Soul Cage

Soul Cage
Soul Cage

Name Soul Cage
Source Mod Soul Shards
ID Name Unknown
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Unknown
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The Soul Cage is a special block that can spawn the type of mob a Soul Shard has absorbed, usually at much better rates than a vanilla Monster Spawner. A Soul Cage is crafted by using 8 Iron Bars in a square (Similar to a Chest). The Soul Cage is placed and can then be right-clicked with a Soul Shard. Mobs will spawn until the Soul Shard is removed. The cage responds to redstone if a tier 5 shard is placed in it.

The spawn area is the same as a vanilla spawner. That is, an 8x8x3 area around the spawner (with the odd sides being towards the lower x and z coordinates).

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Destroying the soul cage with a pickaxe will drop the soul cage and the last Soul Shard placed in it, rounded down to the minimum number of souls for its tier.


  • (Placing another Soul Shard in a Soul Cage that already has a Soul Shard will cause the earlier Soul Shard to be lost.) probably outdated
  • Prior to 1.5.2, when a shard is put in to a soul cage, the number of kills on the shard will round down to the nearest tier (64, 128, 256, 512, or 1024 kills). For example, if a shard with 750 kills is put into a Soul Cage, this will be rounded down to tier 4, and retrieving the shard from the cage will yield a shard with only 512 kills. As of 1.5.2, soul shards now correctly remember the number of souls stored in them.


  • Destroying a soul cage with a Wither Skeleton shard in it will drop a Skeleton shard of the same tier because they have the same entity id. Possibly related is the fact that if you place a Wither Skeleton shard in a cage, it will show a small Skeleton inside, rather than a Wither Skeleton, although it will spawn Wither Skeletons.


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