawn and Y-Coordinate Levelling, making mobs harder the farther from spawn and the deeper you go.

    These levels determine their movement speed, attack strength, maximum health, item drops, and experience drops. Creepers in specific also have an explosion radius which is slightly increased at the higher levels.

    Of course, pretty much everything is configurable, and the plugin's capability goes far beyond this!

    LM works great out-of-the-box, making zero configuration required to have a blast. The default configs are play-tested, and even includes 3 difficulty presets (easy, normal, hard) in case your users are not pleased with the 'normal' difficulty (based on Minecraft's 'hard' difficulty).

    Give LevelledMobs a whirl on your server and advance your players' experience today! :)



    Why choose LevelledMobs?
    • Level-up your mobs to make them more difficult, providing your players with a significantly improved experience!
    • New in LevelledMobs 3.0: 'Rules System' which allows you to customise LevelledMobs to an extensive degree so that it operates on mobs differently depending on conditions or whatever else you configure it to!
    • New in LevelledMobs 3.1: 'Player Levelling' system, allowing you to use any PlaceholderAPI placeholders to level mobs based upon nearby players! Yes, this means you can make mobs change level depending on players' MCMMO levels, Aurelium Skills level, money on your server, exp level, and so much more!
    • Not bloated. We avoid adding features unless we know a significant amount of servers will utilize them. The features you disable won't cause extra strain in the background.
    • Open-source under the GNU AGPL v3 license. This means bugs are found easier and contributions can be made by other developers if they wish.
    • It doesn't mess with the frequency of mob spawns on your server. LM acts on mobs as they spawn, e.g. in the wild, from spawn eggs, spawner blocks, and so on.
    • LevelledMobs is built to perform reliably and to be a breeze to run on light hardware. Parts of the plugin have been programmed to operate on a separate CPU thread which equates to LM having a very low footprint on your TPS.
    • Powerful configuration files that are completed with lots of documentation on our Wiki to guide you on what to do and what a setting does
    • Multiple levelling modes - spice up the math LM uses to calculate levels with random-number levelling, distance from spawn levelling, Y-coordinate levelling and more!
    • Define your own custom drops and equipment for levelled mobs!
    • Uses Minecraft's in-built Attributes system where possible, instead of events (unlike some similar plugins) to ensure greater compatibility, reliability and performance of the plugin.
    • Uses the Persistent Data Container NBT system to store levels on entities, allowing them to stay over restarts and have far better performance than alternative solutions.
    • Awesome name tags are shown if ProtocolLib is installed - improves the RPG feel - you can disable this if you want.
    • New health indicator system in the name tags that you can use at your choice!
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    • Allows limitations using WorldGuard flags, if WG is installed.
    • Almost all chat messages are fully customisable with standard color codes, hex color codes, prefix placeholders and multi-line support. RGB hex color codes also work!
    • Automatic configuration file migration between plugin updates!
    • Strives to be compatible with other plugins
    • Level Interface code class and various Bukkit Events for developers to make it easy for other plugins to interact with LevelledMobs.
    • Free, thorough high-tier support from our Support Team.
    • ..and many other features: there are far too many to list here!

    Video Showcases
    No newer videos are out yet! I'm thinking of making my own in the future.
    The following showcases are from LevelledMobs 1 around February 2020 when the plugin was barely a month old. The plugin has since evolved so much especially with the arrival of LevelledMobs 2 and now even 3, most things covered in these videos have changed, completely.
    Regardless, here are the videos I've found so far which can give you an idea of how the plugin used to look and function!


    Thanks to ServerMiner for uploading this!
    Note: The 'kill all' issue was fixed in LevelledMobs 2.


    Thanks to TechGeddon for uploading this!

    Made a video showcase of your own? Got gameplay videos with LevelledMobs installed? Send me a PM if you would like it featured here. :)

    To experience LevelledMobs, you'll need to be in-game. However, below you may check out how the nametags look! :)
    Note: These screenshots were taken with LevelledMobs 2, which had a default max level of 10. This value has since been updated, and you may even adjust it to your liking! The name tags also have new RGB colours that look better than these photos ;)
    Although this spider appears to be as scary as the regular spiders, tread carefully: you don't want one of these waiting on your ceiling.

    A Level 2 skeleton equipped with custom gear, utilising the awesome Custom Drops system in LevelledMobs. You can give mobs any equipment you want!

    The 'King' Zombie, which has been user-configured to wear fully stacked netherite gear. Ouch!..


    Check out these plugins that have integrated with LevelledMobs!
    (If your plugin uses LevelledMobs in some form like these do, let me know if you want it linked here too)

    LevelledMobs is developed, maintained, and supported in the team's free time.
    The price you are required to pay for this? Free! Absolutely free for everyone.
    We would greatly appreciate any donations if your server is strongly benefiting from LevelledMobs as we do not earn money from this project.
    @stumper66 links:
    @lokka30 links:
    If you have donated then you may contact us via a Ticket chat on our Discord to be eligible to receive a Discord role and/or announcement (of your choice) as we are grateful for your donations.

    Other Links:

    ‍Have questions, issues or suggestions for the plugin?
    • Click here to join the Discord server to contact the LevelledMobs team.
    • Alternatively, you may send me a private message.
    • Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions.
    • Reviews that request assistance will be ignored! Please use the appropriate support methods as stated above, as we will happily help you out there. It's practically impossible to help & answer questions in the reviews section. :)
    • Thank you for your understanding!
    Sventt, tomRR, MenosUno and 20 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. v3.1.7 b508
  2. v3.1.6 b506
  3. v3.1.4 b502

Recent Reviews

  1. UrEasyKill76
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    Amazing plugin. the staff help instantly and dont give up they also respond very quickly. overall a 10/10 for a free plugin and customer service also a 10/10 def recomend this mob plugin over others
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Cheers for the kind review UrEasyKill!
      ~ lokka30
  2. MelaniumAS
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    Que pena que ahora todo sea JAVA 11 para arriba, dejaría 1 estrella pero fue buen plugin cuando pude usarlo, me encantaba este plugin, ahora ya no es nada por la maldita actualización de JAVA 11 Y 16. Una pena total que todos los creadores sean menos pacientes y solo vean JAVA 16 como lo mejor.
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Hola MelaniumAS,

      Java 8 fue lanzado en marzo de 2014. Si todavía estás en Java 8 entonces estás 7 años y 8 versiones atrás.

      Al ver que muchos propietarios y usuarios de servidores estaban atascados en esta versión antigua, Mojang, los creadores de Minecraft, declararon que Java 16 es ahora la nueva versión estándar de Java para el juego. Incluso Spigot impone ahora Java 16 también para los servidores de Minecraft 1.17.

      Hemos decidido elegir Java 11 ya que los usuarios han tenido unos 3 años para actualizarse a ella. Es conocido por ser una versión muy estable de Java. Por cierto, no hemos elegido Java 16. De hecho creemos que LevelledMobs soportará Minecraft 1.16 y Java 11 durante un tiempo, ya que contiene las características que actualmente necesitamos.

      La razón por la que los desarrolladores de Mojang y Spigot están actualizando sus versiones de Java es porque las nuevas versiones de Java traen ganancias de rendimiento y nuevas características para que las utilicemos. Además, el juego avanza y ya no tenemos que atender a las personas que deciden ejecutar una versión de hace 7 años. Sí, esto significa 7 años de actualizaciones que mejoran Java en su conjunto. Para que te hagas una idea, ¡esto fue cuando se lanzó Minecraft 1.8!

      Le recomendamos encarecidamente que se actualice. Si usted está ejecutando Minecraft 1.16 entonces usted debe actualizar a Java 16. Si está ejecutando una versión anterior, creo que Java 11 es una buena opción, ya que no estoy seguro de cuál es la primera versión de Minecraft que soporta Java 16. La actualización de su versión de Java no tiene absolutamente ningún efecto negativo por lo que yo sé, sólo positivo.

      Le pido disculpas por haber sido perjudicado por nuestra actualización que impone una versión mínima de Java de 11. Espero que entienda mi respuesta.

      Gracias por la calificación, y todo lo mejor con su servidor :)
      ~ lokka30
  3. Mac_Manson
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    This plugin adds a new challenge to the game by making the mobs have different levels. Instead of every zombie having the same amount of hearts, this plugin will add variety to their health and power levels. Keep your players on their toes and add a challenge to the game.

    I have multiverse installed and I had problems getting this working on the just the one world I wanted. The friendly, free, and quick support really helped me.
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much for the kind review Mac. All the best with your server!
      ~ lokka30
  4. MigheYeah
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    PERFECT PLUGIN. And the best attendance, They help me a lot. And the plugin is PERFECT if you want convine with other RPG mods. VERY RECOMEND!
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Cheers for the awesome review MigheYeah! :)
      ~ lokka30
  5. PROZACTv12
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    Incredible plugin gives the players something different and makes the minecraft even more interesting. Regarding the support, they helped me with everything I asked for immediately keep the good work guys and bring more funny stuff to us!!
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      We highly appreciate your kind review on the plugin. All the best for you and your server! :)
      ~ lokka30
  6. Leodan
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    Muy buen plugin, excelente servicio de soporte y ayuda, facil de configurar y facil de usar, recomendado totalmente
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your kind review Leodan :)
      ~ lokka30
  7. Ayel
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    The support... The plugin... oh my God, all of this is perfect, the support helped me a lot and are very kind, I recommend a lot.
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Cheers for the kind review Ayel, have a great day!
      ~ lokka30
  8. Sakuyoyo
    Version: 3.1.7 b508
    I highly recommend this plugin because the support is super great and plugin itself also adds an extra level of fun especially to survival server. I reported a bug and the developer responded super quickly. However, the bug still persisted and I reported it again and suprisingly the dev responded super quickly as before and was very patient to look into the bug second time with me. I can't image how much effort and thinking has put into this plugin but I can feel that his project is very active, well-maintained and has a great support community. It's a free plugin while its support is even the same or better than that of premium ones.
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for the lengthy review Saku, all the best with your server. <3
      ~ lokka30
  9. Cueck
    Version: 3.1.6 b506
    Nice! I really loved it. I need to fill up to 80 chars so... I cant manage to make Wither Skeletons levelable and some Piglins and Brutes have levels others no... Im going to Discord for a bit of help... anyway, this plugin is awesome

    Update: After bothering a Discord server staff with my stupidity :^) for a while, he helped me a lot and the 'problem' could be solved. An impressive attention. Thanks
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Glad you got your issue solved, thank you very much for the review :)
      ~ lokka30
  10. chocolf
    Version: 3.1.4 b502
    Really cool plugin. Group of really dedicated staff that provide quick support over at their Discord server :)
    1. lokka30
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your lovely words choc, much appreciated! :)
      ~ lokka30