Minecraft: Mod Ideas [Top 10]

Here are personal favorite mod ideas to enable you to create an engaging and stimulating playthrough.

Minecraft mod ideas
Minecraft mod ideas

Minecraft’s passionate modders require some out-of-the-box thinking to provide the best and most excellent outcomes for their hard work. I made a list of Mods that aim to provide modders with exclusive mod ideas that can surely attract lots of players’ attention.

Key Takeaways

  • You must enable the Forge from Minecraft Launcher’s Installation tab to play with mods.
  • An Air Traveling Mod is the best choice to explore in the skies.
  • During my playthrough, the Underwater Expansion, NPC, and Varied Villager mod was truly a unique experience. You can also create them easily. 

Author’s Trust

After investing a hefty amount of hours in Minecraft. I’ve made a list of some mod ideas that I think will help make basic Minecraft a better experience.

– Danial Ahmad

Hours Invested in Minecraft
Hours Invested in Minecraft

NPC Mod Ideas

Best NPC mod ideas in Minecraft

Making Minecraft more immersive as an open world will require adding many more NPCs in the pixelated world. But don’t just focus their behavior on gazing at the sky.

Instead, assign everyone a random task such as a trade offer, making them your companion to tag along in your journey with you, or simply an open-world AI tactic of assigning an NPC to give you a task in which you will get rewards on completion.

This will bring many more actions to be performed while strolling across the map of Minecraft.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

The basic NPC’s in Minecraft don’t have that many funtionality so adding a mod that improves their overall base features might help improve the Minecraft experience. Hence, why I included this idea.

Material Ideas For Mod

Best Material mod ideas in Minecraft

I recommend adding more materials as an extension in crafting and more ores, minerals, and items to the game with their distinguishing stats. Upon those stats, you can decide how much struggle is worth to find the material.

Furthermore, you can add new equipment to the game based on finding its corresponding chunks or have some items and materials that carry some unique effects of their own. 

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Adding additional materials to the base game adds more complexity to the game hence making it more fun to explore the vast varity of new materials and what they do. Hence, why I chose this idea.

Air Traveling Mod Idea

Best Air Travel mod ideas in Minecraft

Various spacecraft have been seen in Minecraft, but none is for any operational means. It is because such craftsmanship only exists as a structure, not a convenience, to fly above the skies.

I recommend adding space shuttles, which surely get the attention of admirers. This idea can be kept at the Minecraft base level by adding air transport convenience.

Take Elytra, for example; similarly, a modder can add Parachutes or a Hover Board that can make the player skip significant gaps between the hills. 

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Currently the game only has the Elytra as a means of flying. Adding additional flying contraptions will surely change the overall Minecraft experience. Hence, why I included this idea.

Underwater Expansion Mod

Best Underwater mod ideas in Minecraft

These mod ideas aim to achieve a bigger change in the game by modifying a certain domain. Notably, some significant changes have been made in Minecraft regarding the underwater region, as many more mobs, plants, and blocks have been introduced. On the other hand, exploring the vast ocean still seems a bit uneventful as there is nothing much to unravel in the depths of the water.

So, following this mod idea, you can introduce new structures in the underwater world that hold a well-guarded treasure. There can be whole dungeons added to the underwater area. This is a great way to announce a new experience for players, as new mobs and boss fights can be added.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Adding more to the underwater world of Minecraft seems like a good idea. It will encourage players to explore the vast oceans of Minecraft and explore the deep depths. Hence, why I chose this idea.

Mod For More Equipment Slots

Best Equipment Slot mod ideas in Minecraft

Adding more slots to equipment doesn’t mean you can simultaneously adorn yourself with multiple armors. It features a Mod that can present equipable new accessories and will have a separate slot to be inserted. These accessories don’t have to be much of a game-changer, as you can make these items boost only a limited amount of stat.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Adding additional accessory slots to Minecraft will help players change the basic look of their character. And adding accessories for your aromor set just to make it look a bit better seems like a good idea. It is the main reason why I chose this idea.

Elemental Mod Ideas

Best Elemental mod ideas in Minecraft

Adding a superpower touch to Minecraft sounds like exciting stuff you can offer through this mod. Elemental powers that can unlock a player’s potential in reaching the peak of his strength. 

Furthermore, you can make these elements interact with the surroundings; for example, fire can burn the grassland or melt snow. Surely, it will be a sight to behold when players get to thrash onto each other with full elemental charge.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Giving players the ability to shoot fireballs from their hands, or even snow spikes will make the basic Minecraft experience more fun. Players can do pvp using the full extent of their new elemental abilities. Hence, why I chose this idea.

More Particle Effects Mod

Best Particle effect mod ideas in Minecraft

One thing that most of the mods out there lack is the smooth effect of particles. This mod idea will be pretty modders-friendly as you must make this mod compatible with all other combat mods.

Unless you create your combat mod, that will add this particle effect.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Adding a particle effect mod that helps improve on the basic particle effects of Minecraft seems like a good ideas as players can immerse themselves in pvp while getting better particle effects when swinging their swords or drinking potions. This ideas seems unique hence, why I included it on this list.

Cosmetics Mod 

Best Particle effect mod ideas in Minecraft

Leave the hustle for achieving the best set of equipment for a while. Surely, stats can provide many advantages in a survival game, but don’t forget that it is famous primarily as a multiplayer platform. Adding some cosmetics that are obtainable through making progress will surely be a charm to most players.

These don’t have to be some fancy stats items. Instead, have them simply showcase your outfits and progress to your friends.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Adding cosmetics to Minecraft can help players change their overall look. Whether to change the look of their armor set or add additional clothing for your Minecraft character. This is the reason why I chose this idea.

Mod To Add Variation Of Villages

Best Village mod ideas in Minecraft

The idea for this mod is simply to create an overhaul that will add new outlooks for the villages. You don’t necessarily have to change the vanilla Minecraft in any way. In brief, you need to change the structure designs for the village buildings.

I recommend adding variations such as medieval style, modern style, or maybe some demolished-looking structure for the buildings. 

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Changing the base look of villages in Minecraft is a good way to change your overall Minecraft experience. Adding additional buildings in the base village where players can find better loot seems like a good ideas. Hence, why I chose it.

Behavior Pack Mod Ideas

Best AI Behaviour mod ideas in Minecraft

A behavior pack is a generic approach for Mods in Minecraft. It is not a mod itself but a title given to mods that change the AI behavior in the game. Here, you can select a type of unit or an overall change in the functioning of mobs. To sum up, the Behavior pack can include changes such as:

  • Mobs action on how they will act in some situations.
  • Improvement of AI overall.
  • Specialized reactions for units on how to act on specific players’ actions.
  • Preference on targets and target switching.

Why Did I Choose This Idea?

Improving the basic AI behaviour of mobs in Minecraft also seems like a good idea as they can do or act differently when approached by the player. Hence, why I included this idea.

How To Install Minecraft Mods

Modding sounds fun since the results will never cease to amuse you. As fun as it seems, setting up and going through the process for having these mods might be complex work. So don’t trouble yourself; my guide will save you the hassle and get you straight into the modding stage.

  • A tool named “Forge” is required to install the mods. Get this tool here.
  • An important fact to remember is that Forge comes in various versions. To have your mod working correctly, download the exact version of the mod you selected on your Forge. In brief, Minecraft Java => Forge => Mod must have versions that complement each other.
Guide for Java mod
First Step for Modding
  • If your Forge doesn’t seem to work as intended, it must be because you don’t have Java installed on your device. Firstly, download JAVA.
  • To get started with the Forge, you need to enable it.
  • Go to the Installation Tab and click Play.
Minecraft mod installation
Second Step of Modding
  • If you have followed along, an entry of Mods will appear in your main menu in the game.
  • Click on Mods, and an option of Open Mods Folder will appear. Hit that button.
  • A window will open for you to drag your mods in it.
  • Get it done. Restart your game, and your mods are set up.
Minecraft modding
Third Step for Modding

Other than Forge, there is another mod installation tool known as Fabric. The Fabric tool is essential for some mods, just as Forge is.

Create Your Own Minecraft Mod

Due to a mod-making editor known as MCreator, it is now possible to get into Minecraft’s modding community by following your interests alone. You can download the MCreator here.

MCreator for making mod
MCreator’s Integrated Code Editor

Before you get into modding, keep several cautions in mind:

  • Do not violate Mojang’s terms.
  • Do not edit pre-existing mods without the permission of the creator.
  • While creating your mod, don’t use it as a cracked game version. This might cause big trouble for you.

If you prefer to create a Mod rather more manually, then you need the following:

  1. Text Editor
  2. Java
  3. Forge

Text editor will allow you to start working with your code, whereas Java will help you implement the code. Lastly, Forge will be used to run the finalized results of your mod, as it is widely used to install mods.

My Experience With Mod Ideas

I think the Material Mod idea is my top pick for the best mod idea.

Players can essentially find different materials which can help them make different equipment and armor sets with different stats and effects on them from the material they mined.

In short, it is a great approach to tap into the creative modding community, and you can even share them around for others to enjoy as well. 

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