War and Magecraft Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

Weapons are a popular topic for modders.  Most weapon mods, however, contain essentially the same items – stronger swords, battle axes, crossbows and guns, just to name a few.  Diesel9012’s War and Magecraft mod adds a number of new unique weapons, most of which are staves.

 

magewar_itemlist
Lead and book not part of mod

These staves allow players to cast spells with a simple click.  Some spells cost orbs to cast, and all spells have a cooldown.  Offensive staves exist, like the Lightning Staff:

 

magewar_lightning

 

This staff is used to summon a bolt of energy from the heavens to strike an opponent.  It is fairly strong and leaves fire where it strikes.  It can damage multiple enemies in one area.

 

Some staves can call monsters to aid in combat.  The Conjure Giant staff, for example, calls forth a gigantic zombie:

 

magewar_conjure

 

Utility-based staves exist as well, such as the Obsidian Staff.  This staff summons a block of obsidian where the player is standing, then pushes them out of the way.  This can act as a quick blockade for enemies or animals or provide a platform to quickly escape a dangerous situation.  A similar staff, the Glass Staff, makes a hollow cube around the player.

 

A complete list of staves follows:

 

  • Glass

  • Teleport

  • Obsidian

  • Fire

  • Ice

  • Lightning

  • Healing

  • Blaze

  • IceSpike

  • Conjure Zombie

  • Conjure Skeleton

  • Conjure Blaze

  • Conjure Giant

  • Bat Swarm

  • Magma

  • Drain

  • Aqua

  • Shadow

 

Crafting a staff is rather simple, and is some variant of this recipe:

 

magewar_recipe

 

Other items in the mod are ancillary elements, but nonetheless significant.  Daggers are a new type of blade, dealing one more damage than swords at all levels.  They cannot block, but instead can be thrown for two more damage (and retrieved if they do not strike a target).

 

magewar_irondagger

 

Spears are similar to daggers in that they can be used as melee weapons or can be thrown, though their primary purpose is to be a ranged weapon.  They are about as strong as an iron sword when thrown.

 

magewar_spear

 

The Blow Dart is another weapon that is introduced by this mod.  By default, it is about as strong as a bow; however it fires much faster (with no drawback) and can use different types of ammunition.  Among these are poison darts, fire darts, ice darts and explosive darts.

 

Finally, the Blood Curse Sword and dagger are two new weapons which cost health to attack with.  They become stronger as they are used, potentially making them the strongest weapons in the game.

 

How to install War and Magecraft for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

 

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of War and Magecraft from Curse Forge.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .jar file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

 

This mod was just updated to 1.7.2 in March, potentially meaning that it is still in active development.  One of diesel9012’s goals is to include a total of 50 unique weapons – what else would you like to see in this mod that hasn’t been created elsewhere?  Leave a comment with your ideas!

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