Aspects of Magic is an inherently unlocked research option in the Basic Information tab. The page details what aspects are, and also lists all of the aspects, their names and the meanings of which, sources of them, and what aspects comprise it, if any.
Aspects are the magic that make up an item. The different types of aspects give items there properties. For example, a stone is comprised of Terra, which is the aspect of earth or land, which stands to reason, a stone being part of the earth or land. These aspects can be released from their item in different ways, and when separated and collected are called Essentia. There are two different types of aspects, Primal and Compound aspects, totaling 35.
There are six Primal aspects total, them being: Aer, Aqua, Ignis, Ordo, Perditio and Terra. These aspects, along with Flux, comprise the Aura. These aspects are as basic as can be, and cannot be broken down any further. These aspects also are present in Vis shards, Vis being but the intangible form of the Primal aspects.
|Aer||Air||Grass, fern, sunflower, lilac, double tall grass, large fern, rose bush, peony, sugar cane, Air Shard|
|Aqua||Water||All potions, all prismarine variants, all fish, lily pad, sugar cane, cactus, slime ball, slime block, clay, clay block, wet sponge, bucket of water, bucket of milk, ghast tear, taint goo, Water Shard|
|Ignis||Fire||Gunpowder, brick variants, all hardened clay, all stained clays, nether wart, red mushroom, bucket of lava, magma cream, Fire Shard|
|Ordo||Order||Sandstone variants, nether star, Native Clusters, Order Shard|
|Perditio||Entropy||Gunpowder, sand, cobblestone, sandstone, cactus, some potions, Entropy Shard|
|Terra||Earth||Dirt, stone variants, brick variants, ancient stone variants, brown mushroom, Earth Shard|
There are 29 compound aspects total, them being: Alienis, Auram, Aversio, Bestia, Cognito, Desiderium, Exanimis, Fabrico, Gelum, Herba, Humanus, Instrumentum, Lux, Machina, Metallum, Mortus, Motus, Permutatio, Potentia, Preamunio, Sensus, Spiritus, Tenebrae, Vacuos, Victus, Vinculum, Vitium, Vitreus and Volatus. These aspects are all created of either Primal Aspects, other Compound Aspects, or a combination of the two. Compound aspects can be separated into tiers by their level of complexity, with the simplest being made of Primal aspects, and the most being made of advanced Compound aspects. Like Primal aspects, they can be separated and distilled into Essentia.
Tier One Aspects
Tier one aspects are created from 2 Primal aspects. There are 10 total, them being: Lux, Metallum, Mortus, Motus, Permutatio, Potentia, Vacuos, Victus and Vitreus.
Tier Two Aspects
Tier two aspects are created from a Primal aspect and a tier one aspect. There are 5 total, them being: Auram, Herba, Vinculum, Vitium and Volatus.
Tier Three Aspects
Tier three aspects are created from two tier one aspects. There are 5 total, them being: Bestia, Exanimis, Instrumentum, Spiritus and Tenebrae.
Tier Four Aspects
Tier four aspects are created from a tier three aspect and a primal aspect. There are 5 total, them being: Aversio, Cognito, Preamunio and Sensus.
Tier Five Aspects
Tier 5 aspects are made from a tier three aspect and a tier one aspect. There are 4 total, them being: Alienis, Desiderium, Fabrico and Machina.