So, I did some testing, attempting to find the best way to get all Thaumcraft research. This is what I came across as the complete set of items you need for any and all Thaumcraft research (for real this time). I tried to go for cheap and as few items as possible. For instance, I don't use dirt or cobble, I use soul sand and furnace instead. Also I try to condense, while you would generally use iron, bread, or vis shards, I don't list any of them because they are redundant. The items are listed in order of how much you need relative too each other, most used items first, least used, last. Spoiler: List of Items Really, that's it. You need many of each item, but some more than others. Here's the basics of how it works. (List of Aspects) Flint: Instrumentum (you could also use stone tools) Feather: Aura, Volito Rubber (IC2): Imperito, Motus (Imperito also comes from levers, Motus also comes from boats) Leather: Corpus, Pannus, Tutamen, Bestia (Tutamen also comes from armor, Pannus also comes from wool, Corpus also comes from meat and eggs) Ender Pearls: Praecantatio, Vitreus, Alienis, (you could also use vis shards) Seeds: Herba, Permutatio (Permutatio also comes from eggs) Copper: Metallum, Victus (Metallum also comes from other metals, Victus also comes from food) Soul Sand: Animus, Vinculum and Solum (Solum also comes from dirt) Arrow: Telum (you could also use stone swords) Paper: Aqua, Cognitio Silverwood: Purus, (you could also use silverwood leaves, diamond or refined iron) Glow Stone: Lux and Visum (Lux also comes from torches, Visum also comes from carrots) Nikolite (RP): Machina and Potentia (you could also use redstone torches) Crafting Table: Fabrico Furnace: Fractus, Ignus, Saxum (Fractus also comes from cobble and saxum from all rock. Ignus also comes from coal) Bowl: Vacuos, Lignum Nether Wart: Mutatio Zombie Brain: Malum, Mortuus (Mortuus also comes from bones or rotten flesh) (only used once, and for knowledge fragment research) Note block: Sonus (only used twice) Spider Eye and Flower: Only for theory of everything (only used once) Snowball: Only for wand of frost (only used once) Chiseled Stone: Carus (you could also use gold or lapis) (only used once, and for knowledge fragment research) Spoiler: Tips Research is split into 3 tiers based on thaumic field/wand research (tier 1 ends at Wand of the Adept, tier 2 ends at Wand of the Thaumaturge). Teir 1 is dominated by the transmutation research, be prepared to go through lots of Metallum and Permutatio. All of the wands feature either Instrumentum or Telum, most of the the rest tier 2 research feature either Imperito, Motus or Permutatio Portable Hole is the only research requiring Alienis, meaning you can use vis shards instead for all other research.