"This Thaumometer is one of the most useful and important tools in a thaumaturgist's arsenal, second only to the wand.
Firstly it allows you to scan objects, creatures or mystical phenomena to determine their magical make-up. You simply need to hold the right mouse button and wait.
Secondly it makes discovering nodes easier,
come visible when viewed through the Thaumometer's lens—even through solid objects!"
This Research is one of the basic ones: it is available from the start, as soon as you've created your Thaumonomicon.
To use the Thaumometer and "scan" items, it must be held as the currently active item in your hotbar, exactly like a tool. Hold the right button of your mouse for several seconds while looking at the item you wish to examine. Three types of messages may then appear at the bottom right of your screen:
- "You have discovered [X]": You have been able to discover one or more new Aspects.
- "You do not have all the knowledge required to understand this": this means you need to research some intermediary Aspect first before being able to analyze the item.
- "Nothing can be learned from this": the item cannot gain you any Research points, either in new or already known Aspects.
The Thaumometer is a Thaumic Device that allows you to find the general location of an aura node. It is able to be researched as soon as you get the Thaumonomicon. The Thaumometer is an important device because the following research, the Goggles of Revealing, which also shows where Nodes are located, needs the Thaumometer twice in its crafting recipe.
"The Thaumometer acts like a mystical compass, pointing you towards the center of the nearest magical aura.
You are confident you will be able to craft more refined devices in the future allowing you to discover more information about aura nodes.
For now, this will have to do."
|Thaumometer Research Aspects|
After it is researched, it can be crafted on an Arcane Worktable with 4 Gold.
To use the Thaumometer, it must be held as the currently active item akin to a map or research note. Unlike a regular vanilla compass, the Thaumometer is able to point vertically as well as horizontally, allowing you to find nodes above and below your current height. It is also worth noting that the 'pointing' end of the Vis shard inside the Thaumometer is the lighter end. It will always point towards the closest Nodes.
(This is currently bugged in the current version when playing in survival mode. Either switch to creative mode to use, or craft it into the goggles)