Mithril is a fabled enchanted metal that is stronger than diamond and lighter than wood. It has found its way through various fantasy universes, and now it comes to Minecraft in the form of Dawars’s Mithril Mod.
This mod adds one new ore, some new aesthetic blocks, and a new set of items, with coding by Dawars and excellent textures by Icee. The ore is of course mithril, which can only be found in The End:
Only diamond pickaxes can harvest mithril, and it takes just as long as obsidian to destroy. It must then be smelted, like any other collectible ore:
Mithril ingots can be used to create useful weapons, armor, tools, and jewelry (when used in conjunction with the Baubles mod). As mithril is an enchanted metal, the mithril set is pre-enchanted.
Weapons and Tools
Weapons and tools must be made using quartz rods instead of sticks:
The primary weapon, called a Mithril Katana, is enchanted with looting II and knockback III:
Mithril Pickaxe: made similar to normal pickaxes with some added leather in the bottom right corner, and are enchanted with fortune II and unbreaking I. All other mithril tools are made with the same materials, with leather in the same position:
Mithril Halberd: Although technically an axe, it is given sharpness II, making it viable as a weapon. It also has fortune III.
Mithril Shovel: Silk touch I and unbreaking III.
Mithril Hoe: An invincible hoe. Absolutely necessary, right?
The Mithril Bow is crafted with a different recipe. It is a ridiculously powerful bow, enchanted with sharpness VIII and infinity I:
Armor and Jewelry
The armor in this mod is quite powerful as well:
Mithril Goggles: Respiration III, Aqua Affinity I
Mithril Shoulder Armor: Thorns IV
Mithril Short Leggings
Mitrhil Boots: Infinite Feather Falling (no fall damage, ever!)
Their recipes for these pieces of armor are, in order:
If the Baubles mod is also installed, a number of jewelry items are introduced as well:
Ender Amulet: Fire resistance and temporary invincibility during combat.
Mithril Ring: Regeneration and absorption.
Wither Ring: Chance to inflict wither on mobs in close proximity and any player hit.
Mithril Flute: Usable item, plays music and summons a dragon.
The recipes for these jewelry items are, in order:
Aside from functional items, some blocks are added as well. These blocks do not have increase blast resistance or any useful function, but rather are attractive building materials:
The basic block is constructed by combining four ingots in a square. Mithril bricks are created by combining four of these (similarly to stone bricks), and the striped bricks are created by placing a mithril brick in the crafting grid by itself.
Players can also craft pillars, which will stack upon each other intelligently:
The pillar on the left contains some quartz, but is mostly crafted with mithril in an I shape:
Replacing the piece of quartz with another mithril ingot will yield the pillar on the right.
How to install the Mithril mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.6.5/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of the Mithril mod from Planetminecraft.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
This mod adds some pretty powerful items, but the developers have stated their intention to keep it as balanced as possible. Do you think any of the weapons, tools, armor or jewelry unbalances the game? Leave a comment and let us know!