My problem is that I want to give every player on the same height as an area_effect_cloud within a radius of 25 blocks a scoreboard called 'stunned'.

The command for that would look something like this:

/execute @e[type=area_effect_cloud] ~ ~ ~ /scoreboard players set @a[y=~,r=25] stunned 1

But the only problem is that the y=~ is not a thing in Minecraft, does anyone have a solution to this, that isn't 1 or more command block for every height?

  • This probably becomes easier in 1.13 with the new execute functionality, but it should be possible in 1.12.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Dec 17, 2017 at 17:36

1 Answer 1


You almost had it, you just have to make a huge, flat box that takes the y coordinate of the entity, but ignores x and z. Like this:

/execute at @e[type=area_effect_cloud] run scoreboard players set @a[x=-30000000,z=-30000000,dx=60000000,dz=60000000,dy=1] stunned 1

Notice that I use values for dx, dy and dz, but only offset x and z, not y, that way the game takes the y coordinate of the entity.

If you have a fixed y coordinate, you can also use this for a tiny bit of less lag:

/execute positioned <coordinates> run scoreboard players set @a[x=-30000000,z=-30000000,dx=60000000,dz=60000000,dy=1] stunned 1

And if "stunned" is only ever 1 or 0, you can use tags (archive) instead.


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