Ex Nihilo (Skyblock Companion) Screenshots and Recipes


These are barrels. They come in all four wood flavors. You say that you can’t get all the different trees in Skyblock? Now you can! Alas, I’ll get to that in a moment. So back to the barrels…

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What good are they? So glad you asked.You can fill them with random stuff, like so:

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Give them a little time…

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TADA! Fresh squeezed, brand new, sparkly clean DIRT! Just right click to take it out of the barrel.

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What can be composted?

Oak Saplings

Oak Leaves

Spruce Saplings

Spruce Leaves

Birch Saplings

Birch Leaves

Jungle Saplings

Jungle Leaves

Rotten Flesh

Spider Eyes





Brown Mushrooms

Red Mushrooms




Baked Potatoes

Poison Potatoes



Pumpkin Pie


Melon Slices


Lily pads


Sugar Cane

Tall Grass

Nether Wart

Pork (raw and cooked)

Beef (raw and cooked)

Chicken (raw and cooked)


Fish (raw and cooked)

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Did you know that barrels fill in the rain?

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I wonder what happens when you mix this really fine dust with a full barrel of water…

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Is… is that clay? YES!Also, this is a thing. A very very dangerous thing. I don’t recommend it.

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At least until you make one of these…

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So water barrels have a strange relationship with Mycelium…

The extra moisture might cause mushrooms to spontaneously erupt from the ground.

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The spores that rise from the tainted soil have a strange effect on the water though…

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The resulting water is just brimming with dark powers. DO NOT DRINK! NOT KOOL-AID!

You can try mixing some sand with it though.

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If you should find yourself with some extra lava… (Honestly, who DOESN’T have gallons of the stuff sitting in cupboards, am I right?) Try adding just a pinch of redstone dust.

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It should quickly congeal into a dense mass. The product of this combination seems to have unique heat-producing properties…

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Alternatively, you could try adding some glowstone dust instead.

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This new stone is instantly cold to the touch. Very spooky. Tastes a bit like processed cheese.

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In a misguided attempt to create ice cream I stumbled on this recipe of dubious usefulness.

Simply mix some milk with a barrel of water.

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Give it some time to ripen…

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And scoop it out by the handful. It makes a great glue. Strangely enough, it tastes a bit like egg yolk. Not bad actually. Don’t let it sit too long, or it might get hungry…

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Next up, hammer time! (I dare you not to sing it in your head…)Hammers smash blocks into smaller pieces, like this cobblestone for example…

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Just beat it up a little bit aaaand, instant GRAVEL!

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Not good enough you say? Okay, give it another go!

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Behold, SAND! Surely, you can’t smash sand can you? YOU CAN!

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Dust? What can you do with dust?

More hammer stuff

Also, if you’re feeling adventurous (or just greedy) try smashing iron or gold ore with a hammer.

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Ok, now what can we do with these…?

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Try putting 4 of them together… You’ll probably have extra in your inventory, but thats a GOOD thing, because every once in a while you’ll have enough to get a free block!

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Then we can smelt the gravel…

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Want more free metal? You could always smash the gravel too. Each time you smash the ore down, you have another chance of having a little left over to add to your next ingot.

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Just remember, you can only smelt BLOCKS. The items have far too little metal content to smelt by themselves.

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Still not enough? Maybe a magical lucky hammer would help…

Crafting Recipes

So how do you make all this stuff?Like this:

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The crook has a lot of uses.Firstly, it is great for taking care of animals.

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A quick right click will pull the animal to you and away from those dangerous ledges. That should buy you enough time to repair a fence or fix a wall.

If an enemy does manage to spawn on your island, hitting it with a crook will do exactly zero damage. However, it will shove the enemy backwards. With some planning, you could arrange for them to be shoved into the void.

And finally, the improved reach allows you to better inspect leaves as you break them, making it twice as likely to get saplings (and apples) from leaf blocks as you break them.How do you get your hands on one?

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Most people don’t know this, but with a crook and enough patience you might find a tiny silkworm hiding in among the leaves…

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If you let it free on a nearby leaf, it will colonize the tree with renewed vigor, slowly spreading to nearby leaf blocks!

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Truly, these industrious little workers can perform miracles… They won’t leave any leaves uneaten!

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Be careful though, because once your wiggly friends finish with a tree, there won’t be enough living foliage left to replant any saplings.It does make a great source of string though! The closer to white the leaves are, the more silk you’ll get, so make sure you give them enough time to work!

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If you want to get more silkworms, try using your crook on the infested leaves! If you manage to accumulate a lot of the little guys and you get pretty desperate, they are pretty high in protein…

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Once you have your silkworm farm going, you might consider trying a Sieve.

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Just throw some stuff in there with a right click.It’ll accept dirt, gravel, sand, dust and soul sand.

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Right click a lot, or just right click and hold…

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In no time, out pops your reward. If you’re lucky… If not… You’ll just have to keep trying.

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Here’s how you make them.

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So what can you get out of them?

More items will be coming soon, but the current list is…

From dirt:

Stones (Always)

Wheat seeds (Common)

Grass seeds (Common)

Melon seeds (Uncommon)

Pumpkin seeds (Uncommon)

Sugarcane seeds (Uncommon)

Carrot seeds (Rare)

Potato seeds (Rare)

Oak seeds (Rare)

Spruce seeds (Very Rare)

Birch seeds (Very Rare)

From gravel:

Flint (Extremely Common)

Broken Iron Ore (Very Common)

Broken Gold Ore (Very Common)

Coal (Common)

Lapis Lazuli (Uncommon)

Diamond (Very Rare)

Emerald (Very Rare)

From sand:

Crushed Iron Ore (Very Common)

Crushed Gold Ore (Very Common)

Cocoa Beans (Uncommon)

Cactus seeds (Uncommon)

Jungle Tree seeds (Rare)

Ancient Spores (Very Rare)

From dust:

Pulverized Iron Ore (Very Common)

Pulverized Gold Ore (Very Common)

Bone Meal (Common)

Gunpowder (Common)

Blaze Powder (Uncommon)

Redstone Dust (Uncommon)

Glowstone Dust (Uncommon)

From soul sand:

Nether Quartz (Always)

Nether Wart (Uncommon)

Ghast Tears (Rare)


Crucibles use heat to melt things.

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They require a heat source directly beneath them to function.

Anything that burns can be set on fire. Netherrack is nice because it lasts forever. If you’re low on resources, a lit furnace could do the trick. Even a torch can work in a pinch. Keep in mind though, the lower the quality of the heat source, the longer it will take to melt things.

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Just right click to add something to melt…

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Then give it some time…

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To make one, combine some clay with bonemeal to make porcelain, and carefully sculpt the crucible.

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After that, you’ll need to fire it in a furnace to harden the porcelain.Ex Nihilo Mod


Grass Seeds:Use them on dirt to start growing grass.

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Ancient Spores:Use them on dirt to start growing mycelium.

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Cows seem to have a strange allergic reaction to these spores. Use at your own risk!

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If you are lucky with a sieve you might find seeds for (from left to right) oak trees, spruce trees, birch trees, jungle trees, sugar cane, cactus, potatoes or carrots.

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I wonder what happens if you use a hammer on smooth stone?Let’s give it a try.

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Stones? These fit perfectly in my hand. I’m suddenly overcome with the urge to throw them at EVERYTHING!

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Or perhaps I’ll just put them back together. Better safe than sorry.

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I also found some of these little things while sifting dirt. That might be useful to know if I should ever find myself without any lava handy…


  1. u mad much ?!! XDXDXDXD

  2. Thank you so much! I was trying to figure out how to get clay!

  3. hi awesome

  4. That’s awesome! Thank you!

  5. Awesome! Thank you!

  6. How do i configure a json file for the seeds of the plants in the plant mega pack? or from my own mod [wip] for that matter. I could use some plain/practical instructions.

    Thank you for your mod and your time.

  7. would love to have a server plugin for this

  8. I can’t craft porcelain clay 🙁

  9. This intruduction is really helpy when you dont know the crafting recipes!

  10. so good



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