How to Craft a Soul Lantern In Minecraft

The new Nether update provides a lot of new content for Minecraft players to enjoy, but you're going to want to know how to craft a Soul Lantern.

The new Nether update provides a lot of new content for Minecraft players to enjoy, but you’re going to want to know how to craft a Soul Lantern. These are a nifty new addition that will help when exploring every dark crevice in-game while also looking pretty spiffy at the same time! Here’s what you need to know about how to craft a Soul Lantern in Minecraft. 

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A Soul Lantern is a new lantern that is specific to the Nether. These are used in place of torches and even better? They can be hung from the ceiling! It’s functional, it’s stylish, which means you should want them, so here’s how to make them! 

First things first, you’re going to need to make a Nether portal to actually get into the Nether. Since this item type is specific to this area, you’re going to want to head there first. You can learn about Nether portals with our previous guide here. 

Soul Soil

Once you’re in the Nether, it’s time to look for a Soul Sand Valley Biome. The newest expansion provides several new biomes for players to discover. While Soul Sand isn’t new to the game per se, it does have new resources that players can farm. In this case, you’re going to want to load up on Soul Soil. 

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Not sure what it looks like? Soul Soil looks similar to Soul Sand except that it’s wavier and you’ll see blue flames coming out from it. Grab some of this good stuff and you’re ready to start! One quick note though, one Soul Soil is needed for every four Soul Torches, which is the next step towards making the Nether a little brighter. 

Soul Torches

To craft a Soul Torch, you’ll need Coal/Charcoal and a stick. Approach your crafting table and put these all together for a batch of Soul Torches. This is the first step to getting a lantern. The next step requires crafting Iron Nuggets, which requires Iron Ingot, which will equate to 9 Nuggets. 

Soul Lantern

Now for the Soul Lantern, the entire reason why you are here reading this guide! You’ve got your Soul Torches, you’ve got your Nuggets, you’ve got your will to survive, now it’s time to craft! In the above crafting table image, you can see the Soul Torch is in the middle surrounded by Nuggets, that’s what you’re going to want to do. 

And there you go! That’s how you can craft Soul Lanterns in Minecraft with the new Nether update. To learn more about the build ’em up game, check out our Minecraft hub here for more tips and tricks! 

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