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Spell

A Spell is a game mechanic added by the Blood Magic mod.

There are two different types of spell: simple spells, that are simple to setup and less resource intensive, and complex spells that are more difficult yet more flexible and powerful, which allows the Player to mix and match spell effects.

Simple Spells[edit]

What self-respecting blood mage would leave his lair of awesomeness unprepared? Where sigils are very good for strong static spells and upgrading armor, they pale in comparison to the variability of spells! The process can be complicated, so let's not delay!

It all starts with the Spell Table. It is laced with many alchemical properties given to it from a simple Apprentice Blood Orb, yet it cannot work alone, it needs a paradigm and a Spell Focus, which can be any mundane item, such as a block of ice or TNT - slot it into a Blood Altar right next to the Spell Table, and then move onto the next step. Keep in mind that the Focus gives the spell a certain element - the ice may make things a little chilly!

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The "Paradigm" takes the form of a monster head, and it denotes the different capabilities that are given to the spell: a simple Skeleton skull denotes Offensive-Ranged, a Wither Skeleton skull gives an Offensive-Melee spell, a Zombie head will allow the Defensive capabilities of the spell to shine, and a Creeper head will allow Environmental spells.

Once that is done, you need to create an Unbound Crystal and right-click with it onto the spell table. A piece of glass in a 2nd tier Blood Altar (with 1000LP) will give this crystal, and it is used to cast the spells.

The odd thing about these crystals is the resonance that seems to happen when it interacts with the spell table. When bound to the table and right click is used, it will look for the table that it is connected to and grab the power from within the structure. Whatever it finds it casts, even if the thing that it finds is different than what it was originally bound to. This is why you have to protect your spell structures! If someone was to tamper with these arcane creations, you could find yourself helpless when you try to conjure up fire...

Spell Foci:

  • Flint and Steel
  • Ice block
  • TNT
  • Ghast Tear
  • Glowstone Dust
  • Water Bucket
  • Obsidian
  • Ender Pearl
  • Apprentice Blood Orb

These crystals can be renamed, so as you don't forget what the spell does!

Looking for a mob head, but can't find one? Combine a Wither Skeleton skull with a piece of the monster that you wish for, and you can create it with your alchemical power.

  • Zombie Head: Rotten Flesh, Iron Ingot, Obsidian, Wither Skeleton Skull
  • Skeleton Skull: Bow, Bone, Arrow, Wither Skeleton Skull
  • Creeper Head: Gunpowder, Dirt, Sand, Wither Skeleton Skull
Focus Skeleton Wither Zombie Creeper
Flint and Steel 3x3 Area set on fire, centered on projectile. Cost: 100 Shoots 9 Projectiles, all setting 3x3 fires. Cost: 300 Sets mobs on fire around player. Cost: 400 Sets 3x3 area on fire, centered on player. Cost: 100
Ice Block Projectile 5-6 damage. Cost: 100 5 Horizontal Projectiles 5-6 damage. Cost: 200 Creates 5x5 wall or floor of ice blocks. Cost: 150 Freezes water in 5x5 area. Cost: 100
TNT TNT sized explosion on projectile. Cost: 400 Blows up area in front of player. Cost: 500 Explosion centered on player, only affects entities, ignores armor and damages player to 1 health. Cost: 1900 Large explosion centered on player, affects blocks and entities, hurts player. Cost: 1500
Ghast Tear Projectile throws mobs into air, sometimes causing fall damage. Cost: 300 Throws mobs high enough to do 17 fall damage on flat ground. Cost: 400 Propels player forward 30 blocks in viewing direction. Cost: 300 Propels surrounding mobs a moderate distance upward. Cost: 500
Glowstone Dust Projectile 8 damage. Cost: 75 Causes rain. Cost: 200 Lightning strike at random around player. Cost: 700 Lightning strike centered on projectile. Cost: 700
Water Bucket Projectile 8 damage and drowning effect for 3 hits of 2 drowning damage. Cost: 250 9 Projectiles for 3 damage, and 3 hits of drowning damage. Cost: 350 Drowning effect for 6 hits on surrounding mobs. Cost: 500 Fills 3x3 area centered on player with water sources. Cost: 750
Obsidian Projectile for 8 damage and Slowness III for 4 seconds. Cost: 100 9 Projectiles for 3 damage and Slowness III for 4 seconds. Cost: 150 Creates a hollow 5x5 stone cube centered on player, with a glass block at top center. Cost: 350 Turns water into dirt and sand within a 4 block radius of player. Cost: 200
Ender Pearl Teleports player to projectile, if it hits a mob, positions are swapped. Cost: 500 Projectile randomly teleports a mob. Cost: 300 Randomly teleports player. Cost: 500 Randomly teleports mobs surrounding player. Cost: 1000
Apprentice Blood Orb Projectile 8 damage. Cost: 100 5 damage AOE attack directly in front of player. Cost: 300 Projectiles surrounding player, doing 8 damage. Cost: 500 Large explosion surrounding player, only affecting entities. Cost: 400

Complex Spells[edit]

Through your workings with Blood Magic you have found a way to construct simple spells out of a simple spell table, a skull, and an altar to create an in-world spell. However, toying with the Ritual of Binding has given the Blood Mage a few interesting ideas: What would happen if you were to bind the power of Demonology and mix it with your own alchemical experiments? Your lust for power has brought you to the pinnacle of spell creation.

Similar to the "static" spell system, this system has four main components as well as a new spell crystal. These four things are: Paradigms, Effects, Modifiers, and Enhancements. All four of these spell effects are represented as blocks placed in-world, and depending on how you chain them together you can get various spells.

Paradigms[edit]

Paradigms are the initial block in any form of spell chain. When you use one of these blocks in your spell, it designates what type of spell it will be. For reference later, the 5 points that are coloured (on the top, but can be rotated) is the output of the block.

Effects[edit]

Spell Effect Generators are the blocks that add a particular element to the spell that you are casting. For instance, if you were to add the Crucible of Fire to the spell chain you will make your spell have some sort of fire aspect on it. These Spell Effect Generators do stack, however: if you add fire and then ice to your spell, with a few modifiers to shape them (more on that later), you can have a fire and ice effect on the spell.

The coloured ends of the block represents the output of the block, and the non-coloured 5-point arrangement (bottom of each block, but are orientable) are the inputs.

Modifiers[edit]

Spell Modifiers are what shape the spell effects into a more focused direction. Here we have: Default, Offensive, Defensive, and Environmental. When a Modifier is placed in a spell chain at the output of a Spell Effect, the latest effect in the chain will be modified into one of the four different types. So, if you place an Offensive modifier right after an Ice effect block, it will force the ice effect to become offensive in nature. Note that the modifier will only affect the effect that is latest in the chain: any previous spell effects will not be affected.

The coloured end of the block is the output, and the stone ring is the input.

Enhancements[edit]

Spell Enhancements are meant to enhance the spell effect's various properties. The 3 that are currently in are: Power, Cost, and Potency. If you add in one of these blocks in the spell chain after a spell effect, it will apply the benefits onto the effect. So, if you add a Power-type (red core) enhancement block, it will make your spell more powerful at the task it is given. A Cost-type (green core) will reduce the cost of the spell, and a Potency-type (blue core) will cause the effect to be much more potent.

When adding in the enhancements to the spell, you should note that the frame of the block matters. The Unstable blocks will only allow one of its type onto the particular effect - Trying to add 2 Unstable power-enhancements will cause only one of them to register (and possibly cause the other to blow up, breaking the spell chain). You can, however, have one of each Unstable Power, Cost, and Potency block for the effect, but it will be limited to 1 of each type. Standard enhancement blocks will have a limit of 2, and Reinforced 3.

Once again, coloured end is output, and not-so-colourful end is the input.

Conduits[edit]

Conduits don't really do anything. All they do is transfer the spell from its input face (four dots) to its output face (one dot) unaltered. If you want to have your spell in such a way that a lot of the components are far apart, you can use these and orient them to continue the spell.

Spell Descriptions[edit]

In this section you can find a small description of the resulting spells for every combination of paradigms, effects and modifiers.

Melee Paradigm[edit]

Default Offensive Defensive Environmental
Earth Blocks fall like sand “Smashes” blocks (stone to cobble, gravel, sand) Raise wall from ground blocks Pulverize ores (x3)
Fire Entity set on fire Entity explodes after timer Ignites blocks in front of player in a line Evaporates water
Ice Decrease the time limit between consecutive damaging hits on an entity Launches hit entities upwards on a pillar of ice Raise ice barrier Create random snowfalls
Wind Pull entities Push entities Launches entities upwards Sends to the player nearby dropped items/blocks

Self Paradigm[edit]

Default Offensive Defensive Environmental
Earth Raise a platform from the ground “Smash” blocks under the player Increases player health and decreases jumping height Applies weakness debuff to surrounding entities
Fire Ignite player Covers the player with a “Flame Cloak” Air below player becomes flowing lava Ignites blocks and smelts them
Ice Launches the player upwards on a pillar of ice Applies slowness debuff to surrounding entities Covers the player with an “Ice Cloak” (freezes water) Creates an ice bridge
Wind Extinguishes the player and resets fall distance Launches the player in the direction they are facing Increases entities' health and decreases jumping height Launches surrounding entities away

Projectile Paradigm[edit]

Default Offensive Defensive Environmental
Earth Destroys hit blocks Digs hole below entity “Smashes” hit blocks Digs up blocks around the projectile
Fire Ignites hit blocks Places flowing lava under hit entity Smelts hit blocks Evaporates water around the projectile
Ice Creates ice blocks on impact Applies slowness debuff to hit entity Freezes water sources and creates snow Freezes water around the projectile
Wind Launches hit entity away Increases hit entity's health and decreases jumping height Applies silk touch to the spell Sends to the player dropped items/blocks around the projectile

Tool Forger Paradigm[edit]

Turns the Complex Crystal into a Mace. The attributes of the mace depend on the paradigms etc that are used.

Default Offensive Defensive Environmental
Earth Allow the mace to mine as a pickaxe Destroys blocks Allows the mace to mine as a shovel Increases mine radius
Fire Smelts blocks Fire Aspect Unbreaking Magma Plume
Ice FrostTouch Sharpness Adds snow to blocks and slow to entities in radius ONLY when the mace is summoned (needs to be combined with Earth + Default) Silk Touch
Wind Allow the mace to mine as an axe Heavy Heart Knockback Gather nearby items

Note[edit]

  • If killed from lack of LP while using spells, you will drop all items, regardless of item drop settings.