SilkSpawners || ★ Already updated for 1.16.4 ★ 6.5.0

Mine your spawners with an enchanted SilkTouch pickaxe

  1. timbru31
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    Source Code:
    xGhOsTkiLLeRx, mushroomhostage
    Languages Supported:
    German, Dutch, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Russian
    Current version v6.5.0
    This plugin requires Java >=8!


    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 Silk Touch 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 (for 1.9+ only: support for Vanilla implementation)
    • per Type spawner name and explosion chance!
    • Support Minecraft from 1.8.X to 1.16.
    • 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 NEW: With offline player support!
      • 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|info - 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.
    /ss selfget|i <mob> [amount] - Gives a spawner or egg to you. 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 Don_Sensileone

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

    [​IMG] Polish by PLKaratusPL

    [​IMG] Russian by EV.Jack

    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 6.5.0
    • Adds support for 1.16.4
    • Ability to drop spawners on the ground if the inventory is full and /ss give is executed ("spillSpawnersFromCommands")
    • Fixes an issue with /ss reload
    • Adds a new debug mode ("verboseMode") to aid self debugging, it logs all relevant SilkSpawners actions
    • Adds a new event to the API for explosion drops: SilkSpawnersSpawnerExplodeEvent
    Version 6.4.0
    • Adds support for 1.16.2/3 and Piglin Brutes
    • Enhances permissions support by checking all known aliases for a mob
    • Further increases the compatibility layer with spawners obtained other than from SilkSpawners
    • Adds more mob aliases to Shulkers, Snow Golems, Mooshrooms and Zombified Piglins
    • Removes a leftover debug statement
    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)



    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. JackTheBoy8
    Version: 6.5.0
    Always been the best. Amazing plugin, works as intended. Thank you very much!!!!
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the kind words!
  2. Zer0Gravity
    Version: 6.5.0
    Very high quality plugin and the developer is always free to help with any questions or issues. This plugin adds a lot of features that are perfect for servers, especially Factions. Thanks for still maintaining this plugin :)
  3. detractor
    Version: 6.4.0
    Good working! Thanks for you! Don't bugs, perfectly. Add please functionally EpicSpawners, more spawns mobs...
  4. Porkchop
    Version: 6.4.0
    This plugin is so broken, when you mine a spawner you get 2 spawners and its always a plg spawner
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Reviews are not meant for support inquiries. I’m sorry you found a plugin incompatibility, without any information I can’t help you unfortunately. It works fine for nearly 10000 other servers, so chances are slim that it’s actually a bug in/with SilkSpawners.
  5. DeadeyeSkunk
    Version: 6.3.1
    Hell yeah 5 stars! Works great on my network server and, c'mon, who doesn't love supplying their players with all these mob spawners? Good job guys!
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your kind words!
  6. QuestalNetwork
    Version: 6.3.1
    In 1.16.1 You can't Silkmine with a netherite Pickaxe. But a side of that, it is a very good plugin
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      It's always a bad idea to use the reviews for questions and support. The netherite pickaxe is 100% fully supported, just add it your allowed tools section in the config.
  7. Emakiller03
    Version: 6.0.1
    The plugin is really good and really lightweight, good job!

    Also, this plugin works with other plugins che manages spawners too.
  8. OfficialCannons
    Version: 6.0.0
    Good plugin.. but with this new update it just doesn't work. It fixes a dupe glitch but now when I apply this update whenever I mine a spawner it doesn't work, this also applies with placing it (the messages for placing and breaking don't show either.)
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Please either open an issue on GitHub or reply in the thread what's not working. I can't provide support via the reviews as they allow only one reply of me.
  9. Yandex
    Version: 6.0.0
    I remember using this plugin when I first started out making Minecraft servers nearly 6 years ago. I'm ecstatic that it has been updated and am readily using it! My players will be extremely happy with this new mechanic added.
  10. SkyHeroesDada11
    Version: 5.0.2
    "# Minimum silk touch level [can be changed via other plugins to a higher value]" not work, and dev/support not actif