Ex Nihilo – Skyblock Companion Mod

Skyblock is one of the most popular maps ever created for Minecraft. The Ex Nihilo mod adds many new features to the game which are specifically aimed for people playing the Skyblock map (even though it logically could also be used for other maps as well!).

Lets look into some of the most appreciated features. We won’t be covering them all here as it’s such a grand mod but let’s give you a taste..



In an Oak Barrel you can place things as saplings, bread and wheat. Over time the things you put in there will compost and ultimately turn to Dirt Blocks which can come handy for building and similar.

Items able to store in an Oak Barrel

  • Saplings
  • Spider Eyes
  • Rotten flesh
  • String
  • Wheat
  • Bread
  • Roses
  • Red mushrooms
  • Brown mushrooms
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • and more.. basically all the food & fresh items

Making Clay

Clay can be used to create other blocks such as bricks. By placing water in an Oak Barrel and then in the water adding some Dust that will give you clay.

Collecting Water Through Rain

Another cool feature with the barrels is that if it starts raining the barrels will start collecting the rain which you can put in a bucket when it’s full. Slowly, very slowly the barrels should be starting to fill but it will take quite some time to actually fill an entire barrel.

There are more cool features for each barrel added to the game but if you want to learn exactly how those work we recommend you to either watch the YouTube clip in the bottom of this page or read the wiki. The wiki is originally for the PC version of this mod which means it got more features than what is found in the Minecraft Pocket Edition version of the mod.


Five new hammers are added to the game. Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond are the five different types and the difference is how high they can mine, durability and so on.

If you use the stone hammer to mine cobblestone you will be able to get gravel from it, instead of cobblestone if you were to use a pickaxe.

Hammering Cobblestone

If you then place down the gravel bock which you just acquired and start mining it with your hammer you will see that you get sand.

And if place down the sand block and start mining it with your hammer you will be getting Dust which would come handy if you are making Clay which we shown you before with the barrels.

Hammering Iron

Try mining the Iron Block with your hammer and craft the Broken Iron Ore into Iron Ore Gravel.

Place the Iron Ore Gravel down and start mining it with the Diamond Hammer and you will get Crushed Iron Ore.

Craft your Crushed Iron Ore into an Iron Ore Sand block. Place it down and mine it with your hammer and get the Pulverized Iron Ore. Craft the Pulverized Iron Ore into Iron Ore Dust.

Hammering Gold

Mine the Gold Block with your hammer to get Broken Gold Ore and craft it into Gold Ore Gravel and then place it down.

Mine the Gold Ore Gravel, collect the Crushed Gold Ore, craft it into Gold Ore Sand and place it down.

Crush the Gold Ore Sand with your hammer, craft the Pulverized Gold Ore into Gold Ore Dust.

The point of this lengthy process is that the finer you mine a block and craft it into another the easier it will be to get the ultimate blocks you want more of. To fully understand the process we highly recommend you to check out the video in the bottom of this page.


Crooks can be crafted out of sticks, see the image below for the crafting recipe. You can use a crook to get a greater (at least double) chance of receiving a saplings and apples when destroying leaves of trees.

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A crook can also be used on mobs to pull them toward or away from you. It all depends on whether you are using it on a friendly or hostile mob.


Item IDs

  • Oak Barrel – 228
  • Spruce Barrel – 229
  • Birch Barrel – 230
  • Jungle Barrel – 231
  • Stone Barrel – 232
  • Broken Gold – 440
  • Broken Iron – 441
  • Crushed Gold – 443
  • Silk Worm – 444
  • Crook – 445
  • Wooden Hammer – 446
  • Stone Hammer – 447
  • Iron Hammer – 448
  • Diamond Hammer – 449
  • Gold Hammer . 450
  • Silk Mesh – 451
  • Porcaline – 460
  • Dust – 209
  • Gold Dust – 210
  • Iron Dust – 211
  • Iron Gravel – 212
  • Gold Gravel – 213
  • Oak Sieve – 214
  • Infected Leaves – 215

To find out the rest of the features of this mob, check out the video below. The download button is always, in the bottom of the page.


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60 Responses

2.7 / 5 (10 votes)
  1. Noname says:

    Could you please make this also work on Windows 10?! I’d really appreciate it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you put the files on mediafire so people on xbox can get it please reply

  3. Alex Simon says:

    Would it be possible to make a way where you can get netherrack, like have a normal barrel but above a burning block

  4. Eli says:

    is there an .mcaddon format?

  5. Ewan says:

    Can you make so xbox players ca use it

  6. UKnowWhoIAm says:

    Doesn’t work on BlockLauncher. Just gets tons of error messages

  7. Anonymous says:

    Could someone please update this and make it so iOS can play?

  8. Samuel Gordon says:

    Can you update it for 1.8.0 or 1.9.0 please and make it downloadable on iOS?

  9. Samuel Gordon says:

    Can you update it for iOS? Thanks

  10. Wow 😲 says:

    Hey can you make it possible to download for iOS? I mean comon YOU have to do iOS not just android

  11. Tim says:

    Says “can’t find manifest in pack” how do I fix this

  12. Hudson says:

    THIS IS COOL now we just need
    extra utilities
    Tinkers construct
    applied energistics
    simply jetpacks
    extreme reactors

  13. jorge says:

    O modelo está com erros já tentei de tudo e não quer dar resolvem isso por favor.

  14. James says:

    Stupid thing what do you expect

  15. Bryce Gaffney says:

    When I try to play with it, I get a message saying thay the redstone dust overlay os missing. Can anyone help?

  16. Chad says:

    How do I download mod for my iOS device pls help

  17. Anonymous says:

    plz update it

  18. ryan says:

    how do I import it

  19. ASH says:

    Would be good if someone can make tgis an add-on for tge new update better together.

  20. Anonymous says:

    How do we download this on iOS I can do it?

  21. Bryce Turner says:

    I downloaded it and imported it but when i run block launcher its in safe nodw

  22. Amanda says:

    I need help I have Minecraft Pe and I don’t know how to download this mod and I really want it how do I do it

  23. JohnnyRock199 says:

    What is the latest version this mod supports?

  24. BigManGamer24 says:

    Hay can you update it is love this mod but it says it’s a bad zip file please fix it

  25. Imtisal says:

    Where is the download button

  26. Ninjamag says:

    Can you please update this to run with minecraft 1.0.X that would be awsome it would totally help when I make a sky block video for my YouTube channel thank you

  27. PM3.0 says:

    Make it iOS most of these mods on this website
    are for android please someone make an iOS mods
    website please

  28. NOPE says:

    Pls upload for iOS

  29. NewtonMCPE says:

    Look like this dead update so someone can make new ex-nihilo 2 please

  30. Frtygmr says:

    Hello can yok Update that mod for mcpe’s Last versin. Thx

  31. Gavin says:

    Please Update to 0.14.x – 0.15.x

  32. Migi645 says:

    So, is there a working version for 0.14.x yet??

  33. banner72 says:

    Does this work for mcpe 0.14.x ?
    Pls say yes

  34. Vincent says:

    Please release this mod for 12.1

  35. Dan says:

    Is it updated to 0.11.0? Please say yes..

  36. Andrei says:

    Works with build 13? can you test ?

  37. Andrei says:

    by far this is the best mod on website 😉

  38. Ethan says:

    Block launcher can only read .js files is there a link to that?

  39. Mr Programer says:

    Where is the texture pack link?

  40. spiderfreind says:

    Plz fix the barrel textures, cuz the mod looks really cool!

    • Editor says:

      I think this mod can be found for PC too but the mod that’s listed here on our website is for Minecraft PE.

      • sparky says:

        No it is for pc

        • Editor says:

          This mod that you found here is for Minecraft PE. I’ve tested it myself so I know it is. And if you look in the code of the mod you will find two lines saying:
          “Ex Nihilo PE is Ported to Minecraft Pocket Edition by Darkserver
          Ex Nihilo is a mod for Minecraft on Pc made by Erasmus_Crowley”.

          To summarize, it’s a mod originally made for PC but this version we’ve got here is for Minecraft Pocket Edition.

      • Jihan says:

        um does it work for IOS cause it dont work theres no link or anything only anrdoid pls fix it

  41. Luis says:

    Does not want to read (the format) by block launcher please help

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