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Let the head hunt begin!
DropHeads v3.6 logo (showing mobs up to 1.17)
Using high quality textures 85% supplied by Minecraft-Heads.com ❤️



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

  • Adjust drop rates based on mob type
  • Adjust drop rates based on ticks-lived
  • Adjust drop rates based on what weapon is used
  • Adjust drop rates based on spawn conditions (Breeding, Spawners, /summon, ...)
  • Require using specific weapon(s) to get heads to drop
  • Enabling charged creeper head drops
  • Change any head textures, or add your own
  • Optionally require killed by a player (configurable what counts as 'killed by a player')
  • Opt-in automatic updates
  • ...and more! Check out config files in the GitHub repository


For an always update-to-date 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

Troubleshooting / F.A.Q.

Q: Heads are not dropping!
A: There a many possible causes; here is a quick checklist of things you should try:
* Check if another plugin is causing the issue (compatibility)
* Check if you have the dropheads.canbehead permission
* Check head-drop-rates and spawn-cause-modifiers configs (e.g. spawn egg rates are nerfed!)
* 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 cause lag?
A: It shouldn't!  I hear 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 on Forge/Fabric/Singleplayer?
A: DropHeads currently only works on Bukkit and its forks (Spigot, etc); try the MMH-Nano datapack

Q: Where do I get help / report a bug?
A: You can post a comment below, create a bug report, or DM me :)

Q: Older versions of Minecraft?
A: Currently, DropHeads runs on 1.13+.  You can find older DropHead jars for 1.12 in the Files tab, otherwise seek out a plugin with support for legacy versions, such as PlayerHeads.


  • Fabric support
  • Improve existing textures
  • Tropical Fish heads (have the 22 common ones, still need the 3104 rare varieties ☹️)
  • Horse variants (for the different patterns)
  • Carpeted llamas

Please reach out if you find bugs or have a texture suggestions!


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