Xaero’s Special Attacks Mod was inspired by RuneScape, the popular MMORPG. This mod allows players to charge their weapons and use those charged weapons to execute powerful special attacks.
Charged weapons have 100 durability. To charge a weapon, simply surround it with Crystals of Energy in the crafting window. For the charging process to work, the weapon needs to be completely unused, which means it has full durability.
Once the weapon is charged, you can activate its special ability using left-click, right-click, left-click in under one second. This will execute the active special attack. To execute the passive special attack, simply hold the weapon in your hand.
Special attacks require special energy. You can restore special energy by drinking Energy Potions. If you don’t have any Energy Potions to drink, your energy will regenerate at a rate of 5% every 15 seconds.
Energy Potions are crafted by smelting Crystals of Energy (which are also used to charge your weapon). Crystals of Energy spawn at a similar rate to diamonds, but they spawn in larger stacks. Once you’ve found Crystals of Energy, you can create energy potions by combining them with Liquid Energy (a byproduct of smelting) and Glass Bottles.
All normal Minecraft weapons now have special attacks when charged, including all of the following effects:
-Wooden Sword: Saturation III for 15 seconds which uses 100% of your energy supply.
-Golden Sword: Regeneration III, Resistance II, Fire Resistance, and Water Breathing for 15 seconds which uses 50% of your energy supply.
-Stone Sword: Resistance II for 3 seconds, Invisibility for 2 seconds. Also launched you 18 blocks into the air when activated, which obviously looks pretty cool when combined with invisibility. Where did that guy go?
-Iron Sword: Night vision, Speed, and Strength III for 10 seconds and uses 60% of your energy. The mod’s creator admits that this special attack is kind of overpowered.
-Diamond Sword: Invisibility for 2 seconds. Also launches the player into the air and creates a massive explosion. This explosion destroys everything in its path and looks very cool. This will use 60% of your energy supply.
-Bow: Shoots 9 arrows at once (or, if you have less than 9 arrows in your inventory, it shoots the number of arrows you have left). Each fired arrow uses 5% of your energy supply.
Each weapon also comes with passive attack abilities. Most of these abilities give players a 20% chance of restoring a particular attribute, like hunger, health, or energy. The Diamond Axe, however, has a passive attack which gives players a 100% chance of hitting random additional damage. This additional damage is gauged depending on your missing health – the less health you have, the more damage this strike will deal.
The special attacks included in this mod are creative and powerful without necessarily unbalancing the game. Since your enemies also have energy, you can create some truly epic battles. And the fact that you have to left-click, right-click, left-click to activate your special ability gives the combat system some added depth.
This is one of my favorite Minecraft combat mods. Check it out today by following the download instructions below.
How to install Xaero’s Special Attacks Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of Xaero’s Special Attacks Mod from here
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!