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The crafting recipe for the Node Stabilizer, as shown in the Thaumonomicon.

The Node Stabilizer is a research option found under the Thaumaturgy tab that becomes available to research after researching Basic Aura Manipulation. Unlike its prerequisite, this research allows for a degree of control of Nodes themselves. Researching the Node Stabilizer allows for the construction of an item by the same name. Constructed in an Arcane Workbench with 1 gold ingot in the top middle section, a piston in the middle section, a piece of Nitor in the bottom middle section, 2 Arcane Stone Bricks in the bottom left and right sections and 2 blocks of quartz in the middle left and right sections, along with 25 Terra and Aqua and 50 Ordo Vis, the Node Stabilizer allows one to, when the block is placed beneath a Node, completely disallow the interaction of the Node with any other Nodes, allowing it only to interact with the Aura as it normally would. This helps to solve to problem of Nodes being attracted to each other and Nodes with desirable properties being overwhelmed by normal Nodes or ones with undesirable properties, or to strategically move Nodes as to overwhelm Nodes with aforementioned undesirable properties, such as a Tainted Node, for example.

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A Node being held in place by the Node Stabilizer.