Have you ever felt a little bit sad that sugarcane doesn’t have much of a use outside of cake-making or bookbinding? Are you running a sugarcane farm so efficient that your surplus sugar could drown a small elephant? Are you, like me, a sugarcane fanatic? If you answered “yes” or “maybe” to any of these questions, then this mod might be for you. The eventual goal of Reedcraft is to make sugarcane a useful early- to mid-game crop while keeping in touch with the vanilla texturing style and quirky magical theme of Minecraft. In its current state, Reedcraft adds two different weapon types (each with their own tier system), one alternative crafting recipe, and one food. Reedcraft adds 11 different items in total: 9 weapons, 1 food item, and 1 crafting item. Weapons will be first on the list of things we’ll talk about, being the most numerous of the items and the most fleshed-out. The two different kinds of weapon are spears and staves. Look at the spoilers below for information on each kind.
The spears in Reedcraft follow a similar tier system to that of vanilla Minecraft’s swords, with a steady progression through the various materials until you hit diamond. However, there is one small change– The wood tier has been replaced with flint, which actually does a good amount of damage but breaks quite easily.
Spears, with the exception of flint, have much higher durability than their sword counterparts, and are generally more enchantable. They are, however, quite annoying to craft. Better get out your bow and go hunting for slimes, because these spears require two leads per recipe.
The staves in Reedcraft are far more complex than the spears. They require a pre-crafted staff core, which cannot be used as a weapon, and each subsequent tier requires the previous tier to make. While the final tier of staff may not be so difficult to create in terms of the crafting recipe, you must proceed through all three other tiers to get it. However, this daunting task is quite worth it: in its final iteration, your staff will have a multitude of magical effects that augment its mediocre melee damage into a force to be reckoned with.
First Tier (Leather Bound):
- Attack damage of a wooden sword, with better durability and enchantability.
- Nice, smooth grip. Unfortunately, it’s not a real tactile experience.
Second Tier (Herb Stuffed, Polished):
- The mystical herbs slathered on it and stuffed into it will wither your enemies away.
- Enemies will slow in pace as the nauseating effect of the poison starts to sink in.
- The staff texture is really shiny now.
Third Tier (Gold-Bossed):
- All the effects of the previous tier.
- Increased attack damage (equivalent to that of an iron sword).
- Pre-enchanted with Fire Aspect I and Smite IV.
There’s one food item, the Herbal Mush, which is used to craft the second tier of staff. It heals only a tiny amount of hunger and inflicts all the effects that you would get from being hit by a tier 2 staff, but it is technically edible. You’d have to be absolutely crazy to eat it, though. It occasionally makes whimpering noises, and is crafted like this:
How to install:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Download the mod.
- Go to %appdata%.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- Enjoy the mod.