Magic Minecraft Plugin
By Dalton Whalen
As you play through a vanilla Minecraft server, magic exists in the form of enchantments, but is rarely considered “real” magic. When players picture magic, they often think of spells, abilities, and items that do more than add a fire effect to your sword. While there are many mods that provide these features, there are fewer plugins that do the same. This is no longer the case with Magic, a Minecraft plugin that adds many new spells and items for server owners and players alike. Summon lightning, deflect incoming projectiles, and split the ground as you level up your rank and earn new spells. Adding plugins is effortless with our Apex Hosting panel, so we have created this tutorial to show you how to get started with Magic.
Magic is a Minecraft plugin developed by NathanWolf on Spigot with over 183,000 downloads. The plugin’s first release was in September 2014, with versions spanning from 1.9 up through 1.19 at the time of writing. Make use of powerful wands, items, and over 200 spells on your server to become the strongest wizard.
- Navigate to the Magic Spigot Page.
- Press the blue
Download Nowbutton in the top-right.
- Save the .jar file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
Note: For older versions of the plugin, scroll down to the
Version Compatibilitysection of the page. Here you can find downloads for 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 and older versions of the plugin. These will include links to their various downloads from the Version History tab or Bukkit.
- Visit your Apex server panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection, then open the dropdown menu.
- Ensure the server is running a plugin-compatible version like PaperMC or Spigot.
- Afterwards, enter the
FTP File Accesson the left-hand side, then log in.
- Click the
pluginsfolder, then press
Uploadin the top-left.
- Drag + drop the Magic .jar file into the right-hand side.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page.
- Restart the server to load up Magic for use.
How to Get Started
Custom Resource Pack
Upon joining the server, you will receive a prompt to download a custom resource pack for the Magic plugin. This will appear if you do not already have a resource pack set on the server and is highly recommended. Simply press
Yes to automatically download and enable the pack. This can also be achieved with the /getrp url command from in-game later on.
Obtaining a Wand
To obtain your first wand, you will want to use the /mgive wand command. This will immediately provide you with your wand, alongside the ability to cast spells. The wand is bound to you and cannot be dropped, but it can be stored within a chest.
With your wand in-hand, you can begin using your very first spell, Magic Missile. This fast-traveling projectile provides similar damage to a sword, killing most animals within 1 or 2 hits. While the range is limited, it provides a much faster alternative to fighting in close combat or using a bow.
Mana and Spell Points
Each time you cast a spell or land a hit, you may notice a small bar or text appear above your hotbar. This is your mana and Spell Points respectively, which are vital to this plugin. Casting spells requires you to use mana, which will usually regenerate within a few seconds. Spell Points are collected by landing a hit on various mobs and allow you to upgrade your arsenal of spells and other upgrades.
Learning New Spells
Ready to try out new spells? Find your nearest enchantment table and right-click it with your wand to open the Magic Progress menu. Click the first icon to view all of the beginner spells. Select your desired spell, then click the icon again to confirm the purchase using your Spell Points.
Changing Active Spell
To change your spells, right-click with your wand to cycle through the various options. By default, right-click will cycle your spell to the right, while a shift + right-click will cycle it to the left.
Additionally, pressing F will swap the hotbar to a second list, allowing you to easily add multiple types of spells grouped together. This can be beneficial if you wish to have a set of offensive spells and a separate hotbar for defensive spells.
Sorting Spell Order
Once you begin collecting more spells, you’ll notice you can only have a maximum of 8 per hotbar. To customize your active spells, press Q to move your spells into your inventory. You can now open your inventory to see your available spells. Like with any items, move them around to choose your active hotbar spells. Once done, press Q once again to return the menu to normal.
Once you collect all the spells for a category, you will advance your rank, gaining access to even more powerful abilities. As you advance through Student, Apprentice, and reach the Wizard rank, you will also increase your mana storage and the regeneration speed.
There are many other settings accessible through the enchantment table wand menu. Most of these additional settings are for aesthetics, but some will be beneficial to check out.
As you continue using spells, they will begin to level up, providing increased bonuses. These often increase the range, damage, or even bonus status effects.
Are all of the different instructions difficult to remember? Pressing the Wand Instructions symbol will display all current keybinds and instructions within your chat window.
If you become tired of seeing the same wand all day long, consider purchasing a new wand style. These tend to cost a lot of Spell Points, but are often quite detailed.
If you’re looking to add a bit of flare to your already-awesome spells, you can purchase or randomize new effect colors to change the appearance of some abilities.
Alternatively, bring your own style to the next level with Wand Effects. These will add particle effects to your character, ranging from a simple crown to a demon tail.
While the default controls are recommended for most people, you can optionally customize the keybinds, particle visibility, and even sort your current spells.
Normal players do not have permission to use commands:
In most cases, players should have the ability to spawn in their own wand, with OPs having full command access. If this is not the case, you may need to use a permissions plugin such as Luckperms, then set up the desired permissions.
Plugin commands aren’t working:
If the plugin commands are not working, first try to use the
/plugins command from in-game and check the result. If the command itself does not exist, verify that the server is running a version such as PaperMC or Spigot. If the command works but Magic is not listed, ensure the .jar file is uploaded directly into the
plugins folder and not anywhere else. Once this is done, restart the server and try again.