Symbiotic Botania and Thaumcraft


This MineTweaker script adds a symbiosis between Botania and Thaumcraft. It adds a tiered progression system which requires you to progress through both mods at the same time, one requiring the other to advance.


  1. Thaumcraft - arcane worktable
    Botania - runic alter, alchemy catalyst, tier 1 flowers
  2. Thaumcraft - alchemy
  3. Thaumcraft - infusion
    Botania - tier 2 flowers
  4. Botania - elven
  5. Thaumcraft - golems, eldritch
    Botania - gaia


Botania recipe changes:

Elven Mana Spreader: replaces mana petal with Nitor
Alchemy Catalyst: uses ethereal essences and silverwood
Conjuration Catalyst: uses ethereal essences and a purifying fluid bucket
Terrestrial Agglomeration Plate: uses a magic mirror + thaumium block
Redstone Root: greatwood/silverwood sapling + redstone dust
Mana Lens: uses mirrored glass (its easier to craft now)
Rune of air: uses air shard
Rune of water: uses water shard
Rune of fire: uses fire shard
Rune of earth: uses earth shard
Rune of mana: uses a balanced shard
Rune of spring: uses victus crystalized essence
Rune of summer: uses messis crystalized essence
Rune of autumn: uses mortuus crystalized essence
Rune of winter: uses gelum crystalized essence
Spark: uses alumentum
Mana Pylons: uses a dragonstone
Crystal Bow: uses a bone bow
Terra Blade: uses a sword of the zephyr and the arcane infusion alter
Terra Shatterer: uses a pickaxe of the core and the arcane infusion alter
Terra Truncator: uses an axe of the stream and the arcane infusion alter
Natura Pylon: uses arcane infusion alter
Gaia Pylon: uses arcane infusion alter
Soujourner's Sash: uses dragonstone and the arcane infusion alter
Globetrotter's Sash: uses the arcane infusion alter
Terrasteel armor: requires void metal
Flugel Tiara: uses a thaumic harness and the arcane infusion alter


Thaumcraft recipe changes:

Greatwood sapling: pasture seed + nightshade + any sapling
Silverwood sapling: pasture seed + daybloom + any sapling
Table: uses living wood
Nitor: glowstone in a mana pool
Alumentum: uses coal with an alchemy catalyst
Arcane Stone Block: uses metamorphic stone instead of stone
Runic Matrix: uses a sea lantern
Arcane Bore: uses various mana lenses
Elemental Shards: can be created with prismarine shard + a magical flower
Balanceed Shard: can be created with prismarine shard + glimmering white flower + salis mundus (it requires doing alchemy at least once)
Golem cores: uses pixie dust


Many recipes have been changed to enforce interconnectedness as well as control balance issues between Botania and Thaumcraft. One example is the Boots of the Traveler and Soujouner's Sash. Soujouner's Sash is typically much easier to obtain and performs better than Boots of the Traveler, therefore the sash is only made accessible after the boots have been unlocked.

Some convenience crafting recipes have been added, such as the ability to craft greatwood/silverwood saplings, blaze rods, nitor, and alumentum.

Recipe changes for Thaumcraft are represented in the Thaumonomicon and changes for Botania are represented in the Lexica Botania.


This script require 5 Forge mods in order to function: Botania, Thaumcraft, BaublesMineTweaker, and ModTweaker. You can use the most updated versions of these mods as long as Botania or Thaumcraft don't change any items involved with the scripts.

The script can be installed by placing the .zs file into the /scripts folder of your Minecraft directory. If the scripts folder doesn't exist then create one.

Modpack permissions:

You can freely use this script in a Modpack.