How to make a Soul Torch and a Soul Lantern in Minecraft

Torches and lanterns are great tools in Minecraft that not only help you light up your surroundings, but also allow you to melt ice and repel mobs and Piglins. If you are new to Minecraft then you should make yourself familiar with Soul Torches and Soul Lanterns as they are quite high powered and can help you out of sticky situations. Let’s take a look at how you can craft Soul Torch and Soul Lantern in Minecraft.

How to craft a Soul Torch in Minecraft

Crafting a Soul Torch in Minecraft is a fairly easy process as long as you have the right equipment and the right ingredients. Check out the list below. If you are missing any of the ingredients listed below, ensure to get them in your inventory first before proceeding with the next steps.

Things you will need

  • A crafting table to access the 3×3 grid
  • 1 x Coal/ Charcoal
  • 1 x Stick
  • 1 x Soul Soil/ Soul Sand


To craft Soul Torch, make your way to the crafting table and place all the three ingredients listed above in the crafting grid. Make sure to place the items in the exact order below in the middle column of your crafting grid.

  • First Grid Space – Coal/Charcoal
  • Middle Grid Space – Stick
  • Bottom Grid Space – Soul Soil/ Soul Sand

You should now have crafted your Soul Torch which can be placed anywhere on the map you like.

How to craft Soul Lantern in Minecraft

Just like the Soul Torch, crafting a Soul Lantern is an easy process as long as you have the correct materials in your position. All the ingredients have been listed below, in case you do not have them in your possession, ensure to acquire them first before proceeding with the crafting process.

Things you will need

A crafting table to access the 3×3 crafting grid

  • 8 x Iron Nuggets
  • 1 x Soul Torch


Equip all the ingredients in your inventory and make your way to the crafting table. Start by placing the Iron nuggets in a circular order in the grid on the outside while keeping the slot in the middle free. Once you have used up all your 8 iron nuggets, place the Soul Torch right in the middle of the grid. This should give you a Soul Lantern which you can easily place in your inventory now.

You should now have a Soul Lantern in your inventory.

What are Soul Torches used for

Torches are mainly used to light up your in-game structures. You can even place them beside gravity affected blocks as they will block the material from falling below.

  • Soul Torches also help repel Piglins which can come in handy if you do not have a gold armor piece equipped.
  • You can also use them to keep Piglins out of your house and area in case they keep coming back again and again.
  • Soul Torches give off level 10 low light which means that can not be used to melt ice or snow.

Note: Although Soul Torches will repel Piglins they will not affect them if they are placed on the wall.

What are Soul Lanterns used for

Lanterns are decorative items that light up your area. Soul Lanterns, just like their torch counterpart have a light level of 10. This means that you can not melt ice or snow with them.

  • When you place a Soul Lantern to the underside of a block, it will appear to be hanging.
  • Soul Lanterns will automatically attach to chains.
  • Soul Lanterns also repel Piglins.
  • A lantern is a permanent source of light while torches will run out after some time. You will be needed to reignite them again using Flint and Steel.

Tip: Want to make your lantern seem like it is floating? Try attaching it to the underside of a Turtle Egg.

What are the main properties of Soul Torches

  • Renewable source of light
  • Stackable nature
  • Zero hardness & blast resistance
  • Luminance level 10
  • Transparent in nature
  • Does not interact with Lava

What are the main properties of Soul Lanterns

  • Renewable source of light
  • Stackable nature
  • Blast resistance: 3.5
  • Hardness: 3.5
  • Luminance level 10
  • Transparent in nature
  • Nonflammable and does not interact with Lava

We hope this guide helped you easily craft Soul Lanterns and Soul Torches. If you have any more questions regarding Minecraft, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

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