For the mod, see Soul Shards.

The Soul Shard is an item added to the eponymous Soul Shards mod that is used to absorb the soul of a single mob type that you kill while it is in your hotbar. Once you kill that single mob that Soul Shard then only absorbs that mob type's soul and begins to count the kills. After 64 kills, you get a tier 1 Soul Shard which can then be placed in a Soul Cage for spawning that mob (for more info on Tiers, see below). Keep in mind that mobs spawned from a Soul Cage do not give you souls in a separate Soul Shard though they will still give you souls for the harken scythe mod and will also spawn boss mobs. This is useful if you want to make an XP farm.

How to create Soul Shards

To create a Soul Shard you will need;

  • 1 Glowstone Block
  • 4 Netherrack
  • 8 End Stone
  • 1 Diamond

Then put them in the formation to the right.

"Use" (default right-click) a diamond on the glowstone to collect your Soul Shard.

After completion, the Glowstone block and 4 Netherrack will become end stone.


Tier Souls (Mob Kills) Mobs Per Spawn Spawn Latency Needs Players Nearby Cross-dimensional Ignore Light Level Works On Redstone Signal
1 64 2 20 Yes No No No
2 128 4 10 Yes No No No
3 256 4 5 Yes No No No
4 512 4 5 No Yes No No
5 1024 6 2 No Yes Yes Yes

Soul Shardability

In general, soul shards work on vanilla mobs and mobs from Twilight Forest. They will not work on boss mobs, however.

Mobs (A-M)
Mob Can Be Captured?
Chicken Yes
Cow Yes
Blaze Yes
Enderman Yes
Creeper Yes
Alien Creeper No
Comet Kitty No
Cave Spider Yes
Ghast Yes
Magma Cube Yes
Bat Yes
Mooshroom Yes
Iron Golem No
Monolith No
Armadillo No
Ectoplasm No
Hemoglobin No
Harbinger No
Lizard No
Mummy No
Mammoth No
Fox No
Boar No
Mimic No
Alligator No
Frog No
Beaver No
Black Bear No
Brown Bear No
Green Finch No
Blue Finch No
Gorilla No
Giraffe No
Elephant No
Horse (Beige) No
Horse (Black) No
Horse (Brown) No
Horse (Dark Black) No
Horse (Dark Brown) No
Horse (Grey) No
Horse (White) No
Eagle No
Horn Bill No
Haunted Armor No
Centipede No
Green Chocobo No
Blue Chocobo No
Black Chocobo No
Gold Chocobo No
Chicobo No
Imp No
Heatscar Spider No
Baby Heatscar Spider No
Blue Slime No
King Slime No
Bighorn Sheep Yes
Hostile Wolf Yes
Hedge Spider Yes
Hydra No
Forest Squirrel No
Forest Bunny No
Forest Raven No
Kobold Yes
Mosquito Swarm No
Death Tome No
Minotaur (Twilight Forest) Yes
Minotaur (Project Zulu) No
Minotaur (Better Dungeons) No
Minoshroom No
Fire Beetle Yes
Maze Slime Yes
Mist Wolf No
King Spider No
Firefly No
Carminite Ghastling Yes
Carminite Ghastguard Yes
Carminite Golem No
Carminite Broodling No
Mobs (N-Z)
Mob Can Be Captured?
Spider Yes
Silverfish Yes
Zombie Pigman Yes
Squid No
Witch Yes
Pig Yes
Wolf Yes
Slime Yes
Ocelot Yes
Snow Golem No
Zombie Yes
Villager No
Sheep Yes
Skeleton Yes
Wither Skeleton Yes
Spectral Miner No
Spectral Chicken No
Spectral Cow No
Spectral Sheep No
Spectral Bat No
Spectral Pig No
Spectral Wolf No
Spectral Ocelot No
Spectral Squid No
Spectral Villager No
Spectral Creeper No
Spectral Zombie No
Spectral Pig Zombie No
Spectral Skeleton No
Spectral Wither Skeleton No
Spectral Witch No
Spectral Spider No
Spectral Cave Spider No
Spectral Silverfish No
Spectral Enderman No
Spectral Blaze No
Spectral Ghast No
SandWorm No
Vulture No
Tree Ent No
Penguin (Project Zulu) No
Polar Bear No
Ostrich No
Rhino No
Rabbit No
Pelican No
Yellow Chocobo No
Pink Chocobo No
Purple Chocobo No
Wild Boar Yes
Wild Deer Yes
Redcap Yes
Nitro Creeper No
Naga No
Skeleton Druid Yes
Twilight Wraith Yes
Twilight Lich No
Tiny Bird No
Penguin (Twilight Forest) Yes
Swarm Spider Yes
Slime Beetle Yes
Pinch Beetle Yes
Redcap Sapper Yes
Ur-ghast No
Towerwood Borer Yes
Red Chocobo No
Red Finch No


  • It is possible to get multiple Soul Shard from one 'ritual' by right clicking very fast.
  • Sometimes when the cage is broken the soul shard will not be returned as well.


  • This can be an End Stone generator (if you don't have access to The End yet)since you got 5 End Stone per ritual (you can get first 10 End Stone from kamiPalace)
  • You can bring (and fill) multiple Soul Shards; this can be useful when visiting Battle Towers
  • Soul Shard filling starts from left-most hotbar (slot 1), meaning if you have an empty Soul Shard in slot 1 and a filled Spider Soul Shard in slot 2, it will transform the empty Soul Shard in slot 1 to Spider-filled one instead of filling the Spider Soul Shard in slot 2. Because of this, players are recommended to place empty Soul Shard in slot 9 (so if no specific soul shard found, it will transform the empty one)
  • Soul Shard will not spawn variants of provided mobs, meaning spider soul cages will never spawn spider jockeys, and skeleton soul cages in The Nether will never spawn wither skeletons (though spawn eggs will).
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