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This page is about the Arcane Worktable added by Thaumcraft 4. For other uses, see Arcane Worktable.
Arcane Worktable

ModThaumcraft 4
TypeSolid block
TC4 Aspects


The Arcane Worktable is a block added by Thaumcraft 4 that works much like a Crafting Table. It is created when right-clicking a Table with a Wand. It is capable of any and all recipes of a Crafting Table, although it will hold its items in its GUI when the player leaves the interface.

Unlike a Crafting Table however, the Arcane Worktable has another slot for a Wand which the player will find upon creation of the Worktable that the used wand will have placed itself in. This is because of recipes unique to Thaumcraft 4 that require the usage of Vis collected by a wand to create magical items.

Example of an Arcane Workbench Recipe (Enchanted Fabric):

As seen with the example, recipes will require a number of Vis from some or all primal aspects that the Wand can collect. In the provided example, the recipe requires 1 unit of each primal aspect to create which will be drawn from the wand present in the Worktable's wand slot.

Vis Discounts from Robes and Wand Caps will be counted in the Worktable when the recipe is ready to be crafted.

Thaumonomicon entry

To create an Arcane Worktable simply right-click with a wand on a table you have placed in the world. The Arcane Worktable serves the same purpose as a normal crafting table, with a few key exceptions.
Apart from normal crafting recipes, it can also craft some of the items unique to Thaumaturgy. To do that you need to place a wand in the top-right slot. This will allow you to craft items that require vis by drawing the energy directly from the wand.
The vis required to craft an item will be shown in the six circular symbols surrounding the crafting grid.

Vis Charging Relay

The Arcane Worktable can be upgraded with a Vis Charge Relay, which will draw centivis from the vis network to recharge wands placed in the table.