Basic Artificing is research that becomes available after discovering a few items in the Thaumonomicon. Although it does not confer any new items itself, it is an important prerequisite to the Unified Thaumic Field Theory.

Thaumonomicon EntryEdit

You have tinkered with the combination of various materials and mystical substances enough to have gained a basic grasp of how things fit together. It has been days since you last blew something up by accident and you feel confident enough to start experimenting with bigger, better things.