This article is about the Thaumonomicon from Thaumcraft 4. You may be looking for the Thaumonomicon from Thaumcraft 3 or the Thaumonomicon from Thaumcraft 5.


Name Thaumonomicon
Source Mod Thaumcraft 4
ID Name
Type Item
Stackable No

The Thaumonomicon is a very useful tool throughout Thaumcraft 4. It lists all the research you have discovered, as well as somewhat detailed information about that research, such as crafting recipes and their uses. It also shows the basic trees of research, and faded images of undiscovered research, giving hints as to what might be needed to obtain them. The Thaumonomicon is created by right-clicking a Casting Wand on a bookshelf.

Thaumonomicon Entry[edit]

A section of the research tree shown by the Thaumonomicon before any research.

To craft the Thaumonomicon, you must simply use your wand on a bookshelf placed in the world. Note that the bookshelf will be consumed.

The Thaumonomicon is a reference book of all things thaumaturgical. It lists all the discoveries you have made so far and gives you a general impression of how many there are still to be made.

Whenever you successfully research something and use the scroll, it will automatically be added to this book. You can then browse through the discoveries and click on them to be shown more detailed information regarding them as well as any associated crafting recipes.

To move around the Thaumonomicon, you click and hold the left mouse button and move the background about (the same as the vanilla Achievements screen). This will have icons for all the possible discoveries. The ones you know of will be coloured, those you don't will be greyed out and give the message "missing research". A flashing icon means that you have researched that discovery and Research Notes are available for you.

There are a number of different sections, each with their own screen. You move between them using the icons on the left hand side of the book when open.

Also you can right click on research with a scribing tool and paper in your inventory, to get the research. Note that doing this will take the aspects needed.

Research Types[edit]

Research has changed a lot recently and you no longer have to research everything. Instead there are 3 different types of research, based on the shape around the pictures in the Thaumonomicon:

  • Circle Research: This is given for free.
  • Square Research: This is what you have to research like normal.
  • Hexagon Research: This has to be bought with aspects in the Thaumonomicon