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Elemend avatar Elemend
Level 47 : Master Elf
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 to 1.17

There Won't be A Version for 1.18

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. You need an empty offhand for this. 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".

Additional Info for the 1.17-Version

The 1.17-release contains a breaking change for the wands from the 1.16-Version(s). Wands you crafted in that Version aren't usable anymore. To counteract this, I incorporated a way to update your wands. You need to open the info-message with this command: /trigger bw_mcxyz set 1Then hold your wand in the mainhand and click on the blue [​click here] in that message. This will update the wand and make it usable again. The info message will tell you as much, too.

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.

1.14/1.15/1.16 Versions are available on the Project Page.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.14
toMinecraft 1.17

6 Update Logs

Update #6 : by Elemend 07/29/2021 5:23:00 pmJul 29th, 2021

A new Version for Minecraft 1.17 is here!

All new blocks can now be placed. Even blocks which aren't available in the game normally. Rails respect waterlogging now, also a 1.17 change.

If you have wands from the 1.16-Version you need to update those. Look in the info-message ingame as well as the info on this page. That's a change for better performance, so it had to be done.

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10/02/2022 2:04 am
Level 1 : New Miner
AlexKungz avatar
Pls Update For 1.19+
06/28/2022 6:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
S72M avatar
Please update this.
03/12/2022 9:01 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Goblin
Rampager2102 avatar
loved this, it helped me a lot when building
12/15/2021 2:18 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Saruketo avatar
the download is never completed
12/10/2021 11:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I'm still waiting for you to update.
01/12/2022 4:09 pm
Level 47 : Master Elf
Elemend avatar
And now you will wait forever. I'm not doing anything with this pack anymore.
12/10/2021 2:59 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Wand's break after one use.
12/10/2021 2:58 am
Level 1 : New Miner
But I tried it in 1.18 Wand's break after one use.pls update now.
12/05/2021 3:36 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Konesky avatar
Very Cool!!
But I tried it in 1.18 and the stone, item and Diamond Wand's break after one use.
May you could fix that?
But this is very handy! Nice
12/01/2021 2:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Extrymas avatar
When I was playing in 1.14 your datapack saved sooo much time for me. Now I started playing 1.18 and wanted to know will you be updating your datapack or does it work properly in 1.18 as is?
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