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For the bow enchantment, see Flame.

Fire Aspect is a sword enchantment that sets the target on fire.


Fire Aspect adds 80 fire-ticks (4 seconds of burning) per level to the target. Because the first hit is caused by the item with this enchantment, the first second of fire damage is not recognized. Targets receive 3♥♥ and 7♥♥♥♥ damage with level I and II respectively.

Formula to calculate the fire damage: fire damage in 1♥ = (level × 4) – 1

When a mob that normally drops raw meat is killed while it is burning, or if a mob is killed in one shot, even if it is in water, it drops cooked meat. However, enemies damaged through the sweep attack are unaffected by Fire Aspect.[1] For example, if a player swings their sword at a piglin, and two other piglins are damaged by the sweep attack, only the first piglin will be affected by Fire Aspect.

In Bedrock Edition, an item enchanted with Fire Aspect can also be used to light unlit candles and campfires. Clicking a Block of TNT with an item that has fire aspect (even an enchanted book) causes the block of TNT to ignite.

Immune mobs[]

Both Fire Aspect and Flame are nullified on all Nether exclusive mobs other than Piglins, Piglin Brutes, and Hoglins due to fire and lava immunity. The warden is also immune. Normal skeletons and endermen are not immune even in the Nether.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierTranslation key
Fire Aspectfire_aspectenchantment.minecraft.fire_aspect

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Fire Aspectfire_aspect13enchantment.fire


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Fire Aspect, which can be applied to swords.
Upcoming Java Edition
Combat TestsCombat Test 4Fire Aspect can now be applied to axes.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Added Fire Aspect.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Fire Aspect.


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  1. MC-93669 — The sweeping attack doesn't ignite other mobs when using the fire aspect enchantment