Fiery Essence Altar

Fiery Essence Altar
Fiery Essence Altar

Name Fiery Essence Altar
Source Mod Hardcore Ender Expansion
ID Name Unknown
First Appearance v. Pre1 for MC 1.6.4
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 20
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Wooden Pickaxe

Fiery Essence Altar is a block added by the Hardcore Ender Expansion mod.

To create a Fiery Essence Altar, a player has to use Fiery Essence on the Basic Essence Altar (right-click the altar with the Essence). After that, the Altar will request 8 random items to be fed into it. Fiery Essence Altar may request the following items: Igneous Rock, Lava Bucket, Coal Block, Blaze Rod, Blaze Powder, Magma Cream, Furnace, Flint and Steel, Fire Charge and a Brewing Stand.


Fiery Altar increases the speed of smelting process in the nearby furnaces at a cost of Fiery Essence. Since the 1.3 update the altar also increases brewing speed in a Brewing Stand and Enhanced Brewing Stand. The speed increment depends on the amount of Fiery Essence stored inside the altar. Having 512 pieces of Fiery Essence in the altar makes the furnaces smelt things ~2.5 times faster.

The radius of Fiery Altar is 6 blocks on X/Z axis and 2 blocks on Y axis. The radius can be increased using range upgrades.


An altar can be upgraded using "sockets" - white areas in the 4 corners on the top side of the altar. Right-clicking those sockets with a metal block consumes the block and fills the socket. Right-clicking again will retrieve the block.

Any upgrade requires at least one "effect" block and one "boost" block. Boost blocks increase the efficiency of effects. It is important to choose the metal blocks for upgrading wisely as only 4 blocks can be used.

Effect Blocks[edit]

Block Effect
Block of Redstone Block of Redstone Speed boost
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli Block Range increase
Block of Quartz Block of Quartz Lower essence cost

Boost Blocks[edit]

Block Boost Amount
Block of Iron Block of Iron 1
Block of Gold Block of Gold 3
Block of Diamond Block of Diamond 7
Block of Emerald Block of Emerald 10