What is Damage Indicators Mod?
You know in many RPGs, when either the player or an enemy takes damage in a combat setting, little white numbers will usually appear above their heads? The colors can and do change from game to game, so the particular shade isn’t that important. It’s the bouncing numeric effect which is cool, the direct representation of the damage you just dealt (or were just dealt). Minecraft has nothing like this, even though such an effect would be very useful in PvE and PvP settings. Fortunately, the Damage Indicators mod adds this effect to Minecraft, showing a little splat and numbers with each hit.
Not only does the Damage Indicators mod show damage dealt, but it also adds life bars for NPC monsters that tell you how close you are to killing them. This is a perfect tool for players who want to farm creepers but can never manage to kill them without getting blown up in the process as it will tell them when the last hit is coming, so they can push and get the kill or retreat and avoid being killed by an explosion. This is a practical mod by all accounts, but some players will still look at it as cheating, and with fair reason.
You don’t normally get any indication of how much damage an entity needs to take before it dies, or how much damage you’re doing to it while you fight it. Giving the player this knowledge with a mod does make combat more intuitive, but it also makes it easier for the player. The Damage Indicators mod isn’t broken by any means, but it does give unfair advantages, especially to players who rely on bows and arrows to fight from a long range. Those life bars and health counts will allow a skilled archer to drop a number of approaching enemies, working up from the most damaged mob.
In such a case, the monsters might not even get close to the player, whereas they would if the player didn’t know which specific mobs to shoot first to avoid getting surrounded. This is really the only example where the Damage Indicators mod can be said to be unfair, and it’s only unfair to the mindless NPCs and hostile mobs strolling around Minecraft, so it’s not that big of a deal for most players. If you’re not sure whether Damage Indicators would be a good fit for you, just give it a try.
Damage Indicators Mod Showcase:
- Fixed Online Compatibility.
- Fixed servers from crashing if put in mods server side.
- Fixed configuration issues when changing minecraft versions.
- Added experimental target locking. Disabled by default, it may be buggy so you must manually enable in the configuration.
- Fixed a texture stretching issue with health bars of skins.
Damage Indicators Mod Installation Guide:
- Go to Minecraft and back up all your content
- You’d need to have the Minecraft Forge installed.
- Run and test Minecraft
- Drag the contents from Better Sprinting to
for Minecraft 1.10/1.9/1.8.9
for Minecraft 1.8