Talk:Fire Charge

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Something Interesting[edit]

I realized that if you think about it the fire charge recipe is like how you make gunpowder in real life. Gunpowder in real life is composed of sulphur, charcoal, and saltpeter(potassium nitrate)So in the crafting recipe: Charcoal/coal=charcoal, gunpowder=sulphur (like it used to be called), blaze powder= saltpeter

Creative only[edit]

Why is this creative only if it can be crafted? 20:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I crafted this item in Survival and used it to start a fire like Flint and Steel. When I light a fire, the Fire Charge disappeared from my inventory. It is a single-use item in Survival. Kasijjuf 23:41, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Why is this "Fireball" in game, although here it is Fire Charge? IllidanS4 (talkcontribslogs) 21:39, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

It's "Fire Charge" in English (US), and I'm not sure which one is the accepted standard. Shellface 22:21, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Fire Type[edit]

Is the fire pre-fire nerf? Is the Cake Really a Lie?


In my experience, fire charges aren't throwable (though I may be wrong). The article states that they are an upgrade to flint an steel, implying that they are. Should this be reworded? Ilzu 21:43, 26 January 2012 (UTC)Ilzu

Fire Charges are not throwable. However they CAN be placed in a dispencer and shot by the activation of a lever and/or button. 3/4/12 MCWU: Shadic971 2:39,

At least in Java edition you can. They are the same fire balls that ghasts shoot. But then I can not be sure because I am only allowed to play in creative mode. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 15:47, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


I don't think it's a bug that they stay on fire when they go through water; fireballs are rendered on fire because they're, well, fireballs. We could put it as a note, but I don't think it's nearly bug territory.


Does this do any damage on impact, or is it just catch things on fire? -wcb98

Both. Remember that ghasts shoot the same item. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 15:51, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


I've heard reports that the fire made by Fire Charges is more aggressive. Is this true? And if it is, this needs to be noted on the page.NighttimeDriver50000 21:30, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

  • As far as I know, this is true. I have done some tests to support my fact, but I have no proof in the code. Interesting, though. Brickman2011 06:04, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

In 1.14 snapshot Java edition, yes, but only if you throw it really far. This may cause an explosion, but Both fires spreads fast in the overworld. In the nether the fire spreads slowly, and in the end demension fire will not move to another block at all because it is so cold. This applies to both flint and fire charge. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 15:58, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Floating Embers[edit]

I was firing Fire Charges out from the dispenser for a little target practice when curiosity struck me about where the charges that missed the target went. After flying past the target and out to sea, I saw that the Fire Charges were stuck in midair and were on fire. Did anyone else notice this glitch? Dsguy411 04:37, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

They probably get stuck as soon as they fly into an unloaded chunk. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:14, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

I agree with dinoguy1000 Villagers are not ugly (talk) 15:59, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Unable to Craft[edit]

I have tried the recipe listed on the page as well as every variation i could think of but it never worked.... --Stucuk 04:30, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

are you using snapshot 12w04a?

Yeh...... I can add it to my inventory using an inventory editor (Fire Charge's were added in 12w04a), i just can't craft it using the recipe on the page. --Stucuk 05:44, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Tried it again from scratch and it worked. So i must have spawned one or more of the base items wrongly(I.E having their damage value set to something other than 0). --Stucuk 09:10, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Interesting lack of Gravity Control.[edit]

I myself am a large fan of steampunk-themed maps, many of which contain airships, many made chiefly from wood. Since Fire charges do not respond to Gravity, I could totally envision Airship on Airship dogfights or Flagship on Flagship battles happening in future Let's Plays.

This is not exactly a question but I agree. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 16:01, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion. Thoughts?[edit]

I'd like to see Fire Charges do explosion damage like a Ghast's Fireball. This would aid in building canons!

Perhaps being able to use a couple more gunpowder in the recipe could produce explosive Fire Charges. Mcsqwirrelz 08:45, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mcsqwirrelz; this page is for discussion of improvements to the wiki's article about Fire Charges, not for discussing changes to the game. You could post on Get Satisfaction or Minecraft Forums instead, if you like. —kpreid 14:17, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

In fact, ghast fire and fire charges are the same. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 16:03, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Someone go remove trivia[edit]

It looks terrible that I can't be bothered to log in to do this myself but the potentiality of griefing is not trivia. It's a lot of work because I don't have an account afaik and just want to remove that section, unless someone has trivia to add.... 00:09, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

I would but I could get kicked out again Villagers are not ugly (talk) 16:04, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

This saved my life![edit]

My nether portal was bombed by a ghast. Fortunately, I had 18 coal and 2 gunpowder in my inventory. I went to my blaze farm, and got a blaze rod. You should add "Useful for saving your life in the nether, if you have some coal and your portal is broken. -- 23:46, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Well, you could just let the Ghast ignite it again. --Lordloss 07:37, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Cooked meat?[edit]

I really hope they make these fire charges drop cooked meat. It seems unfair that the fire charges can light the animal on fire, but it doesn't drop cooked meat. -fireglo450 3/26/12 1:42 PM PST.


Hi. I heard from a friend of mine that fire from a Fire Charge spreads faster and even burns faster than fire from Flint and Steel or natural fire (from lava lakes). Is this true, or simply a rumor? NightstormKitty 22:02, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

This sounds like a rumor, but I'm not sure either. Lozgeek 04:38, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Rumor. They all spread the same. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 16:06, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


I opened one of my superflat maps and found some fire charges floating near my constructions without any reason... and I have never played with them before... a bug?

Most likely a bug. Villagers are not ugly (talk) 16:07, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

This is now a renewable resource.[edit]

Because of the addition of wither skeletons, the fire charge is now a renewable resource; Creepers and Ghasts drop Gunpowder, Wither Skeletons drop Coal, and Blazes drop Blaze Rods which can be Crafted into Blaze Powder. This also means that Fire Charges can be made without leaving the Nether. Trigger hurt 22:07, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Furthermore fire charges can be crafted with charcoal as stated in the article. --☺ Sven ? ! 22:10, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Which is also true because no matter what mods involve Coal, they will work with Charcoal, but I think this can be configured by inserting a specific code. If there was a way to legitimately obtain Blaze Powder or Blaze Rods in the Overworld, then you would not be required to go to the Nether to be able to make fire charges. One idea would be to let the Witch drop Blaze Rods or Blaze Powder, so then fire charges would not have to be made by first getting a nether portal and blaze rods. Trigger hurt 22:48, 2 October 2012 (UTC)