Coal is an common item in Minecraft obtained from mining Coal Ore and killing Wither Skeletons. Coal is necessary for survival: it is for crafting Torches, and, should you become trapped in the Nether by a Ghast, is for crafting Fire Charges. Coal is fairly common.
How to obtain
- When combined with Blaze Powder and Gunpowder, it makes 3 Fire Charges.
- When put on top of a Stick, it makes 4 Torches.
- Smelt 1/8 of a stack of items (8 items)
- Coal, Iron Ingots and Redstone are the only ore-obtained resources to be dropped by any mob (Wither Skeletons, Zombies and Witches respectively)
- Coal is, as a fuel, equivalent to Charcoal.
|Base||Blaze Rod • Charcoal • Clay (Item) • Coal • Cocoa Bean • Diamond • Egg • Emerald • Flint • Glowstone Dust • Gold Nugget • Gunpowder • Ink Sac • Lapis Lazuli • Leather • Nether Quartz • Nether Star • Prismarine Crystal • Prismarine Shard • Rabbit's Foot • Rabbit Hide • Seeds • String • Sugar Cane|
|Crafted||Bone Meal • Book • Bowl • Brick (Item) • Charcoal • Dye • Gold Ingot • Nether Brick (Item) • Stick • Sugar • Wheat|