Colored Torch

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Colored Torch
Purple Torch.pngBlue Torch.pngGreen Torch.pngRed Torch.png



Yes (14)

Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: See Data values hex: 0 bin: 0

Namespaced ID

See Data values

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


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

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


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

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


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

Gravity affected blocks like sand and gravel will not fall if the block below them has a torch on it, and will break if they fall onto a torch.


Torches give off a light level of 14. Torches also melt snow layers within 2 blocks and ice within 3 blocks (taxicab distance). Although the colored torch is colored, it does not emit colored light.


In general, torches can only be placed 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]

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Red/Green Torch colored_torch_rg 202
Blue/Purple Torch colored_torch_bp 204

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock and Education Edition, colored torch has 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


Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Torch.png Blue Torch.png Green Torch.png Red Torch.png Added colored torches.
Education Edition
1.0.27Purple Torch.png Blue Torch.png Green Torch.png Red Torch.png Added colored torches.

See also[edit]