Underwater Torch

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This article is about the light-emitting torch underwater. For the traditional torch that emits light above water, see Torch. For the blocks that generate naturally underwater, see Sea Pickle.
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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.
Underwater Torch
Underwater Torch BE1.png
Underwater Wall Torch BE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

Yes (14)

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Underwater torches are non-solid blocks that emit light underwater.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Like normal torches, an underwater torch breaks instantly and drops itself when broken using anything. The tool does not take any damage when breaking the underwater torch.

Underwater torches are also broken if pushed by a piston.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Magnesium +
Torch

  • The torch must be crafted with charcoal. You can also use a torch from the creative menu. [verify]

Usage[edit]

Underwater 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, underwater torches have no collision box.

Gravity-affected blocks like sand and gravel does not fall if the block below them has an underwater torch on it, and break if they fall onto an underwater torch. This torch is only in bedrock edition and education edition. It can sometimes be mistaken for a soul torch.

Placement[edit]

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

Block name Underwater 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

Light[edit]

Underwater torches give off a light level of 14. Underwater torches also melt snow layers and ice within 2 blocks (taxicab distance).


Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Underwater Torchunderwater_torch 239tile.underwater_torch.name

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values
DV Description
0 (unused)
1 Facing east (attached to a block to its west)
2 Facing west (attached to a block to its east)
3 Facing south (attached to a block to its north)
4 Facing north (attached to a block to its south)
5 Facing up (attached to a block beneath it)

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Default value Allowed values Description
torch_facing_directiontopeast
north
south
top
unknown
west
The direction the top of the torch is facing.

Trivia[edit]

  • Magnesium actually does not burn underwater on its own. However, magnesium and rust make up a mixture called thermite that burns hot and bright anywhere, in or out of water. This is because the magnesium can take oxygen from the rust.

History[edit]

Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Underwater Torch BE1.png Underwater Wall Torch BE1.png
Underwater Torch (item) BE1.png Added underwater torches.
Education Edition
1.0.27Underwater Torch BE1.png Underwater Wall Torch BE1.png
Underwater Torch (item) BE1.png Added underwater torches.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Underwater Torch" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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