Witchery Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

User Emoniph brings to us a welcome relief in the “magic” mod genre.  This one isn’t about hurling fireballs or swirling storms of ice, but rather the finer art of Witchery.  Despite only being in a pretty early beta, this mod is huge.  Only the basics will be covered here.

 

witch_pic

 

Witchery contains five key categories:

 

  • Poppets – creating dolls that bless or curse players or mobs;

  • Dream Weaving – items that are placed near a bed, buffing (or debuffing) a player when they sleep;

  • Circle Magic – this is a very intricate system with a wide variety of applications.  Players perform rituals to cast spells of every sort, from summoning to blessing.

  • Brewing – standard Witchery involving creating brews, most of which are harmful.

  • Infusions – this process combines brewing, poppets, and circle magic to create immensely powerful items or give players special abilities.

 

Poppets

 

Poppets are created in three stages: assembly, imbuing, and linking.  The recipe to create a poppet is simple, making use of some new items in the mod:

 

witch_poppet

 

Imbuing a poppet with magical properties requires some additional items:

 

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And finally, a Taglock Kit is used to link a poppet to a player or mob:

 

witch_taglock

 

These kits can be used on player beds as well, giving more chance to surprise other players (positively or negatively) with magic.  Poppets must either be in a player’s inventory or on a Poppet Shelf to have any effect.

 

Dream Catchers

 

Dream Catchers are the simplest mechanic in the mod.  They are created from a combination of an item frame, strings, feathers, potions and diamond vapors:

 

witch_dreamcatcher

 

This Dream Catcher in particular is called the Dream Weaver of Fleet Foot.  Players who sleep near this item will wake up with a speed boost.  The other Dream Catchers are as follows:

 

  • Iron Arm – faster digging/mining;

  • Fasting – slower hunger rate;

  • Intensity – increases the level of all Dream Catcher effects that are in range, but decreases their duration;

  • Nightmares – reverses the effect of any nearby Dream Catcher.  For example, Fasting will make the player hungry much more quickly.

 

It is theoretically possible to mix Fleet Foot, Iron Arm, Fasting and Intensity together to form one super buff for miners.

 

Circle Magic

 

Performing rituals via Circle Magic requires an altar and runes drawn in magic chalk:

 

witch_circle

 

The complexity of the ritual determines how many circles are needed.  The Witchcraft: Circle Magic book is needed to perform any rituals:

 

witch_book

 

This book also instructs players on how to perform each ritual, making it doubly valuable.  Players can also meet friendly Witch NPCs who will aid them in rituals to increase their strength.  Some examples of rituals are:

 

  • Summoning: call a familiar to your aid;

  • Broiling: cooks all food within the circle;

  • Forest: generates a forest from a sapling in the area.

 

Curses can also be performed, such as:

 

  • Corrupt Poppet: removes all positive poppets from a player;

  • Blight: extinguishes the life of all animals in the area, converts villagers to Zombies, and makes players sick;

  • Hell on Earth: summons mobs from the Nether.

 

Brewing

 

Brews are another simple aspect of Witchery.  They are created by using a kettle:

 

witch_kettle

 

Kettles must be filled with boiling water and several ingredients before the brew can be collected with a glass bottle.  Various items can also be equipped to increase the potency of brews.  Some possible results include:

 

  • Webs: creates a large patch of spider webs at the point of impact;

  • Depths: reverses the game’s water/air breathing logic temporarily;

  • Love: mate two animals without their respective breeding item;

  • Redstone Soup: regenerates life and can be used to create infusions.

 

Infusing

 

Finally, this process can either turn players into demi-gods or create unique magical items.  At this time, only four items are available:

 

  • Enchanted Broom – signed and donated by Harry Potter (rideable);

  • Mystic Branch – used to weave spells;

  • Crystal Ball – aids in clairvoyance and fortune telling;

  • Seer Stone – summons any friendly Witches found for a period of time to aid in combat, or to help with rituals.

 

There are four player infusions as well:

 

  • Light

  • Overworld

  • Otherwhere

  • Infernal

 

Each comes with complex powers; as an example, Light allows players to do the following:

 

  • Turn invisible;

  • Create magical barriers;

  • Create bridges;

  • Trap enemies in barriers;

  • Elevate mobs, players, or NPCs and trap them in the air.

 

The process to infuse a player is best explained on the Witchery wiki, which can be found here.  If you find this mod interesting, be sure to check the other pages as well for more in-depth information!

 

How to install Witchery 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 Witchery 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.

 

Every so often a mod of epic proportions makes an appearance in the community.  What other elements of witchcraft do you think would work well with this mod?  Let us know in the comments!

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