SilkSpawners || ★ Ready to rock! 1.8 - 1.16.5 supported ★ 7.0.0

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 v7.0.0
    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 1.16.5.
    • 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 7.0.0
    • SilkSpawners won't send any messages to the player or console if they are configured as an empty string in the localization.yml
    • Fixes an incorrect exception statement in the log in regards to the auto updater
    • Improves the verboseMode, the permissions are logged more detailed
    • Detects and warns if invalid Spigot or Paper configuration settings are found
    • Updates bStats and build dependencies
    • Drops support for 1.8.3, 1.9-1.9.2 and 1.13-1.13.1 - nearly no servers should be affected by this (of course 1.8, 1.8.8, 1.9.4 and 1.13.2 remain supported!)
    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
    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. Evanonian
    Version: 7.0.0
    Great plugin, I use it heavily on my servers. I hope it continues to be supported through 1.17, 1.18 and beyond! A+ work :)
  2. ExZylenox
    Version: 7.0.0
    Just, the best spawner plugin in the world! I recommend it so much, works fine in my server, and i not have any problems with it. I just put a 10/10 for this plugin.
  3. Thundurh
    Version: 7.0.0
    My go-to for mineable spawner plugins. I download this for every server I have ever owned. Get it!
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your kind words, appreciated!
  4. pLayEasZ
    Version: 6.5.0
    It is an excellent complement that will serve me a lot for my survival server, the developer did an excellent job.
    Version: 6.5.0
    nice and good plugin thanks my friend please add change spawner with money plase plase plase
    1. timbru31
  6. xsmashz
    Version: 6.5.0
    Adding please Stacking spawners <3 it was so nice 5 Stars if adding this feature
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      Please do not use the review section for bugs or feature wishes. I can only reply once to your message.

      To answer your question: This feature request needs to be directed to SilkSpawners, not this shop addon
  7. Porkchop
    Version: 6.5.0
    Mooshroom cows arent working, no matter what permission i give to the player, even operators dont have permission to place a mooshroom spawner.
    1. timbru31
      Author's Response
      I'd invite you over to my Discord to discuss the matter. I can't give any support via reviews. This is most likely a plugin conflict or misconfiguration.
  8. Thieks
    Version: 6.5.0
    Awesome plugin and working perfectly on my 1.16.4 Paper server. The Config and Permission nodes add great customization. Thank you for the great plugin!
  9. 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!
  10. 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 :)