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Tinker's Construct, tool creation is almost infinite, however, some tool combinations are not very useful nor effcient. For example, making a sword with a manuyllyn sword blade and a stone tool rod is inefficient. Stone has a .7x handle modifier, which reduces the durability of the sword overall.

The "best" tool is entirely dependent on what you want to achieve. Do you want to clear an entire mountain or mine away all ores you see?

General Tips

  • Obsidian Tool Bindings/Crossbars are useful because of the Reinforced III ability.
  • Tool Rods are best made from Blue or Green Slime, Cobalt, Ardite, or Manyullyn.
  • The best pick head for a non-metallic pick is either Obsidian, Green Slime, or Thaumium (Added by Thaumcraft)
  • Paper and Thaumium are best used as pickaxe bindings or plates in higher-tier tools.
  • The Mossy modfier is very powerful when used. You may never have to repair a tool again!
  • Steel can be used instead of Alumite, they both break the nether ores Cobalt and Ardite.
  • Bronze is a much better tool material than Iron. The durability is higher and it is faster than Iron.
  • Cactus Crossbars are useful because of the Jagged ability.
  • Mossy on pickaxes is probably less useful due to how much time you spend in a cave with them thus away from the sunlight that makes mossy work

Tool Suggestions

Admin's note: This section is open for edits by the community to post tools that are good for specific jobs. This does not mean that incorrect information or poorly made tool lineups will be simply allowed to stay, though, and if a pointless tool is found it will be modified/deleted. Also, please sign each of your tool builds with your signature. This can be added by pushing the signature button while editing or by adding four tildes (~'s).

-Master_Wight 00:13, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

Full Tool Reccomendations

Best Weapons

Best longsword!

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  • Blade - Manyullyn (Best sword damage)
  • Hand Guard - Paper
  • Tool rod - Thaumium if you don't have thaumium use manyullyn or paper
  • Modifier, All extra Modifier, Moss ball, or other thing like that, and lots of quartz for giveing it sharpness


Crimlake's Toolset

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Hammer: Cobalt Plate, Ardite Plate, Paper Hammer Head, and Manyullyn Tough Tool Rod. (Can sub the cobalt plate for a thaumium plate if you get one, I don't use Thaumcraft so could never afford it)

Paper head allows for an easy diamond to throw on and cover the low mining level, the fact that it's paper provides for nearly free repairs on an end game tool. Throw on full fortune with a gold block + diamond, and if you can afford it, throw a nether star on for another modifier. Stack straight redstone after fortune and a diamond. The ardite plate provides stonebound(faster on low durability) the manyullyn rod provides 10k+ overall durability, paper head gives a modifier to cover the low mining level, but is mostly there for free repairs, cobalt plates give great mining speed boosts, but a thaumium plate, after factoring in the +50 redstone, would be even faster.

Pickaxe: Steel Pickaxe or Alumite, I only keep this around for detailed work(building and misplaced a block, don't wanna hammer a hole in the wall) and for mining out nether ores. Usually leave it in a bag of holding, a maxed out pick would be Cobalt Head - Paper Binding - Thaumium rod, but it wasn't used enough for me to validate making a second one.

Rapier: This is my baby, I love my baby. Manyullyn Sword Blade, Paper Crossbar, Thaumium Tool Rod. Gold Block+Diamond and Nether Star for a total of 7 modifiers. Stack pure quartz on all 7 modifiers. Hits like an angry freight train, and is a god tier weapon that I haven't been able to replace in any modpack.

Scythe: Yes I actually use this, it's not as useful in some modpacks, but in others an iron scythe can be worth more than the manyullyn rapier for standard mobs. I generally use a paper binding, steel head, and manyullyn/steel rods [Edit by PokeMageTech: or if you have thaumcraft, thaumium, with the decent handle moddifier and the extra moddifiers, though don't make two parts out of it, make one part or 3 parts out of it. Don't understand why? Look up material traits!] (If you're playing a modpack where steel isn't as easy to get as 2coal1iron, then replace with Alumite [or thaumium! ~Poke]) and get enough quartz to do 5+ hearts in one hit, then go with whatever, I find a fortune+fire to be ideal, this is my "looting" weapon. In the modpack I'm currently on, the Crackpack via ATLauncher, there are Silverfish hives of literally 20-30+ fish at times. Even with one hit kills, trying to kill that sucks, unless you have AoE weapons. Scythe is god tier for this, nothing can replace it, not to mention they drop silver and emerald nuggets like candy with fortune. Also useful for the swarms of mobs in Roguelike dungeons.

Excavator and Lumberaxe are both fairly standard, Full iron, paper binding, [for more moddifiers, go for some thaumium. But still leave some iron or steel in it for reinforced!] go full redstone on the excavator, toss a diamond on the axe and then go full redstone. I generally grow large farms of Greatwood and Rubber trees, for use in steam dynamos(charcoal) and general IC2 crap, so the lumber axe is the thing I make right after a hammer.

Tip: Be careful on what you make the repairing-piece with(The head, blade, etc), a Manyullyn Hammer Head would perform better than a paper head, but trying to repair that would be a nightmare, as a general rule, I only use expensive materials(Steel/Alumite and up) for heads on weapons or tools that I don't expect to repairs.

WangthePhoenix's Hammer

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  • Two Thaumium Plates. An extra modifier and better material than paper. (Replace with paper and add diamond modifier if you don't have Thaumcraft.)
  • Cobalt hammer head.
  • Blue Slime tough rod.

If you are not playing a modpack, add a mossy modifier. If you can, add a flux (battery) modifier. If you want a balanced weaponized tool, (hammers are effective against the undead) add 1 full slot of quartz and one of consecrated soil. With remaining modifier slots, you can add more quartz and/or consecrated soil and redstone and/or lapis. For purely mining, max out with redstone and lapis add auto-smelt or silk touch if you like . The modifiers are only suggestions, add whatever modifiers you want but I highly recommend Flux or Moss (cobalt tools are bothersome to repair.)

Best Non-metallic Pick

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Obsidian Pick Head Paper/Thaumium Binding Blue/Green Slime Tool Rod Adding the Mossy modifier will help deal with the low head durability of this pick.

Of course, for higher durability without obsidian plates, try:

Slime Pick Head, Obsidian Binding, Manyullyn Tool Rod with Diamond, Emerald, and Mossy modifiers

Poke's Favorite Hammer

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Cobalt head, Thaumium tough rod, Paper plates.

  • Reasons: Cobalt: Highest (usefull) mining level, best speed
  • Thaumium rod: decent durability modifier, adds a modifier slot, but it takes 3 thaumium parts (unless the tool only has 2 parts) to get 2 extra modifier slots
  • Paper plates: as far as I know, doesn't affect anything other than appearance and material modifiers, 2 extra modifier slots

Modifiers: {Lava crystal + max fortune} or {silky jewel} (so either way, asuming you have other mods like IC2 or MFR or the like, and not just TC, ThC, and add-ons for those, you'll increase your material output), moss/electric/flux, and atleast one modifier of redstone, or whatever else you want.

Optional, but suggested: moss for auto-repair (can be replaced with capacitor [flux modifier] or RE battery + electric circit [electric modifier]), emerald* (150% base dur, because 50% more dur.), diamond* (also just more dur), and if you have leftovers, possibly obsidian plates*, and if you have leftovers, feel free to use whatever you want!

*These are if you have some modifiers leftover from putting redstone on it/don't want it insanley fast or want it to last almost forever (base stuff, emerald, and some obsidian plates mean that each cobalt ingot to repair it, when the time finally comes, will be well worth it), use an emerald and obsidian plates on it.

Bedrock Tunneling Hammer

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  • 2 Ardite Plates
  • Stone Hammer Head
  • Blue Slime Tough Tool Rod

Add a Diamond and a Silky Jewel. Afterwards you can add a ton of redstone to make it faster or whatever else you want.

Notes: The stone hammer head is so that you may repair it extremely easily and cheap. the diamond raises it's mining level enough to take out any ores in the overworld, The silky jewel is so that you can save the ore for processing later due to silk touch. Also I find autosmelt is annoying if mods add smelting recipes for coal and other things. and there is no need for fortune because it grabs the ore block rather than making drops.

Mining Level 8-11 Hammer

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  • 2 Paper Plates (or 1 Thaumium plate and 1 paper, if you use 2 thaumium you'll only get 1 extra modifier. See: material stats or Poke's favorite hammer) (additional modifiers)
  • Stone Hammer Head (easy repair) (Stonebound I)
  • Obsidian Tough Tool Rod  (Reinforced III)
  • Modifiers: Haste II, Luck, Diamond I, Reinforced III, Writable II (or writable I thaumic I), Stonebound I
  • Additionally, If you wish to make this faster and don't mind expensive repairs, you can replace the stone head with a Manyullyn[,Cobalt, or anything reasonably fast]head and the Diamond modifier with an additional Haste.

Poke's version

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  • 1 paper plates (additional modifier), 1 obsidian plate (the rein III from before)
  • Stone head (easy repair) (Stonebound I)
  • Thaumium tough tool rod (other modifier from before, 1.3 dur modifier vs. 0.5 or 0.7)
  • Modifiers: Haste II, Luck, Diamond I, Reinforced III, Writable II (or writable I thaumic I), Stonebound I
  • Additionally, If you wish to make this faster and don't mind expensive repairs, you can replace the stone head with a Manyullyn(Or Cobalt or anything else reasonably fast) head and the Diamond modifier with an additional Haste.

Those last two were just copied down to there. I made this version because it would have more durability, but same stats otherwise. It does, however, require thaumcraft.

VTHERO's version

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(Includes Exo Armor)

  • Exo Armor=
  • Armor: +++++++- (Iron Armor)
  • Damage Increase:150%
    • (Modifiers(How much space it takes up))
  • Boots
    • 15% Speed (15)
    • 20% Damage (9)
    • 2.50 Armor (6)
  • Chestplate
    • 40% Damage (24)
    • 2.50 Armor (6)
  • Leggings
    • 45% Damage (27)
    • 1.25 Armor (3)
  • Helmet
    • 45% Damage (27)
    • 1.25 Armor (3)

  • Rapier (Manyullyn) (Obsidian Middle) (Paper Tough Rod)
    • 1.Lava Crystal
    • 2-4.Quartz (8,5 org. atk.) 8,5+8,5+4,25=21,25
    • 5.Flux
    • Reinforced III
  • A rapier and an exo armor with moderately high damage increase, can be very OP, since rapiers ignores armor, you could basically kill someone with increased hearts of any sorts by swinging your rapier 2 or 3 times.
  • Pickaxe (Manyullyn) (Obsidian Middle) (Paper Tough Rod)
    • 1.Lava Crystal
    • 2-4.Lapis (Looting III)
    • 5-6.Redstone (Haste II) 17 Mining Speed
  • Hammer (Cobalt) (Obsidian Middle) (Paper Tough Rod)
    • 1.Silky Jewel
    • 2.Flux
    • 3-5.Redstone (Haste III) 23 Mining Speed
  • Hatchet (Fully Pig Iron) Reinforced III & Tasty III
    • 1.Silky Jewel
    • 2.Diamond (325+500=825 Durability)
    • 3.Ball of Moss
    • 4-5.Redstone (Haste II) 14 Mining Speed
  • Short Bow (Obsidian and Pig Iron Rods) Flamestring (FLAME enchantment)
    • Draw Speed = 1 Second
    • Arrow Speed = 0,7 Seconds
    • Durability = 197
    • 1.Ball of Moss
    • 2.Diamond (197+500=697 Durability)
    • (Reinforced IV & Tasty I)

Wordy's Tools

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Now, this set of tools is about making the most out of a modpack with many different mods that add to the Tinkers' expeerience. These tools were all made in a personal 1.7.10 pack that included Tinkers' Construct, Thermal Expansion, Tinkers' Steelworks (unsure if that affects the viability or not), Metallurgy (with ExtraTiC for mod compatability) and EnderIO (doesn't add any tinker parts but wireless charging makes RF-powered tools far more convenient) among other mods.

Fastest Practical Pickaxe

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The first tool was something I made when I asked myself "what's the fastest pickaxe I could possibly make that is still useful?" It relies on Thermal Expansion and Metallurgy because when you modify a tool to run off of redstone flux, the durability of the materials used is no longer relevant. And looking at the stats of Metallurgy materials, I found out that one material in particular stood out as the fastest while still having an alright mining level: platinum.

The full setup is as follows:

  • Platinum Pickaxe Head (mining speed is 24 according to the wiki, mining level is redstone so it's equivalent to a really souped up iron pick)
  • Paper Tool Binding
  • Paper Tool Rod
  • The best Flux Capacitor you can afford gets one modifier slot (as the latest version of Tinkers' does in fact take the type of capacitor into account when it comes to the flux modifier, I decided to put a resonant capacitor on mine so it would be sure to last through any mining expedition)
  • I used the rest of the slots for redstone but you can dedicate one or two to whatever modifiers you need this tool for (obviously mossy is unnecessary if you're running it off of rf)

Making Use of King Slime Weapons

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A friend who went out exploring came back having killed two king slimes, and one of the drops he got was a King Slime Cleaver. While I'm not yet familliar with cleavers in general, the King Slime Cleaver was the most damaging weapon I'd ever layed my hands on, and it had three slots to make it even better. This is how I modified it:

  • A Flux Capacitor (I went for a smaller one than my pickaxe because it was going to see far less use than the pickaxe was)
  • Lapis (up to looting 3)
  • Nether Quartz

DoTheWordyThing (talk) 11:06, October 9, 2014 (UTC)

DavetenoMorpher3237's Epic Cleaver of DOOM!

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First, make a Manyullyn Large Sword Blade. Get two paper tool rods and a paper large plate. Then, for modifiers, put on a Block of Gold, Diamond, Block of Diamond, Notch Apple, and a Nether Star. Next, put on more than a stack of Blocks of Quartz, and a Ball of Moss (if you want). BAM! Without the Ball of Moss, it does +50 Attack Damage! :-)

Diamondslime500's Most Efficient Crossbow(1.7.10+)

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Parts:mannyullyn crossbow body,Bronze crossbow limb,Alumite or steel tough binding,and the special string.

making the crossbow with this parts you need to put only 2 modifiers:Ball of Moss,redstone(lapis if you want)

the crossbow max damage is 15,4 in total.

Demogarose's Sniper Rifle (Crossbow)

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The Bow: Manyullyn Crossbow Limb + Blue Slime Crossbow Body + Paper Tough Binding OR Obsidian Tough Binding

The Bolts: Paper tool rod with Manyullyn tip + Slimeleaf Fletching

put what you want on the Bow but the Bolts will NEED Moss on them in addition to all the quartz you can load up on

Reasoning: the Manyullyn limb + manyullyn bolt tips adds up to a ton of damage, paper is lightweight and Writable (allowing you to add Moss without sacrificing Quartz) Slimeleaf flecting offers greater ammo count and accuracy. With the damage, light bolt weight, and arrow speed, this thing really is a Sniper Rifle

Anon Tools

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 My Pickaxe

Cobalt head Paper binding Blue slime rod


Nether star Diamond and gold block Diamond and Golden Apple 350 Redstone Auto smelter Luck Moss Flux or battery

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