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|Source Mod||Thaumcraft 3|
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.
|0||Yellow||Air Shard||Air Infused Stone|
|1||Red||Fire Shard||Fire Infused Stone|
|2||Blue||Water Shard||Water Infused Stone|
|3||Green||Earth Shard||Earth Infused Stone|
|4||Purple||Vis Shard||Vis Infused Stone|
|5||Gray||Dull Shard||Dull Infused Stone|