Modifiers (Tinkers' Construct)

All of the Tools and Weapons from Tinkers' Construct can be modified. Once an item is complete, you can use the Tool Station to add extra abilities to it. Different materials/items have different amounts of modifiers.

Additionally, different materials will affect the appearance of the tool/weapon in the order that you add them. For instance, adding redstone to a pick will make a red wrap appear around the binding, while adding auto-repair to a pick will cause a green moss to cover a majority of it, and also cover up many of the other existing modifiers (such as the redstone). As such, if you plan on adding auto-repair, you may consider adding the moss first and the other modifiers later, so that those modifiers visibly stand out. For best results, experiment with different orderings in creative before committing in survival.

Tool Ability Modifiers[edit]

Material Ability Items Per Modifier Comment
Diamond +500 Durability
Mining level increased to 3
1 Single use only
Emerald +50% Durability
Mining level increased to 2
1 Single use only. When used in conjunction with the Diamond modifier, the 50% bonus is applied last, regardless of the order the modifiers were added.
Redstone +0.08 Mining Speed / Redstone dust
(+4 Speed in total)
50 Also improves draw speed of shortbows. Increasing Melee Attack Speed on 1.12.2
Ball of Moss Tool Regeneration
1 Repairs 1 Durability at semi-random intervals. At Auto-Repair I the average interval length is 20s. This average is halved for every level of Auto-Repair. In sunlight Auto-Repair level goes up by 2. Auto-Repair will fix Broken Tools, but will remain with broken debuff until completely fixed. Auto-Repair does not repair while tool is in use.
Lava Crystal Auto-Smelting 1 Also sets mobs on fire. Stacks with Luck. Not compatible with Silk Touch
Lapis Lazuli Luck
(Fortune / Looting)
450 Luck increases with use. 100 lapis = Fortune I/Looting I, 300 lapis = Fortune II/Looting II, 450 lapis (max) = Fortune III/Looting III. Not compatible with Silk Touch. Consumes one slot at Looting III.
Nether Quartz Extra damage 72 (144 on early version) All Weapons Get +.5 Damage at 1 Quartz, 24 Quartz, 48 Quartz and 72 Quartz. Less effective on Piercing Weapons (such as the Rapier which doesn't get the original +.5 at 1)
Blaze Powder Fire 25 Target burns for 1 second / 5.6 powder
Necrotic Bone Necrotic 1 Heals you 1 Heart / Bone per strike
Silky Jewel Silk Touch 1 Not compatible with Luck or Auto-Smelt. Halves damage. Reduces mining speed by 2. Single use only
Reinforcement Reinforced trait increased by 20% 1 Potentially stacks to Reinforced V, which results in Unbreakable (unlimited durability). One stack consumes on modifier slot.
Piston Knock-Back 10 Stacks for greater knock-back distance
+ Ender Pearl
Beheading 1 Stacks for greater chance of obtaining heads all the way to X (10) with 100%. Less effective against Wither-Skeletons although around twice as effective as Loot modifier (sample size ~64).
Fermented Spider Eye Bane of Arthropods
Extra damage to Spiders
4 1-2 Hearts per level
Consecrated Soil Smite
Extra damage to Undead
36 1-2 Hearts per level
RE Battery
+ Electronic Circuit
Uses EU instead of durability 1 Requires IndustrialCraft 2 or IndustrialCraft 2 Experimental. If the item has the Stonebound or Jagged trait, it can be used almost to breaking, then modified to Electric to retain its higher speed or damage. Single use only. Removed in MC 1.7.
Flux Capacitor
Energy Cell
Capacitor Bank
Uses Redstone Flux instead of durability 1 Requires Thermal Expansion.
Will only work if the tool have a max durability value of at least 1/1000th of the RF capacity of the capacitor being used. (Example : A tool with 80 max durability can use a Leadstone Flux Capacitor but not a Hardened Flux Capacitor)

Single use only
+ Block of Gold
+1 Modifier slot 1 Single use only [Doesn't work in 1.12.2]
Nether Star Soul Bound
After the player dies, they respawn with the tool. (After MC 1.10)
+1 Modifier Slot (Pre MC 1.10)
1 Single use only
Enchanted Golden Apple
+ Block of Diamond
+1 Modifier slot 1 Single use only (doesn't work in 1.6.4) -- (DOES work in 1.6.4)
Infinity Catalyst +5 Modifier Slots 1 Single use only

Adding Modifiers[edit]

Paper tool parts give +1 additional modifier per piece. (i.e. Using a paper binding allows the tool to have 4 modifiers. Making a tool all out of paper means will have 6 modifiers, but will have a slow mining speed and low harvest level).

1x Diamond + 1x Gold Block = 1 additional modifier. Can only be used once.
1x Enchanted Golden Apple + 1x Diamond Block = 1 additional modifier. Can only be used once.
1x Nether Star = 1 additional modifier. Can only be used once.

Non-paper tool: 3 modifiers (max. 6 with additional modifiers)
Tool with paper binding: 4 modifiers (max. 7 with additional modifiers)
Full-paper tool: 6 modifiers (max. 9 with additional modifiers)
(If you have Extra Utilities installed) Full-magical wood: 11 modifiers (max. 14 with additional modifiers)