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Fire Charge
Fire Charge.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Network ID

JE: 64

Fire charges are items that can be used to place fire when used, or shot from a dispenser to create a small fireball.

Obtaining[]

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Fire Charge Ruined portal Chest 1 46.4%
Bedrock Edition
Fire Charge Ruined portal Chest 1 46.4%

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Powder +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Gunpowder

3

Bartering[]

Piglins may barter 1 fire charge when given a gold ingot.

Usage[]

Dispensing Fire Charge

Fire charges can be used as ammunition for dispensers, or as a substitute for flint and steel.

When used, it instantly lights a fire, similar to flint and steel. The fire charge is consumed in the process. It can prime TNT and light nether portals and campfires like flint and steel. However, it cannot be used to detonate creepers.

When a fire charge is fired from a dispenser, it shoots a small fireball.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
White Firework Star or
Blue Firework Star or
Brown Firework Star or
Black Firework Star
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Ghast shoots?Unknownentity.ghast.shootsubtitles.entity.ghast.shoot??16
Blaze shootsHostile CreaturesWhen fired from a dispenserentity.blaze.shootsubtitles.entity.blaze.shoot2.00.8 – 1.232
Fireball whooshesBlocksWhen used by handitem.firecharge.use[1]subtitles.item.firecharge.use[1]??16

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Fire Chargefire_chargeItemitem.minecraft.fire_charge

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Fire Chargefire_chargefireball509Itemitem.fireball.name

Entity data[]

Achievements[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Into The NetherConstruct a Nether Portal.Light a nether portal.30GBronze

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngWe Need to Go Deeper
Build, light and enter a Nether Portal Ice Bucket ChallengeEnter the Nether dimension.story/enter_the_nether

Video[]

History[]

For information pertaining to smallmfireballs (which fire charges produce when shot from a dispenser), see Small Fireball § History.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseFire Charge JE1 BE1.png Added the fire charge texture. It is currently only used by fireballs and small fireballs, both of which are entities, and is not used by any items.
1.2.112w04aAdded fire charges, which use the above texture. They can be crafted only with coal.
12w05aFire charges can now be crafted with charcoal.
1.4.212w38bThe sound when using the fire charge has now been changed; it now uses the same sound as flint and steel.
1.4.612w49aFire charges can now be used to craft fireworks.
1.814w31aThe sound when using fire charges to set fire has now been changed; it now uses the same sound as when fired from dispensers.
1.915w33cFire charges now appear purple and explode with dragon's breath when fired from dispensers. Whether a true dragon fireball entity is created or if this effect is purely visual is unknown.
15w44bFire charges once again appear as small fireballs when fired from dispensers.
1.1116w40aThe life tag is no longer used for anything, but still saved/read.[more information needed]
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 385.
1.1418w43aFire Charge JE2 BE2.png The texture of fire charges has now been changed.
1.1519w42aDispensed fire charges[more information needed] can now light campfires.
1.1620w07aFire charges have a 5109 (~4.59%) chance of being given by the new piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1.
20w09aFire charges now have a 20226 (~8.82%) chance of being given by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.
20w16aFire charges now generate in ruined portal chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.15.0build 1Fire Charge JE1 BE1.png Added fire charges.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Fire charges can now be used to craft firework stars.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Fire Charge JE2 BE2.png The texture of fire charges has now been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Fire charges can now be obtained from bartering with piglin.
Fire charges can now be found in ruined portal chests.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The ID of fire charges has been changed from fireball to fire_charge.
Legacy Console Edition
TU9CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Fire Charge JE1 BE1.png Added fire charges.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Fire charges now make sounds when igniting blocks.
1.90 Fire Charge JE2 BE2.png The texture of fire charges has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Fire Charge JE1 BE1.png Added fire charges.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Fire Charge" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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See also[]

References[]

  1. a b MC-177457
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