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A Fire Charge is an item that was introduced in Minecraft 1.2. When right-clicked, the block selected will burn, even if it's not flammable. Fire charges may also be shot through the use of a Dispenser, and it will subsequently light the object it touches on Fire. The fire charge will not always go straight when fired, though.

Fire charges, compared with Flint and Steel, are renewable, but they require the user to gather its most important ingredient, blaze powder, which can only be obtained by killing Blazes. Gunpowder is also needed to make this item, but it can easily be obtained by killing Ghasts or Creepers. Coal or Charcoal is also required, but charcoal can be obtained by smelting Wood in a Furnace.

Crafting

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Fire Charge

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Blaze Powder
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Coal
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Charcoal
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Gunpowder
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Trivia

  • Ghasts shoot the fire charges sprite, but the item itself doesn't have the explosive effect. However, it will still light the target on fire and deal damage.
  • Like the flint and steel, right-clicking on a Nether Portal with a fire charge will activate the portal.