Biomes O' Plenty Wiki
Amber This page describes a removed feature.
This feature used to be in the mod but has since been removed.
Notes: Removed in Minecraft 1.13.2

A Biome Essence is an item that you can craft with a Biome Finder to help you find the location of a desired biome. 


  • As of the 1.8.9 update, Biome Essence Ore can be mined in the End to acquire Biome Essence. The Biome Essence Ore drops 1-2 random Biome Essences.
  • It can also be found in loot chests in dungeons and mineshafts [needs verification]
  • It can be summoned by using the command /give @p biomesoplenty:biome_essence 1 0 {biomeID:###} Replace the ### with the proper ID of the biome you wish to find.


Biome Essence Ore generates in veins in the End with a vein size of 1-2. They generate near the bottom of the central island where you fight the dragon. They will also generate on the Outer Islands in the End Highlands biome.

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Distribution pattern as seen with X-Ray mods


Once crafted with a Biome Finder, the Finder becomes permanently fixed to locate the biome indicated by the Essence. The Biome Essence must have a specified biome or else the Finder cannot be crafted. The Biome Essence provided in Creative mode does not have a biome specified and will not work.

Fixed Biome Finder

A Biome Essence used to create a fixed Biome Finder


Once crafted, the Biome Finder will point you to the nearest biome of the type contained in the Essence. However, it doesn't always lead you to the nearest biome, it only locates biomes within a 14,000 block radius. Similar to a compass, if you turn so that the purple light is at the top and go in that direction, you will find the aforementioned biome. If there is no matching biome within 14,000 blocks, the light will not turn on.

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A Biome Finder in use


When it was first added, it had a different texture, resembling a yin yang. This was changed to dust in 1.8. It was removed in 1.13.2 and higher.


Old Biome essence single

The old look for the Biome Essence

  Blocks in Biomes O' Plenty (1.12)[Show/Hide]
Dirt & Grass Blocks Spectral MossOvergrown StoneLoamy GrassSandy GrassSilty GrassOrigin GrassMycelial NetherrackOvergrown NetherrackFlowering Grass BlockLoamy Dirt (• Coarse Loamy Dirt) • Sandy Dirt (• Coarse Sandy Dirt) • Silty Dirt (• Coarse Silty Dirt)
Stone & Sand Blocks Dried SandAsh BlockMudMud Bricks (• Mud Bricks StairsMud Bricks Slab) • White Sand (•White Sandstone)
Gem Blocks Celestial CrystalBiome Essence OreEnder Amethyst Ore( • Block of Amethyst) • Ruby Ore • (Block of Ruby) • Peridot Ore( • Block of Peridot) • Topaz Ore( • Block of Topaz) • Tanzanite Ore( • Block of Tanzanite) • Malachite Ore( • Block of Malachite) • Sapphire Ore( • Block of Sapphire) • Amber Ore( • Block of Amber)
Wooden Blocks Bamboo ThatchingSacred Oak WoodCherry WoodUmbran Wood (• Dark Wood) • Fir WoodEthereal WoodMagic WoodMangrove WoodPalm WoodRedwood WoodWillow WoodPine WoodHellbark WoodJacaranda WoodMahogany WoodEbony WoodEucalyptus WoodDead Wood
Other Blocks Hardened IceFleshHive BlockHoneycomb Block (• Empty Honeycomb BlockFilled Honeycomb Block) • Honey BlockBramble
Liquids QuicksandHot Spring WaterLiquid BloodLiquid HoneyPoisonous Liquid
Removed Blocks Acacia WoodAltar FrameAsh StoneBone SegmentsCelestial LensCloud BlockCrag RockDried DirtHardened DirtHardened SandJelled PoisonLimestone (• Polished Limestone) • Loftwood WoodPurified DirtPurified GrassRed RockRed Rock CobblestoneSacrificial FocusShale (• Polished Shale) • Siltstone (• Polished Siltstone) • SkystoneSkystone CobblestoneSkystone BricksSmoldering Grass Block

  Blocks, Biomes, and Items in Biomes O' Plenty (1.20.2)[Show/Hide]
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Abiotic Blocks
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