Though you could probably guess it from the name, the Useful Pets mod really expands on pets in Minecraft and makes them more useful for the player. The mod adds several skills to different pets and incorporates an experience and leveling system for them, allowing them to level up and get stronger abilities the longer they manage to live. Everything in this mod starts with the Pet Wand item which you must use while interacting with pets to get them to do various things. You can try to force a level up by left clicking them with the wand, but that’s just the start.
Sneaking and right clicking will open up the pet’s inventory, and yes, even little pets can help the player carry a number of items and allow for some extra room during longer resource gathering trips. Just like tamed wolves, all of the custom pets in the Useful Pets mod can be made to sit still or follow the player by right clicking them with empty hands. Additionally, any pet which has learned the skills for mounting can be given a saddle and then rode around much like a horse. This is actually very useful with faster pets, and right clicking with a saddle in hand will set them up nice and easy.
You can spend the skill points your pets earn as they level – they aren’t randomly distributed so you can work towards specific builds if you want to get the most out of the Useful Pets mod. Just like you could have entire packs of wolves following you around, this mod allows you to have a near endless supply of pets tailing you if you so wish. They will help fight for you in combat and protect you from hostile mobs, but some of the custom pet AI is rather bad. You’ll want to avoid cliffs and narrow bridges at all costs.
Useful Pets Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10 Changelogs
- Added silverfish pet type.
- Fixed pets being able to die.
- Fixed pet aggression issues, such as attacking their owners.
Download Links for Useful Pets Mod