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Type Utility Block
Transparent No
Luminance No
Blast Resistance 10
Tool A Skyroot Pickaxe or better is required to mine this block
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Drops Itself
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Made from Zanite and Holystone. Enchants items and repairs tools
~ Book of Lore

Altars are a type of utility block found in the Aether.


An altar requires a Skyroot Pickaxe or better to be obtained, in which when mined, it will drop itself. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing and be destroyed.

Block Altar.png Altar
Hardness 2
Tool Skyroot Pickaxe
Breaktex.png Breaking time
Hand 10
Skyroot 1.52
Holystone 0.92
Zanite and Valkyrie* 0.76
Gravitite 0.52

*Times are from unenchanted tools in seconds, and Zanite with max durability.


Name Ingredients Crafting Recipe
Altar Mossholystone +
Zanite Gemstone

Crafting GUI.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Zanite Gemstone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Mossholystone.png

Grid Altar.png


Altars are used to enchant items, which turns them into enchanted versions. Right-clicking the Altar with Ambrosium Shards will place them on the Altar. To enchant blocks and/or items, place them on the Altar via right-clicking, and it does not matter if Ambrosium Shards were added first or afterwards.

To remove shards, rightclick the Altar with anything other than possible enchantable blocks or items, and the shards will drop out. It can also repair both vanilla and mod items, although this function has been partially covered by the Anvil as of Minecraft 1.4.2.


Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different)
Do You Believe in Magic.png Do You Believe in Magic? Craft an Altar Enlightenment Enchant a block or item using an Altar


  • Altars were called the Enchanter back in The Aether, looked more like an Incubator and had a GUI similar to the overworld Furnace.


The Aether[]

Aether II[]

  • Initial release: Introduced, is now interactive and has a different appearance
  • 1.7.10-1.2: Fixed ticking Altar crash
  • 1.7.10-1.5: Fixed not being able to remove items on the Altar with an empty hand.


Data values[]

Altar's data values are:

Name ID name DV
Grid Altar.png Altar aether:altar 281 (dec), 119 (hex), ‭000100011001‬ (bin)