Torches are a craftable item in CastleMiner Z. 16 of them are among the first items included in a player's hotbar upon spawning in a world. They are used to light areas in a small radius. Torches are the lowest tier of lighting and are outclassed by Lanterns and even Lava in terms of light emitted. They can be placed on any surface, even upside down. Torches are also an ingredient in lantern crafting. It is recommended to always have a surplus of torches when mining in caves, or roaming the surface at night.