Heart Containers from the Legend of Zelda Add-on

Thought health was boring before? Well now you have to earn it. This addon changes loot tables and health bars to create a satisfying progression, with a stark difference in the difficulty curve.

This addon implements the Heart Container system from the Legend of Zelda Series. Just like in those games, you start with three hearts. It also introduces three items:

Heart Pickup:

This somewhat rare item is dropped by mobs. It is non-stackable, and restores one heart of health upon use.

Heart Piece:

Used to craft Heart Containers. Can be obtained by finding them in chests, defeating Elder Guardians, crafting, and fishing. Crafted with 4 Heart Pickups, 4 Iron Ingots, and a Golden Apple.

Heart Container:

Used to increase maximum health by one heart, and restores all health upon use. Can be used to increase maximum health up to 20 hearts. Dropped by both the Wither and the Enderdragon, and crafted with 4 Heart Pieces. 


    The bug preventing non-hosts from eating custom foods has been fixed!

    (Thanks, Mojang!)

    The Combo Pack file merges this pack and my Master Sword Addon.

    You need both this behavior pack and the Master Sword Addon applied at the same time 

for it to work. Get the Master Sword Addon here.

Changelog View more

Updated to match 1.16 addon formatting, and to provide mirror download.

 - Fixed issue where the hunger bar would never deplete


Make sure experimental gameplay is ON

When using Combo Pack, make sure both the Master Sword and Heart Container Addons are applied, and the Combo Pack is the first one on top.


Supported Minecraft versions


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62 Responses

4.09 / 5 (33 votes)
  1. Torete9106 says:

    Can you make if you have a hearth pick-up in your inventory instant health you and remove the item of your inventory?

    And can you divide all the hearts in 4 farts?


  2. r4isen1920 says:

    Add Shrines instead, then get Spirit Orbs from it. Then, get the Heart Containers by praying.

  3. joe847802 says:

    ok scratch that, using the heart peices to craft the heart container does work on realms, but the heart pickup crafting recipe to create the heart peice, that recipe doesnt work. can you fix the heart pickup crafting recipe?

  4. joe847802 says:

    the starting off with 3 health works on realms, but the crafting doesnt. can you fix that?

  5. Please fix the link, i think download link has broken.

  6. Guest-7078155122 says:

    why can I not download this

  7. Guest-7048767671 says:

    Hey, Is it not possible to limit this? Rather than 3 bars, I would like to allow players in my world to hit 2 bars.

  8. TheRTGGaming says:

    Great addon but needs to be updated

  9. Ty says:

    The hearts wont drop. I tried exparementaly mode and they still wont appear. Does anyone know why?

  10. redlink32 says:

    I went through an entire day collecting Hearts mining for gold and iron a finely crafted a heart container ate the heart container is still only have three hearts

  11. Ronnie says:

    It won’t work for me

  12. XCosmicCycloneX says:

    Bug on xbox does not effect player two.

  13. Shadjrik says:

    this add-on has complications with the tree feller add-on. it turns the heart container into a poison instead of giving you an extra heart. just thought I’d let you know.

  14. TwistedMajora22 says:

    I know fatal poison is used to get hearts but how do I use it to take away hearts?

  15. TwistedMajora22 says:

    Is it bad that this add on works for me even though I do not have the master sword and the merger?

    • That’s how it should work. Each add on can work on its own. The merger is there because I wanted to have both on the same world. Because of the way the add on works, I needed to specially create a way to merge them. So no, it’s good you can do that

  16. TwistedMajora22 says:

    I’m working on a Zelda OoT map and this add on is PERFECT! The multiplayer bug isn’t really an issue for me personally, but I do hope it gets figured out. Thanks for being a genius. Maybe you could do rupees next? 🙂

  17. I’ve looked into the issue of multiplayer. The issue also is present on other food-based addons, like these:

    It seems that the issue is client-side;

    As far as I know, the issue might be fixed if all clients download the pack before joining…
    But in my testing, most likely not.
    The animation for eating plays for everyone but the eater.
    For now, use this command as a band-aid solution.
    /effect fatal_poison
    It will give non-hosts heart containers.
    (To keep in line with balance, destroy the heart container, too)
    I don’t know how to fix this issue without completely reworking the way the addon works.
    And if I did that, it wouldn’t be as smooth of an experience as it stands.
    Sorry for the inconvenience!
    (Also go and bug Mojang about this bug; this was part of a major update. Multiplayer should work with the BETTER TOGETHER version….)

  18. BeBo says:

    I’ve ran into a problem where people who are in my world can’t consume the heart container, only I as the host can. I would really appreciate it if you could fix this ASAP because myself and tons of others who I’ve invited to my world are in love with this add on.

  19. ProShinyScarab says:

    Hey, quick question: I’m planning on making a Legend of Zelda adventure map, and I was wondering if I could include this add-on. I just was thinking that this would make the map even better. Otherwise, I would need to do a lot of scaling up with the enemies. Thanks in advance.

  20. Slips says:

    This mod doesn’t work for me and I’m not sure why. I have experimental gameplay on, all 3 addons with the merger at the top, both resource packs on, and no other mods or resource packs are applied. The master sword is working fine and this one seems to partially work. I start with 3 hearts but mobs don’t drop heart pieces at all so I’m just permanently stuck at 3 hearts :/

  21. LinkSans2000 says:

    Awesome mod and the merger works really well! I have one question though:

    Is it possible you could add Potions of Youth to the merger so that they can all work together?

  22. Muu says:

    Why are people complaining about how they start with 3 hearts? That’s how most all Zelda games work!
    Heart pickup is too OP, should activate once touched. Heart Pieces also 100% farmable.

  23. not solid_soap says:

    I’ve noticed heart pickups drop rate is kind of weird… you’ll never see them, and then 3 of them will drop at once. It should be more consistent, is all. (sorry for so many comments)

  24. solid_soap says:

    also, the ‘heart pickups’ should be a lot more common

  25. solid_soap says:

    for whatever reason, you don’t lose hunger with this add-on

  26. DaggerDG says:

    Its a great mod, but could you please include more info on what you’ve changed, I’ve noticed you made it so that most mobs drop emeralds (as well as arrows and other things they don’t usually drop) and you also never said anything about starting with three hearts. So just include more info here, then its a great mod.

  27. Anonymous says:

    How do i get hearts they dont drop

  28. CDGAMING360 says:

    Can u make a video on how to install

  29. Alan says:

    OMG this mod is literally so unique and works PERFECTLY thank you soo much for this mod

  30. Fragzin says:

    I tried this mod out, but it broke the speed effect on a weapon from a different mod. After removing the mod from the world, I’m still stuck at 3 max hearts. How to fix?

    • DaggerDG says:

      Just give yourself the health boost effect for a couple of seconds it worked for me.

      If you don’t now how to do that, just type ” /effect @p health_boost 1 1 ” in the chat.

  31. John says:

    Download link not working? fix?

  32. Alan says:

    Amazing, Unique mod, good work!

  33. IceBurstYT says:

    Would you be able to allow the elder guardian to drop in of the heart containers too.
    Other than that it’s a really great add-on that I’ll use in my survival add-on pack, with credit to you via mcpedl link and separate video reviewing this (and all the other add-ons in the add-on pack) with the creator’s name in the description…that’s a mouthful

    • The Elder Guardians drop Heart Pieces because there are multiple in every Ocean Monument.
      Raiding the entire Monument should get you at least 3 Heart Pieces.

      Feel Free to Use the addon for whatever you want!
      (With proper credit and download links, of course…)

  34. TheMaxinGaMe156 says:

    Awesome! Please can you make next lada 2101,lada 2105,lada 2106. Please!

  35. Cat says:

    Great, except in multiplayer only host can use the modded items.

  36. solidsoap says:

    This is cool as f*ck.

    btw you start with 3 hearts

  37. Beef says:

    Can you please make the hearts stackable? They clutter my inventory

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