Air Crystal (Thaumcraft 5)

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This page is about the Air Crystal added by Thaumcraft 5. For other uses, see Air Crystal.
Air Crystal

ModThaumcraft 5
TypeTransparent block

The Air Crystal is a glowing ore added by Thaumcraft 5. It is found in clusters of 1-64. When mined, it will drop 1-4 Air Shards (the number of shards it will drop is countable by looking at the block). Silk Touch is ineffective against the Air Crystal, and due to Minecraft 1.8's rendering issues, the block in the inventory is rendered as an item.

Air Crystals will grow from the Aura in the air. However, they cannot be farmed without the Crystal Farmer Research.

A cluster of Air Crystals near Coal and Copper.

Crystal Farmer Research

"Crystal Farmer" is a Research added by Thaumcraft 5. With it, Air Shards can be planted to make Air Crystals, and right-clicking a single shard on an Air Crystal with a Wand will remove just that one Air Shard.




Instability: Negligible

Thaumonomicon entry

Vis Crystals

On occasion there is so much primal energy in an aura that it will settle into rock from which vis infused crystals will grow. As long as they are fed vis they will continue to grow and even spread.
Once the aura dips low enough the energy once again dissipates out of the crystals, replenishing the aura and causing the crystals to crumble. In effect, they are natural, or in this case, supernatural vis batteries. They will never crumble away completely and at least a small remnant of the crystal will remain.
These crystals can be harvested for elemental shards that have many uses in Thaumaturgy.
You know of no way to only harvest some of the crystals. It is a matter of all or none.
You have made a couple of discoveries that have given you the ability to turn vis shards into 'plantable' vis crystals on stone.
What is more, you can now pluck a single shard from a crystal growth without having to break it - simply right click on it with your wand.