The fire charge is one of the required materials to make firework stars in Minecraft. It can also be used as ammunition for a fire shooting dispenser contraption. You won't need the fire charge to actually survive in the game. The things you can craft from this item lean more towards the quality of life and fun spectrum.

With that said, how do you make a fire charge in Minecraft? Here are all the materials you need to collect as well as the recipe to craft fire charges.

Nether Fortress Minecraft Min
Prepare yourself for the Blazes at Nether Fortress to get required ingredient for a fire charge.

Materials For Crafting Fire Charges

The ingredients you need for the fire charge are pretty basic. One Blaze Powder, one charcoal/coal, and one Gunpowder will get you three fire charges. The most challenging thing to get from this list is the Blaze Powder. To acquire it, you have to venture down the Nether realm, find the Nether Fortress in Minecraft and fight Blazes there.

Upon death, the Blazes will drop Blaze Rods. Place these rods inside your inventory's crafting area and you shall receive Blaze Powder. From there, mine up some coal, slay some Creepers for Gunpowder, and you're good to go.

How To Make A Fire Charge In Minecraft

To craft a fire charge in Minecraft, place the ingredients including a Blaze Powder, a charcoal or coal and a Gunpowder inside the Crafting Table according to the recipe below:

  • Put Gunpowder at the bottom row. Either row out of the three works.
  • Place charcoal/coal directly above the Gunpowder.
  • Finish by placing the Blaze Powder on top.
  • Drag the Fire Charge into your inventory.

Trivia: Piglins in the Nether can also give fire charges if you trade with them using a gold ingot.

Fire Charge Recipe
Easy recipe for fire charge

How To Use Fire Charge In Minecraft?

In Minecraft, the main usage for the fire charge is to be the main combustion core of firework stars. Players can mix and match different dyes and materials to get a multitude of firework stars with varying colors and patterns. They can then use the stars to craft firework rockets that explode into the corresponding patterns.

Players can also use the fire charge as a sort of a grenade to light an area on fire when thrown. This item is similar to Flint and Steel in the sense that it lights up other items. Each use will consume one fire charge.

Fire Charge Light
You can use the fire charge to light things up.

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