The main purpose of Dragon Catcher Mod is to add a wide variety of tameable, collectable dragons to the game. You will find these uncommon creatures scattered throughout the world, and your job is to discover them all!
This mod adds a small number of new blocks and items to the game, all of which have purpose for you in your dragon catching adventures. Go underground and see what treasures you can bring to the surface!
Dragonstone – This dark, stone-like rock is a favourite of dragons. Perhaps they like the texture, or the smell, who knows. Dragonstone can be found primarily in the stone near the surface. Aside from being a component in dragon-commanding gemstones, your tame dragons will associate areas near these stones as ‘home’ when told to sit nearby.
Iron Pyrite – Often known as fools gold, veins of this ore can be found often when mining. Unappealing on it’s own, but when smelted in a furnace the ores make good treats for tamed dragons that also boosts their experience.
Dragon Crystal – These translucent crystals are found in mining, some colours are rarer than others. They can be crafted into gems of their respective colour, which are both tasty and useful. For the dragons, that is.
Crystal Gems – Crafted in a 4×4 pattern from the mined crystal blocks. Feed them to dragons for an experience boost, or use them in recipes.
Gemstone Dust – Crafted in a shapeless recipe with one of each of the three gem colours, this dust will give dragons a little experience boost. It is also what gives enchanted bottles their magical properties.
Enchanted Bottles – Put some gemstone dust and a glass bottle in the crafting grid, and you will get a bottle with the ability to store a tamed dragon for an indefinite time. The dragons don’t seem to mind, although they are often happy to feel solid ground under their feet when released.
Full Bottle – Although this recipe is shrouded in secrecy, it appears to craft a bottle with a dragon already inside…
Deep Gem – Unlike the three basic gemstones, this artificial gem is made by surrounding a block of Dragonstone with eight blocks of plain old dirt. Tame dragons will sit when clicked on with this gem.
Wander Gem – The second artificial gem is made using Dragonstone surrounded by cobblestone. Tame dragons will wander freely when clicked on with this gem.
Sight Gem – The second artificial gem is made using Dragonstone surrounded by sand. Use this on tame dragons to show their stats. The format is: (* indicates if a home is set) Lvl: (Level) (Behavior) (+s if saddled)
Dragon Flank – A piece of meat dropped when you kill dragons. You can leave it raw, or put it in the furnace to cook it, but whatever you do, don’t feed it to your dragons. They won’t like it in the slightest.
There are many types of dragons, marked by their varying colours and habitats. They can vary in base strength and attack, so it is worth travelling far and wide to find the strongest and make them your own. Be careful when your aim is to kill them, any nearby dragons will respond to a threat to their own kind.
Taming – Your dragon will need to be convinced to stay by your side! You can offer it diamonds, gold apples, nuggets or ingots, or even iron ingots if you have quite a few to spare. They also react to the dragon treats, listed in the following section. When tamed, even aggressive dragons will cease their attacks on you, and wear a shiny gold bangle on their horns to indicate their allegiance.
Training – There are two ways your dragons can grow and become stronger, through killing other mobs, or being fed treats. The latter include gems, pyrite ingots, and gem dust. Work with your dragons lots, and they will be more help in fighting monsters and defending your villages!
Feeding – Although they have a fondness for gems and metals, dragons are primarily carnivores. If you can feed it to a wolf, you can feed it to a dragon, and they will regain health. If you see your dragons with sad, droopy wings, it’s time to go hunting!
Sitting and Home – By crafting a Deep Gem, you now have the power to make your dragons sit. Just right click on them while holding the gem and they will be fixated on the shiny object until you return for them. If you sit them near dragonstone, they will accept that area as ‘home’ and will return there when they are really hurt. A dragon without a ‘home’, even if it’s just a block on a hillside, will die if it’s hurt badly enough. (You can turn off return behaviour in the config file.)
Wandering – When right clicked on with a Wander Gem, dragons will wander on their own and not teleport to your side. If they have a ‘home’ they will not wander far from this location, otherwise you might want to consider some good fencing. To return a dragon to your side, you will have to find it and right click on it again with the Wander Gem.
Riding – If you give a dragon a saddle, you will be able to ride these little creatures and control their direction with no added incentive. They do not seem to mind that the saddle is for pigs.
Breeding – Oddly enough, dragons get into the breeding mood when fed wheat. Most of the time the little baby will resemble one of it’s parents, but they can also take on traits from their environment. Try breeding your dragons in different surroundings, or near different blocks, and you may discover some new types in the process!
Other Interactions – Some dragon types react to specific items. If you find a white dragon in an abandoned mine shaft, see what happens when you try to dye it, or feed your nether dragons something fiery! You may be surprised with the results!
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