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Curses Minecraft Plugin

Last modified on Jun 13, 2023 in Plugins

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Vanilla Minecraft can be lots of fun with friends on a dedicated server, allowing you and others to experience a peaceful adventure. However, some owners may want to add more entertaining features that’ll spice up the gameplay. This can be done through Spigot plugins, addons that implement new functionality to the server. One of these is called Curses, which introduces twenty seven abilities to apply on players. Whether you want them to take damage in water or remove their inventory privileges as a prank, there are tons of possibilities. Setting this up is easily done on our panel, as it only takes a few minutes. However, the process itself may be confusing to new owners. Due to this, we’ll walk you through the steps to setup and use the Curses plugin on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting guide.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to Curses on Spigot’s website.
  2. On the right-hand side, click the Download Now button.
    Curses Spigot Download
  3. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer.


Server Installation

The process for installing Curses on the Minecraft server is straightforward and simple, as our panel is designed for your convenience. The following steps will show you how to do it without any issues.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel, then click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Proceed to type your Password in the text box and click the Login button.
    Minecraft FTP Server
  3. Continue to enter the plugins directory, then press Upload at the top left corner.
  4. Drag and drop the JAR file into the respective area and wait for it to reach 100%.
    Curses Spigot Installation
  5. Return to the main panel and Restart the server, then join to confirm the installation.


Getting Started

Minecraft Troll Plugin

As previously mentioned above, there are tons of entertaining abilities to impose on your players. These vastly range from reducing their damage by 90% to randomly giving items to them every thirty seconds. This can confuse or scare your friends, as they wouldn’t know what’s happening. Using Curses on your server will bring tons of fun and possibly trigger a prank war. However, there’s some important information to know before trying it out. For instance, the different kinds of abilities and their configuration. The subsections below will help you get started with this plugin.

Type of Curses

Remember, there are 27 abilities to apply on players. Fortunately, you can view all of them by using the /curses command in-game with operator privileges. Some of these may help users out more than others, such as always getting a diamond despite breaking its ore with fists. Although, the vast majority of curses will negatively affect players in wild ways. It’s best to try them all out, but we’ll show you some funny ones down below.

Curses Spigot Plugin GUI


Ore Troll

Minecraft Ore Troll

Applying this curse onto someone will take away their ability to mine any mineral ores. Imagine someone finds diamonds and attempts to break it, only to have it transform into a stone block. The utter confusion the player will feel would be entertaining to you and others, especially if the curse is kept a secret.


Minecraft Water Damage

Another devious curse to try out is making a player take damage in water, forcing them to avoid it at all costs. If they’ve built on an island, then this would be extremely frustrating to manage. Although, everyone else would find it hilarious to know they cannot easily escape the ocean.

Crazy View

Minecraft Crazy View

Being able to look in-game is crucial for any activity, so cursing player movements is one of the best ways to troll. This will force their perspective to spontaneously move around, looking in all directions. Users with this curse cannot do anything in the world, but it’ll be a fun time for onlookers.



Instead of being a server operator, you can install LuckPerms or another similar permissions manager to permit players to use Curses. There are only three commands to use, which are found below. Additionally, there’s one permission from them: curses.admin. It’s strongly recommended to avoid giving default players this ability to use the plugin.

/cursesOpens the main GUI menu for the plugin.
/curses [player]Opens the menu for a specific player.
/curses reloadReloads the entire plugin to apply recent config changes.



If you’re wanting to customize these curses, then tweaking their settings is required. Whether you’re changing chat messages or renaming specific abilities, these options allow you to do that and more. As for accessing it, you’ll have to use the FTP panel
to navigate through the files. The following steps below will guide you through this process and how to apply the edits.

  1. Navigate to the FTP File Access and Login with your Password.
  2. Afterward, proceed to enter the following pathway: …/plugins/Curses.
    Minecraft Curses Folder
  3. Once inside of the folder, press Edit to the right of config.yml to reveal its contents.
    Curses Spigot Config
  4. Continue to make your desired changes, then click Save at the top.
    Curses Spigot Settings
  5. Return to the main panel and Restart the server to apply the edits.


Common Issues

Curses Isn’t Loading

In some cases, the plugin will not load or fully work on the server. This can be caused by a variety of reasons, with an incorrect installation being a common experience. Ensure you’re using the correct Server Profile for this process, as each one will create a separate directory to store files. Additionally, double-check you’ve uploaded the JAR file into the plugins folder on a Spigot or Paper server. Once you’ve done all of this, Restart from the main panel to begin loading Curses in-game.

Unable to Edit Settings

Sometimes, owners who attempt to tweak the plugin’s settings will not have them work properly in-game. This can be caused by not Restarting from the panel or using the /curses reload command. Otherwise, formatting issues could be the reason for the options not functioning. Make sure to keep the existing format for all the settings and their values to safely apply changes.

Useful Links

Curses on Spigot
How to Add Plugins on a Minecraft Server
How to Become a Minecraft Server Operator
Using LuckPerms on a Minecraft Server

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