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Arcane Bore

Research Notes[edit]

Arcane Bore
Mining evolved

Research Requirements
Machina
Perfodio
Instrumentum
Arcane Bore
Block Arcane Bore.png

Arcane Bore

Name Arcane Bore
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Thaumcraft 4
Arcane Bore firing. The items collected go to the chest. The lever is placed on the side of the Base.

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.

Requires the Portable Hole and Wand of Excavation research first, although the Thaumonomicon does not list it as such.

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.

Recipe[edit]

Arcane Wood Block

Iron Ingot

Arcane Wood Block

Iron Ingot

Dispenser

Iron Ingot

Arcane Wood Block

Iron Ingot

Arcane Wood Block

Arcane Bore Base

Wand_of_the_Apprentice
0 Vis
50 Vis

Gold Ingot

Arcane Wood Block

Gold Ingot

Piston

Portable Hole

Warded Jar

Gold Ingot

Arcane Wood Block

Gold Ingot

Arcane Bore

Wand_of_the_Adept
125 Vis
Potentia
32
Motus
16
Metallum
64
Machina
32
Vacuos
24
125 Vis


Enchantment Effects[edit]

From Wand Focus:

  • Potency - Width +2 per level
  • Treasure - Fortune +1 per level

From Pickaxe:

  • 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

Disclaimer[edit]

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.

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