Witchery mod for Minecraft (v 0.21.1 beta for 1.7.10, v 0.20.6 beta for 1.7.10, 1.7.2 and 1.6.4)
Witchery allows players to explore the magical art of witchcraft and though it, to learn to control the natural magic present in the world (and sometimes other dimensions).
Witchery provides several branches of witchcraft for a new witch or warlock to try their hand at. Witchcraft does not really resemble the flashy spell-casting performed by wizards and their ilk. There are no lightning wands or spell books, enchanted armor or flaming swords; instead, a well tended witch's garden will provide a lot of helpful ingredients for magic that will get you out of the occasional scrape.
There are of course darker sides to magic; and although these may bring power more quickly, the cost may be too high. Making bargains with Demons may not always go to plan...
Some foreign language spotlights and some development videos such as Automationwith Thaumcraft Golems, etc.
Mod Showcase by TheAtlanticCraft[version 0.10.0]
Mod Review by Vengelfe[version 0.7.2]
Spotlight by ZigTheHedge in Russian
Spotlight by GalxisLP in German
Spotlight by DancingPeral in Spanish
Automation with Thaumcraft golems
The Brew Bag in action
Important: There is a tiny possibility that updating this, or any mod, may break your world. So make a backup before you update, just in case!
(if the Curse version is not yet updated, there are also direct download links in the Version History below)
0.21.1 (1.7.10 download)
TWEAK: Regigged the Waila integration, to workaround side-effects when other mods base-edit Zombies and other mobs.
TWEAK: Remove light opacity from ice doors so the darkening effect does not occur when standing in them (which is unwanted).
FIX: Typos in the witches' brews book corrected (and a few more details added)
FIX: Mortal Coil effect from Leonard was causing items not to be kept in the inventory when the player dies while under the sticky items effect.
FIX: Periodic nausia effect added by the Feel No Pain effect (from drinking moonshine), was causing a ConcurrentModificationException to occur when a block as also adding effects to the player.
FIX: Spirits were not dropping their subdued form any more.
0.21.0 (1.7.10 download)
NEW: Witches' Cauldron, used to make custom brews, rituals and craft some items. Comparator signal strength reveals brewing progress (empty, filled, boiling, effect added, powered and all capacity used). Created by using Anointing Paste on a normal Cauldron.
NEW: Book Witches' Brews, describes how to brew with the Witches' Cauldron.
NEW: Brew custom potions, throw items into a full, boiling witch's cauldron and bottle it to create a custom brew. Items add different effects. Each effect can be modified for power and duration.
NEW: Brew dispersal methods: drink, splash, gas and liquid. Dispersal effects can be modified for extent and duration.
NEW: Cast custom Rituals, throw items into a full, boiling witch's cauldron then add waystones/taglocks for targeting, summon your coven (or other players with familiars) and cast the spell. Items add different effects. Each effect can be modified for power and duration.
NEW: Ritual dispersal methods: entity, splash, wide expanding AOE, rain. Dispersal effects can be modified for extent and duration.
NEW: Apply brew effects to an item, so that when it is next used the effect will trigger, reapply the ritual to increase the number of charges on the item (Curse a Book or an Apple for example).
NEW: Apply brew effects to vanilla doors, buttons, levers and pressure plates, to apply the effect when they are next used (one-shot application, this is not a permanent effect).
NEW: Boss - Shade of Leonard, summoned with the cauldron, very hard to defeat.
NEW: Epic artefact, Leonard's Urn, dropped by Leonard's shade, craft up to 4 together.
NEW: Potion effects to brew or ritualized in any combination: Poisoned frogs, damage undead, damage insects, damage demons, undead's curse (sunburn), fortune, disease, flatten land, remove gas, planting, tilling, harvest, fertilize, plant flowers, blight, stout stomach, moonshine, plant lily pads, blast, raise land, repel attacker, attract projectiles, reflect damage, reflect projectiles, drain magic, combustion (fuel source), unstable (don't get hit), absorb magic, poisoned weapons, raise undead, disrobe, part water, part lava, flames, pulverize, inhibit teleport, quaffing boost, resize, extinguish fire, fast swim, jump boost, sinking, overheat, full belly, keep inventory, fell trees, reveal, cause hunger, prune leaves, insanity, remove buffs, remove debuffs, summon owls, pull entities, summon bats, reincarnate, transpose ores, grue's prey, transpose, feather fall, bottling boost, multi jump, knockback, snow, paralysis, heal, harm, freeze, icy shell, love, sprouting, fear, blindness, erode, vines, webs, thorns, nightmare, boost active effects duration, breath underwater, resist fire, fast, slow, invisible, health boost, absorption, night vision, poison, wither, regeneration, strength, weakness, change biome, plant trees, steal buffs, spread debuffs (I may have missed some, but all are in the Witches' Brews book), endless water, ice world, keep potion effects on death.
NEW: Drop Gypsum in a witch's cauldron to clear the contents
NEW: Drop Quicklime in a witch's cauldron to clear the contents and cause an explosion to damage nearby creatures (not structures or the witch). The strength depends on the number of ingredients in the cauldron.
NEW: Book of Biomes (Extended Edition), lists biomes on each page, pick a page then craft the book with a piece of paper to create a Biome Note. This is used to select a biome when adding the Change Biome potion effect.
NEW: Mutandis and Mutandis Extremis are now made in a Witch's cauldron
NEW: Mutating Sprig is now made in a Witches Cauldron
NEW: Drop of Luck is now made in a Witches Cauldron.
NEW: Golden, Infernal and Otherwhere chalk are now made in a Witch's cauldron
NEW: Waystones can now be made by dropping up to eight of them into a 3x3 hollow square drawn with Otherwhere chalk (8 runes), and leaving them for a few seconds.
NEW: Blooded waystones can now be made by dropping up to eight of them into a 3x3 hollow square drawn with Otherwhere chalk (8 runes), when both a player and a charged altar are close to the circle, and leaving them for a few seconds.
NEW: Dropping a Bound Waystone into a 5x5 Otherwhere circle (12 runes) will teleport all creatures in the circle after a few seconds.
NEW: Holding use on the Seer Stone will now summon your Coven members, one after another. If near a Witches' Cauldron they will move to surround it.
NEW: Placing a Brew of Endless Water into a Dispenser, and dispensing directly into an empty adjacent Cauldron or Kettle, will fill either with water for one charge of the brew.
NEW: Placing a dispenser containing Glass Bottles facing away from a Witch's cauldron will bottle a brew from the cauldron when the dispenser receives a signal. The bottled brew will be ejected from the dispenser as expected and a glass bottle consumed.
NEW: Craftable Snow Stairs, Snow Slabs and Snow Pressure Plates.
NEW: Ice pressure plate that only activates for players wearing Icy Slippers. Only creatable using the Ice World potion effect on regular stone or wooden pressure plates.
NEW: Ice stairs, ice slabs, ice fences, ice gates, ice doors and ice stockades. Only creatable using the Ice World potion effect on regular blocks of the equivalent type.
NEW: Added GUI for witchery configuration in the mods section of the Minecraft main menu.
NEW: Earmuffs - Mandrake farmers dream come true.
NEW: Dirt and Grass Pitfall Blocks. They look like dirt and grass, just you cannot stand on them.
NEW: Player Compass. Attach a taglock to find the way to that player in the same dimension. Created in a cauldron.
NEW: Locate the closest village in the overworld, or the closest nether fortress in the nether, by dropping either an attuned stone or subdued spirit inside a 3x3 ritual circle and waiting for the spirit to show the way.
TWEAK: Re-added support for Mine Factory Reloaded.
TWEAK: Hobgoblins are now immune to fall damage.
TWEAK: Disabled certain teleportation events in Torment to prevent teleporting above the maze.
TWEAK: The buff from Hobgoblin worship, is now shown as a Potion Effect in the Inventory.
TWEAK: Lowered Mog/Gulg spawn rate, and added a configuration option to control this further.
TWEAK: Added support for IGrowable interface to Witchery plants.
TWEAK: Waila mod now shows Insanity Curse mods by their Vanilla names
TWEAK: It is now possible to add some other plants to the random mutation effects of Mutandis, by specifying them in the config file.
TWEAK: Added Acacia and Dark Oak saplings to possible Mutandis mutations.
TWEAK: Draining Bolts now drain 50% of magic power.
TWEAK: Changed witches oven recipe to use less iron.
TWEAK: Placing a block on a demon heart no longer replaces the heart.
TWEAK: Some players have reported Lord of Torment not spawning when the second half of the boss battle starts, while I am unable to replicate this, I have regigged a bit of code that *may* have some effect.
TWEAK: Improved the witchery leave decay algorithm.
FIX: Drawing with chalk on the ground below non-solid blocks, no longer replaces the block.
FIX: It was not possible to create blooded waystones for non-players.
FIX: Secondary splash that is sometimes heard when throwing things into a kettle is now gone.
FIX: Worked-around a mod compatibility issue for the Statue of Worship, where other mods (like enetbridge) who use reflection on all fields in the class and fail to handle all relevant exceptions, can cause the game to crash.
FIX: Spawn rate of demons in a demonic nightmare was far, far to low.
FIX: Apothecaries and village witch huts were not using the desert style in deserts.
0.20.6 NEW: Added Spanish Language support (big thanks to minecraftentxt!)
FIX (1.7 only): Spirits were not spawning in the spirit world in any consistent way.
FIX: Witchery structures could spawn in oceans.
0.20.5 (1.7.10 download / 1.7.2 download / 1.6.4 download)
NEW: Backported to Minecraft 1.6.4.
NEW: Twisting Band: Made from Koboldite and worn on the head. Mobs who look at the wearer are weakened, players who look at the wearer get butterflies in their stomach and must look away. Otherwise it is iron armor with the durability of diamond armor.
TWEAK: Hobgoblin taglocks given to a Treefyd or Fetish will now apply the exclusion to all hobgoblins (like is done with villagers).
TWEAK: Koboldite Pickaxe now will auto smelt about half the time with a chance to double or triple the resulting item.
FIX: Teleporting to a player using a blooded waystone using the Rite of Transposition causes a Null Pointer Exception if the player was not logged in.
TWEAK: Rowan Doors will no longer break when the block below them is removed.
TWEAK: Rowan Doors will open so long as the player has the key somewhere in their inventory.
TWEAK: Rowan Doors will break into sticks unless the player has they keys in their inventory.
TWEAK: Changed the witches oven to prevent the insertion of clay jars into the cooking slot, this means it is possible to automate the oven with hoppers now.
TWEAK: Hobgoblin miners will be much less likely to dig down twice now.
TWEAK (1.7.x only): Updated all book recipes to use any ore dictionary dyeBlack instead of just ink sacs.
FIX: Hobgoblin miners will no longer mine unbreakable stone/ground blocks.
FIX: Worked around an issue where if another mod creates TileEntities while the Hobgoblins are looking for chests a ConcurrentModificationException occurred.
NEW: Add Italian language support.
NEW: Infinity Egg, creative only block that give an altar a huge energy boost.
TWEAK: Changed recipe for Koboldite Pickaxe to include some lava.
TWEAK: Changed Koboldite Pickaxe equipped hobgoblin to autosmelt doubled ore.
TWEAK: Increased Koboldite Pickaxe equipped hobgoblin mining animation speed.
FIX: Tooltips were missing for Boline and Huntsman's Spear.
FIX: Recipe for Trent Effigy incorrectly used planks instead of logs.
FIX: Placing a Pentacle, Arthana or Mystic Branch on an altar would replace an existing item if one were already there.
FIX: InvalidCastException occured when goblins try to get jiggy.
NEW: Added Chinese, German and Russian translations for 0.20 features.
TWEAK: Infernal Infusion Zombie Pigman buffs have been reduced to level III. Zombie attack buff has been reduces to level I.
FIX: Stockade blocks were always dropping as oak instead of the actual wood they were made from.
FIX: Worked around an issue with Thaumcraft golems that seem to use an incomplete GameProfile for their fake player causing the Equals method to throw a NPE.
FIX: Rite of Moving Earth was only raising by one block (this seems to be a general 1.7 migration bug).
NEW: Bind a Waystone to a player or creature in a Rite of Binding, creating a Blooded Waystone.
NEW: Transpose to the location of a player. Rite of Transposition using a waystone can now take the occupants of the circle to a player/creature bound Blooded Waystone.
NEW: Deliver objects with Owls. Give a tamed Owl an item and use a Bound Waystone or Blooded Waystone on the owl (the waystone does not get consumed). The owl will fly to the appropriate location, drop the item and return back to where it started from (it may take a while). If given a splash potion or brew, it will throw the potion instead of just dropping it.
NEW: Mob: Hobgoblin. Spawns in forest, plains and swamp biomes. Can be led with a Leash. Can form villages like normal villagers do (build huts for them). Will trade if part of a village. Hobgoblins do not like villagers, and will attack if there are enough Hobgoblins nearby (Hobgoblins are too cowardly to fight when not in hordes).
NEW (1.7.x only): Worldgen: Hobgoblin Huts. Almost always contain a Hobgoblin.
NEW: Hobgoblin Miners. Leash a Hobgoblin to a post and give it a pickaxe and it will begin mining nearby blocks.
NEW: Hobgoblin Gatherers. Leash a Hobgoblin to a post near a chest and it will pick up nearby dropped objects and place them in a nearby chest.
NEW: Koboldite dust. Hobgoblin miners have a small chance to find Koboldite Dust, this can be crafted by certain Hobgoblins to nuggets and finally ingots (they may require some gold or emeralds to do this however!).
NEW: Koboldite pickaxe. Like a diamond pickaxe, but in the hands of a Hobgoblin Miner (and only a Hobgoblin miner) will turbo speed its mining, and cause its dropped ores to multiply.
NEW: Pentacle, made from Koboldite, when placed on an altar will double its recharge rate.
NEW: Statue of Hobgoblin Patron. A witch may create this statue and bind it to themselves. When placed, nearby hobgoblins will probably start venerating this new patron. Boosting the powers of whomever that is. The more hobgoblins the more powerful the results.
NEW: Passive infusion power regen in the area around hobgoblin worshipers with a small number of worshipers.
NEW: Boost Mystic branch powers through hobgoblin worshipers. Drawing larger versions of a symbol will result in some effects having becoming AOE, or with even more worshipers, larger or more powerful effects. E.g. Defodio increases to a 3x3 or larger dig effect, Aguamenti spawns more water, or even a small amount in the nether.
NEW: Wrath of the Hobgoblin gods. Causing Hobgoblins to worship the player can (very small chance, but it increases with more worshipers) cause two avatars: Mog and Gulg (read boss fight) to be sent to deal with the witch.
NEW: Mog's Quiver, epic loot sometimes dropped by Mog. Worn in the chest slot, functions as leather armor (with much higher durability and repaired with leather). Provides unlimited arrows for an equipped bow. Fired arrows travel much faster, and cause extreme damage to airborne (or jumping) creatures. Being close to another player wearing Gulg's Gurdle, grants a resistance buff.
NEW: Gulg's Gurdle, epic loot sometimes dropped by Gulg. Worn in the legs slot, functions as leather armor (with much highter durability and repaired with leather). Causes 4 damage (2 hearts) when striking with an empty hand, and launches the target into the air (Shoryuken!!!). Being close to another player wearing Mog's Quiver, grants a resistance buff.
NEW: Stockade block. Crafted from logs and Exhale of the Horned One. These spiky blocks make excellent outer walls that are rather hard to chop down. Also falling onto them causes damage, making them excellent for spike traps.
NEW: Add config option for non-PVP servers to prevent taglock collection for other players by clicking on the player or player's bed. In this way taglocks must be given by their owner.
NEW: Added a config option to prevent taglock collection from OPs.
TWEAK: Rite of Icy Expansion now generates ice that does not melt.
TWEAK: Added a new block for Torment flooring. This will only generate if the Torment dimension is newly created.
TWEAK: Changed the pattern for the Mystic Branch Incendio effect to left, up, up, down, down.
FIX: Restored auto wake up when heading to the nether from the spirit world.
FIX: Issue where cooldowns on spells like Tormentum become extremely long when going to MystCraft worlds.
FIX: Sending a player to Torment from the nether, made them appear in the wrong location.
FIX: TileEntities such as the candelabra that do not require update ticks now no longer schedule themselves for requiring them. Basically means an extremely, microscopic (i.e. almost not noticeable) improvement in performance.
Install Minecraft Forge
Download this mod (link above) and place the zip into your Minecraft Mods directory.
There are also Ents and Wild Huntsmen, Strange Mutated plants and Mystical branches. Check out the website for the full rundown!
Known mod-intercompatibility issues
As of Witchery 0.21.0 the following issues may exist:
Some versions of
Ars Magica 2 seems to be doing some odd things with player resizing (when no shrink effect has been used), resulting in a minaturized player with the witchery Resize effect clipping oddly when restored to normal size.
Some client rendering of potion overlay effects, will be missing when Galacticraft is installed, since galacticraft replaces many parts of player rendering.
Notes for Server Admins
There are a few items in Witchery specifically for servers, namely the Void Brambles (to stop destructive magic), the Statue of the Goddess (to allow a special location that players can use to be healed from curses), and the Statues of Broken Curses and Occluded Summons (to completely disable cursing in safe areas). Statues are enabled in the config file. The config file also contains options to restrict taglock collection on non-PVP servers and for OPs.
The Rite of Prior Incarnation allows a witch to recover despawned items for a dead player. This ability requires a high level of commitment to the mod to achieve and can be disabled in the config file. This rite is not compatible with death chest style mods and should be disabled if one is installed (it will try to auto disable itself too if it finds a known one).
Very Important: The Rite of Hell on Earth will set fire to things now (if cast by a witch with a cat familiar), you may want to either disable this in the config file or massively reduce fire spread. Extreme server lag can (and probably will) result!
Witchery has a dedicated IRC channel, where I am often to be found, so pop by if you have any questions: irc.esper.net:#witchery
A big shout out to everyone in the forums for contributing bug reports and suggestions. Special thanks to the following people:
Crafteverywhere, for Chinese translation Galxis, for German translation
iLLHunter & marcmagus, for getting the IRC channel up and running.
minecraftentxt, for Spanish translation SoundLogic, for Thaumcraft aspect picking Valeriotor, for Italian translation ZigTheHedge, for Russian translation
If all of the following conditions are met, you have my permission to include Witchery in your mod pack:
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If anyone is interested in giving Witchery a go, I am very interested in hearing any feedback (please keep it constructive!). I am most concerned about making recipes either too cheap or too expensive, so I would be very glad to get some thoughts on that. Witchery is meant to be quite well balanced, not introducing anything game-breaking, so if you find anything too OP, please let me know.
So far I have to say from my experimentation in creative mode that everything seems rather balanced so far. I like how you aimed the mod to be different from the current selection of magic mods will still showing where some inspiration came from. The drawing of rune circles is pretty clever and besides being fairly useful, they look really good. This also goes for the models you created for the altar. The only few suggestions I can think of it possibly implement the guide books into a two page format opposed to one? Especially for the circle magic book's layout, while I could figure out what chalk was needed for the circle, I did have to deduce the circle size on a few rituals. A few cosmetic ideas is to have the cauldron water change color as you brew a potion.
I'm considering downloading this mod soon, and I looked at the wiki and, maybe in the future, you should make the poppets use spanish moss as an ingredient. If I recall, voodoo dolls often use spanish moss in them.
I'm considering downloading this mod soon, and I looked at the wiki and, maybe in the future, you should make the poppets use spanish moss as an ingredient. If I recall, voodoo dolls often use spanish moss in them.
Could be fun putting together a growing vine-like plant, I really love the idea of a garden full of exotic things!
It is actually one of the design goals of the mod not to do any world gen, the plan is (or rather was) that either long grass or the mutagen are used to create new plants. I think such a thing fits better with the mutagen-based generation, which will push poppet making a little further along in the tech-tree of the mod (around the same time as the altar is available), but that is not too bad, I think.
Just for information, there is a wee bug with Circle Talismans when run on a Minecraft server. The Talisman cannot store the large circle type (seems item damage values are limited to 16 bits). The bug is already fixed in the next planned update.