how would I detect if player clicks with item such as stick or blaze rod?

I suppose this would use scoreboards?

I also can not use comparators or such, it will all be hooked up to a clock, although there can be commands which are only commenced once at the beginning.

the reason I cant use comparators is because I am creating a one command creation in a generator.

so far I have stared at a wall and tried to think of something.

  • Are you saying that you don't want to use comparators in your system that checks for the item?
    – Ben
    Jul 7, 2015 at 0:51
  • Why can you not use comparators? What have you tried doing thus far?
    – Aequitas
    Jul 7, 2015 at 0:55
  • Do you want to detect a right click or a left click?
    – Daniel G
    Jul 27, 2016 at 1:53

3 Answers 3


You can do right click and left click detection, luckily, and 1.9 makes this easier than ever!


/scoreboard objectives add rClick stat.talkedToVillager
/scoreboard objectives add holdingBlazeRod dummy
/summon Villager ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:"ClickNpc",ActiveEffects:[{id:14b,Duration:10000,Amplifier:0}],Silent:1b,Offers:{}}

Put this in a clock:

/tp @e[type=Villager,name=ClickNpc] @p
/scoreboard players set @a holdingBlazeRod 0
/scoreboad players set @a holdingBlazeRod 1 {SelectedItem:{id:minecraft:blaze_rod}}

Type this in front of the command you want to execute when blaze rod is right clicked:

/execute @a[score_holdingBlazeRod_min=1,score_rClick_min=1] ~ ~ ~ ...


  • Im surprised that this question hasnt gotten the "answer" certification from the question admin. Dec 12, 2016 at 7:52

The closest you could get would be the useItem statistic, but this only works for items that have a valid "use" action such as tools, weapons, placeable items/blocks, etc. Scoreboards is not currently possible for items without a "use" action (would be really nice for Mojang to add this in the future). A possible alternative (assuming the right click action is supposed to be a "1-time-use" action and not a continuous action would be to drop a named item on the ground and use the execute command (or similar) to check for a specific item type with a specific name.

  • This, however, wouldn't work with sticks and blaze rods, as they can't be "used". And items that can be used (like blocks) would still be used (such as right-clicking with a dirt block; it will still place). The only "true" functionality with useItem is with fishing rods and carrots-on-a-stick.
    – Daniel G
    Jul 28, 2016 at 13:16

You could get selected item by using a command like this with a command-block and a comparator :

/testfor @p {SelectedItem:{id:"minecraft:diamond_sword"}

And then you could use a right-click detector. See this video :

  • 3
    Can you explain what they do on the video? As the video can be removed, we require answers to explain what they contain.
    – ave
    Jan 1, 2016 at 20:05
  • Link to video is dead
    – pppery
    Jun 25, 2019 at 2:25

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