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Ignite your Passion with the Minecraft Fire Charge

June 25, 2024
4 minutes to read

Have you ever asked yourself: ‘What is ‘fire charge’ in Minecraft?’

Minecraft Fire Charge: I cast Fireball!

A fire charge is something of a similar use as flint and steel; a small ball that can incinerate things. But you will find that it is far more than a less useful version of another item. The Minecraft fire charge is the perfect middle point between accepting that there is no magic in Minecraft besides enchantments and installing a mod. Why the magic, you ask? Well, because the MC fire charge is basically a fireball that you can carry around. You will see why soon enough. For now, let us peek into the secrets of sorcery.

How to Craft a Fire Charge in Minecraft

Now that you definitely want a Minecraft fire charge at any cost (don’t lie, we know you do), you will need to do some work first. In short, the Minecraft fire charge recipe looks like this:

1x blaze powder + 1x coal or charcoal + 1x gunpowder = 3x fire charge


‘Looks easy enough’, you say? ‘Just 3 ingredients’, you proclaim? Nay! For you see, the ingredients have to be wrestled from the clutches of dangerous mobs beforehand. Blazes inhabit the Nether, one of the most dangerous biomes known to Minecraft. Besides the End dimension, of course. And underwater. And wherever there’s a storm. But it's really dangerous, believe us!


Similarly, gunpowder is primarily dropped by witches, creepers and ghasts. So you should have some solid swords and armor ready, if you want to do some good old Mincraft fire charge crafting. And then coal… is actually not that difficult to mine. Just dig a bit and with a little luck, you can find a good amount of coal in the ground. Charcoal is even easier to get your clean hands on (after which they won’t be as clean). Just throw some wood into a furnace and be done with it. Whichever you choose, coal is definitely the easiest of the ingredients to find.

How to Get Fire Charge in Minecraft without Crafting

For those among you that do not wish to engage in the laborious art of crafting, there are still some ways to obtain a Minecraft fire charge. One of these is finding a chest. Not any chest, of course, that would be too easy. It has to be one that is close to a ruined portal or one gained by living through a trial chamber. The choice is yours.

If you object to both exploring and crafting, there is only one more way, the most wicked art imaginable: economics. By traveling to the Nether, you can meet the famed and feared piglin. The creatures do trade occasionally, but the only currency they understand is gold. Yes, really. And you thought emeralds were expensive. Anyway, there is a chance you can barter an MC fire charge for a gold ingot but don’t expect it to happen all the time. The inventory of the trading piglins is rather diverse, after all.


How to Use Fire Charge in Minecraft

The moment is here. You have finally found a Minercaft fire charge and now it is in your hand, ready to be used. Good job, champ. You really outdid yourself. Now you’re finally free to… Wait, what? You don’t know any Minecraft fire charge uses?
Are you serious? Well, then let's go over the different use cases for the Minecraft fire charge.

Making Fire

Whenever you want to make a campfire, an MC fire charge can help you out. Although it is only single use and, to be honest, it feels a bit wasteful, considering all you need to craft flint and steel is an iron ingot and some flint. But in an emergency situation, where your health bar is on the line, throwing a Minecraft fire charge is better than the alternative.

However, things become interesting once you realize that a Minecraft fire charge creates fire. Like, instantaneously. So… if you throw it… it’s basically a fireball. And guess what? That fireball can be shot out from a dispenser. And immediately primes TNT, makes creepers explode and ignites sources of fire. And if you don’t see where this train of thought is headed, you probably didn’t purchase a ticket.

Just imagine it: A little redstone, a little engineering magic (look it up) and puff: a defense system loaded with dispensers that shoots one MC fire charge after another at any mob that dares to approach your settlement. All of them set aflame with your Minecraft fire charge, walking towards their doom, the sounds of explosions heralding your imminent victory! And it can all be yours… if you just take your chance.



Yes, that’s right. You can use the incredible power of the Minecraft fire charge to light up your enemies… or light up the night sky. Simply combine the Minecraft fire charge with some gunpowder and a dye to unlock this secondary use. The choice is yours and we would never try to persuade you. That would be inappropriate. But be honest with yourself, is a Minecraft fire charge really worth being used as a simple tool to make a big explosion not in a mob's vicinity but in the world above? Is that really how you want to spend all the time and effort it took to create the thing in the first place? We’re not saying you shouldn’t craft some fireworks, just that you could spend your Minecraft fire charge on… other things.

But if you do decide to craft some fireworks from your Minecraft fire charge; if you have the luxury of infinite fire charges, at least mix in some diamonds or some gold nuggets to make the explosion more impressive. That is the least you can do to get the most out of your Minecraft fire charge use. After all, if you do jump through all the hoops necessary to create some fireworks, why not try to make it as spectacular as you can?

Whatever you do, remember that a Minecraft fire charge is more than just an ‘explody thing that makes mob go boom boom.’ The Minecraft fire charge is a symbol. A symbol to show that with some ingenuity and spunk, you too can become a semi-magical wielder of flame in the unending cubic world of Minecraft. To ignite both enemy mobs and your passionate soul, visit a Minecraft server from G-Portal and show the whole server how much you can flare up!

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