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 As a crafting ingredient
When used, it instantly produces fire, similarly to flint and steel. The fire charge is consumed in the process. Unlike flint and steel, fire charges can not be used to detonate creepers.
When a fire charge is dispensed from a dispenser, it acts like a blaze fireball, flying in a straight line (with random aim). When it hits a block, it will place fire. It produces no explosive effect. If it hits a player, it deals a total of 5 () damage (It deals 3 () health points of hit damage, and 2 () health points from burning).
|1.2.1||12w04a||Added fire charge, could only be crafted with coal.|
|12w05a||Could now be crafted with charcoal.|
|1.4.2||12w38b||Changed sound when using the fire charge, now same as when using flint and steel.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Fire charges can be used to craft fireworks.|
|1.5||13w02a||Shot fire charge's texture was accidentally changed from to|
|13w02b||Shot fire charge's texture was changed back from to|
- The sprite for fire charges are the same as blaze and ghast fireballs.
- When a dispenser with a fire charge is placed with a block directly in front of it, the charge shoots through it and creates a fire on the other side.
- Using a fire charge will cause a block update (regardless of whether the block it is used on can actually burn). This makes it a useful tool for triggering BUD switches.
- A fire charge will fly infinitely far until it hits a block, even if the block is outside of the players render distance.
- Since coal, blaze powders and gunpowder can be found from various mobs in the Nether, fire charges can be used as an emergency substitute of flint and steel when trapped in the Nether.
- When shot from a dispenser, the fire charge starts out stationary and accelerates, as though it is falling rather than being launched.