Flint and steel
Flint and steel is a tool used for setting blocks on fire.
The flint and steel can be used to set blocks on fire, by shift-clicking. Mobs and other entities can also be set on fire in the same way, which is useful for slaying them, and also will cook their meat if they drop any.
Lighting Nether portals
Spawning the flaming chicken
|1.6||Jul 20, 2011||
Flint and steel is one of the best ways to kill mobs while not wanting to engage combat against hostile/neutral mobs. The fire lasts long enough to slay an enderman, which means you can kill every overworld mob with one use of a flint and steel. It also cooks raw food when passive mobs die. Doing this alone won't drop any experience, but if you punch the mob at least once, it will drop experience. This won't work on nether mobs, since they are immune to fire damage.