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The Noob Guide to Modded Minecraft

How to start prepared and not die in the first 15 Minutes.

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Getting Started - What to Expect

Modded Minecraft is challenging. You will likely die a lot in the beginning if you haven't played before. It's not your typical SMP experience. All the same elements are there, but mobs and dungeons are everywhere and getting your hands on good stuff in the early game can be time consuming and dangerous. Unlike our main vanilla server, there are no grief prevention or land claiming tools. This doesn't mean you can just join and start going wild - our main server rules still apply so read them and be forewarned that if you ruin the game for other players, you will be banned.

CPU and RAM Intensive

We chose Fabric because of it's performance, but we're not going to lie to you: Modded Minecraft can eat up system resources, especially when in an area with loads of custom mobs and their competing AIs. We recommend you play with at least 8GB of RAM and a relatively modern processor with good single core performance. As this is an experimental path for us, we may flip platforms in the future.

Why Valhelsia Enhanced Vanilla?

We moved to this modpack because it offers reliable and consistent updates that don't stray too far from the vanilla experience. The Better Minecraft pack maintainer was too unreliable. While we chose to go with this pack, you can always check out one of our player's servers. We enjoy fostering growing communities and aren't overly restrictive on advertising.

Downloading the Valhelsia Enhanced Vanilla Fabric Modpack

Which application launcher to use is dependent on your Operating System. If you are running on Mac or Windows, we highly recommend using the Curseforge App. You can download it here:


Curseforge makes updating your modpack extremely easy! You can do a search for "Valhelsia Enhanced Vanilla" and be up and running in no time.

If you are running on Linux (and we hope you are) be sure to check out MultiMC. You can download and run Linux 64-bit binaries here:


MultiMC offers the same ease when installing, but upgrading is a little more on the manual side of the house. It's usually just a matter of copying over your client side mod data into your newly created instance.

Better End

This mod adds new biomes into the End and modifies existing ones. Each biome has its own atmosphere, resources and mobs. It features a custom skybox with purple nebulas and stars. All biomes have custom music, sounds, and effects to make them alive and interesting to explore. The Better End mod has a custom End generator and creates custom structures for the central island. With the new generator, all the islands will have different shapes, terrain, and will be on different, varying heights. Inside the islands you can also find caves with unique resources.

The Create Mod

Welcome to Create, a mod offering a variety of tools and blocks for Building, Decoration and Aesthetic Automation. The added elements of tech are designed to leave as many design choices to the player as possible, where item processing doesn't happen inside a single block with funny textures, it requires a set of actors working together in many possible arrangements. Check out the wiki and in-game Tool-tips for further info on how to use these features, and stay tuned for an ever-growing selection of possibilities for Creative and Survival Minecraft.

Vanilla Enhancements

Aside from being one of the most visually appealing mod packs with included resource packs and shaders baked in, below is a quick run down on the other, many notable game enhancements from the included mods.

LevelZ Menu Screen


Perhaps the most significant gameplay-affecting thing this mod pack brings is a character leveling system. It takes the game to a whole new "level" and unlocking abilities/capabilities relies on your patience and will-power to collect XP and level up. A thorough run down of this modpack's level requirements can be seen in game by pressing the k key.

Death Grave

Your items are stored in a grave and marked on your world map and will automatically be equipped back on you in the correct position when you click on the grave.

Xaero's Worldmap

There is an in-game world map giving you a quick top down view of your surroundings without leaving the game using the m key.

Terralith Terrain

Terrain is generated using the Terralith 2.0 Mod and it looks amazing using only blocks included in the vanilla game!

Infusion Table

Take all Enchants off of an item and transfer to a book! Great for those crappy Iron items you find that have awesome enchants you wish you had.

Goblin Traders

Creepy little bastards just sneak up on you! They do have some pretty good trades though, so don't kill it!

Waystone Teleports

Waystones offer a craftable marker you can place down in the world and teleport to using your XP. If you find something cool, bring one with you!


Arcanus is a magic mod with a magic system that brings new trinkets, structures, and threats. Use /spells list at any time to see all the spells, as well as their patterns, that you know.

Additional Additions

Adds useful uses for Copper, Gold, Amethyst and more. Also brings some really cool Minecraft 2.0 items to life! (Rose Gold is disabled in this modpack)


Ever get lost in mines...us too! Well, fret no more, now you can use calcite to create chalk to mark your tunnels as you explore!

Guard Villagers

Sick and tired of your villagers getting knocked off in the night? Well, now you can arm them and create fighters to make sure threats are handled before someone gets killed.

Immersive Portals

It has to be seen to be believed - get a birds eye view, back and forth, from the overworld into the Nether and the End when their portal is activated.

Not Enough Animations

Check out what your buddy is doing - see what menu they're in. With Not Enough Animations, first-person activities are seen in third person!

Quartz Elevator

Who needs ladders when you can craft cool Enderman-like teleporters between levels in your base?! Makes base building fun.

Applied Energistics

A Mod about Matter, Energy and using them to conquer the world. You will probably need to check out the link below for all the cool stuff this brings.

Tech Reborn

Tech Reborn is a completely standalone tech mod including tools and machines to gather resources. More info can be found using the link below.

How to Learn More

Valhelsia Enhanced Vanilla is a light-weight and high performance modpack that includes some neat tech to spice things up. The team behind the pack maintain a pretty easy to follow WIKI. You can also find the Applied Energistics and Tech Reborn wiki pages highly useful for all the late game storage and tech options.

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