How to make a Minecraft Campfire: Materials, uses and more!

The Minecraft Campfire is one of the most widely used light sources in the game and can also cook food on them making them perfect for night-outs!

Minecraft Campfire
How to make a Minecraft Campfire?

Light sources in Minecraft are an important part of the game and the Minecraft Campfire is one of them. Players can use it as a light source and even as a means to cook some food!

Players can make a variety of tools to satisfy their needs in the game and the developers have also introduced many small but effect tools for these purposes. Minecraft is primarily a sand-box adventure game and therefore getting lost in its world is a given for players.

To light up a simple fire inside a dark forest, we learn how to make a Minecraft Campfire using basic steps!

Minecraft Campfire

Minecraft Campfire
Minecraft Campfire

The Minecraft Campfire is a block that is a good light source and can even be used to cook food on top of it. The fire on top also spreads a smoke signal to the skies!

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Natural Generation

Minecraft Campfire
Soul Campfire

Players can find them occurring naturally in Taiga and Snowy taiga villages. Players can break them using a axe which drops coal.

Players can also find them from apprentice level fisherman villagers wh can sell 1 campfire for 2 Emeralds.

Variants and how to make them!

Minecraft Campfire
Campfire & Soul Campfire

The Minecraft Campfire has two variants:

  • Campfire – Normal orange flame
  • Soul Campfire – Turquoise Flame

Campfire

Players need a piece of Coal/Charcoal, 2x sticks and Any (Wood/ Stripped Wood/ stripped log) x3.

Minecraft Campfire
Campfire

Combine the items in the Crafting Table in the manner shown above to make a Campfire.

Soul Campfire

Players need 3x Sticks, 1x Soul Sand/Soul Soil and Any (Stripped Log, stem, wood or Stripped wood) x3.

Minecraft Campfire
Soul Campfire

Combine all the items in the manner shown above to craft a Soul Campfire.

Uses for the Campfire

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Sources of Light

Campfires are great sources of light and emit a strong light around the fire. Players can also turn on/off a Campfire using Flint and Steel and Water respectively. However, rain does not extinguish Campfires.

Smoke Signals

Campfires have a live fire on the top which emits small flame particles and smoke that goes up to the sky above. Players can extend the smoke height by placing a Hay Bale on the top upon which it becomes a Signal Fire.

Damage

Campfires can damage any mobs or even the players who get on top of the open flame. The only exceptions are the shulkers, zombified piglins and guardians.

Campfires deal 1 health damage per tick and also sets the player burning for 8 seconds. Soul Campfire also afflicts the burn damage but also does more damage, 2 health points per tick.

Cooking

Minecraft Campfire
Cooking

Players can place up to four raw food items on the sides of the Campfire. This will make it start cooking. They take approximately 30 seconds to cook completely, which is higher than a Furnace or Smoker.

To harvest Honey and Honeycomb

Players can place a Campfire under a Bee Nest or a Bee Hive to safely harvest honey or Honey combs. The bees will not come out and attack.

To scare away Piglins

Players can set up Soul Campfires to scare away piglins that are not attacking.

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