The Blaze Rod was first added in the Beta 1.9 pre-release. It has a chance to drop from a Blaze upon death. One blaze rod can be crafted into two Blaze Powder (which is a shapeless recipe). The blaze rod is a requirement for brewing, as the blaze powder crafted from it's the only way to fuel a Brewing Stand. This item is usually not obtained until later on in the game after the player ventures into the Nether, as blazes only spawn there naturally. In addition, they are harder to acquire because of the strength and difficulty of killing blazes without proper equipment.
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Blaze rods can be for the following:
- A fuel for furnaces, lasting up to 12 uses.
- Defining ingredient for Potions of Strength.
- It is the main ingredient in crafting a Brewing Stand.
- The texture of the Blaze Rod is just a Stick with a palette swap. It can also be held like a weapon.