Mods / Bonfires

Category: #Crafting
Author: Zarkonnen
Side: Both
Created: Dec 11th 2021 at 9:13 PM
Last modified: Dec 26th 2021 at 8:14 AM
Downloads: 1950
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Bonfires are large fires. When lit, they produce a large flame and smoke plume and burn for most of a day. They cannot be used for cooking. Like pit kilns, they set nearby things on fire, including any flammable items several blocks up, due to the tall flames. Once they have burned out, any immediately adjacent rock blocks become cracked, allowing them to be broken more easily, yielding the usual stone and ore pieces.


  1. They look really cool in your village center, wintry mead hall, great festival, or doom fortress.
  2. They provide a very slow and expensive way to mine ores without having unlocked the tools for them. This is how ores were actually mined in the copper age, by setting up large fires against ore faces.

Bonfire sound effect by homejrande.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download
v0.2.0 1656 Dec 26th 2021 at 8:14 AM Show
v0.1.0 294 Dec 11th 2021 at 9:14 PM Show

10 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Foxy_Grandpa, Nov 24th at 9:47 PM

Just wanted to say this mod still works really well. However, I wish the range and the amount of blocks were increased. I placed down two bonfires: one near an ore deposit and the other near a large andesite boulder on a cold world. The result was a bit disappoitning. None of the copper ore cracked, and I only got two chunks of andesite out of the large boulder.

💬 Zarkonnen, Jan 28th at 10:28 AM

Wilsonrost Weird, I'm using it in a game and have no problems with pit kilns. But I will investigate. Are you using any other mods?

💬 Zarkonnen, Jan 28th at 10:28 AM

Can confirm this works on 1.16.1.

💬 Wilsonrost, Jan 14th at 11:30 PM

I am not 100 percent sure but I think this might be messing with the pitkiln? Ours kept going out and leaving no fired clay goods, but after we removed the mod, the pitkilns started working again. Thanks

💬 Zarkonnen, Dec 26th 2021 at 10:51 AM

Travisplo It works with any ore, but it always just lowers the tier by 1, so for example it will let you mine iron with a copper axe, or meteoric iron with a bronze one.

💬 Travisplo, Dec 20th 2021 at 11:02 AM

Very interesting idea! It's certainly a nice way to be able to get early-game metals. I assume this only works with lower tier ores?

💬 SunsetMoth, Dec 20th 2021 at 12:33 AM

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Really neat idea! The shape feels weird, though, like the whole thing is going to collapse if you look at it too hard. There should be either rocks or horizontal sticks at the bottom, I think, but that's just my opinion.

💬 OmegaHaxors, Dec 16th 2021 at 1:58 AM

Using bonfires to crack rock and obtain ores is both realistic, and ingenious. No longer do you need to grind panning forever or get lucky with exploring.
The range could probably be increased though. I put one right up to an ore deposit and only 2 blocks cracked; the one directly next to the bonfire and the one behind it.

💬 maibock, Dec 14th 2021 at 7:20 PM

Lovely! Going to look forward to using these bonfires to mine ore in my next playthrough!

💬 YourCreator, Dec 12th 2021 at 3:39 PM

Nice and health idea to this game and world!

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