Minecraft Mods

The Aether II Guide - Equipment

Welcome back to our guide, Aether fans! This time we take a look at the equipment this fantastic mod adds. There are four new equipment types in the mod: rings, pendants, gloves and capes. For more on each, read on…

You're currently reading the “Equipment” portion of this Aether II guide. Click on any of the following to view the rest:

Getting Started - Mobs - Terrain - Equipment - Dungeons

To start, here are the equipment types covered (click on the name to view the type):

  • Rings
  • Pendants
  • Gloves
  • Capes


Let's start with rings. Rings actually have 2 slots so you can equip two at a time. There are 4 rings, sadly however only two are actually useful. The iron ring and the gold ring (crafted by placing 4 pieces of iron/gold in the workbench) don't have any effects when equipped. You can however freeze either in a freezer block to create the Ice ring which freezes water and lava around you. The final ring type is the Zanite ring (4 zanite gemstones in a workbench) which boosts your mining speed the more damaged it is. Rings damage over time, so it doesn't matter if you're sitting around or killing monsters. Rings cannot be seen on the player from third person.


Pendants are another accessory type added by the Aether mod. Like rings, iron and gold pendants don't do anything, while the zanite one makes you mine faster the more damaged it is. Also like it's ring counterpart is the ice pendant which freezes all water and lava around you. There is also the Swetty Pendant, which drops sometimes in dungeons. This special pendant will give you the ability to walk up blocks vertically, which is extremely useful, especially so in the Aether itself. Pendants can be seen, though barely, in third person.


Gloves are an extension of the armor system added by the Aether mod, so they add armor protection when equipped. They can be crafted from the same materials as any piece of armor, using only two items on opposite sides in the workbench. They do not take durability damage, can be seen in first and third person, and are required to obtain set bonuses from special rare armors that drop in dungeons. Don't worry, we won't tell you about those rare sets since their abilities are a nice surprise.


Capes are a special beast - a cape is technically armor, but most of them are decorative only with only rare dungeon drop capes giving any benefit. You can craft a cape of your own color choice using 6 pieces of wool, and it can be equipped for decorative purposes. The swet cape, a common dungeon drop, is also mostly decorative except that it allows you to tame Swets. There are also the agility cape, the dexterity cape and the invisibility cloak which are all rare dungeon drops that do exactly what their names suggest they do. Donators to the mod get their own, purely decorative capes as well. There is another, super rare cloak that is a part of a super rare armor set, so no spoilers.

That's it for now - a short but sweet update to our guide. There's more to come, so stay tuned.

If you haven't gotten it already, the mod can be downloaded here:

Click here to download The Aether II Alpha mod!

Installation instructions:

  1. Force update Minecraft so you get a nice clean .jar file to mod.
  3. Use the downgrade tool to downgrade to 1.5.1. and launch Minecraft to check if it worked.
  4. Now, Install the Forge API, Player API and Player Render API, in that order.
  5. Run Minecraft at least once.
  6. Click here to download The Aether II Alpha mod!
  7. Put the downloaded .zip file in the mods folder located in your .minecraft folder.
  8. Play!

Tell us - what new kind of accessory would you like added to the mod? As always, feel free to leave your feedback in the comment section below.