Name Shard
Type Item
Stackable Yes (64)
Data Value 25261
Source Mod Thaumcraft 3
2012-12-10 22.14.51

Ore blocks with their respective shards on top.

Shards are crystals that generate as ore underground, in seams of 1-4. There are 6 shard types: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Vis, and Dull. All shards contain 2x Praecantatio and 2x Vitreous Aspects, as well as 2x of 2 more Aspects related to the crystal, except for dull, which has no extra. The ore that shards come from helps keep the aura from depleting by transforming into dull ore and releasing vis when it gets very low. Shards are used for crafting Wand of the Apprentice.

Note that Silk Touch enchantment does not affect mining shard ore. They will still drop the same number of shards. Fortune does work, however.

Data Values and Ores Edit

The ore is called <Shard type> Infused Stone, for example, Fire Infused Stone. It is not obtainable without cheating it into your inventory.

The type of the shard (and ore) depends on a secondary data field (beyond the item ID of 25261), which is also used to store the damage for tools and so is commonly referred to as a “damage value”, or the DV.

DV Color Item Ore
0 Yellow Grid Air Shard Air Shard Grid Air Infused Stone Air Infused Stone
1 Red Grid Fire Shard Fire Shard Grid Fire Infused Stone Fire Infused Stone
2 Blue Grid Water Shard Water Shard Grid Water Infused Stone Water Infused Stone
3 Green Grid Earth Shard Earth Shard Grid Earth Infused Stone Earth Infused Stone
4 Purple Grid Vis Shard Vis Shard Grid Vis Infused Stone Vis Infused Stone
5 Gray Grid Dull Shard Dull Shard Grid Dull Infused Stone Dull Infused Stone

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.