The Heat Ray is a deadly ranged weapon dropped by the Pyromaniac, a boss added by the Nether Expansion idea pack. When right-clicked, it will fire an instantaneous red beam, similar to the blue one shot by the Beacon, that sets enemies on fire. If it hits a block, it will smelt that block if it can be smelted. It will also set flammable blocks on fire. In addition, it will do damage if it hits. Note that, if it hits beyond a point where a player can see it or in a chunk that is not loaded, it will not do anything. It can also be crafted with 4 Blocks of Iron, one Heat Crystal, and an Iron Ingot.
How to obtain
- Kill Pyromaniac