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All Tinker's Construct tools can be modified to allow for certain upgrades. They are listed below (and in the Materials and You book you receive in-game). Applying any of the below modifiers takes up one modifier slot, for which most tools have a default of three maximum.

Modifier Types

Additional Modifiers

As of Tinkers' 2 the only way to add a modifier is by using the Embossment. Refer to the Materials and You for more information.

Moreover, with Tinkers' Tool Leveling mod, leveling tools is the best way to add additional modifiers. By gathering Experience Orbs while holding your tools, your tools will also have Experience point increased just like player Experience system. Every time your tools leveled up, they will have one additional modifier.

Currently, there is no limit of tool's level. Further tool's levels are currently capped at 32-integer limit.

Level Title XP for Next Level Cumulative XP Needed
1 Clumsy 500 0
2

Comfortable

1,000 1,500
3 Accustomed 2,000 3,500
4 Adept 4,000 7,500
5 Expert 8,000 15,500
6 Master 16,000 31,500
7 Grandmaster 32,000 63,500
8 Heroic 64,000 127,500
9 Legendary 128,000 255,500
10 Godlike 256,000 511,500
11 Awesome 512,000 1,023,500
12 Like new+ 1,024,000 2,047,500
13 Clumsy+ 2,048,000 4,095,500
14+ etc...

In creative, there is an item called Creative Modifier, which can add modifiers to your tools without limit. You can apply many stacks of Creative Modifier at once.

Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Creative Modifier.png
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Grid Cobalt Pickaxe.png
Cobalt Pickaxe

Haste

Weeeeeee!
The redstone impulse when using your tool motivates your tool to move even faster.
Booktext: Adding redstone to a tool seems to increase its speed. Redstone. Crazy stuff, amirite?

Effects:

  • Each redstone dust increases mining speed by a small amount
  • Increases attack speed
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Paper Pickaxe Haste
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Redstone

Levels: Each level costs one modifier

  • Haste - 1 to 50 Redstone Cost
  • Haster - 51 to 100 Redstone Cost
  • Hastest - 101 to 150 Redstone Cost
  • Hastester - 151 to 200 Redstone Cost
  • Hastestest - 201 to 250 Redstone Cost
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Redstone.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Paper Pickaxe.png
Paper Pickaxe Haste

Luck

Shiny!
You're getting all the nice things. And a lot of them.
Booktext: Encrusting lapis on tools is a gift to the gods of luck. They will bless your tool with great fortune and loot.

Effects:

  • Adds fortune or looting
  • Tool use has a chance to increase the luck
  • Adding more lapis only uses one modifier
  • Not compatible with Silky
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Knightslime Pickaxe Luck
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Lapis Lazuli

Levels:

  • Luck I - 60 Lapis Cost: ×2 drops
  • Luck II - 180 Lapis Cost: ×3 drops
  • Luck III - 360 Lapis Cost: ×4 drops
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Knightslime Pickaxe.png
Knightslime Pickaxe Luck

Sharp

Ouch!
So sharp, it hurts to look at it.
Booktext: You can use Quartz to sharpen and hone the edge of weapons. The more Quartz is used the better you can sharpen the blade. Works with blunt items as well.
Effects:
  • Increases attack damage
  • Different weapons scale differently
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Bone Cleaver Sharp
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Nether Quartz
Levels: Each Nether Quartz adds additional attack damage, each level costs one modifier:
  • Sharp - 1 to 72 Nether Quartz Cost
  • Sharper - 73 to 144 Nether Quartz Cost
  • Sharpest - 145 to 216 Nether Quartz Cost
  • Sharpester - 217 to 288 Nether Quartz Cost
  • Sharpestest - 289 to 360 Nether Quartz Cost
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Nether Quartz.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Bone Cleaver.png
Bone Cleaver Sharp

Diamond

Shiny!
Increased durability!
Booktext: Adding a diamond to the edge of a tool makes it more resilient and increases what the tool can mine. Also makes a fetching fashion statement.

Effects:

  • Extra durability
  • Minor stat increase
  • Mining level increased to Obsidian
  • Single use
  • Fabulous!
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
End Longbow Diamond
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Diamond
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Diamond.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid End Longbow.png
End Longbow Diamond

Emerald

Fancy!
Increases durability depending on base stats!
Booktext: Affixing an emerald to a tool's weakest point makes it especially resilient and fabulous. Villagers may also covet your tool, be wary.
Effects:
  • 50% durability increase
  • Mining level increased to Iron
  • Single use
  • Outrageous!
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Modifier Input Grid.png
Cactus Pickaxe Emerald
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Emerald
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Emerald.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Cactus Pickaxe.png
Cactus Pickaxe Emerald

Fortified

Harder, better, faster, stronger!
Mining level increased to the same level as <ᴍᴀᴛᴇʀɪᴀʟ>
Booktext: Harder, better, faster, stronger! Applies the same mining level of the material used to the tool.

Effects:

  • Increases Mining Level
  • Mining Level depends on material used
  • Can also downgrade level
  • Requires no modifier
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Alumite Kama Fortified Ardite
Modifier 2 Grids.png
Ardite Sharpening Kit
Flint
Notes:
  • Best applies for Pickaxe.
  • Sharpening Kit can apply to any Tools, which mean it can be modified to your weapons. However, it's kind of useless because weapons don't technically need Mining Speed.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Ardite Sharpening Kit.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Flint.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Bone Pickaxe.png
Bone Pickaxe Fortified Ardite

Silktouch

Smooth as silk!
Mined blocks drop themselves instead of usual items.
Booktext: Adding a large glob of gold and a bunch of string seems to give the tool silky-smooth properties.

Effects

  • Allows blocks to be harvested directly
  • Not compatible with Luck or Autosmelt
  • Single use
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Modifier Input Grid.png
Stone Pickaxe Silktouch
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Silky Jewel
Notes:
  • Well applies to Pickaxe and Hammer.
  • Still applicable for Weapons but not much useful.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Silky Jewel.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Stone Pickaxe.png
Stone Pickaxe Silktouch

Reinforced

So strong! Each level adds a 20% chance to not use durability.
Booktext: Adding an obsidian plate to the tool seems to help with its durability, making it stronger.

Effects:

  • Adds a chance to not consume durability
  • Stacks with previous levels of Reinforced
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Sponge Hammer Reinforced
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Reinforcement

Levels:

  • Each reinforcement adds a 20% chance to not use durability, meaning a level 5 Reinforced tool will be unbreakable.
  • Reinforced level five makes the tool unbreakable and is the maximum level. This includes shurikens having unlimited ammo.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Reinforcement.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Sponge Hammer.png
Sponge Hammer Reinforced

Beheading

Off with his head!
Each level adds a 10% chance to get the enemy's head on kill.

Booktext: Working an ender pearl and some obsidian on a weapon has the curious effect of separating the target's head from its body. Just a little off the top?

Effects:

  • Enemies drop their heads
  • Adding more Obsidian and Ender Pearls increases the chance of decapitation
  • Multiple levels
  • Cleavers come with beheading II
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Prismarine Cleaver Beheading
Modifier 2 Grids.png
Ender Pearl
Obsidian

Levels:

  • Each level is on average 10% more effective than the previous level.


Notes:

  • Well applies for weaponry.
  • Still applicable for Tools but not quite effectively due to theirs medium-low attack damage.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Ender Pearl.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Obsidian.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Prismarine Cleaver.png
Prismarine Cleaver Beheading

Smite

For Justice!
Deal massive damage to undead.
Booktext: The raw power of consecrated soil empowers your weapon, smiting enemies from on high.

Effects:

  • Deals massive damage to undead enemies
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Iron Arrow Smite
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Consecrated Soil

Levels:

  • Each consecrated soil adds more undead damage
  • Each level costs one modifier
  • Five levels total
  • Each level has a maximum of an additional 7 HP taken away from undead enemies
  • Twenty-four consecrated soil is the cost for a higher level of smite


Notes:

  • Well applies for weaponry.
  • Still applicable for Tools but not quite effectively due to their medium-low attack damage.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Consecrated Soil.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Iron Arrow.png
Iron Arrow Smite

Bane Of Arthropods

Anti-Spider!
Deal massive damage to spiders.
Booktext: Striking a spider with its own eyeball causes it to recoil in fear. Got a pest problem? Here is the solution. Kills bugs dead.

Effects

  • Deals massive damage to spiders and silverfish
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Pig Iron Broadsword Bane Of Arthopods
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Fermented Spider Eye
Levels:
  • Each spider eye adds additional arthropod damage
  • Each level costs one modifier
  • Each level costs twenty-four fermented spider eyes and gives a maximum of 7 added arthropod damage
  • Five total levels


Notes:

  • Well applies for weaponry.
  • Still applicable for Tools but not quite effectively due to theirs medium-low attack damage.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Fermented Spider Eye.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Pig Iron Broadsword.png
Pig Iron Broadsword Bane Of Arthopods

Fiery

So hot right now!
Bonus fire damage, sets your enemies on fire.
Booktext: Adding blaze powder to a tool gives it a fiery tinge. The weapon's edges look like embers. Sadly not bright enough to be a light source.
Effects:
  • Sets enemies on fire
  • Deals additional fire damage on hit
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Random 1 Broadsword Fiery
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Blaze Powder
Levels:
  • Each additional blaze powder adds either .06 or .07 to the additional fire damage, which starts at .07 damage and has a maximum of 1.67 fire damage.
  • Fire duration starts from one second at the lowest level and at the highest level lasts 4 seconds. Each additional second requires 8 blaze powder to be added.
  • Maximum level is twenty-five blaze powder.



Notes:

  • Can effectively applies for any tools.
  • Best applies to weaponry.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Blaze Powder.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Random 1 Broadsword.png
Random 1 Broadsword Fiery

Necrotic

I feel so Alive!
Hitting enemies returns health to you depending on damage dealt.
Booktext: Placing the bone of a Wither Skeleton on a tool gives it nefarious life-stealing powers.
Effects
  • Heal when dealing damage
  • Add more bones to increase the heal
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Iron Broadsword Necrotic
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Necrotic Bone
Levels:
  • Each level of necrotic adds an additional 10% life steal




Notes:

  • Well applies for weaponry.
  • Still applicable for Tools but not quite effectively due to their medium-low attack damage.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Necrotic Bone.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Iron Broadsword.png
Iron Broadsword Necrotic

Knockback

Homerun!
Teach things how to fly - the cool way.
Booktext: Attaching a piston to the tool and activating it at the right time seems to throw mobs further away.
Effects:
  • Adds extra knockback
  • Each piston increases the knockback distance
  • The maximum level is 99
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Blue Slime Broadsword Knockback
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Piston
Levels:
  • Each level adds an additional average knockback distance of 2
  • Each knockback level takes one modifier and costs 10 pistons (except first level)
  • The maximum level for knockback is 99
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Piston.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Blue Slime Broadsword.png
Blue Slime Broadsword Knockback

Soulbound

A merry couple!
You love your tool. Not even death can part you.
Booktext: A perfect match. You love your tool. Not even death can part you from it.
Effects:
  • Tool remains in your inventory after death
  • Single use
  • Does NOT require a modifier
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Manyullyn Shortbow Soulbound
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Nether Star
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Nether Star.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Manyullyn Shortbow.png
Manyullyn Shortbow Soulbound

Height++

Expand!
Increases the height of the area affected by your tool. The effect is tool specific
Booktext: Have you ever wished your tool could affect a higher area? Now it can!
Effects:
  • Increases the height of the area affected
  • Only affects blocks
  • Does not work for weapons
  • Can be combined with Width++




Notes:

  • Only applies once.
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Obsidian Pickaxe
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Expander (Vertical)
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Expander (Vertical).png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Obsidian Pickaxe.png
Obsidian Pickaxe

Width++

Expand!
Increases the width of the area affected by your tool. The effect is tool specific
Booktext: Have you ever wished your tool could affect a wide area? Now it can!
Effects:
  • Increases the height of the area affected
  • Only affects blocks
  • Does not work for weapons
  • Can be combined with Height++




Notes:

  • Only applies once.
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Obsidian Pickaxe
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Expander (Horizontal)
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Expander (Horizontal).png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Obsidian Pickaxe.png
Obsidian Pickaxe

Mending Moss

It's alive
Picked up XP is stored in your tool. It will slowly use up the XP to regenerate durability
Booktext: Some moss has grown on the worn out edges of your tool. Enchanting it with some XP causes it to fuse with the tool, restoring it gradually.
Effects:
  • Stores XP picked up
  • Max. Amount stored increases with modifier level
  • Slowly repairs the tool over time
  • Has to be in hotbar or offhand to repair
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Firewood Pickaxe Mending Moss
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Mending Moss
Levels:
  • Each level increases durability regenerated while gathering XP.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Mending Moss.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Firewood Pickaxe.png
Firewood Pickaxe Mending Moss

Blasting

Ka-Boom!
You can break non-effective blocks like normal blocks, but they might get destroyed.
Booktext: Blow up all the blocks! Make them go away FAST! You can apply multiple levels to increase speed, but you probably lose all harvested blocks
Effects:
  • Breaks blocks fast
  • AOE Tools harvest uneffective blocks too
  • Will likely destroy harvested blocks
  • Requires only 1 modifier
  • Multiple levels
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Pig Iron Mattock Blasting
Modifier 3 Grids.png
TNT
TNT
TNT
Levels:
  • Each level increase 33.33% blasting power.




Notes:

  • TNT must be separated in 3 different slots.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid TNT.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid TNT.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid TNT.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Pig Iron Mattock.png
Pig Iron Mattock Blasting

Glowing

Shine bright!
Whenever it gets too dark your tool sacrifices a part of itself to light up your way.
Booktext: Some glowstone and a magical ender eye. Obviously this sees the light level.
Effects:
  • Places a light source on low light level
  • Costs durability
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Ardite Pickaxe Glowing
Modifier 3 Grids.png
Glowstone Dust
Eye of Ender
Glowstone Dust
Notes:
  • Only applies once.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Eye of Ender.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Ardite Pickaxe.png
Ardite Pickaxe Glowing

Shulking

Up up and away!
Hitting foes causes them to float away
Booktext: Empower your tool with the ability of a Shulker. Hit enemies to render them powerless in midair.
Effects:
  • Each point increases floating duration
  • Causes enemies to float away
  • Hilarious
  • Single level
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Flint Rapier Shulking
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Popped Chorus Fruit
Levels: Each level costs one modifier:
  • Level 1: 0 to 50 - Float duration: 1.75s
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Popped Chorus Fruit.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Flint Rapier.png
Flint Rapier Shulking

Webbed

Yuck!
Entangle your foes in cobwebs, slowing them.
Booktext: All those sticky spider webs have to be good for something. Slow your enemies with them!
Effects:
  • Each level increases slow duration
  • Slow-motion
  • Multi level
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Netherrack Cleaver Webbed
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Cobweb
Levels: Each level costs one modifier and one Cobweb:
  • Webbed I:
  • Webbed II:
  • Webbed III:
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Cobweb.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Netherrack Cleaver.png
Netherrack Cleaver Webbed

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Fins

Something's fishy...
Attaching fins to the projectiles makes them travel like normal underwater.
Booktext: Let's take a fish... and strap it onto arrows. Of course! It makes them swim underwater! Now I can shoot stuff underwater!
Effects:
  • Projectiles ignore water
  • Logical
  • Makes sense
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Obsidian Shuriken Fins
Modifier 2 Grids.png
Raw Fish
Raw Fish
Notes:
  • Only applies once.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Raw Fish.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Raw Fish.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Obsidian Shuriken.png
Obsidian Shuriken Fins

Embossment

Like magic, but better!
Embossed with the power of <ᴍᴀᴛᴇʀɪᴀʟ>, obtaining some of its traits.
Booktext: Take a tool part and emboss it onto the tool! It's like replacing the tool part, but better! The tool gets the traits of the part in addition to the already present ones (but not the stats).
Effects:
  • Adds traits of another part
  • Traits are equal to swapping the part
  • The embossment is final and can't be changed
  • Requires no modifier
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Cobalt Battlesign
Modifier 5 Grids.png
Manyullyn Tool Rod
Green Slime Crystal
Blue Slime Crystal
Magma Slime Crystal
Block of Gold
Notes:
  • Only applies once.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Manyullyn Tool Rod.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Green Slime Crystal.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Blue Slime Crystal.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Magma Slime Crystal.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Block of Gold.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Cobalt Battlesign.png
Cobalt Battlesign

Non-Tinker's Construct Modifiers

Direct (EnderIO)

It's mine, all mine!
Teleports mined things directly into your inventory.
Booktext: It's mine, all mine!
Effects:
  • Teleports mined things directly into your inventory
  • Conflicts with the trait of the same name
  • Conflicts with Vanishing
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Cobalt Pickaxe
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Vibrant Large Plate
Notes:
  • Only applies once.
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Vibrant Large Plate.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Cobalt Pickaxe.png
Cobalt Pickaxe

Amelioration (Tinkers' Addons)

Auto-Repair like the Old Days.
You didn't realize you missed this, did you?
Effects:
  • Your tools are repaired automatically in time.
Tool Forge small.png
Modifier Input Grid.png
Cobalt Pickaxe
Modifier 1 Grids.png
Amelioration Tome
Levels: Each level costs one modifier:
  • Amelioration I:
  • Amelioration II:
  • Amelioration III:
  • Amelioration IV:
  • Amelioration V:
Tinkers' Construct Tool Forge GUI.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Amelioration Tome.png
Empty Grid.png
Grid Cobalt Pickaxe.png
Cobalt Pickaxe

Trivia

Any further tool's levels are capped at 2147483647.

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