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Colored Torch
Purple Torch BE1.pngBlue Torch BE1.pngGreen Torch BE1.pngRed Torch BE1.png
Purple Wall Torch BE1.pngBlue Wall Torch BE1.pngGreen Wall Torch BE1.pngRed Wall Torch BE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

?

Luminant

Yes (14)

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

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This page describes an education-related feature.
This feature is available only in Education Edition or when enabling the "Education Edition" option in Bedrock Edition.
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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition and Education Edition.

Colored torches are torches colored by chloride, available in blue, red, purple, and green.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Colored torches break instantly and drop itself when broken using anything. The tool does not take any damage.[needs in-game testing]

Colored torches are also broken if pushed by a piston.[needs in-game testing]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Cerium Chloride or
Mercuric Chloride or
Potassium Chloride or
Tungsten Chloride +
Torch

Cerium Chloride: Blue
Mercuric Chloride: Red
Potassium Chloride: Purple
Tungsten Chloride: Green
[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Usage[edit]

Torches can be placed on the top or the sides of most solid blocks, although some require sneaking (see placement for exceptions). Being non-solid, torches have no collision box.

Gravity-affected blocks like sand and gravel do not fall if the block below them has a torch on it and break when falling onto a torch.

Light[edit]

Torches emit a light level of 14. Torches also melt snow layers within 2 blocks and ice within 3 blocks (taxicab distance). Colored torches emit normal light, not colored light, and therefore the coloring is purely aesthetic.

Placement[edit]

In general, torches can be placed only on solid, opaque, full blocks; exceptions are listed below.

Block name Torch placeable
Slab Top of top-half slabs
Fence Top only
Cobblestone Wall Top only
Glass Yes
Stained Glass Yes
Hopper Top only
Snow Top of 8-layer thick snow
Soul Sand Yes
Piston Yes
Monster Spawner Yes

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Red and green torchcolored_torch_rg 202tile.colored_torch.red.name
tile.colored_torch.green.name
Blue and purple torchcolored_torch_bp 204tile.colored_torch.blue.name
tile.colored_torch.purple.name

Block data[edit]

Colored torches have the following data values:

Colored Torch Red/Green

DV Description
0 Red Torch
1 Green Torch

Colored Torch Blue/Purple

DV Description
0 Blue Torch
1 Purple Torch

Block states[edit]

Name Default value Allowed values Description
color_bit00
1
What color the torch is.
For rg 0 is red and 1 is green.
For bp 0 is blue and 1 is purple.
torch_facing_directiontopeast
north
south
top
unknown
west
The direction the top of the torch is facing.

Trivia[edit]

  • As with Sparklers, the flame colors correspond to results from a flame test performed on these chloride salts.

History[edit]

Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Purple Torch BE1.png Purple Wall Torch BE1.png Blue Torch BE1.png Blue Wall Torch BE1.png Green Torch BE1.png Green Wall Torch BE1.png Red Torch BE1.png Red Wall Torch BE1.png
Purple Torch (item) BE1.png Blue Torch (item) BE1.png Green Torch (item) BE1.png Red Torch (item) BE1.png Added colored torches.
Education Edition
1.0.27Purple Torch BE1.png Purple Wall Torch BE1.png Blue Torch BE1.png Blue Wall Torch BE1.png Green Torch BE1.png Green Wall Torch BE1.png Red Torch BE1.png Red Wall Torch BE1.png
Purple Torch (item) BE1.png Blue Torch (item) BE1.png Green Torch (item) BE1.png Red Torch (item) BE1.png Added colored torches.

See also[edit]