Runic Altar

Runic Altar
Runic Altar

Name Runic Altar
Source Mod Botania
ID Name
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 30.0
Hardness 2.0
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Wooden Pickaxe

The Runic Altar is a block added by the Botania mod.

This crafting station can be used to create each of the 16 Runes. When it is placed, 2 cubes can be seen swirling around above it.

To use the Altar first add the items needed by Right-clicking it with each item [1] or dropping each item on top. If the recipe is correct, the infusion will start automatically as soon as all ingredients are added[2] and draw from a Mana Spreader to start creating the item desired. When the infusion begins there will be a thunderclap and a pie chart shaped progress bar will appear (only visible when holding the Wand of the Forest). Once enough Mana has been drawn in, blue lightning will start arcing. At this point, throw a Livingrock onto the Altar[3] and use the Wand on the Altar to finish the transmutation.

All Runes used in Runic Altar recipes will be returned upon completion. This block is compatible with the Redstone Comparator, it will emit a signal of 1 while accepting mana and a signal of 2 when Livingrock can be placed to complete the recipe.

Recipe [4][edit]

GUI Crafting Table.png
Mana Pearl

Runic Altar


Runic Altar has no known uses in crafting.


  1. Shift-Right-clicking with an empty hand (before the Altar is infused with Mana) will removed the last item placed. Once an item is completed Right-clicking will place all the items needed to produce the same item again.
  2. Prior to version 238, the altar must be activated by right-clicking with the Wand of the Forest before it will start accepting mana.
  3. From version 238 on, Right-clicking will also place the Livingrock in the center
  4. Mana Pearl Mana Pearl can be substituted with Mana Diamond Mana Diamond.