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MineTinker Plugin

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MineTinker Plugin


Fans of the Tinker’s Construct mod may want to use it on their Minecraft Spigot or Paper server, as it doesn’t require anyone else to install anything before playing. This can be difficult to achieve, as there’s many plugins online that don’t live up to the standards of this modification. Fortunately, you can get similar features from it with MineTinker to begin enjoying enhanced equipment. There’s 60 unique abilities to apply on your weapons, tools, and armor to gain advantages over hostile mobs or to easily collect resources. This becomes amplified after leveling up these new powers, which can be combined with others to make the ultimate piece of equipment. For example, players can modify their tool to automatically smelt items and inflict strong effects on enemies. Luckily, MineTinker is completely configurable and provides you the opportunity to control all its features. There’s an in-game menu allowing you to tweak everything from the plugin, giving you complete control over its features. Setting this up to play with friends is quickly done on our panel, but may confuse newcomers to the scene. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use MineTinker on your Minecraft server.

How to Download

  1. Navigate towards the MineTinker page on Spigot’s website.
  2. At the top right corner, press the Download Now button.
    MineTinker Spigot
  3. In the new page, scroll down and click MineTinker.jar under Assets.
    MineTinker Plugin Download
  4. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.


Server Installation

Before using MineTinker on your Minecraft server, you must install Spigot, Paper, or Purpur to support plugins. This is done by selecting any of them from the Game File area in the main panel, then restarting to generate its necessary files. Once you’re finished with this, follow along below to install MineTinker.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Type your Password in the text box, then press the Login button to gain access.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. Enter the plugins directory from the list, then at the top left corner click Upload.
  4. Afterward, drag and drop the MineTinker.jar file in the respective area.
    MineTinker Plugin Setup
  5. Wait for this to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.


Getting Started

MineTinker Plugin Guide

Upon joining the server, players should immediately collect basic resources to begin using MineTinker. These include crafting tables, furnaces, mineral ores, and all sorts of other items. All of them come in handy when making equipment and modifiers to apply special powers. However, we strongly recommend becoming a Minecraft server operator beforehand. This is needed to view all possible modifiers, their recipes, and descriptions. There’s other features too after doing this, but can be assigned to players or groups with permissions. We’ll discuss this process later on, so for now review the subsections below to get started with the MineTinker plugin.

Crafting Equipment

As noted previously, players should begin collecting resources to make equipment. Whether these are tools, weapons, or armor, it’ll automatically be assigned the default level from MineTinker. These give you more slots for modifiers, which can be increased from EXP later on. This is important, as forcibly spawning items from other plugins or with vanilla commands won’t allow this functionality.

MineTinker Crafting

For example, using kits from EssentialsX disallows modifiers and anything else from MineTinker. In other words, you should only craft equipment that you want to be modified with unique abilities. Keep this in mind when using the plugin on your Minecraft server.

Building Modifiers

MineTinker Modifer Recipe
MineTinker Modifer

With the correct permissions, you can use the /mt mods command in-game to view all possible modifiers. Simply run this in your chat, then begin learning about them all. As for crafting them, you’ll want to left-click a modifier from this menu to see its recipe. Use this information to help you make it in a workbench. After doing this, it’ll be a custom block that can be applied to your equipment. However, some of these modifiers can only be used on certain items, such as pickaxes, swords, or helmets. This means a few of them cannot be applied on specific equipment, but can be configured otherwise.

Applying Mods

MineTinker Apply Modifiers

Once you’ve obtained some modifiers, have an anvil nearby so that you can apply it on your weapon, tool, or armor piece. Place your main item in the first slot, then the unique ability in the second to accomplish this task. This requires some experience points, so make sure to have enough saved up. Only one modifier can be assigned on an item, until it’s leveled up to allow more. This is a configurable feature, as you can have any amount of levels by default.


Leveling Up

While playing with your newly modified equipment, you may notice actionbar messages saying you’ve leveled up. This is achieved by using its unique abilities, slowly giving your weapon, tool, or armor experience points. After reaching level two or greater, you’ll have more slots of modifiers.

MineTinker Modifier Leveling

This comes in handy when making the best pickaxe or any other item, but will take some time to accomplish. Every level up requires more and more EXP, forcing you to continue playing so it can be upgraded. Remember, you can configure this feature and others to your liking if you want.

Modifier Examples

MineTinker Shulking Modifier

A few examples of a modified weapon include Shulking, a levitation ability from shulkers in the End. This means you can hit a target to make them float in the air, falling back down eventually. There are countless other combat abilities to try out too, such as Beserk that gives you a strength boost for 10 seconds if your health drops below 20%. Some of these might be too overpowered, especially after leveling them up.

If you’re wanting to ban a specific modifier, then that’s entirely possible. This helps to balance your Minecraft experience and everyone playing on the server.

Instead of fighting enemies, you can use the Auto Smelt modifier on a pickaxe to instantly obtain valuable ingots. This is perfect for miners and anyone wanting to quickly collect resources. However, coal ores and other similar blocks won’t drop anything with this ability due to it being smelted. Server owners can change this in the configuration too, along with all kinds of aspects from each modifier. Besides this, another useful one to use in-game is Multijump, allowing you to jump one extra block height and increase with every level.

MineTinker Auto Smelt Modifier



Throughout this MineTinker guide, we’ve mentioned that its configuration is flexible. Whether you want to change simple features such as messages appearing or tweaking a modifier’s behavior, you have the option to do that. There are two methods for doing this, in-game and the FTP panel. The first one is by far the most convenient, while the second is the easiest to manage since all settings are in a single file. However, there are tons of documents to review due to the plugin’s massive amount of features. There’s even a way for you to toggle more abilities in-game, such as better harvesting of crops. With all of this in mind, choose your preferred method below to start customizing your MineTinker experience.

In-game Editor

  1. Join your Minecraft server, if you aren’t already connected, then open the chat.
  2. Type /mt editconfiguration and press Enter on your keyboard.
    MineTinker Config Command
  3. Proceed to hover over any file or category you want, then select it.
  4. Make your desired changes by left, right, and middle clicking the setting(s).
    MineTinker Settings
  5. Once you’re finished, execute the /mt reload command to apply these edits.
    Note: We highly recommend restarting the server, as it gives the best results.


Manual Method

  1. Navigate towards the FTP File Access area and use your login credentials accordingly.
  2. Continue to enter the following directory: …/plugins/MineTinker
    MineTinker Folder
  3. Locate your desired file, then press Edit to the far right of it.
    MineTinker Files
  4. Make any necessary changes, then click Save at the top and return to the main panel.
    MineTinker Configuration
  5. Proceed to Restart the server to apply these edits, then join to confirm they work.



If you’re wanting others to view modifiers and possibly use commands from MineTinker, then you’ll need to assign permission nodes to their account or group. This is done by using LuckPerms or another similar plugin to manage them. Most of these commands and features are for operators or administrators, while only a few aren’t. We encourage you to review the official documentation from MineTinker to view all permissions. However, we’ve compiled a list of the best ones to be mindful about down below.

/mt modsminetinker.commands.modifiersAccess to the modifier menu, revealing their recipes and ability descriptions.
N/Aminetinker.commands.*Grants the player to all commands, but not all features.
N/Aminetinker.modifiers.*Provides the user the ability to apply any modifiers on their equipment.
N/Aminetinker.*Gives access to every command, action, and feature from the plugin.


Common Issues

Cannot Use MineTinker

If you’re completely unable to use MineTinker, then make sure you have the correct permissions assigned to your account. Whether you’re an operator or using LuckPerms, this is required before you can use commands. However, default players should be able to modify their gear without any permissions. If this doesn’t work, then you may have installed the wrong version of the plugin. At the time of writing this, the latest version only works for Minecraft 1.17 to 1.20. Keep this in mind when troubleshooting the situation, along with ensuring Spigot or Paper is selected from the Game File area of your main panel. Alternatively, you might have forcibly spawned an item in-game to use modifiers on, which doesn’t work. Remember, only weapons, tools, and armor that gets crafted can be used for this process.

Modifier is too Powerful

After building an extremely useful piece of equipment, it might be too powerful for you and others to handle. This can quickly become problematic, as it may dampen the fun in some servers. Fortunately, you can change the modifier’s behavior in the configuration with any method you want. Whether you’re in-game or in the FTP panel doing this, it’s possible to reduce the strength or effectiveness of your modifier. Alternatively, you can simply remove this ability off your item with the /mt removemodifier command. After doing this, it can be added back with the default level from the /mt addmodifier. This means you can essentially reset your item back to a sustainable amount of power.

Unable to View Mod Recipes

In some cases, players cannot fully use the /mt mods command. This occurs after reloading the plugin or can suddenly happen without any known cause. The menu will open, but won’t allow you to switch between pages or view recipes. This can be tedious, especially since this is the only area to learn how to craft modifiers. Solving this is simple, as all you need to do is Restart the Minecraft server. Although, it may be viable to continuously reload MineTinker to see if that’ll help instead of rebooting everything.

Useful Links

MineTinker on Spigot
How to Add Plugins to a Minecraft Server
Becoming a Minecraft Server Operator
Installing and Using LuckPerms

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