Water. Earth. Fire. Air.
These are the four elements that the Avatar: The Last Blockbender mod lets you control. Inspired by the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated TV show, the mod adds bending the four elements along with new mobs, structures and other features. Let’s take a look at this WIP mod…
The bending part of the mod is based on your element, which is chosen via a command (/bending fire, for example), and scrolls. Each scroll has a move on it that is either Novice, Adept or Master level, which affects its power. You can put scrolls in your hotbar and use them as you would a tool, or put them in a satchel and bind them to keys. Each scroll also has a cooldown that is effective across all levels of the same move.
Water is a versatile element that has some offensive as well as defensive moves. With waterbending, you can freeze water as well as melt ice back into water, build structures out of ice, and throw snowballs at your enemies.
Fire is a destructive element, and one focused on attack. Using firebending you can shoot out flames with a few different scrolls and have lightning under your control. You can create explosions and melt ice. There’s even a spell that allows you to fly for a while!
Earth is a very mobile element that has lots of moves that focus on moving around. With earthbending, you can push your enemies away, launch them in the air, or launch yourself somewhere. You can also build walls, towers, and bridges as well as sense ores. The signature rock tent is also there.
Air is the most diverse element with lots of particle effects. Airbending has moves that range from simple gusts of wind to push your enemies away, to creating giant twisters that you can fly on. Some moves create shapes out of air, like domes that form around you and discs that you shoot in front of you.
Besides the four elements, the mod also adds villages for all four of the nations complete with villagers and buildings fitting for their element. There’s also new food and even a glider mechanic so you can fly around. Finally, the mod adds creatures from the animated show like Flying Bison and Polarbear Dogs. They help round the world out.
Those are the basics, but the mod is very promising and already has a bunch of content in it, with plans to do much more (like a spirit dimension and team bending which sounds awesome for multiplayer). I personally hope they continue this mod and help it achieve greatness because the Avatar setting is something that can really work well in Minecraft, especially if they can pull off all the features they mentioned.
You can follow the mod’s development as well as try it out yourself here:
Download the Avatar: The Last Blockbender mod here!
[WORK IN PROGRESS, SOME FEATURES STILL NOT COMPLETE]Warning: The forum thread contains spoilers for the Avatar: The Last Airbender show.
- Install the Forge API.
- Run Minecraft at least once.
- Put the .jar file in the mods folder located in your .minecraft folder.
- For any additional info, head to our big Mod Installation Guide.
- Ready to go! Enjoy.
Like always, feel free to leave any feedback you might have in the comment section below.
Version of mod reviewed: v0.7.4 for Minecraft 1.7.10.