Please view the Getting Started Guide for Witchery before reading this guide.
Mutation is a very basic form of witchcraft, and if you have followed this guide properly, you have already performed at least one. Mutation allows players to transform plant materials into other plant materials, and can become more advanced when creating special plants or blocks. There are three items that can be used to perform mutations: Mutandis, Mutandis Extremis, and the Mutating Sprig. Mutandis and Mutandis Extremis are the basic items used in mutation, and as such are chaotic and used in basic recipes. The Mutating Sprig is used to perform the advanced mutations.
The Book of Herbs
- Main article: Witchcraft: Herbology
The Book of Herbs, or the Witchcraft: Herbology book, is an item that you may want to keep somewhere near to where you will be performing mutation. It is not required, but can be helpful in understanding the use of plants. This book will explain every single plant, and how to obtain them, from the Witchery mod. This book can be created with the following recipe:
- Main article: Mutandis
If you have been following this guide correctly, you should already have a bit of Mutandis, unless you have used it already. This item is chaotic in nature, and will transform the plant that it is used on into a random other plant. The plant that it is used on may be from vanilla Minecraft, as with the plant it may create. It can be used to create Belladonnas, Glint Weeds, Spanish Moss, Alder, Rowan, and finally the Hawthorn Sapling. Mutandis cannot mutate multi-stage plants like Cactus, Wheat, and Carrots. There is no technique to using this, you will simply need a lot of it and a bit of luck. It can be used in shapeless crafting to turn cooked meats into other cooked meats. It can be created with the following recipe:
- Main article: Mutandis Extremis
Mutandis Extremis is an upgraded version of the Mutandis. This item, like Mutandis, is chaotic in nature, and will transform the plant that it is used on into a random other plant. The plant it is used on may be from vanilla Minecraft, as with the plant it may create. It can be used to create almost every single plant from Witchery, and every single plant from vanilla Minecraft. The plants it can mutate also include multi-stage plants, like Cacti. Mutandis Extremis can be used to turn Grass Blocks into Mycelium Blocks, and underwater Dirt Blocks into Clay Blocks. It can be used in shapeless crafting to turn cooked meats into other cooked meats. It can be created with the following recipe:
- Main article: Mutating Sprig
The Mutating Sprig is a more advanced, simple, and limited version of Mutandis Extremis. It exhibits the properties of Grass and underwater Dirt, like Mutandis Extremis. It cannot be used on many plants, but is used in advanced mutation recipes. It is a tool, unlike the other items used in mutation. It has a durability of 16 uses. It can be created with the following recipe:
- Main article: Grassper
The Grassper is a plant from Witchery that is used in almost all advanced mutation recipes. It is used to hold a single item and display it as if it were on the ground. To create it, place a chest over a still block of water, and place a single tall grass block on each side of the chest. Then, use a Mutating Sprig on the chest. The chest will disappear, and the grass will turn into Grasspers.
- Main article: Critter Snare
The Critter Snare is a plant from Witchery that is used in many advanced mutation recipes. It is used to hold small creatures, like Silverfish, when they walk into it. Creatures can be released by sneak+using the snare block. Snares can be broken and replaced elsewhere with creatures still inside. To create Critter Snares, there must be a water source block with a cobweb on top of it, and four Alder Saplings, one on each side of the cobweb. Then, you must trap a Zombie inside of the cobweb. Finally, use the Mutating Sprig on the cobweb. The cobweb and zombie will disappear, and the saplings will turn into Critter Snares.
- Main article: Leech Chest
The Leech Chest is a device from Witchery that is used to collect blood samples, or taglocks, of the first four players to open it. Like the Trapped Chest, which it is made from, it will emit a positive redstone signal when opened. To create the Leech Chest, you must place a Trapped Chest with a vine facing each of the four sides. Below the vines must be a water source block. Lastly, use a Mutating Sprig on the chest, and it will transform.
- Main article: Blood Rose
The Blood Rose is a plant from Witchery that is used to collect blood samples, or taglocks, of any creature that walks over it. Taglocks can be extracted using a Taglock Kit, and can be used in Voodoo. To create four Blood Roses, you must first perform the mutation for the Leech Chest. Then, once you have a Leech Chest, place it over a still block of water. On each side of the chest place a rose. Finally, use the Mutating Sprig on the chest, and it will disappear. Each rose will be turned into a blood rose, which you can pick up by simply bashing. Blood Roses will be destroyed if harvested with anything besides a Boline.
- Main article: Wild Bramble
The Wild Bramble is a plant from Witchery that is used in harming any creature that walks over it. It works similar to a Cactus in the way it deals damage. To create it, place a cactus on a sand with water source blocks on each side. Then, place Spanish Moss above each water source block. Then, place Grasspers on the blocks directly diagonal to the cactus, and give two of them bone meal, and two of them blaze powder. Use a Mutating Sprig on the Cactus, and it will turn into a Wild Bramble.
- Main article: Ender Bramble
The Ender Bramble is a plant from Witchery that is used in harming any creature that walks over it. Unlike the Wild Bramble, instead of dealing damage, it will teleport creatures anywhere within 500m around it. To create it, place a sugar cane with water source blocks on each side. Then, place Spanish Moss above each water source block. Then, place Grasspers on the blocks directly diagonal to the sugar cane, and give each of them an Ender Pearl. Use a Mutating Sprig on the Sugar Cane, and it will turn into an Ender Bramble.
- Main article: Wormwood
The Wormwood is a plant from Witchery that is used in several Brazier conjuration recipes. To create it, wheat seeds must be planted in the center of a 3x3 block area. In the corners, dig a 1 block deep hole and put water in said hole. Then, put Wispy Cotton on all adjacent sides of the Wheat plant. Finally, use a Mutating Sprig on the Wheat, and it will transform into a Wormwood plant. The Wispy Cotton will disappear, though the water will not. Note that this requires a visit to the Spirit World.
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