Silent’s Gems Mod 1.16.1/1.15.2/1.14.4 is a mod for Minecraft that attract many players and the faithful of this game. Avid players make an effort to enhance their Minecraft sensation. When they realize the existence of Silent’s Gems Mod, they instantly downloaded and experienced Minecraft with Silent’s Gems Mod 1.16.1/1.15.2/1.14.4.
Silent’s Gems Mod 1.16.1/1.15.2/1.14.4 is one of the Armor, Tools, and Weapons Categories alongside Cosmetic, Magic, Ores and Resources in Minecraft Mod and creates on May 9, 2014. This mod is designed and developed by SilentChaos512.
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The 1.14.x versions require Forge! I do not have time to support Rift or Fabric. Information on this page has been updated for 1.14.x, but differences for 1.12.2 are described when appropriate.
Looking for Tinkers Construct support? (1.12.2) It has its own mod now (because it makes my development environment explode and deserves a time-out)But I do strongly encourage you to try this mod as it was intended to be played, without Tinkers Construct.
Also, try Silent Gear. This is required in 1.14.x if you want tools or armor, as the Gems tool system has been removed. Silent Gear is basically the old Gems gear system, but in its own mod and greatly improved.
Silent’s Gems adds 48 new gemstones to the game! These can be used to craft a variety of building blocks (gem blocks, bricks, glass, lamps) and other useful items. These gems can also be used to craft tools and armor if Silent Gear is installed.
- Built-in support for Silent Gear – No additional data packs required
- Blocks – Bricks, lamps, teleporters, pedestals, and more
- Enchantment Tokens – Invest your resources to enchant tools, instead of XP. They should work with most other mods.
- Chaos Gems – Somewhat like reusable potions, but could have other effects. New runes can be defined with data packs.
- Return Home Charm – Return to a set point from anywhere, even across dimensions!
- Soul Urns – Portable storage, similar to shulker boxes, but with an upgrade system
Silent Lib is required and must be installed. Silent Gear is not required but recommended for the full experience in 1.14+. You should also install JEI.
You can extend the mod even further with these add-ons! You don’t NEED them, but they are nice to have. Compatible Minecraft versions are listed, but may be out-of-date.
- Silent Gear (1.12.2+) – The Silent’s Gems tool/armor system reworked and moved to its own mod. In 1.13, this will completely replace Gems tool/armor, but right now both mods have their own system. Gems can be used to make Silent Gear items, but the reverse is not true.
- Silent’s Gems: Extra Parts (1.9-1.12.2) – Make tools out of metals and more. Just in case 48 gemstones aren’t enough. This is obsolete in 1.13+, as Silent Gear allows user-defined materials through data packs.
- Gemulation by M4thG33k (1.8.9-1.10.2) – Not enough gem stuff in your world? How about gem chests, furnaces, and crafting tables? There’s also a block that randomly converts gems into other gems.
- Tinkers Construct (1.10.2-1.12.2, requires a separate mod in recent versions) – Tinkers Construct is supported by a separate mod in 1.12.2. I don’t plan to update this anymore. If anyone wants to take over, feel free.
There are 48 gems, divided into three sets of sixteen. World generation settings are still being worked on. Currently, gems are assigned randomly to each biome in the overworld, but multi-gem ore is spawned in the Nether and The End. The randomness is seeded with your PC username (this is not collected or stored, the mod just calculates a hash code from the value). Glowroses spawning in the overworld will match gems that spawn in that biome.
- Classic – Found in the overworld. Heights, vein counts, and frequency are randomized by biome.
- Dark – Found in the Nether at most heights, from around lava level to lower ceiling. They are darker in color than classic gems and have slightly different shades.
- Light – Found at the End at most heights. They are lighter in color than classic gems and have slightly different shades.
Silent Gear Support
Gems (and some other items) can be used to craft Silent Gear items. These are automatically registered if both mods are installed together. The parts can be modified with a data pack if you wish.
Tools and Armor (Legacy 1.12.2)
NOTE: This section describes the gear system removed in recent versions. It has been retained as a reference for now. This is similar to, but different from the Silent Gear system.
Supercharger (Silent Gear)
The supercharger is a block that can enhance Silent Gear main parts. It’s a bit expensive to set up (the pillars required entire blocks of different items), but supercharging can greatly enhance materials. Gems respond especially well to supercharging. It does not work on the old tool/armor system.
Tired of making mob grinders and hoping you’ll get the enchantments you want? Why not just invest your mineral assets into enchanting instead? With enchantment tokens, you can have exactly what you want, for the right price! They should also work with tools from most other mods (no, they don’t work with Tinker’s Construct!) Of course, you can still use enchantment tables if you like.
How to use: Craft the enchantment tokens you want (you’ll get one level of the enchantment per token), then craft the tokens with a tool. You can craft multiple tokens with a tool at one time, just put one token in each slot. Normal enchanting rules apply.
Keep in mind that enchantment tables won’t work on something that is already enchanted, but tokens will.
Gear souls are an upgrade part for Silent Gear items. Souls have their own experience system and will level up with use (mining, fighting, etc.) Currently they are incomplete, but usable.
A gear soul will have one or two (usually two) elements, depending on the soul gems used to craft it. Both elements add some basic stat modifiers and affect what skills can be learned. The primary (or first) element has a greater effect than the secondary one on both stats and traits.
Gear souls will gain additional traits as they level up. These are just regular Silent Gear traits, which will be added to the item the soul is a part of. Currently, the set of traits is limited, but you will be able to add any trait as potential soul traits once the system is more fleshed-out.
The main crafting component for gear souls. Also required to craft soul urns. Soul gems have one or two elements that determine the elements and properties of gear souls. The elements on each soul gem are randomly selected based on the world seed. Drop rates are also somewhat randomized, but can be tweaked in the config.
Soul gems are automatically created for all living entities, including entities from other mods, whenever possible. Note that soul gems may be created for entities which do not spawn or cannot be killed.
Using In Recipes and Loot Tables
Different types of soul gems are distinguished by NBT. Silent’s Gems adds an ingredient type to allow specific soul gems to be used in recipes. A function is added to allow specific soul gems to be easily generated by loot tables. Details can be found on the soul gems wiki page.
Soul urns are storage blocks which retain their inventory when broken, similar to shulker boxes. A soul gem is required to craft them, but the type of soul has no effect on the urn. They have a lid which can be opened, closed, or removed entirely. If the lid is not closed, soul urns will pull items like a hopper (but do not push items to other inventories). They are planned to have an upgrade system.
Soul urns can be dyed any color (same mechanics as leather armor) and can be set with any of the 48 gems. These features are purely cosmetic. The color of an urn or its gems can be changed by simply crafting it with dyes or gems. Right-clicking it on a cauldron will reset the clay color to that of undyed terracotta. Placing the urn in a crafting grid by itself will remove the lid, creating a “lidless” urn which is always open. Repeat to restore the lid.
Chaos gems apply effects called buffs to players when activated. Most buffs are simply potion effects. If placed on a pedestal and given a redstone signal (lever, pressure plate, etc.), the chaos gem will apply buffs to all nearby players.
When active, chaos gems will generate chaos. The chaos goes to the player if in a player’s inventory, or the world if on a pedestal. Chaos orbs can be used to safely absorb the chaos.
Buffs and Runes
Chaos runes are items which are crafted with chaos gems to assign buffs to them. Each rune will apply one level of the buff. Note that chaos gems have a limited number of slots available. Higher level buffs use extra slots, but usually just one or two per extra level.
Different buffs will generate different amounts of chaos depending on some conditions. Most will generate a little chaos at all times when active, but some will only generate their full amount when you would be benefiting from the effect. For example, fire resistance creates much more chaos when you are on fire.
Chaos gem buffs are defined with JSON files and can be added with data packs. Currently, you can only define potion buffs. Don’t forget to also add a recipe for the rune, so you can actually obtain it in survival. I recommend using token enchanter recipes, but vanilla crafting can work as well. Details can be found on the wiki.
Pedestals can be used to simply display items, but have some special functions for certain items. Chaos gems can apply buffs to players in a small area when on a pedestal receiving a redstone signal. If chaos orbs are placed on a pedestal, any chaos generated nearby will be absorbed by the orb, instead of being released into the world.
Pedestals can only hold a single item at a time (even stackable items), but they can accept items from hoppers, and probably other item transfer methods.
Want to get around faster? Silent’s Gems has some modestly priced teleporters to use! There are three kinds: regular, redstone, and anchors. These teleporters are somewhat “dumb”. They don’t actually care if another teleporter exists at the destination, but you need two teleporters to set the destination. Recipes can be disabled in the config file.
How to use
Place any combination of teleporters you wish (even anchors). Use a Teleporter Linker to connect pairs. You can link any of the three types together however you wish! Note that there are no actual “links” between the teleporters. The linker merely tells the teleporters where to send things. Try using anchors to establish one-way connections.
Teleporting will generate some chaos, unless the distance is below a certain threshold. If the distance is in the “free range”, no chaos is created.
- Regular – Can teleport players that right-click on them.
- Redstone – In addition to the functions of the regular teleporters, these can be triggered by a redstone pulse. They can also teleport non-player entities!
- Anchors – Not capable of teleporting anything, but the other teleporter types and return home charms can link to it. Also much cheaper!
For Minecraft 1.12.2 and earlier, read the next section instead.
Chaos can be thought of as a “pollution system” of sorts. The world always has some amount of chaos and it is harmless at low levels. There is a fluctuating equilibrium point that chaos levels will move towards over time, increasing or decreasing to get closer to equilibrium.
Both the world and all players have chaos. Players will slowly leak their chaos to the world. The world will slowly dissipate chaos if above the equilibrium point.
Chaos orbs can be used to safely absorb chaos. Chaos that would have been added to the player can be absorbed if the player is carrying an orb. Chaos that would go to the world can be absorbed if an orb is on a nearby pedestal. Chaos orbs will break after absorbing a set amount of chaos. They are also not 100% efficient, leaking a tiny bit of chaos they would have absorbed to the world.
Chaos can cause certain events to occur. All chaos events have a minimum chaos level that must be reached before they can trigger. The chance an event will occur increases as chaos levels increase above the minimum. At minimum chaos, the probability is extremely low. On a positive note however, chaos events also dissipate a large amount of chaos when they occur.
This is a work in progress. Currently there are two events: random lightning strikes (minimum chaos is somewhat low, at 150,000), and corrupting stone/dirt blocks (minimum chaos is somewhat high, at 1 million). Corrupted blocks will drop dust when broken and have no special effects. There is an item to restore them, but it is not craftable yet.
Chaos (Legacy 1.12.2)
This section describes the old chaos system from Silent’s Gems 2. Think of it as a “magic energy system”, where the new system is more like a “pollution system”.
Glowroses are light-emitting flowers that spawn naturally throughout the world. Their light is enough to prevent mob spawns just two blocks away (configurable). The varieties that spawn also happen to match the gem ores that will spawn in that biome.
In 1.14.2, glowroses can be planted in vanilla flower pots. Potted glowroses create much more light than freestanding ones.
This mod adds a couple of enchantments. You can get them through enchantment tokens, or the enchanting table!
- Life Steal – The user is healed for a small fraction of the damage they deal. Mostly just for melee, but it works with thrown tomahawks too!
- Ice Aspect – Swords enchanted with Ice Aspect will chill the target, slowing or immobilizing them for a short time. The target also takes “cold” damage over time while chilled. Mobs naturally immune to fire will take extra damage.
- Lightning Aspect – Swords enchanted with Lightning Aspect will electrify the target, weakening them and dealing damage over time. The electric charge can also jump to other nearby mobs, although with reduced intensity. Good for crowd control, but you might want to be careful with this one.
- Concentration – Increases magic damage dealt by the weapon. The math is identical to the Sharpness enchantment. Cannot be applied with other damage-boosting enchantments.
- Gravity – Reduces or completely eliminates (depending on level) the speed penalty for harvesting blocks while flying or underwater.
Other Useful Items
- Return Home Charm – Right-click on a teleporter (anchors are fine) to bind it to that point. To teleport, hold right-click for a certain amount of time (24 ticks by default), then release! Teleporting will generate chaos, depending on the distance.
- Holding Gem – Functions identically to the torch bandolier, except you can set it to store/place any block and it stores a larger amount. Simply craft the block you wish to set with an empty holding gem. You can change the set block later, but the holding gem must be empty!
- Summon Kitty/Summon Puppy – Spawns a tamed cat/dog. You can also name it in an anvil, just like spawn eggs.
- Fluffy Puffs – A cotton-like plant used to craft soft things (wool, string, feathers, and fluffy blocks). You can obtain seeds by finding wild fluffy puff plants in certain types of biomes. Plant the seeds to grow fluffy puffs.
- Fluffy Blocks will reduce/negate fall damage when you land on them, depending on how many are stacked below the topmost.
How to install Silent’s Gems Mod:
Assure that you have already installed Minecraft Forge
Define the location of the Minecraft application folder.
On the windows, open Run from the Start Menu, write %appdata% and click to Run
Open Mac on the finder, press and hold Alt and click to Library on the peak of the Menu Bar. Open the Application Support directory and look for Minecraft.
Put Silent’s Gems Mod you have already downloaded (.jar) into Mods directory.
When you start using Minecraft, open the mod button, you will realize that Silent’s Gems Mod has been set up.