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Do you want to know how to get started with RaolCraft Omega? Well, then this is the right place!
This page is a getting started guide of RaolCraft Omega. If you want to discuss about the mod, go here instead: https://mcreator.net/forum/40223/new-mods
Warning: this guide is very WIP and a lot of info is missing, so please wait a bit until it gets completed and reformatted.
This guide won't tell you the recipes (it will tell you just some). I recommended using Just Enough Items for a better understanding of recipes.
While playing RaolCraft Omega you can find a lot of new ores. The first ores you should harvest are Lead, Copper, Tin and Zinc because they are used to make the Pulverizer and the Dust Smelter, two machines that I will explain soon. The one you'll need the most will be Lead, so be sure to harvest a lot of it.
Make the Pulverizer first. The Pulverizer is a machine used to pulverize stuff: it can turn wheat into flour, stone into cobblestone, cobblestone into gravel, gravel into flint... To use it just put the item to pulverize in its input slot.
The main feature of the Pulverizer is to turn Ingots into Dusts. Why making dusts? If you are familiar with tech mods such as Thermal Expansion, dusts can be combined to make alloys. The first dust you need is the Zinc Dust, since it's used for making the Dust Smelter.
The Dust Smelter (also called "depulverizer" or "depulverizing smelter") is the opposite of the Pulverizer, it turns dusts into ingots (it won't turn flour into wheat, flint into gravel, gravel into cobblestone and cobblestone into stone, however. It only turn dusts into ingots).
You can start making some alloys: simply pulverize some ingots, combine them in a crafting grid and then depulverize them.
At the moment you can make these alloys:
- Bronze (1 copper dust + 1 tin dust): it's mainly used for decoration stuff, like the Pathmaker, but can also be used for making Bronze Tools, that are better than stone but worse than iron;
- Steel (3 iron dusts + 1 coal): it has only a few uses currently: it can be used for making a better flint and steel and for the very-expensive Defense-Block;
- Cast Iron (1 iron dust + 1 coal): it can be used for a few things, the most important one being the Essence Pot;
- Brass (1 copper dust + 1 zinc dust): it isn't very useful currently, so mining a lot of Zinc isn't recommended, however it will have more uses in the next updates.
Remember when I said that the Pulverizer also turns Stone into Cobblestone (this isn't very useful), Cobblestone into Gravel and Gravel into Flint?
Well, if you have a lot of cobblestone (and you probably have), you can quickly turn that cobblestone into flint to make a lot of stacks of arrows!
This will require a lot of feathers, though, but that won't be a problem if you have a chicken farm (especially if you are using a mod that makes Chicken randomly drop feathers like Quark). (Obviously this will require sticks too, but, I mean, sticks aren't the rarest item ever.)
The Pulverizer can also be used to make Flour, that can be then smelt to make Bread or, if you have some Tomatoes, it can be used to make a Pizza! Pizza is a very good food but can has a stack limit of 16.
If you haven't had a diamond armor yet, you can craft a Lead Armor, which is a cheaper and less powerful version of the diamond armor. It provides more resistance than an Iron Armor but it's less durable.
If you want to know your coordinates without having to use F3, you can craft some coordinates indicators! They are crafted just like clocks or compasses, but by using copper, tin and bronze instead of iron and gold.
If you want to easily store your food, you can craft some Tin Cans. Just craft a Tin can, surround it by 7 food blocks and a food item and you'll get a Tin Can filled with food! Just right-click it to get the food back. Tin cans store exactly a stack of food. At the moment they can only store potatoes, carrots and tomatoes.
With a PathMaker you can make unlimited grasspath without consuming shovels. It can also be upgraded later.
Before going on the next chapter, let's explain what are Wands.
Wands are tools that help players in a lot of ways - covering them with stone, making them stronger, etc. Most Wands consume Mana when used.
The Basic Wand is used for crafting all the other Wands, and can be crafted by surrounding a Cave Root with Amber. The Cave Root can only be found when mining in the surface, the Amber is very common but can be found in very little groups.
Here is a list of all the wands added in RaolCraft Omega:
- The Basic Wand: it's the only one that doesn't consume Mana when used. It has only a few uses: activating Gravestones and teleporting to Ender Pearl Blocks. It's required for crafting all the other Wands.
- The Charging Wand: it consumes Mana for charging Gravestones, activating Water Reactors and Lava Fishing Pools.
- The Water Wand: it consumes Mana for making some water. It can also be used to summon the Water Spirit King.
- The Lavic Wand: it consumes Mana for making some lava. It can also be used to summon the Fire Spirit King.
- The Spectral Wand: it consumes Mana for making you invisible, hungry and fast like a ghost. It can also be used to summon the Spectral Emperor.
- The Earth Wand: it consumes Mana for making a protective stone cover around you.
- The Frozen Wand: at the moment it does nothing, it is just used to summon the Ice Ghost.
- The Flora Wand: it consumes Mana for making a Fire Flytrap, a plant that damages all the players and mobs that collide it and disappears after a while.
- The Sky Wand: it consumes Mana for making you levitate for a bit. You can't craft it currently.
- The Poisonous Wand: it poisons you for a bit but also makes you stronger.
- The Ghostly Wand, a ranged Wand that can be used to make little damage to enemies or to make a Soul Orb, a block that slows down players or mobs that collide it and does a little explosion after a few time. Like most Wands, it consumes Mana.
Wands consume Mana. You can find Mana in some structures, you can craft it (glowstone dust + lapis lazuli + silver dust) or you can craft a Mana Generator.
The Mana Generator is a block that generates Mana from nothing. It generates Mana at an extremely slow speed, so I recommend making a lot of them.
If you open the Mana Generator's GUI, you can see it has 2 slots: the first slot is where Mana is generated (and since it can hold only 64 Mana I recommend placing an hopper and a chest under the Mana Generator) and the second slot is the Augment Slot. If you place a Mana Crystal in this slot, it will speed up the Mana Generator (and the Mana Generator won't be consumed); however, for obtaining a Mana Crystal you need to defeat the boss of the Ice Dimension, so now let's just go to the next chapter.
The Water Dephts
Your next step is the dimension "Water Depths" (but friends call it "water dimension").
The gem connected to this dimension is the Sapphire, so mine it when you find it.
If you haven't defeated the Enderdragon yet, you won't be able to go to the Water Dimension, because you'll need some Chorus Fruit for crafting.
For making the portal to this dimension, you'll need some Water Bricks, that can be crafted with some Prismarine Bricks (so you'll need to go to the Ocean Monument to find some if you haven't yet) and a lot of Water Essences.
So, how do you get these Water Essences? Put 7 Cast Iron Ingots in a Cauldron-like shape and you have an Essence Pot!
Now craft about 14 (or 10,depending if you want to make the corners of the portal too) Sprout Amber (surround Amber with 8 Chorus Fruit), place your Essence Pot and right-click it with a Sprout Amber in your hand!
The Sprout Amber will be consumed and your Essence Pot will be filled with a green liquid. Now right-click the Essence Pot with a Water Bucket and you'll get 8 Water Essences! (The water in the bucket will be consumed and the liquid in the Essence Pot too).
Repeat the process until you have 112 (or 80, again, depending if you want to make the corners of the portal too) Water Essences. Believe me, they aren't too many (you just need a lot of Chorus Fruits).
Now that you have all these Water Essences and you built the portal, you need an igniter for opening it. The igniter is the Water Scepter (see the recipe in JEI). Now right-click the portal with the igniter and go into it.
You'll find yourself in a dimension filled with water, Hydrostone and Water Ore. Make sure you have a diamond pickaxe, or you won't be able to mine Water Ore. Water Ore can then be smelt to make Water Ingots.
In this dimension you can also find some mobs:
- The Water Spirit, an hostile melee fighter that uses a Spectral Sword. Drops Spectral Dust and, rarely, Sapphires. It is immune to fall damage;
- The Water Archer Spirit, a Water Spirit that learnt how to use a Spectral Bow. Drops Spectral Dust, Arrows and, rarely, Sapphires;
- The Coralmite, an hostile mob that spawns in large groups;
- The Coral Spider, an hostile spider that does ranged attacks. When killed can make a Coral Spider's Cobweb and can spawn a Coralmite. Drops Coral Spider' Silk, a material that can be used to make a Coral Bow.
- The Guardian
- The Enderman
In this dimension you can also find Royal Coral reefs.
When you have a few Water Ingots, make some Pure Water Essence and a Water Wand. You can use the Water Wand for making water without having to take a bucket, but it's also used to summon the Water Spirit King.
But how to summon the Water Spirit King?
Craft a Gravestone. A Gravestone is a block used for summoning Zombies: right-click it with a Basic Wand in hand and you will summon one.
But it isn't its main use: if you right-click it with a Charging Wand in your hand, it will turn itself into a Charged Gravestone. Right-click this Charged Gravestone with the Water Wand in your hand and you will finally summon the Water Spirit King, the boss of this dimension.
I recommend summoning the Water Spirit King in a place far from your house. He can destroy blocks in his path and summon a few aquatic mobs and also some weak explosive clones, so be prepared. It won't be too hard, though.
By killing the Water Spirit King, you'll get a few items:
- The Spectral Sapphire, an item used in some water-related crafting. It won't be consumed when used for crafting;
- A Fragment of Totem of Water Breathing that can be used to craft the Totem of Water Breathing, a rare item that applies Water Breathing to the player when held in hand. You need 9 fragments for making a totem, that means that you need to fight the Water Spirit King 9 times. Making the totem is optional, so, if you want, you can just directly go to the Magma Forest;
- The Water Spirit King's Crown, an aeshetic item that can be equipped;
- Some Royal Souls. They will be used for some crafting recipes.
If you want, you can make a Water Reactor. It's a multiblock structure that when right-clicked with a Charging Wand in the hand, gives you 32 sponges and summons some Guardians. If you want to know how to build the Water Reactor, go here: https://preview.ibb.co/cYy83c/Water_Reactor_How_To.png
What will you do with all these sponges? You can craft some Clear Glass, which is like a chiseled version of the glass.
The Magma Forest
Now let's go to the next dimension, the Magma Forest (also known as the Fire/Lavic Dimension). Do you remember the Essence Pot? Fill it with a Sprout Amber again, but now right-click it with a lava bucket in your hand instead of a water bucket. You will get 8 Fire Essences.
Now use them to make a portal of Fire Bricks. Right-click the portal with a Lavic Scepter and you can finally go to the Magma Forest.
In the Magma Forest, you can find Hot Netherrack, Lavic Ore, Firestone (a block that you can't mine yet) and a few mobs:
- The Fire Spirit, a mob like the Water Spirit that drops Rubies instead of Sapphires;
- The Fire Archer Spirit, I think you guessed what does it do;
- The Magmazombie, a variant of Zombie that spawns in the Magma Forest;
- The Enderman
You can also find some Fiery Trees (the log is Umbrawood and the leaves are Fiery Leaves).
Now that you are in the Magma Forest you should start breaking a few Hot Netherrack (the main block spawned in this dimension).
Hot Netherrack is used for a few things (including some decorative blocks) and one of these is the Infernal Furnace.
The Infernal Furnace is a block that "smelts" stuff that is already at an high temperature (you can say it "awakens the true fire power of lavic items"). At the moment the Infernal Furnace can only "smelt" an item (previously it was used to smelt Heatfish too): Lavic Ore.
The Infernal Furnace consumes 1 Hot Coal per item smelt (For crafting Hot Coal surround Coal with Hot Netherrack).
Mine some Lavic Ore and smelt it using your Infernal Furnace. Now you have Lavic Ingots.
I recommend to make some Lavic stuff (especially the Lavic Sword, because another boss awaits you), since it's more powerful than Diamond and Lavic Ore is more common.
Now, make some Pure Lavic Essence and a Lavic Wand.
If you want, you can also place a Hot Brick, place Hot Netherrack on it, horizontally surround the Hot Netherrack with Hot Bricks and right-click it with a Charging Wand in hand: this way you will turn that block into a Lava Fishing Pool, where you can fish with an Obsidian Fishing Rod.
By fishing into lava pools, you can get Rotten Fish and Heatfish. If you try to eat Heatfish, it will damage you. You will be able to make it edible when you will go in the Eternal Frost dimension.
Note: while lava-fishing, your Obsidian Fishing Rod may randomly istantly break and/or the Lava Pool may turn into lava. Also, breaking one of the 5 Hot Bricks surrounding the Lava Fishing Pool will break the Lava Fishing Pool itself.
When you are ready, right-click with the Lavic Wand in hand a Charged Gravestone and fight the Fire Spirit King.
The Fire Spirit King can be pretty hard to deal with if you leave him alone for a bit. That's because he constantly summons monsters (Fire Spirits, Fire Archer Spirits and occasionally Creepers). He also has a lot of life, so good luck.
When killing the Fire Spirit King he will drop some rewards:
- The Spectral Ruby: just like the Spectral Sapphire is used for water-related things, the Spectral Ruby is used for fire-related things. It also stays in the crafting grid after using it;
- A Fragment of Totem of Fire Resistance that can be used to make a Totem of Fire Resistance, that (as you can guess by its name) gives you Fire Resistance when held in hand;
- The Fire Spirit King's Crown, an item that can be equipped and is purely aestethic;
- A few Royal Souls.
The Crystallized Spirits Ruins
Now that you defeated the Water and Fire Spirit Kings, it's time to fight the prime spirit: the Spectral Emperor.
To fight him, you have to go to the "Cristallized Spirits Ruins" a dimension that is also known as the Spectral Dimension.
Make a portal of Spectral Bricks and right-click it with the Scepter of the Crystallized Spirits Ruins and go in the portal.
This dimension in mainly made of Spectral Stone, Magical Crystal Ore and Ghoststone (you can't mine yet Ghoststone because it has an harvest level of 4).
In this dimension there also are some mobs (some of them only spawn in dungeons and structures):
- The Royal Spirit, a stronger Spirit;
- The Defender Spirit, a Spirit with a shield;
- The Wizard Spirit, a Spirit that does ranged attacks;
- The Spectral Beast, a little blue monster;
- The Spirit
- The Ghast
- The Enderman
You can mine Magical Crystal Ore to get a Magical Crystal. Magical Crystals are very useful items: you can use them for making a lot of decorative blocks, a few stuff and the Spectral Wand.
The Spectral Wand is an item that consumed the Mana to make you fast at moving and at mining, invisible and hungry like a ghost. It will also provide some nausea.
You can also use the Spectral Wand on a Charged Gravestone to summon the Spectral Emperor.
The Spectral Emperor is a lot stronger than the Fire and Water Spirit Kings. When summoned, he is blue and will explode after a few seconds. The explosion will be huge. Then he will gain a Shield and some Elytras.
While fighting him, he will occasionally summon Ghast, Spirits and Vexes. It does ranged attacks and has a lot of life, so be prepared!
When killing the Spectral Emperor, he will drop:
- The Spectral Amethyst, an item that can be used for a few things and stays in the crafting grid when used;
- A Fragment of Totem of Invisibility. Combine 9 Fragments and you will get a totem that will grant you invisibility when held in hand (obviously);
- The Spectral Emperor's Crown, that, like the other crowns, is just decorative;
- A few Royal Souls.
While fighting the Spectral Emperor, he can also drop some Spectral Eyes, that can be used to make a Ghostly Wand or a Basic Wand with crazy knockback.
The Ghostly Wand is a ranged item that consumes Mana. It does little damage to mobs/players, but it can make a Soul Orb (also called Soul Trap) that slows down players and mobs that collide it and explodes after a while. The explosion is very little.
If you want, you can make an Advanced Brewing Stand, a block that can be used to make some advanced potions.
To use it, fuel it with Spectral Powder. Then put an empty bottle in the potion slot and and ingredient in the ingredient slot. This way you can make a basic potion that can be used to make the proper potions.
You can use 3 ingredients to make 3 different potions: Amber, Magical Crystal and Mana. Each one of these will give you a different potion, but only one of them is the right one, the others are useless (I won't tell you what is the right one, you'll need to discover it by yourself ~ and, to be honest, I don't even remember XD).
At the moment you can make these potions (remember to fuel the Advanced Brewing Stand with Spectral Powder and to use the right base potion):
Frog Leg - > Potion of Saturation
Glowshroom - > Potion of Glowing
Soul Soil Dust - > Potion of Resistance
To find the Frog Leg you'll need to kill some Frogs, that can be found on rivers and swamps (The fact that you need Frogs to make a Potion of Saturation makes sense because in real life Frogs can stay a lot of time without eating. It doesn't make much sense that you need the leg of a frog for making a potion that makes you invulnerable to hunger but I will fix that in an update).
To find the Glowshroom you'll need to go to the Glowshroom Forest, that is a rare biome. Keep in mind that unlike the Mushroom Island, monsters do spawn here! I will describe (maybe) "bonus" features such as the Glowshroom Forest in a separate topic or in some bonus chapters.
To find the Soul Soil Dust you'll need to go to the Soil Soil Dimension. Luckily for you, this is the next dimension!
There is a special weapon hidden in a maze in the Spectral Dimension. It is the Slowing Stick, an item that slows down any mob or player hit with it. Explore all the structures in the Spectral Dimension until you find it :).