|Source Mod||Thaumcraft 4|
|ID Name|| |
|Affected by Gravity||No|
Focal Manipulator is a block added by the Thaumcraft 4 mod. This machine allows for wand foci to be upgraded, which boosts their abilities. For the foci to upgrade, the player needs to place the foci inside the machine, choose one of the available upgrades and click on it. It costs several XP levels, which are drained from the player. Then the machine will start to collect Vis from Vis Relays nearby, and when all the Vis is collected, the foci will be upgraded. Each foci can be upgraded up to 5 times. For each level of the upgrade the cost doubles.
Thaumcraft 4 Research Notes
Wand foci remade
Research aspects in this block
"Wand foci are capable of amazing feats, but they aren't very flexible. A single focus is seldom capable of performing more than a single function.
You have discovered a way to upgrade basic foci to alter the way they manipulate magic. You simply need to place a focus in a Focal Manipulator and choose the upgrade you wish to apply to it. You also need to provide it with vis from relays and spend experience points to get the process started, but after that it is a simple matter of waiting.
Each focus can be upgraded up to five times, but each rank is doubles the cost.
While some upgrades can be applied multiple times or at any rank, many foci have upgrades that can only be applied at certain ranks or only if certain requisite upgrades had been taken at lower ranks. Experimentation is encouraged.
Upgrades are permanent - you are not aware of any method to remove unwanted upgrades so care must be taken when choosing them."
Focal Manipulator has no known uses in crafting.