Heart Canisters

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Heart Canisters

Module TypeReliant
Created bySparks and SpiderRobotMan
Last Updated bySpecialBuilder32, Misode and TheEpyonProject
Required ModulesCustom Crafters
Compatible MC Versions1.8, 1.12+

This module adds craftable canisters that increase a player's health.


Heart Canisters are a custom item, craftable using a Custom Crafter. Heart Canisters increase the number of hearts a player has with each canister in a player's inventory increasing their maximum health by 2 hearts, up to a maximum of 20 additional hearts.

Two tiers of heart canisters are craftable with five of each being required for the maximum possible health. Tier 2 heart canisters require five tier 1 canisters also in the inventory to function. Heart canisters of the same type must be in the same inventory slot to provide the proper amount of health.

The heart canister item may be placed into the world as a block, and then broken again without losing its health giving abilities.

Crafting Recipes

Item Ingredients Recipe (Custom Crafter)
Tier 1 Heart


Obsidian + Iron Block +

Nether Star + Golden Apple

Tier 2 Heart


End Stone + Block of Iron +

Heart Canister (Tier 1) + Nether Star

Technical Details

Heart Canisters' textures were created by Hozz.

With the update to attribute modifiers, the player's health no longer resets every time the number of canisters in the inventory changes.1.16

It is possible to pickup the player head item after placing and breaking it faster than the code reapplying custom data to the item. This causes the item to have no custom name, and not give any extra health. Throwing the item on the ground and picking it up after one second will correct this issue.


Advancement Requirement
Can't buy my love
Craft a Tier 1 Heart Canister
Carry a tier 1 canister in your inventory
Love is all you need
Craft a Tier 2 Heart Canister
Carry a tier 2 canister in your inventory
All My Loving
Max out your Heart Canister health
Carry 5 of each tier canister in your inventory

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Version Date Change
1.8 21 Feb 2015 Released Heart Canisters
18 Apr 2015 Updated skull format for 1.8
1.16 5 Feb 2021 Updated the application of health boost from potion effect to attribute modifier
1.17 20 Aug 2021 Updated recipe

Previous Versions

MC Version 1.16.5

Item Ingredients Recipe (Custom Crafter)
Tier 1 Heart


Obsidian + Iron Block +

Diamond + Wither Skeleton Skull +

Blaze Rod

Tier 2 Heart


End Stone + End Crystal +

Diamond + Heart Canister (Tier 1) +

Nether Star

Original Textures

Prior to Public Server Sky, the Heart Canister textures were created by Jonpot.

MC 1.15 Version

Due to a Minecraft bug with the health boost status effect, removing or adding a canister to a stack in the player's inventory will cause their health to go back to the original 10 hearts, and they will need to regenerate the extra hearts.

MC 1.8 Version

In the MC 1.8 Version, the recipes were cheaper.

v1.0-1.1 Crafting

Item Ingredients Recipe (Custom Crafter)
Tier 1 Heart


4x Obsidian, 2x Diamond,

1x Enchanted Golden Apple, 2x Iron Block

Tier 2 Heart


4x End Stone, 1x Enchanted Golden Apple, 2x Diamond,

1x Heart Canister (Tier 1), 1x Nether Star