Are you ready to get your summon on? To let your inner necromancer loose? To set unspeakable horrors upon the world, the likes of which has never been known?
Then you should definitively check out the Necromancy Mod! This mod lets you harvest body parts, blood, and other fun items from mobs and NPCs, and then, through the use of dark magic and prayers to evil gods, sew it all together and create dark minions of your own!
Important: this mod requires Minecraft Forge in order to function.
Most mobs have bodyparts you can use, and no combination is too weird, odd, or too.. stupid. Well, in looks maybe, but not in usability! The process of making minions is long, but not very complicated, especially not if you if you follow this simple step-by-step:
The first step is to craft bone needles, in order to extract blood. They are made from bonemeal.
You will also need to craft some glass bottles to store the extracted blood. Once you’ve done that, it is time to start sticking needles in living things, this will give you bottles of blood.
The next step is to craft everyones favorite book, the Necronomicon. In order to do so, you will need leather, ink, a feather, a book, blood, and nether warts.
Now place two blocks of cobblestone and one block of planks in a row, this is the base for the altar/surgical slab. Now use the Necronomicon on the blocks, and the three blocks will transform into an altar!
Step three is to collect the raw materials you need to craft your unholy minions, but in order to do so, you need a special tool. A scythe is the preferred method, and it is crafted by combining and iron hoe, a stick, some blood, and a block of obsidian.
Now you must go find some creatures that won’t be needing their lives anymore, and relieve them of their souls. Do not forget to have some empty glass bottles in your inventory as well, as you will need them to collect the souls.
Collect the bodyparts the creatures drop as well, as they will be needed later on.
Step four is to craft a sewing machine, which you will need to create the parts needed for your minions. It is made from iron, string, and a bone needle.
Place the sewing machine wherever you like, and now your work can really begin. Necromantic Skin is the basis for most recipes, and it is very simple to craft, simply place some leather into the sewing machine, along with bone needles and string.
Now you can begin to really create the parts you need, using these templates of skin, body parts, and organs:
The empty spots in these templates are for creature-specific parts, and these usually match the creatures drops, so for zombie legs, you would need to put in 2 pieces of rotten flesh in the available areas below the muscle. If you want to create a sheep head, put some wool next to the brain, and so on.
Step five is to return to the alter, and assembling your new minion. Put the required items in the spots, and once everything is in place, close the altar GUI. Kneel down in front of the altar (using the sneak/crouch key), and right-click in order to pray to the dark gods. If you didn’t mess anything up, the new minion should now rise, and be ready for your commands. If you messed up, you might get struck by lightning, just to teach you a lesson.
Your minions stats depends on the parts used to create it. Mobs are stronger than animals, ender mobs are stronger than normal mobs, and so on.
Minions mimic the behavior of pets like wolves, so they will follow you around unless you tell them to wait, attack with you, and defend you. You can also allow them to roam freely, as well as mount them like a horse if you use a saddle on them. However, in order to get them to move, you will need a brain on a stick, which is crafted by combining a brain with a fishing rod.
The Necromancy Mod also adds Nightcrawlers and Isaac to the randomly spawning mobs pool. Isaac (which you might know from another game) is a tough opponent with multiple stages. Fighting him is worth it though, as he drops the very powerful Isaac’s Helmet upon death.
While wearing this helmet, or head, you have special abilities, which are controlled by “f” and “g” (default). Pressing these keys will allow you to fire tears and blood tears. Tears will however drain your hunger, while blood tears will drain your health.
The head can also be mounted on a minion, giving them a ranged tears attack.
If you have access to the Nether, getting blood is a lot easier, as pools of blood will spawn in the newly added Nether Chalices, which spawn randomly in the lava lakes. These pools works similar to water and lava, and can be harvested with buckets. Using 1 bucket and 8 empty glass bottles will give you 8 bottles of blood, and vice versa, 1 empty bucket and 8 full bottles of blood will give you one bucket of blood.
The mod is quite fun, and easy to use, and you can make some hilariously stupid looking creations, or alternatively, some truly horrendous minions to do your dark bidding. Armies are at your command, use them wisely.
How to install the Necromancy Mod for Minecraft:
- Download the mod.
- Important: Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Open your Minecraft folder (in Windows: Start -> Run -> “%appdata%\.minecraft”).
- Copy the mod .jar file(s) you downloaded to the “mods” folder, found inside the .minecraft folder.
- Done! You are now ready to begin your mad quest of world conquest using horrible minions! Enjoy!
Here is an.. interesting.. video of the mod, although it is an older version. Check it out… if you dare! (It’s not scary):