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Runic Shielding

Runic Shielding is a concept of protecting the player with the magic shield added by the Thaumcraft 4 mod. This shield acts like an Absorption effect, but it can also recharge using
Terra
and
Aer
for the held wands. The Vis cost to recharge 1 point of shield can be configured in the main configuration file of the mod. The player's active shield is based on the runic shielding points of the armor and accessoires the player wears. Maximum shielding is 48, which equals to 24 hearts of absorption. However, most experienced player use slightly less shielding by using advanced accessories, which provide additional effects to the shield.

These items give the player fixed runic shielding points:

Enchanting Armor[edit]

If the player wears the armor added by the Thaumcraft 4 or its addons, the armor will be also enchantable with Runic Shielding, up to 5 points per armor piece. The following recipes show the example of runic shield enchantments applied to Thaumaturge's Robe.

The armor which the player wants to enchant has to be already enchanted with the previous level of runic shielding. So, in order to start Runic Shielding +3 enchantment, the player has to put the armor enchanted with Runic Shielding +2 as the catalysts. Runic Shielding +1 requires unenchanted armor. As this enchantment only adds armor an ability to hold runic shield, this can be done to enchanted armor and the armor with not full durability.

Thaumcraft 4 Research Notes[edit]

Runic Shielding Augmentation
Shields to maximum!

Thaumonomicon Entry[edit]

"Rings, amulets and girdles with runic shielding is all good and well, but surely you can apply this protective enchantment to other things?

Of course you can! By utilizing the magic of Thaumaturgy(c) (patent pending), you are able to add runic shielding to most magically stable pieces of armor.

'Magically stable' items are those crafted from thaumium, enchanted fabric or similarly magical materials.

Only a single charge of runic shielding is added to the item, but you can enchant an item multiple times. This is expensive and the amount of ingredients and essentia required will increase with each level. The Salis Mundus required will equal the level of shielding you want, and the essentia cost will increase exponentially.

You can enchant existing runic items like Rings of Shielding as well, however the cost is calculated based on their existing runic charge making it an exceptionally expensive process."

Example Recipes[edit]

GUI TC4 Infusion.png
Infusion Altar
Instability:
Output:
Diamond
Salis Mundus
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Potentia
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Praecantatio
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Tutamen
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Moderate
GUI TC4 Infusion.png
Infusion Altar
Instability:
Output:
Diamond
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Potentia
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Praecantatio
GridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.png
Tutamen
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Moderate
GUI TC4 Infusion.png
Infusion Altar
Instability:
Output:
Diamond
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Potentia
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Praecantatio
GridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.png
Tutamen
GridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.png
High
GUI TC4 Infusion.png
Infusion Altar
Instability:
Output:
Diamond
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Potentia
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Praecantatio
GridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.png
Tutamen
GridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.pngGridNumbersCSS.png
High
GUI TC4 Infusion.png
Infusion Altar
Instability:
Output:
Diamond
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Salis Mundus
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Thaumaturge's Robe (Thaumcraft 4)
Potentia
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Praecantatio
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Tutamen
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High

Trivia[edit]

  • Several mobs also have Runic Shields: Champion Mobs with Warded ability, Eldritch Guardians in Eldritch Dimension and Champion Eldritch Guardian.
  • Runic Shield blocks even the damage counted as "Void damage" or "Divine damage" as it only protects player's health. So, the same hit to the player in armor and to the player without armor will take different amount of runic shielding points.
  • Advanced accessoires have very useful effects with runic shielding. For example, Kinetic Girdle of Shielding will create and explosion when the shield is breached.