Health Bars Mod is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a mod that adds health bars to entities, these are smart, and don’t render over blocks, so you can’t use them as X-Ray.

For simple usage Health Bars requires no type of configuration, however you can do the following:

The bars can be disabled by pressing ‘B’ (by default, configurable in Controls menu).

The bars have different stances depending on the entity’s status:

  • Blue: Entity is neutral or friendly.
  • Red: Entity is aggro towards the player.
  • Green: Entity is poisoned.

There are limitations on when the bar will be rendered:

  • The Entity can’t be at a distance of over 12 blocks (customize-able)
  • The Entity can’t have over 75 hearts of health (customize-able)
  • The Entity can’t be blacklisted (Read more in the configuration section).

SMP Info: The mod will work in SMP if the server host / lan game host has the mod installed, if they don’t, the bars will always display the same value.


The Configuration file for this mod is located in /.minecraft/vazkii/config/healthbars.cfg, it will only be there after you installed the mod(and Forge + Vazcore) and ran the game at least once.



Installing Forge:

  • Open your Minecraft launcher.
  • Open the “Options” menu near the “login” button
  • Use the link in the Options menu to open the .minecraft directory
  • Navigate to the bin folder.
  • Open minecraft.jar and the Forge version you downloaded with appropriate archive software. (i.e WinRAR, 7-Zip)
  • Drag all contents from Forge into the minecraft.jar
  • Delete the META-INF folder from the minecraft.jar
  • Close both minecraft.jar and Forge download.
  • Go back to the .minecraft directory.

Installing VazCore:

  • While inside the .minecraft directory, create a new folder titled “mods”, assuming there isn’t one already.
  • Drag and drop the entire VazCore .zip file into the mods folder. (Do not extract the contents of the .zip)

Installing Health Bars Mod:

  • Drag and drop Health Bars file into the mods folder. (Do not extract the contents of the .zip

Download Links for Health Bars Mod:

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