This is a guide that will show you which plugins we recommend using to set up properly your Bukkit/ Spigot/ PaperSpigot server.

⚠ NOTE ⚠: Here you can find our guide for installing the plugin into your Bukkit/ Spigot/ PaperSpigot server.

🌲 Default Plugins 🌲

Those plugins are the basic ones for managing your server, the ones that add basic commands and functions.


One of the greatest plugins for any server which adds over 100 commands like /sethome and which also adds basic functions, like kits.

Here you can find our guide for setting up and configuring the EssentialsX plugin into your server.


This one is a plugin with no in-game commands or usage, but it allows different plugins to interact with the different economy, chat, and permissions plugin through a single API.


This plugin restores skins for offline mode servers & networks that give the players ability to change their skins by typing a single command.


A plugin that allows clients with a lower version than your server to connect your server. Please note that you can not use this plugin to join a server with a higher version that the server is running, just with a lower one.

Holographic Displays

This is a plugin that implements text and item holograms, and also holographic displays.


This plugin will allow you to manage better bans, offering temporary bans and also the possibility of adding warnings.

🔒 Permission Plugins 🔒

Those plugins will help you manage permissions better on your server. We recommend the following:


Will help you manage the actual permissions, create groups, add permissions to commands to them, and manage users. Note that LuckPerms also provides an online editor that provides the opportunity to manage actual groups, permissions, and users much easier.

Here you can find our guide for setting up and configuring LuckPerms into your server.

💰 Economy, Shops, and Voting Plugins 💰


Those plugins will help you set up an economic system on your server:


EssentialsX also provides a simple economy plugin, adding commands like /eco, /pay, /bal.


⚠ NOTE ⚠: The plugin called MultiEconomy will let you manage more currencies on your server.


Those plugins will help you add shops to your server:


Will add shops to your server, the ability for players to buy and sell, and also new commands. This plugin uses a sleek new way of making shops easy.


GuardShop allows you to define shops that can sell items and enchantments for said items.

⚠ NOTE ⚠: Please note that this plugin is working for versions until 1.15.2, so it will not work properly on a 1.16+ server.


ChestShop is a simple, yet very powerful system for making physical shops using signs and chests.


This plugin will let you implement a reward and voting system into your server:


Will let players claim their rewards from voting for your server.


The VoingPlugin or the voting listener plugin, meaning an additional plugin that is triggered by NuVotifier once a vote is received, will help you set the outcome of a vote.

Here is our guide for setting up and using NuVotifier and VotingPlugin.

🗺️ World Editing, Creation and Protection 🗺️

Those plugins will help you create more worlds, manage them, and also protect them:


WorldEdit is an easy world editor for Minecraft, supporting single-player and multiplayer.

Here is our guide for using WorldEdit plugin.


Will help you manage multiple worlds. An advanced management plugin for more worlds. You can use it together with Multiverse-Portals which can be found here.

Here is our guide for using Multiverse-Core plugin.


Will provide functions to edit your world allowing different brushes, shapes, and more for editing blocks.

⚠ NOTE ⚠: Please note that this plugin is working for version until 1.15, so it will not run properly on a 1.16+ server.


Will provide functions to protect your world properly and will also add useful commands like an immediate stop all fire spread.

Here is our guide for using WorldGuard plugin.


GriefPrention is a very easy-to-use plugin that helps Server Owners on protecting their Servers against griefers.

Here is our guide for using GriefPrevention plugin.


This plugin is intended to efficiently provide a border for each of your worlds which just specific people can bypass.

Here is our guide for using WorldBorder plugin.


Will provide a map like Google Maps for your server which can be viewed online on a browser. Also, it is easy to configure and use.

Here is our guide for using Dynmap plugin.

🛡️ Anti-cheat Plugins 🛡️

Those plugins will help you manage permissions better on your server. We recommend the following two plugins:


CoreProtect is a fast, efficient, data logging, and anti-griefing tool. Designed with large servers in mind, CoreProtect will record and manage data without impacting your server performance. For example, if a place was griefed, this plugin will be able to track down the exact time and entity/ player that did this.


This plugin helps server admins combat the use of hacked clients and spambots. It analyses the behavior of players and can prevent malicious gameplay.


For servers that often run offline Minecraft versions, for security reasons, the Minecraft community generally recommends users to use a plugin for account protection to avoid hacks and inconveniences like AuthMe, which will provide the option for each player to set a username and password to log in to the server. The ones that are not logging in will be kicked out.

Here is our guide for using AuthMe reloaded.


This plugin is a great protection plugin that prevents exploit hackers. Note that it has a dependency so if you wanna use this one you also need to install the Hamster API plugin.

🤖 NPC Management Plugins 🤖

The following plugin will let you manage your NPCs inside your game:


This plugin is adding everything from simple player statues to walking and talking NPCs and more advanced features.|

Builder Reloaded

This plugin lets NPCs build your schematic structures with Citizens2.

🔬 Lag Fixing Plugins 🔬

Lag can be a real issue when you have a big plugins server and a big world. Use the following plugins to reduce the lag amount on your server:


This plugin is designed to reduce lag on your server and it provides the option to despawn entities from your server, not to kill them as the /kill command would do.

🕸 CORE Plugins 🕸

The CORE plugins are the API plugin that all the added plugins will link to and depend on:


This is a plugin that allows servers the use of placeholders from a wide range.


This plugin is a library that allows read and write access to the Minecraft protocol.

🎮 Mini-Games Plugins 🎮

Those plugins will help you manage permissions better on your server. We recommend the following two plugins:


SkyWars mini-game plugin. It will provide great arenas and sky battles. Note that BentoBox needs some addons depending on which type of SkyBlock game you wanna run:

- BSkyBlock
- AcidIsland
- SkyGrid
- CaveBlock
- AOneBlock

⚠ NOTE ⚠: This plugin is working for version until 1.15 so it will not run properly on 1.16+ versions.


Full factions mini-game plugin. It lets you create, remove, and manage factions and also ranks for them.


ScreamingBedWars is a strategic PVP game where you must protect your bed, whilst trying to kill the enemies


A plugin for generating plot worlds for players to claim, build, or do whatever they want on.

⚠ NOTE ⚠: Note that this plugin is working only for version until 1.15 so it will not run properly on a 1.16+ server.


This is a plugin for PvP mini-games that allows you to create custom kits, scoreboards, levels, killstreaks, and a lot more.

📀 Premium Plugins 📀

The following plugins are found as a premium plugin on Spigot, meaning you need to pay to get them:


This plugin creates a featured MMO-like party system.

Motion Capture 2

This plugin can be used to manipulate the movements of NPCs. It creates an NPC which will do everything you just did the moment you decide to replay what you just recorded.

Spartan Anti Cheat

This plugin is a great anti-cheat plugin that provides lots of features as performance optimizing, omnidirectional targeting, and false-positive detection.


This plugin will reward all players when a specific number of votes is reached.

If you find any issue setting up the plugins mentioned above please feel free to contact us via live chat or the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- How To: Install Plugins on Your Server
- How to Convert the Nether and The End Dimensions from Vanilla to Paper and Backwards
- Improve Your Server Performance
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