What is the best way to make a PVP free zone, whether it be using commands or by using settings, for a Minecraft realm.


Put them on a team

Scoreboard teams have a friendly fire option, which, when it is set to false, makes it impossible for players on the same team to hurt each other.

First set up the team itself

/scoreboard teams add noPvP
/scoreboard teams option noPvP friendlyfire false

Place two command blocks on a clock (or use repeat/chain command blocks from 1.9) and have them run

/scoreboard teams join noPvP @a[team=!noPvP,x=X,y=Y,z=Z,r=R1]
/scoreboard teams leave noPvP @a[team=noPvP,x=X,y=Y,z=Z,rm=R2]

Replace X, Y, Z with the coordinates in the center of your PvP-free zone. R1 and R2 are the radii of the zone. They are different since you don't want the literal edge-case where a player constantly joins and leaves the team. By making R2 a few blocks larger than R1, the border is a bit more "fuzzy".

Note that players can't be on two teams at the same time, meaning that if you already have teams set up, things are a bit more complicated. You could, however, "remember" the originally assigned team by assigning a scoreboard tag corresponding to the team.

  • 1.13 syntax, /team ... instead of /scorboard teams .... For add/remove commands, /team join noPvP @a[team=!noPvP,x=X,y=Y,z=Z,distance=..R1], /team join noPvP @a[team=!noPvP,x=X,y=Y,z=Z,distance=R2..] – pppery Jul 13 '19 at 18:41

This is how you can do this: You simply have a clock (I used a hopper one) connected to a command block with this command /effect @a[r=how far you want them to not be able to attack in the form of a number] weakness 1 255 This will make them too weak to hit any entity including players while in the radius.

  • Last time I checked adventure mode doesn't prevent PVP. And the wiki doesn't say anything either... – angussidney Feb 21 '16 at 6:32
  • Forgot, this will only make players not be able to break blocks. Massive edit. – Jason_ Feb 21 '16 at 7:16

maybe resistance? so you cant kill anyone ? command /effect @p resistance 9999 255 true

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