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The Fire Charge is an item which can be used as fireball ammunition for Dispensers, or as an inefficient substitute for Flint and Steel. When fired it acts exactly like a blaze's fireball. It can be useful if you're stuck in the Nether without any iron ingots or Flint and Steel.
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
|Blaze Powder +
Because gunpowder, coal, charcoal and blaze powder are all renewable, fire charges are renewable resources.
 As a crafting ingredient
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
|Fire Charge + Gunpowder + Dye
(Forms Large Ball shape)
When used by a player, it instantly places Fire at the clicked location, like a Flint and Steel. The Fire Charge is consumed in the process. Fire created with a Fire Charge will burn faster than a Flint and Steel fire.
When a Fire Charge is dispensed from a Dispenser, it acts like a Blaze fireball, flying in a straight line (though with the usual random aim of a Dispenser). When it hits a block, it will place Fire at that location. These fireballs have no explosive effect. When it hits a player, it deals a total of 4 1/2 hearts of damage (It deals 2 1/2 hearts of hit damage, and 2 hearts in burning damage).
|1.2.1||12w04a||Added Fire Charge, could only be crafted with coal.|
|12w05a||Could now be crafted with charcoal.|
|1.4.2||12w38b||Changed sound when using the fire charge, now same as when using flint and steel.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Fire Charges can now be used to craft fireworks with a Large Ball explosion.|
|1.5||13w02a||Shot fire charges texture was accidentally changed from to|
|13w02b||Shot fire charges texture was changed from to|
- The sprite for fire charges are the same as Blaze fireballs and Ghast fireballs.
- Fire charges set fire on contact to players and flammable blocks.
- When a dispenser with a fire charge is placed with a block directly in front of it, the charge shoots through it and creates a fire on the other side, which is useful for making self-lighting fireplaces and traps.
- Using a fire charge will cause a block update (regardless of whether the block it is used on can actually burn). This makes it a useful tool for triggering BUD switches, and therefore can be used as a short-range wireless redstone transmitter.
- A fire charge will fly infinitely far until it hits a block, even if the block is outside of the players render distance.
- A fire charge will set TNT on fire, instead of automatically detonating it. It will detonate after a few seconds.
- Since Wither Skeletons drop Coal, Blazes drop Blaze Rods to make Blaze Powder and Ghasts drop Gunpowder, the Fire Charge can be used as an emergency substitute to Flint and Steel while trapped in the Nether.
- A purple version is shot by the Enderdragon as an Xbox exclusive.
- When a mob is shot directly with a Fire Charge and dies, it does not drop cooked food as expected. This is because it is taking weapon damage and not being burned, if it dies from the fire, it will drop cooked food.
- When you right click with the Fire Charge on a block, the fire created may not render properly according to the block, making it seem to be floating fire.
- If it travels out of the render distance it eventually stops in mid air. If this accumulates it can cause major lag in the surrounding area (this can be removed by enclosing the fireball in a TNT-proof block such as obsidian and lighting a piece of TNT).