The Lightning Rod redirects lightning strikes away from important structures in your world & save them from fire & damage.
How Does the Lightning Rod Work?
The Lightning Rod is a super cool addition that comes with the Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update.
Before its introduction there wasn’t really an effective way to stop lightning from striking & damaging your buildings & structures.
The rod is capable of diverting natural lightning strikes, strikes from an enchanted Trident & strikes summoned by command line.
Structures within 32x4x32 blocks of the rod’s tip in Java Edition & 64x64x64 on Bedrock Edition receive protection.
Arranging the rods in different directions will create a network that protects structures large & small.
When a rod is struck by any type of lightning it emits a redstone signal that can be used to trigger other reactions.
This allows some creative builds to integrate lightning as a trigger for doors, traps & any kind of creative setup you can think of.
How to Craft a Lightning Rod
Crafting a Lightning Rod is simple & requires copper which is also a new addition that came with update 1.17.
Follow these simple instructions below to craft your first Lightning Rod.
- Collect some copper or raw copper ore & smelt it into ingots in the smelter.
- Craft three copper ingots that you will need for the Lightning Rod.
- Line the ingots up vertically on the crafting table to create a Lightning Rod.
That’s everything you need to know about what the Lightning Rod does & how it works in Minecraft 1.17!
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