Dark Utilities Mod

Dark Utilities Mod 1.16.5/1.15.2 adds many new items and blocks which expand upon the vanilla game and can be very useful in a wide range of circumstances. While the usefulness of some blocks and their mechanics may not be obvious at first everything has it’s place.

Dark Utilities Mod

All blocks and items in the mod also have tooltips with a brief summary of what they do. If you have the JEI mod you can look at the uses page in game for an in depth information page.

This mod requires the Bookshelf library!

Feature Spotlight

  • Vector Plates – Vector plates are flat rotatable blocks that can push mobs and other entities around. Mobs can spawn on top of them, making them a popular choice in various mob farm designs.
  • Slime Crucible – The slime crucible is a new crafting station that allows you to turn food into slime. It can also be used to craft a variety of slimey items.
  • Ender Hopper – The Ender Hopper can teleport nearby dropped items into a connected inventory block such as a chest.
  • Mob Filters – Mob filters are blocks that have different collision boxes for different types of mobs. For example the hostile mob filter will let hostile mobs move through it but all other mobs will be blocked as if it were solid.
  • Sleep Charm – The sleep charm allows players to instantly sleep in beds without the animation. It will also slowly reduce your insomnia counter to prevent phantom attacks.

Thaumcraft Addon

  • A new research page, which can be unlocked by scanning any Item or Block from the Dark Utilities mod.
  • All Items and Blocks in this mod are associated with aspects. They can be scanned, or broken down into essentia.
  • Crucible recipes for the mysterious potions can be learned. This is the only way to currently craft them.
  • Infusion Recipes for the Enchantment Rings. They are typically only found in dungeons.
  • The Sword of the Mortifer is a new item only available when Thaumcraft is installed. This sword has a chance to deal all of its damage as dissolve damage, which can turn mobs into essentia crystals if it kills the target.

Baubles Addon 

  • Enchanted Rings can be worn in the baubles slot. If you right click with the ring in hand, it will also equip into a baubles slot, similarly to how you can right click armor to equip that.

Just Enough Items

  • Crafting recipes for all blocks and items can bee seen in the recipe GUI.
  • Descriptions have been provided for every single Item and Block in the mod.


  • Special model fixes for some blocks in the mod.
  • Sneaky Blocks will show their camo block in the HUD instead.
  • The Timer block shows the remaining time in seconds before the next pulse goes off.


  • A special addon for Chisel exists, however it currently does not add any content, or change anything for now.


The trap blocks

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Creative Tab

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Depicts the three different forms of the Vector Plates

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Sneaky Levers – Depicts two sneaky levers which have been camouflages as Glass and Glowstone. You can tell that these blocks are not the originals because the redstone wire is directly connected to the block

Dark Utilities Mod

Dark Utilities Mod

The Timer GUI

Dark Utilities Mod

Note: This mod requires that Bookshelf also be installed.

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into that.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Dark Utilities Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
DarkUtilities-1.16.5-8.0.1.jar Release 1.16.5 Jan 26, 2021
DarkUtilities-1.16.4-7.0.8.jar Release 1.16.4 Jan 26, 2021
DarkUtilities-1.16.3-6.0.3.jar Release 1.16.3 Oct 8, 2020
DarkUtilities-1.16.2-5.0.1.jar Release 1.16.2 Sep 9, 2020
DarkUtilities-1.15.2-3.1.9.jar Release 1.15.2 Nov 8, 2020
DarkUtilities-1.14.4-2.0.14.jar Release 1.14.4 Jun 25, 2020
DarkUtilities-1.14.4-2.0.7.jar Release 1.14.4 Dec 2, 2019
DarkUtils-1.12.2-1.8.230.jar Release 1.12.2 Oct 21, 2019
DarkUtils-1.12.2-1.8.207.jar Release 1.12.2 Mar 19, 2018
DarkUtils-1.12.2-1.8.200.jar Release 1.12.2 Mar 11, 2018
DarkUtils-1.12.1-1.7.169.jar Release 1.12.1 Aug 27, 2017
DarkUtils-1.12-1.6.167.jar Release 1.12 Jul 19, 2017
DarkUtilities-1.11.2- Release 1.11.2 Jun 21, 2017
DarkUtilities-1.1.8.finalrc2.jar Release 1.10.2 Jun 3, 2017
DarkUtilities-1.9.4- Release 1.9.4 May 26, 2016
DarkUtilities-1.9- Release 1.9 Apr 17, 2016
DarkUtilities-1.8.9- Release 1.8.9 Mar 1, 2016

Credits: Darkhax

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