Best Minecraft survival mods

In this page you will discover amazing Minecraft survival tagged mods. Flick through countless useful content dedicated for Minecraft game that includes mods, shaders, maps and textures. Only the best and most popular additions come into our list and they promise to give an fascinating experience to any minecraft player

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Crafting Mania

A good number of items in Minecraft does not have a crafting recipe. Obtaining some of these items in the survival game may be a bit difficult and tiresome. But what if these items could be crafted using simple items that are relatively easy to obtain? That is exactly what the Crafting Mania mod does. This mod adds a bunch of crafting recipes into Minecraft. These recipes are for items like spawners, horse armor, saddles and even elytras.It is highly recommended to use the Just Enough Items mod alongside Crafting Mania for your convenience. This combination will allow you to use the mod to it's full potential.You can find the download links for this mod below. Make sure to read the installation instructions carefully for a smooth experience.


Shroom Dealers

Dive into a captivating Minecraft experience with the Mushroom Traders mod. Explore shroomy villages and interact with neutral traders offering unique trades and special items. Discover explosive bombs, smoke screens, poisonous darts, and power-up hearts. Unveil the secrets of edible Champignon and Amethyst Deceiver mushrooms, crafting delicious mushroom soups for ultimate health and hunger benefits.This vanilla-friendly mod introduces a variety of mushroom traders, each residing in their own shroomy villages scattered across the Surface world. Let's dive in and explore the magical offerings these traders have in store for you! Prepare to meet a charming cast of mushroom traders who are more than willing to trade valuable items with you. These neutral mobs won't pose a threat unless provoked, ensuring a safe and exciting interaction. Discover their unique personalities, abilities, and the bountiful trades they offer. Each mushroom dealer has their own special item that can be acquired through trading. By offering a bunch of vanilla mushrooms (brown or red) and right-clicking with shrooms in hand, you can obtain these remarkable items. Let's take a closer look at what each dealer has to offer:Bay Bolete Dealer: This trader presents the Bay Bolete Throwing Bomb, a powerful explosive that detonates multiple times, providing a significant advantage in combat situations.Champignon Dealer: Access the Throwing Champignon Smoke Bomb, a tactical tool that envelops you in a smokescreen, providing cover from enemies and weakening them temporarily.Toadstool Dealer: Beware of this anxious dealer, but don't let that deter you from trading. The Toadstool Dealer offers Poisonous Darts that can poison any enemy they hit, granting you an edge in battles.Amethyst Deceiver Dealer: Despite the misleading name, this dealer offers the coveted Deceiver's Power-Up Heart. Upon right-clicking, this item grants effects similar to a golden apple, enhancing your abilities and resilience.The mushroom traders aren't only interested in trades but also offer a range of edible mushrooms to satisfy your hunger. The Champignon and Amethyst Deceiver dealers can provide you with edible Champignon and Amethyst Deceiver mushrooms. These mushrooms can be consumed individually or combined to create delicious and nutritious mushroom soups. Indulge in these soups to experience a positive impact on your health and hunger levels. Take a look at the screenshots to see what you can expect from this mod. This mod offers versions for both Forge and Fabric. Download links are given below. Read the installation instructions CAREFULLY to avoid any errors while using the mod.


Uncraftables The Craftables

Minecraft has plenty of items that are impossible to craft. These are items like bedrock, spawner, horse armor, chainmail armorset, dragon egg, Totem of undying and many many more items. Many of these items have no crafting recipes. And some are unobtainable in survival mode. This is where the Uncraftables The Craftables mod helps you out.This mod adds plenty of new crafting recipes to Minecraft. You can now craft bedrock using four stone blocks and a bed. But wait!  Would'nt that be too overpowered? Yes. Furthermore, you will also be able to craft rare items like music discs, name tags, nether stars, etc. Take a look at this document for the crafting requirements -> CLICK HERETake a look at the screenshots to see what you can expect from this mod. This is a Forge mod and download links are given below. Read the installation instructions CAREFULLY to avoid any errors while using the mod.


Zombie Horse Spawn

Zombie Horses have existed in the game for a very very long time, but have you ever seen one in your survival world? I bet you haven't. Because these horses do not spawn naturally in vanilla survival Minecraft. To summon them, you have to either rely on commands or use spawn eggs. These Zombie Horses are one of the fastest modes of transport in the game and they do not even need to be tamed. It's a shame that they cannot be obtained in survival mode.With the Zombie Horse Spawn mod, you can tweak your game so that these horses spawn naturally in survival mode. And even with this mod installed, the chances of coming across one is very less. Their rarity can be tweaked in the config file.Take a look at the screenshots to see what you can expect from this mod. This is a Forge mod and download links are given below. Read the installation instructions CAREFULLY to avoid any errors.


Water Source

The Water Source mod improves upon the water/drinking aspect of Minecraft by adding a thirst mechanism into the game. Water can now be filtered and purified to make them suitable for drinking. The thirst mechanism works somewhat similar to the already existing vanilla hunger mechanism. There is also a thirst bar to show the water level. Similar to the hunger bar, this bar drops when the player performs exhausting actions such as sprinting, fighting, etc. This mod will be a fun addition to your game if you are looking forward to make your survival gameplay experience much more challenging. Take a look at the screenshots to see what you can expect from this mod. Download links are given below.


Tough as Nails

The Tough as Nails mod makes your vanilla survival experience even more challenging by adding various new features that will test your endurance. This includes player features like thirst and temperature, that you will have to work hard to control.Take a look at the screenshots to see what you can expect from this mod. This is a Forge mod and download links are given below. Read the installation instructions carefully.


Culinary Construct

Culinary Construct lets you make custom food items like sandwiches or stews out of any consumable item in the game. First you have to craft a Culinary Station by placing a wooden slab over a crafting table in a crafting grid. You can place down the culinary station and right click it to open it's GUI. In the GUI, the leftmost slot is the base slot and you have to place a bread or a bowl in this slot. The five slots in the centre are the ingredient slots. You can place any food item in here. The rightmost slot is the output slot and you can pick your final item from here. Alongside all of this, you also have a tab to name your food item. If you don't give your food item a custom name, it will automatically be given a name based on it's ingredients. A food item prepared this way will give the player the total food value of all the ingredients. The saturation will be the average of all the food items. Basically, it's the same as eating all of the food items combined into one. This is a Forge mod and download links are given below.



Dying in Minecraft and losing your items is a demotivating occurance. While it's part of the survival game, many players will be dissapointed at losing the items they worked so hard for. Normally, when a player dies, their items are scattered around their area of death. These items will despawn within 5 minutes if they are in a loaded chunk and aren't picked up. And once the items despawn, they are gone forever. But the Corpse mod will solve that problem for you. With this mod installed, when a player dies, a corpse will be spawned at the area of death. This corpse has an inventory on it's own and you can open it by right clicking the corpse. The inventory contains all the items that the player had in his inventory when dying. This way you won't lose your items. After 1 hour, the corpse will turn into a skeleton, indicating that it existed for a longer time. This won't change the functionality of the corpse. Furthermore, you can see your death history and teleport to the area of death. You can view all your past deaths by pressing the 'U' key. This is a Forge mod and download links are given below.


Construction Wand

Construction Wand is an amazing utility mod that will help you save a ton of time while building large structures in your Minecraft world. This mod adds four new wands into your game. Each of these wands of are of different tiers and their details are given below.WandDurabilityMax. BlocksUpgradeableAngel distanceMax. Blocks (Destroy)Stone1319No--Iron25027Yes19Diamond1561128Yes425InfinityUnbreakable1024Yes881-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You can use these wands to lay out a large number of blocks all at once and this will help you save a lot of time and effort. Take a look at the screenshots to see this mod in action.This is a Forge mod and download links are given below.


Trash Slot

When you open your inventory in creative mode, there is a slot that you can use to delete unwanted items. All you have to do is to drag and drop items into this slot and that item will be gone forever. Unfortunately, the survival inventory does not offer this feature. Players have to rely on burning items with lava or despawn them by dropping them in their item form. But it would be much more convenient to have a slot to delete these items. And that is what the TrashSlot mod offers you. The name of the mod suggests what the mod offers - a trash slot. You can now drag and drop unwanted items into this slot to delete them. You have this slot in your survival inventory and you can drag it around your screen and place it anywhere you want, according to your convenience. Oops! Dragged an item to the slot by mistake? Don't worry, the mod offers you an option to restore the last deleted item so that you won't delete items by mistake.This is a Forge mod and download links are given below.


Spice of Life: Carrot Edition

The Spices of Life: Carrot Edition mod adds a fun side quest to Minecraft. Although it feels like a side quest, the effects of this mod will affect your main gameplay and for that reason, you can treat the challenges added by this mod as you main quest. The mod keeps track of how many unique foods a player has eaten. As the player passes set milestone on the number of food items they have eaten, they can unlock permanent extra hearts. In order to max out their health bar, the player will have to find and craft exotic food items. The mod is highly configurable and you can customize the milestones required and the hearts unlocked. This mod also features 3 commands:/foodlist sizeTells you the number of unique foods you've eaten, as well as and how many more you need to eat until your next milestone./foodlist clearClears the stored list of unique foods a player has eaten and resets their heart count. This is useful for testing when editing the config or when you want to start over./foodlist syncForces a sync of the food list to the client, for when something went wrong and it's mismatched.1.13+ Configuration (IMPORTANT)In post-1.12, Forge switched to a new config system, which means SoL: Carrot has two (3 if you count defaults) places to configure it now. The client-side configs (like visual options) are in the regular config folder and aren't synced between server and client. The server-side configs (like milestones or the blacklist) are stored in a serverconfig folder (even in singleplayer!) within each world and synced to the client, for example saves/[your world name]/serverconfig/solcarrot-server.toml. You can provide default values for these by placing a copy in the defaultconfigs folder, i.e. at defaultconfigs/solcarrot-server.toml.This is a Forge mod and download links are given below.


Fabric Seasons

Minecraft has different biomes. We have a variety of them from hot deserts to snowy mountains to icy oceans. Minecraft has a few weather types too... like rain, snow, thunderstorm, etc. All these, and yet we do not have seasons in the game. This is where the Fabric Seasons mod will help you.Fabric seasons mod adds four new seasons into your game. Each season lasts for 28 Minecraft days. As days move on, you'll notice the colours of grass and leaves slowly changing because of the seasons. This mod will be a great if you are trying to make your gameplay experience more immersive. Moreover, you can use the /time set 0 command to reset the seasons. The mod also adds season detector blocks into your game. These can be crafted using daylight sensors, and you can use them to determine the current season. You'll also have a calendar that will help you determine what the current season is and how long it's gonna last.The mod offers a fabric version and download links can be found below.


Incantationem Mod

Vanilla Minecraft enchantments aren't very special. Some enchantment like Bane Of Anthropods doesn't even make any noticeable difference. If you feel like the vanilla enchantments are boring, the Incantationem mod might interest you.This mod 10+ enchantments and about 3 curses into your game. Unlike most of the vanilla enchantments, these enchantments will actually impact your gameplay. For example, the magnetic enchantment can be applied to leggings and it will attract items and XP orbs towards the player. The Reaping Rod enchantment can be applied to fishing rods. If you kill a hostile mob using the enchanted fishing rod, you will get effects that are similar to what will happen if you eat an enchanted golden apple. The enchantment is only available for fishing rods, so that it does not become too overpowered.The mod is available for Fabric and download links can be found below.


Universal Graves

We have all lost our Minecraft stuff after dying far away from your base. So far that you don't even know the coordinates to that location. This is depressing and might even demotivate you from continuing your survival world. But hey, there's a mod that can solve this issue. And it is the Universal Graves mod.This mod sends the coordinates of your death location along with the death message in the chat. Okay, now if you're in a server, everyone in the chat can see your death coordinate and can steal your valuable stuff. And that is the reason why this mod gives you the ability to lock the chest for a certain amount of time after your death. Alongside, you can also tweak other stuff that this mod does for you. Want to store your XP? There's an option for that. Want to lock your chests forever? You can tweak that too. There's plenty of different options that you can tweak according to your convenience.This mod offers a Fabric version and download links can be found below.


Escape Rope Mod

This simple mod adds an escape rope into the game, which the player can craft in survival. When you find yourself lost in an underground cave, you can simply hold the rope in your hand and right click to teleport yourself back to the surface.The best thing is that the crafting recipe is cheap and easy. You only need 8 string and a feather to craft the escape rope. So anyone can craft this in the early game itself.Escape rope is available for Forge. Download links can be found below.This mod comes from Jtorleon, who designed the Awesome Dungeons mod, which we have already reviewed. Check it out here.


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