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Torch
Torches
First Appearance 0.31 (December 23, 2009) (2)
Type of Block Non-Solid Block
Tool Used Any
Data Values Hex: 32
Dec:
50
Stackable? Yes:64
Obeys Physics?
No
Luminosity
No
Transparency
Yes
The Torch is a type of tool found in Indev onward since the support for dynamic lighting, and is the simplest placeable source of light, not taking much to craft.

Behavior

Torches act as if there is no block there, and you are able to walk over it. Being an unsolid block, this even prevents sand and gravel from falling down past a square with a torch on it. Sand or gravel break when they fall on a torch. If they are placed directly above a torch, they act as if they were on any other solid material, allowing them to be used as environmental triggers, such as Airlocks. When being placed in water, the torch breaks due to the water closing in on it.

Crafting

BlockCSS
Torch
None None None
None
ItemCSS
Coal
/Charcoal
None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None


In Crafting

BlockCSS
Jack-O-Lantern
None None None
None
BlockCSS
Pumpkin
None
None
BlockCSS
Torch
None


Trivia

  • In 1.8, if one pays very close attention to the light emitted by a torch, one can see that it slightly flickers, like a real flame.
  • If a block falls onto a torch (Sand or Gravel), it breaks the block and gives the player the resource, but the gravel will not drop flint. However, if the torch is placed quickly enough after removing the base of a stack of gravity-obeying blocks, the stack remains in place.
  • If torches are put near ice, it ultimately melts after a moment.
  • Torches cannot be put on ice and leaves.
  • Torches share the same light as a Locked Chest does.
  • If water or lava flows on top or around the torch, it will be turned into an item.
  • You can make gravel or sand stay still if there is a torch below it.
  • Torches were planned to be removed and replaced by lanterns, but the lantern was dismissed, and the torch remains in use.
  • If you put a torch on the underside of a block, it will appear on the ground directly below it.

​Bugs

  • Before 1.7, naturally generated torches in an Abandoned Mine Shafts would not emit light. This could be fixed by updating a block next to or near the torch, such as placing any item next to it. This is referred to as a Lighting Error.
  • If Torches are naturally generated in a village (on the pieces of black wool), the Torches have a chance of not being on the Black Wool.

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