Mechalution Mod 1.7.10, 1.7.2 adds a large variety of highly customizable mechanics, from runes that accelerate crop growth to teleportation abilities.
Mechalution has been a personal journey for me, through my life experiences I learned new things, began to see the world in new ways. Much of my experience is hidden behind this ‘wrapper’ of a Minecraft Mod. That’s Mechalution for me at least, for you it is a crazy mod with a mixture of different bits and pieces you may choose to use or ignore depending on your own personal goal. I can neither force you to use, or to ignore anything, I merely hope you find enjoyment out of it.
Recipes, Guides and Such
Recipes include the creation of crystal blocks from 4 crystals, and the creation of a bucket of liquid essence from 4 crystals and a bucket. Many later tier machines and tools use this mechanic also
Staff In-World Crafting
Staff Crafting can be used to create many quick and shaped recipes such as Elemental Robes by laying out the wool similar to the vanilla recipe then placing a crystal block of the desired element in the middle.
Elerum Packets have very little storage capability at lower tiers so it is in the user’s best interests to create plasmas (coal, lapis, redstone, quartz, glowstone) by placing the corresponding block into a Refining Plinth, then using staff crafting to convert it into 3 Elerum Packets. Initially, with direct staff crafting you can only create coal tier packets and the recipe only grants a single packet.
Outside of this the Earthen Extraction Basin, requiring Liquid Earth Essence, allows doubling of ores by converting ore into extracted metal, this metal can then be placed in the Refining Plinth to create ingots. While it appears expensive initially, once a pool of essence is located in the world this process can become much cheaper.
Armor Infusion Recipes:
Abilities come in several forms including Cast, Passive, Dying and AoE. The ability types are relatively self explanatory, passive will passively apply a buff to the player, dying triggers when you are on very low hp, zone will place a ‘zone’ within which creatures will be affected by the ability and AoE will burst an area around you. Use these wisely to turn battles and aid everyday Minecrafting, what may seem like a simple ability may have many more intricate and interesting uses. Abilities can also be levelled up through the infusion altar with only item catalysts, abilities can only be levelled up through specific ways reducing cooldown, increasing duration, potency and radius. The items required for each are:
Cooldown: Clock, glowstone
Potency: Redstone, Iron Sword
Duration: Slime Ball, Leather
Radius: Torch, Bow
This means, for example, that Immortal Spirit, which scales by cooldown and duration, requires a clock, a piece of glowstone, a slime ball and a piece of leather. Others only scale in 1 fashion and so only require 2 items. Press <Ctrl> while mousing over items to display their scaling mechanics.
What are all these strange buffs/potion effects I am receiving? What do they do? Why am I receiving them?
Well all the ‘potion effects’ in Mechalution are merely passive buffs outside of a few small examples, they are passively applied by their appropriate armor, can be forcibly applied to armor and are also received through several abilities.
What they do:
Earth Bond: Mitigates 25% of ALL damage taken, per level. Note this will round down and is mostly only obtainable in the weakest form, a few abilities grant higher levels of this buff.
Air Bond: Grants immunity to fall damage and drowning and will lessen the effect of starvation damage.
Water Bond: Negates all drowning damage and will randomly apply a regen buff whenever taking damage, again rounded down based on the damage taken.
Fire Bond: Grants immunity to fire of any form, in fire, on fire or swimming in lava. Simple but effective.
Dark Bond: Grants invisibility whenever the player is sneaking, will also weaken any magical damage taken.
Light Bond: Grants flight, much like creative flight except without being a cheater.
List of Buffs to Entities:
- Bat – Night Vision
- Blaze – Fire Resistance
- Chicken – Airbond
- Glint – Lightbond
- Witch – Regeneration
- Spider – Move Speed
- Cow – Instant Health
- Squid – Water Breathing
- Zombie – Resistance
- Rabbit – Jump Height (for 1.8)
- Slime – Earthbond
- Creeper – Haste
- Zombie Pigman – Damage Boost
- Sheep – Waterbond
- Skeleton – Invisibility
- Enderman – Darkbond
- Magma Cube – Firebond
- Pig – Saturation
- Villager – Absorption
- Ghast – Health Boost
Mechalution Mod Installation
- First you need download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Then download this Minecraft mod file at link below.
- Go to %appdata%. It can also be found by searching for “%appdata%” in your start menu.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- If the “mods” folder does’nt exist in your PC, you’ll need create one.
- Then drag and drop the downloaded .jar (or .zip) file into mods folder.