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Blazes are mobs with yellow skin and black eyes found in the Nether.


Blazes can spawn naturally in Nether fortresses at a light level of 11 or less.

Monster Spawning

Blazes spawn from the spawners found in Nether fortresses.


Minecraft Mobs- Blaze


When killed by a player or tamed wolf, a blaze may drop one blaze rod. Blazes which are killed by other causes will not drop anything. In console editions, they drop 0-2 glowstone dust instead.

They drop 10 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


A Blaze on fire, preparing to shoot its fireballs.

Although blazes are able to fly, they will stay on the ground or sink down slowly in the air when not attacking. Blazes will attempt to swim upwards in lava much like regular mobs behave in water. When they see a player, they will start flying and attacking. They will catch fire briefly before shooting 3 fireballs in rapid succession. A short cool down period occurs between attacks.

Blaze Fireball

Blazes shoot fireballs at the player, dealing 3 (hearts) on easy, 5 (hearts) on normal, and 7 (hearts) on hard. The fireball will set anything it hits on fire, including solid blocks, mobs, and the player. Blazes will shoot fireballs even if a wall is between them and the player. A blaze shoots its fireballs with roughly the same lack of accuracy as a dispenser; however the blaze's shots maintain the same speed all the way to the target, unlike the dispenser's which starts slow and accelerates.


In addition to normal weapons, blazes can be hurt by snowballs, taking 3 (hearts) damage per hit. They are also damaged by water and rain by 1 (heart) every second. Like all Nether mobs, they are immune to fire and lava.


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