Minecraft: Flame Enchantment [Crafting Guide]

After spending countless hours in Minecraft, here is whatever I know about the Flame Enchantment in Minecraft.

Flame Enchantment in Minecraft
Flame Enchantment

Many enchantments can upgrade the bow into a more advanced and destructive version. Flame enchantment is one such enchantment in Minecraft. I will talk about it in detail in this guide.

Key Takeaways

  • It is a single-level enchantment in Minecraft which allows players to fire flaming arrows at their opponents.
  • It has multiple unique properties; it only damages living creatures and not anything else in Minecraft.
  • You can obtain it in two ways.
    1. The first is by the Enchanting table,
    2. The second is by using the Anvil.
  • While using the Enchantment table is pretty straightforward, getting this enchantment through the Anvil can be a difficult task as it requires enchanting books.
  •  Players can obtain these books by:
    1. fishing,
    2. opening loot chests,
    3. trading with the villagers.

Author’s Trust

Having logged in for hundreds of hours in Minecraft, Ahmed has mastered crafting, building, and survival. With so many hours vested in the game, he knows everything about the Flame Enchantment. For questions or more insights, feel free to reach out to him. Happy crafting!

– Ahmed Raza

Flame Enchantment

It is a single-level enchantment used on bows to shoot flaming arrows. It cannot be further upgraded to more potent variants. A flaming arrow will put the target on fire and deal about five fire damage.

There are some interesting facts about this enchantment in Minecraft, which are mentioned below:

  • Flaming arrows only damage living creatures in Minecraft. So, for example, if you fire an enchanted flaming arrow on a building block or any tree, it will not light it up. However, I have used it to ignite campfire.
  • Similarly, I have also used these flaming arrows to ignite TNT. If any other creature suffers damage from these TNTs, it will be counted on behalf of the bow holder.
  • Burning dynamite in Minecraft
    White blocks represent TNT on fire by flaming arrows
  • Like in real life, the flaming arrows do not work in water. Therefore, the arrows lose their flame.
  • If you kill anyone with the flaming arrows, they will not drop any EXP. Opponents will only drop EXP with the final damage received from any other weapon instead of the flaming arrows.
  • Additionally, arrows enhanced by this enchantment do not yield light, unlike other fires.

How To Get This Enchantment

There are two methods of obtaining this enchantment in Minecraft. I have enlisted both methods below with their details:

  • Making it in the Enchantment table
  • Obtaining it through Anvil

These two methods are most common for obtaining all enchantments in Minecraft. However, most beginners do not know how to use these features in Minecraft. Moreover, a few prerequisites must be fulfilled before enchanting anything in Minecraft. I have explained all the details below:

Enchantment Table

Ah, the infamous Enchanting table: one-stop solution to all enchantment-related problems. Players can easily craft any enchantment through this witch crafting table in Minecraft. However, it usually requires two ingredients for enchantment.

  • The first ingredient should be the item that you would want to enchant.
Enchantment table
Enchantment table in Minecraft
  • The second ingredient is Lapiz Lazuli. Players can mine Lapis Lazuli Ore blocks and smelt them in a furnace to get this helpful mineral in Minecraft. The obtained mineral can later be used for enchanting purposes.

Here is my step-by-step guide to use it in Minecraft:

  1. Right-click on your enchanting table in Minecraft to open it. You will see two available empty slots in there.
  2. Your inventory will also open the crafting grid for the enchanting tables. From here, select and drag the bow to enchant into the first slot of the crafting grid.
  3. Now, add the Lapis Lazuli into the second slot. The grid will automatically enchant your bow, and you can fire flaming arrows in Minecraft.
  4. Save the enchanted bow for future uses by dragging it back into your inventory.

Crafting flame enchantment in Enchantment table

    Crafting process

Punch enchantment is another enchantment in Minecraft that can be crafted in the Enchanting table. Players can learn about it in our extensive Punch Enchantment in Minecraft guide.


We all have seen blacksmiths work on heavy iron blocks to reshape malleable metals. The heavy iron block is called Anvil. Similarly, an Anvil in Minecraft works the same way.

  • It allows you to enchant and reshape different items.
Anvil in Minecraft
Anvil in Minecraft
  • Like the enchanting table, an anvil has two slots for enchanting items. The item you want to enchant should be in the first slot, while the other slot is reserved for the enchanted books. Enchanted books have a similar role in Anvil as Lapiz Lazuli in the enchantment table.
    Loot chest in Minecraft
    Loot chest in Minecraft.
  • Obtaining enchanted books can be a challenging task. However, I will explain every possible way of getting these necessary ingredients to craft this enchantment in Minecraft. Follow my guide below to learn everything about enchanted books in Minecraft.
    1. Chests/Treasures: Usually, players can discover chests in dungeons, shipwrecks under the ocean, temples, and many other random places.
    2. Trading With Librarian: Right-clicking on the villager will open the trading portal. Librarian’s level increases with each trade, and consequently, the chances of getting rare items like enchanted books also increase.
    3. Obtaining Enchanted Books Through Fishing: One of the slowest ways of getting enchanted books is fishing for them in Minecraft.
Fishing to get enchanted books to make flame enchantment
Fishing for enchanted books

Crafting Process

Now that we have all the necessary ingredients for enchanting the bow, let’s discuss using Anvil. It is straightforward, and players can master it quickly. I have provided step-by-step guidance for beginners below:Crafting flame enchantment in Minecraft

  1. Open the Anvil by right-clicking on it. A table will open at the bottom, along with players’ inventory.
  2. Drag the bow from your inventory into the first empty slot of the Anvil. Similarly, place the enchanted book in the second slot.
  3. The bow is enchanted now, and players can move it into their inventory to save it permanently. Next, try the enchanted bow by firing on some zombies with flaming arrows.

My Verdict

I believe this was everything you would need to know about this enchantment. It is a great way to empower your hunting as well as ensure survival on multiple ends. While it is certainly a useful enchantment, it clearly is not my favorite one. After exploring the game for years, I have some other favorites. You can read about them here:

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