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Builder's Wands

Similar to the "Better Builder's Wands mod", but purely in Vanilla Minecraft. Works in Survival and Creative Mode. Multiplayer compatible. Versions 1.14/1.15 and 1.16

It comes in 4 tiers with increasing durability and max blocks they can set:

  1. Stone Builder's Wand: Durability for 130 Blocks, 5 Blocks at once.
  2. Iron Builder's Wand: Durability for 250 Blocks, 9 Blocks at once.
  3. Diamond Builder's Wand: Durability for 1561 Blocks, 129 Blocks at once.
  4. Unbreakable Builder's Wand: Durability for ∞ Blocks, 1025 Blocks at once.


  1. Download the datapack
  2. Put the downloaded file inside the datapacks folder of your world folder.
  3. /reload if the world was open or restart your server (Operator-level required)
  4. Download Resource Pack and activate it (Otherwise Advancement screen shows a barrier texture)
  5. If the datapack is installed correctly, You should see this in the advancement tab:

Builder's Wands Minecraft Data Pack

Crafting Recipe

To obtain the Builder's Wands you need to use 2 Sticks and one of these Materials: 1 type of stone, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Diamond or 1 Nether Star. You put the sticks diagonally into a crafting bench, and the material in the top right. The output will show a knowledge book. When you take this from the output it will switch to the correct wand.

Builder's Wands Minecraft Data Pack

Using It

When the player holds a wand in the mainhand it projects particles onto any surface the player is looking at. Based on the mode particles will show the position of where blocks could be placed.

The Wand has different modes: line/area/free.
You can choose these modes by switching the wand from your mainhand into your offhand. Standard key is f.

Then a chat message appears in which you have several clickable options highlighted in yellow inside the square brackets.
You can choose between 3 line modes and 3 area modes and 3 dynamic modes ([​Line Mode only] / [​Area Mode only] / [​Adjust on rotation and available area]).

These dynamic modes incorporate the players rotation when placing blocks. in the Free Mode the available space at the block you're looking at is taken into account as well.


To completely remove this datapack from your world you'll need to run a function from chat: /function bw:uninstall_bw
This will remove the scoreboards that were added. Then you can close the world and delete the zip file. It might become necessary to close Minecraft completely since a message could pop up saying: "the file is still in use".

If you found any problems feel free to ask me in this discord server ☜(゚ヮ゚☜) or open an Issue on the project page.

1.14 and 1.15 Versions are available on the Project Page.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.14
toMinecraft 1.16

5 Update Logs

Update #5 : 12/27/2020 8:42:27 pmDec 27th, 2020

A new release for 1.16.4 which can be found here: click me!

This is a release that is somewhat experimental as it reduces the ticking commands a bit, checks for errors as you go and is hopefully better as the previous 1.16 release. Interesting to hear feedback, maybe it really runs better?

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