Magical Gems BETA Update 3/5! - TWO NEW SWORDS!

Published by fulimester on Sun, 05/16/2021 - 19:02
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Minecraft Forge mod
Latest supported Minecraft version
1.16.5

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Disclaimer: the Mod is still in BETA and I’m looking for a lot of feedback. Because of this, many items are most likely overpowered. If you tested the Mod and have any feedback on it, I would greatly appriciate if you shared it with me in the comments below. I’m trying to make the Mod as balanced as possible and my goal with it is NOT to make OP Items and Blocks, but a new, interesting and most importantly, balanced gameplay for players to enjoy.


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Magical Gems Mod


This Mod adds Gems to the game, which can be used to add special abilities to Netherite Tools, Netherite Swords and Netherite Armor in a Smithing Table – a specific type of Gem can only be equipped to one of these, depending on the type of the Gem. One tool/sword/piece of armor can only have one type of Gem equipped to it, a total of 3 times, making its special ability stronger and stronger every time.

Gems can be crafted using 9 Gem Shards of the same Gem type. You can get Gem Shards from Gem Geodes, that can be found in the Overworld, the Nether and the End as well. They are 2x as common as Diamonds and drop 2-5 random Gem Shards.

You can also craft Gem Blocks using 1 Gem of the same type surrounded by 4 Gem Shards, also of the same type. Gem Blocks have a similar ability as their Gem counterpart however, instead of being able to equip them to Items, their abilities activate when a player/mob steps on them – except for the Area Gem Block (see below in the List of All Features).

In this third BETA Version, 4 out of 6 Gems have a special ability, but all abilities will be added to all Gems and Gem Blocks before Version 1.0.

Now that you know all the basics of the Mod, let’s have a look at all current features in detail!


v0.688 Update


Website Changes


--Added links to Clips for some features

--Made a new Twitter Account for Sneak Peeks, notifications on when an Update drops and more! Go check it out!


Items


--Added ability for the Orange Gem

  • When equipped to a Netherite Sword, its Damage will increase with every level, but its Attack Speed will decrease as well
  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Sword and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Heavy Sword I and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Heavy Sword II and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 Damage increases are the following: 12, 17, 22 (Netherite Sword: 8)
  • The 3 Attack Speed decreases are the following: 1.07, 0.8, 0.64 (Netherite Sword: 1.6)
  • All Damage increases and Attack Speed decreases were adjusted mathematically

--Added Heavy Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)

--Added ability for Aqua Gem

  • When equipped to a Netherite Sword, it apply a Levitation effect to enemies, when they're hit however, they won't be hurt when they hit the ground
  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Sword and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Levitating Sword I and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Levitating Sword II and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The Levitation level of all Levitating Sword levels is 5
  • The 3 Duration increases are the following: 1.5s, 1.75s, 2s
  • The 3 Damage increases are the following: 6, 7, 8 (Netherite Sword: 8)

--Added Levitating Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)

--Renamed all Heavy Tools to Area Tools

--Reduced Efficiency for all Area Tools, from a 10% up to a 50% decrease

--Changed Dash Cooldown display from numbers to colored squares (it looks sick, believe me!)

--Renamed all Gem Shards/Gems to contain the name of their ability instead of their color


Blocks


--Added ability for the Orange Gem Block

  • When stepped on, an invisible bar will move up by 1, every second. When it reaches 10, 7 damage will be dealt to you and the bar resets. If you move off the block or leave the game, the bar will not reset or decrease (doesn't work on entities, only on players - yet!)

--Added ability for the Aqua Gem Block

  • When stepped on, you will get a Level 1, 5 second Levitation effect (works on all entities)

--(Nether/End) Gem Geodes now drop 2-5 random Gem Shards (previously: 2-4)

--Renamed all Gem Blocks to contain the name of their ability instead of their color

--Added recipes for Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gem Block


Advancements


--Added "Rock 'n Roll" Advancement

  • The Heavy Sword is slower, but hits much harder! Craft an Orange Gem using 9 Orange Gem Shards!

--Added "Sky Time" Advancement

  • Send your enemies to the skies with the Levitating Sword! Craft an Aqua Gem using 9 Aqua Gem Shards!

--Fixed "Gotta go fast!" Advancement not working


Other Changes


--Added new recipe groups:

  • magical_gems
  • magical_gem_blocks
  • heavy_pickaxe
  • heavy_shovel
  • heavy_axe
  • heavy_hoe
  • dash_armor
  • heavy_sword
  • levitating_sword

--Changed Icon of "Magical Gems Mod" Creative Tab

--Fixed wrong "Magical Gems Mod" Creative Tab name


List of All Features


Items


Blue/Purple/Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gem Shard

  • Dropped from Gem Geodes
  • 9 of it can be used to craft a Blue/Purple/Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gem

Blue Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Blue Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Pickaxes, -Shovels, -Axes and -Hoes in a Smithing Table
  • When equipped to one of these Tools, the Area they can break increases, but their efficiency decreases, both depending on the type of the Tool

Area Pickaxe (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Pickaxe and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Area Pickaxe I and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Area Pickaxe II and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 area increases for Pickaxes are the following (x,y,z): 3x1x3, 3x3x3, 5x3x5
  • For Area Pickaxes, the area - written down above - surrounds the broken block. For example, the first level of the Area Pickaxe also breaks 8 blocks around the broken block
  • Area Pickaxes can break any block that a normal Pickaxe can break

Area Shovel (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Shovel and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Area Shovel I and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Area Shovel II and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 area increases for Shovels are the following (x,y,z): 3x1x3, 3x3x3, 5x3x5
  • For Area Shovels, the area - written down above - surrounds the broken block. For example, the first level of the Area Shovel also breaks 8 blocks around the broken block
  • Area Shovels can break any block that a normal Shovel can break

Area Axe (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Axe and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Area Axe I and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Area Axe II and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 area increases for Axes are the following (x,y,z): 1x4x1, 1x7x1, 3x7x3
  • For Area Axes, instead of surrounding the broken block, the area – written down above – starts at the broken block, and then continues upwards. For example, the first level of the Area Axe also breaks 3 blocks above the broken block.
  • Area Axes can break any block that a normal Axe can break

Area Hoe (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Hoe and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Area Hoe I and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Area Hoe II and a Blue Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 area increases for Hoes are the following (x,y,z): 5x1x5, 9x1x9, 13x1x13
  • For Area Hoes, the area - written down above - surrounds the broken block. For example, the first level of the Area Pickaxe also breaks 8 blocks around the broken block
  • Area Hoes can break crops (such as Wheat, Sugar Cane and Sweet Berries) and not what a normal Hoe can break (such as Hay Bales, Leaves and Wart Blocks)
  • Besides this, Area Hoes can only break crops that are fully grown (true for Wheat, Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroots and Nether Wart); instead of breaking Sweet Berries, they harvest them; they break the second layer of Sugar Cane when a crop on the first layer was broken; and they can also break Cactuses and Chorus Plants (both on the bottom block)
  • The ability of Area Hoes can also be activated by right clicking on a Block, unlike other new Tools

Purple Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Purple Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Armor in a Smithing Table
  • When equipped to a Netherite Armor piece, you gain the ability to dash with the key "R" every 20 seconds. The lenght of the Dash depends on how many and what level Armor pieces you wear

Dash Helmet/Chestplate/Leggings/Boots (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Helmet/Chestplate/Leggings/Boots and a Purple Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Dash Helmet/Chestplate/Leggings/Boots I and a Purple Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Dash Helmet/Chestplate/Leggings/Boots II and a Purple Gem in a Smithing Table
  • When equipped, you gain the ability to dash with the key "R" every 20 seconds
  • Based on how many and what level Armor pieces you wear, the lenght of your Dash becomes longer and longer
  • There's a base lenght when you equip your first Armor piece, and then the lenght of your Dash becomes longer by the same number
  • Whith a full Level 3 Dash Armor, your Dash range is about 12 Blocks

Red Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Red Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Armor in a Smithing Table
  • Ability (Slownes) will be added in a future update

Aqua Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Aqua Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Swords in a Smithing Table
  • When equipped to a Netherite Sword, it apply a Levitation effect to enemies, when they're hit however, they won't be hurt when they hit the ground

Levitating Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Sword and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Levitating Sword I and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Levitating Sword II and an Aqua Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The Levitation level of all Levitating Sword levels is 5
  • The 3 Duration increases are the following: 1.5s, 1.75s, 2s
  • The 3 Damage increases are the following: 6, 7, 8 (Netherite Sword: 8)

Orange Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Orange Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Swords in a Smithing Table
  • When equipped, the Sword's Damage will increase with every level, but its Attack Speed will decrease as well

Heavy Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)

  • Level 1 can be crafted by combining a Netherite Sword and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 2 can be crafted by combining a Heavy Sword I and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • Level 3 can be crafted by combining a Heavy Sword II and an Orange Gem in a Smithing Table
  • The 3 Damage increases are the following: 12, 17, 22 (Netherite Sword: 8)
  • The 3 Attack Speed decreases are the following: 1.07, 0.8, 0.64 (Netherite Sword: 1.6)
  • All Damage increases and Attack Speed decreases were adjusted mathematically

Shadow Gem

  • Can be crafted using 9 Shadow Gem Shards
  • Can be equipped to Netherite Swords in a Smithing Table
  • Ability (Life Steal) will be added in a future update

Blocks


Gem Geodes

  • Naturally generates in the Overworld with 2x as much probability as Diamonds, below Y level 16
  • Drops 2-5 random Gem Shards when broken
  • Has a light level of 15

Nether Gem Geodes

  • Naturally generates in the Nether with as much probability as Diamonds in the Overworrld, below Y level 22
  • Drops 2-4 random Gem Shards when broken
  • Has a light level of 15

End Gem Geodes

  • Naturally generates in the End with 2x as much probability as Diamonds in the Overworrld, below Y level 30
  • Drops 2-4 random Gem Shards when broken
  • Has a light level of 15

Blue Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Blue Gem and 4 Blue Gem Shards
  • When activated with Redstone and then right clicked on, blocks start to break around the Blue Gem Block
  • First, a 3x3x3 area from the middle point of the Blue Gem Block gets broken and the Blue Gem Block disappears
  • Then, another 3x3x3 area gets broken, but in a random direction. A total of five 3x3x3 areas of blocks get broken in that direction, one every 10 seconds
  • This repeats for all 6 directions, which takes a total of 5 minutes
  • After all of this, the Blue Gem Block reappears and you can now repeat this same process elsewhere
  • Has a light level of 15

Purple Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Purple Gem and 4 Purple Gem Shards
  • When stepped on, you will move forward really fast for about 6 Blocks (doesn't work on entities, only on players - yet!)
  • You cannot jump on this Block to avoid some bugs (you can make fun traps with this though... hmmm...)
  • Has a light level of 15

Red Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Red Gem and 4 Red Gem Shards
  • Ability (Slowness) will be added in a future update
  • Has a light level of 15

Aqua Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Aqua Gem and 4 Aqua Gem Shards
  • When stepped on, you will get a Level 1, 5 second Levitation effect (works on all entities)
  • Has a light level of 15

Orange Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Orange Gem and 4 Orange Gem Shards
  • When stepped on, an invisible bar will move up by 1, every second. When it reaches 10, 7 damage will be dealt to you and the bar resets. If you move off the block or leave the game, the bar will not reset or decrease (doesn't work on entities, only on players - yet!)
  • Has a light level of 15

Shadow Gem Block

  • Can be crafted using 1 Shadow Gem and 4 Shadow Gem Shards
  • Ability (Life Steal) will be added in a future update
  • Doesn't emit light, unlike all the other Gem Blocks

Other


"Magical Gems" Advancement (Root)

  • Requirements: Get a Crafting Table

"Bigger Heart" Advancement

  • Break bigger areas of blocks with a bigger heart! Craft a Blue Gem using 9 Blue Gem Shards!

"Gotta go fast!" Advancement

  • Faster than a car! Dash using "R" after crafting a Purple Gem!

"Rock 'n Roll" Advancement

  • The Heavy Sword is slower, but hits much harder! Craft an Orange Gem using 9 Orange Gem Shards!

"Sky Time" Advancement

  • Send your enemies to the skies with the Levitating Sword! Craft an Aqua Gem using 9 Aqua Gem Shards!

"Magical Gems" Creative Tab

9 New Recipe Groups:

 

  • magical_gems
  • magical_gem_blocks
  • heavy_pickaxe
  • heavy_shovel
  • heavy_axe
  • heavy_hoe
  • dash_armor
  • heavy_sword
  • levitating_sword

Tons of New Recipes


That’s all for now! More features and many many balance changes will be added in the upcoming weeks, in the next BETA Versions! Besides feedback, I will also be looking at suggestions for new Gems, new abilities, new items and anything else! Also, follow the new "Magical Gems Mod" Twitter Account for Sneak Peeks, notifications on when a new Update drops and more!

Modification files
v0.688.jar - The latest BETA Update (1.16.5)541.12 KB
Changelog

Version 0.376 (05/17/21):

  • Added (Nether/End) Gem Shard Blocks
  • Added Blue/Purple/Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gem Shards
  • Added Blue/Purple/Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gems
  • Added Blue/Purple/Orange/Aqua/Red/Shadow Gem Blocks
  • Added Heavy Pickaxes (I-III)
  • Added Heavy Shovels (I-III)
  • Added Heavy Axes (I-III)
  • Added Heavy Hoes (I-III)
  • Added „Magical Gems” Advancement
  • Added „Bigger Heart” Advancement

Version 0.480 (05/23/21):
  • Added ability for the Purple Gem
  • Added Dash Helmet/Chestplate/Leggings/Boots (Lvl1-Lvl3)
  • Heavy Hoe ability can now be activated with right-click as well
  • Added ability for the Purple Gem Block
  • You cannot jump on the Purple Gem Block anymore to avoid some bugs (you can make fun traps with this though... hmmm...)
  • (Nether/End) Gem Shards renamed to (Nether/End) Gem Geodes
  • (Nether/End) Gem Geodes now drop 2-4 random Gem Shards (previously: 2)
  • Changed the recipe of all Gem Blocks to be 4 Shards sorrounding 1 Gem (previously: 8 Shards + 1 Gem)
  • Changed glow effect of (Nether/End) Gem Geodes and Gem Blocks to actual light (level 15)
  • Added "Gotta go fast!" advancement
  • Fixed incorrect "Magical Gems" Advancement name
  • Added sound when any item is upgraded with a Gem
  • Added sound when a Gem is crafted
  • Added sound when right clicked with a Gem in your hand
  • Removed in-game Item descriptions
  • Re-thought some future abilities

Version 0.688 (05/30/21):
  • Added ability for the Orange Gem
  • Added Heavy Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)
  • Added ability for Aqua Gem
  • Added Levitating Sword (Lvl1-Lvl3)
  • Renamed all Heavy Tools to Area Tools
  • Reduced Efficiency for all Area Tools, from a 10% up to a 50% decrease
  • Changed Dash Cooldown display from numbers to colored squares (it looks sick, believe me!)
  • Added ability for the Orange Gem Block
  • Added ability for the Aqua Gem Block
  • (Nether/End) Gem Geodes now drop 2-5 random Gem Shards (previously: 2-4)
  • Renamed all Gem Shards/Gems/Gem Blocks to contain the name of their ability instead of their color
  • Added recipes for Heavy/Levitating/Slowness/Shadow Gem Block
  • Added "Rock 'n Roll" Advancement
  • Added "Sky Time" Advancement
  • Fixed "Gotta go fast!" Advancement not working
  • Added 9 new recipe groups
  • Changed Icon of "Magical Gems Mod" Creative Tab
  • Fixed wrong "Magical Gems Mod" Creative Tab name

Pretty cool! I don't get why you get gem shards, and then you craft a gem, and a block is 1 8/9 of a gem. Just make the gems drop instead of shards and make the blocks 3x3 gems. Also recently I saw a lot of mods making use of the smithing table and it just gets boring, so make them craftable in a crafting table as well. The gems are the same shape, too. Some variety would be nice.

For new gems - add jade! Another idea is to make gem sockets, that when activated with some gem will give a special potion effect depending on the gem you use. So think of it like a portable beacon. Looking forward to this mod.

Hey! Thanks for your feedback, I really really appriciate it! First off, the reason why you only get 2 Gem Shards from 1 block instead of a Gem is that I wanted to make Gems rare. I want them to be sort of an end-game content - that's also why all of the Gem Shards (the ore variant [I seriously need to find a better name for this block]) can only be broken with a Netherite Pickaxe. I will probably make these Gem Shard Ores more common in the future / the next update (currently it's basically 2 Gem Shard Ores per 1 diamond ore, and since Gem Shard Ores drop 2 Gem Shards, its 1 diamond = 4 Gem Shards), but I have no plans to remove the Gem Shards.

Yeah, this one is a great suggestion. I don't want to delete them from the Smithing Table though, but I'll most likely make a recipe for the crafting table as well!

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Honestly, I personally like the textures of the gems this way. However, since I don't feel like I'm actually that good at making textures, if someone would volunteer to do this, I'd be glad to accept it.

Okay, Gem Sockets are a brilliant idea! My top priority before v1.0 is to add all abilities to all Gems and make their abilities as balanced as possible, but after that, Gem Sockets will be my next top priority! Furthermore, could you please elaborate on the Jade Gem and what it would do? (Sorry if this should be obvious, I'm not English, and even though I think I know a huge variety of words, there are still some that I don't know)

Nice mod and ideas!
I personnaly think that having the same but recolored texture for all gems is good, because thanks to it we know they have almost the same use. In fact, i really like every textures.
And i also agree with the "gem ore block" (whatever the name is) and the gem shards, to make them rarer. An alternate name would be something like "gem geode" (for the block)? because another "deposit" reminds too much of Netherite.

Hey! Thanks for all of your kind words, it feels awesome to see that you like my mod :) Gem Geode is an awesome name! I renamed Gem Ore Block or whatever I called them to simply Gem Ore, but Gem Geode is honestlya much cooler name! I'm gonna rename it to that now! This name change will be coming in the next update - probably in 1-2 days!

Also, since the next update is coming soon anyways, I might as well reveal the next new ability coming: "Dash"! More/all details about it will be available when the update comes out! (And yes I know "Dash" isn't included in all the abilities I've written down above, but I changed a few of the abilities so they have more use and more potential)