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How to make a Lantern in Minecraft

In Minecraft, there are many different types of light sources to choose from. Whether you want to use the customary torch or a block of glowstone, you always need a source of light. Having a source of light is helpful for illuminating your base but it’s also helpful for making sure mobs do not spawn around you. One great way to light up your base is by crafting a Lantern.


One great way to <span class='entity-link' id='suggestBtn-3'>light</span> up your base is by crafting a <span class='entity-link' id='suggestBtn-1'>Lantern</span>


Lanterns were added to Minecraft in 1.14 along with the village and pillage update. They were added as a decoration block and they are actually pretty simple to make. However, you cannot place them on a wall like a torch. There are two types of lanterns in Minecraft: a regular lantern and a soul lantern.


Required materials to make a Lantern:


Materials you will need in order to make a lantern are:

  1. Torch
  2. 8 Iron Nuggets


How to make a lantern in Minecraft?


In a Nutshell:


To make a lantern, you will need to place 1 torch and 8 iron nuggets in the 3x3 crafting grid. Place a torch in the center of the grid, and fill rest of the grid with 8 iron nuggets. Now that a lantern has been made, simply click it and drag it into your inventory.


Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):


Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to make a lantern in minecraft:


Making a lantern is super easy. To start, all you need to do is craft a torch.


Step-1 To craft a torch, you need a stick and a piece of coal. Follow the recipe below to craft a torch, or refer to this detailed guide.


To craft a torch, you need a stick and a piece of coal


Step-2 Once you have your torch, you need to get iron nuggets. To do this, simply place one iron ingot in your crafting UI and it will turn into 9 iron nuggets. You only need 8 nuggets so you will have one leftover.


Place one iron ingot in your crafting UI and it will turn into 9 iron nuggets


Step-3 Now that you have your iron nuggets and your torch, all you need to do is surround your torch with the iron nuggets.


surround your torch with the iron nuggets


Step-4 Now that you have your lantern, there is one other item you should know about. This item is the Soul Lantern. The Soul Lantern is just like the regular Lantern, except for the fact that it has a blue texture to it.


To craft the Soul Lantern, all you need to do is use a different type of torch in the same recipe. This is a Soul Torch. To craft a soul torch, all you need to do is add a piece of soul sand to the normal torch recipe like below.


To craft a soul torch, all you need to do is add a piece of <span class='entity-link' id='suggestBtn-13'>soul sand</span> to the normal torch recipe


Explainer Video


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FAQs


Q. How do you make colored lanterns in Minecraft?


A. Although there is no way to create a colored lantern in Minecraft, there is a mod called Colored Lanterns that you can add to your game. You can use This linkto find the mod.


Q. Are lanterns better than torches in Minecraft?


A. Lanterns are slightly better than torches. Torches have a light level of 14 and lanterns have a light level of 15. This means that they emit more light than a torch.


Conclusion


Now that you know how to create both a lantern and a soul lantern, keep in mind that you can only place lanterns either on the ground or from the ceiling. Another thing to know is that the only way to get a lantern when breaking it is by using a pickaxe to mine the lantern. You can use them as decoration blocks to give your base a more medieval aspect to it.


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