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Flint and Steel

The flint and steel is a tool in Minecraft that can be used to light fires. The flint and steel is one of the necessary materials to enter the Nether.


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Obtaining a Flint and Steel


A flint and steel is made out of a single iron ingot and a piece of flint. Iron ingots can be acquired by smelting iron ore in a furnace, while flint can be obtained by breaking gravel blocks. Flint and steel can also be found as loot in a Nether Fortress or a ruined portal.


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Usage


If a flint and steel is used on top of a fully opaque block, or if it is used on the sides of a flammable block, the flint and steel will set a fire on the surface of the block where it was used. If used on an underwater block or a transparent block, the flint and steel will not start a fire but it will still consume durability.


Durability is also consumed if it is used on an already existing fire. Each flint and steel has 64 uses. Flint and steels are commonly used to light Nether Portals or for the lighting of TNT. They can also be used on unlit campfires and candles.


FAQs


Q. How do I get flint and steel in Minecraft?


A. A flint and steel is made out of a single iron ingot and a piece of flint, which can be obtained from breaking gravel blocks.


Q. What can I do with flint and steel in Minecraft?


A. If a flint and steel is used on top of a fully opaque block, or if it is used on the sides of a flammable block, the flint and steel will set a fire on the surface of the block where it was used. A flint and steel is commonly used to light Nether Portals or for the lighting of TNT. They can also be used on unlit campfires and candles.


Q. Can you craft flint and steel?


A. A flint and steel can be crafted from a single iron ingot and a piece of flint.


Conclusion


Flint and steel is a useful tool for lighting fires in Minecraft. From lighting a Nether Portal to lighting a candle or campfire, the ability to start a fire can serve a variety of purposes in the game. Since its early addition to the game, the flint and steel has been an essential tool.




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