There’s a lot of mods out there focused on the building aspect of Minecraft, but a lot of them specialize in complicated technological contraptions. There aren’t a lot of mods dedicated purely to providing more choices for the aesthetic side of building, and that’s exactly what Chisel 2 by TheCricket26 does…
Chisel 2’s main tool is the chisel from which it draws its name. It’s a tool easily crafted by placing an iron ingot, diamond, or obsidian, diagonally over a stick. The chisel serves only one purpose – to mold your regular block into one of many varieties of blocks of the same type. Just right click with the chisel in your hand and use the simple interface to choose your new block. The only cost of doing so is the durability damage to your chisel.
Each vanilla block will have over a dozen new variants it can be turned into, and you can chisel a block multiple times for even more varieties. Each of the blocks in the thumbnail represents a whole group of similar yet unique block textures you can get with the chisel. It’s a simple concept that provides a huge new palette of blocks to choose from when building your next creation.
However, while the chisel is the main attraction here, there’s three more items the mod adds that are useful in their own ways, and work in synergy with the chisel. The first one is the cloud in a bottle, an item which produces a tiny 4-5 block radius cloud on impact.
The second is the smashing rock, an item which damages blocks in a 2-3 block radius from impact when thrown. Stone will become cobblestone, cobblestone will become gravel and gravel will become sand. Useful in many scenarios, for example if you don’t have a desert nearby for sand.
The third and final extra item is the ball of moss which turns cobblestone blocks in a 2 block radius from impact into mossy cobblestone blocks. A pretty simple concept, perhaps even outdated since mossy cobblestone is craftable in the vanilla game now.
That’s about all I have to say about Chisel 2. It’s a simple mod in concept, but very large in impact on your gameplay experience. I recommend it to anyone seeking more options for their next creation, though the extremely limited texture pack support (due to the large amount of texture work needed) might put a lot of people off. If you want to try it yourself you can get it here:
Download the Chisel 2 mod here!
- 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: v220.127.116.11 for Minecraft 1.7.10.