SilkSpawners || ★ 1.12.(2) ready ★ 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS ★ 5.0.2

Mine your spawners with an enchanted SilkTouch pickaxe

  1. xGhOsTkiLLeRx
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    Source Code:
    xGhOsTkiLLeRx, mushroomhostage
    Languages Supported:
    German, Dutch, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese
    Current version v5.0.2
    This plugin requires Java 8!

    Due to popular demand I'll offer SilkSpawners on SpigotMC, too.
    Please note that the downloads are via, to ensure a simpler tracking/maintaining for me.


    Ever wanted to move a mob spawner? With SilkSpawners, you can now pick up and move monster spawners.
    If you use a pickaxe with the silktouch enchantment you will receive the spawner again.
    You can control each mob spawner, allow crafting and of course mod support

    As a reminder I want to say that I worked very long on this and really appreciate a 'thank you' in form of a donation! (See details on the bottom)


    Thanks @smsunarto||Scott Moses Sunarto

    Thanks @Koz4christ

    • NEW A sign shop addon can be found here:
    • Added BarAPI support (new for 1.9+ only: support for Vanilla implementation)
    • per Type spawner name and explosion chance!
    • Support Minecraft from 1.5.X to 1.12.2
    • Configure a percentage of dropping a spawner on explosions (TNT & creeper)
    • Spawner retains creature type
    • Works on any spawner
    • Crafting of each spawner (own recipe for every mob if wanted)
    • Showing of creature type when spawners are placed, broken or held
    • Commands for
      • Changing a spawner in hand or sight
      • Getting a new spawner (or egg) in the hand
      • Console support
    • Left-click spawner with spawn egg to change type (consuming egg or not)
    • If enabled, right click with an egg and a MonsterSpawner of this type will appear
    • Permissions support
    • Support for
      • Custom mobs added by client/server mods
      • Spawning any entity with spawn eggs (dragons, non-creature entities, etc.)
      • Dumping entity ID map on startup for debugging mods
      • Compatible with
      • MCPC(+) and ported mods (auto-detects IDs)
      • Not Enough Items (newer builds only)
    • Flexible creature type names on input (pigman, zombiepigman, pigzombie, etc. all accepted), official names on output (Magma Cube, not "LavaSlime")
    • Colored item names
    • Localization of all messages
    • There is an economy addon to charge the users when they change a spawner: SilkSpawnersEcoAddon

    Third party features, all of them can be disabled
    Please take a look at the detailed information about bStats below!
    • bStats for usage statistics
    • Auto Updater (connecting to for updating checking)
      • can be disabled if you switch autoUpdater to false in the config.yml


    See the config here!
    (Fully commented!)


    You can find a list of permissions and creatures here!


    If no permission system is found, all commands are for OPs only!

    If you suffix a mob name with egg you will receive an egg instead.

    /ss help - Displays the help menu.
    /ss list|all - Displays all available creatures.
    /ss view - Displays information about the viewed spawner.
    /ss reload|rl - Reloads the configuration files.
    /ss change|set <newMob> - Changes the spawner you are currently holding or viewing at.
    /ss give|add <player> <mob> [amount] - Gives a spawner or egg to the player. Amount is optional.


    [​IMG] English (default) by xGhOsTkiLLeRx

    [​IMG] German by xGhOsTkiLLeRx

    [​IMG] Dutch by Jeroendedoem

    [​IMG] Indonesian by smsunarto

    [​IMG] Norwegian by Riaz

    [​IMG] Swedish by Syrianen

    [​IMG] Italian by xMarioAnak

    [​IMG] Spanish by JUMBONET

    [​IMG] Turkish by xwerswoodx

    [​IMG] French by Alexisparis007

    [​IMG]/[​IMG] Portuguese by Luligabi

    [​IMG] Polish by 8bitow

    Feel free to share your localizations and they will be added here, just leave a comment with a link to a translated localization.yml!
    Thank you for contributing!

    Downloads/Source Code/Dev Builds

    [​IMG] (Latest dev builds/bleeding edge builds) - Dev builds from Jenkins
    [​IMG] (Source code hosted on GitHub) - Source Code

    Future Plans (a.k.a. ToDo)
    Known Bugs
    • I have not found any while testing, if you find any, create a ticket!
    • Mobs like Ghasts or Giants are too big for the spawner, this a Minecraft bug and I can't fix that
    • Some older Essentials versions/ports are not updated properly for 1.8. There is a fork called EssentialsX you should try
      • You can find the source here: GitHub
      • And the download from Jenkins here: Jenkins
    • If you use Gui Sign Shop and users are unable to place spawners, you need to grant them the guishop.spawner permission from Gui Sign Shop
    • Holographic Displays makes Slime spawners non functional
    • UltraCosmetics, causes some spawners to non function:
    Technical Details

    You can find more information here!


    SilkSpawners is equipped with an API.
    You can find more information here!


    Version 5.0.2
    • Corrected version which fixes yet another AutoUpdater issue
    Version 5.0.1
    • Fixed AutoUpdater due to Curse changes
    • Fixed an issue with recipes
    • Further enhancements to API usage
    Long changelog


    mushroomhostage for his awesome plugin!
    Thanks to all the testers with the 3.0 dev versions!


    Feel free to use this banner!! :)

    Statistics (from bStats)

    currently unavailable


    I worked really hard on this plugin and I'm very happy about any donation.
    Support me & buy me some beer, this makes me happy and keeps me interested in this plugin.
    Donation chain: -> I receive some money -> Buy coffee -> Work longer -> Faster Updates -> Your benefit!


    I'm accepting bitcoins, too! :)


    This plugin is released under the
    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

    Information about the data usage collection bStats

    Disabling bStats
    The file ../plugins/bStats/config.yml contains an option to opt-out.

    The following data is read and sent to and can be seen under
    • Your server's randomly generated UUID
    • The amount of players on your server
    • The online mode of your server
    • The bukkit version of your server
    • The java version of your system (e.g. Java 8)
    • The name of your OS (e.g. Windows)
    • The version of your OS
    • The architecture of your OS (e.g. amd64)
    • The system cores of your OS (e.g. 8)
    • bStats-supported plugins
    • Plugin version of bStats-supported plugins


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Recent Reviews

  1. sarhatabaot
    Version: 5.0.2
    Awesome plugin! I've made a version that works on 1.14.4+. You can find it through the github under a fork.
    1. xGhOsTkiLLeRx
      Author's Response
      PR's welcome ;)
  2. JavyMC
    Version: 5.0.2
    Good plugin but, permissions aren't working... (Using LuckPerms ) .. . . . . ..
  3. LordofLightning
    Version: 5.0.2
    Works perfectly on 1.13, haven't tested 1.14 but since most plugins that don't utilize newer items in 1.14 work between both versions, it should be just fine. I really don't know what all the people below me are complaining about. DM me if you need help settings this up on your server.
  4. mithos
    Version: 5.0.2
    update the plugins to the current versions please it is a great complement for my server I would be very grateful that you update it
  5. _Obliviate_
    Version: 5.0.2
    Why there are not "Disabled/Enabled Worlds:" option ?
  6. Skeptic227
    Version: 5.0.2
    Abandoned plugin, no support. Doesn’t work on 1.14+ Just go with an alternative
  7. jonnycp9
    Version: 5.0.2
    Thank for update for paper spigot 1.13.2 and worldguard 7, the plugin can downloaded on build dev jenkins page, not on spigot, have a good day
  8. Sidias
    Version: 5.0.2
    Looks like the Plugin is abadoned... but there are multiple good alternatvies out there. The other Plugins just need to cancel support for this dinosaur and support the better fresh plugins.
  9. jokbon
    Version: 5.0.2
    *The translation wasnt even put to run on server.
    *The translation wasnt even put to run on server.
  10. Cry_Legende
    Version: 5.0.2