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Frankenstein Pickaxes [Forge][1.7.10]

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shirtandtieler avatar shirtandtieler
Level 41 : Master Blob
[Preface: This mod gives new content without the learning curve. In other words, unlike other mods that add new items, all the recipes are intuitive and no extra memorization of recipes is required!]

While in the tallest tower of my personal castle (aka my 4th floor apartment), I created a beautiful monstrosity of a mod. I threw all of the major ores into a vat, put some electrodes on the sides, and casted some programming magic to create new life out of old parts.

With Frankenstein Pickaxes (or Frankenpicks for short), you can mix and match any combination of pickaxe related materials to make your own specialty pickaxe - which makes for a total of 120 different combinations! The number of uses, enchantability, and mining speed are calculated based on the average of the used materials and rounded up if there is a remainder. The harvest level and attack strength are based on the highest material.

To utilize this mod, simply have Forge installed and drop it into the "mods" folder within the minecraft folder.

Naming and description convention

If a pickaxe is made with 2 different materials (eg wood-wood-stone pickaxe), it is named "Bi-fused Pickaxe". For picks with 3 different materials (eg wood-stone-iron pickaxe), it is named "Tri-fused Pickaxe". Hovering over the pick will provide flavor text that inform you of the pickaxe's materials.

For some picks, there will be a description. "Mystical" indicates a high enchantability (within the top 30%, or >15 modifier), "Useful" indicates a pick that has a high number of uses (within the top 30%, or >600 uses), and "Efficient" indicates a quick mining speed (within the top 17%, or >8 modifier).

Protip: Pickaxes made out of iron, diamond, and gold are the only ones that fall under all 3 categories (making the description of them "Mystically and Efficiently Useful").

  • I find it annoying when I have one lone wooden plank left. The solution? Make a double iron-wood pickaxe to use up that one plank block in a productive way. Wood has the second highest enchantment modifier, so it'll make your iron pick have a higher chance of getting a good enchantment while not cutting down on the speed too much.
  • Use a double cobblestone-iron pickaxe to gain the ability to mine more rare ores and conserve your iron a bit
  • Use a double iron-gold to speed up your mining!
  • Use an iron-gold-diamond pickaxe to have a fast, well enchantable, and obsidian-mining pick using only 1 of each of the rarer materials.
  • Use a double iron-diamond pickaxe to increase the use of a normal iron pickaxe, decrease the amount of diamond you have to use on making 1 pickaxe, and gain the ability to mine obsidian with a mostly-iron pickaxe.
  • Use a gold-double diamond pickaxe or a double gold-diamond pickaxe to have a significantly larger amount of uses while being extremely enchantable.

I'm also considering a Frankenstein Swords and Frankenstein Armor mods. The "About" section of my profile also has additional information about future unreleated mods that I'm thinking about doing. If you're interested in me expanding the Frankenstein mod, drop a comment here. You can also feel free to PM me if you're interested in any of my mod ideas.
Having just one person interested will give me substantially more motivation to attempt it :)
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.7.10

1 Update Logs

Detail update : by shirtandtieler 08/28/2014 1:24:45 amAug 28th, 2014

Nothing to the mod is changed. I just edited the mod description.

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07/11/2015 10:18 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
goanna_678 avatar
could you please do more tools?
10/12/2014 9:20 am
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
nicolink avatar
Imagine this and Tinker's Construct. (o-O)
11/21/2014 5:00 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
Vortexy avatar
Do you want your game to have 123982149032748123740981273 possible pickaxes? Because thats how you get your game to have 123982139032740981273 possible pickaxes.
11/21/2014 8:58 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
nicolink avatar
09/24/2014 2:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Jonothan icebane
Jonothan icebane avatar
May i use this for my server?
10/01/2014 3:37 pm
Level 41 : Master Blob
shirtandtieler avatar
Of course! Have fun :)
09/22/2014 4:48 am
Level 26 : Expert Archer
MTsteel avatar
Can I use this in a mod pack for a survival map/world that I am making? I'll be sure to give you credit. Reply to my comment or PM me please. Sweet mod!
10/01/2014 3:38 pm
Level 41 : Master Blob
shirtandtieler avatar
Totally! Have fun (and thank you)
08/12/2014 10:11 pm
Level 28 : Expert Crafter
DotSplat avatar
Another modder with a very similar mod that was just released. You guys must be psychically connected.
08/17/2014 1:20 am
Level 41 : Master Blob
shirtandtieler avatar
That or he stole my idea!....though, that's probably not too likely, as it's a pretty simple idea. Although, he complicated it a lot more by not only adding in ores from other mods, but also by adding in fused ingots. 

Plus, I think mine has a cooler name :)
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