Mods / Bonfires

Category: #Crafting
Author: Zarkonnen
Side: Both
Created: Dec 11th 2021 at 9:13 PM
Last modified: Apr 26th 2023 at 8:48 PM
Downloads: 4611
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Latest file for v1.18.1: 1-click install

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 1-click mod install*
v0.2.1 2160 Apr 26th 2023 at 8:48 PM Show Install now
v0.2.0 2038 Dec 26th 2021 at 8:14 AM Show Install now
v0.1.0 413 Dec 11th 2021 at 9:14 PM Show Install now

17 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 YokieWartooth, 3 days ago

Any chance this could get updated to 1.19? Thank you!

💬 Emily_Mewens, Jan 28th at 9:28 PM

Doesnt seem to work for 1.19.x. Everything is there, but even without any mods but this one, you cant interact with the bonfire in any way to add or even light the bonfire. Cheating in a lit bonfire also does nothing either. Its like the bonfire is being treated as a regular decor block

💬 SecretFoxfire, Jan 19th at 6:45 PM

Will this be updated to 1.19? My server events wouldn't be the same without a big bonfire :D

💬 LordOri, Apr 29th 2023 at 8:13 AM


Please add russian translate =>

💬 ZarkonnenAuthor, Apr 26th 2023 at 8:48 PM

YokieWartooth Done!

💬 YokieWartooth, Apr 25th 2023 at 7:20 PM

Please update to 1.18.1!

💬 Vulkris, Feb 17th 2023 at 2:10 AM

This mod needs to be balanced. Not only is the recipe too expensive, but the AoE is ridiculous. It DOES NOT crack the blocks all around it. I tested it multiple times and it only cracks the block directly below it. It's also extremely loud. In the time it takes to construct a bonfire and crack the ore, a player can pan a stack of gravel and have enough copper from that to make an anvil. Even if this mod did what it says it does, it's just too expensive and time-consuming to justify using over vanilla methods.

💬 Foxy_Grandpa, Nov 24th 2022 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.

💬 ZarkonnenAuthor, Jan 28th 2022 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?

💬 ZarkonnenAuthor, Jan 28th 2022 at 10:28 AM

Can confirm this works on 1.16.1.

💬 Wilsonrost, Jan 14th 2022 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

💬 ZarkonnenAuthor, 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?

💬 SnowboundCabin, 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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