With these tips on how to start Botania, you can dive into the magical world of Minecraft plants.
Do you like tech? Magic? Plants? Minecraft? Botania is the mod for you if you answered yes. Botania was made by Vazkii to improve gaming and get people to think outside the box. Getting the most out of something isn’t just a never-ending grind; it’s an experience that should be valued and enjoyed.
Botania has a lot to do, and it can look a little scary at first. But if you take it slow and learn one step at a time, you’ll be a pro before you know it.
Make A Book
Botania isn’t too hard to learn, but it can be hard to get started. How can you make things easier? Find a book.
You can easily get the Lexica Botania by putting a book and a tree on the making table. With it, you can find out everything there is to know about Botania! Of course, in stages. The first few parts will help you get started and learn things like how to tell the difference between flowers and how to make mana, among other things.
Most of your questions about Botania will be answered in the book. If you hold the book and move your mouse over an item from the mod, sneak+ctrl will open the book to the page for that item.
Collect All The Flowers
Botania has 16 different flowers that grow in the overworld. These are called “mystical flowers.” They have different shapes and colours to make them stand out from the other plants in Minecraft, and you’ll want to grab every single one you see.
Think you’ve got enough flowers? You don’t. This is true for all goods, but we’ll talk more about that later. For now, you should focus on finding flowers.
They’re not hard to find, and they’re also easy to avoid. Try to get a flower pouch as soon as you can. It will make it much easier to store flowers.
You think, “I won’t need that red flower” as you walk past it. Go back and get that red flower, you’ll need it.
You Can Never Have Enough
Like flowers, you will always have more wood and stone, so you should start by gathering a lot of them. In the early steps of Botania, wood and stone are turned into new materials. But Botania also uses grass and other simple things.
For that, make sure you have a pair of sheers. This is a great time to learn how to make farms if you don’t already know how.
You may feel like you have enough at some point, but you don’t. Many vanilla materials, like iron bars, are turned into new materials for Botania, so you’ll always need more than you have. Farming is the only way to stay ahead, so learn how to do it and collect everything you see.
Details Are Important
One of the great things about Minecraft is that you can make most things with any kind of wood. Botania, on the other hand, doesn’t give you that freedom.
Livingrock was one of the first things that came with the mod. To make it, you’ll need stone, not cobblestone. If a recipe calls for a red flower, two brown petals, and two yellow petals, you can’t use different colours.
This is why it’s important to make sure you’re following the book, because some recipes are very specific and won’t work with any other ingredients. If you’re going to use the recipe a lot, you might want to write it down somewhere so you don’t have to keep going back to the book.
Making Your First Craft Station
You have your book and your tools, so it’s time to start working on the first craft station. You’ll start with a flower apothecary, which can be used to make a pure daisy.
With the petal pharmacy, you can make all of the flowers you need to make mana and do other things. Livingwood and Livingrock are made from the pure daisy.
Once you have enough mana and Livingrock, you’ll make a Runic Altar so you can start making more complicated recipes. This is where things get really magical. Runes are the first big tool that uses a lot of power. They can be made with anything from grass to cake.
Know Your Flowers
There are three types of flowers that are very important. Mystical Flowers grow in Geometry Dash Subzero and can be used to make things. There are two types of flora: ones that make mana and ones that use mana to do other things, like act as a hopper or guard against mobs.
When you first start out, you’ll make an Endoflame, which is a generating flower that makes mana by taking fuel sources like wood, coal, etc. You can also make Hydroangeas. They make mana from water source blocks, but they do so much more slowly than Endoflames, and they die after an hour.
As you open more chapters, you’ll learn about more complicated flowers like the Rosa Arcana, which uses experience to make mana, and the Gourmaryllis, which uses food. You’ll also be able to explore the wide range of Functional Flora. There’s a flower for everything, including keeping Endermen and Creepers away, and it’s worth saving up mana and materials to make them.