Elemental Guns for Minecraft 1.7.2

In Minecraft, guns can either ruin the game or make it awesome, depending on how they function.  The Elemental Guns mod by Player_In_Distress adds guns to the game that are both balanced and interesting.




There are four types of guns in this mod, each corresponding to a different element:


  • Fire – essentially a flamethrower.  Does great damage, has an area-of-effect attack, and can cook food!


  • Water – sort of like a firehose in real life, this weapon does very little damage but has great knockback.  Can put out fires, turn lava into cobblestone/obsidian, and destroy blazes.


  • Air – shoots a blast of compressed air.  This deals no damage, but has incredible knockback which may result in fall damage.


  • Earth – the strongest gun.  This gun fires blocks of dirt and saplings, which are placed when they land.  Saplings grow into a tree immediately if fired onto any surface that normally supports tree growth.



Sounds pretty awesome, right?  The crafting recipes for these items make the mod balanced, as they are definitely not easy to obtain.  The guns themselves are made of basic materials, but each gun also requires a canister to fire its ammunition.


Base canister:




Fire canister:




Water canister:




Air canister:




Earth canister:




Reinforced gunpowder:




So effectively, the fire gun for example requires:


  • 9 iron ingots

  • 5 flint & steels (which means a total of 14 iron ingots)

  • 5 units of gunpowder

  • 4 diamonds


This mod is listed as only 50% completed, and the developer plans to add in many more guns.  Considering the creativity employed in the four existing guns, this mod is sure to deliver on interesting new mechanics.  Check back frequently to stay up to date.


How to install Elemental Guns for Minecraft 1.7.2


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Elemental Guns from Planet Minecraft.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


If you could add a gun with any functionality to the game, what would it be?  Leave some ideas in the comments below!

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