- This page is about the Primal Crusher added by Thaumcraft 4. For other uses, see Primal Crusher.
The Primal Crusher is a tool added by Thaumcraft 4. It acts as a shovel and a pickaxe and mines at a radius of 3x3 when mining common blocks such as Dirt, Cobblestone, Gravel, Sand, Sandstone, Netherrack, End Stone and Stone. It also has a chance to drop ore clusters similar to the Pickaxe of the Core. It also repairs itself quickly.
This infusion has an instability level of "High".
The theory behind infusion crafting is simple - infuse a single object with essentia and the properties of other objects. There are limits however, but it seems with the discovery of the primordial pearl these limits are becoming less and less.
As an experiment you tried infusing the properties of completely different objects into the pearl with suprising success. The Primal Crusher is the first practical application of this discovery.
By combining a Shovel of the Earthmover and a Pickaxe of the Core with their void metal counterparts you created a
tool of unrivaled destructive capabilities that has most of the features of its component pieces.
The Primal Crusher can mine through earth and stone with equal ease and does so in a 3x3 area. Like the Pickaxe of the Core it occasionally mines native clusters instead of raw ore.
It repairs itself over time, has high enchantability and serves as a relatively good weapon in a pinch.
Unfortunately it seems purely destructive in nature and has lost the construction and detection abilities of its parent tools.