Desolation (Fabric)

5,776 Downloads Last Updated: Nov 27, 2020 Game Version: 1.16.4



Wildfires bring both destruction and renewal.



This mod requires the 2.0.0 version of GeckoLib - loading it with 3.0.0 will cause a crash on startup!

Geckolib is reportedly incompatible with Sodium. If your game crashes, try removing Sodium for now.


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Explore the new Charred Forest biome


  • Ash covers the surface of the biome, and has several useful applications.
  • Keep an eye out for the rare Cinderfruit Plant, whose fruit is said to have fire-resistant properties.
  • Make sure to wear a mask to counteract the biome's damaging effects!


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Befriend the peaceful Ash Scuttlers


  • These curious critters wander the surface of the charred forest, and can sometimes be found hiding in trees.
  • When fed a certain fruit, they can dig up ash piles and produce rare resources for the player!


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Beware of dangerous new enemies


  • The Blackened stalk the forest day and night, and will throw blinding ash at unsuspecting targets, or attack up close.
  • Wear goggles to protect against their ash!
  • Very rarely, they can drop their hearts, which can grant the player immense power when brewed into potions.


Full Feature List:

New Blocks:

Charred Wood - Log variant that drops charcoal bits when broken

Charred Soil

Charred Branches

Ash Bramble

Ash Block

Ember Block - Damages the player like a magma block when stood on and can set them on fire; drops charcoal when broken

Cinderfruit Plant

Scorched Tuft

New Items:


  • Can be thrown to blind enemies
  • Can be used as a fertilizer; roughly 0.25x the efficiency of bone meal

Charcoal Bit

  • Smelts two items; can be crafted into charcoal in a 2x2 square

Activated Charcoal

  • Black powder produced by heating charcoal in a furnace

Air Filter & Mask

  • Mask can be worn in the head slot to counteract the biome's debuffs (Weakness & Mining Fatigue)


  • Blocks blindness debuffs when worn in the head slot


  • Can be consumed to restore hunger and provide brief fire protection
  • Can be fed to Ash Scuttlers

Infused Powder

  • Crafted from 8 activated charcoal and 1 cinderfruit
  • Used as an alternative ingredient for fire resistance potions

Primed Ash

  • Crafted from 8 activated charcoal and 1 ash
  • Used to brew potions of blindness

Heart of Cinder

  • Rare drop from Blackened
  • Used to brew potions of Cinder Soul

New Mobs:

Ash Scuttler

  • Wanders around the charred forest passively
  • When fed Cinderfruit, will dig up a nearby ash block for the player and produce an item


  • Burned, darkened skeleton variant
  • Can throw ash clouds which blind opponents or perform a melee attack
  • Drops bones, ash, and very rarely a Heart of Cinder

New Vanilla Recipes:


  • 1 Bone Meal + 1 Clay + 1 Charcoal -> 1 Gunpowder

Potion of Fire Resistance

  • Awkward Potion + Infused Powder -> Potion of Fire Resistance

New Potions:

Potion of Cinder Soul

  • Awkward Potion + Heart of Cinder -> Potion of Cinder Soul

Potion of Blindness

  • Awkward Potion + Primed Ash -> Potion of Blindness




  • Simplified Chinese: Samekichi


Crashing? Read this first:

  • What version of Fabric API do you have? Version 0.24.1 is recommended - Geckolib crashes on startup on newer versions.
  • Do you have Geckolib 2.0.0 for Fabric installed? If not, install it.
  • Do you have Sodium installed? If so, remove it - Geckolib is currently incompatible with Sodium. As an alternative, you could use Canvas Renderer or Optifabric until Geckolib 3.0.0 releases, which will be compatible with Sodium.
  • If you want to run the mod on a server, make sure you're using - older versions will crash in multiplayer.


If you encounter mob animation issues when using with Optifabric, try disabling your shaders.

Please don't ask for a Forge port. A Forge port is not currently planned, although anyone is free to port it themselves if they wish.


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