I want to make a datapack where if you touch lime glass, you get damaged 2.5 hearts. I don't want the commands to work for just this specific value. Instead, I want to be able to specify the amount of damage. I can't use the instant damage effect because it's not controllable.
Note: This data pack is in beta, and is in the works. If you have any bugs please let me know, and I'll add it to the known bugs list. Also, this is not tested in any version other then 1.16.4
I created a data pack that allows you to set health and deal damage to a player(for mobs use data modify instead). First off, you can get the data pack here. After installing it, make sure it says in chat that it was installed.
How To Use
To damage a player, set that player's
damage scoreboard to how much damage you want to apply(negatives heal players), then run the function
editor:deal_damage as the player you want to damage and you are done.
To set the health of a player, set that player's
sethealth scoreboard to what health you want that player to have, then run the function
editor:set_health as the player you want to edit health and you are done.
Remember: 1 heart is 2 HP, and a half a heart is 1 HP, default max health is 20 HP(10 hearts)
To damage players:
scoreboard players set <selector> damage <value> execute as <selector> run function editor:deal_damage
To set player health:
scoreboard players set <selector> sethealth <value> execute as <selector> run function editor:set_health
How It Works
What the data pack does is set the max health of the player to what health you want to set, and gives the player the instant health effect so it will update the player health, setting the player's health to max, then it sets the max health to be what it originally was.
- A bug that shows the player as dead, even though they are not. (Its a Minecraft bug)
- A bug that ignores absorption hearts, and skips to the base hearts.
All Incompatibilities are being worked on to be compatible
- An existing helmet/item in the helmet slot with the max health attribute
If you find any bugs, please report it. Also add how you found the bug, so I can recreate it, and fix it, videos/screenshots of bugs are preferred.
If you have any performance issues while running the data pack, please report it. Also add what performance issues you are getting, low tps, low fps, etc. Videos/screenshots and computer specs do help!
Where to report
To report bugs/issues, use either comments on this answer, or the issues page on the GitHub download link.
If you use this in a data pack to publish, I would like for you to put the GitHub link to the data pack somewhere for others who may want it, Thanks. You are welcome to edit the data pack to whatever you want, just don't break it! :)
use the wither effect for a specific amount of time to lower ones health controllably, as it lowers players health by .5 hp per second, or 1 heart every 4 seconds. Wither II drains one heart every two seconds, or 1 hp per second, which is most likely what you would want.
this command will drain the player of 2.5 hearts:
/effect give @p minecraft:wither 5 2