Minecraft is the most popular game with the highest active users and with good reason. It explores the creative side of the players by enabling them to create structures such as Windmill, Bridge, Smoker, Lighthouse, Fletching table and also brings out the survivalist side by providing enchantments and affinities.
While playing Minecraft you will always require some kind of light in order to guide you through all the stages of the game. The game offers you plenty of options whereby you can choose to employ any kind of light source for your adventures. The reason behind the importance of a light source is that it will illuminate your base and also at the same time ensure that you are not attacked by any mob. One of the most common yet helpful methods of using a light source is by creating a Minecraft lantern.
The Minecraft lantern feature was an addition to the game in its 1.14 version that also included the “village and pillage update”. Initially added to the game as an element of decoration, the Minecraft lantern is one of the simplest instruments that can be created during the game. At the same time, a lantern in Minecraft and a torch have a fundamental difference: a Minecraft lantern cannot be hung on a wall. The Minecraft lantern is usually available in two different formats – a regular lantern and a soul lantern.
How to make a Minecraft lantern
Let us learn the Minecraft lantern recipe.
In order to make a Minecraft lantern, you will firstly require a torch and 8 iron nuggets. Before you go on to proceed with the making of a Minecraft lantern, you need to create a torch. Once you have created the torch, it is a very easy and convenient ride from then on. To create a torch, you will require 3 logs and a piece of coal.
The first step to making a torch, for the Minecraft lantern, is to transform the logs into wooden planks. For this, you have to put the logs on any of the slots in the crafting table. Once you have retrieved the planks, use them to make another crafting table. The purpose of the crafting table is to create a simple version of a pickaxe that will help you to collect the pieces you need for the torch and subsequently the Minecraft lantern.
To make the sticks of the torch, take two wooden planks and place them above each other or place them to the right or left side. In order to create the pickaxe, place some wooden planks on top of the crafting table. Following this, place two of the sticks you created just now under the middle plank. With that you have created the pickaxe which you can now wield and use it to collect all the coal you require to make the torch followed by the Minecraft lantern.
After the above steps have been completed, your next task is to find yourself some coal. The good thing is that the sheer abundance of this material will make it rather convenient for you to find it. Therefore, you will save precious time in making the torch as well as the Minecraft lantern. One of the most common spots of finding coal is to look for it in a cave at the surface. At the same time, it can also be found in the sides of mountains as well as on top of stony hills.
The moment you discover the coal reserves, you have to accumulate it for your inventory by mining it. This is where your pickaxe will come in handy as coal can only be mined with the help of a pickaxe made out of wood. Now that you have collected enough coal, it only means that you are one step closer to making the torch followed by the Minecraft lantern. If you wish to, you can make the torch on the crafting table even though that procedure is not usually employed by players. At the same, it also indicates that the survival inventory is always available to you for making torches.
The torches that you will be crafting shall be made in sets of four, which means that four torches will be created using a single piece of coal. Since it can be found in huge quantities (that is as long as you keep mining it), you can make plenty of torches which in turn will be instrumental in crafting the Minecraft Jack O lantern. However, you have to make sure that you have plenty of wood to go with the coal.
Now that your torch is ready, you will have to focus on creating the iron nuggets for your Minecraft lantern. This is a relatively simple process as you will require only 1 iron ingot which you can convert into 9 iron nuggets. For the Minecraft lantern, you will not require more than 8, which means you will be left with an extra. Once the nuggets are prepared, take your torch and surround it with the iron nuggets. And with that you have created your Minecraft lantern. The Minecraft lantern that you have made by following the above process is the regular Minecraft lantern. However, you must know that there is really not much difference between the regular Minecraft lantern and the soul Minecraft lantern. The only thing that sets the two apart is the soul Minecraft lantern has a blue texture to it.
The procedure to be followed for the soul Minecraft lantern is almost the same except that you will need a different torch in order to create the Minecraft lantern. Also known as the soul torch, all you need to make it is a little bit of soul sand that you have to add to normal torch and follow the rest of procedure.
How to use the Minecraft lantern
You are now familiar with the process required to craft both types of Minecraft lanterns. What you must remember now is that the Minecraft lanterns can either be hung from the ceiling or put on the ground like a Minecraft Jack O lantern. Apart from using it for purposes of illumination, a Minecraft Jack O lantern also helps to decorate your base and make it appear as if the place belongs to medieval times. A regular Minecraft lantern has a light level of 15 whereas the value of the same for the soul Minecraft lantern is 10.