When you use a command like this:

/effect Tisajokt 1 30 1

You can give the IGN Tisajokt speed. Is there any way to list off multiple people in a command like the above, without scoreboard objectives?

  • You know about @a and @p, right? I'm assuming that since you mentioned scoreboard objectives.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Feb 9, 2014 at 19:56
  • @MBraedley Of course :) Commented Feb 9, 2014 at 20:34

2 Answers 2


No there isn't. You can only filter the list of players by certain criteria when using the @a selector. The ways in which you can filter are by position (including radius), min/maxscoreboard objective scored, having a certain item, min/max experience level, game mode or team.

See the wiki for a full description of each filter.

If there are two specific, named players you want to target, just use two command blocks.


There is one other way of doing this besides using Scoreboard. In 1.9 there was a new data tag introduced called a tag. If you tag the players or entities you want to get this effect, use the ! Selector with this tag to select everything you do not want to get this speed effect. If you need to know how to do this, I believe Dragnoz made a video about it on YouTube.

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