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Let the head-hunt begin!
DropHeads v3.6 logo (showing mobs up to 1.17)
Using quality heads 99% supplied by Minecraft-Heads.com & Nano Team ❤️

Key Features

  • Very configurable!
  • Get heads as a death drop, or with a command
  • MASSIVE variety (e.g., snow fox, lime sheep, grumm swamp farmer villager, …)
  • Custom behead messages and translation support
  • Regularly updated heads from the latest Minecraft snapshots

Configuration (Sample)

Default values designed to fit well on most servers,
However, if you like digging into configuration, here's just a taste of what you can do:

  • Adjust drop rates based on mob type
  • Adjust drop rates based on spawn conditions (eg: Breeding, MobSpawners, /summon, ...)
  • Adjust drop rates based on ticks-lived
  • Adjust drop rates based on what weapon is used
  • Require using specific weapon(s) to get heads to drop
  • Support charged creeper head drops
  • Limit head drops when not killed by a player (configure what counts as 'killed by a player')
  • Change any head textures (or add your own!)
  • Set up automatic updates
  • ...and more! Check out config files in the source repository


For a complete & always updated list, check here.

dropheads.canlosehead: Can drop a head upon death
dropheads.canbehead.<mob_type>: Can get heads from killing the given mob
dropheads.alwaysbehead.<mob_type>: Get heads for 100% of kills (unless canlosehead is false)
dropheads.silentbehead: Avoid triggering a global behead message in chat *

dropheads.canplacehead: Can place a head as a block
dropheads.clickinfo: Can see the name of a head by clicking it *
dropheads.spawn: Can get heads with a command *
dropheads.droprate: Can check head drop rates with a command

* = has sub-permissions


Q: Heads are not dropping for me!
A: There a several possible causes; please go over this checklist before leaving a comment:
* Check if another plugin is blocking or modifying the death-event item drops
* Check if you have the dropheads.canbehead permission
* Check head-drop-rates and spawn-cause-modifiers (spawn egg drop rates are nerfed by default!)
* Keep in mind the time-alive, weapon-used, and looting modifiers.
* If killing a player, check if they have the dropheads.canlosehead permission
* If you have modified your config files, check them carefully for other causes

Q: Does this plugin ever cause lag?
A: Nope!  I heard it is much faster than Xisumavoid's datapack :)

Q: Can I edit the head textures (i.e., to match a resource pack)?
A: Yes!  Look in the head-textures.txt file

Q: Migrating from another heads plugin?
A: It should be an easy drag-n-drop replacement, but if you have any issues let me know!

Q: How do I install for singleplayer or a pure vanilla server?
A: DropHeads is built for Bukkit and its forks (Spigot, etc); perhaps try MMH-Nano instead

Q: Where do I get help / report a bug?
A: You can either post a comment below or create a bug report, I will see it either way :)

Q: What about older versions of Minecraft?
A: Currently, DropHeads only supports 1.13+.  You can find older DropHead jars that work for 1.12 in the Files tab, or use a different plugin that has support for legacy versions, such as PlayerHeads.

Planned Features

  • /give @p dropheads:vex  -  please upvote here 🙂
  • Fabric mod
  • Add/improve heads for these mobs:
    • "Giant's Toe"?
    • Tropical Fish (have the 22 common ones, but need the 3104 other varieties ☹️)
    • Carpeted llamas
    • Horse variants (have for colors, but not for patterns)

Feel free to reach out if you find any bugs or a texture for a missing head!