Beginner's Guide to Blood Magic

Discussion in 'Mod Discussion' started by Padfoote, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. CodaPDX

    CodaPDX Well-Known Member

    You can place the altars right next to each other so that they share two beacons and a row of runes, to cut down on the overall cost a bit. If you want to, you can even place the altars right next to each other so they almost completely overlap on two of their sides. As long as each altar sees runes and other blocks in the right locations, it will work just fine. Rituals work the same way.
     
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  2. Not_Steve

    Not_Steve Over-Achiever

    Under my witch altar I audio have some mfr spawners for some undead things like zombies and skeletons in top of graveyard soil from tinkers which allows them to stay alive longer and provide me with more lp
     
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  3. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    Ooh, that's clever. Never thought to put the graveyard soil under a Well of Suffering.
     
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  4. madnewmy

    madnewmy Well-Known Member

    What those graveyard soil does to the undead? Sounds great :D
     
  5. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    It heals them. By how much, I'm not sure.
     
  6. Not_Steve

    Not_Steve Over-Achiever

    About half a heart per second
     
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  7. madnewmy

    madnewmy Well-Known Member

    And well of suffering is one per second off my memory? If combined with ritual of regen, do they add up?? :3

    And anyone know a machine that could pull out a mob when it reaches a certain amount of life?
     
  8. CodaPDX

    CodaPDX Well-Known Member

    For those who are curious about why you might want to have rituals overlap, I present exhibit A, my Alchemical Array (half of it, at least).

    http://imgur.com/TFzI3t6
     
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  9. SawBlade

    SawBlade Well-Known Member

    You're a monster.
    I approve.
     
  10. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    I want it.
     
  11. keybounce

    keybounce Forum Addict

    Can someone explain what that picture is? It looks repetitive and expensive ...
     
  12. SawBlade

    SawBlade Well-Known Member

    That's the new alchemy ritual. It pulls needed ingredients from the side chests and puts the result in the output chest. He's doing ... alot ... of automated alchemy and sharing the ritual runes on the edges
     
  13. KillerRamer

    KillerRamer Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the guide. It's been extremely helpful for wrapping my head around the mod. Was working on a quest for our pack and was doing questlines for each magic mod. But Blood magic's been the one I haven't gotten past until now.... But today I sat down. scratched my chin after learning how to sacrifice.. and then I came up with this http://imgur.com/JTlxw8t,Pdb0osJ#0

    It's a wee bit silly but chickens are rather easily made passively. Ten chickens producing eggs, a lil bit of vanilla redstone to keep it pumping out chicks. Bada boom, bada bing, a source of blood that leaves you a bit more free to wander about.
     
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  14. YX33A

    YX33A Over-Achiever

    That's actually a smart, low tier way of doing this. The only catch is that they're all chicks when they hatch and you can't sacrifice baby creatures for some odd reason last I checked, but this is still a good idea.
     
  15. KillerRamer

    KillerRamer Well-Known Member

    Eh I know but waiting an hour or two for a bunch to spawn while you take care of other buisness is really handy. With the way I started out, I was going up a wall wishing I could do anything but sit at that altar periodically holding right click.

    So I thought about my favorite expendable mob.. The chicken. It's fully capable of producing mobs all on it's own. It's just a matter of time, but once you get enough in there, you can just pick them off to complete operations.
     
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  16. CodaPDX

    CodaPDX Well-Known Member

    It's also fairly trivial to set up a small mob spawner above your altar in a similar kind of setup (or set your altar up underneath one from a vanilla dungeon). Hostile mobs also give about 5 times more LP than an animal.
     
  17. KillerRamer

    KillerRamer Well-Known Member

    Eh Chickens are still more versatile. Mob spawners are more of a luck of the draw, and require players to be within 16 ish blocks around them. A fully grown animal is about half of what normal mobs are so it may take two animals to add up, but it's easier to let them accumulate. And even then this is aimed at early game when your orbs are a bit weaker. This is a little expensive for early game, but it pays more in the sense of time and allowing you to better manage it preparing and mining for ores and whatnot whilst chickens sit and collect. It isn't aimed at blood efficiency so much as ease of access and less sitting at an altar with regen.
     
  18. YX33A

    YX33A Over-Achiever

    Or a zombie villager creation system would suffice. I had one set up ages ago... wasn't perfect, as it turns out, villager zombification is only a 100% chance on hard mode.
     
  19. KillerRamer

    KillerRamer Well-Known Member

    That still takes a way of making or curing villagers. Which means potions and other crazy things. And it's also just not very reliable. I remember waiting an hour at a zombie spawner to accumulate three villager zombies to cure... Not fun...
     
  20. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    A simple villager breeding station could be made. Have the baby villagers drop out of the range of the "village", which then pretty much unlocks the spawn limit on them. Might get stupidly laggy, but it'll work.
     

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