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What is the best way to kill blazemen without losing any health? If I just shoot them at a distance they can easily take 6-8 hearts off me by setting me on fire with their fireballs. Fire resistance potions aren't good enough because I still take damage (1 full heart) when they touch me.

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Why do you not want to be harmed? Are you not able to heal? – Jeffrey Lin Nov 19 '12 at 21:17
Even with teh best armor, blaze will do more damange faster than natural healing. (Counting both ranged and melee damage plus fire damage) You best bet is potion of fire resistance.. and then keep a safe distance (majority of damage is fire based so melee shouldn't be able to kill you if you are not hungry) – ydobonebi Aug 1 '15 at 22:39
You really get hit with their melee attacks? Use fire resistance, snowballs(they do damage), and hit them with a sword. – Jacky Xie Aug 5 '15 at 19:24

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Use lots of snowballs. They do 1½ hearts of damage each to Blazes. If you can't make potions, diamond armor definitely helps with fire damage; iron does not work so well. Potions of fire resistance are a good idea though. If you can in the Nether, build some snow golems, though they wil probably get destroyed quickly.

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Honestly, if you have a good source of snow this is the best way IMO. – Shinrai Nov 19 '12 at 14:49
and a good source of snow is 2 blocks of snow and a pumkin – ratchet freak Nov 19 '12 at 16:34
If you enchant iron armor well enough, it can easily be as good as diamond armor. – Bogdacutu Nov 24 '12 at 8:44

Use Fire Resistance potions.

If you don't have access to them yet, make sure to stay at a long distance from Blazes and just shoot them with a bow.

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You mean Blaze that drops Blaze Rod? Fire Resistance Potion will help a lot during battles with them. It will cancel out all the fire damages, leaving only physical damages caused by touching you. You can then stay at a distance and use arrow to shoot them.

Or, you could build a Blaze farm that wraps a Blaze Spawner with blocks and only leave one block for you to attack them.

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Leave the opening at the floor level to avoid the blazes being able to attack through it. – Chris Nava Jun 29 '13 at 3:55

One of the easiest ways is to find a spawner (best to find a non open air one), rush towards it and seal it off at the enterance with blocks just before the stairs.

If you then remove the netherbrick one layer down at the base of your wall and remove the bottom blocks of your wall, you can happily chop away at their legs and they can't shoot you, nor can they get into where you are!

You may want to also knock out a few blocks behind you so you can move backwards if you need to. If you want exp, stay here as long as you want and collect stacks of blaze rods while you're at it.

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This doesn't help with fighting blazes that don't come from a spawner, or spawners that are open to the air. – SevenSidedDie Oct 10 '13 at 15:26
  • Fire Resistance Potions
  • Bow
  • If you wait for them to fire their 3 fireballs there is then a pause before they can shoot again.

Some combination of these three should provide reasonable damage avoidance.

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What about TNT! – the awesome ninja Nov 19 '12 at 22:12

You should be wearing the best enchanted armor you have. You should also be drinking a potion of fire resistance before doing something like attacking blazes in the nether. Drinking a potion of healing would rapidly heal you when you are fighting them. The best armor would be diamond armor enchanted with either Protection, Fire Protection, or Projectile Protection.

In the overworld, you should gather snowballs and pumpkins. Then, you should go to the nether, make snow golems to attack the blazes. They receive three hearts of damage per snowball thrown, so they will be killed easily by seven snowballs. If snow golems attack too slow or melt too fast, you could do this yourself, although that would be less efficient because you would need to have many snowballs, and each stack only holds 16. You could also make iron golems to kill the blaze. This is also pretty inefficient because blazes can fly. However, if you give an iron golem a splash potion of healing, it could be used as a shield while you snipe the rest. Additionally, if you cover the whole place with cobwebs, they would still spawn, but would not be able to shoot fireballs as the cobweb blocks their fireball path.

If you can somehow get them to the overworld, they can take damage from water, such as water (the block), snow (if you are in a cold biome), or rain (if you are in a non-cold biome). You could also block them up with TNT, but that will ruin the terrain and possibly kill you.

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Find a spawner, then stand back from it -- they'll appear someplace near the spawner, so if you stand too close they'll drop on your head with a melee attack. Use an infinity bow so you won't have that "crap, out of arrows" moment, and keep a backup on hand in case it runs out of durability (or just keep an eye on the durability). As others have said, drink fire-resist potions so you won't be harmed by their ranged attack,and shoot rapidly, before they can close to melee. Keep some food on hand so you'll be sure to regen from the occasional hit and voila, all the blaze rods you can carry.

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Throw snow balls at them from up high. it works great!

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I don't even bother with the armor. Fire resistance is a must and a diamond sword with knock back 2 at least. Keep moving and hit them right away. If you're lucky they mostly get knocked in the corner and you just keep hitting them.

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Find a spawner and make a little hut around it. Leave one block where you will be able to shoot your arrows through and voilà.

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Note that the "little" hut has to be 8x8x3 to contain the spawnable area of a spawner. (If you're precise about it; otherwise 9x9x4 is safer.) – SevenSidedDie Jun 26 '13 at 22:31

Here's what I do. For experts, skip to #3.

  1. get a full set of at least iron armor and a iron sword (bow and arrows, optional).
  2. go to the nether and get at least two blaze rods (you might get hurt during this step).
  3. get magma cream from magma cubes if you don't have slime balls.
  4. go home and craft one brewing stand and make potions of fire resistance and strength potions, and add redstone to the potions to get the extended version > DO NOT TURN THEM INTO SPLASH POTIONS OR ADD GLOWSTONE !!!
  5. go into the nether , drink the potions , and when you find the blaze , jump and strike them when you fall to hit them as hard as possible. (I got the achievement for dealing a blow of 9 hearts of damage!).

Anyway , this is what I do when I need things from the nether, just repeat steps 4-5 and that's it

Hope this helps. Good luck.👍

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The question says that fire resistance potions aren't good enough. Please inspect a question carefully next time before answering it. – Texenox Aug 1 '15 at 9:16
Sorry but this is what I did and it did worked for me, and even if you didn't want the fire resistance because you lose materials, all you lose are materials that you will hardly ever use, and you will get hurt by blaze fires, ghast explotions and random fires throughout the nether, so your better of crafting that potion rather than going without it. – Janjak49 Aug 1 '15 at 18:34

Just drink a potion of fire resistance then use TNT!

It's the best idea I could think of.

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Fire resistance does not protect against TNT explosions and will ultimately kill you. – waifu Dec 22 '12 at 0:43

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