The Best Minecraft Mods Under 1,000 Downloads

Britt Britt (65)
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Every day, a new mod is created for Minecraft. The creativity and skill that goes into each mod is absolutely astounding, but new mods can get overwhelmed by the weight of those that have millions of downloads. Upon writing, over 570 mods were published in September alone! Which is exactly why we’d like to showcase the best mods we found on CurseForge that were created this month, but were below 1,000 downloads.

Each mod listed below was chosen based on how well they answered the following questions:

  • Does it work?
  • Is it easy to use or learn?
  • Did the game crash?
  • How unique is it?

If any glitches, lag, or crashes occurred, a mod was cut from the list. Which is what makes these mods below special! With colorful blocks, silly or thought-provoking concepts, or unique items, the Minecraft mods in this list are sure to refresh or improve your Minecraft gameplay experience!

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rainbow shenanigans minecraft mod

By Neecko5b84
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

With the trends of home organization, the Home Edit has taught us that items sorted in rainbow order are just more pleasant to look at. That’s where Rainbow Shenanigans comes in. Not only does it sort all colored blocks and items by color in the creative inventory, but the famous jeb_ sheep cycles through in a more accurate (and pleasant looking) rainbow order.

paint blocks minecraft mod

By BWBJustin
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Forge

This is an incredible mod that adds over 130 solid colored blocks! Simply craft the Rainbow Block and use the mod’s GUI to choose what color you prefer. For anyone tired of the same concrete or terracotta colors, add Paint Blocks to your 1.17 gameplay to add colorful variety!

more golden foods minecraft mod

By tvx9
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Have you ever looked at golden apples or carrots and thought, “what if there were more golden foods with questionable edibility?” Then More Golden Foods is perfect for you! This mod adds 13 new recipes for golden foods that each have unique benefits. While the Golden Rabbit gives you a jump boost, the Golden Cod gives water breathing for 30 seconds. It’s a whole new world of magical golden foods!

moobloom mod minecraft

By sugardragondrawling
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

The Mooshroom is one of the rarest Minecraft mobs, and one of the most beloved. The Moobloom Mod adds in commonly modded variants, the Moobloom and the Allimoo, spawning just as rarely as the original Mooshroom. This mod also comes with an abandoned cottage which also spawns in the forest biome with special loot.

the guild minecraft mod

By fulmine64
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

Inspired by Bountiful, this mod is great for servers that focus on medieval themed roleplay. Players sign up to join The Guild and choose a profession by purchasing a license. They then complete quests to earn rewards and level up their chosen profession. While currently there are only five professions available, the developer plans for there to be at least 15! Keep in mind that not every plains village will have a Guild Master, so you may have to travel far from home in order to join up.

pride ore minecraft mod

By lazarr_live
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Pride Month may be over, but that should never stop Pride celebrations from stopping. This mod adds a Pride Ore which can be used to craft various rainbow tools, blocks, and armor! It’s a lightweight mod to add some color and Pride to your Minecraft world!

cheesecraft minecraft mod

By roydoesomething
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

The world needs more cheese in it, and Minecraft is no different. CheeseCraft adds four types of cheeses that all stem from a cheese ore block that generates in the Overworld. While it’s still in new development, it does have a lot of potential for cheese-themed items and blocks!

mo building blocks minecraft mod

By LordSkittles_
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Forge

When the 1.17 update was released, Minecraft players gained new blocks that lacked variations. Mo’ Building Blocks adds variations for 1.17 blocks and more! And it’s not just calcite or tuff blocks that get variety, but concrete and terracotta do too! Now you don’t have to download multiple mods to get what you want, simply download Mo’ Building Blocks!

local looks minecraft mod

By alex_khaan
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

This is an absolute must-have mod for anyone who plays on more than a few servers! Local Looks gives players a Magic Mirror which they can use to change their skin. Each of your game saves can have a specific skin just for that game! So rather than going online to change and having to restart your game, just get this mod and change within the mirror!

More Pies And That’s It 2 minecraft mod

By axismoder
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

It seems odd that vanilla Minecraft only has one pie recipe. More Pies And That’s It 2 adds nearly 20 new pie recipes along with special ingredients for them! This mod also adds in two new shrubs, a special generated structure, and plenty more fun items to bake pies to your heart’s content!

a difficult night minecraft mod

By zholv16
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

A Difficult Night is a mod for the type of player who likes a challenge. This mod adds four new variants to the zombie mob that spawns in various sized hordes at night. While the Rude Zombie is a slight challenge, the Mighty Zombie hits harder and spawns with armor. Plus, the Infected Zombie spawns alone, but upon death causes a poison effect and leaves behind a block of mycelium where it died.

simple shelves minecraft mod

By Pinaz993
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

Just as the name implies, Simple Shelves adds shelving for each wood type. Just as with item frames, it only takes a click to display books and items on shelves. No longer will rooms have to feel empty with 2D books or items on display!

reversion minecraft mod
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By Aethelap
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

It’s not very often that we find a large mod that has a beautiful variety of blocks, items, and even foods! Reversion is a mod that blends in with default Minecraft because the items weren’t made to change it, but built upon it. It adds a new biome, Savannah Wetlands, with a Cinnamon Wetlands variant, so you can chop down special modded trees! Between new wood types, three duck variations, frogs, and witherhogs, everyone can find something to love in this mod.

crossreverie minecraft mod
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By MaximEu
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

What makes this mod stand out from the rest is the sheer size of recipes it adds. CrossReverie is a variety mod that adds realistic food recipes, metallurgy, alcoholic drinks and brewing, magic altars, and a host of other items and blocks! There’s even a redstone lightsaber that turns on and off using redstone!

lemons halloween minecraft mod

By LemonPush
Game Version: 1.12
Mod Loader: Forge

What began as a project to add a pumpkin biome to 1.12.2, turned into a Halloween themed mod with five biomes. Lemon’s Halloween adds nine new Halloween or horror mobs including a swamp monster, chupacabra, and La Llorona. Each biome is unique and comes with pre-generated structures to help fill the Overworld with some spookiness!

lenient stack size minecraft mod

By zoeytheegoist
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

While playing on a vanilla server or singleplayer world, there’s one aspect of Minecraft that can grow frustrating. The stack size of items is just too small, which is why Lenient Stack Size makes everything better. It increases the stack size of items to either 16 or 64, which will help clean up your chests and shulker boxes!

oysters reborn minecraft mod

By safrodev
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

This mod is an unofficial port of an original which is no longer being updated. Oysters Reborn adds what you’d expect: Oysters! Throughout the ocean floor, oysters spawn waiting for you to discover them. Through breeding and mutation, you can create oysters that produce a variety of resources including, bone meal, coal, quartz, and diamonds! But most importantly they create pearls which can be used to craft pearl weapons, blocks, and items!

Oops All Armor minecraft mod

By therealcyborgcabbage
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

Plenty of new mods add new armor to Minecraft, however, they don’t have the unique spin that Oops! All Armor does. This mod adds 20 new sets of armor that each have unique properties. While the Boat Armor makes you buoyant, the Enchanting Table Armor constantly changes enchantments on itself. The set that’s most impressive is the Ladder Armor, which lets you walk up and down walls as if there’s a ladder there.

cross stitch minecraft mod

By badkaipanda
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Imagine having over 400 colored blocks to choose from while building. That’s exactly what Cross Stitch Colours provides! Pixel art players or anyone who builds in Creative should download this mod because of how many beautiful color options there are. Based on the colors of embroidery floss used for cross stitching, this mod gives beautiful potential for creative builds. For those who wish to use this mod on a survival multiplayer server, simply pair it with a vending block and fuel the server economy!

Overflow O Items minecraft mod

By yegwufjerg
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17*
Mod Loader: Forge

The longer someone plays Minecraft, the more bored they become with the default ores generated in the Overworld. Overflow O’ Items adds over 20 new ores to the game along with items and armor to go with them. The CurseForge page explains how rare or strong each ore and block are, so you can pick how strong you want to be!

*The 1.17 version currently has a crash bug, but the developer is working on a fix.

dumb craft minecraft mod

By yacmet2008
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

There is certainly skepticism when first seeing the name of this mod, however, Dumb craft actually has some fun features worth mentioning! Creepers speak French, lightning will strike if you kill a cat, villagers are rideable, and a special (awful) food recipe. You can also drink lava, gain salt upon death, cook TNT, and more! This is a great mod to add to a world when you need a break from seriousness.

wood slab minecraft mod

By TheLynkYT
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Slabs are one of the more versatile blocks for building. Wood Slab adds in 32 new slabs of the vanilla wood types, along with the ability for slabs to be crafted back into full blocks. There are both stripped and log variants included, even for Crimson and Warped blocks! This is a useful and lightweight mod to add to any modpack!

storycraft minecraft mod

By the_pudding_stone
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Hesitation about the first release of mods is normal. However, that hesitation should be avoided with StoryCraft because of how strong of a foundation the first release is. Players choose from four classes upon entering the world, each with their own unique class effects and limitations. While the warrior class cannot use ranged weapons, the miner class can’t use shields. This mod is more challenging than you’d expect, as you need to be at certain levels before you can use specific tools or weapons.

magical muffins minecraft mod

By eyeguyninja
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Who doesn’t love a good muffin? Magical Muffins adds in a bunch of craftable muffins with different effects and rewards! The diamond muffin fills hunger, Nether portal muffin takes you to the Nether, and there’s even muffin armor! Some other effects the muffins give are Regeneration II, Strength II, and Poisoning!

hoe tweaks minecraft mod

By Serilum
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16, 1.17
Mod Loader: Forge

Serilum is known for creating quality of life mods that the Minecraft community craves. Which is why I’m surprised this gem of a mod doesn’t already have thousands of downloads. Hoe Tweaks does as you’d expect! It tweaks hoes so that you can harvest crop blocks faster, un-till soil, and increases the till range based on the tier of hoe.

gojicraft minecraft mod
Just look at that shadow!

By boneaphobic_pizza
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Fellow science fiction and movie lovers can finally rejoice because there’s a Minecraft mod of kaiju. For those unaware, Goji is a nickname for Godzilla that’s derived from the original Japanese name, Gojira. Gojicraft! adds over ten new mobs from the Godzilla universe including a rare biome, new ore, guns, and structures! The Kumonga is particularly unsettling.

the corners minecraft mod

By LudoCrypt
Game Version: 1.17
Mod Loader: Fabric

New dimensions are always interesting to explore. The Corners is an incredibly unique mod that features dimensions based off of Liminal Spaces. These are locations of transition or states of being. Places that are usually abandoned or empty that feel frozen and sometimes unsettling, such as an empty shopping mall or abandoned school hallway. The Corners currently has one dimension published, the Yearning Canal, which can be traveled to through a painting.

queen bee minecraft mod

By CerbonXD
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

With the latest update, bees have become even more useful. But it does beg the question, where is the queen bee? Every hive has one, which is why the Queen Bee mod perfectly fills the absence. The Queen Bee is a mini boss that spawns in big hives. As with the other bees, she’ll be passive so long as you don’t attack her. She inflicts poison and nausea along with damage. Plus, if she’s fighting you without any other bees, she can summon three more to help her.

memory settings minecraft mod

By someaddon
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17
Mod Loader: Forge

How this mod hasn’t been created until now, is a mystery. Memory Settings adds a light utility that checks Minecraft’s allocated memory setting against the modpack that’s being loaded. It can be configured for servers too! Its basic function is to calculate recommended memory based on the system’s memory to help prevent lag or overheating.

boiled egg minecraft mod

By Advance2112
Game Version: 1.16
Mod Loader: Forge

Chickens are merely in the Minecraft world for feathers and food. They’re barely above pigs in the usefulness scale of passive Minecraft mobs. They are loud, annoying, and drop too many eggs. Which is exactly why Boiled Egg is a great mod to have to make use of those eggs! Cook the eggs into a simple boiled egg, and avoid having chests of eggs in your storage room!

Good luck finding any of these!
Britt Britt (65)
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Many video games have rare finds or Easter eggs hidden within them. Minecraft is no different!