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Better Loot - More rare items, item buffs, new loot

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Astrune avatar Astrune
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Better Loot is a datapack that attempts to make loot drops from entities and loot within chests more attune to how players would intuitively expect the loot to be. An example of this is that many mobs now drop bones. At the same time, some dungeons and their chests did not feel very rewarding for exploring, so this datapack makes better items appear more often. There are also a few new items that enhance a players attributes (such as health, damage, and speed)

Chest Loot
  • ​Abandoned Mineshafts
    • no longer have name tags
    • have resistance, haste, and luck potions
    • guaranteed to have 2 good items
    • added movement boots
  • Desert Pyramid
    • reduced occurrence of saddles and horse armor
    • added movement boots
    • removed empty loot chance
    • added health boost armor (normal)
  • Dungeons (Skeleton, Spider, Zombie)
    • reduced occurrence of horse armor, saddles, name tags, and music disks
    • added more potions
    • added movement boots
    • added health boost armor (enchanted)
  • End City
    • added health boost armor (rare)
  • Igloo
    • increased minimum amount of loot
  • Jungle Temple
    • Changed regular arrows in traps to poison
    • added petal of the wind
    • reduced occurrence of saddles
  • Nether Fortress
    • added health boost armor (enchanted)
    • removed saddles and horse armor
  • Stronghold (Corridor)
    • greatly increased the amount of loot
    • added eyes of ender
    • removed iron pickaxe
    • increased the amount of enderpearls
  • Underwater Ruins
    • added enchanted prismarine shards

Entity Loot
  • All aggressive mobs
    • 2% chance to drop an emerald
  • Many mobs
    • Drop bones or bone meal based on their size
  • Elder Guardian
    • 100% chance to drop enchanted prismarine shard
  • Ghast
    • 5% chance to drop a type of enchanted ghast tear
    • Increased gunpowder drop amount
  • Players
    • Drop their head if killed by a player (including yourself)
  • Iron Golem
    • 5% chance to drop a type of enchanted iron ingot
  • Rabbit
    • 5% chance to drop a type of enchanted rabbit foot
  • Shulker
    • Always drops 2 shulker shells
  • Vex
    • 10% chance to drop a powerful iron sword
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16

5 Update Logs

Update 6 : by Astrune 12/15/2020 7:49:26 pmDec 15th, 2020

December 15th, 2020

Added Astrune Library 2.0
Phantoms now have a chance of dropping elytra and an increased chance to drop emeralds
Increased the maximum amount of gunpowder from creepers to 5, increased amount obtained with looting
Witches now have a chance to drop the new potions
Increased ghast drop rates for ghast tears and gunpowder
Changed description

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10/22/2022 3:32 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Technomancer
Zero_4793 avatar
can add that most mobs drop meat?
06/03/2022 11:33 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ezedax avatar
Does this still work on 1.18.2?
06/29/2021 9:45 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
sbz88476 avatar
bug on 1.17 impossible to have tree seed
10/13/2021 10:14 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
MicVChan avatar
same here!

01/02/2021 8:34 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Crab
SkyWillDie avatar
Is there a resource pack needed?
01/03/2021 11:01 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Astrune avatar
12/22/2020 4:47 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Sewageunknown avatar
is it possible to find diamond armor w/ health boost armor? and could it be upgraded to netherite?
12/23/2020 5:45 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Astrune avatar
Yes, but it is rare and I think only in end city chests. All data transfers over, so the health boost would too.
12/19/2020 8:26 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
EpicnicityWasTaken avatar

Endermen, drop 2 ender pearls because they have two eyes.
Wither Skeleton, drop their head on death.
Blazes, drop at least 1-2 blaze rods upon death.
Horses, Llamas, Cows, should drop at least 3-5 leather.
Remove Phantoms dropping Elytras, it ruins the challenge of acquiring the said item.
Zombie Villagers should have a chance of dropping at least one emerald upon death.
12/20/2020 2:25 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Astrune avatar
1. Thats too high of a droprate. It makes it too easy to obtain them and makes the looting enchantment not as useful.
2. Wither skeleton skulls are supposed to be difficult to obtain. I may increase the drop chance or make it scale with looting, but dropping every time would not be good and may even be annoying to obtain.
3. Same as 1
4. True, they are bigger than cows. I may add this later.
5. The chance is very low and the elytras have 0 durability. It helps on multiplayer servers where exploring end cities becomes progressively more difficult. What I may do is make it so that elytras only drop from phantoms if the player who killed them has visited the end.
6. Agreed
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