How To Make Soul Torch In Minecraft

Ever wonder how to decorate and light your base with a blue gloomy light source? In this article, we will show you how to craft a Soul Torch in Minecraft!
How To Make Soul Torch In Minecraft

Everything you need to make Soul Torch

Soul Torch is a new light source that has been added in Minecraft 1.16 Nether update. It has the same functionality as a torch but with a different color and provides a weaker light level. To craft Soul Torch, you must enter the Nether.

  • 1x Stick
  • 1x Coal/Charcoal
  • 1x Soul Sand/Soul Soil

How to craft Soul Torch in Minecraft


Collect 1x Stick

Stick is a super common item in the game. You can craft 4x Stick with 2x Planks or 1x Stick with 2x Bamboo.

planks to stick
bamboo to sticks

Chests generated in the Village have a high chance to contain 1-12x Stick.

stick in chest

Another main way to get Stick is to break Leaves and Dead bushes. They drop 0-2x Sticks.

dead bushes and leaves

You can also go fishing or kill witches for Stick.


Collect 1x Coal/Charcoal

Coal can be obtained by breaking or smelting Coal Ore in the Furnace. They yield 1x Coal per Coal Ore. If you have a Fortune III pickaxe, breaking a Coal Ore will give you 4x Coal.

smelt coal ore

Coal can also be found in looted chests in most of the random structures in Minecraft. They have a medium chance to contain 1-8x Coal.

coal in chest

If you can’t find Coal, you find use Charcoal instead by smelting Wood or Log in the furnace.



Collect 1x Soul Sand/Soul Soil

Soul Sand or Soul Soil is a common block in The Nether dimension. You can find them in biomes like the Nether wastes, Nether fortresses, Bastion remnants, and Soul sand valleys. The lower you go, the better chance you will find Soul Sand.

soul sand and soul soil


Finish off crafting a Soul Torch

When you have 1x Stick, Coal or Charcoal, and Soul Sand or Soul Soil, just right-click the crafting table and put the Coal on top, the Stick in the middle, and the Soul Sand at the bottom to craft 4x Soul Torch.

craft soul torch

Chests in Bastion Remnants also have a 22.8% chance to contain 2-7x Soul Sand.

What is the give command to get a Soul Torch?

The command to give yourself a Soul Torch is: /give @p soul_torch 1

Congratulation on your Soul Torch!

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