Topic category: Mod showcase and discussion
This is both the official topic for discussion and the documentation topic of the mod Pyromancy.
To get started, you need to find a Wizard Pigman House. You can find it in the Nether. In this structure, there is a Wizard Pigman generator.
Wizard Pigmen are neutral mobs that do ranged attacks. They can drop Rotten Flesh or a Fragment of Nether Pearl (they don't drop Gold Nuggets because it would be too OP).
You can put 4 Fragments of Nether Pearl in a crafting grid to make a Nether Pearl. You can use this Nether Pearl to make a lot of Pyromancy's stuff.
You can also use the Fragments of Nether Pearl to make a Pyromancer's Wand (it will be explained soon).
Pyromancy is mainly based on managing Red Mana, a magical resource that can activate some special blocks.
To make Red Mana you need an Obelisk. At the moment there are only two Obelisks:
- The Obelisk of Absorbtion. The Absobtion generates Red Mana if it is surrounded by Lava. However, it will turn Lava into Cobblestone after a few time. It is used to craft the other Obelisks.
- The Obelisk of Redstone Conversion. Recent discoveries stated that Redstone has some affinity with Red Mana. This Obelisk can turn Redstone into Red Mana. Simply put a Redstone Block on it and it will generate 9 Red Mana.
At the moment you can only use Red Mana for the Fiery Brewery, the Immobilizer, the Destroyer Block and the Farmer Block.
The Fiery Brewery is a block that consumes Red Mana for making Vials. To use it, you need to right-click it while holding a Pyrocream in the main hand and having an Empty Vial in the inventory. It will consume 2 Red Mana to work.
Here are the possible recipes:
- Pyrocream of the Dragon - > Vial of the Dragon - Makes some fire, makes you levitate and makes you resistant to fire damage for a bit. It can be useful when falling in lava or for fighting.
- Pyrocream of the Golem - > Vial of the Golem - Makes you slow, resistant and strong for a bit. It can be useful sometimes when fighting.
- Pyrocream of the Centaur - > Vial of the Centaur - Makes you faster, stronger and able to jump higher for a bit. It also causes some nausea though. It can be useful to quickly deal damage to enemies or to run away.
- Pyrocream of the Cyclop - > Vial of the Cyclop - Makes you resistant, hasty and blind for a bit. It can be useful when fighting.
Note: unlike Potions, Vials stack up to 16.
The Immobilizer is a block that consumes Red Mana to slow down mobs and players that collide it. The entities and the players that collide it will also do a little jump, so the Immobilizer won't consume 1 Red Mana per tick and you won't need to constantly fill it with large amounts of Red Mana.
The Destroyer Block is a block that consumes Red Mana to destroy blocks. It isn't very intuitive to use, but it will be overhauled when MCreator 1.8.3 will be released.
It works very similarly to Sensorcraft blocks: it destroys a block based on how much Ender Pearls and Nether Pearls does it store. It has a GUI (that will be removed in the next updates) where you can choose the coordinates of the block to destroy. An Ender Pearl increases by 1 the distance in the positive side, a Nether Pearl in the negative one. This means that, for example, if you put an Enderpearl in the Y slot, it will destroy the block on the Destroyer Block; if you put a Nether Pearl it will be destroy the block under the Destroyer Block instead. Multiple slots can be combined.
The Destroyer Block is like an Iron Pickaxe, so it can't destroy Obsidian, Obelisks and other Destroyer Blocks. It can't also destroy Bedrock, Command Blocks, Barriers, Structure Blocks, Piston heads, etc.
Everytime it destroys a block it consumes 3 Red Mana. It automatically detects if it's going to destroy air or blocks at y>255 or y<0 so it won't waste your Red Mana.
You can use a Pyromancer's Wand on it to see what block will it destroy (and also how much Red Mana does it store).
The Farmer Block is a block that consumes Red Mana to plant saplings. It works similarly to the Destroyer Block, using Enderpearls and Netherpearls, but it has an additional slot: the Sapling slot, where you put the saplings to plant.
It can only plant the saplings on grass or dirt. The coordinates you choose using Enderpearls and Netherpearls are the sapling's coordinates, not the dirt/grass' ones.
Everytime it plants a sapling, it consumes 1 Red Mana.
Now that you know how to create and consume Red Mana, I should tell you how to transport it. Well, actually, Red Mana is an item so just use hoppers. That means that you can also store it using chests.
Pyromancy's blocks are designed to not have a GUI. So you can't just right click a Pyromancy block to take some Red Mana, to deposit it or just to see how much Red Mana does it have. You can instead use a Pyromancer's Wand. When right-clicked on a Pyromancy block, it will tell you how much Red Mana does it have.