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|Source Mod||Thaumcraft 4|
|Affected by Gravity||No|
The Arcane Bore is a tier 3 machine from Thaumcraft. It is used to dig automatically. The Arcane Bore can only be placed on the Arcane Bore Base (top or bottom). Its direction can be changed with the right click of a Wand, and it needs a Wand Focus of Excavation and a Pickaxe to operate. It drains Vis from the local aura very rapidly. If the wand focus or pickaxe has an enchantment, the Arcane Bore will mimic it.
The Arcane Bore Base has an output hole in one side(N, E, S, W), which can be changed with a Wand by right clicking a different side. It is possible to attach a chest or pipe to it to collect anything the bore digs up.
The Arcane Bore can be started with a redstone signal(lever) on the Base. It will dig in a circular pattern, for a base width of 5 and a max of 64 blocks distance. The Arcane Bore is the "Quarry" of Thaumcraft.
Be warned that the local aura where Arcane Bore is used will be drained dry, and players will have to deal with Flux problems. Using Arcane Bores far away from the base/house is strongly advised.
Players can change the direction of the bore to fire towards with a click of their wand.
It is possible to put two Arcane Bores in a same Arcane Bore Base, one in top and one in bottom. They both need separate redstone signal and they can be put to mine in different directions.
From Wand Focus:
- Potency - Width +2 per level
- Treasure - Fortune +1 per level
- Efficiency - Speed +1 per level
- Silk Touch - Silk Touch
- Fortune - Does not stack with Wand Treasure, only the highest level is used.
- Pickaxe of the Core - Native Clusters
If the Arcane Bore causes Lava and Water to mix and create cobblestone, it will mine the cobblestone causing the water and lava to mix again, therefore rendering the Arcane Bore stuck in an unlimited cobblestone mining loop. It must be moved to fix this issue.