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)

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    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. jokbon
    Version: 5.0.2
    *The translation wasnt even put to run on server.
    *The translation wasnt even put to run on server.
  2. Cry_Legende
    Version: 5.0.2
  3. yigityetkin
    Version: 5.0.2
    When do you plan to make a new build?
  4. ElmitoMC
    Version: 5.0.2
    Please upgrade to version 1.13, I need it urgently!!!!!
    Please upgrade to version 1.13, I need it urgently!!!!!
  5. dexter78
    Version: 5.0.2
    I just had a nice small Server working and got some players - then after 2 Months suddenly and without any obvious reason all my Silkspawners converted to be pig-spawners. You cant imagine how upset my (faction) players were. No solution to be found anywhere and I am loosing my first playerbase due to this plugin !

    So bad :(
  6. Tau
    Version: 5.0.2
    It's awesome! Thanks so much for making this plugin and supporting it for this long.
    Absolute ripper!
  7. recep.azm
    Version: 5.0.2
    Is that plugin has item support(item spawner[spawns item]) can i learn it i need a item spawner plugin for free
  8. GlitchFinder01
    Version: 5.0.2
    Great plugin. I wish you could set a delay on the spawner though.
    Maybe Im missing something but I typed /Ss help and there is no command like /ss delay or something. That would be cool if there was.
  9. mhemperors
    Version: 5.0.2
    where is the author of this plugin didn't answer my question 4 days now...................
  10. fabricio9898
    Version: 5.0.2
    update for 1.13 please

    best plugin