How to Make a Torch in Minecraft 

 Last Modified April 11, 2022

 Published April 11, 2022

By  Peter Schwartz

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Torches are one of the most essential items that you need to have which is why knowing how to make a torch in Minecraft is one of the most essential things to know about the game.

There are so many uses for torches that it is evident to definitely carry a stack or two while venturing in the vast open world of the game.

Torches can be placed on top of or attached to the side of most blocks. When placed on the ground, they emit a light level of 14. Torches can also be used as fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per torch.

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What are Torches in Minecraft

Minecraft torches are one of the essential sources of artificial lighting in the game.

Torches emit a light level of 14, which is the second highest level of brightness that a light source can have in Minecraft.

The only light source that is brighter than a torch is a jack o'lantern, which has a light level of 15.

Light levels are measured on a scale of 0 to 15, with 0 being pitch black and 15 being the brightest possible level.

Torches placed on the ground will emit a cone of light that extends up to 4 blocks above the torch.

When placed on the side of a block, torches will emit a beam of light parallel to the surface of the block that they are attached to.

The beam of light emitted by a torch placed on the side of a block will extend up to 7 blocks from the torch.

To place a torch, simply left-click on the desired block while holding a torch in your hand. You will need torches to help you navigate through night and dark areas.

Alternatively you can just use Night Vision to give you vision however if you want to go and play Minecraft without mods or then you best know how to make a torch in Minecraft.

You can learn how to make a torch in Minecraft or you can also try to find them however crafting them would be the easier and more efficient choice.

How to Make a Torch in Minecraft

Making torches are one of the fundamentals to completely immerse yourself in Minecraft which is why making one is not difficult at all.

To make a torch in Minecraft, you will need:

  • 1 Coal or 1 Charcoal
  • 1 Stick

Once you have all of those pre-requisite items in your inventory all you need to do is follow these simple steps

Step 1:

First, you will need to open your crafting table that should be a 3x3 grid. 

Step 2:

In the first row, add one coal or charcoal in the middle box and one stick in the box to the right.

You can use either type of fuel, but coal lasts longer than charcoal. If you are using coal, it will smolder and continue to emit light even when underwater.

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Step 3:

Once you have added the correct items to the grid, simply drag the torch icon that appears in the results box over to your inventory.

And that's it! You have now successfully known how to make a torch in Minecraft.

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Where Can you Find a Torch in Minecraft

The most common place to find torches is inside chests in abandoned mineshafts, nether fortresses, and strongholds.

Torches can also be found in dungeon chests, igloo chests, desert temple chests, jungle temple chests, and village blacksmith chests.

However knowing how to make a torch in Minecraft and crafting one is more efficient.

Torch Fun Facts

  • Torches can be used as a weapon
  • If you're low on arrows, shoot some at mobs then pick them up and use them as torches
  • You can place a torch on the back of a turtle to make a portable light source
  • You can use a torch to find ores in the Nether by looking for lava pools
  • When exploring caves, it's helpful to bring a few extra torches with you in case you get lost
  • Knowing how to make a torch in Minecraft and crafting them is more efficient than trying to find them
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