How to craft a Lightning Rod and what does it do in Minecraft

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Lightning has always been a powerful force of nature that has either led to catastrophic results (all on fire) or could be used as a tool (driving Frankenstein’s monster). Whatever way you want to use it, the flash is functional, and although it has been an entity in Minecraft for more than a decade, it wasn’t until Cliffs and Caves Part 1 was updated that we could finally use its power with the flash item. Here’s how to make Lightning Rod in Minecraft and what it can do for you.

How to make a Lightning Rod

Making Lightning Rod is pretty easy. All you need for this are three pieces of copper ingot, which you can obtain by mining copper ore underground and putting it into the furnace. Then, if you use a craft grid form, just place three ingots vertically in all the middle slots and you have a Lightning Rod.

What does Lightning Rod do?

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As you can expect, wherever you place lightning in your world, where lightning strikes during a storm. This has several uses in the world of Minecraft.

First, you can place the lightning conductor on any flammable surface to prevent a lightning strike that could ignite it. For example, if you have made your home from volatile sources such as wood or wool, you will prevent the passing storms from illuminating your house in flames. This will also prevent skeleton traps from appearing in your area.

Also, when Lightning Rod is struck by lightning, it emits a Redstone charge, so if you connect it to some kind of cleverness powered by Redstone, it will power it briefly as long as that Redstone connection remains intact.

If you want to force the lightning to hit your Lightning Rod, you can enchant Trident with Channeling and throw it close to the Lightning Rod, and instead of hitting Trident, the lightning will move to the pole.

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