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List of Aspects

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The List of Aspects shows all the aspects currently available in Thaumcraft 4 as well as items that contain them. The list will contain doubles of items since one item may have multiple aspects. There are 50 different aspects overall. (51 with Magic Bees, which adds Tempus)

Note that there is an Ethereal Essence for each aspect, which contains two of that aspect as well as two Auram. There is also a Mana Bean for each aspect, which can be eaten for a chance to gain a research point in that aspect, or distilled for one unit of that Essentia.

Items crafted using a normal vanilla recipe will contain the sum of the aspects of their ingredients. Nodes contain aspects as well.

Thaumonomicon Entry[edit]

Every item, object or creature is bound by varying mystical elements known as aspects. Aspects describe the object's makeup and bent towards the magical elements. A simple stone may possess the aspect of Saxum while more complex items like trees or even creatures can be made up of various different aspects in varying amounts. There are close to 50 known aspects with more being discovered all the time.


There are two main types of aspects: Primal and Compound.

Primal Aspects are the most basic types of aspects and there are only 6 of them: Aer (air), Terra (earth), Ignis (fire), Aqua (Water), Ordo (order), Perditio (entropy).

These form the basic building blocks of all other aspects.

Compound Aspects are built from two other aspects. The simplest compound aspects are made from two primal aspects, but it is possible to have incredibly complex compound aspects made from successive layers of simpler aspects.

An example of the simplest kind of compound aspect is the aspect of Victus (life), which is a combination of Terra and Aqua.

To view what aspects an item possesses, simply hover your cursor over the item and press sneak (shift), and you will see what aspects that item has and what amounts of each. You will first need to study the item however; until then the aspects will remain unknown.


Aspects that have somehow been separated from their object and purified is known as Vis and is very valuable: both as a crafting ingredient and as a subject for magical research.

Vis is most often bound into wands, but it is also possible to store it as a magical liquid. Vis stored as a liquid is known as Essentia.

Tier 0 (Primal aspects)[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Found in
Aer
Aer
Air
Sugar, Sugarcane, Tall Grass, Air Shard, Feather, Chicken, Fern
Aqua
Aqua
Water
Sugar, Sugarcane, Cactus, Lilypad, Fish, Clay, Water Bucket, Water Shard, Iron Tank Wall/Gauge/Valve
Ignis
Ignis
Fire
Coal, Blaze Rod, Cinderpearl, Obsidian, Netherrack, Brick, Coal Dust, Fire Shard, Lava Bucket, Gunpowder, Furnace
Ordo
Ordo
Order
Lead Ingot, Lead Block, Steel Ingot, Steel Block, Crucible, Order Shard, Smooth Sandstone, Quarried Block, Silverwood Logs, Division Sigil, Hoe of Growth
Perditio
Perditio
Entropy
Cobblestone, Sandstone, Sand, Cactus, Dead Bush, Most kinds of Dusts, Entropy Shard
Terra
Terra
Earth
Dirt, Grass, Sand, Earth Shard, Gravel, Clay, Apatite ore, Roots, Cows, Hardened Sand, Donkey, Horse, Mud

Tier 1[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Gelum
Gelum
Ice
Aqua
+
Ordo
Snow, Ice, Snowball
Lux
Lux
Light
Aer
+
Ignis
Glowstone, Glowstonedust, Torch, Quarried Stone
Motus
Motus
Movement
Aer
+
Ordo
Aer
+
Aqua
(As of 4.1.0g)
Door, Rubber Bar, Rubber, Trapdoor, Piston, Sticky Piston
Potentia
Potentia
Power
Ordo
+
Ignis
Coal Dust, Coal, Redstone, Nether Quartz
Saxum
Saxum
Stone
Terra
+
Terra
Stone, Cobblestone, Sandstone, Smooth Sandstone, Chsiseled Sandstone, Sandstone Slab, TConstruct Sandstone Bricks
Tempestas
Tempestas
Storm
Aer
+
Aqua
Aer
+
Motus
(As of 4.1.0f)
Aer
+
Gelum
(As of 4.1.0g)
Cloud
Vacuos
Vacuos
Void
Aer
+
Perditio
Chest, Void, Iron Tank Wall/Valve/Gauge, Bowl
Victus
Victus
Life
Aqua
+
Terra
Rose, Flower, Egg, Fish, Pork, Raw Beef, Raw Porkchop, Fibrous Taint

Tier 2[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Bestia
Bestia
Animal, Beast
Motus
+
Victus
Leather, Raw Beef, String, Egg, Raw Pork, Raw Chicken, Chicken (mob), Cow (mob), Pig (mob)
Fames
Fames
Hunger
Victus
+
Vacuos
Apple, Wheat, Bread, Bucket of Milk, Potato, Cooked Potato, Carrot, Cooked Chicken, Steak
Granum
Granum
Seed
Victus
+
Terra
Victus
+
Ordo
(As of 4.1.0g)
Seeds, Saplings, Egg
Iter
Iter
Journey
Motus
+
Terra
Boat, Ender Pearl (4), Fence Gate, Minecart, Saddle
Limus
Limus
Slime
Victus
+
Aqua
Slimeball, Raw Rubber, Tainted Goo
Metalum
Metallum
Metal
Saxum
+
Ordo
Almost every Ingot and metal Ore, Iron Tank Wall/Gauge/Valve,
Mortuus
Mortuus
Death
Victus
+
Perditio
Bone, Zombie Brain, Rotten Flesh, Potion of Harming
Permutatio
Permutatio
Exchange
Motus
+
Aqua
Transformation Powder, Copper Ingot, Shimmerleaf, Hopper, Quicksilver
Praecantatio
Praecantatio
Magic
Vacuos
+
Potentia
Cinderpearl, Crucible, Transformation Powder, Shards, Greatwood and Silverwood Logs, Mossy Cobblestone, Nether Wart, Blaze Rod
Sano
Sano
Healing
Victus
+
Victus
Potion(s) of Healing, Bucket of Milk, Milk, Cake, Golden Apple
Tenebrae
Tenebrae
Darkness
Vacuos
+
Lux
Mushrooms, Obsidian, Obsidian Tile, Obsidian Totem
Vinculum
Vinculum
Trap
Motus
+
Perditio
Soul Sand, Amber, Amber Bearing Stone, Cobweb
Vitreus
Vitreus
Crystal
Saxum
+
Aqua
Diamond, Tin Ore, Tin Ingot, Tin Dust, Nether Quartz, Amber, Shards, Glass
Volatus
Volatus
Flight
Aer
+
Motus
Feather, Cloud, Bow, Arrow
Tempus
(MB) Tempus
Time
Vacuos
+
Ordo
Repeater, Clock

Tier 3[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Alienis
Alienis
Strange, Alien
Vacuos
+
Tenebrae
Ender Pearl, Obsidian Totem, Runic Matrix
Auram
Auram
Aura
Praecantatio
+
Aer
Ethereal Essence (Wisps, Broken Nodes)
Corpus
Corpus
Body
Mortuus
+
Bestia
Rotten Flesh, Beef, Porkchops, Fish, Chicken, Bone, Zombie Brain
Exanimis
Exanimis
Resurrection
Motus
+
Mortuus
Ethereal Essences, Ghast Tears, Monster Spawners, Zombie Brains
Herba
Herba
Plant
Granum
+
Terra
Seeds, Saplings, Sugarcane, Leaf Blocks, Nether Wart, Grass Block
Spiritus
Spiritus
Spirit, Soul
Victus
+
Mortuus
Soul Sand, Ghast Tear
Venenum
Venenum
Poison
Aqua
+
Mortuus
Spider eye, Quicksilver, Poisoned potato, Potion of Poison
Vitium
Vitium
Taint
Praecantatio
+
Perditio
Taintacle, Fibrous taint

Tier 4[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Arbor
Arbor
Wood
Terra
+
Herba
Aer
+
Herba
(As of 4.1.0g)
Stick, Wood Planks, Wood Slabs, Tools, Wood Logs
Cognitio
Cognitio
Thought, Mind
Terra
+
Spiritus
Paper, Books, Zombie Brain, Knowledge Fragment,
Sensus
Sensus
Sense
Aer
+
Spiritus
Ink Sac, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis Lazuli Ore, Lapis Lazuli Block, Rose, Flowers, Bone Meal, Carrots, Spider Eye, Cocoa Beans

Tier 5[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Humanus
Humanus
Human
Bestia
+
Cognitio
Rotten Flesh, Villager (mob), Skeleton (mob), Zombie (mob)

Tier 6[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Instrumentum
Instrumentum
Tool
Humanus
+
Metalum
Humanus
+
Ordo
(as of 4.1.0g)
Flint, Shovels and Axes (pre 4.1). Steel, Shovels and Axes (post 4.1.)
Lucrum
Lucrum
Greed
Humanus
+
Fames
Emerald, Diamond, Gold Ingot, Gold Block, Silver, Taintacle
Messis
Messis
Crop
Granum
+
Humanus
Herba
+
Humanus
(as of 4.1.0g)
Wheat, Bread, Potatoes, Carrot, Apple
Perfodio
Perfodio
Dig, Mine
Humanus
+
Saxum
Pickaxes,

Tier 7[edit]

Aspect Symbol Aspect Name Components Found in
Fabrico
Fabrico
Create, Build
Humanus
+
Instrumentum
Crafting Table, Anvil, Wool, Cooked Chicken, Steak
Machina
Machina
Machine
Motus
+
Instrumentum
Button, Lever, Door, Redstone, Pressure Pads, Hopper, Redstone Comparator, Redstone repeater
Meto
Meto
Harvest, Reap
Messis
+
Humanus
Messis
+
Instrumentum
(As of 4.1.0g)
Shears, Hoes
Pannus
Pannus
Fabric
Instrumentum
+
Bestia
Leather, Wool, String
Telum
Telum
Weapon
Instrumentum
+
Perditio
Bow, Arrow, Sword, cacti
Tutamen
Tutamen
Armor
Instrumentum
+
Terra
Helmets, Chest, Leggings, Boots, Leather, Potion of Fire Resistance