The Mining Laser is a powerful high-tech tool with a variety of applications. It can be used as an insta-mining tool with a relatively low EU consumption, as well as a high-power AoE block remover, or even as a weapon. All blocks destroyed by the Laser are dropped, with the exception of non-drop blocks like Glass or Leaves. However, due to the destructive nature of the Laser, there is a chance that the block will be destroyed and not drop anything. IndustrialCraft machines drop a Machine block, as if they were destroyed by a pickaxe. As it is a Tier 3 item, the Mining Laser can use energy from an Energypack.
As of 1.90, the Mining Laser has 7 different modes. These modes can be switched by holding the Mode Switch key (M by default) and right-clicking.
See: Crafting Guide
The Mining Laser can store 300,000 EU, which determines how many shots of each type can be fired. The block penetration distance depends on the hardness of the particular block. In this chart, block penetration is based on smooth stone and dirt. For explosive shots, the penetration radius denotes the radius of the explosion.
Also, hitting Endermen and other neutral mobs with explosive shots will not aggravate them. This only happens when hitting the mob with the explosion, as opposed to the laser directly. This is probably a bug.
It should also be noted that the Mining Laser can be used in Low-Focus mode to mine both faster than the Diamond Drill and at half the energy cost! HAYO!
|Firing mode||Mode description||EU used per shot||Damage per shot||Beam travel distance||Block penetration distance|
|Mining||Normal beam, average power||1250 (160 shots)||3.5 hearts||64 blocks||6 (stone), 24 (dirt)|
|Low-Focus||Very short-range beam, small power||100 (2000 shots)||0.5 hearts||3 blocks||1 (stone), 2 (dirt)|
|Long-Range||High-powered beam, high power||5000 (40 shots)||10 hearts||64 blocks||27 (stone), 128+ (dirt)|
|Scatter||25 beams, 5x5 square formation, average power per beam||10,000 (20 shots)||2.5 hearts||64 blocks||16 (stone), 16 (dirt)|
|Explosive||The beam explodes upon touching a block||5000 (40 shots)||3.5 hearts||64 blocks||2 (stone), 5 (dirt)|
|Horizontal||The beam will travel perfectly horizontally. Presumed to be similar to mining mode.||1250 (160 shots)||3.5 hearts||64 blocks||6 (stone), 24 (dirt)|
|Super-Heat||If the target can be smelted, the smelted product will be dropped instead of the block itself (eg, hit a iron ore block and an iron ingot will drop). Works on non-vanilla items, such as Redpower Basalt cobble or Forestry tin ore. Exception for cobblestone and sand; see below. Additionally, mobs will be set alight for twice the duration when directly shot at.||2500 (80 shots)||3 hearts||Presumed to be 64||1 (stone), 13 (dirt)|
Note: In v1.64 the mining laser will sometimes not fire in horizontal mode. Changing to a different mode restores it's function.
Super-Heat mode was added in 1.90.
If a super-heat laser is fired on a sand or cobble block, the block will be replaced with a glass/smooth stone block instead of dropping one. Doing so immediately terminates the beam.
When a super-heat laser is fired at a block such as smoothstone, where the 'normal' drop can be smelted into the block itself, the block will be dropped as if mined with a silk touch-enchanted tool.
When a super-heat laser is fired at a clay block, 4 brick items will be dropped.
It can also be fully charged immediately by firing it once while you are wearing a charged Energypack, assuming you have enough enough energy for at least one shot left inside of the laser's internal storage. Seems little rubbish, but who cares! HAYO!!
Please note that in the machine interface above, the output of 32 eu/s is incorrect.
What do you do, if even the Diamond Drill isn't powerful and speedy enough?
You build yourself a Mining Laser, that's what!
This device uses the awesome intensifying power of Crystals to turn energy into energy BEAMZ!
And these beamz will easily burn right through everything: Stone, Dirt, Ore, Creepers...!!
Just aim at something you don't want to exist and pull the right trigger to burn it to a crisp, HAYO!!
However, due to the MASSIVE energy consumption, well-planned usage is advised.
- There is an achievement called "Like a Boss" that involves you killing the Enderdragon with the Mining Laser.
|0.90|| The Mining Laser is re-released, with 400% more new modes! It holds a 200,000 EU charge. |
|1.337||The Mining Laser can now be powered by the newly introduced LapPack.|
|1.64||The Horizontal Laser Mode is added. When shot at an angle not to high at a block, it will fire a horizontal laser beam from that block onwards.|
|1.81|| The SuperHeat Laser Mode is added. It drops the smelted variant of the block targeted (e.g. if aimed at Copper Ore, will drop Copper) and sets things alight. |
|2.? (Experimental)|| The Mining Laser is a Tier 3 item and stores 300,000 EU. The recipe requires one Energy Crystal. |