Summon Area Effect Cloud

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Minecraft Summon Area Effect Cloud Generator

Create a command to summon an area_effect_cloud entity. Use to create visual effects, especially related to potion particles and lingering potion effects. When the cloud is spawned, it can apply various effects to entities within its area.

Visual Cloud Particles

The following creates a visible flame particle circle.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:flame, Radius:3, Duration:400}

Potion Effect

The following creates a lingering potion effect of regeneration for 20 seconds.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:happy_villager, Potion:regeneration, Radius:3, Duration:400}

Color: Entity Effect

Particle effect Color can be set when the particle is entity_effect.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:entity_effect, Color:16701501, Radius:10, Duration:500}

Color: Dust

Particle dust color can be set with extra particle arguments. It\'s an odd addition, but it works.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:"dust 0.98 0.5 0.11 1", Radius:5, Duration:200}

Blocks and Item icons

Particles block, block_marker, and falling_dust can be set with extra particle argument of block.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:"block cobblestone", Radius:5, Duration:200}

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:"block_marker dirt", Radius:5, Duration:200}

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:"falling_dust sand", Radius:5, Duration:200}

Particle item can be set with extra particle argument of item.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:"item apple", Radius:5, Duration:200}


Clouds can have multiple potion effects, these work the same way as potions.

/summon area_effect_cloud ~ ~ ~ {Particle:ambient_entity_effect, Radius:5, Duration:200, Effects:[{Id:15, Duration:100, Amplifier:2, ShowParticles:1b, ShowIcon:1}, {Id:22, Duration:4, Amplifier:5, ShowParticles:1b, ShowIcon:1}]}

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Version History

6 Jun 2024
minecraft/mob-generator 1.6.4

addedWolf types and armor
addedSome particle support
patchTNT fuse for 1.20.4

30 May 2024
minecraft/mob-generator 1.6.3

added1.20.5 support

23 May 2024
minecraft/mob-generator 1.6.2

patchSpawn egg selector options were messed up

23 Apr 2024
minecraft/mob-generator 1.6.1

patchVersion selector resetting

12 Oct 2023
minecraft/mob-generator 1.6

added1.20.2 Support for ActiveEffects and Effects

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